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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
Distilled at the Tormore distillery in 1996 and aged for 11 years before bottling in 2007 for Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
1996 vintage
$55.35
The 18 year old was release to replace the Isle of Jura 21, and this was matured in Oloroso sherry and American white oak casks.  More info
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18 years old
A premium 18 year old blend from Johnnie Walker, Gold Label is a fruity, rich whisky with the Highland malt Clynelish at its heart. Jim Murray awarded this 96 points.  More info
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18 years old
$92.59
A sherry finished, peated single malt from Loch Lomond, part of a release of just 380 bottles, distilled in January 1996 and bottled in September 2005 under the Croftengea label.  More info
1996 vintage
A 17 year old Glendronach matured in a single PX cask that yielded 709 delicious bottles at a natural cask strength of 53.1% abv.  More info
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$130.41
Tamdhu 18 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
A light, honeyed 18 year old single malt from the Tamdhu distillery in Speyside.  More info
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18 years old
428 bottles of liquid Christmas ahoy! These beauties have been maturing since 1996 and those 16 years have been time well spent – big and powerful, as well as interesting, this is a real treat of a...  More info
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$71.88
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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$136.21
Signatory always find wonderful whiskies for their Cask Strength Collection, and they've stuck gold with this 16 year old Glentauchers. Two bourbon barrels full of liquid gold (or whisky, as some...  More info
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$108.85
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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$68.39
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The Fall 2013 edition of the Sazerac 18 Year Old Straight Rye is here! Previous editions have been adored by many, including Jim Murray who gave the 2008 Sazerac 18 a...  More info
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18 years old
$189.96
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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$57.07
The ultimate rye whiskey, this 18 year old is an Editor's Choice at Whisky Mag. Malt Advocate’s John Hansell consistently praises this very highly and this was actually Jim Murray’s World Whisky of...  More info
18 years old
Maximum one bottle per customer.It's arrived! Last year's release of this incredible Rye was Jim Murray's 2010 World Whisky of the Year, quite an accolade. We couldn't wait to try the 2009 release of...  More info
18 years old
Quite a rare bottling, a sell out malt. This was matured largely in sherry with a little in bourbon. This was released in 2009 as part of an outturn of 7,800 bottles.  More info
18 years old
Connoisseur's choice bottling of Dalmore from 1996. Bottled by Gordon and Macphail.  More info
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$49.94
An 18 year old from the now silent Imperial Distillery. Part of the highly regarded Chieftain's Choice series from Ian MacLeod.  More info
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The volcanic power of Talisker caressed with the juicy, fruity character of an Amroso sherry cask. This 1996 distillers edition is superb, particularly in balance, with a tarry, thick mouthfeel...  More info
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In February 2009 a group of Tasters and Managers gathered to choose single cask expressions to represent each of Diageo's 27 malt whisky distilleries. This Teaninich has a very unique character, part...  More info
1996 vintage
An old edition of Glenmorangie 18 Year Old, from before the LVMH takeover and Christian Dior-esque packaging. Jim Murray describes this as "a rich, mouth-filling dram".  More info
18 years old
This single cask was distilled at Edradour in 1996 and finished in a Barolo wine barrel from Angelo Gaja, a famed Italian wine producer from Piemonte, popular for Barolo and Barbesco wines.  More info
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A very rare single grain whisky! This was distilled at Cambus on the 24th July 1991 and matured in refill butt number 55884 for 18 years before bottling on the 18th January 2010. A rare release of...  More info
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A single cask, 18 year old Longmorn. This was matured in single cask number 18743, a sherry hogshead. Signatory bottled this on the 25th June 2008, the result was a release of 256 bottles.  More info
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Some delicious single cask Dalmore! This was distilled on the 11th September 1990 and matured for 18 years in sherry butt number 9413. Bottled at cask strength on the 22nd October 2008 by Signatory, a...  More info
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$91.87
18 Year Old single cask Glen Garioch. This was distilled on the 6th April 1990 and matured for 18 years in hogshead number 2695. Bottled by Signatory on the 25th June 2008 as part of a release of just...  More info
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