Released April 2017
Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves. Click on the buttons to read more.
25th April 2017
A youthful single malt from the Craigellachie distillery, independently bottled by the smashing Signatory chaps. This was distilled in June 2008 and matured in a pair of bourbon barrels for 8 years before being bottled in February 2017.
24th April 2017
This single cask was distilled in Lochside's Coffey still in 1972. Aged for 44 years in refill-bourbon casks, this is rich and fruity with lots of vanilla and wood spice. It comes with a miniature, so you can try the whisky before opening the full bottle.
21st April 2017
A 1996 Clynelish, bottled by Signatory as part of the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 11 December, it was aged in a refill butt for 20 years, before being bottled on 9 March 2017. A typical fruity and waxy Clynelish.
A 1997 Dailuaine bottled by Signatory for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 21 May, it was aged for 19 years in a pair of hogsheads before being bottled on 15 December 2017. Dailuaine whiskies are noted for having notes of pepper and oranges.
A full-term sherry-matured whisky from Edradour, aged for 10 years in a butt. Distilled on 17 November 2006 and bottled on 15 December 2016, this displays the classic notes of dried fruit and chocolate orange.
A 1992 vintage Tormore from independent bottler Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 7 April, it was matured in a pair of hogsheads for 24 years. The distillery is known for its malty and fruity whiskies.
Volume III in Teeling's The Revival series is a 14-year-old whiskey. Matured initially in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished for the final year in Pineau-des-Charenetes casks, this has notes of dried fruit, toffee, almonds and chocolate.
A lovely deep gold colour on this 1995 Clynelish, bottled by Signatory as part of the new The Decanter Collection. Distilled on 26 September and bottled at 20 years of age on 18 August 2016, this displays the classic Clynelish notes of fresh fruit and vanilla, with a waxy texture.
Roc'h Hir is the flagship release of Kornog from Glann Ar Mor in Brittany. This peated French single malt is smoky and coastal with some fruity notes, too.
This bottling of French single malt whisky from Glann ar Mor has been produced using Maris Otter barley. Malty and fruity with notes of Granny Smith apples, pears and almonds.
This 22-year-old Edradour was distilled in 1993 and has spent the final period of maturation in barrels that used to contain Sauternes, the renowned sweet wine from Bordeaux.
A 1988 vintage Blair Athol from independent bottler Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 14 October, it was matured in a single refill-sherry butt for 28 years before 567 bottles were yielded on 22 November 2016. It's a rich and obviously sherried dram, with balanced fruit and spice.
A 1988 vintage Balmenach from independent bottler Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on 25 October, it was aged in a hogshead for 28 years before being bottled on 10 March 2017. The distillery's spirit has a malty and spicy character.
A 24-year-old-Signatory bottled whisky from Ben Nevis distillery in the Highlands of Scotland. This has been bottled without chill-filtration after maturing in a sherry butt - distilled on 29 October 1991 and bottled on 5 October 2016. Ben Nevis whiskies are known for their notes of vanilla and honey.
This Caol Ila is low in age and light in colour, but full of peaty flavour. Distilled on 19 December 2007, this was aged in a pair of hogsheads for nine years before being bottled by Signatory for the Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
20th April 2017
Single malt from the Loch Lomond distillery, drawn from a pair of hogshead casks which were home to the whisky for 6 years - from 2000 to 2017. This has been independently bottled by Càrn Mòr for their Strictly Limited range, with 800 bottles produced.
28 year old Tormore, taken from a single barrel which was filled in February 1988 and cracked open in August 2016. 165 bottles were produced as part of The Single Malts of Scotland range by Speciality Drinks.
hough nothing but the large chimney remains of the Caledonian distillery, you can still get your hands on some of their tasty single grain whisky! This is a 29 year old Caledonian, matured in a single hogshead from April 1987 to January 2017, when Signatory bottled it for the Cask Strength Collection. 233 bottles were produced.
