Malt whisky is the ‘original’ whisky of Scotland. Malt whisky is made only from malted barley, in two (occasionally three) copper pot stills, by a batch process. ‘Single’ malt whisky is the product of an individual distillery. Read More »
A cask-strength release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, bottled in 2006 from a single bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
A legendary Longrow 1973, bottled at 50% in 1988 by Samaroli as part of their Fragments of Scotland series. This one is interesting as it's less smoky than the OB's of the same vintage (the first year that Longrow was distilled at Springbank), though it still scooped a huge 92 point score from Serge on Whiskyfun.
A 1967 vintage official bottling of Springbank. Aged for 10 years in a sherry butt, this is an incredibly deep colour. We're not sure if this is due to a very giving cask, or due to the use of paxorette which was common at this time.
The second of Macallan's Masters of Photography series sensibly avoids the controversies of the first, with a special 20yo sherried whisky and a book of photos by Albert Watson on the journey of the sherry cask. The presentation box contains ten of these photos reproduced as special prints.
A 1966 vintage Glenugie bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. A very rare malt, no official bottlings were ever released and independent bottlings weren't very numerous either. As the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are becoming harder to find and are in high demand.
A small release of 1974 vintage Glenfiddich, selected by Malt Master Brian Kinsman, Global Brand Ambassador Ian Millar, Hans-Henrik Hansen, owner of the world's largest Glenfiddich collection, and the 13 local brand ambassadors from around the world. Unlike previous Rare Collection releases it's a vatting of a few casks to give more people a chance to get their hands on a bottle, although with only 1000 available it's still a rare treat.
A 30 year old bottling of Springbank. We estimate that this was bottled in the 1990s, meaning it is likely some of the spirit was produced using barley from the on site maltings, which closed for the first time in 1960. This is presented in a delightful wooden box.
A 1967 vintage Springbank from independent bottlers Murray McDavid. This was aged in bourbon cask 1314 before being bottled in August 1998 at 31 years of age and received 90 or more points from 5 of the Malt Maniacs on their monitor.