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Single Malt Whisky

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  • Balvenie 40 years old 48.5% 70cl
    This is one of the oldest regular releases from Balvenie at 40 years old. Matured in a combination of sherry and bourbon wood it has a rich intense nose of fruit cake with vanilla, dried apricots, citrus and ginger. The palate has orange blossom and honeyed sweetness and sherried fruit.
    £3,190.00
  • Glenfarclas 40 years old 46% 70cl
    The Glenfarclas Warehouse 40 year old is a Speyside single malt presented in an impressive display case representing the doors to the distillery's warehouse. It's an old whisky that is great value for money and a much loved favourite with malt enthusiasts. The nose is comprised o...
    £814.99
  • Tomintoul 1966 40 Year Old Sherry Cask Strength Mackillop's Choice
    This single cask single malt scotch was distilled at the Tomintoul Distillery in the Speyside region (Livet District) on 27 October 1966 and was bottled in May 2007. Bottled by Iain Mackillop as part of the Mackillop's Choice. Matured in sherry wood casks and bottled at cask strength 41.5%.
    £499.00
  • Glenury Royal 40 years old 1970 59.4% 70cl
    New bottling of Glenury Royal released by owners Diageo distilled in 1970 and bottled in late 2011 at 40 years old cask strength 59.4%vol. Glenury Royal is becoming extremley rare and this is one of 1500 bottles produced. Founded in 1825 in the Eastern Highlands by former MP, Captain Rober...
    £525.00
  • Macphails 40 years old 40% 70cl
    A great value 40 years old from Gordon & Macphail. Lovely for drinking or the perfect 40th birthday gift. AROMA without water Sweet with dried fruit aromas and hints of dark chocolate. TASTE without water Spicy, hint of smoke, fruity notes with charred wood flavours developing.
    £154.99

Single malt whisky is the purest expression of Scotch you can get. Malted barley, yeast and water - that’s it! These key ingredients are fermented in copper pot stills and the resultant spirit is then matured in Oak barrels. This batch process is a legal perquisite that has to be adhered to in order for the product to be called a Scotch whisky. The other stipulations are that it must be matured for at least 3 years inside the cask, be bottled at no less than 40% ABV and the distillery that produces it must be in Scotland!


To be classed as single malt, the whisky must be made wholly from malted barley; no other grain is allowed at all. It must also be the product of a single distillery. There are around 100 working distilleries in Scotland, although some may not be in operation for periods of time in order for stock levels to recoup. There used to be at least double this number but, unfortunately, many have closed their doors permanently due to adverse economical conditions and low demand. The majority of these closures occurred around the final years of the Second World War. Single malt expressions from these ‘lost distilleries’ are very desirable to whisky enthusiasts and have a price tag that reflects their increasing rarity.


The popularity of single malt has gone from zero to hero over the course of the last 25 years or so. It’s hard to believe that it was rarely consumed outside of its native borders and accounted for an extremely small percentage of sales, with blended whisky being the most popular style by far. That was until the end of the 80’s when it skyrocketed into the public domain and was recognised as the elegant and sophisticated tipple we all know and love. With the public embracing the authenticity of single malt Scotch, the distilleries responded by upping production. The success story has not faltered once since that time and the popularity of the traditional single malt shows no sign of waning.