The first Banff was built in Inverboyndie, Speyside in 1824 by James Mckilligan & Co. and changed hands three times before closing in 1862 after ten years of ownership by James Simpson & Son. James Simpson Jr. took over the name Banff and built a new distillery on a different site the follwing year. Read More »
A 1974 vintage whisky from closed and since demolished Banff, bottled in the 1980s by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoissseurs Choice range. This bottle doesn't have a neck label with the bottling year.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1983 and now sadly demolished.
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.