Connoisseurs Choice

Rare and Interesting whiskies - 3rd Party Bottling (35ml).

Caol Ila 2002, 46%

Classic Islay malt distilled in 2002 and matured for 16 years in bourbon barrels with a limited release of 1,100 bottles. Salted butter, seaweed, sugared almond and lemon peel on the palate, richly coastal all the way through the finish.

Allt-A-Bhainne 1996, 50.8%

A Speyside distillery in the town of Keith and one of the first designed to be operated by one person! This cask strength bottling was matured in a refill American hogshead for 22 years. Shortbread & sponge on the nose, citrus sweet takes centre stage on the palate.

Glenburgie 2004, 46%

Founded in 1810, this Speyside single malt is used in Ballantine’s whose status as the second largest blend in the world accounts for the fact that Glenburgie sightings are as frequent as the Loch Ness monster!  Fruitcake, pecans, guava and some spicy nutmeg will tease your palate!

Glen Keith 1993, 49.3%

One of the younger distilleries in Scotland, having only been founded in 1957 by the Chivas Brothers. This is only one of 205 bottles produced! Slightly herbaceous at first with pineapple and white grape notes followed by oily walnut and a lingering touch of golden syrup.

Glentauchers 1991, 56.8%

Glentauchers’ has always gone into blends on the lighter side. Accordingly, the set up – long ferments, slow distillation –  lends itself to this style. This is cask strength though and bucks the trend with a palate of barley sugar, tobacco, chocolate brownies, cinnamon and quince!

Tomatin 1989, 53.2%

A highland malt from the village of Tomatin, it is thought that whisky has been distilled on the site since the 16th century, when cattle drovers would buy from a local still! Chocolatey notes arrive on the palate, followed by sharp green apple, buttery pastry and white pepper.