Speyburn 1989 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) ***sold***
A 1989 vintage Speyburn, bottled in 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail as part of its Connoisseurs Choice series. This was distilled two years before the Inver House took control of the distillery.
Speyburn distillery was built by John Hopkin & Co at the end of the 19th century, eventually passing into the hands of DCL (now Diageo) in 1916. With the exception of a 4 year silence in the 1930s, they operated the distillery until 1991 when it was sold to current owners, Inver House. Aside from the short-lived and rare Flora & Fauna release, there are no distillery bottlings of its single malt from the United Distillers era or earlier, and it was not until Inver House acquired it that its single malt brand was launched. Predominantly sold in the US, it is still something of a rarity (despite its sales volume).