Released February 2020
Gordon & MacPhail
This 1988 Island single malt from Scapa distillery was bottled by Gordon & McPhail in 2018 for its Connoisseurs Choice series, having spent three decades in a single refill bourbon barrel. Bottled at cask strength, only 148 bottles were released worldwide.
A 1954 vintage Glenfarclas, released as part of their single cask The Family Casks series. This edition comes with the new style wooden box packaging.
A 2007 Mortlach single malt from indie bottler Carn Mor, matured in an ex-sherry hogshead for 12 years, before being bottled in 2020 as part of its Strictly Limited Edition series.
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A 20cl bottle of Westland's sherried expression, which takes its inspiration from Scotch, but has an American feel. Rich and sweet with notes of maple syrup, raisins, cookies and stewed yellow fruits.
A 20cl bottle of Westland American Oak, the Seattle-based distillery's flagship release. Made with barley from Washington, this is rich and creamy with notes of chocolate custard, almond and bananas.
The 2018 edition of Dalmore's Custodian Malt Millenium Release has been matured in a sherry butt since January 1st 2000. Aromas of caramelised tangerines, Christmas cake and cinnamon fill the nose, complemented by notes of bitter chocolate, coffee and treacle on the palate. Liquorice, Turkish delight and maple syrup flavours linger in the finish.
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A lovely old bottle of young Glen Grant, bottled at 100 proof by Gordon & Macphail during the 1970s.
A 1969 vintage Glen Grant bottled by veteran independent wine and spirits merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd.
A special bottling of 25yo Glen Grant bottled for the wedding of Charles & Di in 1981 for the Italian market. A quality aged Speyside from one of the classic distilleries.
A 1995 Speyside single malt from indie bottler Thompson Bros., matured in a refill American oak barrel for 24 years before being bottled in January 2020.
A 2002 Port Charlotte single malt from indie bottler Thompson Bros, distilled at Bruichladdich and matured for 17 years and bottled in 2019.
The fourth release in Aberlour's Casg Annamh series has been matured in a trio of casks – European oak sherry casks and two types of American oak casks. The result is a fruity, sweet whisky with notes of toffee, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger throughout the palate.
The first release in Templeton Rye's Barrel Finish series has been finished for two months in maple syrup-seasoned casks from Wood's Vermont Syrup Company. The palate offers notes of dark chocolate, green rye spice, red apples and sticky maple syrup.
The third small-batch release from Wolfburn, Batch No. 375 has been matured in a combination of oloroso sherry hogsheads and 100-litre ex-bourbon casks, creating an aromatic whisky with a complex character. Aromas of heather honey, apple blossom and sherry fill the nose, and the palate initially offers notes of creamy vanilla and spicy oak. Autumn berries and maple syrup develop slowly, alongside sweet honey, sharp gooseberries and dried apple.
An interesting bourbon with a unique twist - after the initial maturation it takes a leaf out of Scotch Whisky's book and spends between 3 and 6 months finishing in port barrels. The more experimentation the better, we reckon, especially when it turns out something like this - marrying the sweet caramel and grain of bourbon with the rich sticky wine flavours of a port cask.
A sweet and creamy wheat spirit from Circumstance distillery in Bristol, made with 83% Bavarian wheat and 17% malted barley, before being matured in English chestnut casks.
A spicy, summery rye spirit from Circumstance distillery, made from with a combination of 51% rye and 49% malted barley and matured on English oak spindles and first-fill bourbon casks, previously used to age Big Red Robe oolong tea leaves.
A two-year-old rye spirit from That Boutique-y Rye Company, distilled by the New York Distilling Company. Aromas of cherries, toffee apples, oregano, basil and spearmint fill the nose. The palate offers notes of sweet raspberries, red liquorice, cigar box and green rye spice.
This American corn spirit was distilled at Reservoir Distillery in Virginia, before being bottled by That Boutique-y Corn Company. The nose is full of oaky, chocolate, black pepper and sweet caramel notes. The palate offers notes of cloves and vanilla alongside toffee, raspberry and dark chocolate, before a slightly smoky finish.
A young mixed-grain spirit from Circumstance, Psychopomp's sister distillery in Bristol, made with a combination of wheat, rye and malted barley. Using the distillery's house style of long fermentations and short maturation to create vibrant, full-flavoured spirits.
Six years after Smögen released their first-ever single malt Primör, it has released a six-year-old single malt matured in the same casks as that first release – Primör Revisited. Aromas of oak spice, sandalwood, nutmeg and peppercorns fill the nose. The palate offers notes of hazelnuts, peat smoke, smoked meats and soft fruits.
A limited-edition Bunnahabhain released in 2019 to celebrate Feis Ile, distilled in 2008 and initially matured in refill casks, before being finished in French oak hogsheads for five months. Rich aromas of oak spice, vanilla, caramel, iodine and peppery smoke fill the nose. The palate offers notes of vanilla cream, oak, red berries and roasted nuts under waves of aromatic peat smoke.
This 22-year-old Clynelish was bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by Signatory Vintage. Fully matured in a refill sherry butt, this Highland single malt has a rich and fruity character, with notes of vanilla and toasted oak.
A jeroboam of fantastic 10-year-old rye whiskey from the folks at WhistlePig. They've chosen some of the best rye whiskey produced at Alberta Distillers in Canada and bottled it at their farm in Vermont - this goes to show that former Maker's Mark distiller Dave Pickerell certainly knows good whiskey.
The cask-strength edition of Old Deer – the unpeated release from Switzerland's Langatun distillery. The high ABV has been tempered by the use of triple distillation. Matured in a combination of Chardonnay and sherry casks, this is a malty style of whisky.
A cask-strength Springbank 12 Year Old, released in 2020 after maturing in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. Floral aromas of wine gums, wood chippings, candied ginger and lack liquorice fill the nose. The palate offers notes of spiced biscuits, salted caramel, salted pretzels, Iberico ham and rich smoke.
The final release in Douglas Laing's Big Peat Vintage Trilogy, the Black Edition is a 27-year-old Islay blended malt whisky distilled in 1992. Smoky, salty aromas of bonfires on the beach fill the nose, alongside cookie dough, new leather and floral barley. The palate offers notes of candied citrus, heather honey, oak spice and hints of bacon, before ash, mint and ginger appear in the finish.
A 1998 Ledaig single malt, made at Tobermory distillery and finished in oloroso sherry casks, creating a sweet, fruity palate. Aromas of dried fruit, baking spice, citrus, creamy toffee and peppery peat fill the nose. The palate offers sweet notes of raisins, dried apricots, black pepper, subtle spice and gentle peat smoke.
A 2004 Glenturret single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single sherry puncheon for 15 years before being bottled in November 2019 as part of its Old Particular series.
Our second exclusive bottling of rye whiskey from WhistlePig – selected by and exclusive available just from The Whisky Exchange – is a bit lighter than the first, and focused on citrus fruit, and classic rye spice and herbal notes. Sourced from Canada and aged for 10 years, it's the type of whiskey that has made Whistlepig a household name among rye fans.
A nine-year-old Inchmurrin single malt, distilled in 2010 at Loch Lomond distillery and matured in a single cask before being bottled in July 2019, exclusively for The Whisky Exchange. Soft aromas of ripe apricots, plum, quince and vanilla fill the nose. The palate offers notes of banana, mango, honey and peach cobbler that lingers in the finish.