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.
A 1972 vintage Bowmore. A marriage of three ex-bourbon casks, this was aged in the famous Number One Vaults at the distillery for 27 years. This was awarded an incredible 945 points on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor.
A very, very rare bottling of Ben Wyvis, which closed in 1976 after just 12 years of production. This is from a single cask of the 1972 vintage, bottled at full strength for the Japanese market in the late 1990s.
A very rare distillery bottling of whisky from short lived Ben Wyvis. They closed in 1977 after a mere 12 years of production and as such bottlings are rather scarce, especially as time goes by. This is a cask strength, single cask bottling released after 27 years of maturation.
A 1972 vintage bottling of the extremely rarely seen Glen Flagler. The stills for the whisky were set within Moffat Grain Distillery in Airdrie and the single malt was only produced for 21 years (1964-1985). This was bottled at 24 years old by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Silent Stills range.
A single cask bottling of Ardbeg whisky, distilled in 1972 and aged for 29 years. This whisky has undergone a finishing process of a minimum of 6 months in a sheryy cask, before being bottled at Douglas Laing's preferred strength of 50%.
A very special Ardbeg 1972, bottled from a single sherry cask to commemorate the Plowed Society's Ardbegeddon gathering in Las Vegas in 2002. A legendary bottling that won huge critical acclaim on release and remains highly sought-after.
An cask-strength Ardbeg from the hugely desirable 1972 vintage, bottled from a single bourbon cask for Oddbins in 2004. Even that far back, Ardbeg mania was already in full effect - this bottling was said to have sold out in under two hours, and that was even before whisky guru Serge of Whiskyfun had given it 93 points...