A sweet and rounded 15 year old dram from Glengoyne, made using air dried barley and about as unsmoky as a whisky can get. It's a rich mix of 1st fill sherry and bourbon matured whisky, rounded out with some refill casks.
An older variant of Spain's favourite Scotch single malt - Cardhu. Aged for 15 years it combines the distillery's characteristic orchard fruit, barley sugar malt and cake spices with richer tropical fruit and vanilla notes.
Released in 2005, a couple of years after owners Angus Dundee had bought this little-known distillery, this landmark 15yo was the first official bottling of Glencadam for many years, with most of its previous output going into Cream of the Barley and Ballantine's.
A 1998 vintage Aultmore from independent bottlers Speciality Drinks Ltd as part of their Single Malts of Scotland range. Aged for 15 years in cask number 2619, just 220 bottles of this rich and warming whisky were released.
A single cask 1997 vintage Clynelish released in 2013 by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This was one of the first bottlings released after Douglas Laing was split in two, with Stewart creating Hunter Laing.
Launched in Spring 2013, initially for the travel retail market only, Glengoyne's 15 year old Distiller's Gold. About as unsmoky as a whisky can get, it has been aged predominantly in sherry casks, leading to a rich, sweet and remarkably balanced whisky.
A 1997 vintage Dufftown from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. This was distilled in the year Grand Metropolitan and the distillery's then owners, Guinness, merge to create Diageo.
Balvenie 15yo Single Barrel is always a complex proposition, the higher alcohol content giving the malt a bit of extra muscle, although the rich, fruity distillery character is still very evident. This thinker's dram was a winner at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
A heavily peated whisky from Bunnahabhain, better known for bucking the trend on Islay and producing unpeated spirit. Fortunately they also make a cracking smoky dram, like this one bottled by Signatory at cask strength at 15 years old - distilled on 11th December 1997, matured in a pair of hogsheads and bottled on 8th November 2013.