Glen Mhor 1967 Major P R Reid’s Special Reserve 18 Years Old Single Highland Malt

$2,200 AUD

42.8% 75 cl

This is a vintage Glen Mhor, matured in oak hogsheads in Inverness since 1967. It was bottled from the special reserve of Major P R Reid MBE, MC in 1981. A second bottling followed in 1986.

One of 2,000 bottles filled on behalf of the Major by Peter Thomson of Perth.

This is number 1033 of 2000 bottles.

The bottle was signed by Major Reid, who was a British POW during World War II when he was held captive at Colditz Castle, when it was designated Oflag IV-C.  Major Reid was one of the very few to escape from Colditz, crossing the border into neutral Switzerland in late 1942.

An exceptional bottling with incredible history.


This product is located in Australia.


Glen Mhor Distillery

From its inception in 1892, this distillery’s history was intertwined with that of its neighbour, Glen Albyn, until the two of them were unceremoniously shut down together in 1983 by United Distillers, which had acquired the pair in 1972, when DCL bought out the then owners, Mackinlays & Birnie. When I visited them in 1985 their demolition was well underway, although their licenses to distill were still extant.

Unusually, Glen Mhor was being bottled as a single malt from its very early days. It also featured as one of the whiskies in the bottles of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt found in 2007 intact in the ice under Sir Ernest Shackleton’s hut! This whisky has been successfully replicated and put on sale by the current owners of Mackinlays, Whyte & Mackay Ltd.  as limited edition releases called The Discovery and The Journey, both of which contain Glen Mhor