A 14 year old whisky from closed Glenlochy, one of the casualties of the indsustry-wide distillery closures in 1983, bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This was distilled in April 1979 and bottled in August 1993.
A great colour on this 1979 Connoisseurs Choice Port Ellen, bottled in the mid-1990s in the period many feel to be the era in which Gordon & Macphail were bottling their very best malts. This should be stunning.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen, bottled by independent bottler Signatory as part of its 'straight from the cask' series. Distilled on 9 August, it was finished in a Burgundy wine cask before 425 bottles were yielded on 20 January 2004.
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.
Mosstowie is the very rare single malt made on a Lomond still between 1964 and 1981 at the little-known Miltonduff distillery, most of whose output goes into the Ballantine's blend. This 1979 Mosstowie has been bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Rare Old series.
The first ever cask bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky from Coleburn in Speyside. This was distilled in November 1979 and bottled 8 years later in September 1988. The distillery closed in 1985 and was used predominantly for blending.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen released by independent bottlers Wilson & Morgan as part of their barrel selection series. This was aged for 23 years before being bottled in 2003, by which time the distillery had sadly long closed.
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 demolished in 1983.
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen, bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing in July 2000 as part of their Old Malt Cask series. The distillery was one of many victims of the cull of 1983 and has gained a cult following, with bottlings being extremely sought after.