Leonard J Russell Snr, the company's founder, was a firm believer in the value of independence. Beholden to no single distiller, he bought only those whiskies which met his own and his customers' exacting standards. Both clearly had good taste, because more than 80 years down the line, Ian Macleod Distillers has built up an enviable portfolio of premium quality spirits and is proud brand proprietor of Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Isle of Skye, Smokehead Scotch whiskies and Edinburgh Gin to name but a few. The world’s 10th largest Scotch Whisky Company, they currently produce and sell over 15 million bottles of spirits every year.
Ian MacLeod As We Get It – Highland
From Ian Macleod’s As We Get It range comes a single malt from an undisclosed distillery in the Highlands. As you could likely guess from the name, they bottle the whisky as it arrive from the distillery – with not additional colours, chill-filtration or amendments to the ABV. This one has been bottled at 66.8%.