Scotland Whisky

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If any country can lay claim to whisky, it is Scotland. Whisky production is an integral part of the culture, and, in the eyes of many whisky lovers, the spirit is simply synonymous with “Scotch”. There are several styles of Scotch whisky, yet one in particular wears the crown as one of the most revered spirits in the world; Single Malt Scotch Whisky is known worldwide for its great complexity and individuality. We offer an extensive range of world-class Single Malts from regions across Scotland, including many limited-release cask bottlings from the world’s most exclusive distilleries, as well as some that are long since closed and others that are brand new (such as Arbikie). Below you will find insight into the main Scottish whisky producing regions and some of the top producers, along with the selection of rare single malts currently on offer.

 

Scotland’s Regions

According to records, distillation occurred as long ago as 1494 in Scotland. It is believed that whisky evolved from a Scottish drink called uisge beatha, meaning "water of life". Scottish Single Malt is produced in five principal regions, each with a distinct terroir which imparts its own unique taste on the whisky. Those from the Lowlands are known for their light body and distinctive freshness, while those from the sprawling Highlands are probably the most varied in style, yet many are warm and rounded with smooth floral notes. Speyside is located in the Highlands, yet it is generally recognised as a region in its own right given that it is the home of over half of Scotland’s distilleries. Speyside whiskies are characterised by their delicate elegance and fine flavours of honey, fruits and spice. Islay is the key island region: located in the Inner Hebrides, it is home to just a handful of distilleries, including the iconic Ardbeg. Islay’s whiskies pay homage to their island origins, with notes of salt, sea weed, peat and smoke. Back on the mainland, Campbeltown is the final whisky producing region. Once the location of over thirty distilleries, Campbeltown is now home to just three, and its full-bodied, slightly salty whiskies are quite unique.

 

Ardbeg

Ardbeg is an icon of Islay. Established in 1815 by the MacDougall family on the site of an old smuggling location, it has a long history of producing some of Scotland’s very best single malt. After Ardbeg’s initial success, two other distilleries were established just a few miles away: Laphroaig and Lagavulin, two of the most famous worldwide. While Ardbeg may be tiny compared to its giant neighbours with less than half the volume, its malt whiskies are always extremely sought after, winning a variety of awards. In 2008, Ardbeg’s Ten Years Old whisky was named “World Whisky of the Year” and “Single Malt of the Year” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, before winning the same two titles again for the Uigeadail in 2009 & 2010.

 

Some would argue that Ardbeg produces Islay’s smokiest malt, yet it is its balance between smoke and sweet that gives Ardbeg its distinct flavour profile.

 

Last Drop

The Last Drop Distillers Ltd is perhaps the world’s smallest and most exclusive luxury spirits company, which is fast establishing itself as a global brand. The three founders of The Last Drop, James Espey, Tom Jago and Peter Fleck, have previously been involved in the creation of some of the world’s best-known spirits brands such as Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, Malibu and Baileys Irish Cream. After this success, the three men decided to create a final, unique brand in The Last Drop Distillers Ltd. with the goal to be the world’s most exclusive spirits company. By sourcing and bottling the world’s rarest spirits, often produced by long since shut distilleries, The Last Drop offers the kind of experience on the eye, nose and palate that only comes to most people once in a lifetime. Releases from The Last Drop always sell out extremely quickly, such is their scarcity and cache in the luxury drinks market. We are honoured to be the only UK wine merchant to gain direct allocations with The Last Drop and hold the status of their official UK stockists.

 

 

Balvenie

The Balvenie (meaning “Village of luck”) distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland. The first distillation took place in 1893 and Grant continued company until his death at the age of 83. Today the distillery is still own by the family company: William Grant & sons Limited, the third largest producer of Scotch whisky and owners if Glenfiddich and Kininvie.

