A well aged, 1978 vintage grain whisky from Port Dundas. The distillery closed in 2010, but there are still casks of their whisky maturing and they sometimes see the light of day thanks to indies like Hunter Laing and their Sovereign range. Old grain can be a wonderful thing, and this is packed with soft fruits and sweet vanilla custard.
A 1978 vintage Port Dundas bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series. The distillery produces the grain used for Diageo's range of blended whiskies, including Johnnie Walker and Bell's. This was aged for 35 years before being released in 2013.
A 30yo bottling for the latest reincarnation of Fettercairn. This 1978 vintage has a strong Oloroso sherry influence, and the official tasting notes describe a plethora of fruity flavours including pineapple, grapefruit, cranberries, sweet mango and wild berries.
A 1978 vintage whisky from closed Glen Albyn, formerly situated along side the canal in Inverness and unfortunately now replaced by a closed branch of B&Q. This was distilled in March of that year and bottled 15 years later in August 1993 by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
A 1978 Glenglassaugh, matured for 33 years and chosen by production manager Mhairi McDonald as part of the distillery's Chosen Few range. She went for something a bit different to the other bottlings, going for a fresh and fruity dram.
A 1978 vintage Bunnahabhain from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of the Directors' Cut series. Distilled in December, it was aged in a single refill hogshead for 35 years before 129 bottles of this spicy whisky were yielded in June 2014.
A 1978 vintage whisky released by Benriach as part of their 10th batch of single casks. This one has been finished in a Moscatel cask before being bottled in June 2013, for an interesting fruity element.