Highland & Island
A curious single grain Whisky from the lost distillery of Lochside which was demolished in 1997 and was situated in the town of Moffat in the Highlands. One of the few distilleries that produced both grain and malt Whisky and there is even a very rare "Single blend" from this distillery. This was distilled way back in 1963 and bottled at 42 years old under the Clan Denny range.
Every year the Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, selects the finest examples of Balblair from the maturing whiskies which he believes best exemplify Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky: rich spices; fruits and a pleasant leathery note. Of the thousands of barrels sampled each year only a limited number of casks which have reached perfection are chosen for release; how…
A rare sight here from the Dalmore distillery, this 1973 vintage bottling was aged for an incredible 33 years. Initially it was held in American white oak casks followed by a several year finish in Chateau Haut Marbuzet wine casks. Only 1,000 bottles were produced.
This is an unusual and rare bottling of Macduff, which was released by popular German indies Malts of Scotland. Its been aged for a massive 43 years in a sherry hogshead, and only 168 of these were released.
A 1974 vintage Ledaig from the Tobermory distillery on Mull bottled in 1994 and distilled back in the day when it was only lightly peated under the old ownership. These pre Burn Stewart releases from the 1970's have become quite the collectors bottles over the last few years as the recent heavily peated Ledaig releases have gathered quite the cult following.
As a closed distillery, Glen Mhor is now in its ascendency in terms of collectibility. This splendidly aged single malt from Glen Mhor was distilled all the way back in 1975, and was matured for 34 years before being released by Duncan Taylor as part of their premium Tantalus range.
Meaning "The lands around the rowan" in Gaelic this 1976 vintage Jura single malt was bottled from just three Ex-Bourbon barrels and bottled in 2011 at 35 years old with only 500 bottles released.
Talisker 35 year old has been chosen for inclusion in this years (2012) special release selection by Diageo. Each year these are highly regarded with anticipation.
Old Glenglassaugh single malts are things of beauty. This bottling is a 38 year old single malt released as part of the Rare Cask Release Batch 3. Distilled in 1978, the whisky was finished in a Pedro Ximenéz Sherry puncheon – which yielded a thumping 722 bottles.