A bottling of 1979 vintage Rosebank from the Rare Malts Selection. In line with the range, this was bottled at natural cask strength. Bottles from Rosebank are in high demand, partly due to the fact the distillery is now closed.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This Rosebank is even rarer by virtue of being both a Lowland malt and from a distillery that ceased production in 1993.
A special bottling of Speyside Single Malt Whisky. This bottle was produced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Forties Oil Field start up in September 1975. This whisky has been matured for 20 years and was released in 1995 to coincide with the anniversary.
A cask strength release from the much-missed Brora, this was distilled in 1982, shortly before the distillery closed its doors for the last time. These Rare Malt bottlings are increasingly sought after nowadays.
A 1962 vintage Oban from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Distilled at a time when the distillery still had their own floor maltings, this was aged for 20 years before bottling in the early 1980s.
A bottle of Glenlivet's 'Unblended All-Malt' 20 year old whisky, bottled as a limited edition of 2400 bottles for the company's Italian importer Baretto. We believe this to have been released in the late 1960s, meaning the whisky would have been distilled immediately post-war in the 1940s.
A delightful old bottling of Dalmore at 20 years old. This was bottled in the 1960s, when the distillery had just been purchased by Whyte & Mackay. Serge Valentin on whiskyfun.com gave it 93 points and commented it was sweet, fruity and full of secondary flavours.
A bottling of Brora distilled in 1975 and released as part of the Rare Malts series. Closed back in 1983, bottlings from Brora are now in high demand. This was marked at awarded an average of 90 points by 4 of the Malt Maniacs.
A very rare bottling of St. Magdalene single malt (aka Linlithgow). The Waterloo St. bottling was distributed to Diageo engineering staff and VIPs in 1998 in celebration of 100 years at Ainslie & Heilbron's buildings at 64 Waterloo Street in Glasgow.
A legendary Bowmore, bottled by Gordon and Macphail for Italian importer Sestante back in the mid 1980s. Distilled in 1965 and aged for 20 years, it's packed full of the fruit that mid-60s Bowmore is famous for.
The second of Macallan's Masters of Photography series sensibly avoids the controversies of the first, with a special 20yo sherried whisky and a book of photos by Albert Watson on the journey of the sherry cask. The presentation box contains ten of these photos reproduced as special prints.
Another legendary bottling in the always-impressive Prestonfield, this 20 year old Springbank 1967 received 93-94 points from Malt Maniac Serge Valentin on Whiskyfun and despite being from a multi-cask batch is now extremely difficult to find, having been bottled in the late 1980s.
A 1965 vintage of the extremely rare Kinclaith from independent bottlers William Cadenhead. The distillery was situated within the Strathclyde grain complex from 1957 to 1975 and no official bottlings were ever released. Almost all of the production went into the Long John range of blended whiskies and such, single malt bottlings are incredibly sought after.