Well-Sherried single grain Scotch whisky from the closed Carsebridge distillery, aged in a refill Sherry hogshead for 34 years (from December 1982 to January 2017). This was independently bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection, with an outturn of 168 bottles.
A single cask bottling of 21 year old Clynelish, distilled in November 1995 and bottled in March 2017 by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection. 625 bottles were drawn from the refill Sherry butt in which this whisky slumbered.
Incredibly old single malt from the long-running Glen Grant distillery in Speyside. For 50 years, this whisky patiently aged, biding its time until half of a century had passed. Following that endeavour, it was independently bottled by Gordon & MacPhail and bestowed a handsome retro label (how fitting for such an old whisky!).
An independent bottling of 28 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the closed Cambus distillery (its doors were closed for the final time in 1993), drawn from a single refill hogshead which was filled in September 1988 and bottled in March 2017. A release of 280 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range.
This release of Hazelburn, the triple-distilled malt from Springbank was distilled in October 2003. Aged in a mixture of first-fill and refill oloroso-sherry casks, this is sweet and lightly spicy with notes of strawberry jam, orange zest, brandy snaps, white chocolate and cocoa.
Mosstowie is the named used for Miltonduff single malt distilled in their Lomond stills - a short-lived endeavour for the Speyside-based distillers. Rather rare an interesting stuff. As luck would have it, we have some of it right here! This Mosstowie was aged in a bourbon barrel for 37 years, until Signatory bottled it up for their Cask Strength Collection. 99 bottles were produced.
This is a limited-edition release of Kilkerran, the whisky made at Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown. This lightly peated malt has been aged for eight years and is earthy and coastal with notes of icing sugar, puff candy, liquorice and milk chocolate.
18 year old single malt from the Blair Athol distillery, drawn from a single butt cask which was filled in May 1998 and cracked open in March 2017. This was independently bottled by the fine folks of Douglas Laing for their Old Particular range, producing just 293 bottles.
The 2017 release of aged whisky from Longrow – the heavily peated malt made at Springbank in Campbeltown. The 18 Year Old is a sought-after favourite – rich, smoky and sweet with notes of smoke, dark chocolate and ginger.
A single cask bottling of brilliant Islay whisky from the much-loved Laphroaig distillery, distilled in 2000 and bottled 16 years later. 306 bottles were produced for Hunter Laing's The First Editions range.
A 28 year old Blair Athol single malt, aged in a single refill Sherry butt from October 1988 to November 2016. This was independently bottled for the much-adored Cask Strength Collection by Signatory, with 567 bottles produced.
Another release from Duncan Taylor's The Octave range, this time featuring whisky from Speyside's fantastic Mortlach distillery (sometimes known as The Beast of Dufftown). This was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2017 after a finishing period of 5 months in an octave cask. 63 bottles were produced.
An indie bottling of Laphroaig single malt, which spent a dozen years maturing in a refill hogshead - from September 2004 to February 2017. Following that, the whisky was bottled by Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range, with an outturn of 324 bottles.
An indie single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery, aged for a quarter of a century. This was distilled in 1991 and eventually bottled in 2017 after 9 months finishing in a octave cask. 55 bottles were independently bottled by Duncan Taylor for The Octave range.
A single cask bottling of Bowmore single malt, aged in a refill hogshead for 20 years! This was distilled in September 1996 and set aside to age until February 2017, when it was bottled at part of Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask range. 239 bottles of tasty islay whisky were produced.
Indie Laphroaig - yum yum yum! This is a Duncan Taylor bottling of 11 year old Islay single malt, distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2017 for The Octave range. It was bottled after 5 months in an octave cask, producing 71 bottles.
Smashing single cask bourbon whiskey from the Blanton's Straight From The Barrel range, produced by the endlessly talented Buffalo Trace distillers. This particular bottling was drawn from cask #1181 and bottled at a robust 65.3% ABV (a drop of water will help open up the whiskey).
