A 1968 vintage Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Glen Elgin, one of the key malts in the White Horse blend. Aged in a sherry cask for over a quarter of a century before being bottled in 1995. Brilliantly, this has been bottled at 46% - previously unusual for Gordon & Macphail's CC range, but hopefully a marker of things to come.
An old bottling of 1968 vintage Glenburgie from independent bottler Gordon & Macphail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice series. Carrying the classic map label, we estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
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.
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.
A 1968 vintage Glen Garioch released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. This was aged for a total of 36 years, including a six-month finishing period in a rum cask, before being bottled at natural cask strength of 55.9% in 2004.
A 1968 vintage bottling of Bowmore from independent bottlers Signatory. The distillery was purchased by Stanley P. Morrison (later to become Morrison Bowmore) in 1963 and there are many bottlings distilled in the latter part of the decade that are simply stunning.