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.
Gordon & MacPhail independently bottled this 8 year old single malt Scotch from the Tomatin distillery, and released it for their mighty Cask Strength range. It was distilled in 2005 and split into just four first-fill bourbon casks and later bottled at natural cask strength, a staggering 60% ABV.
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.
Introducing Douglas Laing's Coastal Collection - a series made up of four whiskies to represent the character from each of the Scottish Isles. The first, a Bunnahabhain bottling distilled in October 2007 on the Isle of Islay, was aged for 10 years...
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 9 year old, independently bottled Speyburn from the Provenance range by Douglas Laing. This Speyside single malt Scotch whisky was aged in cask number 11071 from March 2007 to March 2016.
Fabulous new-kid indie bottlers, North Star Spirits, bring us a tasty and robust offering from Glentauchers distillery. Distilled in 2007 and matured for 11 years in a bourbon hogshead, it was then finished in a PX sherry cask!
A fine example of a Glenlossie, a much leeser known Speyside distillery and here from the excellent independent bottlers at Berry Bros. & Rudd. This was distilled in 2007 and was bottled at 46% ABV.
This bottling from Elgin-based distillery Glen Moray has been matured for just under a decade - distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2017 by Berry Bros. & Rudd for their Berrys Own Selection. Its neither chill-filtered nor contains colouring.
Sherry-butt-matured Dailuaine from Douglas Laings Provenance range. It was distilled in March 2007 and bottled at 46% ABV in May 2016.
Distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2016 this is a enjoyably-smoky single malt Scotch whisky from the Benromach distillery - which independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail purchased back in 1993. The whisky is aged in first fill bourbon barrels and beforehand, its peated to a fairly steep 67ppm.
Released in the 15th batch of BenRiach's splendid cask strength series, this is a 10 year old Speyside whisky that was matured in a lively virgin oak cask. It's bottled at 57.1% ABV. 221 bottles were produced.