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.
Bottled for the Old and Rare Platinum range by Hunter Laing comes this 22 year old Springbank, which was released in January 2016. The whisky was matured back in December 1993, before spending over two decades in a single refill hogshead cask.
Single cask GlenDronach distilled in February 1993 and aged in a sherry butt for 23 years. In August 2016 it was bottled at natural cask strength at - 51.7% ABV. Just 642 bottles were drawn from cask number 447.
Single malt Scotch whisky from Edradour which has spent 22 years ageing including a finish in a cask which once held Sauternes wine. In October 2016 this well-aged whisky was released with an outturn of 293 bottles.
An official bottling of Blair Athol aged for 23 years from a 1993 distillation and matured in Ex-Bodega Sherry casks. Bottled at natural cask strength of 58.4% for the 2017 Diageo Special Releases with only 5514 bottles released.
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.
Islay single malt Scotch whisky from Bruichladdich, distilled in 1993 then aged in Brunello wine casks for 14 years before being bottled for The Italian Collection.
Only 280 bottles produced, this is a 21 year old single malt whisky from the Ardbeg distillery, matured in single cask #1289 from September 1993 to December 2014. This very exciting release was bottled at 54.4% ABV, part of the Mackillops Choice single cask bottling 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…
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 single cask release from the Balvenie Compendium series that were released as a five chapter series that reflect malt master David Stewart's over 40 years at the distillery. The entire collection includes Whisky distilled from 1961 to 2009. This 23 year old from Chapter 3 "managing the angel's share" was distilled on 6th December 1993 and bottled from a single refill american oak hogshead on 19th June 2017 with only 213 bottles available.
A single cask release of Glen Garioch from independent bottler Douglas Laing released as part of the 70th anniversary of the company in 2018 under the XOP range of rare and well aged single malts.Distilled in July 1993...
Single cask GlenDronach charged from an Oloroso sherry but in mid-2012, after being aged for 19 years. Just 673 bottles were released, with notes of dense cherry amongst a heavy sherry character.
Released exclusively for the UK market in 2012, this single cask (number 24) GlenDronach is full of rich fruit, with notes of chocolate, figs and spices. Distilled in 1993, the whisky was pulled from a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt...
A single cask Glenrothes distilled in January 2013 and matured for 5 years in a single Sherry puncheon before being bottled in September 2018 by Douglas Laing as part of the "Provenance" range and only 483 bottles released.
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.
An unusual one here from BenRiach's 16th batch of single cask releases, this one spent 25 years in an ex-Rioja wine cask. Aged from September 1993 to 2019, this whisky has taken on notes of toasted hazelnut, cherry cake and...