Scotch Single Malt Whisky
These are whiskies that have been distilled at one distillery only, aged for at least three years and bottled above 40% abv. No grain whiskies can sit within this character, only those that have been made purely with malted barley. There are six regions where Scotch single malts are produced, these typically define the style and character of the whiskies. Speyside and Highlands are renowned for those rich and fruity styled whiskies, whilst Islay is home to the peat smoke.
A rare outing for this distillery for the Diageo 2017 Special Releases, official bottles of Teaninich are not often seen these days, although you might see this distilleries name appear on independent releases. Aged in refill American oak hogsheads and sherry butts.
Single malt Scotch whisky from Edradour finished in ex-bordeaux wine casks boasting bundles of red fruits and plump notes. It was aged from October 1999 to February 2017 and there were only 913 produced.
A fruity and floral Blair Athol which was distilled in 1999 and aged for 12 years before it was bottled by Hunter Laing for their popular Provenance range.
A fantastic single malt from the quite-frankly brilliant Knockdhu distillery - under its anCnoc brand. This was distilled in 1999 and is a vatting of sherry and bourbon cask single malts, bottled without chill-filtration and at natural colour.
Another striking release from the Special Releases series of 2017- the sixteenth bottling of Brora in the iconic series. Just 3,000 bottles were produced, drawn from refill American oak hogsheads which were initially filled in 1982.
From family-owned company Gordon & MacPahil comes this exceptional indie bottling of Glenesk which was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2014. It was released as part of their Old & Rare range.
Port Ellen of this age tends to make most whisky collectors weak at the knees, so you'd better snap it up. Bottled for Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, it was distilled in 1982, matured in a single refill hogshead cask for 34 years...
Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the now-sadly closed distillery of Port Ellen. It was distilled on the Island of Islay in 1982 and bottled in August 2016 by Douglas Laing. After 33 years of maturation in cask #11120, there was a small outturn of just 198 bottles produced.
A heavily-sherried bottling of 33-year-old Port Ellen for the Old & Rare Platinum Selection by Hunter Laing. Just 108 of these were filled from the single sherry butt, once housed in what is now the lost distillery on Islay - Port Ellen.
A very well-aged single cask Bowmore distilled on the Isle of Islay in 1982 and matured for over three decades. It was released in 2014 by independent bottlers Wemyss Malts and titled Loch Indaal Catch to best describe the character of the whisky. 165 bottles were filled from the hogshead cask.
Released by Duncan Taylor as part of the Tantalus range, this is quite something from the Bowmore distillery. A 31 year old single malt Scotch whisky presented in a hand crafted case, made from the cask itself that matured this exact Spirit! Independent bottlers Duncan Taylor have done a fine job with the Tantalus bottlings.
An incredibly special release from Bunnahabain - 36 years maturing in the sea-front warehouses since 1980, initially in Oloroso sherry casks before being transferred to sweet Canasta sherry oak. The presentation case is inspired by the sea fairing history of the distillery, where up until 1960 they received all goods by boat. The design reflects the talented craftsmanship of th…
An independently bottled release of a long closed Lowland single malt from Morrison & Mackay under the "Carn Mor celebration of the cask" series of releases. Known as both the St.Magdalene and Linlithgow distillery and distilled...
A closed distillery bottling from Indie bottlers Douglas Laing. This 24 year old from St Magdelene was distilled at the Lowland site in 1982 and was eventually bottled for the Old Malt Cask range at 50% ABV.
A cask strength bottling of Royal Brackla - a whisky not often seen as a single malt - aged for 14 years and released by Duncan Taylor for The Octave series. This independent bottling was produced at natural cask strength without any chill-filtration or added colouring.
A fine Craigellachie from fan-favourite Douglas Laing & Co. This was distilled in June 199 before spending 18 years maturing in a sherry butt. It was bottled in December 2017 at 48.4% ABV. Only 295 bottles made the batch.
Benrinnes distillery has a good following on the whisky underground and you don’t see a huge amount of it on the indie market. This was distilled in 1999, matured in a sherry butt for 19 years before being bottled in December 2017 as part of Douglas Laing Old Particular range.
Sherried Benrinnes distilled in 1990 and left to age for 15 years before it was independently bottled by Hunter Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. Charged from a single sherry butt in October 2014, 567 bottles were filled.
A single malt Glen Grant distilled way back in 1948 and bottled at 58 years old in 2006 by the very well respected independent bottler Gordon & Macphail who were the semi official bottler for the likes of Glen Grant and Macallan back in the day and holds up very well to long ageing in Sherry wood.
This Gordon & MacPhail bottling is the oldest ever Glen Grant released to date, distilled way back in 1948 and bottled as part of their super-premium Private Collection series. This well-aged single malt was drawn from a single first-fill sherry butt (cask #2154), which was filled on 11th June 1948. A limited number of 210 hand-blown crystal decanters were released.
A rare 30 year old single malt from the long lost Highland distillery of Glen Mhor that was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2011 by Gordon & Macphail. Matured in refill Sherry casks and bottled at 43% ABV.
A single cask release of a 19 year old Port Ellen bottled by independent bottler Douglas Mcgibbon under the "Provenance" seasonal series and distilled in Spring 1982 before being bottled in Spring 2002.