The 1997 vintage of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition bottled in 2013. By far the most popular of the Distiller's Edition series this double matured Lagavulin has had a finishing period in sweet, sticky Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. A whisky that never disappoints.
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.
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.
A 1997 vintage Glen Ord from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 30th April, it was matured in hogshead 800093 for 16 years before being bottled on 22nd November 2013 at a punchy 60.8%.
A Signatory bottling of 15 year old Glenlivet, released as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on November 6th 1997, matured in a sherry butt and bottled on October 24th 2013, a fortnight shy of its 16th birthday.
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.
A 1997 vintage Royal Brackla from independent bottlers Adelphi. Distilled in the year the distillery underwent a major refurbishment, this was aged for 16 years in cask 5564 and bottled in 2014 at full strength of 56.8%.
A 1997 vintage Laphroaig released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Directors' Cut series. This was distilled just a few years after the distillery became the first (and as of 2013, the only) one to carry the Royal Warrant for the Prince of Wales.
A special bottling for the Springbank Society. This 1997 vintage Longrow was distilled in 1997 and matured for 8 years in a refill sherry butt. Bottled in July 2005 at cask strength and limited to only 630 bottles.