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.
Westport is what is known as a "Teaspoon blended malt" in that the majority is single malt from one distillery and as the name might suggest blended with just a small amount (usually around 1%) of another malt. Here Glenmorangie is...
A UK exclusive bottling from GlenDronach, matured for 21 years in a single Pedro Ximénez Sherry puncheon. They distilled this is in July 1995 before filling cask #3248, which later produced just 531 bottles in October 2016.
There is a lot of independent Highland Park on the market these days, but this is a cracker. Released as part of Carn Mor's Celebration of the Cask series, it was distilled in 1995 and lived in a Sherry Hogshead for 22 years.
Heavily-sherried single malt from the Edradour distillery, which expresses some pretty impresive age too - matured for 21 years with a finishing period in Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled in late 2017, 2,027 natural cask strength bottles were filled. Ought to be a serious treat for Sherry cask fans, this one.
Single cask Clynelish, independently bottled by Signatory Vintage as part of their extensive Cask Strength Collection. Distilled in 1995 and matured in refill butt #8673 for 22 years, the result is a sweet and oily single malt with notes of molasses and citrus. 609 bottles were filled at natural cask strength in January 2018.
Single cask Clynelish from Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, aged for a steady 21 years in refill hogshead cask number 12014. Just 624 bottles were drawn, bottled at 54.6% ABV.
An independently bottled Blair Athol from the brilliant people at Hunter Laing. It was left to mature from 1995 to February 2017 when it was bottled for their Old Malt Cask range. 647 bottles were produced worldwide.
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.
An entertaining whisky from the Isle of Mull. This was distilled in 1995, matured in a bourbon barrel and then given a finish in an Allier wine cask, before being bottled in October 2015.
Hunter Laing’s First Editions range aims to evoke the qualities of a rare literary volume, with character and collectability a focus. This particular volume is a Tobermory that was distilled in 1996, matured for 18 years in a refill butt that yielded 487 bottles at a strength of 54.5% ABV.
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…
Presented in a handmade oak presentation case, carefully crafted by the Master Cabinet Makers of Charles Kirkby & Sons, Sheffield, England. Distilled on the 14th January 1957 and housed at the famous number one vault at the distillery. One of only 861 bottles ever produced, this bottle of Bowmore 1957...
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.
Independently bottled Tomintoul from Douglas Laing, aged for 20 years in single refill hogshead #10780. It was distilled in May 1995 and bottled for the Old Particular range in May 2015, producing just 318 bottles.
Distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2016, this particular vintage from The Glenrothes is assembled from a variety of cask types including first-fill and refill wood lending it flavours of butterscotch, floral qualities and fruitiness.
Bottled exclusively for the UK market, this single cask GlenDronach spent 19 years in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon. It was distilled in the Highlands in 1995 and bottled in September 2014 with an outturn of 554 bottles.
From Speysides Miltonduff distillery comes this 21 year old bottled by Hunter Laing. It was distilled in April 1995 and left to age in a single refill hogshead until February 2017, when it was released for their Old Malt Cask range. 269 bottles were filled.