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 1965 vintage Glenturret from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Presented in the delightful dumpy bottle and classic black label that was the norm for the firm in this era, this was bottled in September 1982, the year after then owners Remy-Cointreau had bought the distillery and started a period of sizeable investment.
A 1970 vintage North Port (also know as Brechin) bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Almost all of the distillery's production went into blends, with the first official bottlings not appearing until the mid-1990s, a decade after the distillery had closed.
A very rare bottling from St Magdalene distillery. This 1964 vintage whisky has been matured for 17 years and bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice series. We can't get enough of these old-style brown labels.
A 1964 vintage St Magdalene (aka Linlithgow) from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range, bottled at 17 years of age in the early 1980s. The distillery was one of the many victims of the cull of 1983 and bottles are ever increasingly rare and sought after.
Ta-Daa! The first publicly-available bottling of Kininvie, 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.
Lovely old Cadenheads bottling of this terrific Highlander.
It's great how the fonts on these labels are such a good guide to the tastes of the times - check out the Dallas Dhu '62 or the Macallan 1963 if you don't believe us.
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.
A special bottling of Glenmorangie consisting of whisky hand selected by the distillery manager and bottled in 1998. 1981 has been a much loved vintage of the distillery's staff and this looks to have been one of the first bottlings to start off that affection.