A 1974 vintage whisky from closed and since demolished Banff, bottled in the 1980s by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoissseurs Choice range. This bottle doesn't have a neck label with the bottling year.
A 1974 vintage Glenmorangie bottled in 2000, specially for the duty free market. The best selling malt in the UK when it was bottled, this was handcrafted by the sixteen men of Tain (the distillery famously only uses 16 staff in the production process).
A 1974 Port Ellen from legendary Italian independent bottler Sestante. A piece of double history, not only has the distillery now closed, but Sestante ceased to operate in 1990, not long after they bottled this gem. A dram to really reminisce over.
A 1974 vintage Caol Ila from JAS (James) Gordon & Co, owned by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. After a two year closure for complete demolition and rebuilding, the distillery reopened in the year this was distilled, 1974. This bottling therefore would have been some of the first spirit to come from the newly expanded site we know today.
A special edition of Glenmorangie, bottled in 1999 ready for the millenium. It's a combination of several casks laid down in 1974 with a total outturn of just 2000 50cl bottles - a rare collector's piece, complete with wooden display case.
A very rare early-teenage bottling by Sestante of the 1974 vintage from Glen Mhor, the now sadly defunct Speysider which may have contributed to its own downfall by having a name no-one knows how to pronounce (it's 'Glen Vorr', btw).
One of a clutch of legendary mid-1990s Connoisseur's Choice bottlings of Ardbegs from the mid-1970s. The integrity of the trademark Ardbeg honeyed fruity, peaty style and the intensity of flavour, even at 40%, are stunning.
A 1974 vintage Ardbeg from Gordon & Macphail, bottled in the 1980s under their Connoisseurs Choice label in its old brown livery - we think that this might be the first Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Ardbeg from this famous vintage.
A bottling of Ardbeg from their exceptional 1974 vintage by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. Considered to be the last vintage of true old peaty Ardbeg, bottlings from 1974 are always popular with collectors.
An Italian independent bottling of Ardbeg from their legendary vintage of 1974, widely considered to be the last vintage of old true peaty Ardbeg. The maltings at the distillery closed in this year and the malt brought in was not as peaty.