A sumptuous (natural) colour on this Glencadam 1977, bottled from a single sherry cask by Douglas Laing for their rarely-less-than-pretty-amazing Platinum Selection. Sweet initially, with plenty of wood as you'd expect and some pleasant savoury notes and burnt toast flavours.
A 1977 vintage Glenisla from independent bottlers Signatory. Extremely rare, Glenisla was the name given to an experimental heavily peated malt produced at the now-mothballed Glen Keith distillery in the 1970s.
The 14th cask that The Scotch Malt whisky Society bottled from Ardmore. Very popular with blenders, comparatively very little single malt is released form the distillery. The title of this bottling is "Crème brulee and tyre brulee" and is has notes of crème brulee, brown sugar, plums and apricots.
A 1977 vintage Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling of Deanston - the 2nd cask they released. This was distilled just 3 years after the first single malt carrying the Deanston name was released and 5 years before the distillery closed for 9 years (1982-1991).
A 1977 vintage whisky from the increasingly well known distillery of Glenacadam, revitalised in the early 2000s by Angus Dundee. This has matured for 34 years in a sherry butt, as you can guess from it's impressive natural colour.
The third cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Glenlossie in Speyside. This was distilled in August 1977 and bottled 12 years later in June 1990 presumably, judging by the colour, from a sherry cask.
An interesting whisky from Benriach distillery. Distilled in 1977 and aged for 34 years, this whisky has been finished in a Rioja Wine barrel. The wine finish has given the whisky a subtle, grape-y (it's a word!) flavour. This is limited to ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
A 1977 vintage whisky from Benraich distillery. This has been aged for 34 years, including a term of finishing in a Sauternes Wine barrel. This period of finishing has imparted a number of fruity characteristics, most notably pears and apricots. This is limited to ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
A 1977 vintage Caol Ila from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. This was distilled just a few years after the distillery underwent a major £1m renovation, which included the installation of six new stills.
A limited edition bottling of 1977 vintage whisky from Glenturret, normally found at the heart of the Famous Grouse blend. This has been aged for 27 years before being bottled in 2004 to produce a sweet and smooth whisky with toffee and elegant oak.
A 1977 vintage Glenlochy, released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range in 1999. the distillery closed just six years after this was distilled and bottlings form Glenlochy are now in high demand.
A 1977 vintage whisky bottled by the SMWS, produced at distillery 56, aka Coleburn - closed since 1985 and since dismantled. This was distilled in March and bottled 16 and half years later in October 1993.
A 21 year old bottling of 1977 Glenlochy by stalwart independent bottler Cadenhead's. Glenlochy was another victim of the 1983 mass closure of distilleries and has now been part converted into a guest house and flats.