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Whisky distilled in 1978

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Issue 145 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

1978 vintage whiskies

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 1978, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This seems to me the definitive light tasting (triple-distilled) Lowlander. In theory, such whiskies mature young, but this has aged beautifully.

Chieftain's Choice Banff 1978, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Too burnt and dry. Not for everyone. Reminds me of a particular espresso and grappa, standing outside the Arsenale, on a winter's morning.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Inverleven 26 Years Old, Cask 1873
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
8 An interesting character. Much sweeter on the palate than expected from the nose. Water brings out an unpleasant cardboardy touch.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glencadam 1978 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good, but for me just lacks the extra layer of complexity to lift it to the next level.

Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1978 Cask 626 Plain Hogshead 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 Decently balanced.

Gordon & MacPhail Aberfeldy 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Delicate but not bland. Real subtlety. Very mature, but not a hint of wood. A Highlander, but blindfold I would have placed it as a Speysider.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old & Rare Highland Park 29 Years Old 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Old, slightly grumbly but fascinating. Highly recommended.

Old Malt Cask Auchentoshan 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Promising nose. Palate hard to tame, disappointing.

Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1978 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 This one blew up a storm for me.

Port Ellen 1978 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 Another evolution in the Port Ellen saga. Less austere but also less overtly smoky. Fascinating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Glendullan 1978 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 In the crush bar at the opera?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.90%
8 An expressive, arousing, version of this fine malt.

Rare Malts Port Ellen 1978 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.50%
9 Pungent, powerful and appetising. A dram for the Islay-lover and connoisseur. This distillery should be revived.

Signatory Aberfeldy 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Less structure than the youthful version from the distillery or the more mature choice, but enjoyable in its own right. As a dessert malt with trifle?

Signatory Dallas Dhu 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70%
7 More woody and astringent than earlier bottlings at similar ages.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Signatory Port Ellen 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00%
8 More body and richness than the '79. Still not a great warrior but a hearty fisherman.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Port Ellen 1978 Port Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 Typical fragrant, alert Port Ellen, but the port finish lends more fruit and an amazing orangey-pinkish colour.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 You need to concentrate hard on this one as it does not give up its complexities immediately.

The Whisky Shop Port Ellen 1978 24 Years Old, Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Bring on the pizza Napoletana (or if you are in Naples, the Romana).

