A 2001 vintage Aberlour that has been exclusively matured in casks made from Quercus Alba - American White Oak. This steps away from the distillery's usual sherried style, emphasising coconut and vanilla from the cask and fruit from the spirit.
The 2001 vintage is a 2012 addition to the The Glenrothes range. The brand is owned by historic wine & spirit merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd and releases its whiskies by vintage rather than by age, in keeping with the owner's wine-related history.
Distillery bottlings of Strathclyde Single Grain are incredibly rare. In fact this seems to be the first one we've ever had and there are none over on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor either! Aged for 12 years, this was bottled in 2013 by Chivas Brothers as part of their Cask Strength Edition series.
A 2001 vintage Bowmore released by Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on September 25, it was aged for 12 years in a refill sherry butt before being bottled on April 14 2014.
A port wood finish Edradour from the Straight from the Cask series. Distilled on 23rd January 2001 and initially matured in hogsheads until 10th December 2010, the spirit was then moved to a port pipe and matured for a further 3 years, before bottling in December 2013.
A 2001 vintage Highland Park originally released for the travel retail market. With a high proportion of first-fill American oak casks, the smoke is allowed to come through along with some sweeter notes.