A 34 year old whisky from Miltonduff, bottled as 'Mosstowie' to distinguish it from their regular spirit due to it being distilled using their Lomond still. It was distilled on February 6th 1979, matured in a single bourbon cask and bottled at cask strength by Signatory on October 22nd 2013.
The 13th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Bruichladdich. Mid-1990s SMWS bottlings feature the old label, without the tasting notes that we know today and are hard to find nowadays. SMWS describe this bottling as "creamy and peppered"
The second ever cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Imperial distillery in Speyside. This was distilled in October 1979 and bottled 11 years later in July 1991. The distillery closed firstly in 1985 and, despite a brief reopening in 1989, shut down for good in 1998.
A Rare Old bottling of whisky from Glenlochy, released by Gordon & Macphail. The distillery closed back in 1983 and has since been demolished, but fortunately G&M have an archive of lost distilleries in their warehouses that they occasionaly dip into for whiskies such as this - a 1979 vintage.
A 1979 vintage whisky from The Glenrothes, 'checked' on August 3rd 1979, approved on September 17th 1994 and bottled in 1995. The label describes it has havind 'delicate peaty undertones', making it an interesting prospect.
Berry Brothers & Rudd had long used the malt produced at The Glenrothes in their best-selling Blended Whisky Cutty Sark. In 1993, the 1979 was released as the first vintage single malt. This is a typical example of the high proportion of sherry casks used in the range with a richness and complexity that belies its age.