Vintage Cask Collection

These very rare, exquisite whiskies are among the finest in our portfolio. The casks come from some of Scotland’s most respected distilleries, bottled at vintages rarely found.

Each is carefully managed over the years. When we judge it has reached its prime, we bottle at cask strength without chill-filtering and with its natural colour, ensuring the fullest flavours and true characteristics are retained for your enjoyment.

As is the nature of single cask whiskies, these expressions are extremely limited in number.

Latest Releases
  • Auchroisk 1993

    Auchroisk26YO VCC
    Distillery Region
    Speyside
    Cask Type
    Bourbon
    Cask Number
    2788
    Date Distilled
    19.02.1993
    Date Bottled
    09.09.2019
    No. of Bottles
    243
    Age
    26 Years Old
    Strength
    49.5% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Golden amber.
    Nose
    White jasmine, heather honey, dandelion and lime.
    Palate
    Cinnamon toast, blood orange and liquorice.
    Finish
    Citrus zest and nutmeg as the oak begins to stamp its authority.

    Further Information

    Hard to find (a mile north-west of the tiny hamlet of Mulben), difficult to pronounce (“Orth-rusk”), and mainly bottled under a different name (Singleton), you’d be forgiven for thinking Diageo want to keep Auchroisk a secret. With beautiful floral top-notes, we’d happily shout about this bourbon hogshead from the rooftops.

  • Tamnavulin 1988

    Tamnavulin31YO VCC
    Distillery Region
    Speyside
    Cask Type
    Bourbon
    Cask Number
    10026 (part)
    Date Distilled
    03.06.1988
    Date Bottled
    24.06.2019
    No. of Bottles
    132
    Age
    31 Years Old
    Strength
    46.9% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Rich amber.
    Nose
    Earl Grey tea, marzipan, leather saddle and rose petal.
    Palate
    Seville orange, truffle, liquorice and black pepper.
    Finish
    An elegant and refined conclusion of gentle oak spices, mixed nuts and mild clove.

    Further Information

    Spice & Oak - Speyside’s “Mill on the Hill” has enjoyed something of a renaissance recently. Sadly however, Tamnavulin’s closure between 1995 – 2007 means mature casks like this, displaying bergamot tea, almonds and spice, are in short supply.

  • Glen Grant 1988

    Glen Grant 30 Year Old
    Distillery Region
    Speyside
    Cask Type
    Sherry
    Cask Number
    9173 (part)
    Date Distilled
    08.04.1988
    Date Bottled
    15.03.2019
    No. of Bottles
    202
    Age
    30 Years Old
    Strength
    54.8% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Dundee orange marmalade.
    Nose
    Walnuts, hazelnuts, gooseberry and banana chips.
    Palate
    Almond butter, gentian and vanilla.
    Finish
    Exceptionally nutty, with cacao nibs and Seville orange.
  • Miltonduff 1983

    Miltonduff 34 Year Old
    Distillery Region
    Speyside
    Cask Type
    Bourbon
    Cask Number
    7449
    Date Distilled
    15.12.1983
    Date Bottled
    12.11.2018
    No. of Bottles
    150
    Age
    34 Years Old
    Strength
    47.3% alc./vol

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Polished brass.
    Nose
    Jackfruit, chamomile, pistachio and violet.
    Palate
    Nectarine, baked apple and cinnamon.
    Finish
    Delicate rose water and spearmint.
Previous Releases
  • Highland Park 1995

    Distillery Region
    Island
    Cask Type
    Bourbon
    Cask Number
    136090
    Date Distilled
    20.06.1995
    Date Bottled
    17.08.2018
    No. of Bottles
    290
    Age
    23 Years Old
    Strength
    53.9% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Buffed brass.
    Nose
    Hickory smoke, wax candles and traditional dunnage warehouse.
    Palate
    Full and oily with seared ham and a rich honey glaze.
    Finish
    An Orkney gem that’s equal parts salt, sweet and savoury.
  • Bowmore 1990

    Distillery Region
    Islay
    Cask Type
    Bourbon
    Cask Number
    4165
    Date Distilled
    04.12.1990
    Date Bottled
    06.03.2018
    No. of Bottles
    194
    Age
    27 Years Old
    Strength
    50.6% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Burnt orange.
    Nose
    Islay sea breeze, tobacco and gunpowder tea.
    Palate
    Sherbet lemon, salted butter and liquorice root.
    Finish
    Fading smoke with a horseradish twist.

