A 1974 single cask from Glenlivet, selected by us here at The Whisky Exchange, bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd, and released at the Whisky Show 2013. A hit on both the Show Bottlings and Berry's stands, with some elegant old woody notes.
A 1974 vintage Linkwood bottled as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. This was distilled a few years after the distillery expanded form 2 stills to 6, vastly increasing capacity. Bottled 23 years later at cask strength, this received 90 points on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor.
A 1974 vintage official bottling of Ledaig. Whereas Ledaig is the name for the peated malt produced at Tobermorey on the Isle of Mull, from 1972 until 1975 the distillery was renamed Ledaig for a short time. Therefore we can't be sure whether this is peated or not.
A 1974 vintage Inchgower released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. Whilst most of the production forms the base of top selling Bell's blended whisky, there are a limited number of single malt releases too.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. Originally bottled in 1997, this expression is a brilliant example of what this great Highland distillery is capable of.
A bottle of 1974 North Port (aka Brechin) bottled in 1993 by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. North Port closed in 1983 as part of the cull of distilleries in that year and is now the site of a supermarket.