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.
A 1978 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's range of rare cask releases. This was matured for 35 years, including a final finishing period in a madeira cask, before being bottled in 2014.
A 1978 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases. Distilled on October 6, this was aged for 35 years in wood, including a final finishing period in a port hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
From Glenglassaugh's first batch of rare cask releases comes this 1978 vintage release. Distilled on October 6, this was aged for 35 years in wood, including an unspecified finishing period in a sherry hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
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.
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.
The 5th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 53 (Caol Ila). Distilled in January 1978, it was aged for 14 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in March 1992.
A very rare bottling of 1978 vintage Garnheath Single Grain, bottled by independent bottlers The Coopers Choice at 24 years of age in 2013. The distillery was situated in the Moffat complex (along with Killyloch and Glen Flagler), was closed in July 1986 and demolished in 1988.
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.
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 particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1985.
A 13 year old whisky from Glenugie, closed in 1983 without any official bottlings being produced. Fortunately indies such as Cadenhead's got their hands on casks and have released bottlings such as this April 1978 distillation, bottled in March 1992 just before its 14th birthday.