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 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 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 1970 vintage Glenfarclas, released as part of their single cask The Family Casks series in Autumn 2013. Aged in cask number 2031, this is one of 157 bottles. This edition comes with the new style wooden box packaging.
A 1970 vintage Port Ellen from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. The distillery closed in 1983, has since gained a cult following and as a result, bottlings are much sought after.
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 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 single cask 1970 vintage Springbank. Aged for 23 years in cask number 1766, the bottles carries delightful illustrations of the distillery buildings and equipment. This received a very respectable 90 points from Malt Maniac Ho-cheng Yao.
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.