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Best whisky from 1966?

Postby Rob4u » Fri May 10, 2002 9:29 pm

Anybody know a good whisky from 1966? I'm going to by a bottle from 1966. My birthday:-)
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Postby Ize » Mon May 13, 2002 5:37 am

I don't know about which would be the best or even good, but Inchmurrin and Auchentoshan of that year seem to be quite widely available with reasonable price tag (Inchmurrin around 100€ and Auchentoshan app. 140€).
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Postby GordonH » Mon May 13, 2002 8:04 pm

if your going to the Islay Whisky festival,Bunnahabhain is releasing a 1966 bottling for the event .
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon May 13, 2002 10:27 pm

The Whisky Shop has Old Pulteney 1966 for £88.

Scotch whisky world: has a few whiskies from 1966 including Springbank, Balvenie and Glenturret. has a large number of whiskies from 1966.

Also, Fiona Murdoch at Dufftown's whisky shop ( ) has a few from that year.

I've never had a whisky that old so I can't vouch for the quality.
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Postby ce » Tue May 28, 2002 5:10 pm

there are some very good 1966 bottlings available at present: douglas laing or hart bros did various bowmore 1966, each one great for drinking. for germany, there were two casks ben nevis 1966 34y.o. which were both beautiful whiskies. maybe it will take some time to find good old bottlings but they are definitely out there....
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Postby anna zigure » Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:28 pm

Hi- There are many around from 1966 try a Convalemore you will love that one if you have a trouble then please get back in touch with me and I will find one for you
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Postby westcoastboy » Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:57 pm

The Whisky Exchange has a 1966 distilled 36 year old Dalwhinnie - a new bottling that I have not seen anywhere else yet.
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Postby Nic Rhodes » Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:44 am

66s I have enjoyed include

Hart B MaCallan (at least 2 bottlings)
Hart B Highland Park
Hart B Bruichladich
Laing Bruichladich
Laing Old Pultney
The Bottlers Dalmore
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Postby Frank » Sun Dec 22, 2002 5:45 pm

What is a LADY OF WHISKy and who votes for one?
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Postby Rudy » Sun Apr 13, 2003 4:12 pm

Hello Rob,

I got the opportunity to try a 1966 36y Bowmore from the Peerless collection (approx. EUR 170,-). It was as an example of how Bowmore should taste like, because the stills were fired with coal at that time. I remember it was an interesting and beautiful experience, but not as memorable as e.g. an Ardbeg 30y old OB compares to the current range.

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Postby r0b » Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:07 pm

I've been told that the Springbank from 1966 is supposed to be one of the absolute premium malts from that year.

I won't even guess how many £ it sells for... :-o
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Postby r0b » Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:09 pm

I've been told that the Springbank from 1966 is supposed to be one of the absolute premium malts from that year.

I won't even guess how many £ it sells for... :-o
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Postby Peatfreak » Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:44 pm

I would also recomend the 1966 speymalt Macallan, bottled in 2001 a "real" cracker of a Macallan and not overly priced

The Dalwhinnie was allegedly a oddbins exclusive - but Sukinder usually gets his hands on these things, I haven't tried it but I would have to put this whisky in the over priced category.

if you can find a 66 springer I'd say you would have to part with your cash - but it would be worth it!
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Postby pzulba » Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:23 pm

Only '66 I can recall tasting is/was Scapa '66, but that was back in '76 when it was 'young'; :(

I seem to rember it was an 'acquired taste' - mind you I hadn't met Lagavulin then; :D :D

I collect HP ('the sauce') 8) 8) and have a '66 but that is for a later day;

Wouldn't mind getting hold of the Scapa '66 to try it now; 8)
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Postby mickblueeyes » Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:45 pm

Bruichladdich Legacy 1966 vintage? Mmmmmm. . . .
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