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 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.
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.
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.
One of a string of Glendronach single cask bottlings - this is from the 1971 vintage. These releases are all from Oloroso sherry butts, bottled at cask strength with no colouring or chill-filtration and should be spectacular.