A 1970 vintage Brechin (aka North Port) bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. Closed in 1983, bottlings from this distillery are becoming ever harder to find and are subject to increasing demand.
One of only a handful of long-aged distillery-bottled releases of Glenury Royal. This 1970 vintage is very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery. Impeccable cask selection has led to perhaps the best of Diageo's recent releases from Glenury.
A 1970 vintage Dallas Dhu released by Diageo as part of their now defunct cask strength Rare Malts Series. Dallas Dhu was one of the casualties of the 1983 cull of distilleries and today is run by Historic Scotland as a museum of distillation.
A belated entry in Diageo's 2011 Special Releases selection, hitting the market in early 2012. Closed in 1985 and since demolished, whisky from the distillery is sought after by collectors and drinkers alike due to the comparatively small number of bottlings available.
A 1970 vintage North Port (also know as Brechin) bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Almost all of the distillery's production went into blends, with the first official bottlings not appearing until the mid-1990s, a decade after the distillery had closed.
A 1970 bottling from Glen Garioch, the same year the distillery changed hands from DCL to Morrison (now Morrison Bowmore and still the owners today). The bottle carries the traditional stag on the label.
A 31 year old Bruichladdich distilled in 1970 and available, in general, only at the distillery. The Valinch whiskies are the single casks that they get visitors to hand bottle themselves when visiting and are thus rather rare. This is one of the ones from the early days of the distillery's millenial rebirth and is rather good.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich released in 2006 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the distillery. Aged for 35 years in American oak and then finished for a short time in Pinot Gris casks from the legendary Domaine Zind Humbrecht.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the bottles hand bottled by distillery visitors and are rarely seen on the market. This one comes from cask 5081 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
A 1970 vintage Bruichladdich as part of the Valinch label. This is the name given to the 'fill your own bottles' obtained on the distillery tour and rarely come on to the market. This one comes from cask 5085 and was bottled not long after the turn of the millennium.
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 1970 vintage Hillside bottled as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. Dormant from 1899 to 1938, Glenesk reopened as a grain distillery. Converted to a malt distillery, it was renamed Hillside in 1964, then renamed back to Glenesk around 1980 before being closed for good in 1985. Bottlings from this distillery are highly sought after.
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 1970 vintage official bottling of Springbank from a single cask. Coming in a bottle depicting illustrations of the distillery buildings and equipment, this was aged for 23 years solely in cask number 1765.