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18 Year Old Whisky

Eighteen (18) Year Old Whisky must have rested in a wooden cask for a full eighteen years. If a single malt whisky is composed of more than one age of whisky, for example, an 18yo, a 25yo and a 40yo, the age statement on the bottle must be that of the youngest whisky in the malt - eighteen years old in the case given here.

18 year old whisky can be given as an 18th birthday present, a fathers day gift, or a Christmas Present.

Eighteen Year Old Whiskies are usually much more mellow and soft than those that have been matured for less time, the harsher notes having been mellowed out by the extended maturation process.

18 years ago - 1993 was a notable year for many reasons:

In 1993, Bill Clinton was elected 42nd President of the United States. We do not know if he drank whisky, but we certainly know he once said this: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

Sadly, in 1993, legendary rocker and oddball Frank Zappa passed away. His eclectic mix of styles and sounds makes for the perfect sonic accompaniment to a good glass of Scotch whisky.

Whisky would not have been used as refreshment by Miguel Indurain whilst he raced in the Tour de France which he won in 1993.

1996
A special decanter from Bells, released for Christmas of 1996.  More info
1996 vintage
$94.43
This 18 year old single cask was matured in a first fill Sherry butt, which held 775 bottles worth of delicious whisky when it was disgorged in August 2013. Bottled by Signatory for their...  More info
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$72.64
This is a 16 year old Mortlach from Carn Mor's strictly limited range. It was distilled in 1996 and aged in two hogsheads before bottling in 2012.  More info
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$90.49
Hunter Laing, the company that Stewart Laing created when the assets of Douglas Laing were split between himself and his brother, retained the excellent Old Malt Cask label. This Caol Ila, is 18 years...  More info
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$144.67
This was distilled at Ben Nevis in October 1996 before a 16 year maturation in a single sherry butt. It was bottled in October 2012 for Douglas Laing's stellar Old Malt Cask range. This is one of just...  More info
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$109.09
Distilled in 1996, this is a superb single cask whisky from the Isle of Arran. It was aged in sherry cask number 1968 for 15 years before bottling and there are just 263 bottles.  More info
1996 vintage
An 18 year old Linkwood presented at a lower bottling strength of 43%. Drawn from two separate hogsheads by Signatory.  More info
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$72.59
Cask-strength Mortlach, distilled in May 1993. This was aged for 18 years in cask 4463 before bottling at natural cask strength by Duncan Taylor. A release of 519 numbered bottles.  More info
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$154.27
This was distilled at the Glen Keith distillery in September 1993. It was then aged for 18 years in a refill hogshead before bottling by Douglas Laing in December of 2011. A release of 320 bottles…  More info
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$128.55
November 1996 was a good year, if only because it was the year Loch Lomond distilled this Inchmurrin single malt Scotch whisky, which Signatory eventually bottled in November 2012. 1409 bottles of...  More info
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$60.62
Bottled from a mix of two hogsheads (casks 4704 and 4716), this is a 15 year old Aberfeldy from Signatory, distilled on the 17th July 1996 and bottled on the 2nd March 2012. A release of 847...  More info
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$64.81
This Glenrothes has been bottled from a single cask by Douglas Laing for their Director's Cut series. Glenrothes is a classic Speyside whisky from the town of Rothes.  More info
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$186.73
A Berry Bros. & Rudd independent bottling of Glen Keith distilled in 1993, before the distillery was mothballed in 1999. Lucky, this story has a happy ending as production started up again at Glen...  More info
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$123.36
Douglas Laing have bottled this Glentauchers from a single cask for their Old Malt Cask series. Interestingly very few computers are used at Glentauchers with the emphasis being very much on...  More info
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$110.18
From the Signatory Cask Strength Collection comes this fourteen year old Glenlivet, bottled from its sherry cask just six days before it turned fifteen.  More info
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$121.91
An 18 year old, single cask Glen Scotia, aged in a sherry hogshead before bottling in 2011 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. A beautifully dark whisky…  More info
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$120.98
A 16 year old Glenlivet from Signatory. Releases from this distillery are getting rarer, peeps… This one was matured in a single first fill Sherry butt. Yummers.  More info
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$79.74
The Longmorn distillery in Speyside distilled this single malt in May 1996 and left it to mature in a single 1st fill sherry butt for 17 years before it was bottled by Signatory with an outturn of 869...  More info
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$71.91
A rare Cask Strength Edition of Glen Keith 17 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Chivas Brothers. It was distilled in 1996 and released in 2013, the year that Glen Keith was reopened and...  More info
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$108.92
Distilled in 1996 at Glentauchers, this was aged for 15 years before bottling for Duncan Taylor's NC2 range in 2011.  More info
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$94.16
This is an eighteen year old bottling of Bladnoch from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. Bladnoch is Scotland's southernmost distillery and after being mothballed in 1993 it was reopened at the...  More info
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$122.05
This is a fifteen year old Mortlach from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.

The Old Malt Cask range began as a release of fifty bottlings in 1998 to commemorate Douglas Laing's fiftieth...  More info
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$111.77
A 16 year old Glentauchers bottled by Signatory on January 2 2012 as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Matured in bourbon cask number 1387, this is a fine, fresh tasting whisky with plenty to...  More info
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$97.12
A rich, biscuity whisky from BenRiach, distilled in 1996 and bottled by renowned wine merchants, BBR.  More info
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$63.39
This is an 18 year old single cask Aberfeldy from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. It was distilled in June 1994 before a maturation in a refill hogshead. It was bottled in June 2012 and there are...  More info
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$130.64
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