A 1972 vintage (Royal) Lochnagar from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. A scene of bad luck in the early days, the distillery was built in 1823, burnt down by competitors in 1826, rebuilt nearby and then burnt down again in 1841.
A 1972 vintage Springbank from independent bottler Ian Macleod as part of the Chieftain's range. Distilled in October, it was aged for 30 years in sherry cask 410 before being bottled at cask strength in October 2002.
A fabulous cask strength expression of Linlithgow aka St Magdalene, this was part of the Diageo super premium 'Special Releases' from 2004. Beautiful grassy, fruity Lowland malt whisky with real depth.
A 30 year old Port Ellen from Douglas Laing bottled as part of their Platinum Selection series. Port Ellen closed a year after this whisky was distilled (1983) and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after. Notes of toffee, spice and peat on this one.
This Bruichladdich Valinch is a single cask release of 1970 vintage whisky. Bottled to celebrate the first distillation of the re-opened Bruichladdich Distillery in May 2001. Bottled at cask strength and limited to just 250 bottles.
The 6th bottling of Brora 30yrs from Diageo is another classic 1970s-style Brora, and standards are just as high as ever, with overt citrus and medicine cabinet notes. This is yet another fabulous release from this much-lamented extinct distillery, scoring 93 points from Whiskyfun's Serge Valentin.
A 1974 vintage Rosebank from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask range. Distilled in March it was aged in a sherry cask for 30 years before 212 bottles were released fro the Whisky Fair in November 2004.