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).
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 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.
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.
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 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.