A 1971 vintage from (as of 2011) mothballed Tamdhu, bottled by Gordon & Macphail. It's currently hoped that we'll see the distillery back up and running in 2012, thanks to it being purchased by Ian Macleod.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1994 bottling of whisky from closed Dallas Dhu, now revitalised as a distilling museum, released by Gordon & Macphail as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range. This was distilled back in 1971, way before the signs of industry troubles that caused the distillery to closed appeared.
Very few expressions of Glen Elgin have been bottled, so this is a rare treat. Released in 2003, this is a delicious honeyed, fruity dram from an often overlooked distillery that has long been rated 'First Class' by blenders lists.
A beautiful 40 year old vintage Glen Garioch, bottled by the folks at Morrison Bowmore for The Whisky Exchange and released at The Whisky Show in 2011. 1971 Glen Garioch is known for being more peaty than usual, and this delicate, restrained old school dram has a lovely thread of smoke, plus tropical fruit and medicine cabinet aromas. Fabulous.
A 1971 vintage Glenury Royal released by Diageo as part of their Rare Malts series of bottlings. The distillery was one that didn't survive the cull of 1983 and has since been demolished. This version was produced for the French market, whose back label it carries.
This was the first of the legendary Rare Malt bottlings of Glenury Royal that were released by Diageo in the mid-1990s. This bottling scooped a Gold Medal and two Trophys (including best Single Malt of the Competition) at the IWSC in 1996.
From the distillery also known as Glenesk comes this little-seen and hugely under-rated Rare Malts bottling under the Hillside moniker. A bit OTT at full strength, with a drop of water this dram reveals a hidden honeyed beauty.
A 1971 vintage Brora bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Brora was sadly closed in 1983 and bottlings from the distillery are now highly sought after. This was awarded an average of 92 points by 7 of the Malt Maniacs.