Treasures Of The Collector’s Loft
Hello! It’s yer auld pal Hamish here, back again just before Christmas.
Have you heard of Loch Fyne Whiskies Collector’s Loft? It’s where you’ll find a belting array of old and discontinued bottlings that would make a fine addition to even the most prized collections.
Whether you’re in the market for a collectable or you just fancied a nosey, I’ll show you aboot the world-famous Loch Fyne Whiskies Collector’s Loft.
Yamazaki 35 Year Old
Och aye, this is a belter. Straight over from Japan’s oldest working distillery is one of Yamazaki’s oldest ever expressions! This bottling is in very limited supply, made with liquid distilled in 1966 and 1970 and aged for at least 35 years in special 90 litre second-fill Spanish sherry oak casks Yamazaki 35 Year Old was bottled in 2006 at a strength of 43% abv.
If you’ve a spare ninety-five grand, yer auld pal Hamish would love to get his hands on one of these!
Macallan 18 Year Old 1982
This rare bottle comes from The Macallan, one of the most collectable distilleries in the world and one of my favourites!
This particular bottling is a 1982 vintage expression of the famed 18 Year Old, matured exclusively in Spanish Sherry oak casks. 1982 is considered to be a fantastic year for this Speyside Distillery and these bottles are becoming increasingly more rare.
Talisker 40 Year Old
This is the oldest official bottling from Talisker distillery on Skye. A 1978 vintage that has been matured in American oak barrels before being finished off in 40 year old Amontillado sherry casks from one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez, Spain.
The way they’ve finished this expression harks back to the way Talisker would have been made at the beginning of the 20th century when Talisker was aged almost exclusively in Sherry casks!
The Macallan no 6 1824 Series
Mind I said about The Macallan being one of my favourite distilleries? This bottling is particularly rare and the handcrafted crystal decanter is absolutely stunning! This expression has been crafted from a hand selected first fill sherry seasoned oak cask resulting in a whisky that is full of the most luxurious rich flavours imaginable.
If you’re wondering, the number Six stands for the Six Pillars of The Macallan; Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills (smallest on Speyside), Finest Cut of Spirit, Exceptional Oak Casks, The Natural Colour and The Peerless Spirit of The Macallan.
The Last Drop 1971
Only 1,352 of these individually numbered bottles have been produced and this 45 year old blend is magnificent! It contains more than 40 grain and malt whiskies all distilled in 1971.
This vintage blend has certainly been aroon the block having spent 12 years in ex-bourbon casks, 9 years in ex-Oloroso sherry butts and a further 24 years in ex-bourbon casks. That’s some journey!
Kilchoman 2006 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive
Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay's farm distillery, on 4th May 2006 and matured in a single bourbon cask (#36/2006) for 12 years before being bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 21st June 2018. Just 228 bottles have been filled from this single cask, each one individually numbered and presented free from chill-filtration and artificial colouring at a natural cask strength of 56.9% abv.
Highland Park 2002 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive
Described by the one and only Jim Murray as "breathtaking to the point of whisky life changing" and awarded Liquid Gold in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019 with a score of 96 points I knew this would be a phenomenal whisky.
This release from Highland Park's Single Cask Series is exclusive to Loch Fyne Whiskies. Distilled on Orkney in 2002 and matured in a single refill butt (number 3374) for 15 years before being chosen for bottling for our customers in 2018. Only 458 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 58.4% abv.
If you’re a fan of Highland Park this will be right up your street with those distinct honey notes.
Some collection eh? And that's just a wee taste of The Colletor's Loft. If you're looking to take a peek at our full collection you'll be able to find that here