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Whisky distilled in 1979

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1979 vintage whiskies

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1979 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Needs time to grow in the glass. A dream.

Chieftain's Choice Banff 1979, Aged 23 Years
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 I thought this whisky had died in the bottle, but water brought it back to life.

Connoisseur's Choice Mosstowie 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A nostalgic reminder of the Lomond still, though I had forgotten it could produce such sweet whisky.

Douglas Laing Caol Ila 1979 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 An attractive character. Phenolic but with much more.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Douglas Laing Caol Ila 1979 26 Years Old, The Whisky Fair
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
8 Should have been taken out of the cask a few years back. Easy to say now of course.

Glen Garioch 1979, 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.10%
8 Some Glen Garioch are sometimes dismissed on account of their 'tartan and stag' packaging, but this is a serious whisky and deserves to be treated as such.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1979 Cask 2216
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 Fantastic.

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Mhor 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A hearty fellow, warming and expressive. A hip flask dram for a wet day.

Inverleven 1979 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.10%
7 This whisky definitely needs water to extinguish the fire. Would have benefited from a bottling at a lower strength.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The wrestling match between distillery character and Pedro Ximinez finish ends, at length, in a draw.

Murray McDavid Bunnahabhain 1979 Bourbon Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 Surprising peatiness, but without smokiness.

Murray McDavid Bunnahabhain 1979 Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 For an allegedly light malt, the flavours sing through but, as the dark colour suggests, there really is too much wood.

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Murray McDavid Highland Park 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very good indeed as a lightish, delicate, interpretation of Highland Park.

Murray McDavid Lagavulin 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An opportunity to taste another version of Lagavulin. Subtle and complex, but I missed the instant punch of peat.

Murray McDavid Mission Dallas Dhu 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The most elegant bottlng of the three from Dallas Dhu in this tasting. Soft, soothing.

Old & Rare Caol Ila 28 Years Old 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 Good but pretty tired.

Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 1979 Sherry Cask 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Port Ellen had such a distinctive character. This seems to be one of the less robust bottlings, yet has some character.

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Port Ellen
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 A classic Port Ellen. A must-buy for peat heads.

Port Ellen 1979, 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20%
8 From a sadly silent still: a great malt that is too good to chill, but wonderful with smoked salmon or scallops. Or, deservedly, caviar. You serve vodka? Shame on you!

Port Ellen 1979, 25 Years Old, 5th Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 A very good balance between nose and palate. An island character with a pleasant earthy background.

Rare Malts Coleburn 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
7 The best Coleburn I have tasted.

Rare Malts Glen Mhor 1979, 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.00%
8 A rare delight.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rare Malts Rosebank 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.30%
8 This is how Lowlanders used to be: drier, more herbal, more complex. Buy now, while stocks last.

Rare Malts St Magdalene 1998 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.80%
7 For a ghost, quite aggressive.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1979, Japanese Oak Cask, 119.2
Single Malt - Japan - 57.40%
8 A breakfast malt? Splendidly complex, with Japanese oak adding that extra touch of distinctiveness.

Signatory Port Ellen 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A rather pleasant dram but a paler version of Port Ellen.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Macallan 1979 18 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
9 Strictly for lovers of powerfully oaked whiskies.

Yamazaki Oak Cask , 1979
Single Malt - Japan - 58.00%
7 Scores points for its robust distinctiveness.

