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.
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…
Bowmore from the 1960's is enough to make most whisky collectors weak at the knees. This is the 1969 vintage, aged for 40 years and just 50 bottles made it out at 44.8% ABV. A rare treat indeed.
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 rare 23 year old from the long closed and demolished Lowland distillery, St Magdalene that was distilled in 1970 and released as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series of single malts bottled at cask strength (58.1% ABV) and originally released in 1993.
A 41 year old Macallan matured in first fill Sherry casks, distilled in 1970 and bottled in 2011 by Gordon & Macphail under the now discontinued "Speymalt" range and when you consider the extravagant prices paid for...
From cask number 1, a single cask Dalmore distilled in 1969 and matured for 43 years in a combination of American oak for 40 years and 3 years in a small batch Bourbon barrel. Part of the 21 bottles that form the Constellation series of releases from 1964-1992 specially selected by Master Distiller Richard "The Nose" Paterson.
This single cask Springbank was distilled in February 1969 and was matured in a refill sherry butt #265 for 34 years. Bottled by Signatory Vintage in September 2003 as part of their Rare Reserve range for the American import market.
Bottle number 6 of 519 bottles.
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.
Distilled way back in 1969, this stunning Speyside single malt spent 50 years maturing in a single refill sherry hogshead, before being bottled at natural cask strength in a handcrafted decanter. This 50 year old release marks the oldest...
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...
A limited edition Aberlour single malt distilled in 1970 and bottled at 21 years of age in 1991. Interestingly labeled as "Glenlivet pure Highland malt" and with only 8000 bottles originally released for the American export market this is one of the rarer Aberlour releases.
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.
Matured for almost five decades, this 1970 vintage Tamnavulin was bottled as part of their Vintage Collection in 2019. The whisky was drawn from a combination of bourbon and Apostoles sherry casks, producing 960 bottles. A top-notch...