Please Note: Unfortunately, the gold wax atop these Straight From The Barrel bottlings is currently prone to cracking. We're informed that this should be a short term problem, but please be aware when purchasing this tasty bourbon. (Don't worry, the delicious liquid inside won't be affected!)
19th April 2017
A 19-year-old single-cask whisky distilled at Glenrothes on 2 June 1997 and then bottled on 20 January 2017 for the Un-chillfiltered Collection after maturing in a refill sherry butt, resulting in a typical sherried whisky notes of oranges and pepper.
A non-chill-filtered bottling of Glen Elgin from Signatory. Distilled on 22 December 1995, matured for 21 years in a pair of hogsheads and bottled on 27 February 2017.
A 1996 vintage Mortlach from independent bottler Signatory as part of the Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 30 July, it was aged in a single hogshead for 20 years before being bottled on 10 March 2017.
A heavily peated example of Jura from the eponymous island next to Islay. Distilled on 17 December 1989 this was aged in a bourbon barrel for 27 years, yielding 137 bottles on 30 January 2017.
Kornog is the name for the peated whisky produced at Glann ar Mor distillery in Breton, France. This cask-strength release is sweet and fruity with a delicate smoky backbone.
The first of three new releases from Bladnoch in early 2017 to celebrate the reopening of this Lowland distillery. Although it doesn't carry an age statement, it's said to be made up of whiskies that are a minimum or 8 years old and well as older, rarer whiskies. First fill Californian red wine and bourbon casks were used for maturation, whilst 'Samsara' appropriately enough means 'rebirth'.
Talia, which means 'dew from God', is one of three releases from Bladnoch in early 2017. The oldest of these releases, Talia matured for 25 years including a finishing period spent in American new oak casks...
Limited to just 480 bottles, this Deanston 40 Year Old spent 30 years in refill casks before being filled into Oloroso Sherry butts for the final decade. It exhibits classic Deanston character from the first ten or fifteen years of production at the distillery and is competitively priced compared to other official bottlings of this impressive age you may see released these days.
Unveiled in mid-2016, this is a very special and well-aged single malt from the Benromach distillery, which was placed into cask #1583 (a Sherry butt) in 1974! It comes presented in a stylish decanter-style bottle alongside a presentation case and a book about Benromach's history. Only 452 bottles were produced.
18th April 2017
This release from Smögen of Sweden was triple-distilled in March 2011 using heavily peated malt. It was aged in a pair of 228-litre Sauternes casks for more than five years before being bottled in January 2017. A rich, smoky and fruity whisky with notes of apples, chocolate and vanilla.
A very rare example of 1980s' Inchmurrin. Distilled in June 1984, the same year the distillery was mothballed for three years, this fruity whisky has notes of strawberry jam and apple pie.
A 28-year-old Tormore from indie bottler Hunter Laing as part of the Old Malt Casks series. Distilled in November 1988, this was aged in a sherry butt, leading to a rich whisky with notes of fudge, vanilla, dark chocolate and citrus fruit.
This is a 1998 vintage Glen Garioch from renowned independent bottler Adelphi. This was aged for 18 years in cask 3741, which judging from the colour used to contain sherry, and bottled in 2016 at full strength of 56.3%.
A 1991 vintage Glenrothes from independent bottler Adelphi. This was aged for 25 years in cask 5119 and bottled in 2016 at full strength of 56.4%.
A 1991 vintage Glenrothes released by independent bottler Adelphi in 2016. The distillery is owned by the Edrington Group (owners of Highland Park and Macallan among others), but the single malt brand is owned by Adelphi's fellow independent bottler Berry Brothers & Rudd.
Part of Adelphi's Selection series, this 12-year-old whisky was distilled at Bruichladdich in 2003. Aged in a single cask, and picking up lots of colour, this is a classic example of unpeated whisky from Islay.
This release from Adelphi was distilled at an undisclosed Highland distillery in 1985. Aged for 22 years, this was bottled in 2008 and released for the Adelphi Archives series in 2017.
