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.
The latest vintage in this award-winning series of Irish single malts was distilled by Bushmils in 1995 and bottled in 2007, the oldest release to date. Bottled without artificial colouring, Knappogue Castle's unique, crisp clean flavour varies from vintage to vintage.
Another great looking Glenrothes from Signatory, stylised as Glen Rothes on the label, as usual. This is a 17 year old from a single first fill sherry butt which has picked up a lot less colour than you might expect. Distilled on 19th May 1995, bottled for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection on 3rd May 2013.
An independent single cask bottling of this silent Speyside distillery. This is 16 year old Imperial distilled during its short most recent operating period before maturing in a refill hogshead until early 2011.
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...
Imperial, after a stop-start production history, can now see the light after the announcement in 2012 that owners Pernod Ricard are to invest in a brand new distillery at the site. Check out the old make courtesy of this full strength hogshead of the '95 vintage from indie bottlers Signatory.
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 single cask whisky from Imperial, closed and being demolished at the time of this bottle's release, ready for a new distillery to be built in its place. This was aged for 17 years before being bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd.