Latest Whisky Releases – January 2018

Released January 2018

Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves.  Click on the buttons to read more.

31st January 2018

Rosebank 21 Year Old | Innocence

Rosebank 21 Year Old | Innocence 70cl / 51.6% | Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The second bottle in the Rosebank Roses series is Innocence, an intensely aromatic and utterly enchanting single malt with notes of honeysuckle, sweet cream, pear and rose petals. Bottled from a small number of casks, some of the last from this closed distillery, this is a beautiful dram and an essential part of any Rosebank collection.

The Rosebank Roses series has been created by Elixir Distillers, which previously operated under the name Speciality Drinks Ltd.

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31st January 2018

30th January 2018

Glenmorangoe Spios | Private Edition 9

Glenmorangoe Spios  |  Private Edition 9 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The name Spios, which is Scots Gaelic for 'spice', beautifully evokes this whisky's origins: it has been matured solely in casks that previously held American rye whiskey, a spirit known for its distinctive, spicy characteristics. Spios has a herbal nose and a rich, spicy palate, followed by a long, sweet finish.

Glenmorangie Spios is the ninth limited edition bottling in the distillery's Private Edition series, and the first single malt to have ever been entirely matured in American rye whiskey casks.

£74.95

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30th January 2018

23rd January 2018

Johnnie Walker XR | 21 Year Old

Johnnie Walker XR  |  21 Year Old 70cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

Inspired by the historic blending notes of Sir Alexander Walker, this is a 21-year-old blend from Johnnie Walker. Believed to contain whiskies from the now closed distillery of Brora, this is warm and spicy.

Please note minor wear and tear on the box.

£130.00

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23rd January 2018

Dewar’s Signature

Dewar’s Signature 70cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

A deluxe blend launched in the UK to compete with the likes of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. This has proven extremely popular, and received 95 points from Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.

£250.00

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23rd January 2018

Ballantine’s 30 Year Old

Ballantine’s 30 Year Old 70cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

Quite simply, a magnificent whisky. At the International Spirits Challenge, Ballantine's 30yrs won a Gold Medal, an ISC Trophy (the second in four years) and was named as Category Champion for Blended Scotch Whisky. A masterpiece of blending.

£260.00

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23rd January 2018

Blanton’s Special Reserve

Blanton’s Special Reserve 70cl / 40% | Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled at the lower strength of 40%, this is the perfect introduction to the fabulous Blanton's family of small-batch and single barrel bourbons.

£48.95

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23rd January 2018

Loch Lomond 50 Year Old

Loch Lomond 50 Year Old 70cl / 46.2% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The oldest and rarest single malt ever released by Loch Lomond Distillery. Bottled from a single cask, which was filled the year after Loch Lomond fired up its unique straight-neck pot stills for the first time, this edition of just 60 decanters represents a remarkable piece of whisky history.

The fruity, sweet and spicy single malt is housed in a hand-blown crystal decanter, which sits within The Tempest Chest: a stunning, solid oak display case that has been hand-crafted to resemble Loch Lomond's water at twilight. Also included in the chest is a solid brass miniature of whisky, lined in glass, which echoes the shape of those unique stills.

£12,000.00

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23rd January 2018

Connemara Distillers Edition

Connemara Distillers Edition 70cl / 43% | Irish Single Malt Whiskey

Connemara's Distillers Edition is a superb example of lightly peated Irish whiskey. A superb alternative to an Islay malt with an earthier style of peating.

£47.35

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23rd January 2018

Wathen’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Wathen’s Single Barrel Bourbon 75cl / 47% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A single barrel bourbon from Wathen's, produced in Kentucky. The whiskey makers, the Wathen-Medleys, have a bit of history with the current distillers being the 8th generation of the family to be in the business.

£50.55

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23rd January 2018

Pure Kentucky XO

Pure Kentucky XO 75cl / 53.5% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A small batch bourbon made in Kentucky by the Willett Distilling Company, aka Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, aged for about 12 years and bottled at the magical 107proof.

£42.95

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23rd January 2018

Benriach 20 Year Old

Benriach 20 Year Old 70cl / 43% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A very drinkable, fruity 20 year old from Speyside experimenters Benriach.

£125.00

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23rd January 2018

22nd January 2018

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Straight Rye

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Straight Rye 70cl / 45%

Welcome to the first new Jack Daniel's whiskey since before Prohibition. Tennessee Straight Rye is made from 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley, and is put through the same charcoal filtration process as Jack Daniel's bourbons. The result is a mellow and sweet whiskey that's enlivened with distinctive rye spice.

£39.25

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22nd January 2018

21st January 2018

Tamnavulin 1991 | 25 Year Old | Single Malts of Scotland

Tamnavulin 1991  |  25 Year Old  |  Single Malts of Scotland 70cl / 46.9% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A rounded, fruity and creamy Tamnavulin 25 Year Old, with notes of apples, sultanas, oatcake, caramel and coffee. The finish is juicy and focuses on the caramel, fruity and chocolate. Only 124 bottles of this delicious single-cask dram, bottled by Elixir Distillers, are available.

£150.00

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21st January 2018

Glenrothes 1990 | 26 Year Old | Single Malts of Scotland

Glenrothes 1990  |  26 Year Old  |  Single Malts of Scotland 70cl / 44.8% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A complex and delicious Glenrothes 26 Year old, bottled by Elixir Distillers for their Single Malts of Scotland range. Aromas of barley sugar, candied lemon and earthy hay are followed by sweet, fruity and spicy flavours, then a long and ever-evolving finish.

£115.00

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21st January 2018

Glen Keith 1996 | 21 Year Old | Single Malts of Scotland

Glen Keith 1996  |  21 Year Old  |  Single Malts of Scotland 70cl / 56.2% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A delightfully sherried Glen Keith, bottled from a single butt by Elixir Distillers for their acclaimed Single Malts of Scotland range. Aromas of baked apples, honeycomb and spice are followed by flavours of sherry-cask fruit, anise and raisin jam.

£110.00

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21st January 2018

18th January 2018

Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon

Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon 75cl / 45%

A smooth bourbon produced in the old Warren Featherbone Factory, which used to produce corsets, as well as whips for buggy drivers.

"A very smooth, drinkable whiskey that has floral note and a touch of sweet vanilla, tobacco and a rye spice kick on the finish" – Dawn Davies MW

£79.95

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18th January 2018

Journeyman Last Feather Rye

Journeyman Last Feather Rye 75cl / 45%

"Produced in an old featherbone factory from organic rye, this whiskey has a savoury note alongside green banana, sweet liquorice and powdered ginger on the palate" – Dawn Davies MW

£79.95

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18th January 2018

11th January 2018

Tim Smith’s Climax Fire | #32 Moonshine

Tim Smith’s Climax Fire  |  #32 Moonshine 75cl / 40% | American Whiskey

Created by Tim Smith, star of the Discovery Channel's Moonshiners, this is a bold, hot and smooth mix of Climax Moonshine and cinnamon. Smith, a volunteer fire chief in Climax, Virginia, created this edition as a tribute to all firefighters.

£44.95

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11th June 2018

10th January 2018

English Whisky | Founders Private Cellar | 10 Year Old

English Whisky  |  Founders Private Cellar  |  10 Year Old 70cl / 60.4% | English Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The first-ever public release of 10-year-old English whisky, which was distilled in 2007 and filled into just 210 bottles in October 2017. Each bottle is numbered and, alongside its certificate, is presented in a handsome piano-finished box. This single malt has spent its decade in a first-fill oloroso sherry cask, and offers rich notes of dark fruits, allspice, liquorice and cinnamon.

£185.00

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10th January 2018

9th January 2018

Edradour 2002 | 14 Year Old

Edradour 2002 |  14 Year Old 70cl / 54.5% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A single-cask 14-year-old single malt from Edradour. Sherry-aging has given this dram notes of honey, cloves, raisins, toffee and dark fruit. A long, warming sherry finish.