Established in 1826, Adelphi used to be one of the largest producers of grain whisky used for blending. Once the distillery was demolished in 1968 after a washback collapsed damaging the building beyond repair, Adelphi returned to the whisky scene as an independent bottler in 1993. Glen Elgin's typical fruit-cake spice is pushed through with a velvety texture and a long finish of toasted oats.
A superb choice for any whisky lover this gift set contains a pair of glasses and a bottle of Glen Moray Classic – the distillery's entry level single malt. Aged for an average of seven years in ex-bourbon casks, of which a high percentage are first fill, this is easy drinking, honeyed and excellent value.
Glen Moray's Classic range of bottlings always represent great value. This gift set contains two glasses and a bottle of the expression which is finished in port casks, adding sweetness and extra richness.
This gift set contains a bottle of peated entry in Glen Moray's Classic range of excellent-value Speyside whiskies, and a pair of glasses. This is a lightly spiced whisky with notes of smoke and vanilla.
16th April 2017
This sublime spirit enjoys a cult following in some of the finest hotels and bars in the world where demand for the precious malt continually outstrips supply. Rated 100 out of 100 by the Beverage Institute of Chicago in 1999. MAXIMUM 1 PER CUSTOMER.
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13th April 2017
One of the jewels in the Chivas crown, Royal Salute is a very special long-aged blend in a classic Wade ceramic decanter. Please note that this is the *red* decanter.
Dewar's 12 year old blend, called 'Double Aged' due to the 6 months of marrying in oak casks that the whisky does after initial maturation and blending. Dewar's is one of the world's most awarded whiskies, recently winning the Monde Grand Gold across their range.
Non Chill-Filtered is an interesting variant on Aberlour's usual 12 year old whisky, not only changing the proportions of different whiskies that are used to make the expression, but also leaving it un-chillfiltered. This means that it retains the full body and flavour of the whisky from the cask, although it may go cloudy if water is added or it gets cold.
One of the jewels in the Chivas crown, Royal Salute is a very special long-aged blend in a classic Wade ceramic decanter. Please note that this is the *green* decanter.
The second release of Yula is a 21-year-old blended malt from Douglas Laing. Comprised of peated malt from Islay and the Islands, this has a maritime and smoky character, with hints of sweetness.
The 10-year-old release from The Dubliner has been aged entirely in bourbon casks. Soft and fruity, but with a spicy finish, this is a superb example of Irish single malt whiskey.
The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley is aged initially in bourbon barrels for 10 years, before being finished for six months in oloroso-sherry casks. his has enticing notes of chocolate, raisins and nuts.
An award winning whisky from Sweden's Mackmyra, based on bourbon cask matured spirit with some sherry casks and fresh Swedish oak in the mix. They also blend in a little of their smoky whisky for a light, well-balanced and fruity dram with a touch of spicy juniper smoke.
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Spey is a brand owned by Harvey's of Edinburgh (owners of the Speyside distillery) and is hugely popular in Taiwan. This is the 18 year old – aged in sherry butts and mellow but full of flavour.
Ghosted Reserve is a series of blended malt whiskies from William Grant & Sons. This first release is a 26 year old and contains whisky from closed distilleries including Inverleven and Ladyburn. This is rich and creamy with notes of citrus and almond.
A 1984 vintage Glenury Royal released as part of Gordon & Macphail's Rare Old collection of hard to find single malts. Fortunately G&M have well stocked warehouses and they managed to pick up a few casks of whisky from this lost distillery before it was mothballed in 1985. It has since been turned into apartments.
Glen Moray's 12 year old single malt whisky. A classic Speysider with honey and spice.
A limited edition ultra-premium blend from Pernod Ricard, topping their Royal Salute range and named for the 62 gun salute fired for royal anniversaries. The whiskies used to make the blend are aged for at least 40 years and it is packaged in an elegant blue decanter, painted and inlaid with 24-carat gold, and comes in a blue case complete with a book describing the creation of the blend.
Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Premium No Age Statement Blended Scotch of the Year
12th April 2017
Aged initially in hogsheads before being finished in a Zinfandel cask from Ridge in California, this 24-year-old whisky is rich and creamy with notes of liquorice and red fruits.
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Finished in a rum barrel from St Lucia, this 23-year-old whisky is oily and rich with notes of vanilla, lemon, raisin and wood spice.
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One of four single casks finished in red-wine casks from California's Ridge, cask 10 is perfectly balanced with notes of honey, wood spice and a hint of pepper.
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This release in Glenrothes' Wine Merchant's Collection was finished in a Graham's Port hogshead. The result is a rich and silky whisky with notes of fruit compote, sultana and vanilla.
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This 1992 Glenrothes was aged for more than 20 years in hogsheads before being finished in an American-oak butt which was previously used for Lustau oloroso sherry. This is creamy and full bodied with notes of lemon treacle and citrus toffee.
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This release of Port Askaig is a blend of peated whisky from 1997 (20%) and fruitier spirit from 2001 (80%). Matured in first-fill oloroso-sherry casks, this 15-year-old whisky has a silky texture with excellent balance between sweetness and stony smoke, and hints of violets and lemon sherbet.
10th April 2017
Woodward Bourbon comes to us via Michigan's Valentine Distilling - though it has since been rebranded as Mayor Pingree Bourbon (which is more fun to say, we will admit).
Delicious single malt from Speyside's Glenfarclas distillery, aged for a dozen years before making its way into the bottles. Dig in to rich Sherried malt and earthy allspice notes.
The entry level expression from William Grant's spectacularly handsome House of Hazelwood blended Scotch whisky series, inspired by 1920s. This expression is made with whiskies aged for at least 18 years, and comes presented in a bottle and box that wouldn't look out of place of Jay Gatsby's drinks trolley.
Another bottling in Glenlivet's Single Cask Edition series - this time it was aged for 18 years in cask #96421 and bottled in January 2016 with an outturn of 660 bottles. This edition has been given the title 'Allargue'. Perhaps named after the nearby Allargue Estate...?
A limited edition bottling from Jack Daniel's, celebrating what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. It was drawn from 100 barrels and bottled at 100 proof, and each bottle comes with a USB stick featuring an unreleased concert recording of Frank at The Sands Hotel and Casino in 1966.
Midleton Dair Ghaelach is a single pot still whiskey that was aged initially in refill American oak for between 15 and 22 years and then finished for a year in virgin Irish oak from a single tree. This came from tree number seven and is rich and complex, with notes of toffee, vanilla, dried fruit and spice.
Kornog is the name for the peated whisky produced at Glann ar Mor distillery in Breton, France. This is sweet and fruity with a delicate smoky backbone.
An excellent value 21yo Aberfeldy, showcasing the richer end of the Highland spectrum with plenty of sherry influence. Winner of a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010.
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Matured in a combination of American-oak and sherry casks, this 18-year-old whisky from Glen Moray is superb value for money. With a lovely complexity and notes of heather honey, warm spice and butter toffee, this is a whisky that has to be tried.
Glen Moray 15 Year Old has been matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. A rich, sweet and full-bodied whisky with notes of spiced dark chocolate and butter toffee.
Glen Moray is known for its excellent value-for-money whiskies. The 12-year-old release from this Speyside distillery is lightly toasty with notes of summer fruits, vanilla toffee and fresh herbs.
Rye whiskey from Jack Daniel's - no, you're not imagining it! Their first new grain recipe in 150 years is a tasty rye, made with 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. What's more, this rye is drawn from single barrels.
Released as part of the Travel Retail Explorers' Club Collection, this Johnnie Walker blended Scotch whisky is named the Gold Route, inspired by the flavours John Walker and Sons would have experienced on their travels Amazonia and the Caribbean.
A 1 litre bottling of Famous Grouse 16 Year Old Double Matured, which is finished in a combination of first fill Spanish Sherry casks and first fill American bourbon casks. The renowned large game bird on the label has also been given a makeover by illustrator Vic Lee.
