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.
An unusual bottling of Glenmorangie single malt whisky that was released to commemorate the TWR World Sports Prototype Champions in 1987. Note that this is a 200cl edition.
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.
A heavily-sherried Bunnahabhain from Wemyss Malts Autumn 2017 outturn. Distilled in 1987, this cracking Islay single malt spent just shy of three decades inside a single sherry butt. 579 bottles of The Viceroys Elixir were produced.
Another fascinating whisky from the wonderful indies Wemyss Malts, who never disappoint. This is a cracking Bunnahabhain that was distilled back in 1987, and is a maritime dram full of flavour.
An independent bottling of heavily peated Longrow distilled back in 1987 at the Campbeltown distillery, Springbank and released by Signatory at 9 years old from a vatting of just three casks with only 1040 bottles released.
A fantastic bottling of Bowmore which was distilled in 1987 and left to age for 25 years in a single cask before being released by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular range. Just 234 bottles were filled from the cask.
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 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 Glenturret from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range, aged for 28 years in a refill hogshead. the whisky was distilled in November 1987 and bottled in December 2015 with an outturn of just 168 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 single sherry butt cask from the Dufftown distillery, aged for 30 years and bottled by top independent bottler Douglas Laing. This whisky was distilled in March 1982 and bottled in March 2012 with an outturn of 189 bottles, released...