The Scottish Highlands are home to various distilleries making disparate styles of single malt. From the maritime malts of Oban and Pulteney to the light, citrussy Glernmorangie and the dry complexity of Glen Ord, there's something for everyone here. Read More »
A 1972 Royal Brackla, bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs choice range in the 1980s. The spirit for this whisky was distilled a couple of years after the number of stills was doubled from 2 to 4.
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.
A 1973 vintage Edradour, released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail at 14 years of age as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery claims to be the smallest in Scotland and is also one of the most picturesque.
A classic dumpy bottle of Glendronach 12 year old. In general, bottlings from the distillery in this shape bottle are fantastic and remain in high demand. We estimate that this was bottled in the 1980s.
The tenth cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Lochside distillery in the Highlands. This was distilled in May 1981 and bottled 20 years later in June 2001. The distillery sadly closed in 1992 and bottlings are increasingly sought after.
The third cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Royal Lochnagar, located on the Queen's Balmoral Estate in the Highlands. This was distilled in August 1972 and bottled 21 years later in August 1993.
An old bottling of no age statement Old Fettercairn. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a time when significant investment was being made in the distillery, thanks to the then new owners Whyte & Mackay.
A bottle of 1974 North Port (aka Brechin) bottled in 1993 by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. North Port closed in 1983 as part of the cull of distilleries in that year and is now the site of a supermarket.
A 1977 peated Ardmore bottled exclusively for VIPs & guests at the distillery's centenary celebrations in 1999. A little-known expression until Jim Murray gave it 91 points in the first ever Whisky Bible, with the comment 'It just gets better each time you taste it.'.