This 'Green Springbank' is legendary in collectors circles, not only for its curious colour, presumably the result of a full-term maturation in a rum cask, but also for its incredible flavours. Serge Valentin rated this bottling at 93 points on whiskyfun.
One of the stupendous cask strength Longrows bottled in the 1980s by legendary Italian bottler Samaroli. These extraordinary whiskies from Longrow's first vintage sealed the reputation of Springbank's peated malt.
A single cask 1973 vintage Ardbeg bottled by Kingsbury at 47.4%. This picked up an incredible 94 point average from the Malt Maniacs, with the lowest score from any of the tasters being an excellent 90/100.
Just 100 bottles of this famous Talisker were released, yielded from what was at the time the oldest cask at the distillery (this was in the days before the superb 30 year olds were introduced). Released through Oddbins initially, this extremely rare bottling of one of Scotland's best malts sold out in a matter of hours and it retains its cachet and desirability to this day.
A rare 1973 vintage Macallan, released as part of their Fine & Rare series. From cask number 6098, this was bottled at 30 years of age at full strength of over 60 percent, the angels seemingly weren't that thirsty, which is all the better for the rest of us.
The 1973 entry in the Dalmore Constellation series was aged for in American oak for 32 years before a further double maturation – firstly three years in an ex-Cabernet Sauvignon wine cask made from French oak, then being finished for three years in an ex-bourbon barrel.