Here's the lineup we tried ("yo" = years old):
- Rosebank 1991 19 yo - A closed Lowlands distillery about which world-renowned whisky writer Jim Murray says: "If there is a God [it] will surely one day re-open."
- Dallas Dhu 1982 24 yo - A closed Speyside distillery that is now a whisky museum.
- Glenury Royal 1972 30 yo - A closed Highlands distillery that has long since been demolished.
- Balblair 1966 37 yo - An acclaimed Highlands distillery that is producing very fine vintage whiskies today.
- Glen Grant 1956 49 yo - The favorite whisky at our last Old and Rare tasting was a Glen Grant 1960 45 yo...so we're bringing in an even older one!
- MacPhail's 50 yo - A half-century-old single malt from a "secret" Speyside distillery.
- Surprise whisky - This turned out to be a Glen Grant 15 yo that only had ex-bourbon maturation, so it was in distinct contrast with the Glen Grant 49 yo!
- Bonus whisky - Dave Russo supplied us with an Ardbeg 1974 20 yo that was a great complement to the evening, showing us the subtler side of peaty Islay whisky.