A 1977 vintage Benriach bottled as part of the distillery's 11th batch of single cask releases. This whisky was aged for 37 years, including an unspecified finishing period in a dark rum cask before 181 bottles were yielded in July 2014.
One of only a tiny handful of official bottlings from the distillery also known as North Port (the others being part of the Rare Malt series). Brechin was demolished more than a decade ago, so this is a real collector's item.
The first official bottling of Glenugie since a near-impossible-to-find 5yo Grant McDonald bottling from about twenty years ago, this 1977 was bottled in 2010, twenty-seven years after the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1983. Bottled at its impressive cask strength of 55% abv.
A whopping 16th entry for Talisker in the annual Diageo Special Releases, this time the oldest bottling offered by the distillery so far - a 35 year old whisky, distilled in 1977 and matured in a mixture of refill American and European oak casks.
The second 1977 vintage of Convalmore from Diageo's Special Releases, with this 2013 bottling following the 2005. Official bottlings from the distillery are rare, and this is one of the best we've tried - an excellent balance of fruit and oak.
A much sought after early 2000s bottling from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, distilled at now-closed cult distillery Brora. Distilled in February 1977 and bottled in October 2002 after 25 years in wood.
A very special whisky from one of Scotland's great, closed distilleries. This 1977 vintage whisky has been specially selected for the Rare Malts range. This was bottled at cask strength after an extensive 24 years of maturation.
A rare and highly sought-after Laphroaig from the 1977 vintage bottled in the spring of 1995, just after the distillery gained its warrant from the Prince of Wales. This bottle has a very good reputation and is extremely hard to find these days.