With only a few days to go until The World’s Greatest Whisky Bar hits London, we’ve asked Sukhinder Singh, co-founder of The Whisky Exchange, to name the drams he’s most excited to try.
Ardbeg 1974 18yo – Cadenhead’s
£65 per dram
The Whisky Exchange
This 1974 Ardbeg, bottled in the early 1990s, originates from the famous collection released to celebrate Cadenhead’s 150th anniversary. This is an extremely sought-after malt which is rarely seen outside of private collections, let alone available to try.
Brora 1972 22yo 61.1% – Rare Malts
£65 per dram
A legendary bottling from the fabled lost distillery, this was released as part of Diageo’s Rare Malts series. Distilled in 1972 and bottled at 61.1% ABV, this bottling is considered to be the best of the five 1972 Brora bottlings in the Rare Malts range.
Clynelish 1965 – Gillies Dram
£180 per dram
Drawn from cask #665, a sibling to casks #666 and #667 which were the sources of famed Signatory bottlings (the latter of which is also available to try at this year's show). this is a real holy-grail whisky for Clynelish fans, and a genuine once-in-a-lifetime dram.
Highland Park 1974 Bot.1998 – Online Tasting
£50 per dram
One of Sukhinder’s favourite Highland Parks, this historic bottle is believed to be the first whisky selected and bottled for an online tasting. Four samples were tasted in April 1998, from which this 1974 was chosen for the occasion. A real piece of liquid history.
Jura 1966 30yo casks #1868/1869 – Signatory Vintage
£40 per dam
The Auld Alliance
Originating from what is often referred to as ‘the golden age of distilling’, this acclaimed vintage from Jura is an early release from Signatory Vintage. To be able to find a cask-strength Jura from this era is no easy feat, and at only £40 a dram, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
You can find all the whiskies that will be at the show on the Dram List page.