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 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.
The third cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Royal Lochnagar, located on the Queen's Balmoral Estate in the Highlands. This was distilled in August 1972 and bottled 21 years later in August 1993.
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 (Royal) Lochnagar from independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Platinum Selection series. A scene of bad luck in the early days, the distillery was built in 1823, burnt down by competitors in 1826, rebuilt nearby and then burnt down again in 1841.