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.
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.
The pre-1986 stock of Glenglassaugh is hugely respected and desirable stuff. The distillery re-opened in 2008 and has been drip-feeding us delightfully old drams since then. This is the oldest bottling in the Rare Cask Release Batch 3 - an ancient 50 year old Glenglassaugh single malt. It was distilled in November 1965, and aged in a hogshead. Only 285 bottles made it out.
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…
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…
A spectacular release from the prevalent Bowmore distillery on Islay. This liquid was initially distilled back in 1965, it was then matured for over four decades in a single sherry hogshead until 2008. This Premier Range bottling was released for the travel retail market and only 57 bottles were produced from the cask. This is bottle number 46.
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.
Bottled as part of the 2015 Spring 2015 releases, this Glenfarclas was aged for nearly five decades. The whisky spent its time maturing in a single sherry butt numbered 4512, which filled just 358 bottles.
A single cask Glenrothes distilled in January 2013 and matured for 5 years in a single Sherry puncheon before being bottled in September 2018 by Douglas Laing as part of the "Provenance" range and only 483 bottles released.
A beautifully presented 1965 vintage Macallan decanter bottled at 25 years old.
The hand-blown English crystal decanter is often referred to as the 'Tudor Decanter'. The writing on the decanter is difficult to make out on the images but carries a large 'M'.
Includes a crystal stopper.
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.
A single sherry butt cask from the Dufftown distillery, aged for 30 years and bottled by top independent bottler Douglas Laing. This whisky was distilled in March 1982 and bottled in March 2012 with an outturn of 189 bottles, released...
Single cask single malt whisky bottled at cask strength from the closed distillery Port Ellen, bottled by Douglas Laing as part of the XOP range. Distilled just one year before it closed, the whisky was bottled 32 years on after spending its time in a refill hogshead cask (#10568). Just 115 bottles were produced.