These are fascinating whiskies to try, uniquely different to other whiskies, and at the present time they offer extremely good value for money their age compared to single malts.
Scotch Grain Whisky
Ayrshire 'Signatory' 1998 / 16 years old 43%
Part of Signatory Vintages small single grain collection, this single cask was distilled at William Grant & Sons Girvan distillery in 1998. A lovely lighter style of whisky with typical notes of boiled sweets and butterscotch. Bottled in 2015 at 46%.
Caledonian 'Cadenhead' 1987 / 29 years old 52.3%
At the peak of its production the Caledonian distillery was one of Scotland's largest grain distilleries, situated near the Haymarket in Edinburgh. Originally named after the town, it was founded in 1885 and operated until its closure in 1988 and its eventual conversion into apartments. This is the first example of a 'Cally' that we have had in ...
Caledonian 'Xtra Old Particular' 1976 / 40 years old 55.1%
This 40 year old whisky comes from the Caledonian distillery which was at one time one of the largest grain whisky producers in Scotland. Situated in Edinburgh, Caledonian closed in the late 1980's and there have been very few bottlings of its whisky, this being only the second we have had in our store. The tasting notes from Fred Laing, owner o...
Cameronbridge 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 26 years old 56.6%
Distilled at the Cameronbridge grain distillery, this is a wonderful example of the complex and delicate flavours found in old grain whisky. Runny honey, brandy snaps and milk chocolate are found on the nose, with a soft woodiness and plenty of vanilla, ginger and toffee on the palate. The finish is long, fruity (pears) and with a soft earthy no...
Carsebridge 'Sovereign' 1965 / 50 years old 41.5%
We think this incredibly rare bottling is the first example of Carsebridge we've had here at Whisky Galore. The distillery dates back to the 1700s, initially producing malt whisky before moving to grain after a few decades and by 1980 it was the biggest distillery in Scotland. Unfortunately just a few years later it become one of the victims of ...
Girvan 'Sovereign' 1988 / 26 years old 56.3%
Hedonism by Compass Box 43%
Hedonism is Blended Grain Scotch Whisky, coming from small batches of casks from Cameron Bridge, Cambus and other grain distilleries in Scotland. Unlike single malt whisky which are made from malted barley, grain whiskies are made from a variety of grains. This 100% grain spirit is laid down in first-fill American oak casks for maturation which ...
Invergordon 'Cadenhead' 1972 / 43 years old 48.3%
Distilled in the column stills at the Invergordon single grain distillery, this two-barrel bottling from casks that were originally laid down on the 13th of December 1972. The two casks matured quietly for a remarkable 43 years before the decision was made to bottle them. For such an old whisky, it is still fresh and not overwhelmed by the wood ...
Invergordon 'Sovereign' 1984 / 30 years old 59.6%
Distilled in the far north of Scotland beyond Inverness at the Invergordon distillery, this is a rare example of a 'single grain' whisky. Matured for 30 years, it displays the deeply aromatic qualities old whisky, with notes of fresh buttery shortbread, exotic fruit and lots of nutty spice. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 59.6% without any...
North British 'Cadenhead' 1985 / 31 years old 55%
Distilled on April Fool's day in 1985, this single cask grain whisky comes from North British, Edinburgh's last remaining distillery. Made from grains other than malted barley and distilled in a column still, this is very sweet and light dram with lots of confectionary notes like marshmallow, toffee apple, pear drops and creamy vanilla toffee. F...
North British 'Sovereign' 1989 / 25 years old 59.7%
Distilled at the North British grain distillery, this bottling from Hunter Laing & Co. is a rare example of a single cask, single grain whisky. The flavours are typical of old grain whisky - freshly and strongly vanilla'd, with peaches, rhubarb and stewed prunes and a toffee'd, butterscotch and orchard fruit flavours. At 59.7%, for its age i...
Port Dundas 'Cadenhead' 1988 / 27 years old 50.9%
Port Dundas is a grain distillery situated in Glasgow and they produce a light whisky in column stills to be matured and used in many blends from Scotland. Biscuity and creamy to start, on the nose it is very light and sweet with aroms and flavours of honeycomb (hokey pokey), ginger nuts and sticky toffee pudding. Grain whiskies are starting to ...
Port Dundas 'Sovereign' 1988 / 27 years old 56.1%
This golden whisky has a powerful nose of sweet vanilla, raisins, peaches and a hint of ginger and lemon peel. Initially sweet on the palate with notes of vanilla, followed by a rich creme brulee character, burnt sugar and a delicate fruitiness giving complexity.
Strathclyde 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 26 years old 58.1%