The Best Limited-Edition Whiskies in the World

15th May 2019 // By Emma Reynolds


Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon


Another bourbon to make the list, Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon from Kentucky is twice the age of its Eagle Rare Bourbon. This specific expression out of Buffalo Trace Distillery (the same distillery that produces the ultra-rare Pappy Van Winkle bottles) is 20 years old, making it the oldest release yet. One look at this bottle and it’s clear just how special it is: Housed in a crystal decanter, the bottle stopper has a crystal eagle perched on it and a second crystal eagle is found within the bottle as well. There are just 299 bottles being released in 2019, and the distillery hopes to release more bottles in the spring of 2020. The bottle is available online as well as in specialty stores, but this bold and dry-tasting whisky will surely go quickly.



Littlemill 40 Year Old Whisky Celestial Edition


In April of this year, Loch Lomond Group discovered that Littlemill Distillery was Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery. Though the distillery unfortunately burned down in 2004, the group is released rare bottles of what was left at Littlemill, and it is the distillery’s oldest expression yet. This 40 Year Old Whisky Celestial Edition honors owner Duncan Thomas’ knowledge of whisky and distilling skills. Laid down in October 1977, this precious liquid was matured in refill American oak casks, first-fill ex-bourbon casks and first-fill ex-oloroso sherry casks. There are only 250 that will be produced – it comes in a bespoke Glencairn crystal decanter with an etched illustration of River Clyde, in which the distillery borders. It comes in a box featuring constellations from the vantage point of Littlemill on the night that the spirit was bottled.