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 33 year old whisky from Bunnahabhain, distilled in December 1979 and bottled in December 2011 by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection range. It's a small outturn of 172 bottles, despite sitting in a sherry butt for its entire life.
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 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.
This whisky has been named 'Dun Eideann' after the Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Distilled at Dallas Dhu in 1978 and matured for 20 years. This single cask release was bottled by Signatory and each bottle has been numbered by hand.
Another outstanding sherried The Glenrothes vintage bottling, this time from 1978. Bottled in 2008, this was rated at 90.5 points in the Whisky Bible by Jim Murray, who found gooseberries, tobacco, honey, sultanas and vanilla pods amongst its many charms.
One of the first releases by Glenmorangie (who had bought the distillery in 1997), this 1978 vintage was distilled a year after Ardbeg had completely closed their on-site maltings. A sought after bottling that is hard to find nowadays.
This was the 4th single cask that the Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from North Port (aka Brechin). The distillery closed in 1983, making bottlings highly sought after. This has notes of vanilla ice cream and tangerines.
The 2nd cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 53 (Caol Ila). Distilled in October 1978, it was aged for around 11 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in October 1989.