1979 Bowmore Distillery 11 Year Old Malt Whisky Miniature 5cl 1979
Vintage Wine Gifts
£39.97
1979 Dallas Dhu Highland Malt Whisky 1979
Vintage Wine Gifts
£129.97
1979 Knockando 15 Year Old 1979
Vintage Wine Gifts
£179.97
1979 Rhosdhu 26 Year Old 1979
Vintage Wine Gifts
£129.97
Aberlour Glenlivet 1958 1979 Centenary Decanter
Whisky-Online.com
£895.00
Allt A Bhainne 1979 16 Years Old Castle Collection N.4 16 1979
Lions Whisky
£85.00
Ardbeg 1965 14 Years Old B1979 Cadenhead 14 1965
Lions Whisky
£1,740.00
Auchentoshan 1979 2012 32 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£375.00
Auchroisk 1979 26 Year Old First Cask 21458
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Balblair 1979 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£189.00
Balmenach 1979 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.97
Balmenach 1979 Jewels Of Speyside Lombard
Master of Malt
£98.89
Balmenach 21 Year Old 1979 Jewels Of Scotland Lombard
Master of Malt
£98.89
Benrinnes 1979 B 1997 Cask 45 The Ultimate 1979
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Bladnoch 1977 23yo Rare Malts 22 1979
Lions Whisky
£250.00
Bladnoch 1979 22yo Silver Seal 23 1977
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Bowmore 1979 Samaroli 1979
Lions Whisky
£565.00
Bowmore 1979 Samaroli 1979
Lions Whisky
£565.00
Bunnahabhain 1979 Sails In The Wind 1979
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Bunnahabhain 1979 The Sails In The Wind
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1979 Lost Bottlings Series Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£16.15
Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1979 Lost Bottlings Series Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£284.95
Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old 1979 Cask 4761 Dimensions Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£14.15
Bunnahabhain 34 Year Old 1979 Cask 386831 The Duncan Taylor Single
Master of Malt
£23.79
Bunnahabhain 34 Year Old 1979 Cask 386831 The Duncan Taylor Single
Master of Malt
£385.47
Cameronbridge 33 Year Old 1979 Cask 55 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3c
Master of Malt
£9.96
Caol Ila 1979 25yo 25 1979
Lions Whisky
£190.00
Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 10291 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£356.40
Coleburn 1979 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Coleburn 1979 21yo Rare Malts 21 1979
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky 1979
Master of Malt
£120.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 2003 24 Year Old First Cask 1387
Whisky-Online.com
£175.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 20yo Old Malt Cask 20 1979
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 27 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 Bot.1999 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Dalmore 1979 47% 70cl Ob Vintage 1979
Lions Whisky
£620.00
Dalmore 1979 Constellation Collection Cask #1093
Abbey Whisky
£5,255.00
Dalmore 1979 Constellation Collection Cask #594
Abbey Whisky
£5,362.00
Dufftown 1979 Whyte & Whyte Spirits Library 15 1979
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Frapin Multi Millesime No.2 1979 1983 1985
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Girvan 33 Year Old 1979 Small Batch Wm Cadenhead 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.15
Glen Grant 1963 B 1979 Berry Bros 1963
Lions Whisky
£475.00
Glen Mhor 1979 22 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Glen Mhor 1979 22 Years Old Rare Malts 22 1979
Lions Whisky
£250.00
Glen Mhor 1979 22yo Rare Malts 22 1979
Lions Whisky
£265.00
Glenesk 1979 Rare Old
The Whisky Barrel
£330.48
Glenfarclas 1979 Family Reserve 1979
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glenfiddich 1979 16yo M. Mcdavid 16 1979
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glenfiddich 1979 B1990 Cask 14797 Samaroli 1979
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Glenglassaugh 1979 34 Year Old Cask #1547 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Glenglassaugh 34 Year Old 1979 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£175.09
Glenlochy 1979
La Maison du Whisky
£485.00
Glenlochy 1979 Rare Old
The Whisky Barrel
£335.16
Glenlochy 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£330.00
Glenlochy 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
Master of Malt
£326.70
Glenrothes 1979 B1994 1979
Lions Whisky
£220.00
Glenrothes 1979 Bot.2002
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glenrothes The 1979 Editor's Cask
La Maison du Whisky
£775.00
Glentauchers 1979 Centenary Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Highland Park 1979 23yo Mission 23 1979
Lions Whisky
£178.00
Imperial 1979 19 Years Old 50% Omc 19 1979
Lions Whisky
£240.00
Imperial 1979 B 1993 1979
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Imperial 1979 Centenary Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Imperial 1979 Wilson & Morgan 1979
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Jim Beam White Label 1979
Master of Malt
£96.00
Knockando 1967 Bot.1979
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Knockando 1967 Bot.1979
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Knockando 1967 Bot.1979
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Knockando 1979 1979
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Knockando 1979 2000
Whisky-Online.com
£325.00
Knockando 1979 Master Reserve 1979
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Lagavulin 1979 2004 25 Year Old The Syndicates
Whisky-Online.com
£525.00
Lagavulin 1979 2009 30 Year Old The Syndicates
Whisky-Online.com
