Speyburn 1991 (bottled 2015) - Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 46%) ****sold***
Distilled in 1991, the same year that the distillery's current owner, Inver House, bought Speyburn, and bottled in 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice range.
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).