The Old & Rare Platinum Selection - to give it its full name - was originally launched just after the millennium by independent whisky bottlers Douglas Laing. It has since moved stables when Douglas Laing split as a company and now falls under the ‘Hunter Laing’ company roof. The original concept of the series was to showcase some of the rarest and oldest casks (literally: old and rare) in the company’s archives. The series has featured many legendary and now very scarce and expensive bottlings over the years since it was first introduced. Incredible bottlings such as the 1970 and 1972 Broras, 1967 Glen Garioch, numerous 1970s Ardbegs, 1962 Dailuaine and many terrific Port Ellens have graced the range over the years - many of which now command serious prices at auction. Today the range continues to release what the company considers to be the very best casks in its stocks. Bottlings are always at natural strength, unfiltered and without additional colouring.