An old bottling of Dalmore at 12 years old. This carries a beautiful gold and black label and was bottled for the Italian market in, we estimate, the 1980s. Dalmore was home to the Royal Navy from 1917-1920 when they used the distillery to make American mines.
An old bottling of Glendullan's 12 year old. This seems to be the age the owners believe is best for the distillery's spirit, as they have hardly released any official bottlings at any other age. We estimate this dates from the 1980s.
An old bottling of 12 years old Glenturret released for the Italian market. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, a decade that saw then owners Remy Cointreau take over the distillery with a great deal of investment.
An old distillery bottling of Glenturret 12 year old. Most of the distillery's production is used as a base for the Famous Grouse blended whisky. The 12 year old was the distillery's standard release at the time of production, which we estimate was the 1980s, although it was replaced with a 10 year old in 2003.
An official bottling of 12 year old Highland Park in the distillery's classic 1980s dumpy bottle. In 1979, the owners invested in marketing the single malt, which led to a massive increase in sales at the time this bottle would have been released.
Benrinnes is another Diageo distillery of which very little is seen. Most of the malt produced at Benrinnes is used as blend fodder, so it's great to see a debut single cask bottling to sit alongside the Flora & Fauna version and 2009's acclaimed Special Release 23yo.
A very limited bottling of Yamazaki, specially produced for the 2012 Tokyo International Bar Show. Distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2012 from a single cask after 12 years hidden away in the company's Ohmi aging cellar.
A very rare distillery bottling of Glenallachie-Glenlivet whisky. This is one of the few single malt whiskies bottled by the distillery, as most of the whisky distilled ends up going into blended whisky. This single malt has been aged for 12 years and was bottled sometime in the 1980s.