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.
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The second release from the series of vintages from the Cù Bòcan, or rather ghost dog range by Tomatin. This Limited Edition 1988 vintage was left to mature in ex-Islay single malt casks to gather its peated character. 2,200 natural cask strength bottles were produced.
Here’s a fun whisky - this is a 28 year old single cask release that was distilled at Blair Athol in 1988, which was matured in two hogshead casks. Released in the late 2017, this was an outturn of 427 bottles.
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.
Old Particular bottlings are from a single cask without chill-filtration or added colour, the result being the unique combination of the elements of that whisky and that cask.
A release of just 221 bottles, Bittersweet Baklava is a pretty tasty sounding Bunnahabhain from independent bottler Wemyss Malts. After 28 years of maturation inside a single hogshead cask, it was released at a very average 46% 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…
The Crackerjack is the third release in Douglas Laings Consortium of Cards series and the first grain we've seen too. Port Dundas is sadly a closed distillery, which makes this series really quite interesting! Aged in a refill hogshead from...
A 25 year old Auchentoshan that was distilled back in 1988 and has spent 17 years maturing in first fill red wine barriques from the Bordeaux region of France after an initial 8 years in ex-American oak Bourbon casks. Released in 2014 and this limited release has been bottled at 47.6% abv.
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 fabulous bottling of an increasingly popular distillery – this time from an ever-reliable indie bottler, Hunter Laing, for their Old Malt Cask range. This is a Tormore of admirable vintage, 28 years old, distilled in 1988 and living in a sherry butt. Only 391 bottles were released.
The first edition of this whisky was originally bottled in 2009, when then-Malt Master John Ramsay set aside some of the whisky that needed more time. This is that whisky, which after being matured in a combination of American Sherry hogsheads and refill Sherry butts, was bottled in 2016.
A 25 year old Strathmill released for the 2014 Diageo special releases range and the first time this Speyside distillery has featured.
Matured in refill American oak and displays the classic fresh and grassy house style and bottled at natural cask strength of 52.4% ABV
A well-sherried Glenrothes bottled by Wemyss Malts rather humorously named whiskies - single cask releases named after their character and style. Distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2015, the sherry butt filled just 388 bottles.
Distilled in 1998 at Longmorn - a distillery you don't see a huge amount of nowadays - this whisky was bottled in 2014 at natural cask strength. This bottling was released as part of the Mackillop's Choice range.
Bottled as part of Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask range, this Glen Keith has reached a splendid age of 28 years. It was distilled in October 1988 and has spent its life in a single Ex-bourbon barrel before being bottled just over the line at 40.1% ABV with only 221 bottles released.
Murray McDavid's Mission Gold range puts out some fabulously interesting and quirky whiskies, and this is no different. Distilled at Benrinnes distillery in 1988, it was matured in a bourbon hogshead for most of its 28 years. But Murray McDavid, known for their finishing, moved it into a first-fill Oloroso cask before bottling this in 2017.
A 1968 vintage Glenfarclas released for the sixth chapter in the Family Casks series. Drawn from a single sherry but after being aged for well over four decades, this single malt offers a decadent character with layers of fruit cake and spice. Just 448 bottles were produced.