A very special 1972 vintage Strathisla from Gordon & Macphail. This whisky has been bottled in 2012, which makes it approximately 40 years old. The beautiful, dark colour of this whisky leaves no doubt of its Sherry maturation.
The Animals is a series of legendary and highly sought-after bottlings from Italian company Moon Import. This 1972 Tobermory was a vatting of five sister casks bottled in 1990, and comes with a label featuring some nice illustrations of frogs.
A 1972 Royal Brackla, bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs choice range in the 1980s. The spirit for this whisky was distilled a couple of years after the number of stills was doubled from 2 to 4.
The 66th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 1 (Glenfarclas). Distilled in May 1972, it was aged for 24 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in September 1996.
A 1972 vintage Dallas Dhu, released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail at 16 years of age as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. One of the many victims of the 1983 cull, the distillery is today a museum of distillation run by Historic Scotland.
A 1972 vintage Longmorn by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail for French importers La Maison du Whisky. Aged until 2006 in a sherry cask, this was awarded an impressive average of 90 points form 14 of the Malt Maniacs,
A 1972 vintage bottling from Ben Nevis. Between this bottle being distilled and bottled, the distillery had twice closed and reopened (from 1978 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990). Now under the ownership of Nikka Whisky Distilling Company, Ben Nevis is in the top ten selling single malts in Japan.
A 1972 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh for their "The Massandra Connection" series. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and finished in "Sherry Style Wines". Sherry style wines are made from a variety of grapes and have a similar flavour profile as sherry (as the name would suggest). This particular sherry style wine is a combination of Sercial, Verdelho, and Crimean Albillo grapes.
A 1972 vintage Mortlach released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The Rare Malts series was a series of cask strength bottlings using Diageo's best casks. This bottle was released in 1996, the year the distillery underwent a £1.5 million renovation, 32 years after the last refurbishment.