A 1974 single cask from Glenlivet, selected by us here at The Whisky Exchange, bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd, and released at the Whisky Show 2013. A hit on both the Show Bottlings and Berry's stands, with some elegant old woody notes.
A 1974 vintage Linkwood bottled as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. This was distilled a few years after the distillery expanded form 2 stills to 6, vastly increasing capacity. Bottled 23 years later at cask strength, this received 90 points on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor.
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. Originally bottled in 1997, this expression is a brilliant example of what this great Highland distillery is capable of.
A bottle of 1974 North Port (aka Brechin) bottled in 1993 by Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. North Port closed in 1983 as part of the cull of distilleries in that year and is now the site of a supermarket.
A 1974 vintage whisky from closed and since demolished Banff, bottled in the 1980s by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoissseurs Choice range. This bottle doesn't have a neck label with the bottling year.
A 1974 vintage Glenmorangie bottled in 2000, specially for the duty free market. The best selling malt in the UK when it was bottled, this was handcrafted by the sixteen men of Tain (the distillery famously only uses 16 staff in the production process).