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 in 1997, this single malt from Longrow was aged for a total of 14 years which included a 3 year finish in ex-Burgundy wine casks. 7,800 bottles were produced.
Clynelsh single malt whisky aged for 20 years in a single sherry Puncheon and bottled in 2017 by Càrn Mòr. The cask was filled in September 1997 and emptied two decades later, bottled at natural cask strength. All kinds of yummy sherry notes are kicking in this one.
Old Malt Casks popular bottlings comes this 16 year old Clynelish matured in a single refill hogshead. Distilled by the Highland distillery of Clynelish in May 1997 and bottled in February 2014, a small outturn of just 318 bottles were produced.
Wemyss Malts are one of the great yet not-so-common indies. This offering is a fabulous Clynelish single malt that was distilled in 1997. A fruity treat indeed.
Deep golden amber in appearance, Balblair 1997 has an abundance of tropical fruits on the nose; bananas and pineapples, together with green apples, oranges and apricots. Hints of honey, vanilla and butterscotch can also be detected. The taste is initially sweet, yet spicy and full bodied, which reflects the time spent maturing in first fill American, ex-bourbon oak barrels. Th…
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.
A fascinating 20 year old (just!) Ledaig whisky released as part of Carn Mor’s Celebration of the Cask Range. This was distilled at Tobermory distillery on the 1st October 1997, aged in a hogshead, and bottled on 4th October 2017 at 50.2% ABV. An ever distinctive peated offering from this Isle of Mull cult malt!
A single cask release of Highland Park from Hunter Laing and packaged in a super lacquered wooden box as part of the old and rare series. Aged for 18 years in a single refill Hogshead from a September 1997 distillation and bottled in 2016 at natural cask strength and without chill filtering and at natural colour with only 266 bottles released.
Unpeated cask strength single malt Scotch from Caol Ila bottled for the 2015 Special Releases. This 17 year old is the first unpeated release from the distillery to be aged in American Oak ex-bourbon casks.
The Coal Ila Unpeated 14 year old has been chosen for inclusion in this years (2012) special release selection by Diageo. Each year these are highly regarded with anticipation. Available to pre-order, delivery in October.
A single cask Bowmore from Adelphi, distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2017 at natural cask strength. Just 545 bottles were filled from cask #2411.
Bottled by Hunter Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask range, 15 year old Bowmore matured in a refill hogshead. This Islay single malt was initially distilled in October 1997 until it was bottled in May 2013 where the single cask was emptied, and 239 bottles were filled at 50% ABV. A tasty coastal whisky, from the Island of Islay.
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.
Tamdhu is a well-loved Speyside distillery, and this is an exciting 20 year old release from Carn Mors Celebration of the Cask Range. It was distilled in May 1997, aged in a hogshead and bottled in October 2017 at a robust 54.6% ABV.
Two hogshead casks - numbers 4237 & 4241 - were blended together to make this particular single malt from Signatory. Part of the Cask Strength Collection, it was distilled in 1997 at Linkwood distillery, matured for 20 years and bottled in November 2017 at 57.5% ABV. Only 341 bottles were released.
Single cask Linkwood bottled up by Hunter Laing for their grand Old Malt Cask range. This 19 year old Speyside single malt spent its time maturing in a refill hogshead from June 1997 to January 2017, which filled a total 303 bottles.