This was the 6th cask of Inchmurrin that The Scotch Malt Whicky Society bottled. They call this bottle "From the carpenter's shop" Inchmurrin is one of eight single malts produced at Loch Lomond distillery, this is made possible due to the adjustable stills, which can be altered to make different styles of whisky.
A follow-up to 2012's cognac cask, this is a well aged 31 year old whisky from Glenfarclas that has spent its life in a port cask. Expect seriously rich flavour and the distillery's trademark heavy spirit.
A 1969 vintage Dallas Dhu from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. The distillery closed in the cull of 1983 and is now run by Historic Scotland as a museum of distillation. Serge Valentin commented this had notes of malt and caramel when he tried in 2006.
A 1966 vintage Glendullan from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Distilled a few years after the distillery underwent major refurbishment and reconstruction, this was aged for 31 years in an ex-sherry cask and can therefore be expected to be a rich single malt.
A 31 year old Bruichladdich distilled in 1970 and available, in general, only at the distillery. The Valinch whiskies are the single casks that they get visitors to hand bottle themselves when visiting and are thus rather rare. This is one of the ones from the early days of the distillery's millenial rebirth and is rather good.
A 1968 vintage bottling of Bowmore from independent bottlers Signatory. The distillery was purchased by Stanley P. Morrison (later to become Morrison Bowmore) in 1963 and there are many bottlings distilled in the latter part of the decade that are simply stunning.
A single cask distillery bottling from Auchentoshan. An very old example for their spirit, which is generally bottled much younger, released at 31 years old having aged in a hogshead since 28th March 1966.
A 1982 vintage Port Ellen released in 2013 by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. The distillery closed in 1983 and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after.
This is a 1967 vintage Glen Garioch from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was distilled just a year before the distillery was decommissioned for five years. It then closed and reopened again (1995 to 1997) before this was bottled.
A 1965 vintage Auchentoschan, bottled at 31 years old. The only distillery in Scotland to always triple distill their malt - the only other malt being Hazelburn, produced at Springbank. Lowland whiskies at this age are fairly rare and take on complexity, but keeping their lighter style, making an elegant malt.
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 141 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.