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Single Malt Whisky

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  • Glengoyne 12 years old 43% 70cl
    Glengoyne 12 years old single malt is distilled air dried barley which is unpeated.This bottling has been matured in 1st fill bourbon wood , there is also less sherry wood as a result giving a completely different taste and nose. The majority of the wood is USA/European refill casks, the whisky i...
    £38.65
  • Glengoyne 21 years old 70cl
    Another four years in the cask sees Glengoyne 21 Years Old achieve the optimum balance of flavours and the maximum benefits from the wood. Tasting Notes Appearance: Old gold with good legs Nose: Red apples, toffee, vanilla, sherry and sweet hay Mouthfeel: Soft...
    £121.50
  • Glengoyne 10 years old 70cl
    Unlike most other single malts Glengoyne has been preserving the essence of its flavour for decades by using air-dried barley rather than barley dried using harsh peat smoke. The result is a more subtle, complex whisky in which all of the delicate flavours are freely allowed to express themselves...
    £34.50
  • Glengoyne 13 years old 1996 Old Malt Cask 50% 20cl
    This Glengoyne 13 years old single malt whisky is part of Douglas Laing Advanced Cask Samples Range.Bottled in 20cl bottles it allows you to try a smaller size without commiting to a larger bottle or great as a little gift.
    £17.89
  • Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No.4 58.8% 70cl
    The un-peated malt from Highland distiller Glengoyne, in Cask Strength form. Flavours of Banana and digestive biscuits with hints of pepper are the distilleries tasting notes. Made using Scotland's slowest still, to provide the gentlest of journeys before aging in the finest casks.
    £54.99
  • Glengoyne 15 years old 43% 70cl
    Glengoyne is made using the slowest still in Scotland, from unpeated barley to unlock the complex and subtle flavours. This 15 year old expression is complex sweet and rounded with a spicy oak finish. Aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.
    £50.99

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.