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A belated entry in Diageo's 2011 Special Releases selection, hitting the market in early 2012. Closed in 1985 and since demolished, whisky from the distillery is sought after by collectors and drinkers alike due to the comparatively small number of bottlings available.
A single cask 24 year old Port Ellen selected by Whisky Magazine editor Rob Allanson and contributing editor Dave Broom for Whisky Live New York and Tokyo. Distilled in November 1982 and bottled in December 2006 at cask strength.
Another Lagavulin in the 2012 Special Releases line-up, joining the ever present 12 year old. This is a much more limited edition 21 year old bottling, matured in first fill ex-sherry European oak casks filled in 1991. This has had quite a bit of buzz about it and we expect it to live up to the pedigree.
Malt Advocate 19th Annual Awards: Islay Single Malt of the Year
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 1966 vintage whisky from much-loved lost distillery Lochside, closed since 1992 and demolished in 2005. This was distilled back in 1966, the distillery's heyday, on December 15th. It was bottled from a vatting of three casks in August 1989 at 22 years old.
An 8 year old 1970s bottling of Glenfarclas. It was an interesting decade at the distillery, with the floor maltings ceasing to be used in 1972, the visitors centre opening in 1973 and the distillery being enlarged in 1976. As with many of the best Glenfarclas bottlings, this is at cask strength.
A 30 year old Port Ellen from Douglas Laing bottled as part of their Platinum Selection series. Port Ellen closed a year after this whisky was distilled (1983) and has a cult following, making bottlings extremely sought after. Notes of toffee, spice and peat on this one.
First released in 2013, the Dalmore 25 is matured initially in American white oak before a second maturation in a combination of Palomino Fino sherry butts and first fill bourbon casks. These are then married together in bourbon barrels before a finishing period in Tawny Port pipes.
A 1978 vintage Port Ellen, released by independent bottlers Signatory. Having been matured in cask number 5338 for 23 years, this was bottled just after the turn of the millennium, long after the distillery sadly closed.