A 1996 vintage Ledaig from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range, bottled in 2013. Ledaig is the name for peated whisky produced at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.
A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Glen Elgin, one of the key malts in the White Horse blend. Brilliantly, this has been bottled at 46% - previously unusual for Gordon & Macphail's CC range, but hopefully a marker of things to come.
A 1996 vintage Aberfeldy from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail bottled as part of their Connoisseurs choice series. Much of the distillery's production is used as a base for the Dewar's range of blended whiskies, for which it is the spiritual home.
A very fetching bottle of Longmorn from the Nectar of the Daily Dram series. The company has an innovative approach to packaging, with each bottling individually labelled using some really imaginative and modern design - this time it's Stonehenge.
A 1996 vintage Allt-A-Bhainne released by independent bottlers Queen of the Moorlands in 2009. Almost all of the distillery's production is used in Pernod Ricard's blends such as Chivas Regal and the only bottlings that carry the name of the distillery are independent ones.
A 1996 vintage Miltonduff from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. One of the first releases from the range, which was launched in September 2013, this is sweet and fruity.
A single cask whisky from Glentauchers, bottled for the Cask Strength Collection by Signatory. Distilled on February 6th 1996 and bottled exactly 16 years later on February 6th 2012 after maturing in a bourbon barrel.
A 16 year old whisky single cask whisky from Caol Ila, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in September 1996, matured in a refill hogshead and then bottled in February 2013.
Bottled in 2012, this 1996 edition of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition (probably the most sought after in the range) combines the regular rich, peat smoke that the distillery is known for with a finishing period in sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for even more depth of flavour.
A lightly coloured 16 year old whisky from Glenlivet, bottled from a single cask by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on May 13th 1996, matured in a first fill sherry butt and bottled on September 27th 2012.