An official bottling of 1973 vintage Glen Ord as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. During the time of distillation, there were two types of maltings in operation at the distillery - a Saladin box and a drum maltings.
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 1978 vintage Dallas Dhu released by independent bottlers Signatory at 23 years of maturation in a single refill sherry butt in August 2001. The distillery sadly closed in 1983 and is now operated as a museum of distillation.
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.
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist. This 1981 vintage Glenugie was aged for 23 years in Sherry cask 5155 before being bottled in June 2005.
A 23 year old whisky from Glendullan bottled as part of the Rare Malts series, showcasing some of UDV's (now Diageo's) lesser known distilleries. This was distilled the year after a brand new distillery was built next to the old one, during which time both were operating simultaneously.
A 1991 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series, reserved for their best casks. Distilled in March, it was aged for 23 years before just 114 bottles were yielded in April 2014.
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 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 1979 vintage Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Wilson & Morgan as part of their barrel selection series. This was aged for 23 years before being bottled in 2003, by which time the distillery had sadly long closed.