This is one of only two known Single malt version of Malt Mill,
there are at least five known vatted versions (vatted with Lagavulin, called Mackie's).
The second one is held by a London-based collector and purchased at a MacTears auction.
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plus these LABEL-versions: Lomond, Moffat.
Craigduff (Strathisla), Glenisla (Glen Keith).
Some grain versions are also if interest:
Inver House (Garnheath, Moffat), Montrose, Strathclyde.
And the new one
(There is only one, however illegal, version known. This, German bottled, version is de facto
'vattted' with one drop of malt whisky into the cask from another of the Grant's distilleries).
Should you have one or know somebody willing to separate himself fom the
This is a serie of whiskies produced from ONE cask selected by the community
of Distillery Managers at their semi annual 'get-to-gether-parties. All participating
managers brings with them one sample of what they consider best and ready for
drinking from their respective stock. The whiskies are blind tasted and a winner
apointed.The winning one is bottled and each manager is given a bottle.
The whisky is not intended for general availability but surfaces now and then
I believe that there soon will be a Release 6, but I don't
yet have details of what that one will include.
Most distilleries uses Bourbon casks (made from American oak, e.g. Quercus
alba) to mature the MAJORITY of their whisky. Others uses Sherry casks from
the different sherry styles (of which Olorosa is one, Manzanilla, Fino and
Palo Cortado, Amontillado are others) to mature the MAJORITY of their whisky.
Only two distilleries are declared 100% mono cask users; Glenmorangie
(Bourbon) and Macallan (Sherry, Olorosa type).
Note: All sherry casks are always made from American oak (Quercus alba)
EXCEPT for the sherry type 'Olorosa'. These casks are made from Spanish
oak (Quercus falcata).
Some distilleries experiment with different types of casks hence producing
whisky that clearly differ from their recognized 'house-style'. Lately, a
fashion of 'finishing off' the whisky have emerged. Meaning the whisky
spend the major part of the maturing cycle in casks common to the 'house
style' but is later 'racked' e.g. moved to different type of casks. The
'finishing' period may last from 6 to 36 months, or longer. In both
cases the whisky is affected in such a way that it distinctly deviates
from the recognised 'house-style'.
If nothing is stated then it is distilleries own bottlings, not IB's
This following list a compilation of versions known to me (some are in my
CASKS THAT HAVE CONTAINED TABLE WINE (most versions are 'finished')
Bowmore Claret/Cabernet Sauvignon-Bordeaux (Chateau Lagrange/St. Julien) matured, ABV 56%
Bowmore Dusk/Cabernet Sauvignon-Bordeaux (Chateau Lagrange/St. Julien) finshed ABV 50%
Glenmorangie/Cabernet Sauvignon-Bordeaux (Chateau Mouton Rotchild/Paullac),
Glenmorangie/Syrah-Rhone (L'Hermitage) Two versions 1975 and 1978
Glenmorangie/Pinot Noir-Côte de Nuit (DRC-Romanee Conti)
Glenmorangie/Pinot Noir-Côte de Beaune (Chateau de Mersault? if yes then not Premier Cru), 12 yr ABV 45%
Glenmorangie/Semillon(80%)-Sauternes 1981-2002 46%(Chateau d'Yquem)
Caol Ila, 1988, ABV 40%, Gordon & McPhail, Grape(s)?-Bordeaux (Chateau?), finished, released Fall 2000
Imperial 1990, Gordon & McPhail, Grape(s)?-Bordeaux (Chateau?), finished, released Fall 2000
Glen Moray/Chenin Blanc 12 yr, ABV 40%, (Loire, Source unknown)
Glen Moray/Chenin Blanc 16 yr, ABV 40%, (Loire, Source unknown)
Glen Moray/Chardonnay ( Source unknown)
CASKS THAT HAVE CONTAINED FORTIFIED WINES, EXCEPT SHERRY
(the list is a mix of 100% and 'finished' ones)
Braes of Glenlivet, 20YO, 100% Madeira Wood matured (Hart Brothers)
Braes of Glenlivet, 1977/23 yo, ABV 43% Madeira Wood matured (Montgomery's Single cask)
Glen Moray, 15YO, 100% Madeira Wood matured
Glenmorangie, Madeira version (finished)
Glenmorangie, Malaga version 25 year old (finished) ABV 43%
Linkwood 1990, 12 46% yr Marsala version (finished) Wilson & Morgan
Macallan 1990, 12 46%yr Marsala version (finished) Wilson & Morgan
Benromach, 27YO, 100% Port Wood matured (Hart Brothers)
Benromach, 27YO, 100% Port Wood matured (Murray McDavid, single cask MM1221)
Bunnahabin 36yo 1966/2002 ABV 40,1%, White Port wood matured (Peerless single cask)
Bunnahabin 36yo 1966/2003 ABV 40,7%, White Port wood matured (Peerless single cask)
Glenfarclas, 20-21YO, 1979 Vintage 47% Port matured, (Bottled for a french importer)
Glenfarclas, 19-20YO, 1981 Vintage 56.7% Port matured, (Bottled for a french importer)
Glen Moray 15YO, 100% Port Wood matured
Longmorn Port Wood Matured, 1973/25 YO, 55.5% ABV, bottled by Hart Bros.
