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.
Another of Berry Brothers & Rudd-owned The Glenrothes' terrific long-aged vintage releases, this 1975 expression was bottled in 2006. One of the smallest-ever vintage releases from the distillery at just 3708 bottles, this is a big and rich malt.
A 1975 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases. Distilled on June 18, this spent 38 years in cask, including a final finishing period in a muscatel hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
A 1975 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases. Distilled on September 3, this spent 38 years in cask, including a final finishing period in an oloroso sherry hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
A 1975 vintage whisky from North Port Brechin distillery. This whisky has been matured for 26 years and bottled by Signatory for their Silent Stills series. Having been bottled from a single cask and cask strength, this whisky is limited to just 211 bottles.
A historic 1975 vintage Port Ellen, this was released amongst the first batch of bottlings from the Silver Seal company, who have gone on to release some legendary whiskies (and rums) since this hit the shelves in 2001.
A special bottling of Speyside Single Malt Whisky. This bottle was produced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Forties Oil Field start up in September 1975. This whisky has been matured for 20 years and was released in 1995 to coincide with the anniversary.
A rare and interesting bottling from Gordon & Macphail's Rare Old range - a 1975 Glencraig. This isn't a distillery name, instead being what the Gleburgie distillery called the Lomond still made whisky that it produced between 1958 and 1981.
One of the great Taliskers, 6000 bottles of this inaugural bottling of the now-customary Special Releases Talisker 25yo appeared in 2001. Talisker 1975 25yo picked up 90 points from whiskyfun's Serge Valentin in 2008 and remains the only officially-bottled 25yo to date with a specific vintage.