Another of Gordon & Macphail's long-aged Glen Grants which, along with Glenfarclas, represent the best-value long-aged Speysides available. Thankfully, Glen Grant is one of those special Speysiders (like Glenfarclas, Mortlach and Macallan) that is capable of withstanding immense oak ageing without tasting like a pile of wet sawdust.
A 1968 vintage Speyburn from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. This was distilled in the year the distillery's own maltings closed, meaning it either contains some of the last spirit to use the distillery's own malt, some of the first not to, or a mixture of both.
A 1968 vintage Caperdonich, bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Originally called Glen Grant No.2, Caperdonich was open for 5 years between 1897 and 1902, closed for 63 years, opened again in 1965 and has been mothballed since 2002. Bottlings form this distillery are therefore relatively rare and in demand.
A 1968 vintage Knockando as part of their Extra Old Reserve range. This was distilled in the year the floor maltings were decommissioned at the distillery. This is presented in a lovely decanter and accompanying box.
A 1968 vintage Dallas Dhu from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery closed in 1983 and is now a museum of distillation run by Historic Scotland.
The third in Glenglassaugh's recent series of very special casks editions released as the Manager's Legacy series. This is a refill sherry cask from 1968, bottled to commemorate Bert Forsyth's stewardship of the distillery. A gentle dram with delightful notes of blackberry pie & heather.
A 1968 vintage Bruichladdich bottled for the Stillman's Reserve range at 25 years old in the mid-1990s. 1960s vintages of Bruichladdich (particularly old official bottlings such as these) are pretty rare and this collectable bottle should be a treat for drinkers too.
Another bargain Speymalt Macallan from Gordon & MacPhail. This 1968 vintage has been bottled at 43% and comes in at just over half the price of a miniature of the officially bottled Macallan 1968 at 46.6%. Thank you, G&M.
A brilliantly-balanced mouth-coating beauty, this Glenury Royal is a very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery, and we've always been surprised that it didn't sell out years ago - especially after a 92 point review from Whiskyfun.
A very rare 1960s vintage from North Port distillery, also known as Brechin. This 1968 vintage was bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice selection in the early 1980s, around the time the distillery was closed for good.