A vintage single grain whisky from Diageo's Cameronbridge distillery, bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. There's a lot of excellent very old grain whisky around at the moment, but rather fewer younger expressions, so this is a very interesting treat.
A Signatory Un-Chillfiltered bottling of 1995 vintage whisky from Miltonduff. A vatting of three ex-bourbon barrles distilled on February 23rd 1995 and bottled on March 18th 2013 after 18 years of maturation.
A 1995 vintage Braeval (also known as Braes of Glenlivet) released under Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice label. Much of the distillery's production is used to produce volume for the Chivas Regal range of blends and no official distillery bottlings are produced.
More madness from Murray McDavid, starting with a 1995 vintage distillate from Bowmore. They first matured the spirit in ex-Bourbon before finishing the whisky in Viognier white wine casks from Guigal in Condrieu, for a total of 11 years in wood. They may also have spelled Viognier as Voignier on the label...
A hogshead of 1995 Macduff, bottled at full strength at the end of 2012 by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. You don't see a lot of these about, as most of Macduff's spirit goes into owner Dewar's William Lawson blend.
A 1995 vintage whisky from Imperial, now closed and almost certainly soon to be demolished. This was distilled on August 21st, matured for 18 years in a pair of hogsheads and then bottled on 2nd January 2014 by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection.
A 1995 vintage Benrinnes released by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask strength collection series in 2013. The distillery is named after the hill which overlooks the distillery, Ben Rinnes, which stands at 840 metres high.
A 1995 vintage Imperial from legendary independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd as part of their Berry's Own Selection range. The distillery closed for the first time in recent history in 1985 and this bottle was produced when the distillery reopened for a short time between 1991 and 1998, since when it has again been mothballed.
A single cask release of 1995 vintage Clynelish, chosen by us here at TWE and bottled by our friends at Signatory. The distillery has long been a favourite of our team and this cask jumped out as a perfect example of why - fruity and rich with a touch of spice, a great marriage of sherry cask and Clynelish's spirit.