Reserve Cask Selection
Reserve Cask Selection

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Precious, unrepeatable whiskies from legendary stocks of treasured malts

The Wine Society for many years sent empty sherry butts to Scotland to be refilled with malt whiskies, working directly with many of Scotland’s finest distilleries, from Mortlach to Glenrothes, Bowmore to Glengoyne, up until our bottling line closed in 1992.

These legendary stocks of treasured old malts, secured at historic prices, have been left maturing in Scotland untouched until ready for release.

Each of these small-batch whiskies is individually hand-bottled without colour adjustment or chill filtration to ensure the purest expression of the casks.

The results are incredibly exciting, and because of our co-operative model, and the early investment, we can sell them to our members well below the market rate. They are precious, distinct and unrepeatable.

1989 Highland Malt

1989 Highland Malt

Released October 2020

1989 Highland Malt

Consisting of just 2,064 numbered bottles, this release was distilled in spring 1989 at a top Highland distillery. Aged in palo cortado and amontillado European oak sherry barrels before vatting in December 2019 for bottling.

Barrel numberBarrel typeOriginal LtrFinal Ltr
BarrelOriginal / Final Ltr
668 - Hogshead116 / 45.2
66 - Hogshead168 / 55.4
670 - Hogshead166 / 45.3
671 - Hogshead166 / 45.6
673 - Hogshead166 / 58.1
674 - Hogshead169 / 68.4
675 - Hogshead173 / 71.3
907 - Butt310 / 165
908 - Butt328 / 75

This malt shows a very typical sherry character. Its complex aromas span candied orange peel, hazelnuts and figs, while its rich full-bodied palate has a glorious sweetness, like honey on toasted brioche, with notes of fruitcake and nuts developing on the long finish. A drop of water will open this up to reveal more floral and citrus notes, showing both its elegance and deep-rooted concentration. 46%

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