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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.

1997
A single cask Islay whisky from a secret distillery (let's just say its name rhymes with Moona-HAR-ven), this, as the name suggests, is a warming, spicy malt with loads of fruity flavour. Distilled in...  More info
1997 vintage
$109.81
Balblair 1997
(70cl, 43%)
The youngest of the trio of 2007 released Balblair 'vintages', this Balblair single malt enjoyed maturation in first fill ex-bourbon casks and it is pleasant to see whisky from the distillery standing...  More info
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1997 vintage
This is the second release of a 1997 vintage from the Highland distillery of Balblair. Balblair bucked convention a few years back by replacing age-statement with vintages like those of wine bottles.  More info
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1997 vintage
This was distilled at Ben Nevis in Autumn of 1997. It was then aged for 14 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling in Winter of 2012 for the Provenance range.  More info
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$76.97
Bottled as part of the Pearls of Scotland range, this is a single cask release of beautiful Ben Nevis single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in May 1997 and bottled in October 2014. This 17...  More info
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$115.91
A Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask bottling of Ben Nevis single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry cask from February 1997 to June 2014. 592 bottles were produced. A fab independent...  More info
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$120.47
17 year old Ben Nevis single malt, bottled as part of the Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited selection. It was distilled in 1997 and left to age in a single Sherry butt. And age it did! 747 bottles were...  More info
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$93.43
This is a Douglas Laing bottling of Ben Nevis single malt Scotch whisky from the ace distillery in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, right near the mountain that shares the same name (what a...  More info
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$126.00
One of a pair of 1997 vintage Clynelish single malts bottled in 2014 by Wemyss. This one was matured in a hogshead until 2013 and had an outturn of 371 bottles, then given the title Bench With A Sea...  More info
1997 vintage
$102.48
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The BenRiach Albariza is an 18 year old peated single malt from the Highland distillery which was initially matured in American oak casks before being finished in Pedro...  More info
18 years old
$110.52
An 18 year old from BenRiach, this was finished in Barolo wine casks from Gaja and the result is a very good whisky, released in 2010.  More info
18 years old
18 year old BenRiach, finished in Portuguese Moscatel wine casks, a popular aperitif wine in the country made with muscat grapes.  More info
18 years old
$75.97
Bottled at the higher strength of 46%abv (as opposed to previous Connoisseurs Choice bottlings) this is a 1997 vintage BenRiach, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail in 2012.  More info
1997 vintage
$72.13
10 year old Benrinnes, distilled in Autumn of 1997, this was aged in bourbon finished barrel number 3940 before bottling in Autumn 2007 by Douglas Laing.  More info
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A single cask Speyside. This was distilled at Benrinnes in Spring of 1997 and matured for 11 years in bourbon barrel number 4822 before bottling by Douglas Laing for the Provenance range in Winter of...  More info
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A Signatory bottling from Benrinnes. This was distilled on the 25th November 1997 and matured in two hogsheads (casks 95 and 96) for 12 years before bottling on the 14th December 2009. A release of...  More info
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A 13 year old Benrinnes, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 25th November 1997 and aged in hogsheads 97 and 98 before bottling on the 26th November 2010. A release of 809 numbered...  More info
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$39.86
This Benrinnes was matured in oak casks and bottled by Duncan Taylor. It's a clean and well-structured whisky with pronounced fruit notes.  More info
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$77.55
This was distilled in 1997 at Benrinnes and aged for 14 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor for their NC2 range in 2011.  More info
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$76.03
This is an eighteen year old bottling of Benrinnes 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...  More info
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$110.85
18 year old Benrinnes single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for Càrn Mòr's Strictly Limited range. A classic Speysider, that Benrinnes distillery. This one was distilled in 1996 and left to mature in 2...  More info
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$97.49
A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Benrinnes single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. It was distilled in 1997, matured in a mix of sherry butts and American oak casks and bottled in...  More info
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$55.50
Smoky, fleeting, and somewhat ethereal. Delicious single cask Bunnahabhain from Wemyss.  More info
1997 vintage
$111.91
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 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
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