A 38 year old Craigduff, an experimental peaty whisky distilled at Strathisla (although confusion has reigned in the past over whether it actually came from Glen Keith) for a short while and occasionally released by independents. This was matured in a refill sherry butt and bottled at a cask strength of 43%.
A historic bottling - the first ever official release of Inverleven, the Lowland distillery closed in 1991. This is one of the first releases in Chivas Brothers' Deoch an Doras series - the name (roughly pronounced 'Jock an Doris') means 'a drink at the door', the Gaelic equivalent of 'one for the road' - although why the Irish spelling of 'doras' has been used instead of the Scottish 'doruis' or 'dorus' is probably one for the marketing dept to answer.
A 1973 vintage whisky from Inverleven, a malt distillery that operated from within the Dumbarton grain distillery complex until 1991. This is part of Chivas Brothers's Deoch an Doras series, roughly translated as 'One for the road', and was bottled in 2011 at 37 years old.
An official bottling of 1973 vintage Glen Ord as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. During the time of distillation, there were two types of maltings in operation at the distillery - a Saladin box and a drum maltings.
A 1973 vintage Edradour, released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail at 14 years of age as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery claims to be the smallest in Scotland and is also one of the most picturesque.
A 1973 vintage bottling of Dallas Dhu from Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery closed in 1983 and soon afterwards was turned into a museum of distillation owned by the state.
A 1973 vintage Dailuaine, bottled in the mid-1990s at 22 years old as part of the Rare Malts collection. Despite its two decades in wood it has maintained a lot of its strength, coming in at an eye watering 60.92% ABV.
A 1973 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh distillery. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and finished in single cask previously used for Muscat Wine. The cask itself is from the Massandra winery in Crimea, which has been producing wine for more than 110 years.
A 1979 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and spent time finishing in a barrel previously used for Aleatico wine. The influence of such a sweet wine, gives the whisky a sweet, fruity taste.
A whisky from Craigellachie bottled as part of the Rare Malts series in the years shortly before UDV (the forerunner of Diageo) sold the distillery to Bacardi. Distilled in 1973 and bottled at a punch 60.2% ABV 22 years later.
A fabulous cask strength expression of Linlithgow aka St Magdalene, this was part of the Diageo super premium 'Special Releases' from 2004. Beautiful grassy, fruity Lowland malt whisky with real depth.