A 19 year old Mortlach, released by Diageo as part of their The Manager's Dram series. This was a series of cask strength bottlings chosen by the managers of Diageo's Malt Distilleries. This was awarded a very respectable 89 points by Malt Maniac Ho-cheng Yao.
This is a 1982 vintage Port Ellen, bottled by McGibbon's in 2001. This was distilled just a year before the distillery, which now has a cult following, closed for good. Bottlings from Port Ellen are highly regarded and in high demand.
Bottled in the mid 1990s, this 1975 Port Wood Glenmorangie 19yo is an early example of what would become one of the distillery's defining characteristics - the use of wine barrels to 'finish' the whisky's maturation. This bottling represents a small but significant piece of whisky history.
An official bottling from the 1979 vintage of St Magdalene. This was released as part of Diageo's Rare Malt Series. The distillery closed just 4 years after this was distilled. Bottlings are much sought after, especially ones like this which was warded 92 points by Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com.
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.
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.