|Here are five great whiskies worth considering as collectibles|
|Johnnie Walker Premier|
This is a rare, exclusive, blended Scotch whisky from the very best of Johnnie Walker’s huge range of aged malts, some from no longer existing distilleries. Aimed at the oriental market, the Premier has a slightly less smoky and fruitier taste than some of the other Johnny Walker blends.
|Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Wedgwood Decanter – Pure Malt Scotch Whisky|
As the name suggests, this is an unusually slow maturing malt whisky that’s been reserved and aged in oak casks for 21 years.
This particular release comes in an exclusive Wedgwood decanter depicting the traditional elements of pure malt whisky, fire, water and barley. The whisky has a complex taste, both sweet and dry, with touches of dried fruit and bitter chocolate.
|Bell’s Commemorative Decanter – Birth of Prince William|
The decanter was commissioned to celebrate the birth of Prince William in 1982 by Bell’s Scotch Whisky and has become a highly collectable object. The decanter is made by Wade in the traditional bell shape in white porcelain, with gold trim and lettering.
The whisky itself has a full-flavoured malt taste, with a late finish of toffee, oak and a hint of liquorice.
|Glenlivet Single Malt 21 Yr Whisky|
Glenlivet is revered as perhaps Scotland’s finest single malt whisky – a reputation confirmed by the gold medal awarded to the 21-year-old single malt at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2006.
With a full, rounded palate and a firm and smooth body, this whisky has notes of peat, sherry, honey and fruit with a finish of spice and smoke.
|Famous Grouse Malt 30 Yr|
The label on this whisky dates back to 1896 when Matthew Gloag, a Perthshire grocer and wine merchant, first created his whisky. It became so popular that in 1905 he added the word “Famous” to his Grouse label.
The 30-year-old malt is a clear, dark whisky with a bouquet of citrus, pineapple and cedar wood. The palate has a hint of mixed peel in the traditional oak and the 30 years of ageing contribute to the rich, sweet finish that lingers on.