A single cask of 23 year old Port Ellen from the 1982 vintage bottled at 49% by Douglas Laing offshoot Douglas of Drumlanrig for the Italian market. Douglas of Drumlanrig bottles are endorsed (and purportedly selected) by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the UK's largest private landowner.
A rather good looking independently bottled St Magdalene from Cadenhead's, who bill themselves as 'Scotlands oldest independent bottler' on the box. This was distilled in 1982, the year before the distillery closed and was matured for 26 years.
A rare bottle of 1982 Port Ellen, distilled in 1982 and bottled from a refill bourbon cask at 26 years old exclusively for the Islay Whisky Shop, a legendary institution on everybody's famous whisky paradise island.
A 1982 vintage whisky from closed St Magdalene (aka Linlithgow), distilled in the year before its closure. This was matured for a total of 24 years, first in bourbon casks and then in casks that had previously contained vintage port. As you might expect, this was bottled by the cask experimentation kings of Murray McDavid.
A 30 year old Port Ellen from Ian Macleod's Chieftain's range. Distilled in 1982, bottled in 2012 and released shortly after Diageo unveiled their own Port Ellen Special Release for the year. A few lucky people got to try this at The Whisky Show 2012 leading to some excellent reports.
In celebration of the 2011 Royal Wedding TWE has selected a single sherry cask of Port Ellen and bottled it on 29th April - the wedding day itself. The spirit was distilled in 1982, the birth year of both bride and groom, and the year before the distillery closed. It's a big, dark cask-strength dram with rich, dry sherrywood flavours.
A cask strength release from the much-missed Brora, this was distilled in 1982, shortly before the distillery closed its doors for the last time. These Rare Malt bottlings are increasingly sought after nowadays.