A 1990 vintage Bladnoch from veteran indie bottler Berry Brothers & Rudd, the oldest family owned spirits and wine merchant in the world. This was distilled a few years before the then owners United Distillers mothballed the distillery and a decade before its more recent rebirth.
We're lucky to have reclaimed this excellent Longmorn for The Single Malts of Scotland series - it was originally bottled in 2009 for an overseas market, but was shelved at the last minute. A nutty, appley Longmorn with a generous dollop of clove and cinnamon spices.
A 1990 vintage Macallan bottled by Speciality Drinks for their The Whisky Trail range in 2011. Rich fruit and oak flavours and a fantastically accessible, smooth, easy-drinking style make this great value for money compared to the official bottlings.
A single cask release of 1990 vintage Glen Ord. This whisky has been aged for 21 years and matured in a Refill butt. Bottled for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask series, at their preferred strength of 50%.
An 18 year old Mortlach, distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2009 by Murray McDavid. Continuing their love of finishing whisky in interesting casks, this spent the last part of its time in wood sitting in Premier Cru Domaine Leroy red wine casks from Vosne-Romanée, one of the top wines from one of the highest quality growing areas in France.
A 1990 vintage Laphroaig bottled by indie bottler Montgomerie's in July 2009 at 18 years of age. This was distilled in the early days of legendary former manager Iain Henderson's reign at the distillery.
A 22 year old whisky from east coast favourite Dalmore, bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. It's a single cask whisky matured in a sherry butt - distilled on 11th September 1990 and bottled on 28th July 2013.
A 1990 vintage Balblair. Long known to blenders as a category 'A' malt, Balblair is a terrific malt whisky worthy of the renewed attention its 2007 makeover and thrilling vintage releases have bestowed.
A very potent plain hogshead cask of Diageo's blending workhorse, Auchroisk (once of Singleton fame), from the 1990 vintage, bottled by Signatory at the end of 2012 for their Cask Strength Collection. Nice to see this very overlooked single malt in its natural state.
A sherry matured whisky from closed Littlemill, distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2012 at 22 years of age by The Whisky Agency. This is part of their Sea Life series of whiskies and has a crab infested label.
A 22 year old Highland Park from Signatory, matured in a wine treated butt - their term for a butt that hasn't necessarily been used to age sherry/wine in a traditional manner. It was distilled on 3rd December 1990 and bottled at cask strength on 5th April 2013.