A new bottling of some pretty old Glenrothes by Gordon & Macphail. This 1969 vintage is pretty dark even at 43% so it's safe to say that this has been pretty well-sherried. Bottled in 2008, just shy of four full decades in the wood.
A rare bottling of Glen Mhor whisky from 1969. The distillery closed down in 1983. This bottling was limited to just 2265 bottles at the time of release, who knows how many of these are still around today.
A 1969 vintage Glen Grant bottled by respected independent James McArthur. This was bottled in the year 2000 making it about 31 years old and it looks to have picked up quite a bit of colour in that time.
A 1969 vintage Teaninich bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. This was distilled the year before a new extension was built to the distillery with six new stills added.
A 1969 vintage Dallas Dhu from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. The distillery closed in the cull of 1983 and is now run by Historic Scotland as a museum of distillation. Serge Valentin commented this had notes of malt and caramel when he tried in 2006.
A 1969 vintage Convalmore from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series of bottlings. By the time this was bottled, the distillery had closed, bottlings from this distillery are much sought after.
A 1969 vintage whisky from Dallas Dhu. This was bottled in the mid-1980s, shortly after the distillery closed down, by nearby independent bottler Gordon & Macphail. The distillery has since been reborn as a museum of distilling.
A special bottling of Glen Ord distilled in 1969, signed by Neil McKay and dated 17th June 1993. This bottle was produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the drum maltings at Glen Ord, which opened in 1968.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1985.