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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.

Macduff 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11785) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Macduff

From the Laing family's classic Old Malt Cask range comes this single cask Speyside whisky, distilled at Macduff in April 1997. The outturn more than 18 years later was 296 bottles.  More info

Macduff 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11785) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
18 year old
$77.21

Invergordon 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 105) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 59.1%
Invergordon

An independently bottled 18 year old Invergordon single grain Scotch whisky, presented at cask strength as part of the Pearls of Scotland range. This made its way into the cask in April 1997 and was…  More info

Invergordon 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 105) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
18 year old
$69.88

Auchentoshan 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 2197) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 55.3%
Auchentoshan

An independent bottling of 1998 vintage Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the Pearls of Scotland range. Auchentoshan is, of course, of the wonderful Lowland distilleries,…  More info

Auchentoshan 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 2197) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
16 year old
$85.88

Glen Keith 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11405) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Keith

Yet another independent bottling from Hunter Laing's wonderful Old Malt Cask range - this one features an 18 year old Glen Keith single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single refill hogshead. It was…  More info

Glen Keith 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11405) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
18 year old
$81.68

Glen Elgin 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Glen Elgin

A Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Glen Eglin single malt Scotch whisky. A seldom heard from distillery in the Speyside region despite Glen Elgin has been producing whisky since…  More info

Glen Elgin 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1998 vintage
$65.22

Benrinnes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12124) -The First Edition (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 52.8%
Benrinnes

Benrinnes single malt aged in a single refill hogshead for 18 years! It was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2015 by the chaps from Hunter Laing for The First Editions range, which was recently given…  More info

Benrinnes 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 12124) -The First Edition (Hunter Laing)
18 year old
$89.47

Macduff 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 587439) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 55.1%
Macduff

16 year old Macduff single malt, lovingly finished in a tiny octave cask. It was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015 at 55.1% ABV. This comes to us via Duncan Taylor's Octave range, and just 68…  More info

Macduff 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 587439) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
16 year old
$100.90

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old 1989 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

An 18 year old Bruichladdich single malt, distilled in 1989 and matured in a combination of bourbon and Madeira casks! This was bottled by Murray McDavid, who you may know bought the distillery in…  More info

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old 1989 (Murray McDavid)
18 year old
$379.34

Benrinnes 1998 (bottled 2015) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Benrinnes

Released as part of Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range, this is a 1998 vintage Benrinnes single malt Scotch whisky, which was drawn from refill Sherry hogshead by the stalwart indie…  More info

Benrinnes 1998 (bottled 2015) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1998 vintage
$52.67

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Minmore - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 57.9%
The Glenlivet

Bottled in 2012 after an 18 year old maturation in cask 22378, this release is part of The Glenlivet's excellent Single Cask Editions range. This edition is named Minmore after the old farm site on…  More info

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Minmore - Single Cask Edition
18 year old
$211.37

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 7636) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 59.2%
Glenfarclas

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling of 1998 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled as part of their Autumn 2014 Release. It was distilled in 1998, filled into a Sherry butt and left to age until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 7636) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
1998 vintage
$221.94

Glentauchers 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10779) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Glentauchers

An 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Glentauchers, a cracking distillery in the Speyside region. This bottling was distilled in December 1996 and set aside to mature in a single refill…  More info

Glentauchers 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10779) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
18 year old
$76.32

Inchmurrin 18 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Loch Lomond

Given all-new packaging in 2015, Inchmurrin is a single malt from Loch Lomond distillery named after the largest fresh water island in the British Isles (located on the Loch, which itself is the…  More info

Inchmurrin 18 Year Old
18 year old
$85.77

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1933) - Thompson's

70cl, 46.9%
Arran

French indie bottler Thompson's has bottled four Arran single malts which have been finished in Sauternes casks. This one, from cask #1933, was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014, was bottled with…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1933) - Thompson's
18 year old
$103.32

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's

70cl, 53.7%
Arran

A Chateau Labouade Sauternes cask finished Arran single malt. 668 individually numbered bottles were produced at natural cask strength without chill filtration. This is one of four rare 1996 'en…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's
18 year old
$103.32

Longmorn 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11070) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Longmorn

A rather interesting indie bottling of Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a new wood hogshead! It was distilled in October 1997 and bottled in February 2016 by Douglas Laing for their Old…  More info

Longmorn 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11070) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
18 year old
$80.10

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 96528) (Rest & Be Thankful)

70cl, 55.3%
Arran

Independently bottled single malt from the Arran distillery, presented by the Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company. This handsomely presented Island whisky was distilled in June 1996 and set aside to…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 96528) (Rest & Be Thankful)
18 year old
$94.87

Tamdhu 18 Year Old 1998 - Distiller's Art (Langside)

70cl, 48%
Tamdhu

An indie bottling of Tamdhu - we don't see nearly enough of these! This one was matured in a refill hogshead from August 1998 to 2016, before being bottled at 18 years old by Langside for the…  More info

Tamdhu 18 Year Old 1998 - Distiller's Art (Langside)
18 year old
$82.90

Ledaig 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Tobermory

Tasty peated whisky from the Tobermory distillery, bottled under the name Ledaig. It was distilled in April 1998 and was allowed to mature in a refill butt cask until June 2016, when Douglas Laing…  More info

Ledaig 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
18 year old
$85.45

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1932) - Thompson's

70cl, 46.3%
Arran

One of four Chateau Labouade Sauternes cask finished Arrans from Simon Thompson (whose father was an MD of Hine). The outturn of this cask was only 248 numbered bottles.  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1932) - Thompson's
18 year old
$103.32

Auchroisk 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 0547) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Auchroisk

This is an 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the excellent Auchroisk distillery! It was distilled back in 1996 and bottled in 2014 after enjoying a Port cask finish. 570 bottles were…  More info

Auchroisk 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 0547) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
18 year old
$69.84

Royal Brackla 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Brackla

A 1998 vintage Royal Brackla single malt, independently bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. It was matured in refill bourbon barrels from 1998 to 2014, when it was bottled for the Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info

Royal Brackla 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1
1998 vintage
$52.80

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Loch Lomond

This is an 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Loch Lomond distillery in the Highlands region. Loch Lomond are renowned for being able to produce a variety of styles at their distillery,…  More info

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old
18 year old
$82.32

Springbank 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10737) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Springbank

Single cask Springbank matured in a refill butt for more than 18 years from October 1996 to February 2015 with an outturn of 360 bottles. A nice round number.  More info

Springbank 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10737) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
18 year old
$205.33

Linkwood 16 Year Old 1998 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 45%
Linkwood

A Côte Rôtie French wine cask finished 16 year old Linkwood from Gordon & MacPhail. Côte Rôtie is a northern Rhône appelation made with full-bodied Syrah. 4,000 bottles have been produced.  More info

Linkwood 16 Year Old 1998 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
16 year old
$79.00

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