A 1984 vintage Benrinnes bottled in 2011 by veteran independent bottlers Berry Brothers after about 27 years of maturation. This was distilled in the year the distillery lost its own Saladin Box and began to buy in malt from elsewhere.
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 sherry cask release of 1984 vintage Caol Ila, bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by the fine folks at Signatory. This was an easy "yes" when selecting which casks we would bottle with Signatory - soft peat, rich sherry, lots of fruit and excellent balance.
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 Highland Park from Douglas Laing, bottled as part of their fancily presented and carefully selected Director's Cut series. Distilled in December, this was matured in a hogshead for 28 years until bottled in September 2013.
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 Rosebank released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice series in 1996. Rosebank, always richer than the other classic Lowland malts, closed in 1993 and bottlings are highly sought after.
Glenfiddich's Spirit of a Nation was created to support the Walking With The Wounded UK South Pole Challenge team, with all profits going to the charity. A UK exclusive, limited to just 200 bottles, this was distilled on Valentine's Day February 14th 1984 and aged in a single refill sherry cask for all but the last 3 months. This final period was spent in a special finishing cask, which has previously been sent to garrison towns around the UK for well wishers to sign.