 

Part of the success of Balvenie is due to the genius of its long serving master distiller, David Stewart. Now one of the longest serving and best respected malt masters in the industry, David originally started work for the company as a teenage apprentice in and he has taken Balvenie from strength to strength ever since, progressing to Master Distiller in 1974. David was the first to develop pioneering maturation techniques that are standard nowadays in the industry such as the two casks maturation process, ale cask finish and sherry cask finish. Thanks to his work and dedication, David has earnt William Grant international acclaim and awards, such as becoming five time champion of the International Spirits Challenge’s prestigious “Distiller of the year” award.

 

 

Macallan

Macallan’s long history as one of Scotland’s foremost distilleries started in 1824. Originally licensed under the name Elchies distillery, it became known as Macallan-Glenlivet by the end of the 19th following its expansion, with the suffix “Glenlivet” ultimately discarded in the 1980s.

 

Macallan whisky was originally matured solely in Sherry casks, but in 1994 the distillery debuted its Fine Oak range that was matured in Bourbon Casks. The collection was a success, with the 18 year old Fine Oak Malt winning first place in the “Best Malts of the Worlds” ranking in Whisky Magazine.

 

Macallan whiskies are now extremely sought-after across the range, with their old expressions highly-prized among collectors of luxury spirits. With prices and demand continuing to increase year on year, they are undoubtedly a must-have for any collection.

 

Glenfarclas

Situated in the heart of Speyside, Glenfarclas has been owned and managed by the Grant family since 1865, making it one of very few remaining family-run Scottish distilleries.

 

The fifth and sixth generations of Grants run the distillery with the experience and care handed down over the decades, continuing the legacy of their forefathers by producing first rate Highland Single Malt with a heavy Sherry influence.

 

The distillery is especially renowned for its extensive holdings of old malt that continue to mature in its warehouses; it is believed that their expansive warehouse contains over 68 000 casks, dating from 1953 to the present day. In 2007, Glenfarclas began to release a unique collection of single casks from this old stock: these became known as the “Glenfarclas Family Casks”. The Family Casks initially consisted of 43 single casks covering every year from 1952 to 1994, however huge success and demand has led Glenfarclas to since extend the range to the year 2000. The tiny number of bottles available (just a few hundred per year) has made the Family Casks even more rare and collectable.

 

Gordon & Macphail

Founded in 1865 by James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, Speyside based Gordon & Macphail is an independent family-run company which has been bottling whiskies for over 120 years. The business was originally not only revolving around whisky trading; Gordon & Macphail were also grocers and Wine and Spirits merchants selling other products. Over time, whisky became a greater focus and today Gordon & Macphail has expanded to all aspects of the industry, retailing, wholesaling, exporting, bottling and distilling (they have owned Benromach distillery since 1993). Gordon & Macphail has an extensive range of fine, old and rare single malts bottled under their “Connoisseur’s Choice” range. They also stock one of the world’s largest ranges of whiskies, bottling 350 different expressions from about 70 distilleries. They have previously made history and headlines by putting some of the world’s oldest malt onto the market, for example the 1938 Gordon & Macphail “Generations Series” Mortlach 70 Years old, which was released in March 2010.

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N.V. Bruichladdich Octomore 2.2 Orpheus 61% Scotland

