A very fancy packaging job for this limited expression of 24yo single malt from the Fettercairn distillery. Owners Whyte & Mackay clearly have confidence in the brand to be spending this sort of marketing money on a distillery many malt fans had given up on - we wish Fettercairn well with this latest rebirth.
A bottling of rare Glenesk from Gordon & Macphail, part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Glenesk was a victim of the early 1980s distillery closures and closed its doors for the last time in 1985, the year after this whisky was distilled.
A single cask bottling from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of whisky from distillery 56, Coleburn, now closed. Distilled in 1984, the year before the distillery ceased to operate for good, and matured for 10 years.
The 6th cask of Coleburn that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled and one of only nine they ever did. This was distilled just a year before the distillery closed for good and is therefore a real piece of history.
A 1984 vintage Glenesk, bottled in 2004 by independent bottling specialists Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series. The distillery closed in 1985 and is today still used as a maltings, although the rest of the equipment has been dismantled.
A 1984 vintage Glenury Royal released as part of Gordon & Macphail's Rare Old collection of hard to find single malts. Fortunately G&M have well stocked warehouses and they managed to pick up a few casks of whisky from this lost distillery before it was mothballed in 1985. It has since been turned into apartments.