Scotch Whisky

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  • Glen Mhor 30 years old 1982 Old Malt Cask 50% 70cl
    Glen Mhor closed in 1983, so bottlings are becoming increasingly more rare. This 1982 bottling from Douglas Laing under their Old Malt Cask bottling was bottled October 2012 at 30 years of age at 50% vol. 1 of 228 bottles form a single refilled hogshead. Ref: DL 9183
    £340.00
  • Balvenie 30 years old 47.3% 70cl
    The Balvenie Thirty is a rare and especially fine single malt for which David Stewart selects only exceptional casks that were laid down over thirty years ago. By marrying The Balvenie slowly aged in traditional oak whisky casks with that aged in European oak sherry casks, David creates a rich, m...
    £675.00
  • Auchriosk 30 years old 2012 Release 54.7% 70cl
    A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt from Auchroisk, an active distillery on Speyside, rarely seen as a single malt. A second limited release in this series. The oldest ever Auchroisk distillery release. Interesting to compare with the recent 20 year old, released in 2010....
    £244.00
  • Glenfarclas 30 years old 70cl
    Distillery bottling. Outright trophy winner at the International Spirits Challenge 1996 from an entry of over 110 malts. Described as a full complex aroma combining fruit and spices similar to a fruit cake, an extraordinary deep spirit, warm and rich leaving a lingering fruit and nut chocolate fe...
    £393.00
  • Bruichladdich 1986 Sherry The Magnificent Seven 30 Year Old Rare Cask Series 44.6% 70cl
    An ultra-rare expression from Bruichladdich. This is an elegant, floral whisky with intense, full-term sherry maturation. First filled into Oloroso butts in 1986, this spirit lay untouched in the loch-side warehouses until 2012, when then Master Distiller Jim McEwan decided to s...
    £750.00
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  • Bunnahabhain 30 years old 1978 Old Malt Cask 50% 70cl
    Bunnahabhain 30 years old single malt whisky was distilled in December 1978 and bottled in April 2009 at a strength of 50% vol and is 1 of 566 bottles only. It was bottled by Douglas liang and is part of their Old Malt cask collection. Cask Type: Refill Butt Ref: 5120
    £105.52

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  • Strathisla 30 years old 43% 70cl
    Founded by George Taylor and Alexander Milton, it was originally known as Milton - named after the nearby Milton Castle. Strathisla was the name of the actual whisky produced and eventually became the name of the distillery. Much of Strathisla's production is used for blending and the dist...
    £85.59

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  • Glenrothes 30 years old The Macphails Collection 43% 70cl
    A fantastic value Glenrothes 30 years old bottled by Gordon & Macpail, matured in first fill sherry cask. AROMA without water Sweet with malty notes and some wood oil aromas. TASTE without water Initially cereal flavours followed by hints of chocolate and smoke. AROMA wit...
    £89.99

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  • Macduff 1980 30 years old Old Malt Cask 50% 70cl
    Douglas Laing bottling of Macduff Highland Single malt distilled in 1980 and bottled at 30 years old. 1 of 96 bottles only. Distilled: October 1980 Bottled: October 2010 Cask Type: Sherry finished hogshead Cask Ref: 6624
    £104.99

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  • Spirit of Freedom 30 years old 46% 70cl
    A limited Edition 30 years old bottled by J & A Mitchell to commemorate the 700th anniversay of the Battle of Bannockburn 1314 - 2014. Only 2014 bottles were produced, made from a blend of 75% single malt and 25 % grain whiskies. The Malts come from five different distilleries across the five...
    £74.99

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  • Port Ellen 30 Years old 1982 Old & Rare 53.1% 1 of 139 bottles
    Old and Rare bottle of Port Ellen by Douglas Laing. Distilled in 1982 and bottled in November 2012, aged 30 years old at cask strength of 53.1% vol, 1 of 139 bottles only. Presented in a wooden gift box with letter of authenticity and bottle number. Tasteng Note: Opens fresh and surprising...
    £599.99