96.5

N.V. Bruichladdich Octomore 2.2 Orpheus 61%

96.5
£631.00
Duty Paid £631.00

N.V. Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release 49.2% Scotland

N.V. Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release 49.2%

£194.00
Duty Paid £194.00

N.V. Macallan The Coronation Bottling 58.1% Scotland

N.V. Macallan The Coronation Bottling 58.1%

£3,130.00
Duty Paid £3,130.00

N.V. Lagavulin Feis Ile (2015 Release) 59.9% Scotland

N.V. Lagavulin Feis Ile (2015 Release) 59.9%

£497.00
Duty Paid £497.00

N.V. Tomintoul, Five Decades, 50th Anniversary, 50% Scotland

92.75

N.V. Tomintoul, Five Decades, 50th Anniversary, 50%

92.75
£202.00
Duty Paid £202.00

N.V. Laphroaig 10 YO Original Cask Strength 55.7% Scotland

N.V. Laphroaig 10 YO Original Cask Strength 55.7%

£83.00
£175.00

N.V. Littlemill, 2017 Private Cellar, 51.3% Scotland

N.V. Littlemill, 2017 Private Cellar, 51.3%

£1,685.00
Duty Paid £1,685.00

N.V. That Boutique-Y Whisky, Dalmore, Batch 1 – 27 YO, 47.5% Scotland

N.V. That Boutique-Y Whisky, Dalmore, Batch 1 – 27 YO, 47.5%

£1,260.00
Duty Paid £947.00

N.V. Compass Box Delilah XXV 46% Scotland

N.V. Compass Box Delilah XXV 46%

£87.00
Duty Paid £87.00

N.V. Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla Collection 43% Scotland

N.V. Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla Collection 43%

£1,575.00
Duty Paid £9,450.00

N.V. Macallan (Masters of Photography) Annie Leibovitz 50.8% Scotland

N.V. Macallan (Masters of Photography) Annie Leibovitz 50.8%

£2,500.00
Duty Paid £2,500.00

N.V. The Old & Rare Advent Calendar (Themed) 48.2% Scotland

N.V. The Old & Rare Advent Calendar (Themed) 48.2%

£797.00
Duty Paid £820.00

N.V. The Old & Rare Advent Calendar (Craft) 48.2% Scotland

N.V. The Old & Rare Advent Calendar (Craft) 48.2%

£797.00
Duty Paid £820.00

N.V. Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 5, 52.6% Scotland

N.V. Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 5, 52.6%

£175.00
Duty Paid £175.00

N.V. Tomatin 1972, Warehouse 6 Collection, 42.1% Scotland

N.V. Tomatin 1972, Warehouse 6 Collection, 42.1%

£1,549.00
£1,659.00

N.V. Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare Port Ellen Edition 43.8% Scotland

N.V. Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare Port Ellen Edition 43.8%

