This collection represents some of our oldest and most elegant whiskies that have in some cases spent up to 50 years maturing in warehouses around Scotland. As a whisky matures, the character of the spirit is transformed by the wood - it becomes softer, deeper and richer, with a depth of complexity and character that is unable to be created any other way.
These beautiful old whiskies are just a small handful of the vintages we have available, if you are looking for a whisky from a particular year or era to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, please contact us by email or phone us on 0800 944 759.
Old & Elegant - Vintage and special whiskies
Burnside 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 27 years old 47%
Burnside is not the name of a distillery, but rather a name given to a 'teaspooned' malt coming from one of Dufftown's most famous distilleries, owned by William Grant & Sons. This whisky comes primarily from the one distillery (that has its own floor maltings), with a very small portion of whisky from another distillery added to it - to pre...
Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 31 years old 49.4%
This spectacularly old Caol Ila has been hand-selected by the team at Signatory Vintage from just a single cask, laid down 31 years ago in 1983. Whiskies of this age from Caol Ila are complex and deep, the smoke and peat flavours are softer, more integrated and mellow but always present like the embers of a peat fire. There is a gentle tang of t...
Caperdonich 'Old and Rare' 1994 / 21 years old 59.6%
Although 2010 saw the demolition of the distillery, Caperdonich closed its doors for the final time in 2001 making this single cask bottling a piece of liquid history. Stewart Laing describes it as having a sweet nose, with notes of apple, pear and creme brulee, whilst the palate is smooth and creamy with characteristics of fudge and soft fruits...
Catto's 25 years old 40%
We take a quarter of a century to mature only the finest whiskies in carefully selected American Oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, which Catto's Master Blender then meticulously combines to create this celebrated dram. A sweet, complex and full bodied aroma with hints of rich vanilla, leather and spices followed by bright overtones of cooked p...
Dufftown 'Cadenhead' 1978 / 37 years old 47.3%
Distilled all the way back in 1978, this single cask Dufftown was bottled by Wm Cadenhead in 2015, producing only 192 bottles.Exceptionally complexed with aromas of vanilla, creme brulee and lots of juicy fruits before transferring onto the palate, which is not overly sweet. There are hints of caramel and nutmeg before finishing with sweet spice...
Glenfarclas 30 years old 43%
The Glenfarclas 30 years old has returned to our shelves with all new packaging depicting the iconic red painted warehouse doors at the distillery. Considered by many as the benchmark of the Speyside single malt style, each sniff and sip conjures up images of old fashioned Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and a medley of dried fruits soaked in ...
Glenfarclas 40 years old 43%
The long-awaited return of the 40 year old Glenfarclas has arrived. This new release is packaged in an all-new wooden box that is modelled after the famous red warehouse doors of the distillery. This is one of the most complex and sophisticated whiskies we have ever stocked - aromas and flavours of prunes, dates, leather armchairs, walnuts and c...
Glenfiddich 'Excellence' 26 years old 43%
This vibrant, yet soft and delicate expression from Glenfiddich has spent 26 long years maturing in ex American Bourbon casks. The aroma is floral in character, with notes of spring blossom and violets. It has a deep and complex balance of sweetness and dry oak tannin. To taste there is a soft brown sugar, vanilla sweetness. A deep oak flavour g...
Glenglassaugh 1968 / 45 years old #1601 44.3%
This stupendously old single cask Glenglassaugh was laid down in 1968 and bottled at a staggering 45 years old. Master distiller Billy Walker's tasting notes mention red candy apples, delicate spiced oranges, pineapples, green apple and waves of passionfruit and cedar, with lime zest in the background. A once in a lifetime experience.
Port Ellen 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1980 / 2015 46%
This new release from Gordon and MacPhail comes from Islay's long-lost distillery, Port Ellen. Closed in 1983 during the whisky bust of the early 80's, Port Ellen has become one of the most iconic of Scotland's silent distilleries, sought after by collectors and whisky drinkers alike. This release is limited to just 236 bottles of which just a h...
Port Ellen 'Xtra Old Particular' 1982 / 33 years old 55.6%
Amongst Scotland's closed distilleries the Port Ellen distillery remains one of the most sought-after and sorely-missed. Its closure and partial demolition in 1983 reduced the distillery's on the island at the time to 7, and though there is still a maltings at the site, spirit has not flowed their since. This expression comes from Douglas Laing ...
Teaninich 'Adelphi' 1983 / 32 years old #6744 50.8%
Distilled in 1983 and bottled from a single cask after 32 years of maturation this is a facinatingly complex dram, showing nutty (sesame oil), marzipan and dirty smoke and a hint of the inside of an old chest of drawers. The taste is immediately rich and viscous with nougat, peanuts and nut brittle. This is delicately combined with the hint of h...