A 1997 vintage whisky from Inchgower, seldom seen as a single malt due to the vast majority of its production going into the Bell's family of blended whiskies. This was bottled by Gordon & Macphail under their Connoisseurs Choice label.
A 1997 vintage whisky from Benrinnes, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice range. Not a lot of whisky from the distillery gets out as single malt, being a blenders favourite, but fortunately G&M have impressive stocks hidden away in their warehouses...
A Signatory Un-Chillfiltered bottling of 1997 vintage whisky from Clynelish in the Northern Highlands. A vatting of two hogsheads distilled on October 29th and bottled on July 10th 2013 after almost 11 years of maturation. 1997 has been a great year for indie bottlings of Clynelish and we're pleased to see another from Signatory.
A 1997 vintage whisky from Aultmore, bottled by the folks at Gordon & Macphail from their incredible stocks of whisky. Seldom seen in the wild, with most of the production going into Dewar's blends, this is a sherried example from this underestimated distillery.
A small batch 1997 vintage Glenburgie, bottled at full strength by owners Chivas Brothers for their Cask Strength Edition series, which are normally only available to buy at the distilleries themselves.
A single cask 1997 vintage Clynelish released in 2013 by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was one of the first bottlings released after Douglas Laing was split in two, with Stewart creating Hunter Laing.
A 1997 vintage Dufftown from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. This was distilled in the year Grand Metropolitan and the distillery's then owners, Guinness, merge to create Diageo.
A single cask release from Wemyss. All of Wemyss Malt's are given names to help identify the character of the whisky. Their 1997 Clynelish has been named "Fresh Fruit Sorbet" so expect some fresh, crisp, fruity flavours.
A 1997 vintage Clynelish from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Cask Strength series. The whiskies produced at this distillery are matured mainly in either the on site warehouses, or the ones over the road which used to belong to Brora distillery.
After the runaway success of 2007's first bottling, hopes were high for version 2.0 - so we were delighted to find another stunner. This is less sweet and more sooty and savoury than the first batch. A triumph, again.
The latest incarnation of the yearly cask strength 'unpeated' Caol Ila produced as part of Diageo's Special Releases selection. This time it's been aged for 14 years in ex-sherry casks, filled in 1997. There's not a lot of sherried Caol Ila out there and this might be our pick of this year's range.