A long-aged 1976 vintage from the very seldom-seen Glentauchers distillery, this was bottled from a single bourbon hogshead that yielded just 150 bottles. Glentauchers keeps less than 1% of its spirit back for bottling as single malt, with the rest going into owner Pernod Ricard's blends, particularly Ballantine's.
A 35 year old single cask whisky from the Isle of Jura, distilled in 1976 and bottled in 2012 by Berry Brothers & Rudd. This one comes from cask 888, so we suspect this may be snapped up by fans of lucky numbers...
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 little beauty was awarded 5 stars and 90/100 by Serge, www.whiskyfun.com.
The first of Glenglassaugh's Chosen Few series of single cask bottlings, as chosen by the distillery team. This one is the selection of Customer Account Manager Ronnie Routledge and has the combination of tropical fruit and sherry character that he loves in a whisky.
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 dismantled in 1986.
A 17 year old whisky from long closed North Port, aka Brechin, whose doors closed in 1983 and then was demolished in 1993. This was distilled in December 1976 and bottled at cask strength in November 1994.
This whisky was distilled in 1976 and has spent 35 long years aging in an oak butt. This limited release is bottled at cask strength and is said to taste of "Lashings of raisins and sultanas, dancing with spices, pineapples and cedar wood".