Bulloch Lade Old Rarity de Luxe 1970s

$315 AUD

The up-market companion to Bulloch Lade’s Gold Label, believed to be 12 years of age but not shown on the label. The assumption was that it contained a good lick of Caol Ila in the make-up of the blend.

Both imperial (26 2/3 fl./oz.) and metric (75.7 cl) are given, which suggests this bottle was for both the home and export markets, but the alcoholic strength is only shown as 70 proof.

It has a fill up to the neck and comes complete with the original colourful box whose condition is commensurate with its age.


This product is located in the United Kingdom.


Bulloch Lade

This was once a quite prominent component in the DCL stable, dating back to 1830. It enjoyed almost 100 years of independence before being finally absorbed by DCL in January 1927 for the consideration of half a million pounds. BL had gone into voluntary liquidation in 1920 when it was taken over by a mixed group of distillers and blenders led by DCL. Along with the various BL brands, the purchase included nearly 1½ million gallons of maturing whiskies and the assets of BL’s associated company, Wright & Greig Ltd. BL was also a distiller and, inter alia, owned Caol Ila distillery on Islay from 1880 to 1920. It subsequently became the licensee of the distillery under DCL ownership.

 The company and its brands – BL Gold Label, Glen Ila, King Arthur and Old Rarity – gradually fell out of favour, despite holding a Royal Warrant, initially from King George VI and then Queen Elizabeth II, until being finally wound up in 2007.