A well aged, 1978 vintage grain whisky from Port Dundas. The distillery closed in 2009, but there are still casks of their whisky maturing and they sometimes see the light of day thanks to indies like Hunter Laing and their Sovereign range. Old grain can be a wonderful thing, and this is packed with soft fruits and sweet vanilla custard.
A well-aged 1977 vintage Glenturret from Belgian independent bottler The Nectar as part of its Nectar of the Daily Drams series. Aged for 36 years, this was bottled in 1977. The distillery is the spiritual home of the Famous Grouse and much of the distillery's production is used for the blend.
A 1976 vintage whisky from Signatory, bottled under the Glencraig name. Glencraig is the name given to whisky distilled at Glenburgie using their Lomond stills, which were removed in 1981. A rare whisky, never officially bottled by the distillery.
A historic bottling - the first ever official release of Inverleven, the Lowland distillery closed in 1991. This is one of the first releases in Chivas Brothers' Deoch an Doras series - the name (roughly pronounced 'Jock an Doris') means 'a drink at the door', the Gaelic equivalent of 'one for the road' - although why the Irish spelling of 'doras' has been used instead of the Scottish 'doruis' or 'dorus' is probably one for the marketing dept to answer.
An old bottling of 1968 vintage Highland Park from independent bottler Duncan Taylor as part of the Rare Auld series. Distilled in March, it was matured in cask 3462 for 36 years before 107 bottles were yielded in July 2004.
One of only a handful of long-aged distillery-bottled releases of Glenury Royal. This 1970 vintage is very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery. Impeccable cask selection has led to perhaps the best of Diageo's recent releases from Glenury.
A brilliantly-balanced mouth-coating beauty, this Glenury Royal is a very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery, and we've always been surprised that it didn't sell out years ago - especially after a 92 point review from Whiskyfun.
The second 1977 vintage of Convalmore from Diageo's Special Releases, with this 2013 bottling following the 2005. Official bottlings from the distillery are rare, and this is one of the best we've tried - an excellent balance of fruit and oak.
A 1968 vintage Glen Garioch released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. This was aged for a total of 36 years, including a six-month finishing period in a rum cask, before being bottled at natural cask strength of 55.9% in 2004.
The Bruichladdich Legacy series is a series of 6 bottles which were released annually from 2002 until 2007. All these whiskies are from incredibly old casks, and in some cases a marriage of several casks. This first release is a stunning 1966 vintage whisky bottled in 2002, also celebrating the Queen's golden jubilee.