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 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.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
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.
A 1971 vintage Macallan bottled by independent bottlers Hart Brothers. This was distilled just a few years before the capacity of the distillery was increased by upping the number of stills from 12 to 18. This was bottled at 25 years of age.
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.
The Coleburn distillery was situated between Glen Elgin and the town of Rothes. This example was bottled by Douglas Laing at 28 years old. As the distillery closed in 1985, bottlings from this distillery are now much sought after, especially ones of this age.
A 1971 vintage Dallas Dhu bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of the Platinum Selection series. Aged for 32 years before bottling, this included a finishing period in rum casks. The distillery closed in the mid 1980s and is now a museum of distillation.
A 1971 vintage Glenury Royal released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The distillery was one that didn't survive the cull of 1983 and has since been demolished. This version was produced for the French market, whose back label it carries.
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.