A 1989 vintage Bowmore which was aged entirely in port casks for 23 years and bottled in 2013. This was distilled in the year that Suntory first bought a stake in Morrison Bowmore distillers. This has notes of blood orange, spices and winter fruits.
A wonderfully named whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at closed East Highland distillery North Port back in 1976. Distilled in December and bottled almost 24 years later in October 2000.
A 1972 vintage Mortlach released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The Rare Malts series was a series of cask strength bottlings using Diageo's best casks. This bottle was released in 1996, the year the distillery underwent a £1.5 million renovation, 32 years after the last refurbishment.
A 1971 vintage Glenury Royal released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The distillery was one that didn't survive the cull of 1983 and has since been demolished. This version was produced for the French market, whose back label it carries.
This whisky was produced at Port Ellen Distillery in 1978, just a few years before the distillery closed. After 23 years of maturation, this whisky was bottled at cask strength by independent bottlers Signatory.
This was the first of the legendary Rare Malt bottlings of Glenury Royal that were released by Diageo in the mid-1990s. This bottling scooped a Gold Medal and two Trophys (including best Single Malt of the Competition) at the IWSC in 1996.
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen, released by independent bottlers Signatory. Having been matured in cask number 5338 for 23 years, this was bottled just after the turn of the millennium, long after the distillery sadly closed.
A 1967 vintage whisky from defunct distillery Littlemill, Dunglass being their rare experimental peated spirit that was never planned to be released as single malt. This was bottled by Italian independent Moon Import as part of their 'The Animals' series.
A 1965 vintage bottling of the extremely rare Glenugie from independent bottlers Hart Brothers. No official bottlings are ever known to have been released from this distillery and, given the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are hard to find and in great demand.