A rare old Cadenhead's bottling of this top Speysider. It's great how the fonts on these labels are such a good guide to the tastes of the times - check out the Dallas Dhu '62 or the Macallan 1963 if you don't believe us.
Another 'single blend' from Adelphi, a single cask bottling of Lochside that is made up of both grain and malt whisky from 1965, distilled at the distillery and filled into the cask together. A big hit at The Whisky Show 2012.
This 1965 vintage whisky was distilled at Glencadam distillery. Specially selected by Gordon & Macphail, after 18 years of maturation, for their Connoisseurs Choice series. We can't get enough of these old-style brown labels.
A 1965 vintage Glen Elgin, bottled for Italian distributer Samaroli, although with a neck label and bottle shape that is rather reminiscent of Cadenhead's releases of the time... A 14 year old whisky matured in sherry wood.
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 dark treacle in colour.
Light on the nose initially, with some walnuts dipped in chocolate coming through.
Similar to the previous 1965 this needs some time to open up in the glass. After forty four years in a cask this whisky needs some breathing space, a drop or two of water has the same effect. Distinct heather honey notes emanating after a couple of minutes.
An incredibly easy drinking whisky.