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.
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 single cask release from Lowland independent distillery Bladnoch, distilled in 2001 and aged for 11 years in sherry butt #281. This is even more different to regular Bladnoch by being lightly peated, for a touch of smoke with the sherry cask flavours.
An 11 year old bottling from Bladnoch, from the distillery which reopened in 2000. Aged in sherry cask 280, this would have come from one of the first batches produced and comes with the distillery's sheep label.
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.
Millstone is the single malt whisky made by the remarkably versatile Zuidam distillery in the Netherlands. The malt is aged for a minimum of five years in small American white oak barrels, plus ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
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.
A 2001 vintage Caol Ila released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as park of their Cask Strength Series. This was aged for 12 years in a pair of refill sherry casks before being bottled at 59.2% in November 2013.