£80.75

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9th January 2018

8th January 2018

Glenglassaugh 1968 | 47 Year Old | Rare Cask Release | Batch 3

Glenglassaugh 1968  |  47 Year Old  |  Rare Cask Release  |  Batch 3 70cl / 46.1% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled well before the distillery was closed for more than 20 years (1986 - 2008), this is a rich and fruity single malt that provides a delicious piece of Glenglassaugh history. These bottles, part of batch three in the distillery's Rare Cask series, have been filled from a single Pedro Ximénez puncheon that was discovered in Glenglassaugh's coastal warehouses by its new owners.

With lashings of dried fruit and dark chocolate flavours, accompanied by hints of walnut loaf and oak, this will delight lovers of long-aged sherried whisky.

£3,300.00

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8th January 2018

Mortlach Rare Old

Mortlach Rare Old 50cl / 43.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The opening entry in the super-premium Mortlach range, combining bourbon- and sherry-matured whisky to create a spicy, rich and flavoursome dram that shows off the distillery's excellent spirit.

Awarded Malt of the Month April 2015

£34.95

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8th January 2018

Glenglassaugh 1965 | 50 Year Old | Batch 3

Glenglassaugh 1965  |  50 Year Old  |  Batch 3 70cl / 40.1% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled more than two decades before Glenglassaugh was closed, this single malt is part of a series celebrating the distillery's history and the parcel of casks discovered after it was reopened. This Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old is part of Batch 3 of this Rare Cask series, and offers rich, sweet notes of autumn fruits, peach, mellow citrus, fresh barley and floral oak.

£4,500.00

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8th January 2018

Kavalan Solist | Vinho Barrique | #091A (2012)

Kavalan Solist  |  Vinho Barrique  |  #091A (2012) 70cl / 57.1% | Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Matured in American oak wine barrels, this is a single-cask whisky with fruity vanilla notes alongside spice, dates and ripe tropical fruits.

£199.00

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8th January 2018

7th January 2018

Old Grand-Dad Bourbon | 80 Proof

Old Grand-Dad Bourbon  |  80 Proof 70cl / 40% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A cult bourbon with a very high rye content in the mash, which provides a spicy kick on the palate. A very traditional old-style bourbon, not for the faint-hearted.

£29.95

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7th January 2018

4th January 2018

Evan Williams | Single Barrel | 2009

Evan Williams  |  Single Barrel   |  2009 70cl / 43.3% | Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The yearly release of Evan Williams's vintaged single barrel whisky, aged for around nine years. The folks at Evan Williams know how to pick them, and with every vintage gaining a few breathless reviews we expect good things from this one as well.

£37.95

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4th January 2017

Balvenie 40 Year Old

Balvenie 40 Year Old 70cl / 48.5% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

At 40 years of age, this is Balvenie's oldest regularly released bottling. Each new batch is created as the previous one runs low and is focused around a careful blend of old sherry and bourbon casks.

£3,200.00

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4th January 2018

Royal Salute 21 Year Old | Blue Bottle with Green Mini

Royal Salute 21 Year Old  |  Blue Bottle with Green Mini 75cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

The blue edition of one of the jewels in the Chivas crown. Royal Salute is a very special long-aged blend in a classic Wade ceramic decanter. This gift set comes with a 5cl miniature of the green decanter.

£125.00

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4th January 2018

Yellowstone Select

Yellowstone Select 75cl / 46.2% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Made by seventh-generation distillers Paul and Steve Beam, this is a blend of sweet, spicy and smoky bourbons. Yellowstone was launched in 2015 in homage to the Limestone Branch Distillery founders' great-grandfather, Minor Case Beam, who sold his distillery to Yellowstone over a century before.

£62.95

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4th January 2018

Wiser’s 10 Year Old | Triple Barreled

Wiser’s 10 Year Old  |  Triple Barreled 70cl / 40% | Blended Canadian Whisky

A blend of 10-year-old Canadian whiskies made in three barrel types: new oak, ex-bourbon and Canadian rye whisky. Wiser's 10 Year Old Triple Barrel is smooth and full-bodied with notes of rye spice.

