View Full Version : 1975 Scotch suggestion

05-12-2010, 07:44
I'm looking for a gift for a scotch drinker who was born
in 1975. I realize a scotch distilled in '75 may be either
hard to find and/or quite expensive but I thought I'd
ask here for some suggestions.

Ideally, it should be something available in the US so
that I could check stores in my area or order from an
on-line seller. Understand this item doesn't have to be
top shelf quality as I'm thinking it'll have more of a
sentimental aspect so pricing at the lower end would
certainly be considered.

If anyone has a recommendation, feel free to post a
reply or shoot me a PM.

05-12-2010, 07:52
I know of at least 2....Glenlivet and Glenrothes have releases distilled in 1975 and I'm quite sure there are others. Unfortunately.....expensive.


05-12-2010, 08:09
Thanks for the suggestion.

I found Braes of Glenlivet 1975 / Connoisseurs Choice
at The Whisky Exchange (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-5750.aspx) for 57.62 ($85.60 USD plus
$38. shipping) which isn't too bad.

Was the Braes/CC the one you had in mind?

05-12-2010, 10:06
I am VERY fond of the 1975 Glenrothes. It does run upwards of $400, though.

05-12-2010, 10:57
No....the one I recall seeing was about $290. I am unfamiliar with the one you found.

05-12-2010, 19:44
From what I know there isn't going to be too many to choose from in the US. Even overseas the price will get up to 100+ rather quickly. However, all is not lost as Binny's has a 1975 Imperial available for $100. I have one and it is actually pretty good. The problem is they have it listed for in-store only. Luckily Brett is a member here and may be able to help you out with that problem. Good Luck

05-13-2010, 06:59
Thanks for the Binny's idea. The Imperial does sound like it'd do the trick.

I did a 1975 search there and found this one as well:

Duncan Taylor Strathmill 1975 Vintage 28 Year Old (http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Duncan_Taylor_Strathmill_1975_Vintage_28_Year_Old_ 164350.html) - $110.

Can anyone comment on that one far as quality, taste, etc.?

05-13-2010, 09:26
Check with Jay Erisman at the Party Source. They have at special program for finding birthday bottles. Details here (http://www.thepartysource.com/spirits_featured_view.php?item=01723).

05-14-2010, 07:14
Check with Jay Erisman at the Party Source. They have at special program for finding birthday bottles. Details here (http://www.thepartysource.com/spirits_featured_view.php?item=01723).


I ran across that page a while back and neglected to
bookmark it and do you think I could remember where
it was? Not a chance.


05-19-2010, 17:47
So what did you decide on?

05-20-2010, 07:46
So what did you decide on?

I'll probably go with the Duncan Taylor Strathmill 1975 Vintage 28 Year Old (http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Duncan_Taylor_Strathmill_1975_Vintage_28_Year_Old_ 164350.html).
It's modestly priced and Binny's ships to my state.

Jay at PartySource sent a very nice reply to my bottle
inquiry. He offered a few suggestions but did mention
that 1975 seemed to be a particularly hard-to-find year
as far as "Birthday Bottles". I will probably follow his
advice and get a "nicer" (read: more expensive) bottle
for 2015 (40th birthday).

I appreciate the replies and suggestions!