Ardbeg Provenance 1974 (55.8%, OB)
Port Ellen 16yo Dist. 1980, Cask 89/5891/20 (59.3%, Signatory)
Laphroaig 30yo (43%, OB, circa 2000)
Glenfarclas 21yo Square Bottle (55.5%, OB)
Brora 21yo 1981 (46%, Signatory, The Un-Chillfiltered Collection, Cask 1586, Bottle 594)
Glenlivet 27yo 1979 (43%, D&M Aficionados' Club Bottle, Chosen by Lorne Mackillop)
Aberfeldy 1978 1978/2000 (56.2%, Vintage Hallmark of St. James)
Ardbeg 30y/o Dist. 1963 (40%, G & M Connoisseurs Choice)
Clynelish 29yo 1972 (56.3%, Cadenhead)
Tullibardine 21yo 1970
Port Ellen 13yo 1982 (43%, Hart Brothers)
Duncan Taylor's 1993 Springbank 46% - fantastic to wash some Mul of Kintyre cheese.
Tobermory 1972 Oloroso sherry cask 50.7%. Only 902 bottles. Great stuff if you can get and worth 9 bottles of the 10. In fact worth 900 bottles of the 10. Truly a treat for anyone who can grab it.
As for something a little different, there are two tequilas I'd throw in here as well (for anyone who's into tequila):
Porfidio Single Barrel Anejo (early green band bottles)
Casta Weber Azul
While I have had some amazing bottles of Scotch and Tequila, none have yet to match these three bottles.
Of course none of these three bottles are generally available and all will cost min $500 if you can find them.
Me a poor musishan, mon! Enuff a dis f*ckery bizness!!!!!@
In truth, I never spent more than £70 on a whisky...those were a Macallan 18 2 years go, and an Ardbeg 77 for £65, of which I still have a teeny bit 18 months on.
But I warrant you'll find both at the big bar in the sky...
...and I hope someone took a bottle of SMWS 7.27 "Rasta Malt" with them and will offer me drop when I get there, 'cos there sure as hell ain't none left down here on Earth!
You don't have to spend a fortune to taste great whisky. I'm currently much impressed with Talisker 18. Reminds me of the Ardbeg 77, not so much in flavour( there are parrallels) but in the way the layers of subtle flavours unfold.
But there is so much really high class whisky on the shelves today that it is pointless crying over extinct bottles. The first two John Black casks at Tulli, for example, retailing at £75 a pop. The bottle your own stuff at Aberlour. The entire Glenfarclas range. The G&M Glenburgie 1964. Ben Nevis 13yo. The relaunched Bunnahabhain range. Bushmills 21yo. Plenty of stuff in the Old Malt Cask range. These are just the ones that spring to mind.
Caol Ila 25yo 1978/2004 (59.4%, OB)
Blair Athol 15yo 1990 (61.4%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Sherry cask)
I would also include particular bottles of the Laphroaig 10yo CS (57.3%) and Ardbeg Uigeadail (2004). However, while all these two bottles have been great, they haven't all been 'to die for'.
Glendronach 25 68
Macallan 18 74
Highland Park 33 Binnys
Highland Park 34 Binnys
Glenlivet 67 cellar collection
Springbank 22 72 ob
Springbank 30 Milroy's
Many D&T Bowmore's late 60's
Bruichladdich Legacy 1,3
Springbank 20 67
Bowmore 15 Dewar Ratray
Springbank 21 2000
I had a dram of Brora 30yo at the Whisky Festival Ghent some 2 weeks ago.
Wow, that taste was superb. (i'm only a novice in the world of malts )
I am going to stick with my Caol Ila 25yo as being my Top purchase.
Worst of all, i found that Brora in a spirits shop 3km's from my house.
Price is 230 euros.
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