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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.

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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.

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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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Old Pulteney 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.50%
4 A pleasant, mature whisky, which has almost succumbed to the oak.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

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Tomatin 36 Years Old Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 A magical mix of Bourbon and sherry matured spirit.

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

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
Ardbeg 1979 Bot.2005 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Auchentoshan 1979 2012 32 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£495.00
Auchentoshan 1979 32 Year Old 1st Fill Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Auchentoshan 32 Year Old 1979 Oloroso
Master of Malt
£399.00
Balblair 1979 Bot.2010 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£245.00
Balmenach 21 Year Old 1979 Jewels Of Scotland Lombard 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.90
Benriach 1979 Peated 35 Year Old Bourbon Barrel
The Whisky Exchange
£372.00
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 1964 Bicentenary Bot.1979
The Whisky Exchange
£3,500.00
Bowmore 1979 Samaroli 1979
Lions Whisky
£565.00
Bowmore 1979 Samaroli 1979
Lions Whisky
£565.00
Bowmore Bicentenary Bot.1979
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Bowmore Bicentenary Bot.1979
The Whisky Exchange
£1,600.00
Brackla 1979 2002 22 Year Old Old Malt Cask
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£350.00
Braes Of Glenlivet 1979 19 Year Old Cask #9294
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Bunnahabhain 1979 25 Year Old First Cask 7855
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£250.00
Bunnahabhain 1979 Sails In The Wind 1979
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Bunnahabhain 34 Year Old 1979 Cask 386807 The Duncan Taylor Singl
Master of Malt
£23.15
Cameronbridge 33 Year Old 1979 Cask 55 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3c
Master of Malt
£10.95
Canadian Club 6 Year Old Whisky 1979
Master of Malt
£180.00
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
£26.20
Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 10594 Xtra Old Particular Douglas
Master of Malt
£27.95
Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 10594 Xtra Old Particular Douglas
Master of Malt
£385.00
Coleburn 1979 21 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Coleburn 1979 21yo Rare Malts 21 1979
Lions Whisky
£225.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 20yo Old Malt Cask 20 1979
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 23 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 24 Year Old First Cask #1384
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Dallas Dhu 1979 24 Year Old First Cask #1387
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Dalmore 1979 47% 70cl Ob Vintage 1979
Lions Whisky
£620.00
Dufftown 1979 Whyte & Whyte Spirits Library 15 1979
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Girvan 1979 36 Year Old Sovereign Hl12276
The Whisky Exchange
£157.00
Girvan 33 Year Old 1979 Small Batch Wm Cadenhead 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£10.06
Girvan 36 Year Old 1979 Cask 12276 The Sovereign Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£156.20
Girvan 36 Year Old 1979 Cask 12276 The Sovereign Hunter Laing 3c
Master of Malt
£12.62
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
Glencadam 1979 35 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£475.00
Glencadam 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 5469
Master of Malt
£475.00
Glenesk 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glenfarclas 1979 2013 The Family Cask 8074
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£310.00
Glenfarclas 1979 2014 The Family Cask 8802
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£355.00
Glenfarclas 1979 Family Reserve 1979
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glenfiddich 1979 16yo M. Mcdavid 16 1979
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glenfiddich 1979 36 Year Old Rare Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£1,850.00
Glenfiddich 1979 B1990 Cask 14797 Samaroli 1979
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Glenfiddich 36 Year Old 1979 Cask 11138 Rare Collection
Master of Malt
£1,850.00
Glenlochy 1979 2012 Rare Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£395.00
Glenlochy 1979 2015 Rare Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£415.00
Glenlochy 1979 Bottled 2012 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
Master of Malt
£435.00
Glenlochy 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glenrothes 1979 B1994 1979
Lions Whisky
£220.00
Glenrothes 1979 Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Glentauchers 1979 Centenary Bot.1998 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Glenugie 1979 25 Year Old Douglas Laing
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Highland Park 1979 23yo Mission 23 1979
Lions Whisky
£178.00
Hiram Walker's Ten High 1979
Master of Malt
£216.00
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 Bot.1997 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Imperial 1979 Wilson & Morgan 1979
Lions Whisky
£135.00
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
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£325.00
Knockando 1979 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Knockando 1979 Master Reserve 1979
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Lagavulin 1979 2004 25 Year Old The Syndicates