£23.75

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4th January 2018

Wild Turkey | Master’s Keep Decades | 2nd Release

Wild Turkey  |  Master’s Keep Decades  |  2nd Release 75cl / 52% | Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The second release in a series that allows Wild Turkey's Master Distiller Eddie Russell to step outside the brand's normal flavour profiles. Decades is a marriage of bourbons aged between 10 and 20 years; an earthy yet sweet whiskey that skilfully balances the depth and oakiness of aged bourbon with the vibrant spice of younger spirits.

Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades was #3 in Whisky Advocate's top 20 whiskies of 2017, and was awarded 94 points in their review.

£199.00

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4th January 2018

Stillhouse | Red Hot Moonshine

Stillhouse  |  Red Hot Moonshine 75cl / 34.5%

Made with clear corn spirit infused with natural cinnamon for 'a friendly wallop of sweet and hot'. Combine with equal parts apple juice for their 'American Pie' cocktail.

£42.45

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4th January 2018

Stillhouse | Peach Tea Moonshine

Stillhouse  |  Peach Tea Moonshine 75cl / 34.5%

Stillhouse have blended their 100% clear corn whiskey with peach tea liqueur for a sweet spirit in which dominant peach notes are grounded by hints of black tea. Mix with lemonade for a refreshing long drink.

£42.45

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4th January 2018

3rd January 2018

Millburn 1974 | Rare Old | Gordon & Macphail

Millburn 1974  |  Rare Old  |  Gordon & Macphail 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

£650.00

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3rd January 2018

Macallan 1969 | The Rarest | 42 Year Old

Macallan 1969  |  The Rarest  |  42 Year Old 70cl / 41.6% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This superb 1969 Macallan 42 year old was bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their ‘Rarest’ collection. No expense was spared here, from the cut crystal decanter with silver collar to the oak case made from the very cask in which the whisky had been matured. This is whisky luxury pushed to the limit. It also comes with a pair of tasting glasses and a booklet. This should be rich and oily, with notes of orange, oak and milk chocolate.

£15,000

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3rd January 2018

Jameson 18 Year Old

Jameson 18 Year Old 70cl / 40% | Blended Irish Whiskey

The superlative Jameson 18yo has long been considered one of the brightest stars of the range. This blend of two pot-still whiskeys and a single grain is matured in oloroso sherry casks and finished in bourbon wood for six months for a brilliantly complex pot-still character.

£99.95

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3rd January 2018

2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1974 | Family Casks | S15 #4076

Glenfarclas 1974  |  Family Casks  |  S15  #4076 70cl / 42.7% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

One of 74 bottles created from a single refill hogshead that was filled with spirit in 1974, and not cracked open until July 2016. A delicious piece of the distillery's history.

£2,725.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1972 | Family Casks | W15 #3548

Glenfarclas 1972  |  Family Casks  |  W15  #3548 70cl / 45.6% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled in 1972 and aged in a single sherry butt until August 2015, this is one of 625 bottles produced from cask number 3548. These bottles were released in the Winter 2015 batch of Family Casks.

£2,725.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1971 | Family Casks | W15 #145

Glenfarclas 1971  |  Family Casks  |  W15  #145 70cl / 50% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Included in the batch of Family Casks bottlings released in Winter 2015, this sherry-aged single malt was distilled in 1971.

£2,725.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1971 | Family Casks | Cask #151

Glenfarclas 1971  |  Family Casks  |  Cask #151 70cl / 47% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Created at much the same time as the fashion for flared trousers, this single malt was distilled in 1971 and not freed from its sherry butt until January 2017.

£2,725.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1970 | Family Casks | W15 #2033

Glenfarclas 1970  |  Family Casks  |  W15  #2033 70cl / 55.5% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Part of a tranche of Family Casks bottlings that was released in the winter of 2015, this would make a superb gift for anyone born in 1970.