7th April 2017
Rum cask-finished whisky isn't all that common, but it's always an interesting tipple. As it happens, Glenrothes have gone and released a 1992 vintage whisky finished in casks casks that previously held rum from St. Lucia Distillers! This is a release of 138 bottles, produced for The Wine Merchant's Collection series, launched in the first half of 2017.
1992 vintage Glenrothes single malt, finished in a cask that previously held Zinfandel wine from California's Ridge Vineyards. This was bottled in 2016 and released as part of The Wine Merchant's Collection, with an outturn of 236 bottles.
A delicious release from the Glenrothes Wine Merchant's Collection range (each of which has been finished in different types of cask from top producers). This whisky was finished in a cask that was previously home to tasty Lustau Sherry! A release of 648 bottles.
A Port cask finished Glenrothes single malt, released by the Speyside-based distillery as part of their Wine Merchant's Collection. Each expression is finished in casks from well-known producers - this particular one was finished in port casks from the much-adored W&J Graham's! 216 bottles were released.
Distilled at Glen Elgin in December 1995, this 21-year-old whisky has been released by Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular series. Matured in a refill hogshead, this is sweet with notes of fruit drops and wine gums.
A 21-year-old grain whisky from Invergordon. Distilled in October 1994, it was aged in a refill barrel before being bottled in February 2016 by Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular series. Velvety and sweet with notes of vanilla and cream soda.
This 20-year-old whisky was distilled at Glentauchers in December 1996. Matured in a refill barrel, this is sweet and lightly spicy with notes of nutmeg, apple sauce, toffee and golden syrup.
This North British single grain has been bottled for Douglas Laing's Old Particular series. Distilled in October 1994 and matured for 21 years in a refill barrel, this is full of notes of vanilla, honey, chocolate and coffee.
The very first batch of Benriach's Peated Cask Strength series has been matured in a combination of oloroso-sherry and bourbon casks. Warming and toasty with notes of sweet toffee apples, nectarines, tablet and heather smoke.
Aged in a sherry butt, this is a 2001 vintage Bunnahabhain from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular series. Bottled at 15 years of age, this is sweet and spicy with notes of dried fruit, Christmas pudding and ginger.
A 2001 Ledaig from Douglas Laing for the Old Particular series. Aged in a single refill hogshead for 15 years, this peated malt from the Isle of Mull has notes of smoked bacon, rock salt and sweet smoke.
A 1996 Longmorn from indie bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular range. Distilled in October and aged for 20 years in a refill hogshead, this is rich and chocolatey with notes of green apples, buttered bread and honeycomb.
A 1984 vintage Caol Ila from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Xtra Old Particular range. Aged for 33 years in a refill hogshead, this is peaty and fruity.
6th April 2017
The entry-level expression from the Bower Hill bourbon range, bottled at 43% ABV. The name comes from the Battle of Bower Hill, which took place during the Whiskey Rebellion, making it a rather fitting name.
Fire is one of the elements in Tomatin's Five Virtues series. Aged in recharred American-oak hogsheads, this like liquid apple pie, with notes of cinnamon, too.
Wood is one of the releases in Tomatin's Five Virtues series. This emphasises the effect that oak has on whisky. Matured in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak, this is rounded and complex with notes of vanilla, orange peel, brown sugar and wood spice.
This 42-year-old Garnheath was aged in a refill barrel and released by Douglas Laing as part of the Xtra Old Particular series. Distilled in February 1974, this is complex and medium-bodied with notes of toffee popcorn, candied orange and candy floss.
A 1996 vintage Bowmore from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular series. Distilled in December, it was aged in a refill hogshead for 20 years before 291 bottles were yielded in August 2014. Sweet, spicy and smoky.
A 1998 vintage Blair Athol from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Particular series. Distilled in May, it was aged in a sherry butt for 18 years before 293 bottles were yielded in May 2014. Sweet, spicy and zesty.
