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Scotch Single Malt Whisky

Single malt Scotch whisky is one of the most revered spirits in the world. It has such scope for variation, it can offer complexity or simplicity, unbridled power or a subtle whisper. To legally be called a single malt Scotch, the whisky must be distilled at a single distillery in Scotland, in a copper pot still from nothing other than malted barley, yeast and water. It must then be aged in an oak cask for at least three years and a day, and be bottled at no less than 40% abv.

There are regional variations within Scotland, and terroir and geography play a massive part in the character of the whisky. Though in a Scotch single malt, it is the oak barrel that has the largest effect upon the character of the finished spirit, purported to be at least 60% of the final flavour.

The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old 1976 (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 59.8%
Glendullan

2014 marks the first time the Singleton of Glendullan has been released as part of Diageo's Special Release. Exciting stuff, especially considering this is a 38 year old single malt, matured in…  More info

The Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old 1976 (2014 Special Release)
$809.39

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 978074) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 50.8%
Bruichladdich

Independently bottled 21 year old Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2014 following a finishing period in a tiny Sherry Octave cask. Just 87 bottles of this…  More info

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 978074) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$157.58

Mannochmore 1998 - Managers Choice

70cl, 59.1%
Mannochmore

The Manager's choice release from Mannochmore. Part of Diageo's much-talked-about project to release a series of single-casks - this malt hit a score of 87 on Serge's Whiskyfun website.  More info

Mannochmore 1998 - Managers Choice
$215.41

Smith's Glenlivet 1946 (bottled 1992) - Gordon and MacPhail

70cl, 40%
The Glenlivet

Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, this Glenlivet has been aged beyond belief! Distilled by the Speyside legends in 1946 and bottled in 1992, the whisky has had decades to contemplate the universe,…  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1946 (bottled 1992) - Gordon and MacPhail
$3,797.01

Tamdhu 1971 (bottled 2013) - The Macphail's Collection

70cl, 43%
Tamdhu

Tamdhu reopened in 2012, having been mothballed back in 2009, but this whisky was distilled back in 1971. Back then, the distillery only has a single pair of stills, Apollo 14 was landing on the moon…  More info

Tamdhu 1971 (bottled 2013) - The Macphail's Collection
$578.25

Speyside 15 Year Old - Single Minded (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Douglas Laing

From Douglas Laing's Single Minded selection comes a 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from secret distillery in the Speyside region. Which one? Who knows... Either way, this is a sweet, malty…  More info

Speyside 15 Year Old - Single Minded (Douglas Laing)
$60.57

Balvenie 46 Year Old 1968 (cask 7293) - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter One

70cl, 45.9%
Balvenie

This is one of five highly collectible bottlings that make up the first chapter of the Balvenie DCS Compendium - in fact, this is the oldest whisky in Chapter One; a 46 year old single malt Scotch…  More info

Balvenie 46 Year Old 1968 (cask 7293) - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter One
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$20,504.48

Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 (bottled 2015) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%
Craigellachie

7 year old Craigellachie single malt, bottled as part of the Hepburn's Choice indie bottling range! Interestingly, this whisky (which was distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2015) was allowed a…  More info

Craigellachie 7 Year Old 2008 (bottled 2015) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$45.14

Glenfarclas 1976 (cask 3105) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 41.8%
Glenfarclas

A 1976 vintage Family Cask release from Glenfarclas, bottled as part of the Summer 2014 Release. This stunning dram was matured in refill butt #3105 from 1976 to March 2014. It was bottled with an…  More info

Glenfarclas 1976 (cask 3105) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$3,600.57

Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1969 (cask 682) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40.4%
Tomintoul

45 year old Tomintoul single malt - quite a rare sight, I'm sure you'll agree, considering that this was distilled in 1969 and the distillery was founded only a few years earlier in 1964! This has…  More info

Tomintoul 45 Year Old 1969 (cask 682) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
$1,614.40

Glen Moray 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 56.2%
Glen Moray

Bottled by WM Cadenhead, this is a Small Batch release of 22 year old Glen Moray single malt Scotch whisky, distilled back in 1992. The bottle refers to the distillery using its rather traditional…  More info

Glen Moray 22 Year Old 1992 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$95.31

Mortlach 1981 (bottled 2015) (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

