A 1999 vintage whisky from Glenallachie, a young distillery whose whisky almost all goes into the Chivas Brothers blends. Fortunately the folks at G&M squirrel away whisky from all over Scotland, giving us a chance to try gems like this.
A 1999 vintage Glenturret from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Macphail's Collection. This was distilled in the same year that current (as of 2014) owners Edrington bought the holding company of the distillery for over £600m. This has notes of cherry and nuts.
A 1999 vintage Dalmore under the Connoisseurs Choice label of independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. The distillery gained notoriety in 2002 when a 62 year old release became the most expensive bottle of whisky sold up to that point, at just over £25,000.
A 1999 vintage Glendullan from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series of bottlings. Aged entirely in first fill bourbon casks, this has notes of pepper and orange.
A 1999 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.
Originally launched for the Swedish market in September 2013, this was distilled on August 12th 1999 and matured initially in bourbon casks before being finished in virgin American oak to produce a rich and sweet whisky.
This is the 1999 vintage from the Distillers Edition series from Diageo. Finished in casks which previously held Amontillado sherry, the medium dry nuttiness complements the lighter style of this Lowland whisky.
Balblair's second release of its 1999 vintage (the first was released for the travel retail market) replaces the 1997. It's a combination of American oak, ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts.
A special bottling to celebrate the partnership between Benromach and the 'Glasgow: Scotland with Style' Clipper in the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race. This is from a single cask and is bottled at 55% - the same as the latitude of Glasgow.
A 1999 vintage Laphroaig from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in March, it was aged in refill butt 10167 for 15 years before 292 bottles were yielded in June 2014.
Since the demise of the original Singleton range, official bottlings of Auchroisk are rarer than talented X-Factor wannabes - we reckon that this 1999 Managers' Choice cask strength ex-sherry 9yo might be only the third OB we've had in recent times, alongside the Flora & Fauna bottling and a Rare Malts version. At 60.6%, this will be one for the sherry monsters out there.
A very limited bottling of Yamazaki, specially produced for the 2012 Tokyo International Bar Show. Distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2012 from a single cask after 12 years hidden away in the company's Ohmi aging cellar.
A 1999 vintage Bowmore, bottled at 6 years of age and released for Feis Ile in 2006. Malt Maniac Serge Valentin commented it has notes of salmiakki (the fantastic salted liquorice you get in Scandinavia) and lemon marmalade with an undertone of peat.