The Scottish Highlands are home to various distilleries making disparate styles of single malt. From the maritime malts of Oban and Pulteney to the light, citrussy Glernmorangie and the dry complexity of Glen Ord, there's something for everyone here. Read More »
A perfect example of what wood-finishing (so often reviled by some) can achieve, Glenmorangie 1981 spent the last two of its 21 years of maturation in casks formerly containing Chateau d'Yquem. A legendary 'Morangie.
This was the first of the legendary Rare Malt bottlings of Glenury Royal that were released by Diageo in the mid-1990s. This bottling scooped a Gold Medal and two Trophys (including best Single Malt of the Competition) at the IWSC in 1996.
A very rare Signatory bottling of Glenugie 1976 from a single cask, bottled in 2001. The vast majority of Glenugie's spirit went for blending and the distillery was closed in 1983, so single malt expressions are rather rare nowadays.
The first official bottling of Glenugie since a near-impossible-to-find 5yo Grant McDonald bottling from about twenty years ago, this 1977 was bottled in 2010, twenty-seven years after the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1983. Bottled at its impressive cask strength of 55% abv.
A 1965 vintage Glenturret from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Presented in the delightful dumpy bottle and classic black label that was the norm for the firm in this era, this was bottled in September 1982, the year after then owners Remy-Cointreau had bought the distillery and started a period of sizeable investment.
This is the 3rd cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Fettercairn. They titled this one "The oldest yet", as it was their oldest bottling at the time of release. This is sweet and dry with notes of ginger and spice.
A 1982 vintage Brora bottled 20 years later as part of the Rare Malts series of bottlings. This was distilled the year before the distillery closed, bottlings of which now have a loyal and cult following.