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 1976 vintage Glen Spey independently bottled by Direct Wines (owners of Laithwaites) as part of their First Cask series. Distilled on March 1, it was aged for 30 years in cask number 366 before release.
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.
A 1976 vintage whisky from Signatory, bottled under the Glencraig name. Glencraig is the name given to whisky distilled at Glenburgie using their Lomond stills, which were removed in 1981. A rare whisky, never officially bottled by the distillery.
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.
A 1976 vintage Benriach from independent bottlers Signatory. Fully-matured sherries whiskies are relatively rare from this distillery, especially such long-aged a example. Matured for 28 years in butt 9442, it was bottled on April 7 2005.
A 1976 vintage Glenury Royal, bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery closed in 1983 and bottlings from this distillery can be hard to find.
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".
A 1976 vintage whisky from lost distillery Glenury Royal, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range. Only a few bottlings have appeared since the distillery closed in 1983 and fortunately they still pop up from time to time, like this one has.
An old 1976 vintage whisky from Glen Moray, aged for a full 26 years including a period of finishing in red wines barrels from the Vallée Du Rhone. Expect to find sweet fruity notes similar to that of a sherried whisky, but not as intensely so.
A wonderfully named whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at closed East Highland distillery North Port back in 1976. Distilled in December and bottled almost 24 years later in October 2000.
A fantastic vintage from Benromach and owners Gordon & Macphail. It's well known that G&M have some of the best casks in the industry and this is further evidence - a fruity and fresh tasting whisky with enough elegant oak influence to let you know that you're drinking something special.