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40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby heatmiser » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:48 am

I am turning 40 this year and would like to celebrate with a good scotch whiskey that was distilled the year I was born (1968). Does anyone have any recommendations on bottle distilled in 1968 that are really good?
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby bamber » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:01 am

1960's Bowmores are famously good (not that I've ever had the pleasure of sampling one).
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby WhiskyViking » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:17 am

The Whisky Shop USA (SF) has a couple of 68-bottling (amongst them a Bowmore for a meagre US$2000).

But for a more reasonable dram the Benriach 1968 34yo for US$230 (Dunacn Taylor) is a very good dram. Or maybe a Glen Elgin 1968 37yo (Gordon & MacPhail) for US$180.

When it comes to close to 40yo whisky, there will never be very much to choose from.
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby kildalton » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:19 am

I'd suggest a 1968 Bowmore from DT,
not too expensive and quite good...
Another option might be a Glenfarclas always good :thumbsup:
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:51 pm

Three i'd recommend are the Bruichladdich Legacy 3 ( Reduced here )
The Bunnahabhain 34yo (doesn't say it's a 1968 but it is , Managed to just get one of these for £150 ) and if you can find it (it is still available but at a price!) The Bunnahabhain Auld Acquaintance . DTC's Bunnies from 1968 are supposed to be very good .
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby Wave » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:40 pm

My favorite is the Glenfarclas 38yo 1968 Family Cask @ 65.1% ABV! An excellent old whisky and even with it's high proof easily drunk neat and quite yummy!
LFW £290.00 (including VAT)

Tasting Notes by George S. Grant (Glenfarclas Brand Ambassador)
A dark amber-bronze colour. Full-bodied Glenfarclas, very deep and mature, complex fruits, sultanas and marmalade. A strong powerful Glenfarclas, I believe it is the strongest we have ever released at this age.

The aromas are intense with rich tones of honey, vanilla, liquorice, cinnamon, raisins and a hint of peat smoke.

This whisky has many layers to delve through. It is like a layered cake with fruit on top, honey, caramel and toffee in the middle, with dry oaky spiciness and a slightly smoky finish.



Cheers!
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby lohssanami » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:02 pm

I've heard good things about the Glendronach 68', but you can check many others from 1968 at this link.

68' vintages at TWE
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby oldrip57 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:17 am

I have open an Old Fitzgerald Prime 86.8-proof bourbon in a Lexington (the racehorse) decanter that was issued in 1968. While not the best Old Fitz I've ever had, it IS the best Old Fitz Prime I've ever had.
I found this one within the past year so, with some searching, there's hope you might procure one, though it may take a premium price.
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby papercrack » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:40 pm

A very good malt at 20% off
Glenury Royal 1968 / 36 Year old

Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
A venerable, brilliantly-balanced mouth-coating floral beauty. This is very special whisky from a tragically lost distillery.

Special Release Offer: 20% Off! (was £520.00)
The whisky exchange

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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby ResIpsa539 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:21 am

Granted it's the only 1968 that I've had, but I can speak to the glory of the Glendronach 1968.
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby jmrl » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:36 pm

If you like sherry influence I can recommend Gordon & MacPhail's Benromach 1968. Although they can be tricky as vintage is usually stated but not bottling date, so hopefully the one you find is the one I tried!
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Re: 40th Birthday!!! Looking for a 1968 Distillation Date...

Postby jobert82 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:19 pm

Willie JJ wrote:if you want peat then I have also heard great things about '68 Bowmore (but no personal experience);


Hi heatmiser,

Bowmore from the '60 are indeed great! But don't expect to buy a peated whisky here! I tried several of these and none of these was peated (or maybe slightly)! Profile: tropical fruits, flowery perfumes, grapefruit... really awesome!!

Hard to find though!
Anyway, a lot of other very nice options have already been mentioned!
Good luck anyway! Let us know what you've chosen.
And congrats ;-)

Cheers, Joep
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