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.
Distilled at Loch Lomond in 2006, this Scotch whisky spent 11 years in a single hogshead before being bottled for Wemyss Malts in Autumn 2017. Unusually, it comes presented under the Croftengea name with an outturn of just 387 bottles.
Tomatin distillery doesn’t distill a lot of peated barley, so they like to give these whiskies a bit of ceremony upon release. The Tomatin Cù Bòcan 2006 vintage was matured in a mixture of ex-Sherry and ex-bourbon casks, but this limited edition release also comes with a cool Cù Bòcan glass - which is just the thing for fans of this range.
You dont see too many bottlings from Highland distillery, Fettercairn. This one was distilled in 2006 and matured for 10 years, before being bottled in 2017 by Berry Bros. & Rudd for their Berrys´ Own Selection.
A heavily-sherried Edradour aged for 10 years in single sherry butt #273, before being bottled for the Straight From The Cask range at 59.9% ABV. Just 959 of these Highland single malt whiskies were filled.
Aged for 10 years in single ?Madeira wine cask #222 at Edradour, from May 2016 to February 2017, which was then bottled for their Straight From Cask range. 465 bottles were produced.
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 Talisker distillery ‘Distillers Edition’ bottlings are finished in Amoroso casks. This is the 2016 release, which was distilled back in 2006, and then bottled at 45.8% ABV.
Matured in a single refill hogshead is this Nice n Peaty single malt Scotch whisky from Langside. It was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2016 for their Hepburns Choice series, with an outturn of just over 350 bottles.
One of the great underrated Islay distilleries, this Caol Ila has been bottled by fab indies North Star Spirits. Distilled in 2006, it was matured for 12 years in a refill hogshead before being bottled at 54.6% 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…
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.
Unlike the array of new distilleries releasing 3 year old single malt and charging silly prices, Daftmill decided to actually wait until the Whisky was ready and oh boy was it worth the wait. A small batch limited release in the true sense...
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.
Released as part of Bartels Whisky’s Highland Laird series, this is a great value 10 year old single malt from Royal Brackla distillery. It was distilled in 2006 and matured in a single bourbon barrel before being bottled at a punchy 59.8% ABV.
A light and characterful Mortlach from Douglas Laing's Provenance range, aged for 8 years in a single hogshead cask from Spring 2006 to Autumn 2014.
Mortlach has long been a popular dram on the whisky underground. This example from indie favourites Douglas Laing is a 10 year old that’s been matured in a refill hogshead before being bottled for their excellent value for money Provenance range at 46% ABV.
An indie Inchgower single malt that’s released from bottler Malts of Scotland. Distilled in 2006, this was matured in a refill sherry hogshead before 250 made it out in 2017. It’s bottled at 55.1% ABV.