    Further Information

    One of our original cask stock purchased by Tim Morrison for the company in 1991. An extremely rare barrel from our warehouse stock at Bowmore, Islay. A must for purist Bowmore lovers.

  • Longmorn 1985

    Distillery Region
    Speyside
    Cask Type
    Bourbon
    Cask Number
    8897
    Date Distilled
    24.09.1985
    Date Bottled
    06.03.2018
    No. of Bottles
    167
    Age
    32 Years Old
    Strength
    51.2% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Bronze glimmer.
    Nose
    Sliced apple, toasted coconut, strawberries and cream.
    Palate
    Soft peach, white chocolate and gooseberry.
    Finish
    Kola nut, spiced vanilla glaze, oregano and thyme.

    Further Information

    One of our favourite casks of all time. Aged for a LONG time in a bourbon hogshead but we don’t MOURN the bottling! The result is a sublimely smooth and perfectly balanced malt. As good as a 32 year old cask gets. An aged malt to savour.

  • Bunnahabhain 1987

    Cask Type
    Bourbon Hogshead
    Cask Number
    1298
    Date Distilled
    June 1987
    Date Bottled
    June 2017
    No. of Bottles
    243
    Age
    30 Years Old
    Strength
    48.3% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Radiant amber.
    Nose
    Mandarin, nectarine, kiwi and walnut, new leather and Aloe vera.
    Palate
    Lime, mango and coconut with toasted whole grain oats.
    Finish
    Fresh, fruity and opulent with bright green notes. A true nectar of the Gods.
  • Bowmore 1989

    Cask Type
    Sherry Hogshead
    Cask Number
    1098
    Date Distilled
    February 1989
    Date Bottled
    February 2017
    No. of Bottles
    182
    Age
    28 Years Old
    Strength
    47.1% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Gleaming copper.
    Nose
    Strawberry jam, raisins, crispy duck and smoke.
    Palate
    Crêpes Suzette, fruit cake, earthiness.
    Finish
    Dry wood smoke with a perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
  • Cragganmore 1986

    Cask Type
    Bourbon Hogshead
    Cask Number
    1492
    Date Distilled
    June 1986
    Date Bottled
    February 2017
    No. of Bottles
    161
    Age
    33 Years Old
    Strength
    56.8% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Lemon gold lustre.
    Nose
    Yellow peach, pear, Fino sherry and lush grass.
    Palate
    Soft orchard fruits and a hint of tobacco.
    Finish
    Dry, herbal and lightly fruity. A premium distillate with the subtle complexity of three decades maturation.
  • Dufftown 1982

    Cask Type
    Bourbon hogshead
    Cask Number
    18583
    Date Distilled
    November 1982
    Date Bottled
    March 2016
    No. of Bottles
    198
    Age
    33 Years Old
    Strength
    53.6% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Rich gold
    Nose
    Deep, rounded, juicy barley aromas, honey and syrup.
    Palate
    Exquisitely smooth with sweet vanilla, more honey and chocolate.
    Finish
    A silky-smooth aged Dufftown single cask.
  • Girvan Grain 1964

    Cask Type
    Bourbon Barrel
    Date Distilled
    September 1964
    Date Bottled
    March 2015.
    No. of Bottles
    255
    Age
    50 Years Old
    Strength
    46.8% alc./vol.

    Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Amber.
    Nose
    Deep and exquisite aromas of orange peel, dark chocolate truffles, Brazil nuts, nutmeg, rich honey and coconut.
    Palate
    Silky. Luscious vanilla, sweet oranges, banana bread, some liquorice and spicy notes. Gorgeous…
    Finish
    Whisky from a bygone age, in an extraordinary fresh cask.

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