A 1997 vintage whisky from Benrinnes, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice range. Not a lot of whisky from the distillery gets out as single malt, being a blenders favourite, but fortunately G&M have impressive stocks hidden away in their warehouses...
A 1997 vintage Dailuaine bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 12th August, it was aged for 16 years in a pair of hogsheads before being bottled on 13th November 2013.
A Signatory Un-Chillfiltered bottling of 1997 vintage whisky from Clynelish in the Northern Highlands. A vatting of two hogsheads distilled on October 29th and bottled on November 14th 2013 after 16 years of maturation. 1997 has been a great year for indie bottlings of Clynelish and we're pleased to see another from Signatory.
Another great looking Glenrothes from Signatory, stylised as Glen Rothes on the label, as usual. This is an 16 year old from a single refill sherry butt. Distilled on 2nd June 1997, bottled for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection on 6th November 2013.
A 1st fill sherry butt matured, single cask Glenlivet from Signatory, bottled as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on November 6th 1997, matured for 16 years to the day and bottled on the same day of 2013.
A big, bold bottling of whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull - Ledaig, their peated offering. This one was selected by TWE and bottled by Gordon & Macphail, and shows off what Ledaig does best: big, peaty whisky. Maturation in a sherry cask has added a layer of sherried fruit to the earthy, rich spirit without overpowering it.
A Whisky Exchange exclusive bottling from Gordon & Macphail, distilled at Glentauchers and selected by us while visiting their rather impressive warehouses. Big, rich and sherried, chosen for its fantastic combination of sweet chocolate notes and heavy fruitiness. Excellent stuff.
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.
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.
A single cask release from Wemyss. All of Wemyss Malt's are given names to help identify the character of the whisky. Their 1997 Clynelish has been named "Fresh Fruit Sorbet" so expect some fresh, crisp, fruity flavours.
Another outstanding single cask cask-strength Bowmore from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional. Distilled on 13th June 1997 and aged for 16 years in hogshead 1913, this was bottled on 21st November 2013.