1981 vintage Mortlach single malt from Gordon & MacPhail's Rare Vintage range, mature in refill remade American oak hogsheads.  More info

Mortlach 1981 (bottled 2015) (Gordon & MacPhail)
$284.39

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 4126) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 40.9%
Glenfarclas

Filled into a single 'plain' or refill hogshead back in 1962 and bottled in July 2014 for release in Autumn of that year, this Glenfarclas Speyside malt whisky (or Highland, as they place on their…  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 4126) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$5,358.20

Cragganmore 25 Year Old 1988 (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 51.4%
Cragganmore

It's been a little while since we've seen a Cragganmore in the Diageo Special Release line-up, so we're very happy to see this Speyside single malt was picked for the 2014 squad! This 1988 vintage…  More info

Cragganmore 25 Year Old 1988 (2014 Special Release)
$345.82

Miltonduff 20 Year Old 1995 (The Malt Whisky Company)

70cl, 56.8%
Miltonduff

This is a 20 year old Miltonduff single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill hoggie and bottled by Stuart Nickerson's The Malt Whisky Company. Stuart Nickerson was previously the Managing…  More info

Miltonduff 20 Year Old 1995 (The Malt Whisky Company)
$164.82

Glen Grant 1961 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

The bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this Glen Grant vintage as "rich and soothing - one to savour." It was distilled in 1961 and matured in first fill sherry casks.  More info

Glen Grant 1961 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$863.35

Glen Grant 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

Distilled in 1960 at Speyside's Glen Grant distillery, this was matured in first fill sherry butts. Bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this as "uncomplicated - a rich, sherried malt."  More info

Glen Grant 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)
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$953.16

Strathisla 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Strathisla

A complex 1960 vintage from the Strathisla distillery, this was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail having been matured in a first fill sherry butt. This is described by the producers as a "Full-bodied…  More info

Strathisla 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$1,078.10

Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 7476) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 52.1%
Auchroisk

At the time of writing, this single cask bottling of 21 year old Auchroisk is close to being half as old as the distillery itself, as Auchroisk was founded in 1974. Of course, this rather amusing…  More info

Auchroisk 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 7476) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$104.09

Auchroisk 18 Year Old 1994 (cask 9877) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Auchroisk

An 18 year old bottling of Auchroisk from the newly formed Hunter Laing (previously part of Douglas Laing). Cask 9877 (a refill hogshead) produced just 311 bottles of this wonderful whisky.  More info

Auchroisk 18 Year Old 1994 (cask 9877) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$92.45

Caperdonich 41 Year Old 1972 (cask 7458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.7%
Caperdonich

A Duncan Taylor bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the closed Caperdonich distillery, distilled in 1972 and matured in cask 7458 for a massive 41 years! Though Caperdocih shut its doors back…  More info

Caperdonich 41 Year Old 1972 (cask 7458) - Tantalus (Duncan Taylor)
$1,238.57

Glen Grant 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

The 1948 vintage from Gordon and MacPhail's range from the Glen Grant distillery. This was matured in first fill sherry casks. The result is a coffee rich, sherried dram.  More info

Glen Grant 1948 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$3,178.20

Diùn Laoch 11 Year Old 1992 (cask 31) - Mystery Malt (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Murray McDavid

A Mystery Malt! A single malt Scotch whisky from a secret Speyside distillery, bottled by Murray McDavid. Matured in a single cask, the outturn was 196 bottles at 46% abv.  More info

Diùn Laoch 11 Year Old 1992 (cask 31) - Mystery Malt (Murray McDavid)
$101.39

Port Askaig 45 Year Old (Speciality Drinks)

70cl, 40.8%
Speciality Drinks

45 year old single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed Islay distillery, presented as part of the Speciality Drinks Port Askaig range. The whisky for this release was drawn from 5 Sherry butts and…  More info

Port Askaig 45 Year Old (Speciality Drinks)
$1,295.02

Macduff 1997 (cask 5232) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company) (bottled 2013)

70cl, 54.4%
Macduff

From the Pearls of Scotland range of independently bottled whiskies comes this single cask Macduff single malt. Cask #5232 was laid down in Autumn 1997 and opened up in Autumn of 2013, producing 300…  More info

Macduff 1997 (cask 5232) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company) (bottled 2013)
$91.61

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