A 1991 vintage Linkwood, released by industry legend John 'Jack' Milroy as part of his Frisky whisky series of bottlings. This was distilled in September 1991 and bottled in 2012 after 20 years of maturation at cask strength.
A 1993 vintage Blair Athol aged in a sherry cask and released in 2013 by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. Much of the distillery's production is used as a base for Bell's, for whom it is the spiritual home.
A bottling of Linkwood as part of Gordon & Macphail's Private Collection series, with an interesting red wine cask finish. The casks originally matured Cote Rotie, a red wine from the north of the Rhone region, and the finishing complimented an initial maturation in bourbon casks.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1991 vintage Balblair which has been finished in casks which previously held Crozes-Hermitage Wine. The Balblair has been aged for just over 17 years before being transferred for its final 40 months of maturation. This period of maturation has added a fruity side to the whisky without dulling its original peppery nature.
A very pleasant appley, biscuity dram from an unheralded distillery that closed its doors in 1993 after only eighteen years of existence. We were suprised at the quality of this Pittyvaich, which wears its twenty years very lightly.
The second 20yo Glenkinchie bottled for Diageo's Special Releases is, like the first, a small batch from refill American oak casks. This is an equally enjoyable dram, in our opinion a bit better, although it definitely needs a drop of water to get going.
Another hit from the Super Premium releases from Diageo, this muscly 20 year-old is a world away from the more middle-of-the-road 10 year-old expression. A delicious sweet and spicy palate, with supple, polished old-school malt character.