A 38 year old Craigduff, an experimental peaty whisky distilled at Strathisla (although confusion has reigned in the past over whether it actually came from Glen Keith) for a short while and occasionally released by independents. This was matured in a refill sherry butt and bottled at a cask strength of 43%.
An old 1965 vintage whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This whisky has been matured for 38 years and bottled at cask strength in March 2004. The tag line for this bottle is "Almond syrup and rose petals", sounds delightful.
A very special 38yo Royal Salute from Chivas, Stone of Destiny is named after the ancient stone used for British royal coronation ceremonies for centuries, symbolizing the approval for the incoming king.
Apparently this is the first time ever that someone has had the idea of bottling half a cask of Highland Park for release, and then bottling the rest a few months later for a separate release. Tan Tan Ta-Raaaa!
A 1966 vintage Bowmore from independent bottlers Duncan Taylor as part of their cask strength Rare Auld series in 2004. Matured for 38 years in cask number 3303, just 179 bottles were yielded. This bottling received an impressive 92 points on the Malt Maniacs monitor.
A 1964 vintage Bowmore aged for 38 years in bourbon casks. 1964 seems to have been a good year at Bowmore, as there have been a large number of very high quality releases, not least the Trilogy series. With notes of pepper, mustard and a herbaceousness, Serge Valentin awarded it a fantastic rating of 92 points.