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 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 long aged bottling of Strathisla from independent bottling veteran Gordon & Macphail, whose warehouses are filled with impressive number of treats like this. Clocking in at over 40 years old and packed full of sherry fruit and spice.
A 1969 vintage independent bottling of Linkwood from the folks at Gordon & Macphail. Very few official bottlings of Linkwood make their way out of the distillery and it's thanks to releases like this that we get to see how well the spirit ages over the years.
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 rare independent bottling of whisky from closed distillery Convalmore by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. Distilled in 1969, this was bottled in 1997, a decade after the distillery closed down.
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.