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Issue 124 - Festive limited editions

Whisky Magazine Issue 124
December 2014


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Festive limited editions

Jonny recommends four of the best

The end of the year is a time for celebration and a time of indulgence in fine food and drink. It is a time to be generous with your drams, a time to open that bottle that you set aside for a special occasion, and a time to reflect on your fortunes this year. The auction calendar is packed through November and December as collectors boost their collections with some of the best selections of the year. It is often a time when new record prices are set. Whisky companies have produced a number of limited edition bottlings to mark the festivities, and many of these have become firm favourites amongst whisky collectors. In addition to the quarter below, you could consider adding Douglas Laing's Big Peat Christmas Edition, Glengoyne's Christmas Day Vintage 1967 or recent Christmas Cask releases. Will you be lucky enough to be opening one of these to start 2015?

Glenfiddich Rare Collection 125th Anniversary Vintage 1987 55.2%
Bottler: William Grant & Sons
Region: Speyside
WM tasting scores: N/A
Recent auction price: £740
Auction: Scotch Whisky Auctions
Date: September 2014
Comment: William Grant famously began distilling at Glenfiddich on December 25, 1887. 100 years later, the stills ran again on Christmas Day and after a quarter of a century, this beauty was the result. This single cask yielded 286 bottles and very few have appeared at auction to date.

Glenmorangie Last Christmas at Leith 43%
Bottler: Glenmorangie Company
Region: Highland
WM tasting scores: N/A
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