A fabulous cask strength expression of Linlithgow aka St Magdalene, this was part of the Diageo super premium 'Special Releases' from 2004. Beautiful grassy, fruity Lowland malt whisky with real depth.
A 23 year old whisky from Glendullan bottled as part of the Rare Malts series, showcasing some of UDV's (now Diageo's) lesser known distilleries. This was distilled the year after a brand new distillery was built next to the old one, during which time both were operating simultaneously.
A single cask bottling of Tomatin, bottled at 36 years old and distilled back in 1973, the distillery's powerhouse heydays where they had stills numbering in double figures and produced one of the largest amounts of spirit in the country.
Part of the 'Rare & Prestigious' range from Whyte & Mackay. This 1973 Dalmore was originally matured in American White Oak casks before a second maturation for several years in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from Ch. Haut-Marbuzet, a Cru Bourgeois claret from the St. Estephe appellation. This is being styled as 'The Ultimate Finish' and comes in a suitably smart presentation box. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes.
An old Ardbeg from the days when they still ran their own on-site maltings. Bottled in 2003 by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection range. "Top notch again as expected" according to Serge Valentin on Whisky Fun.
The 2003 release of 1973 vintage whisky from short-lived Glen Flagler, bottled after 30 years of maturation by Inver House. The distillery only operated between between 1964 and 1985 and this bottling is some of the last remaining stock known to exist.
This 'Green Springbank' is legendary in collectors circles, not only for its curious colour, presumably the result of a full-term maturation in a rum cask, but also for its incredible flavours. Serge Valentin rated the sister bottling of at 93 points on whiskyfun.
A legendary Longrow 1973, bottled at 50% in 1988 by Samaroli as part of their Fragments of Scotland series. This one is interesting as it's less smoky than the OB's of the same vintage (the first year that Longrow was distilled at Springbank), though it still scooped a huge 92 point score from Serge on Whiskyfun.