A 19 year old Brora from 1982, bottled in 2001 by Ian Macleod for their Chieftan's range of whiskies. Distilled only a year before the distillery closed down, this spent its life maturing in a sherry butt.
St Magdalene's 1979 entry in the Rare Malts series. The distillery closed in 1983, as part of the mass-closures across the industry at the time, and this is one of the few official bottlings that made it out of the distillery. It's an excellent malt, picking up a stack of 90+ scores from the Malt Maniacs.
Please note that this bottle has a low level.
A 1981 vintage Port Ellen from Edinburgh based independent bottlers The Bottlers. Distilled in May (just two years before the distillery closed) it was aged for 19 years before being bottled in July 2000 from a single refill sherry butt at full strength.
A 19 year old Cadenhead's bottling of whisky from Glenugie, who closed in 1983 without any official bottlings available. Fortunately folks like Cadenhead's had been buying and casks, giving us a chance to tastes treats such as this 1959 vintage, released in November 1978.
A 1959 vintage Glenugie released by independent bottlers Cadenhead's after 19 years maturation in November 1978. No official bottlings were known to have been released by the distillery before it closed in 1983.