A Signatory bottling of 15 year old Glenlivet, released as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on November 6th 1997, matured in a sherry butt and bottled on October 24th 2013, a fortnight shy of its 16th birthday.
A sumptuous single pot still whiskey with a great degree of ageing, Redbreast 15 is richer, earthier and stronger than its 12 year old sibling. An essential part of any whiskey-drinker's education. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Irish 13 to 20 years Pot Still Whiskey IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whiskey - Irish
Finished in Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes casks, this has all the expected Bruichladdich characteristics - seaspray, brine, floral notes - with a deliciously smooth extra veneer of sweetness. A deservedly popular 'Laddie.
A slightly crazy entry in Benriach's 10th release of single casks. A triple distilled malt, unlike their regular double distilled spirit, matured for 15 years and finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon (Cask #7633). Light spirit + active sherry cask = hugely dark spirit and lots of character from the wood.
A 1996 vintage distillery bottling of Ben Nevis. This was bottled in September 2012 after spending 15 years maturing in ex-sherry cask number 1652. This was distilled in the same year the distillery relaunched its range after a period of closure during the 1980s.
A 1996 vintage distillery bottling of Ben Nevis. This was bottled in September 2012 after spending 15 years maturing in ex-sherry cask number 1653. This was distilled in the same year the distillery relaunched its range after a period of closure during the 1980s.
One of a trio of smartly-packaged special finish Isle of Juras: the 'Jura Paps', launched during the Feis Ile 2009 to celebrate the islands eponymous iconic mountains. Mountain of the Sound has been finished in Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
A single cask bottling of 1998 vintage Laphroaig, one of a small range of excellent casks chosen by TWE and bottled by Signatory. This whisky is a fantastic slap in the face, with huge sherry notes combined with big Laphroaig peat and intense flavour thanks to its high natural strength. A must for sherry heads.
A bottle of the now discontinued Longmorn 15 year old, which was replaced by the 16 year old in 2007. A terrific full-blooded Speysider, oozing complexity with plenty of spice, sweet fruits, heather and balanced oak interplaying with the malt.