Whisky collections contain an assortment of specific flavour profiles, tones and origin stories. Spirits can range from full bodied and smoky to light and floral, with everything in between. If you’re wondering how to start a whisky collection, we have outlined some stand out styles that will give you a great start.
Looking for whisky with a great story? The Talisker distillery was founded with purpose. The Macaskill brothers rowed over treacherous Scottish waters from Eigg to Skye looking for the perfect place to distill a masterpiece. The Talisker 44-Year-Old pays homage to the distillery’s story, finished in casks charred by oak and kelp.
Searching for a whisky with rich and deep tones? The Mortlach 20 year old is a prized addition to any collection. This complex spirit is still made using a curious 2.81 times distillation method. Referred to as “the beast of Dufftown” the whisky uses European oak which results in wonderful stone fruit flavours.
Seeking a lighter style of whisky? The Dalwhinnie is the perfect introduction to the world of Single Malts. Coming from the highest distillery in Scotland (1,164 ft above sea level), it draws its water from the nearby Lochan-Doire-Uaine. This is an excellent drinker with no smoke and an abundance of fruits.
Ghost distilleries are rich with rare and special edition spirits. The most coveted distilleries in this category are Brora and Port Ellen. They contain the rarest of spirits, bottled from fast dwindling final casks released at great age statements. Each release is unique, limited and complex, making these bottles a collectors’ dream.
With over 270 years of experience and having brought to market one of the most iconic global whisky brands of the modern era in J&B Rare, Justerini & Brooks is proud to be able to offer access to some of the rarest and most collectible whiskies in the world.
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