A 2000 vintage Macduff from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. Distilled in the year the distillery underwent a refurbishment, this was bottled in 2013, just as it reached its teenage years.
A 2000 vintage Aultmore bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. This was bottled two years after Diageo sold the owning company of the distillery to Bacardi in a deal worth more than £1bn. Aged in refill sherry casks, this has notes of spice, wood and herbs.
A 2000 vintage Edradour, which was aged for 8 years in a hogshead before being transferred to an ex-Chardonnay cask for 4 and a half years. Released as part of the distillery's ongoing Straight From the Cask series of bottlings which use a variety of different wine casks to finish their whiskies.
An interesting, untampered with whisky from Murray McDavid, switching their usual ACEing for simple, but excellent, cask selection. This is a 2000 vintage Bowmore simply aged in sherry casks for 7 years before bottling.
The 2000 vintage of Talisker's ever popular and quite excellent Distillers Edition. Double matured, as are all of the range, with the finish being in Amoroso casks, a sweetened Oloroso sherry, adding some sweet and juicy fruit to Talisker smoke and maritime edge.