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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.

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Distilled at Arran in 1996, this was aged in a sherry cask for 11 years before bottling at the Bruichladdich distillery by Murray McDavid in 2008. A release of 2,100 bottles.  More info
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This Cragganmore from Signatory was distilled on the 8th April 1992 and aged for 18 years in a pair of bourbon barrels before bottling in 2010 as a release of 629 bottles.  More info
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A cask strength, single cask Macallan, this was aged for 13 years before bottling in 2010 by Adelphi. A release of 300 bottles.  More info
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A 10 year old Springbank from the Old Malt Cask range from Douglas Laing. This was distilled in October 2006 and aged in refill hogshead number 3553 before bottling in May 2007.  More info
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$78.07
This was distilled at the sadly defunct Rosebank distillery in February 1990 and aged for 18 years in refill butt number 4655 before bottling for the Old Malt Cask range in September 2008. A release...  More info
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This was distilled at Glen Ord in January 1989 and aged in cask 3336 (a refill butt) for 18 years before bottling in February 2007. A release of 808 bottles from the Old Malt Cask range.  More info
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$80.83
A refill butt matured Lowlander. This was distilled at Auchentoshan in Summer 1996 before a decade in cask number 2860 before bottling in Summer 2006.  More info
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A 10 year old Aberlour from the Provenance range. This was distilled in the Winter of 1996 and aged in refill hogshead number 3113 before bottling in Winter 2006. Lots of spicy notes, particularly...  More info
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$50.38
This Macallan was distilled in 1996 and aged for 13 years before bottling for Duncan Taylor's NC2 range in 2010.  More info
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This single cask Linkwood was distilled on the 16th September 1991 and aged for 18 years in hogshead number 10346 before bottling on the 26th May 2010 for the Bladnoch forum. A release of 252 numbered...  More info
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An 18 year old Speyside from the Longmorn distillery. This was distilled in 1992 and aged in refill butts before bottling in 2010 by the Vintage Malt Whisky Company for their Cooper's Choice range.  More info
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$89.55
An 18 year old Campbeltown single malt distilled on the 17th April 1991 and aged in hogshead number 1045 before bottling on the 15th December 2009. A release of 419 bottles.  More info
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Distilled in Speyside's Glen Moray distillery in April 1996 before a 13 year maturation and a Sauternes barrel finish. A release of 1419 bottles from the Dun Bheagan range.  More info
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An 18 year old from Ian MacLeod's Chieftain's Choice range. This was distilled in October 1990 and aged for 18 years in cask number 91781 before bottling in May 2009. A release of 312 bottles.  More info
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This was distilled at the Tamnavulin distillery in Speyside in December of 1991 before ageing for 18 years in a refill hogshead. Bottled for the Old Malt Cask range in April 2010, a release of 334...  More info
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$103.37
This was distilled at the Glen Scotia distillery in Campbeltown in March of 1992, and aged in a refill hogshead and finished in a sherry cask before bottling in April 2010. A release of 222 bottles...  More info
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A 1989 vintage from the Bruichladdich distillery and a very unusual whisky indeed; this was aged for 18 years in bourbon casks, before a finish in Kosher wine casks from the Carmel winery in Israel...  More info
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A sherry matured Arran. This was distilled on the 12th August 1996 and aged for 13 years in cask number 536 before bottling on the 5th February 2010. A release of 325 individually numbered bottles.  More info
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18 year old from the Highland Park distillery. This is an incredible single malt aged in bourbon casks and finished in Cellier de la Donna Grenache Blanc wine barrels. A release of 1,152 bottles...  More info
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A single cask from the Glen Scotia distillery in Campbeltown. This was distilled in May 1991 and aged in cask number 71375 for 18 years before bottling in April 2010 as part of a release of 252...  More info
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A 12 year old Highland Park distilled in the Winter of 1996, and bottled in Spring of 2009 by Douglas Laing. This was matured in a single cask, refill hogshead number 5191.  More info
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A release of 677 bottles of Tobermory matured in sherry butt number 5993. This was distilled in February 1996 and bottled in March of 2010 by Douglas Laing.  More info
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An 18 year old from the legendary Speyside distillery, Macallan. This was bottled for Alchemist with no chill filtration or added colouring.  More info
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A 12 year old from the Isle of Arran, bottled for Murray McDavid. This was distilled in 1996, initially matured in bourbon barrels and then enhanced in casks from Premier Cru Margaux casks from...  More info
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Distilled at the Glenburghie (sic) distillery in 1989, this was initially matured in bourbon casks, the casks were selected by Jim McEwan, and they were then transferred into Rivesaltes casks, before...  More info
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$92.83
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