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Whisky distilled in 1978

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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).

1978 Benrinnes 17 Year Old Malt Whisky 1978
Vintage Wine Gifts
£59.97
Aberfeldy 1978 21yo Old Malt Cask 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£230.00
Aberfeldy 1978 Scott's Selection 1978
Lions Whisky
£200.00
Ardbeg 1978 11 Year Old Sestante
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Ardbeg 1978 19 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
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.1997
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bot.1998
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bot.1999
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bot.1999 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bottled 1997 1978
Lions Whisky
£425.00
Ardbeg 1978 Bottled 1998 1978
Lions Whisky
£420.00
Ardbeg 1978 Ob Limited Edition
Abbey Whisky
£495.00
Auchentoshan 1978 Scott's Selection 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Banff 1978 18 Year Old Silent Stills
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Benriach 1978 2013 35 Year Old Single Cask 1047
Whisky-Online.com
£329.95
Benriach 1978 35 Year Old Moscatel Finish Cask #1047
The Whisky Exchange
£328.00
Benriach 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 1047 Moscatel Cask Finish
Master of Malt
£329.99
Benriach 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 1047 Moscatel Cask Finish 3cl Sampl
Master of Malt
£18.47
Benrinnes 1978 Centenary Reserve
Whisky-Online.com
£155.00
Benrinnes 1978 Centenary Reserve 1978
Lions Whisky
£120.00
Benromach 1978 1998 19 Year Old Rare Malts Selection 63.8%
Whisky-Online.com
£295.00
Benromach 1978 19yo Rare Malts 19 1978
Lions Whisky
£215.00
Bowmore 1969 Bot.1978 Sherry Cask #6636
The Whisky Exchange
£2,999.00
Bunnahabhain 1978 22yo Signatory 22 1978
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Cameronbridge 34 Year Old 1978 Cask 14 Dimensions Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£9.37
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 23 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
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 24 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Convalmore 1978 24yo Rare Malts 24 1978
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Cragganmore 1978 Cask Strength Bot.1996
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Craigellachie 1978 1995 16 Year Old First Cask 7706
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Dallas Dhu 1978 20 Year Old Dun Eideann
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Dallas Dhu 1978 23 Year Old Refill Sherry
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Dalmore 1978 33 Year Old Constellation Collection
Abbey Whisky
£6,390.00
Dalmore 1978 46% 70cl Ob Vintage 1978
Lions Whisky
£635.00
Fettercairn 30 Year Old 1978
The Whisky Exchange
£205.00
Garnheath 1978 34 Year Old Coopers Choice Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 Vintage Edition
Master of Malt
£385.23
Glen Grant 1957 21 Years Old B 1978 Cadenhead 21 1957
Lions Whisky
£485.00
Glen Mhor 1978 10 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Glen Mhor 1978 10 Years Old
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Glen Mhor 1978 G&m Cask 10 1978
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Glen Mhor 1978 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
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
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Glendullan 1978 26yo Rare Malts 26 1978
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Glenfiddich 1978 2010 31 Year Old Cask 28152
Whisky-Online.com
£995.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 2014 35 Year Old Massandra Connection
Whisky-Online.com
£385.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 2014 35 Year Old Single Cask 1803
Whisky-Online.com
£394.99
Glenglassaugh 1978 2014 35 Year Old Single Cask 1810
Whisky-Online.com
£394.99
Glenglassaugh 1978 33 Year Old Chosen Few
The Whisky Exchange
£289.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 33 Year Old Madeira Style Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£338.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 35 Year Old Madeira Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 35 Year Old Port Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£365.00
Glenglassaugh 1978 35 Year Old Sherry Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£365.00
Glenglassaugh 33 Year Old 1978 Madeira Style Wine Cask Finish
Master of Malt
£334.62
Glenglassaugh 33 Year Old 1978 The Chosen Few 'mhairi Mcdonald'
Master of Malt
£312.00
Glenglassaugh 33 Year Old 1978 The Chosen Few 'mhairi Mcdonald' 3cl
Master of Malt
£19.16
Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 1803 Rare Cask Release Batch 1
Master of Malt
£365.00
Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 Cask 1810 Rare Cask Release Batch 1
Master of Malt
£365.00
Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 Massandra
The Whisky Barrel
£345.58
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
Whisky-Online.com
£195.00
Glenmorangie 1978 Tain L'hermitage 1978
Lions Whisky
£295.00
Glenmorangie Pride 1978
Master of Malt
£3,900.00
Glenrothes 1978 Centenary Reserve 1978
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Glenrothes The 1978
La Maison du Whisky
£535.00
Glenugie 1978 13 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Glenury 1978 14 Year Old Cask 9776 79
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Highland Park 1978 23yo Old Malt Cask 23 1978
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Highland Park 1978 Duthies 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Knockando 1966 Bot.1978
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Knockando 1978 1978
Lions Whisky
£140.00
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
Macduff 1978 14yo Cadenhead 14 1978
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Milton Duff 1978 53% Horae Solaris 1978
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Mortlach 1978 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Mortlach 1978 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Mortlach 1978 20 Year Old The Rare Malt Selection
Abbey Whisky
£476.00
Mortlach 20 Year Old 1978 Rare Malts
Master of Malt
£349.95
North British 34 Year Old 1978 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.52
Port Dundas 1978 2013 35 Year Old Directors Cut Cask 9729
Whisky-Online.com
£189.50
Port Dundas 1978 35 Year Old Directors' Cut Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£188.00
Port Dundas 1978 36 Year Old Sovereign Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£102.00
Port Dundas 35 Year Old 1978 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£186.95
Port Ellen 1978 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Port Ellen 1978 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1978 2000 22 Year Old Rare Malts Selection 60.50%
Whisky-Online.com
£895.00
Port Ellen 1978 21 Years Old Dl Omc 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£375.00
Port Ellen 1978 22 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Port Ellen 1978 22 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
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
£599.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Cask #5349 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Cask #5350
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Refill Sherry Cask #5268
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Port Ellen 1978 23 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
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
The Whisky Exchange
£1,100.00
Port Ellen 1978 24 Year Old Edition 2 Port Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1978 27 Year Old 6th Release 2006
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Port Ellen 1978 27 Year Old The Whisky Fair
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1978 29 Year Old 8th Release 2008
The Whisky Exchange
£950.00
Port Ellen 1978 29yo 8th Release 29 1978
Lions Whisky
£570.00
Port Ellen 1978 30 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1978 31 Year Old 10th Release 2010
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
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 34 Year Old 1978 13th Release 2013 Special Release 3cl
Master of Malt
£95.42
Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£1,156.82
Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 Old And Rare Platinum Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£1,292.38
Rosebank 1978 21yo Old Malt Cask 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Royal Brackla 1978 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Royal Brackla 1978 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Royal Brackla 1978 20yo Rare Malts 20 1978
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Royal Brackla 1978, 20 Year Old, Rare Malts
Abbey Whisky
£258.00
Singleton 1978
Whisky-Online.com
£175.00
Smws 11.4 1978 Bot.1990
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Smws 44.2 1978 Bot.1992
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Smws 53.2 1978 Bot.1989
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Smws 53.5 1978 14 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Smws 69.2 1978 Bot.1993
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Smws 7.5 1978 Bot.1990
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Smws 71.3 1978 Bot.1990
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Smws 74.4 1978 18 Year Old Highland Sinlge Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Springbank 1978 1978
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Talisker 1978 Samaroli 1978
Lions Whisky
£545.00
The Glenrothes 1978 Bot.2008
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old 1978
Master of Malt
£180.00
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