£220.00
£220.00

N.V. Highland Park 25 YO 45.7% Scotland

N.V. Highland Park 25 YO 45.7%

£278.00
£278.00

N.V. Johnnie Walker 28 YO Midnight Blend 42.8% Scotland

N.V. Johnnie Walker 28 YO Midnight Blend 42.8%

£533.00
£533.00

N.V. Boutique-y W Co, Springbank, Batch 12 - 20YO, 47.50% Scotland

N.V. Boutique-y W Co, Springbank, Batch 12 - 20YO, 47.50%

£293.00
Duty Paid £221.00

N.V. Boutique-y W Co, Bowmore, Batch 12 - 19YO, 51.40% Scotland

N.V. Boutique-y W Co, Bowmore, Batch 12 - 19YO, 51.40%

£188.00
Duty Paid £142.00

N.V. Collectivum XXVIII NAS Special Releases 2017, 57.3% Scotland

N.V. Collectivum XXVIII NAS Special Releases 2017, 57.3%

£125.00
£125.00

N.V. Highland Park 17YO The Dark 52.9% Scotland

N.V. Highland Park 17YO The Dark 52.9%

£145.00
£145.00

2009 Douglas Laing & Co. Talisker 8YO OP 48.4% Scotland

2009 Douglas Laing & Co. Talisker 8YO OP 48.4%

£61.00
£61.00

2006 Douglas Laing & Co. Mortlach 12YO OP 48.4% Scotland

2006 Douglas Laing & Co. Mortlach 12YO OP 48.4%

£47.00
£47.00

2005 Lagavulin 12 YO, 2018, 57.8% Scotland

2005 Lagavulin 12 YO, 2018, 57.8%

£89.00
Duty Paid £89.00

2002 Caol Ila 15 YO, 2018, 59.1% Scotland

2002 Caol Ila 15 YO, 2018, 59.1%

£82.00
Duty Paid £82.00

1999 Douglas Laing & Co. Laphroaig 18YO, 56.8% Scotland

1999 Douglas Laing & Co. Laphroaig 18YO, 56.8%

£206.00
£206.00

1997 Douglas Laing & Co. Blair Athol 21YO XOP 53.3% Scotland

1997 Douglas Laing & Co. Blair Athol 21YO XOP 53.3%

£159.00
£159.00

1997 Linkwood, 21 YO, Douglas Laing, OP, 51.5% Scotland

1997 Linkwood, 21 YO, Douglas Laing, OP, 51.5%

£93.00
£93.00

1997 Douglas Laing & Co. Bowmore 21YO XOP 56.2% Scotland

1997 Douglas Laing & Co. Bowmore 21YO XOP 56.2%

£186.00
Duty Paid £186.00

1996 Douglas Laing & Co. Auchentoshan 21YO OP 51.5% Scotland

1996 Douglas Laing & Co. Auchentoshan 21YO OP 51.5%

£71.00
£71.00

1996 Douglas Laing & Co Speyside 21YO OP 51.5% Scotland

1996 Douglas Laing & Co Speyside 21YO OP 51.5%

£93.00
£93.00

1996 Oban 21 Year Old 2018, 59.7% Scotland

1996 Oban 21 Year Old 2018, 59.7%

£355.00
Duty Paid £355.00

1993 Douglas Laing & Co. Macallan 25YO XOP, 51.8% Scotland

1993 Douglas Laing & Co. Macallan 25YO XOP, 51.8%

£627.00
Duty Paid £627.00

1992 Springbank 21YO Single Cask 248 bt. 2013 51.9% Scotland

1992 Springbank 21YO Single Cask 248 bt. 2013 51.9%

£353.00
Duty Paid £353.00

1990 Gordon & MacPhail Rosebank Rare Old 2015 46% Scotland

1990 Gordon & MacPhail Rosebank Rare Old 2015 46%

£494.00
Duty Paid £494.00

1990 William Grant & Sons Rare Cask Reserves 25YO 52.9% Scotland

1990 William Grant & Sons Rare Cask Reserves 25YO 52.9%

£450.00
Duty Paid £450.00

1990 Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 43% Scotland

1990 Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 43%

£464.00
£464.00

1990 G&M CC Bladnoch 52.3% Scotland

1990 G&M CC Bladnoch 52.3%

£220.00
Duty Paid £220.00

1990 G&M CC Tomatin 50.1% Scotland

1990 G&M CC Tomatin 50.1%

£220.00
Duty Paid £220.00

1989 Douglas Laing & Co. Girvan 28YO OP 51.5% Scotland

1989 Douglas Laing & Co. Girvan 28YO OP 51.5%

£62.00
£62.00

1989 Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 43% Scotland

1989 Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 43%

£478.00
£478.00

1988 Miltonduff, Single Cask, 57.5%, Gordon & Macphail Scotland

1988 Miltonduff, Single Cask, 57.5%, Gordon & Macphail

£250.00