Kavalan's Solist range comprises whiskies aged in different cask types. This has been aged in a port barrique, producing a whisky that is fruity with notes of plum, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry, backed up by chocolate.
A 21 year old blended Scotch whisky from William Grant & Son, produced as part of a series originally released for the Travel Retail market. 11 small batches were released, each one with a different airport on the label, including exotic locales like Barcelona, Madrid and Stansted. This one is the Cancun bottling.
From the excellent Glenfarclas distillery in the Speyside region comes their Heritage single malt. You're more likely to see this no-age-statement expression on mainland Europe, but lookee here - some bottles made their way to our sunny shores!
1968 vintage Tomintoul single malt Scotch whisky, bottled in 2012 for the Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old range. Interestingly, this was distilled only a few years after Tomintoul was founded, back when they only had two stills!
5th April 2017
Here's a Douglas Laing bottling of single grain Scotch whisky from the Cameronbridge distillery, aged for 25 year sin a refill hogshead. It was distilled in October 1991 and bottled in October 2016 with an outturn of 276 bottles released as part of the Old Particular range.
An American single malt whiskey from the Michigan-based New Holland Brewing Co.! They age this whiskey in heavy-charred American white oak casks for at least three years before bottling it at 45% ABV.
A rare bottling of Lochside single grain Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Last Drop series. The Lochside distillery closed back in the early 1990s, but their grain production stopped long before then - back in the 1970s! This particular release from The Last Drop features Lochside grain whisky distilled in 1972 and bottled in 2017. Only 106 bottles have been produced, and come presented with a 5cl miniature and handsome presentation box.
Edradour are well-known for making some spectacularly well-Sherried Highland single malts, particularly with their Straight From The Cask range. This release comes from said range, and features whisky distilled in November 2006 and aged in a single Sherry butt for 10 years. In December 2016, it was bottled at 59% ABV, with an outturn of 941 bottles.
The second release from the absolutely gorgeous Blood Oath Bourbon range, made with a blend of three different whiskeys - a rye-heavy bourbon, a wheated bourbon and a Port-cask-finished rye. Properly awesome stuff, this.
It's the 2016 edition of Yellowstone 7 Year Old Bourbon from the Limestone Branch. This year, they made it using a combination of two rye-heavy bourbons, finished in new toasted wine barrels.
A blended Scotch whisky from the Springbank distillery's owners, J and A Mitchell, made with a combination of 62 different whiskies from all around Scotland. The significance of the number 62 is that the people of Scotland voted by 62%-38% to stay in the EU.
2017 marks the sixth release of Kilchoman's popular sherry-matured Loch Gorm. Distilled in 2009 and aged in oloroso-sherry butts, this is the oldest Loch Gorm bottling to date. This is rich and complex with notes of chocolate, cinnamon, clove and sweet smoke.
28 year old single malt from the Balmenach distillery, drawn from a single hogshead which was filled in November 1988 and cracked open in January 2017. 155 bottles were released as part of Signatory's Cask Strength Collection.
A Signatory Cask Strength Collection bottling of Tormore single malt, aged in a pair of hogshead casks for 23 years. The aforementioned hogshead were laid down in April 1992 and cracked open in January 2017, producing only 158 bottles.
The fourth batch of Loch Fyne's Living Cask blend, with each batch topped up and left to marry before being bottled. No two batches will be the same... Delicious mysteries...
Single cask Clynelish single malt, independently bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. This was distilled in December 1996 and matured in a refill butt until February 2017.
Full-bodied, full-strength Edradour single malt, aged for 10 years in a single Madeira cask! This was distilled in May 2006 and bottled in February 2017 for their Straight From The Cask series with an outturn of 465 bottles.
A rather exciting bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Lochside distillery. This was distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail for their Rare Old collection. Though the Lochside distillery is no more, their whisky remains, allowing us a glimpse into the past.