£1,000.00
Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition Litre
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Lochside 1979 21yo Silver Seal 21 1979
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Macallan 1937 36 Years Old Signed Giaccone 1979 36 1937
Lions Whisky
£1,930.00
Macallan 1937 37 Years Old De Luxe Signed Giaccone 1979 37 1937
Lions Whisky
£1,985.00
Macallan 1979 16yo Hart Brothers 1979
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Macallan 1979 18 Year Old Gran Reserva
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Macallan 1979 18yo 18 1979
Lions Whisky
£435.00
Macallan 1979 24yo High Spirits 24 1979
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Macallan 1979 Duthie's 1979
Lions Whisky
£420.00
Mortlach 1936 1979 43 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
Whisky-Online.com
£1,995.00
Mosstowie 1979 34 Year Old Cask #1305 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£192.00
Mosstowie 1979 Lot No. Ro 12 01 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail Bott
Master of Malt
£481.65
Mosstowie 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Mosstowie 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Mosstowie 34 Year Old 1979 Cask 1305 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£11.48
Mosstowie 34 Year Old 1979 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£190.47
Mosstowie 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 1309 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£13.64
North Port 1979 20yo Rare Malts 20 1979
Lions Whisky
£295.00
North Port Brechin 1979 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 15 Year Old 1979 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£599.99
Port Ellen 1979 1995 Connoisseurs Choice
Whisky-Online.com
£395.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 23 Year Old Butt:6769
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Port Ellen 1979 23 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Port Ellen 1979 23 Year Old The Whisky Fair
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Port Ellen 1979 23yo Whisky Fair 23 1979
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Port Ellen 1979 24 Year Old 3rd Release 2003
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Port Ellen 1979 24 Year Old Cask #669
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 24yo Old Malt Cask For Alambic Classique 24 1979
Lions Whisky
£375.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release 2005
The Whisky Exchange
£1,400.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old Potstill Austria
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 27 Year Old Cask #3887
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 28 Year Old 7th Release 2007
The Whisky Exchange
£1,100.00
Port Ellen 1979 28yo 7th Release 28 1979
Lions Whisky
£670.00
Port Ellen 1979 30 Year Old 9th Release 2009
The Whisky Exchange
£1,100.00
Port Ellen 1979 32 Year Old 11th Release 2011
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1979 32 Year Old 12th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Port Ellen 1979 32yo 11th Release 32 1979
Lions Whisky
£825.00
Port Ellen 1979 Bot.2012 Mackillop's Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Port Ellen 1979 Connoisseurs Choice Bot.1995
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Port Ellen 1979 Lot No. Ro 12 08 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail Bot
Master of Malt
£515.93
Rosebank 1979 Bot.1993 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Royal Brackla 1979 19 Year Old Cooper's Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Scapa 1979 1979
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Smws 113.1 1979 17 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Smws 13.3 1979 Bot.1989 Highlands Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Smws 23.13 1979 Bot.1994 Islay
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Smws 56.1 1979 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Smws 57.4 1979 15 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Smws 62.10 1979 23 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Smws 62.3 1979 Bot.1993
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Smws 62.9 1979 23 Year Old "roger & Gallet Carnation Soap"
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Smws 65.2 1979 Bot.1991
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Smws 71.2 1979 Bot.1989
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Smws 86.5 1979
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Smws 96.3 1979 17 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Springbank 1979 14yo 14 1979
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Springbank 1979 Quaich Society Open Championship 1995 1979
Lions Whisky
£745.00
Springbank December 1979 15yo 15 1979
Lions Whisky
£565.00
Springbank July 1979 12 Years Old B Jan 1992 12 1979
Lions Whisky
£335.00
St Magdalene 1979 19 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Strathisla 1979 25yo Signatory 25 1979
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Svenska Eldvatten Vintage 1979
Master of Malt
£124.41
Svenska Eldvatten Vintage 1979 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.78
Talisker 1979 14yo Cadenhead's 14 1979
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Talisker 1979 18 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Talisker 1979 Duthie's 1979
Lions Whisky
£325.00
The Glenrothes 1979 Bot.1995
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
The Glenrothes 1979 Bot.1995
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
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