Ardmore are best known for their use of peat, despite being in the relatively peat free region of Speyside, and this whisky is no exception. It's an independent cask strength bottling by Gordon & Macphail and comes in at a fairly hefty 57.9% abv.
A bottling of Linkwood as part of Gordon & Macphail's Private Collection series, with an interesting red wine cask finish. The casks originally matured Cote Rotie, a red wine from the north of the Rhone region, and the finishing complimented an initial maturation in bourbon casks.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
Glen Elgin's spirit is in such high demand by blenders that owners Diageo rarely let much of it slip out in single malt form - and even less by independent bottlers. This cask strength 21yo refill sherry butt from the 1991 vintage represents, therefore, both a rare opportunity to taste Glen Elgin in its unadulterated form and something of a coup for indie bottlers Signatory.
A 1991 vintage Balblair which has been finished in casks which previously held Crozes-Hermitage Wine. The Balblair has been aged for just over 17 years before being transferred for its final 40 months of maturation. This period of maturation has added a fruity side to the whisky without dulling its original peppery nature.
A bottling of 1991 vintage Springbank from independent bottlers Murray McDavid. This was from a limited single cask batch of 300 bottles released for Taiwanese importers Channg Ruey at the end of 2004.
A 1991 vintage bottling of Springbank, aged in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 12 years old. This was distilled the year before Springbnak reintroduced the on-site maltings, so would have been one of the last spirits to be distilled using imported barley.
A 1991 vintage Bladnoch from independent bottler Mackillop's. Distilled on August 13, this was aged for 22 years before being bottled in March 2014. Two years after this was distilled, the distillery closed and was silent for seven years.
A 1991 vintage Glen Moray. This was a marriage of casks matured in first-fill mountain oak casks from North America, both toasted and charred versions. This is sweeter than usual expressions from this distillery.