A long-aged 1976 vintage from the very seldom-seen Glentauchers distillery, this was bottled from a single bourbon hogshead that yielded just 150 bottles. Glentauchers keeps less than 1% of its spirit back for bottling as single malt, with the rest going into owner Pernod Ricard's blends, particularly Ballantine's.
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. This little beauty was awarded 5 stars and 90/100 by Serge, www.whiskyfun.com.
A 1976 vintage whisky from Signatory, bottled under the Glencraig name. Glencraig is the name given to whisky distilled at Glenburgie using their Lomond stills, which were removed in 1981. A rare whisky, never officially bottled by the distillery.
A rare bottling from North Port/Brechin, which was closed in the early 1980s and finally demolished in 1994 to make way for a supermarket. Distilled in 1976 and bottled 24 years later for the First Cask range.
The first of Glenglassaugh's Chosen Few series of single cask bottlings, as chosen by the distillery team. This one is the selection of Customer Account Manager Ronnie Routledge and has the combination of tropical fruit and sherry character that he loves in a whisky.
A 1976 vintage Glenury Royal, bottled by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. The distillery closed in 1983 and bottlings from this distillery can be hard to find.
This whisky was distilled in 1976 and has spent 35 long years aging in an oak butt. This limited release is bottled at cask strength and is said to taste of "Lashings of raisins and sultanas, dancing with spices, pineapples and cedar wood".
This is the 25th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 26, Clynelish. This was distilled in 1976, slap bang in the middle of a 14 year period when this 'new' Clynelish and next door distillery Brora (which confusingly used to originally be called Clynelish) were both in operation.
An old 1976 vintage whisky from Glen Moray, aged for a full 26 years including a period of finishing in red wines barrels from the Vallée Du Rhone. Expect to find sweet fruity notes similar to that of a sherried whisky, but not as intensely so.