The distillers' editionsWith the distillers' editions, each of the six distilleries that make up the Classic Malts of Scotland has chosen a parcel of several barrels to be double-aged. After maturing in oak cask for years, each master distiller selects several barrels that have special or unique traits and then transfers the whiskies to casks that have previously held fine sherries and port.
This added ageing imparts added complexity to each whisky, while allowing them to continue to mellow and round out in barrel. These are all excellent whiskies that join together each house’s classic style and the art of the master distiller to create a whisky that is both representative of the respective houses as well as of the high art of the master distiller. These are vintage dated whiskies, a bit of a rarity among single malts, but this just adds to the unique character of each bottling. And, of course, they make great gift. I am particularly partial to the Talisker!