A 29 year old Glenburgie, rarely seen outside of blends but bottled this time by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. It's a single cask distilled on October 26th 1983, matured in a hogshead and the bottled, at cask strength, on July 10th 2013.
A Frisky Whisky bottling of Caol Ila, as chosen by whisky legend John Milroy. A marriage of two casks distilled in 1983 and matured for 27 years before bottling in 2010 to produce a spicy and nutty whisky with a peat smoke edge.
A bottling of 1983 vintage Balmenach from Douglas Laing as part of the Director's Cut series. This one was distilled in September and matured for 30 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in December 2013.
A 1983 vintage Mortlach from Edinburgh-based independent bottlers The Bottlers. We presume this is aged in a sherry cask, described on the label as a 'refill bodega American oak butt', unusual in itself as most sherry butts are made from European oak.
One of the last ever whiskies to be produced at Port Ellen, which closed in 1983. Bottled by independent bottlers Signatory, this was aged for 14 years in a sherry butt. Port Ellen has a cult following and, as such, bottlings are in high demand.
A single cask bottle of Port Ellen from McGibbon's as part of their Provenance range of bottlings. Distilled in the year the distillery closed (1983), this will be one of the last ever spirits produced there. Bottled for World Duty Free, Port Ellen bottlings are always much sought after.
Distilled in Spring of 1983, this Port Ellen has been bottled from a single sherry butt early in 2010 by Douglas Laing for their McGibbon's Provenance range. A very approachable PE, with sweetness and oak more prominent than the phenols.
A rare Port Ellen 1983, originally bottled for travel retail by Douglas Laing for their McGibbon's Provenance series. this is from a single refill butt and sounds very good from the bottler's tasting notes.
A 1983 vintage Glenesk, which closed in 1985 and has since become a maltings. Distilled in November, this was bottled by the folks at Duncan Taylor in late 2009 after 26 years of maturation in a sherry cask. With only 328 bottles and an ABV of 56.4% it looks like this is only a bottling of part of the cask or the angels got more than their fair share.
A 1983 vintage Port Ellen bottled by The Cooper's Choice in 1999 at 16 years of age. This bottle was intended for VaMa Distribuzione based in Bergamo in Italy. This was produced the very year the distillery closed, with bottlings now highly sought after.