£5,000.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1969 | Family Casks | S16 #2451

Glenfarclas 1969  |  Family Casks  |  S16  #2451 70cl / 56.1% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled in '69 (hopefully in the summer of…), this is part of Glenfarclas' highly-regarded Family Casks series, a range of whiskies that spans many decades of the distillery's history.

£3,375.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1968 | Family Casks | Summer 2016 #5243

Glenfarclas 1968  |  Family Casks  |  Summer 2016 #5243 70cl / 41.7% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Part of a batch of Family Casks series bottlings created in the summer of 2016, this sherry-aged single malt was distilled in 1968.

£3,375.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1963 | Family Casks | SP15 #3541

Glenfarclas 1963  |  Family Casks  |  SP15 #3541 70cl / 47.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Part of the superb Family Casks series from Glenfarclas, this whisky was distilled in 1963 and filled into 228 bottles from a single sherry hogshead in November 2014.

£4,000.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1962 | Family Casks | SP15 #3246

Glenfarclas 1962  |  Family Casks  |  SP15  #3246 70cl / 43.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled six decades ago, in 1962, this is a little piece of history from the acclaimed family-owned distillery.

£5,000.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1961 | Family Casks | Cask #4896

Glenfarclas 1961  |  Family Casks  |  Cask  #4896 70cl / 43.1% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Part of the acclaimed Glenfarclas Family Casks series, this bottle of 1961 single malt was bottled from a single sherry hogshead in January 2017.

£4,000.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenlivet 1958 | Bot. 2013 | Gordon & Macphail

Glenlivet 1958  |  Bot. 2013  |  Gordon & Macphail 70cl / 43% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 1959 vintage bottling of Glenlivet released after over 50 years of maturation in 2013 by independent bottler Gordon & Macphail under the historic George & JG Smiths label. This comes at a fraction of the price of official bottlings at this age.

£1,160.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1961 | Family Casks | Cask #3054

Glenfarclas 1961  |  Family Casks  |  Cask  #3054 70cl / 44.2% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Bottled in March 2014 from cask number 3054, this is a wonderful bottle of 1961 Glenfarclas from their acclaimed Family Casks series.

£4,000.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1993 | Family Casks | Cask #3951

Glenfarclas 1993  |  Family Casks  |  Cask #3951 70cl / 45.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Bottled from sherry butt number 3951 in January 2017, this richly-coloured 1993 Glenfarclas is a great addition to the distillery's Family Casks series.

£245.00

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2nd January 2018

Caperdonich 1972 | 41 Year Old | Tantalus | Duncan Taylor

Caperdonich 1972  |  41 Year Old  |  Tantalus  |  Duncan Taylor 70cl / 48% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Part of Duncan Taylor's 'Tantalus' series. This rare bottle of 41-year-old single malt from the closed Caperdonich distillery is presented in a hand-blown glass decanter and comes on a tantalus made from the cask in which this whisky was matured.

£1,150.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1992 | Family Casks | #862

Glenfarclas 1992  |  Family Casks  |  #862 70cl / 59% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A dark amber Glenfarclas released as part of their ongoing Family Casks series. Distilled in 1992, this sherry-aged single malt was bottled in January 2017.

£245.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1991 | Family Casks | Cask #163

Glenfarclas 1991  |  Family Casks  |  Cask #163 70cl / 45.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Part of the immensely popular Glenfarclas Family Casks series. This single malt was distilled in 1991 and aged in a sherry butt until January 2017.

£245.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1987 | Family Casks | Cask #1851

Glenfarclas 1987  |  Family Casks  |  Cask #1851 70cl / 45.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled in the same year that saw the birth of the Rugby World Cup and the milk chocolate hobnob, this is a fantastic sherry-aged whisky that would make a superb present for anyone born in 1987.

£335.00

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2nd January 2018

Glenfarclas 1986 | Family Casks | S16 #3452

Glenfarclas 1986  |  Family Casks  |  S16  #3452 70cl / 56.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Distilled in 1986 and bottled in July 2016, this is a worthy addition to Glenfarclas' popular Family Casks series.

£425.00

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2nd January 2018