A 1975 vintage Balblair independently bottled by Direct Wines (owners of Laithwaites) as part of their First Cask series. This was distilled just a few years after production at Balblair was increased by the addition of a third still.
A 1975 vintage from closed Distillery Dallas Dhu, bottled in 2007 by Gordon & Macphail. The distillery buildings are just down the road from Gordon & Macphail's shop, and these days house a whisky museum. ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
A 1975 vintage Glenglassaugh released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in September, this was aged in refill hogshead number 2585 for 30 years before being bottled exclusively for Parkers Whisky of Banff in April 2006.
A 1975 vintage Highland whisky from Glenesk, bottled from a single cask at 24 years old by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Distilled a decade before the distillery was closed, this was bottled in June 2000.
The second release from the 45th distillery of the SMWS range - Dallas Dhu. This whisky was distilled in 1975 and has been matured for more than 13 years. Bottled at a powerful 61.1% in September 1988.
A rare First Cask bottling of 1975 vintage whisky from Linlithgow, aka St Magdalene, a delicate and refined lowlander which unfortunately ceased production in 1983. Despite the fact that the distillery has now been converted into flats you can still find the occasional bottling surfacing.
A 1975 vintage Glenmorangie released especially for the duty free market in 2001. It takes 16 employees to run the production side of the distillery, the reason every bottle carries the phrase "Handcrafted by the Sixteen Men of Tain".
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. This particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery demolished in 1983.