A 1972 vintage Linkwood released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Very few official bottlings of Linkwood make their way out of the distillery and it's thanks to releases like this that we get to see how well the spirit ages over the years.
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.
A 1972 Royal Brackla, bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs choice range in 1992. The spirit for this whisky was distilled a couple of years after the number of stills was doubled from 2 to 4.
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 rare official bottling of Glenturret, most of whose production goes into Famous Grouse. They claim to be Scotland's oldest distillery, though production was stopped between 1921 and 1959 it was non-operational and was dismantled for a time, so depends on your criteria. This is a 1972 vintage, bottled in 2002.
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.