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 2013) 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 curious Edradour 10yo, bottled by independent bottler Signatory - who own Edradour. We're not sure why they've chosen to bottle this as part of the Un-Chillfiltered collection instead of as an official bottling (answers on a postcard). Nonetheless, it looks interesting - there's no info on the cask type, but at this colour for a 10yo, and with 908 bottles, we're guessing this might be from a sherry butt.
A indie Caol Ila from the folks at Gordon & Macphail, distilled in 1999 and bottled for their Connoisseurs Choice line. Caol Ila is one of our favourite Islay distilleries and this sherry cask matured edition is something a little different to what the regular distillery bottlings offer.
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.
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.