Duty Paid £250.00

1988 Tomatin Cu Bocan Limited Edition 51.5% Scotland

89.25

1988 Tomatin Cu Bocan Limited Edition 51.5%

89.25
£190.00
£190.00

1988 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 7054, 52.4% Scotland

1988 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 7054, 52.4%

£489.00
£489.00

1988 Glenrothes, 2017 bottling, 44.1% Scotland

1988 Glenrothes, 2017 bottling, 44.1%

£230.00
Duty Paid £230.00

1986 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 4775, 47.7% Scotland

1986 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 4775, 47.7%

£546.00
£546.00

1985 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 2601, 43.6% Scotland

1985 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 2601, 43.6%

£573.00
£573.00

1984 Convalmore 32 YO Special Releases 2017, 48.2% Scotland

92.0

1984 Convalmore 32 YO Special Releases 2017, 48.2%

92.0
£790.00
£790.00

1979 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 8796, 63.6% Scotland

1979 Glenfarclas The Family Cask 8796, 63.6%

£767.00
£767.00

1978 Benromach 40YO, Heritage Cask, 56.3% Scotland

1978 Benromach 40YO, Heritage Cask, 56.3%

£1,018.00
Duty Paid £1,018.00

1977 Benromach Heritage Cask 49.6% Scotland

1977 Benromach Heritage Cask 49.6%

£1,040.00
Duty Paid £1,040.00

1976 G&M Banff Connoisseurs Choise bot. 2010 43% Scotland

1976 G&M Banff Connoisseurs Choise bot. 2010 43%

£858.00
Duty Paid £858.00

1975 Cambus 40YO (Special Release 2016) 52.7% Scotland

1975 Cambus 40YO (Special Release 2016) 52.7%

£650.00
£650.00

1974 Glenmorangie Pride (52%) Scotland

1974 Glenmorangie Pride (52%)

£3,495.00
£4,994.00

1974 Ladyburn 40YO Cask 74 48.6% Scotland

1974 Ladyburn 40YO Cask 74 48.6%

£1,994.00
£2,138.00

1974 Rare Ayrshire (Ladyburn) 44YO, Signatory, 53% Scotland

1974 Rare Ayrshire (Ladyburn) 44YO, Signatory, 53%

£2,479.00
£2,479.00

1973 Jura 45YO, Cask #1, (Silver) 54.2% Scotland

1973 Jura 45YO, Cask #1, (Silver) 54.2%

£2,315.00
£2,315.00

1973 Jura 45YO, Cask #1, (Black) 54.2% Scotland

1973 Jura 45YO, Cask #1, (Black) 54.2%

£2,315.00
£2,315.00

1973 Jura 45YO, Cask #1, (Red) 54.2% Scotland

1973 Jura 45YO, Cask #1, (Red) 54.2%

£2,315.00
£2,315.00

1972 Woolf Sung, The Hunter 40YO 42.9% Scotland

1972 Woolf Sung, The Hunter 40YO 42.9%

£740.00
£740.00

1972 G&M Strathisla Single Malt, 2013 bottling, 43% Scotland

1972 G&M Strathisla Single Malt, 2013 bottling, 43%

£625.00
Duty Paid £625.00

1972 Brora 22YO Rare Malts, 58.7% Scotland

1972 Brora 22YO Rare Malts, 58.7%

£8,000.00
Duty Paid £8,000.00

1971 The Last Drop Vintage Blended Scotch 47.2% Scotland

97.0

1971 The Last Drop Vintage Blended Scotch 47.2%

97.0
£2,423.00
£2,423.00

1967 Douglas Laing & Co. Speyside’s Finest 50YO, 52.5% Scotland

1967 Douglas Laing & Co. Speyside’s Finest 50YO, 52.5%

£1,042.00
£1,042.00

1967 Dalmore 44 YO Sirius, 64.3% Scotland

1967 Dalmore 44 YO Sirius, 64.3%

£7,004.00
£7,502.00

1966 G&M Glenlivet, 2014 bottling, 40% Scotland

1966 G&M Glenlivet, 2014 bottling, 40%

£824.00
Duty Paid £824.00

1965 G&M Private Collection Glen Grant 47.4% Scotland

1965 G&M Private Collection Glen Grant 47.4%

£4,105.00
Duty Paid £4,105.00

1961 G&M Private Collection Mortlach 44.4% Scotland

1961 G&M Private Collection Mortlach 44.4%

£6,215.00
Duty Paid £6,215.00

1957 Glen Grant, 40%, Gordon & Macphail Scotland

1957 Glen Grant, 40%, Gordon & Macphail

