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.
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.
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 very limited edition bottling of 1974 vintage Bowmore for La Maison du Whisky's Artist range, of which this is the second entry. The whisky was bottled in 2012 at cask strength and features a label drawn by artist Paola Parés.
A single cask independent bottling from Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series of the legendary Ardbeg vintage of 1974. Considered by fans of the distillery to be the last true vintage of old, peaty Ardbeg, these bottlings are much sought after.
The fifth cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Bowmore distillery on Islay. This was distilled in June 1974 and bottled 12 years later in October 1986, judging by the colour, from a sherry cask.
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 132 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
A cask-strength release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, bottled in 2006 from a single bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.