A 1966 Lochside from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range. Formerly the site for Deuchars' Beer Brewery, Lochside opened in 1957 as a joint grain and malt distillery. Closed in 1992, official bottlings were rare and independent bottlings are therefore highly sought after.
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.
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.
A single cask distillery bottling from Auchentoshan. An very old example for their spirit, which is generally bottled much younger, released at 31 years old having aged in a hogshead since 28th March 1966.
An old Connoisseurs Choice bottling of whisky from Lochside, released back in the 1980s when Gordon & Macphail still used the, even for the day, retro looking brown livery. This was distilled in 1966 and aged for 21 years, and should be packed full of Lochside's trademark fruitiness.
The Bruichladdich Legacy series is a series of 6 bottles which were released annually from 2002 until 2007. All these whiskies are from incredibly old casks, and in some cases a marriage of several casks. This first release is a stunning 1966 vintage whisky bottled in 2002, also celebrating the Queen's golden jubilee.
A 25 year old distillery bottling of Ben Nevis, distilled a couple of years after the death of Canadian Millionaire owner John Hobbs. From the colour on this one I'd guess that some of the whisky has seen the inside of a sherry cask...
A very old early 1980s Connoisseur's Choice bottling of Glenugie 1966, this was bottled at 15 years old. As Jim Murray once said, "...this distillery never seems to let you down. The rule of thumb is: find a bottle of Glunugie and you'll find liquid gold." (Whisky Bible 2008)
A limited edition release of 1966 vintage Ben Nevis, released at 26 years of age for the Japanese market. During the time the whisky was maturing, the distillery had closed and reopened twice, firstly from 1978 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990.
Kinclaith is now very rare, having only been made for around twenty years at the Strathclyde complex in Glasgow before being dismantled in 1977. This bottling was done fro Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice series, probably at some point in the late 1980s.