£1,303.00
Duty Paid £1,303.00

1957 G&M Private Collection Glen Grant 42.5% Scotland

1957 G&M Private Collection Glen Grant 42.5%

£6,215.00
Duty Paid £6,215.00

1953 G&M Private Collection Strathisla 43.5% Scotland

1953 G&M Private Collection Strathisla 43.5%

£10,349.00
Duty Paid £10,349.00

1902 Highland Park, bottled 1950’s, 39.8% Scotland

1902 Highland Park, bottled 1950’s, 39.8%

£7,000.00
Duty Paid £7,000.00

0 Macallan Reflexion 43% Scotland

0 Macallan Reflexion 43%

£739.00
Duty Paid £739.00

0 Dalmore Quintessence 45% Scotland

92.0

0 Dalmore Quintessence 45%

92.0
£767.00
£767.00

0 Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish 53.9% Scotland

90.5

0 Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish 53.9%

90.5
£1,440.00
Duty Paid £1,440.00

0 WhistlePig, 12 YO Old World, 43% Scotland

0 WhistlePig, 12 YO Old World, 43%

£114.00
Duty Paid £121.00

0 Bruichladdich Octomore Masterclass 08.4, 58.7% Scotland

0 Bruichladdich Octomore Masterclass 08.4, 58.7%

£128.00
Duty Paid £128.00

0 Mars Shinsu 10th Anniversary Cask 1664, 58.9% Scotland

0 Mars Shinsu 10th Anniversary Cask 1664, 58.9%

£260.00
£260.00

0 Macallan No. 6 Lalique, 43% Scotland

0 Macallan No. 6 Lalique, 43%

£1,862.00
£1,862.00
£1,994.00

0 Tomatin 30YO Batch 1, 46% Scotland

0 Tomatin 30YO Batch 1, 46%

£240.00
£240.00

0 Balvenie 50YO (2018 release) 41.6% Scotland

0 Balvenie 50YO (2018 release) 41.6%

£28,150.00
£28,150.00

0 The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition 43.7% Scotland

0 The Macallan Masters of Photography: Magnum Edition 43.7%

£2,293.00
£2,293.00

0 Boutique-y W Co, Springbank, Batch 10-26YO, 43.4% Scotland

0 Boutique-y W Co, Springbank, Batch 10-26YO, 43.4%

£403.00
Duty Paid £303.00

0 Highland Park 50YO (2018) 42.5% Scotland

0 Highland Park 50YO (2018) 42.5%

£20,000.00
£20,000.00

0 Highland Park 17YO The Light 52.9% Scotland

0 Highland Park 17YO The Light 52.9%

£145.00
£145.00

0 Macallan M Decanter 1824 Series 44% Scotland

0 Macallan M Decanter 1824 Series 44%

£3,494.00
£3,494.00

0 Macallan 72YO Genesis in Lalique 42% Scotland

0 Macallan 72YO Genesis in Lalique 42%

£114,997.00
£114,997.00

0 Glenmorangie Cask 31, 50.1% Scotland

0 Glenmorangie Cask 31, 50.1%

£1,109.00
£1,109.00

0 Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4, 51.7% Scotland

0 Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4, 51.7%

£236.00
£702.00

0 The Macallan Rare Cask Batch 01 (2019) 43% Scotland

0 The Macallan Rare Cask Batch 01 (2019) 43%

£211.00
£211.00

0 Boutique-y W Co Rosebank 28YO (Batch 2) 49.20% Scotland

0 Boutique-y W Co Rosebank 28YO (Batch 2) 49.20%

£1,193.00
Duty Paid £896.00

0 Woolf Sung, Bowmore 26YO, Sauternes Cask, 50.9% Scotland

0 Woolf Sung, Bowmore 26YO, Sauternes Cask, 50.9%

£390.00
£390.00

0 Macallan Sherry Oak 25YO, 2018 Release, 43% Scotland

0 Macallan Sherry Oak 25YO, 2018 Release, 43%

£1,615.00
£4,848.00
£1,615.00

0 Boutique-y W Co Rosebank 26 YO (Batch 1) 48.50% Scotland

0 Boutique-y W Co Rosebank 26 YO (Batch 1) 48.50%

£1,541.00
Duty Paid £1,155.00

0 Prometheus 28 YO 47% Scotland

0 Prometheus 28 YO 47%

£392.00
Duty Paid £392.00

0 Fettercairn 40YO 48.9% Scotland

0 Fettercairn 40YO 48.9%

£3,000.00
£3,000.00

0 Fettercairn 50YO 47.9% Scotland

0 Fettercairn 50YO 47.9%

£18,001.00
£18,001.00
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