A 1968 vintage bottling from Bowmore, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Stanley P Morrison (later to become Morrison Bowmore). This is a big bold whisky with notes of passion fruit and a peaty kick.
Serge Valentin of whiskyfun.com awarded it 91 points.
Extraordinarily rare malt, even by Kinclaith's standards: just 64 (!) bottles were yielded when G&M bottled it in 1996 from what must have been, judging by the colour, an exceptional refill sherry hogshead. Kinclaith was founded in 1957 and closed in 1975. This incredibly scarce Lowlander has never been officially bottled as most of its output went into parent company Schenley International's Long John blend.
An cask-strength Ardbeg from the hugely desirable 1972 vintage, bottled from a single bourbon cask for Oddbins in 2004. Even that far back, Ardbeg mania was already in full effect - this bottling was said to have sold out in under two hours, and that was even before whisky guru Serge of Whiskyfun had given it 93 points...
A 1970 vintage Brora bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Closed in 1983, Brora bottlings are much in demand, especially great ones like this. This was awarded an average of 92 points by 7 of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1962 vintage distillery bottling of Springbank. This carries the white labels that was used for limited edition bottlings throughout the 1990s and was distilled a couple of years after the distillery stopped using its on-site maltings for a period of over 30 years.
A very, very rare Ardbeg from Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice series. This was bottled over 15 years ago in 1995 and distilled nearly five decades ago back in 1964 when the distillery was still very old-fashioned, using direct fired stills and its own floor maltings. A slice of history.
A rare bottle of 1968 vintage Balvenie, bottled in 2000. Only 180 bottles ever existed of this, another delicious Balvenie with notes of nuts and citrus. This received 92 points over on whiskyfun.com from Serge Valentin.
A very rare single cask distillery bottling of whisky from Balvenie. Filled into the cask on 9th April 1966 it was hand bottled at the distillery on 2nd June 1998, one of only 234 bottles filled from the cask.
A 1969 Macallan from single cask #10412, released at a hugely impressive 59% after 32 years of cask ageing. This vintage Macallan is part of the Fine & Rare series, the distillery's ne plus ultra range.