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£525.00
Lochside 1979 21 Year Old Douglas Laing
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
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 13 Year Old Cask #6137
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
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 1997 Gran Reserva
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£1,950.00
Macallan 1979 24yo High Spirits 24 1979
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Macallan 1979 Duthie's 1979
Lions Whisky
£420.00
Mosstowie 1979 2012 Rare Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£570.00
Mosstowie 1979 33 Year Old Cask #1307 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Mosstowie 1979 35 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£280.00
Mosstowie 1979 Bot.2001 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Mosstowie 1979 Bot.2002 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Mosstowie 1979 Lot No. Ro 12 01 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail Bott
Master of Malt
£548.89
Mosstowie 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Mosstowie 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Mosstowie 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 1354 Artist #4 La Maison Du Whisk
Master of Malt
£16.74
Mosstowie 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 25756 Cask Strength Collection Si
Master of Malt
£17.57
Mosstowie 35 Year Old 1979 Cask 5042 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£239.90
Mosstowie 36 Year Old 1979 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£279.10
North British 1979 18 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
North Port 1979 20yo Rare Malts 20 1979
Lions Whisky
£295.00
North Port Brechin 1979 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
North Port Brechin 1979 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Pittyvaich 1979 26 Year Old Duncan Taylor
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Port Ellen 1979 13 Year Old Douglas Murdoch
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 18 Year Old Silent Stills
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Port Ellen 1979 2009 30 Year Old 9th Annual Release
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1979 2011 32 Year Old 11th Annual Release
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1979 2012 32 Year Old 12th Annual Release
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£1,700.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 22 Year Old 1st Release
The Whisky Exchange
£2,900.00
Port Ellen 1979 22 Year Old 1st Release 2001
The Whisky Exchange
£3,000.00
Port Ellen 1979 23 Year Old The Whisky Fair
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Port Ellen 1979 23 Years Old Sherry Cask #6774
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1979 23yo Whisky Fair 23 1979
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Port Ellen 1979 24 Year Old 3rd Release
The Whisky Exchange
£1,600.00
Port Ellen 1979 24 Year Old 3rd Release 2003
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Port Ellen 1979 24 Year Old Cask #669 Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
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
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release 2005
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old 5th Release 2005
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old Douglas Laing Cask #6111
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 25 Year Old Potstill Austria
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 1979 26 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 26 Year Old Douglas Laing Cask #3048
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 27 Year Old Cask #3887 Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Port Ellen 1979 28 Year Old 7th Release 2007
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 1979 28yo 7th Release 28 1979
Lions Whisky
£670.00
Port Ellen 1979 30 Year Old 9th Release 2009
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
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.2002 Sherry Cask #5538
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Port Ellen 1979 Connoisseurs Choice Bot.1995
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Port Ellen 1979 Rare Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Port Ellen 22 Year Old 1979 1st Release 2001 Special Release
Master of Malt
£2,994.00
Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1979 5th Release 2005 Special Release
Master of Malt
£1,500.00
Port Ellen 36 Year Old 1979 Cask 10914 Xtra Old Particular Dougla
Master of Malt
£1,117.75
Rhosdhu 1979 26 Year Old First Cask 3233
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£125.00
Scapa 1979 1979
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Smws 62.10 1979 23 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Smws 62.3 1979 Bot.1993
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Smws 62.9 1979 23 Year Old Roger & Gallet Carnation Soap
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Smws 65.2 1979 Bot.1991
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Springbank 1979 14yo 14 1979
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Springbank 1979 15 Year Old Campbeltown Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
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 1998 19 Year Old Rare Malts 63.80%
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£750.00
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
£9.65
Talisker 1979 14yo Cadenhead's 14 1979
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Talisker 1979 Duthie's 1979
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Thompson's 1979 Fine Bordeaux Brandy
The Whisky Exchange
£290.00
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