Dec 2016

12th Release

It is with great pleasure to announce another release of a very old whisky in the line-up of my classic label. This is a Scotch single malt whisky distilled in the year 1973 and bottled recently at 47.8% in a fino cask. It will be my 2nd bottling of a 43 year old whisky after bottling a 43-year-old Ben Nevis two years ago.

This is an undisclosed distillery bottling which I bought from a whisky broker and no matter what I did or how I begged, no information was spared. However, what we did know is that this is a superb drinking whisky from the region of Speyside. There are probably not so many of these old casks left and I was lucky to come across this particular cask which I jumped onto the opportunity to grab it while I still can.

Old Speyside 1973/2016, 43yo , 47.8%, 12th Release, 118 bottles only

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I was really happy to be able to share it first with a group of friends and whisky lovers during our recent trip to Orkney. I remembered opening this bottle first at Dornoch Castle Hotel and then taking some nice shots of it at the Yesnaby cliffs. What a place and company to enjoy a good dram! And in less than a month, my bottle was almost empty!

Luc & I at Yesnaby in Orkney island

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Therefore, I would like to launch this bottling today before I start to drinking them all! The tasting notes will follow as I have been too busy to focus and to write the notes. If you are interested, please send me an email at and for interests in Malaysia and Singapore, please contact my distributor Wholly Spirits Sdn Bhd at or