One of a series of 6 special bottlings to mark the 15th anniversary of the Old Malt Cask brand. Presented in a wooden box with the original style label, this 22 year old Glen Scotia was distilled in May 1991 and bottled in November 2013 from ex-bourbon cask 13609. The distillery's official range only goes up to 21 years of age, so this is a rare opportunity to try something older.
A 1991 vintage Highland Pak from independent bottlers Douglas Laing, released as part of their Directors' Cut series. Distilled in February, this was aged for 21 years in refill butt number 9242 before 227 bottles were yielded in December 2012.
Teeling's much anticipated 21 year old vintage reserve. Distilled in 1991, this was matured in ex-bourbon casks and then married in Sauternes casks to finish. This first batch is believed to be the first ever Sauternes finished Irish Whiskey. The next releases will be at 25 and 30 years old and we're brimming with anticipation.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Irish Single Malt
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.
An old bottling of 1991 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottler Wilson & Morgan. Distilled a couple of years after the distillery reopened following a temporary mothballing, this was bottled in 2000 at around nine years of age.
With all your favourite Lagavulin characteristics, allied to an extra layer of sweetness, this is the most consistently excellent of the highly popular Distiller's Edition series. Winner of a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the IWSC, as well as the 'Best Peated Malt' in the Premium category at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2008.
The latest vintage of Macallan 18yo is from 1991. A benchmark: not just for Macallan, but for aged whisky everywhere. Sets the standard for sherried Speysides to aspire to. 'Best Malt in the World': The Macallan 18 years old, Whisky Magazine, June 2004
A 1991 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series, reserved for their best casks. Distilled in March, it was aged for 23 years before just 114 bottles were yielded in April 2014.
A 1991 vintage Glenmorangie produced as part of one of their successful experiments with interesting wood. This was matured in new oak from Missouri in the USA and has a bourbony tang in addition to the regular Glenmorangie character.
Another Lagavulin in the 2012 Special Releases line-up, joining the ever present 12 year old. This is a much more limited edition 21 year old bottling, matured in first fill ex-sherry European oak casks filled in 1991. This has had quite a bit of buzz about it and we expect it to live up to the pedigree.
Malt Advocate 19th Annual Awards: Islay Single Malt of the Year