A long-aged 1976 vintage from the very seldom-seen Glentauchers distillery, this was bottled from a single bourbon hogshead that yielded just 150 bottles. Glentauchers keeps less than 1% of its spirit back for bottling as single malt, with the rest going into owner Pernod Ricard's blends, particularly Ballantine's.
A 1978 vintage Port Dundas bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series. The distillery produces the grain used for Diageo's range of blended whiskies, including Johnnie Walker and Bell's. This was aged for 35 years before being released in 2013.
A 35 year old bottling of Glenturret from legendary independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. Berry's have released a string of stunning Glenturrets over the last year and this is sure to be another.
This whisky was distilled in 1976 and has spent 35 long years aging in an oak butt. This limited release is bottled at cask strength and is said to taste of "Lashings of raisins and sultanas, dancing with spices, pineapples and cedar wood".
A 1978 vintage whisky released by Benriach as part of their 10th batch of single casks. This one has been finished in a Moscatel cask before being bottled in June 2013, for an interesting fruity element.
A 1978 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases. Distilled on October 6, this was aged for 35 years in wood, including a final finishing period in a port hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
From Glenglassaugh's first batch of rare cask releases comes this 1978 vintage release. Distilled on October 6, this was aged for 35 years in wood, including an unspecified finishing period in a sherry hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
A release of 35 year old Bruichladdich by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in 1966, a few years after the distillery stopped malting its own barley and switched to buying it in from Port Ellen, and bottled just in time at a cask strength of 40.5%.
A 1966 vintage bottling of Banff released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. This has been aged for 35 years in a single sherry cask which yielded 192 bottles.
A whopping 16th entry for Talisker in the annual Diageo Special Releases, this time the oldest bottling offered by the distillery so far - a 35 year old whisky, distilled in 1977 and matured in a mixture of refill American and European oak casks.
Released at its natural cask strength of 43.4% by independent bottler Scotia Royale, this handsomely-presented 35yo Laphroaig 1976 was distilled in the glory days and is one of the oldest 'Froygs we've encountered in quite some time.
Please note that the boxes of these whiskies are lightly marked in some cases.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich released in 2006 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the distillery. Aged for 35 years in American oak and then finished for a short time in Pinot Gris casks from the legendary Domaine Zind Humbrecht.