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.
This Jura 1995 is part of the distillery's 'Boutique Barrels' series of single casks, bottled at full cask strength. This 'Bourbon Jo' edition has been finished in 'small batch bourbon cask', according to the label.
Something of a curio, this one - a cask strength single malt from Springbank distillery, with more than a hint of smoke about it, suggesting it might actually be one of the distillery's other single malts. Strong and youthful, this is an assertive dram with notes of flax, wet peat, hay and pear eau de vie.
A 13yo single cask Glendullan bottled at full strength for the Managers' Choice series. Glendullan is another distillery we didn't see much of on this side of the pond, but malt from what is one of Diageo's larger distilleries has recently emerged in the US under the Singleton banner. Interestingly, this is marked as having come from a rejuvenated cask - kudos to Diageo for this extra snippet of clarity.
Part of the Annie Leibowitz collection in Macallan's Masters of Photography series, this 1996 vintage whisky was matured in an American Oak butt and is paired with a photograph of New York's iconic skyline, appropriately called 'The Skyline'.