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.
Like its sister release, the 25 Year Old, the Old Pulteney 1983 Vintage was matured for 33 years in ex-Bourbon American oak barrels and then spent some extra time maturing in ex-oloroso Spanish oak butts. This is a premium whisky announced late 2017, and it's bottled at 46% ABV without colouring or chill-filtration.
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.
With only 497 bottles of this 1981 vintage Dalmore whisky released, this one spent its years maturing in a cask which once held sherry from the well-known producer, Gonzales Byass.
A 1981 vintage Dalmore which has been finished in Amaroso sherry wood. Just 484 of these special bottles were released. A rare and collectable bottle for those Dalmore fans out there.
An indie release of Brora from Duncan Taylor as part of the "cask strength rare auld" series. Distilled in November 1981 a couple of years before the distillery was closed and bottled in the same month of 2008 after 27 years in a single cask and bottled at 53.8%
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.
A 33 year old from Hunter Laings Old & Rare Pltinum range, distilled at the long-closed Port Ellen distillery on Islay. Although their maltings are still active. This one was aged in a sherry butt from March 1983 to November 2016 with a small outturn of 174 bottles.
Nose: Sweet, dry smoke, smoked cheese, sandalwood. Black cherries, a little creamy - antiseptic cream and pepper Taste: Initial hit of ash, then big blood orange notes. Marzipan, dry smokiness. Cocoa, raisins, figs and a soft creaminess Finish: Long lingering dry smokiness, giving way to big rich red fruits, white pepper and wet ash
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 italian import release of an 18 year old Port Ellen under the "Provenance" series of seasonal distillation releases from Douglas Mcgibbon. This legendary closed Islay distillery has now been given a new lease of life and set to reopen but in the meantime this is a rare chance to try the malt distilled way back in the winter of 1981.
A 36 year old from Wemyss Malts Autumn 2017 releases, distilled at Caol Ila! Carpaccio Salsa Verde is the oldest release from the twelve bottlings brought to us by Wemyss. Distilled in 1981, this rather peaty single malt Scotch whisky was drawn from a single hogshead cask and bottled at 46% ABV.
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…
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 18 year old Macallan here which was distilled back in 1983, matured exclusively in sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, and bottled in 2001. These old vintages from this iconic Speyside distillery have become very collectable over the recent years.
An immense independently bottled, single cask Port Ellen from Douglas Laing. This 35 year old was distilled in March 1983 and rested in a sherry hogshead before being released in March 2019. Just 128 bottles of this incredibly-rare Islay single malt were bottled.
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 1981 vintage single malt from the long-closed Coleburn distillery, released as part of the Private Collection by Gordon & MacPhail. The whisky was drawn from a single refill sherry hogshead and bottled at 55.9%, with an outturn of just 101 bottles.
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 well-aged indie bottling of the lesser-known Miltonduff distillery in Speyside, released by A.D. Rattray as part of their Vintage Cask Collection. Distilled back in 1983, this whisky spent 34 long years in a single ex-bourbon cask before being...