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1979 Rare Old
1979 Rare Old
ABV: 46.0%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Vintage: 1979

1979 Rare Old Whiskey

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Glenesk 1979 vintage Rare Old Highland single malt Scotch whiskey. Lot #R0/13/04 bottled 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail.

Rare expression from the lost Scottish distillery which closed in 1984.


Glenesk Distillery was constructed from a former flax bleaching works in 1897 by James Ingles a Dundee wine merchant. Glenesk Distillery was situated on a mill lade beside the River Esk in Scotland’s Highland whisky region and originally named Highland Esk Distillery. Produced malt whisky up until 1938 when converted to produce grain whisky with the installation of Coffey stills and renamed Montrose Distillery. Became Hillside in 1964 when the Coffey stills were removed and pot stills installed once again. Operating with four stills and the name Glenesk Distillery in 1980 but then closed in 1985 and was demolished in 1996. Glenesk Distillery is now a lost Scottish Highland whisky distillery.