A classy bottling of well-aged Glenlivet single malt, presented as part of Gordon & MacPhail's Distillery Labels series. This was distilled back in 1965 and bottled in 2012 with an awesome retro-styled label.
An independent bottling of Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky, distilled all the way back in 1966 and bottled in 2014 by the esteemed Gordon & MacPhail. This is presented with a gloriously retro label, which we all love here at MoM Towers.
4th April 2017
A single cask Edradour, presented in fancy Ibisco decanters! This was distilled in August 2002 and aged for 14 years in cask #1421 until February 2017, when it was bottled with an outturn of 666 bottles. Spooky.
10 year old bourbon-cask-matured Edradour single malt, distilled in February 2006 and bottled in July 2016. Or should we say, "decatered"? Yes, this is yet another yummy Edradour presented in stylish Ibisco decanters! 1,772 of these handsome rascals were produced.
AnCnoc 24 Year Old has been aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. Spicy and fruity with notes of candied orange, honey and leather.
This 20-year-old Bowmore was distilled in September 1996. Matured in a refill hogshead, this is silky smooth with notes of fudge, dates and peat smoke.
From the Bower Hill range (which takes its name from the Battle of Bower Hill, the first battle of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794) comes a Barrel Strength expression. Full-bodied and powerful, packing an intense, spicy punch.
Single barrel bourbon from the Bower Hill range. Well-oaked and packed with character...
Straight rye whiskey here from the Bower Hill range, which takes its name from the location of the first bloodshed of the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion - the Battle of Bower Hill.
A spicy bourbon from the David Nicholson range, featuring a generous portion of rye within the mash-bill. Tasty stuff, suitable for sipping over ice or in cocktails.
Single cask, long-aged Edradour, finished in a cask previously home to intensely sweet Sauternes wine. This was distilled in December 1993 and bottled 22 years later in October 2016, with an outturn of just 293 bottles.
Yummy wine-cask-finished Edradour, drawn from a trio of hogshead which previously held Bordeaux wine! This was distilled in October 1999 and bottled 17 years later in February 2017 after 42 months in the Bordeaux casks. A release of 913 bottles.
16 year old single malt from the Edradour distillery, finished in casks that previously held Barolo wine. The three casks used for this bottling were filled in November 2000 and bottled in February 2017 after spending 42 months in the aforementioned wine casks. 894 bottles were produced.
2nd April 2017
A rare old Royal Lochnagar 12-year-old from the 1980s, presented in a gift tube.
A single-cask 1986 whisky from Highland Park. Aged for 21 years and bottled by Direct Wines for the First Cask range.
A 1955 vintage Glenlivet, bottled by Gordon & Macphail.
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A rare 1977 vintage whisky from Macallan, aged for 19 years and bottled in the mid 1990s by Hart Brothers.
A rare bottling of 1980 vintage Glenury Royal from Italian bottlers Silver Seal. This was released in July 2001 after 20 years maturation in a sherry cask.
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A 1949 vintage Glenlivet drawn from the scary end of Gordon & Macphail's well-stocked warehouses. Glenlivet is a spirit that can happily take a lot of aging and this one is a perfect demonstration, having sat in a cask for over 50 years.
This distillery bottling of Rosebank comes in a thicker than usual bottle as was prevalent at the time of bottling, which, we estimate, was sometime in the 1970s.
Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.
A Jim McEwan Celtic Heartlands bottling of a venerable Macallan.
A pre-millennial bottling of single malt from this workhorse distillery. More than 99% of Glenlossie's spirit goes into owner Diageo's Haig blend.
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A 1966 vintage Glenury Royal, bottled in June 1979 by independent bottler Cadenheads. The distillery closed by four years after this was bottled and bottlings from this distillery are in high demand.
Please note that this is an old bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; care should be taken when opening the bottle. As such, the item is sold as described.
Released in 2016 to mark 180 years of production at Glenfarclas, this edition of 30-year-old whisky is rich with notes of marzipan, icing, coffee and burnt chocolate.