A 14 year old whisky from closed Glenlochy, one of the casualties of the indsustry-wide distillery closures in 1983, bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was distilled in April 1979 and bottled in August 1993.
This whisky was distilled in 1982 at Glenesk, just two years after the distillery changed its name from Hillside. Cadenhead's selected this cask for their Authentic Collection and after 14 years of maturation, it was bottled at Cask strength.
The 5th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 53 (Caol Ila). Distilled in January 1978, it was aged for 14 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in March 1992.
A 1965 vintage Ben Nevis from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Bottled in 1979, this received 88 points from Malt Maniac Thomas Lipka. This bottle was produced during a turbulent time for the distillery. In 1964, the owner, Joseph Hobbs died and production was then stopped in 1978, not restarting until after this was bottled, in 1984.
A very rare 1960s vintage from North Port distillery, also known as Brechin. This 1968 vintage was bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice selection in the early 1980s, around the time the distillery was closed for good.
A 1974 Port Ellen from legendary Italian independent bottler Sestante. A piece of double history, not only has the distillery now closed, but Sestante ceased to operate in 1990, not long after they bottled this gem. A dram to really reminisce over.
A very old bottle of Glen Grant bottled at 14 years of age by posh London wine merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd. We estimate this was bottled in the 1950s for the American market and imported by the Buckingham Corporation, who were instrumental in Berrys' brand Cutty Sark's success in the US.