Auchroisk, Port wood finished, 1989, 11 yr, ABV% 43, Ian Macleod
Balvenie, Port wood (finished)
Bowmore Voyage, (ruby) Port version (finished) ABV 56%
Bowmore Dawn (ruby) Port version (finished) ABV 51.5%
Bruichladdich 1991, 10yr, ABV 46%, Port finished, Coopers Choice
Clynelish 1990, 12 yr , ABV 46%, Port finished, Coopers Choice
Cragganmore 1987 ABV 40%, Port version (finished)
Glenmorangie, standard Port version (finished)
Glenmorangie, vintage Port versions (finished)
Glen Moray Centenary Port version (finished) 17 yr, ABV 40%
Glen Rothes 1988 13yr, ABV 43%, Port wood finished, Ian Macleod
Glen Rothes 1989 12yr, ABV 43%, Port wood finished, Wilson & Morgan
Macduff 1989, 12 ABV 46%, Port finished, Wilson & Morgan
Teaninich 16YO, distilled 1983, Port version (finished) 43% ABV (Ian MacLeod's Chieftains Choice)
SHERRY CASK VERSIONS 100% (all from BOURBON cask users)
SHERRY WOOD FINISHED (all from BOURBON cask users)
Ardbeg, Sherry Wood Finished 6 months+, 1972, 29 yr, ABV 50%, 234 bottles, Douglas Laing- Provenence
Balvenie, Sherry version
Bunnahabhain 1989, 12yr, ABV 43%, Sherry Wood finished, MacArthur,
Caol Ila 1989, 12 yr, ABV 46%, Sherry finished, Wilson & Morgan
Clynelish 1970, 30yr, ABV 48.4%, Sherry Wood finished, Douglas Laing
Dahlwhinnie 1985, ABV 40%, (Sherry-Olorosa finished)
Glenmorangie (Fino Sherry Wood finished) 15yr, ABV 43%
Glenmorangie, Sherry, standard version
Glen Rothes 1990 11yr, ABV 43%, Sherry finished, Douglas Laing- Provenence
Highland Park 1992, 12 yr, ABV 46%, Sherry finished, Wilson & Morgan
Lagavulin (Sherry-Pedro Ximenez) *)
Macallan 1989, 12 yr, ABV 60.1%, Sherry finished, Wilson & Morgan
Mortlach 1989, 12 yr, ABV 43%, Sherry finished, Coopers Choice
North Port 1966, 35 yr, ABV 50%, Sherry finished, Douglas Laing
Oban (Sherry-Montilla) *)
Talisker labeled TACTICAL, 1970, 31 yr, ABV 50%, Sherry finished, Douglas Laing
Tobermory-Leidag, vintage ? (bottled 200), ? yr, ABV 42%, Sherry wood finished,
Tomatin 1989, 12 yr, ABV 46%, Sherry finished, Wilson & Morgan
*) Theese are not final sherries, they are blending components for
the fluid that becomes the sherry.
CASKS THAT HAVE CONTAINED DISTILLED ALCOHOL (except bourbon)
Springbank (Caidenheads famous 'green' whisky, 2 versions, 100% of time in same cask)
Springbank 1990, 10 year, finished in Rhum cask since 1995 (released 300 btls, Swedish market)
Springbank distilled 1989 bottled April 2002, 12 yr!, ABV 54,6% (5700 bottles)
Balmenach Rum Wood Finished, 1990/11 YO, 43ABV, bottled by Ian MacLeod
Caol Ila (Chieftain's) March 1990, 11 year, finished in 5 Rhum cask (released 1540 btls)
Glenfiddich Havanna reserve 21yr, 40%. Rhum finish (not avaialble in US due to Cuban origin of cask).
Glenmorangie White Rhum finish 18 yr.
Glenmorangie Golden Rhum finish 12 yr.
Glen Grant Rum Wood Matured, 1972/26 YO, 56.1%ABV, bottled by Hart Bros.
Glen Rothes 1988 13yr, ABV 43%, Rhum finished, Ian Macleod
Glenmorangie, finished (Released Nov 1999, 800 bottles)
Gordon & McPhail, distillery not disclosed (Released 1985?)
Imperial 1990, G&M, Cognac, finished released Fall 2000
Caol Ila, 1988, G&M, Cognac, finished released Fall 2000
Imperial 1990, Gordon & McPhail Calvados, finished released Fall 2000
Caol Ila, 1988, Gordon & McPhail, Calvados, finished released Fall 2000
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Glenfiddich Sherry Solera vat matured, partly finished in new (unused) casks of American oak
Glenfiddich Ale cask finished
Balvenie Islay Cask finished
The Glenlivet 12 yo ABV 40%, French Oak Finish, new (unused) casks of French (Limousin) oak
The Glenlivet 12 yo ABV 40%, Merican Oak Finish, new (unused) casks of American (Ozark Mountain?) oak
Glemorangie American Oak Finish, in new (unused) American (Ozark Mountain!) oak
Macallan matured in BOURBON cask (standard is 100% sherry)
Clynelish,1989/2001 version 1 ABV 43%, version 2 ABV 58.9%, matured in a "South-African Sherry butt", Signatory
Glengoyne Scottish Oak finish ABV 53.5%.