A 1995 vintage Craigellachie from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in November, it was aged in sherry butt 10589 for 18 years before 730 bottles were yielded in June 2014.
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.
Only the second cask bottled by The Scotch Malt whisky Society from Glenmorangie. While the SWMS were bought by Glenmorangie in 2004 it took an extra couple of years before they managed to acquire a cask for release in the society's range. The society describe it as "Everything ... and the kitchen sink"
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'.
A 1995 vintage Macallan selected as part of the Masters of Photography series, celebrating the work of Annie Leibowitz. This was matured in a sherry hogshead and features a photograph of actor & director Kevin McKidd entitled 'The Library'.