A 1976 Edradour from independent bottlers Blackadder. This whisky was distilled a year after Pernod Ricard, the distillery's previous owners, had purchased it. Edradour today is a well visited distillery, both for their excellent whiskies and also due to the very picturesque nature of the buildings.
A 1977 peated Ardmore bottled exclusively for VIPs & guests at the distillery's centenary celebrations in 1999. A little-known expression until Jim Murray gave it 91 points in the first ever Whisky Bible, with the comment 'It just gets better each time you taste it.'.
This single cask whisky was distilled 1976, a mere 7 years before production at Banff was stopped and the distillery was demolished. This whisky was specially selected by Cadenhead's for their 'Authentic Collection' and was bottled at cask strength after 21 years of maturation.
A punchy yet well aged example of whisky from distillery 25, according to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's numbering scheme. This was distilled at closed Lowlander Rosebank in April 1981 and was bottled 21 years later in August 2002.
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 particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1983 and now sadly demolished.
A 1975 Dallas Dhu bottled at cask strength by the distillery as part of the Rare Malts. Matured for 21 years and still at a massive 61.9% this is a big and punchy whisky from the now closed distillery.
A delightful decanter of Glenmorangie Elegance 21 year old. The glass decanter is in the shape of the stills at Glenmorangie, which are the tallest in Scotland at almost 17 feet and are the tallest in Scotland. Interestingly, this can only be opened with a traditional corkscrew.
A 21 year old bottling of 1977 Glenlochy by stalwart independent bottler Cadenhead's. Glenlochy was another victim of the 1983 mass closure of distilleries and has now been part converted into a guest house and flats.
2013 marks the 15th anniversary of the Old Malt Cask series. To commemorate this, Hunter Laing have released 6 special bottlings presented in wooden boxes and with original style labels. This 21 year old Ardbeg was distilled in March 1992 and bottled in November 2013 from cask 13607.
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 particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1985.