Aberfeldy 1978 21yo Old Malt Cask 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£230.00
Aberfeldy 1978 Scott's Selection 1978
Lions Whisky
£200.00
Ardbeg 1978 21yo G&m 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Ardbeg 1978 25yo Silver Seal Everest 25 1978
Lions Whisky
£485.00
Ardbeg 1978 90 11yo 59.4% Sestante 11 1978
Lions Whisky
£740.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bot.1998
The Whisky Exchange
£625.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bot.1999
The Whisky Exchange
£625.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bottled 1997 1978
Lions Whisky
£425.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bottled 1998 1978
Lions Whisky
£420.00
Auchentoshan 1978 1997 18 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£395.00
Auchentoshan 1978 Scott's Selection 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Banff 1978 18 Year Old Silent Stills
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Benriach 1978 2010 32 Year Old Firkin Cask
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£4,995.00
Benriach 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 1047 Moscatel Cask Finish 3cl Sampl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£26.21
Benriach 36 Year Old 1978 Cask 5469 Bourbon Cask Finish 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£29.99
Benriach 37 Year Old 1978 Cask 3114 Tawny Port Cask Finish 3cl Sam 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£34.54
Benrinnes 1978 1995 Centenary Reserve
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£155.00
Benrinnes 1978 Centenary Reserve 1978
Lions Whisky
£120.00
Benromach 1978 19yo Rare Malts 19 1978
Lions Whisky
£215.00
Bunnahabhain 1978 22yo Signatory 22 1978
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Bunnahabhain 36 Year Old 1978 Cask 1 Mission Gold Murray Mcdavid 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£22.98
Cameronbridge 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 396999 Rare Auld Duncan Taylo 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£15.73
Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old 1978
Master of Malt
£288.00
Caol Ila 1978 14yo Sestante 14 1978
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Caol Ila 1978 15yo Carato 15 1978
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Caol Ila 1978 2004 25 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£395.00
Caol Ila 1978 23 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Caol Ila 1978 25yo 25 1978
Lions Whisky
£195.00
Caol Ila 1978 B 1989 Samaroli 1978
Lions Whisky
£435.00
Caol Ila 1978 Moon Import The Sea 1978
Lions Whisky
£455.00
Convalmore 1978 24yo Rare Malts 24 1978
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Dalmore 1978 46% 70cl Ob Vintage 1978
Lions Whisky
£635.00
Dufftown 37 Year Old 1978 Cadenhead's
The Whisky Barrel
£450.08
Glen Garioch 1978 Hand Filled Distillery Cask
The Whisky Barrel
£753.40
Glen Grant 1957 21 Years Old B 1978 Cadenhead 21 1957
Lions Whisky
£485.00
Glen Mhor 1978 G&m Cask 10 1978
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Glenallachie 1978 23yo Chieftain's 23 1978
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Glenburgie 1978 13yo Cadenhead 1978
Lions Whisky
£290.00
Glendullan 1978 26 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Glendullan 1978 26yo Rare Malts 26 1978
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Glenfarclas 1978 Cask 762 Family Cask Winter 2015 Release 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£32.70
Glenfarclas 1978 Family Casks Release Sp17
The Whisky Barrel
£424.24
Glenfiddich 1978 38 Year Old Rare Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£2,550.00
Glenfiddich 38 Year Old 1978 Cask 28117
Master of Malt
£2,550.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 2014 35 Year Old Single Cask 1810
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£394.99
Glenlivet 1978 16yo John Milroy 16 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Glenlossie 1978 19yo Cadenhead 19 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Glenlossie 1978 27 Year Old First Cask 4779
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£195.00
Glenmorangie 1978 Tain L'hermitage 1978
Lions Whisky
£295.00
Glenrothes 1978 Centenary Reserve 1978
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Glenturret 1978 1999 21 Year Old First Cask 372
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£175.00
Glenury 1978 14 Year Old Cask 9776 79
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Glenury 1978 16 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Highland Park 1978 23yo Old Malt Cask 23 1978
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Highland Park 1978 Duthies 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Inverleven 34 Year Old 1978 Cask 5781 Tantalus Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£912.00
Inverleven 34 Year Old 1978 Cask 5781 Tantalus Duncan Taylor 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£80.39
Jim Beam White Label 1978
Master of Malt
£240.00
Knockando 1978 1978
Lions Whisky
£140.00
Linkwood 1978 37 Years Old Special Release 2016
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£600.00
Linkwood 37 Year Old 1978 Special Release 2016
Master of Malt
£590.00
Linkwood 37 Year Old 1978 Special Release 2016 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£53.31
Macallan 1978 18yo 18 1978
Lions Whisky
£455.00
Macallan 1978 G&m Speymalt 1978
Lions Whisky
£220.00
Macallan 1978 Over 25 Years Old Silver Seal 25 1978
Lions Whisky
£475.00
Macallan 30 Year Old 1978 Douglas Laing 60th Anniversary
The Whisky Barrel
£1,999.95
Macduff 1978 14yo Cadenhead 14 1978
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Macnaughton 4 Year Old 1978
Master of Malt
£288.00
Milton Duff 1978 53% Horae Solaris 1978
Lions Whisky
£275.00
North British 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 39900 Rare Auld Duncan Taylor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.49
Port Dundas 35 Year Old 1978 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£1,286.95
Port Dundas 37 Year Old 1978 Cask 10932 Xtra Old Particular Dougl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£15.84
Port Ellen 1978 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1978 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 21 Years Old Dl Omc 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£375.00
Port Ellen 1978 22 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1978 22yo Glenscoma 22 1978
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Port Ellen 1978 22yo Rare Malts 22 1978
Lions Whisky
£695.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Cask #5338
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Cask #5349 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Sherry Finish Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Signatory Cask #5351
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1978 23yo Cask 5338 Signatory Vintage 23 1978
Lions Whisky
£360.00
Port Ellen 1978 23yo Cask 5349 Signatory Vintage 23 1978
Lions Whisky
£365.00
Port Ellen 1978 23yo Cask 5352 Signatory Vintage 23 1978
Lions Whisky
£435.00
Port Ellen 1978 24 Year Old 2nd Release 2002
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Port Ellen 1978 24 Year Old Edition 2 Port Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 25 Year Old 4th Release 2004
The Whisky Exchange
£2,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 25 Year Old 4th Release 2004
The Whisky Exchange
£2,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 25 Year Old Douglas Laing Cask #657
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 26 Year Old Sherry #1709
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Port Ellen 1978 27 Year Old Cask #607 Clan Denny
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Port Ellen 1978 27 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1978 29 Year Old 8th Release 2008
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Port Ellen 1978 29yo 8th Release 29 1978
Lions Whisky
£570.00
Port Ellen 1978 34 Year Old 13th Release 2013
The Whisky Exchange
£2,350.00
Port Ellen 1978 35 Year Old 14th Release 2014
The Whisky Exchange
£2,400.00
Port Ellen 1978 37 Year Old 16th Release 2016
The Whisky Exchange
£2,600.00
Port Ellen 1978 Signatory Vintage, Edition 1 1978
Lions Whisky
£385.00
Port Ellen 1978 Signatory Vintage, Edition 2 1978
Lions Whisky
£385.00
Port Ellen 20 Year Old 1978 Rare Malts 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£75.86
Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1978 4th Release 2004 Special Release
Master of Malt
£1,995.00
Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1978 4th Release 2004 Special Release 3cl S 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£151.87
Port Ellen 27 Year Old 1978 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£2,556.82
Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1978 13th Release 2013 Special Release 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£174.65
Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 14th Release 2014 Special Release 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£196.27
Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£2,169.81
Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1978 16th Release Special Release 2016 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£218.33
Rosebank 1978 21yo Old Malt Cask 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Royal Brackla 1978 20yo Rare Malts 20 1978
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Smws 61.20 1978 25 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Smws 99.2 1978 14 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Springbank 1978 1978
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Springbank 1978 Campbeltown Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Talisker 1978 Samaroli 1978
Lions Whisky
£545.00
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