A 1982 Aultmore from industry veterans Berry Brothers and Rudd. Almost all of the distillery's output goes into the Dewar's blends, so it's good to see great bottlings like this one getting out into the wild.
A 1982 vintage single cask release of whisky from Inchgower by the folks at Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask range. Distiled in June of that year, matured in a refill hogshead and bottled 28 years later in June of 2010.
A 30 year old single grain whisky from closed Port Dundas, bottled as part of the Directors' Cut series from Douglas Laing. Distilled in January 1982 and bottled almost 31 years later in November 2012 after maturing in a refill hogshead.
A long aged single cask Caol Ila from Signatory, released as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on December 14th 1982 and bottled on October 6th 2012 after 29 years of maturation in a hogshead.
After several years of relative abundance, old Caol Ila is becoming rather thin on the ground these days as canny buyers figure out that, for all the hype around Port Ellen, this distillery frequently matches its quality for a fraction of the price. This 1982 vintage Caol Ila has come out of a plain hogshead at exactly 100 UK proof and is absolutely superb.
A 1982 vintage whisky from closed distillery Linlithgow (aka St Magdalene) bottled in mid-2011 by Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. This was matured in a wine treated butt and has a rather pokey bottling strength of 63.1%.
A 1982 vintage whisky from Teaninich, selected as part of the prestige Directors' Cut range from Douglas Laing. Distilled in December 1982 and bottled almost exactly 30 years in December 2012 after maturing in a refill butt.
A single cask bottling of the obscure (and long-defunct) Glen Mhor, whose original site is now famously occupied by a supermarket after the distillery was demolished in the mid-1980s. Another of Signatory's enigmatic 'Wine Treated' barrels.
A casualty of the last whisky bust, Glen Mhor was closed in the 1980s and finally dismantled around a quarter of a century ago in 1986 and demolished in 1988, before the site was converted into a supermarket. With most of the distillery's output in its lifetime going straight into the blenders vats, only a small number of casks have survived and it seems likely that soon Glen Mhor's spirit will have disappeared for good.
A second entry in Diageo's special releases for Auchroisk, this time the oldest bottling released to date. It's a vatting of refill European and American oak matured whisky, distilled in 1982 and bottled after 30 years.
The fifth release of Glenfarclas's 1982 vintage Family Cask series is, unusually, from a plain hogshead rather than a first fill or refill sherry cask, and will most likely be milder and less sweet than normal Glenfarclas.