Forty-five years after it was distilled, Master Distiller, Graham Eunson has declared the 1976 “extraordinary”. Of all the amazing whiskies he has sampled in over 30 years in the industry, this one stands apart from them all.
Filled on December 7th 1976, this whisky was later singled out by our Master Distiller as special. Lying undisturbed in Warehouse 6 the exquisite spirit slowly matured in hand-selected Traditional Oak Hogsheads, developing natural, subtle fruit tones. Over four and a half decades of watchful waiting by the cask’s custodians has seen this exclusive expression instilled with great complexity yet it presents a tremendous youth and vibrancy which is a remarkable balance to achieve.
In perfect harmony, aromas of strawberry liqueur, tropical fruits and roasted coconut balance out with an exotic spicy character. Golden syrup and marzipan add to the complexity, developing into rich chocolate, coffee and brown sugar on the palate. The exotic spices appear once again with a long, refined, lingering ﬁnish.
Each of the 350 units is decanted into an exquisite hand blown Glencairn Crystal decanter with unique copper decoration. This luxury bottle is presented with two glasses (also Glencairn Crystal), a solid copper stopper, along with a numbered certificate detailing the remarkable journey of the whisky.