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 Rare Malts release of 1972 whisky from Glendullan, distilled in the year when the new Glendullan distillery opened along side the now closed one, and bottled at a hefty 62.43% after 23 years of maturation.
A very rare bottling of 1972 vintage Garnheath Single Grain, bottled by independent bottlers Signatory at 27 years of age on Febraury 1 2000. The distillery was situated in the Moffat complex (along with Killyloch and Glen Flagler), was closed in July 1986 and demolished in 1988.
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.
A 1972 vintage Springbank from independent bottler Ian Macleod as part of the Chieftain's range. Distilled in October, it was aged for 30 years in sherry cask 410 before being bottled at cask strength in October 2002.
A 1972 vintage Glendronach aged for 18 years in sherry casks. Despite being produced under a previous ownership, this is an excellent example of the sherried style the distillery is renowned for today.
An old 1972 vintage bottling of The Glenrothes from the mid-1990s with the official short description 'Rich, Spicy, Fruitiness'. That'll be sherry, then, from a period during which Glenrothes produced some of their very best whisky. These early vintage bottlings are getting pretty scarce these days.
An interesting whisky from Gordon & Macphail, bottled for a special reason - commemorating MD David Urquart's 40 years of service on his retirement in late 2012. The whisky is a 1972 vintage Tomintoul, bottled at 40 years old, and was a big hit at The Whisky Show in 2012.