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  • Glen Mhor 1982 30 years old Cask Strength Collection 53.7% 70cl
    Distilled in 1982 this single malt from Closed distillery Glen Mhor was bottled in 2012 at 30 years of age, from cask no.1606 with only 201 bottles from the cask.
    £246.00

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  • Springbank 30 years old 1972 Cheiftans 46% 70cl
    Chieftans. Limited availability. Cask No.
    £152.72

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  • Ardbeg 30 years old Wooden Box 40% 70cl
    Ardbeg 30 years old in wooden box, fill level perfect. This 30 year old was distilled back in the 1970s when Ardbeg still did their own floor maltings. It fell silent in the 80s, but under new ownership in the early 90's it began product but only for 2 months in the year. The distillery was then ...
    £1,500.00

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  • Glen Grant 1979 30 years old Douglas Laing 60th Anniversary 52.5% 70cl
    This special bottling of Glen Grant single Malt whisky was bottled by Douglas Laing to commemorate their 60th anniversary and is from a single cask.
    £215.00

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Scotch whisky is a subject that is as expansive as the myriad of lochs, glens and mountains that contribute to the terroir of its historic homeland of Scotland. Scottish whisky in its current form has been distilled in the Highlands and Lowlands since the 18th Century but its roots run much deeper into the past. It is widely regarded that it is an adaptation of the traditional Scottish spirit ‘Uisge Beatha’, meaning ‘water of life’ in the Celtic tongue. The earliest official record of its production is in 1494 but it is highly likely that it was produced prior to this date. It’s a widely held belief that Irish monks introduced the spirit to the Scots although no true Scotsman would ever admit to this!


This precious liquid’s heritage is protected by law so that only spirit distilled within Scottish borders can be labelled as Scotch. There are other caveats as well; it must be made from either malted barley or grain fermented in copper stills and matured in wooden Oak barrels. This batch process is essential to the authenticity of the spirit, as is the insistence that it is bottled at 40% ABV or higher.


There are four different varieties of Scotch; single malt, blended, grain and blended malt (which was formerly known as vatted malt). Single malt is defined as a whisky made from 100% malt barley by one distillery. This is by far the most valuable and collected variety, especially rare bottlings from closed distilleries that can fetch four figure plus sums. Blended whisky is a spirit that’s created using a mixture of malt and grain whiskies by one distillery. This is the most popular and widely drunk variety despite the single malt’s continued rising popularity, driving up both production and price significantly. Grain whisky, as the name suggests, is made from 100% grain by a single distillery. Finally, blended malt is a product that is created by combining two or more single malts from separate distilleries together without the addition of grain whisky.


Despite only a few simple ingredients being used in the production process (malted barley or grain, water and yeast), a surprising array of different characteristics can be achieved. Gentle drams from the Lowlands can be soothing, light and fruity whilst big, bold offerings from Islay can knock your socks off with an assault of peat and smokiness. There are many variations in between to explore and it takes dedication and a whole lot of tasting to become a true whisky connoisseur!


The type of barrel used to mature the whisky accounts for the lions share of the final flavour. Factors such as whether American Oak or European Oak have been used to make the barrels, how many times the barrels have been used previously to mature Scotch or other drinks like Bourbon, Port or Sherry and the length of time the spirit has spent maturing all play their part. In more recent times, some distilleries have gone rogue by experimenting with old cognac, wine and rum casks, thus creating a modern and youthful taste that appeals to the trendy bar fraternity.


There are six distinct whisky producing regions in Scotland and they also have some bearing on the flavour of the final product. The regions are Islay, Islands, Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside and Campbeltown. The terrain, climate and other geographical factors of a region all contribute to the character, although a great deal also has to do with the different techniques and traditions employed by the distilleries as well. A good example is how coastal distilleries often produce a whisky that is saltier due to the proximity of the sea.


The world of Scotch whisky is a complex and fascinating one that thrives on time honoured practices and ancient traditions. If you are thinking of taking your first foray into this exciting realm, whether for pleasure or investment, then we are on hand to offer our expert advice and a selection of over 1000 different whiskies to suit all budgets.