This Bruichladdich Valinch is a single cask release of 1970 vintage whisky. Bottled to celebrate the first distillation of the re-opened Bruichladdich Distillery in May 2001. Bottled at cask strength and limited to just 250 bottles.
A 2002 distillery bottling of 1970 Bruichladdich matured for about 32 years. This has gone down as one of the best Bruichladdichs in modern memory - a 95 from Whisky Fun's Serge Valentin (and listed as his favourite expression from the distillery), a pile of superlatives in posts across the internet and a quick 'Amazing!!' when I just mentioned it on Twitter.
A 1970 vintage Port Ellen, bottled in the late 1980s at 17 years old by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. G&M had some fantastic casks of Port Ellen in the late 80s and we suspect this will be excellent.
A fantastic release from Hillside, aka Glenesk, as part of the Rare Malts series. Bottlings from Hillside are very hard to find in general, especially distillery bottlings such as this one, and this lives up to the rarity by also being rather good.
A very rare 1980s bottling of 1970 Port Ellen bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the little seen but very well respected Intertrade indie bottler. Bottled at a very high strength for a malt of this age - this should be epic.
Another entry in Highland Park's impressive Orcadian Vintages range - a whisky made from a marriage of casks distilled in 1970. This continues the series incredible presentation, with a heavy dark glass bottle and hand detailed wooden box.
An impressive first entry in Glenrothes's Extraordinary Casks series, intended to showcase some of the older bottlings that they have in their warehouses. The whisky was bottled on April 4th 2012, making it about 42 years old, and is filled into a hefty crystal decanter with a hand engraved brass collar and stopper made from the cask it was matured in.