A 1971 bottling of Dailuaine by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery's claim to fame is that it was home to Scotland's first pagoda roof, a useful way for distilleries to improve the flow of smoke out of the building from the peat fires in the maltings.
A 1971 vintage from (as of 2011) mothballed Tamdhu, bottled by Gordon & Macphail. It's currently hoped that we'll see the distillery back up and running in 2012, thanks to it being purchased by Ian Macleod.
A 1971 vintage Longmorn, bottled in 2008 by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This was distilled a year after the distillery's floor maltings closed and at a time when there were only four stills - two were added in 1972 and another two in 1974.
A 1992 bottling of 1971 vintage Dallas Dhu by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Dallas Dhu closed in 1983, one of many distilleries who closed that year, and has since reopened as a whisky museum.
A 1994 bottling of whisky from closed Dallas Dhu, now revitalised as a distilling museum, released by Gordon & Macphail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range. This was distilled back in 1971, way before the signs of industry troubles that caused the distillery to closed appeared.
Very few expressions of Glen Elgin have been bottled, so this is a rare treat. Released in 2003, this is a delicious honeyed, fruity dram from an often overlooked distillery that has long been rated 'First Class' by blenders lists.
This was the first of the legendary Rare Malt bottlings of Glenury Royal that were released by Diageo in the mid-1990s. This bottling scooped a Gold Medal and two Trophys (including best Single Malt of the Competition) at the IWSC in 1996.
A beautiful 40 year old vintage Glen Garioch, bottled by the folks at Morrison Bowmore for The Whisky Exchange and released at The Whisky Show in 2011. 1971 Glen Garioch is known for being more peaty than usual, and this delicate, restrained old school dram has a lovely thread of smoke, plus tropical fruit and medicine cabinet aromas. Fabulous.