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 1975 vintage Brora bottled 20 years later as part of the Rare Malts series of bottlings. The distillery sadly closed in 1983 and now has a cult following, especially good bottlings like this one which was awarded an average of 90 points by 4 of the Malt Maniacs.
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 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 20 year old distillery bottling of Rosebank produced for Italian importers Zenith. Rosebank is now closed and bottlings are becoming increasingly hard to obtain. This particular one received an impressive average of 91 points from 8 of the Malt Maniacs.
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.
A 1967 vintage bottling of Rosebank from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Rosebank distillery, closed in 1993, was sited in Falkirk and the road going through the rebuilt site is aptly called "The Maltings".
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.