There aren't many bottlings from Dailuaine, distillery or independent, and this sticks out as even rarer due to it being one of the fabled Manager's drams - single casks chosen by the distillery managers and originally given to friends of the distillery.
A tad less peaty than early bottlings, the classic Ardbeg 17yo is still a great whisky, but is sadly becoming very thin on the ground as demand increases and supply runs low - it's now a good few years since owners Glenmorangie discontinued it. The first bottling of this sparked the revival of Ardbeg's fortunes after the takeover by Glenmorangie.
A 17 year old whisky from long closed North Port, aka Brechin, whose doors closed in 1983 and then was demolished in 1993. This was distilled in December 1976 and bottled at cask strength in November 1994.
A lovely old mid-1990s Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Port Ellen from the not-often-seen 1980 vintage. Anything from Port Ellen bottled at less than twenty years old is quite rare these days, so this is a bit of a find.
Mosstowie is hard enough to come by - it was only produced between 1964-1981 in Miltonduff's Lomond stills. But an aged Mosstowie 17yo from Sestante? Ludicrously rare. And check out the strength!! A collector's wet dream.
A great looking 17 year old bottling of Caperdonich, released by Cadenhead's back in the 1980s. This one shows off Cadenhead's excellent typography choice for the distillery, assigning them the same font as The Goodies.
A 17 year old Clynelish 'released' as a Manager's Dram. These whisky was selected by the manager and bottles were generally given to workers and friends of the distillery, meaning that they're rather good and not all that common.
A 1970 vintage Port Ellen, bottled in the late 1980s at 17 years old by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. G&M had some fantastic casks of Port Ellen in the late 80s and we suspect this will be excellent.
Ta-Daa! The first official bottling of Kinivie, workhorse for the Grant's stable. You may well have had Monkey Shoulder (which has plenty of Kininvie in it), but this is the first opportunity to try it as a single malt in its own right.