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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 cask strength 10 year old from Edradour, this bottling has been finished in wine casks from the Cotes de Provence, this single malt is part of a limited release of just 459 bottles.  More info
1996 vintage
A 50cl bottling distilled in 1996 and finished in Madeira. A thick, sweet Edradour release.  More info
1996 vintage
This special 18 year old expression from Famous Grouse is actually a blended malt, meaning there is no grain whisky in this.  More info
18 years old
The rare first release of the bourbon matured expression from the Bruichladdich distillery, this 18 year old then enjoyed a further finish in Willi Opitz Pinot Noir casks and exhibits some crisp...  More info
18 years old
$107.49
A comparatively recent release from Bunnahabhain, a less-peated dram from Islay, this single malt has been sherry matured for 18 years and exhibits coastal notes and some medicinal undertones.  More info
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18 years old
Distilled at Miltonduff in June 1996 and aged in refill sherry casks no. 9446 and no. 9449 before bottling at cask strength in May 2007 by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
1996 vintage
$84.56
This 1996 vintage bottling from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice is a veritable exhibition of Caol Ila's character, there is a fruity freshness underpinning phenols and a strong coastal...  More info
1996 vintage
Distilled at the Caol Ila distillery in 1996, Gordon and MacPhail matured this in their Elgin-based warehouses in refill sherry casks. The result is a rich, coastal dram, with fruity freshness and...  More info
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1996 vintage
$99.64
Speymalt is the name of Gordon and MacPhail's range from Macallan. This was distilled in 1996 and matured in refill sherry hogsheads.  More info
1996 vintage
Distilled at the Tormore distillery in 1996 and aged for 11 years before bottling in 2007 for Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
1996 vintage
$57.41
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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$95.29
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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This single sherry cask from Arran was distilled on the 9th September 1996 and bottled on the 15th June 2009. A release of 280 bottles from cask number 1287.  More info
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The Manager's Choice range includes a single cask from each of Diageo's distilleries. This Glen Spey was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2009, cask number 240.  More info
1996 vintage
A single cask Speyside whisky from the Strathmill distillery. This was bottled as part of the Managers Choice range from Diageo. Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2009, cask number 5503.  More info
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1996 vintage
$295.12
A really delicious 18 year old from Bladnoch. This was distilled back in the Diageo days of the Bladnoch distillery, and it offers a wonderful character.  More info
18 years old
Floral, fruity and barley rich, a great, crisp 18 year old from the Bladnoch distillery, really recommend this one.  More info
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18 years old
A Coopers Choice bottling of Ben Nevis, distilled in 1996, matured in refill sherry butt number 817 and bottled in 2009.  More info
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An 18 year old single barrel bourbon named after the Reverend Elijah Craig, credited with discovering the benefits of ageing bourbon in charred barrels. This is a rich and delectable whiskey, the...  More info
18 years old
$76.14

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