Scotch Whisky

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Balvenie Doublewood 17 years old 43% 70cl
    A new edition to the Balvenie Stable is the Doublewood 17 years old. Although it is distinctly different than the 12, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity. To craft the 17yo, David Stewart, who celebrates his 50th year at The Balven...
    £85.99
  • Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch No.4 51.7% 70cl
    This is the 4th release of The Balvenie Tun 1509 collection and has been crafted by David Stewart from a selection of 23 casks. This was made up of 13 American oak casks and 10 sherry butts which are all transfered to Tun 1509 in warehouse 24 for several months to marry together. This unique proc...
    £249.99
  • Balvenie Peat Week 2002 14 years old 48.3% vol
    This is the first batch of Heavily peated Balvenie to be made at the distillery for over 50 years. Made for only 1 week per year with the first batch back in 2002. Citrus fruit is complimented by gentle smoke and dried fruits.   2 per customer only
    £56.95
  • Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 years old 43% 70cl
    Balvenie's newest edition to the range is a limited edition Carribean Rum finish. This whisky has had a 14 year maturation in traditional oak, before being transferred to casks that previously held Caribbean rum to finish its aging process. The result is an exceptional single malt that ex...
    £52.99
  • The Balvenie Double wood 12 years old 40% 70cl
    The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Over its period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resu...
    £39.99
  • The Balvenie Portwood 21 years old 40% 70cl
    To create The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years, a marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. Here it is sampled regularly by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing a...
    £137.50
  • Balvenie Signature 12 years old Batch No. 5 40% 70cl
    The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years is a classic marriage of The Balvenie matured in the three most traditional cask types, first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry. Produced in small, numbered batches, each cask used is hand selected by Malt Master David Stewart to ensure he achieves Signa...
    £39.99

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  • Balvenie 17 years old Madeira Cask 43% 70cl
    The Balvenie Madeira Cask was aged exclusively in traditional American oak whisky casks before being transferred to barrels previously used in the production of fortified Madeira wine. TASTING NOTES NOSE Rich, deep and complex. Spicy, earthy oak notes with subtle hint...
    £68.66

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  • Balvenie Peated Cask 17 years old 43% 70cl
    Balvenie Peated is a marriage of whiskies finished in heavily peated casks & new American oak barrels In 2001, a heavily peated batch of barley was bought from a local supplier, distilled & allowed to mature. To rejuvenate the maturation process the whisky was transferred ...
    £76.95

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  • Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 52.2% 70cl
    Due to the success of The Balvenie's Tun 1401 series, a bigger vat was needed. The third batch of Tun 1509 is comprised of 12 sherry butts, 11 American oak hogsheads and eight refill American-oak butts, with whisky distilled between 1989 and 1993. Spicy and rich, with vanilla and honeyed sweet fr...
    £290.00

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  • Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch No.2 50.6% 70cl
    The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart introduces his latest Scotch whisky expression; The Balvenie Tun1401 Batch 2, a sought after single malt previously only available at The Balvenie Distillery. To craft TheBalvenieTun1401, Malt Master David Stewart transferred specially selected casks...
    £899.00

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  • Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch No.5 70cl
    The latest release from Balvenie,is the Tun 1401 Batch 5, married from nine casks of balvenie, 5 whisky casks and 4 sherry butts from warehouse 24. After several months of marry in the famous Tun 1401 the resulting whisky is exceptionally complex. Nose: Upon pouring, a fragrant fruit nose...
    £649.00

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  • The Balvenie 12 years old Single Barrel 47.8% 70cl
    A new bottling from this popular Speyside distiller, this Single barrel has spent 12 years in first fill bourobon cask. Head distiller David Stewart then tastes each of the cask and only selects casks which offer sweetness and vanilla characters to be bottles as The Balvenie Single Barrel First ...
    £49.99

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  • Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch No.8 50.2% 70cl
    Balvenie Tun 1401 is made up of nine whisky casks and three sherry butts to produce this exceptional single malt, crafted by head Distiller David Stewart. This is batch No.8 Producer Tasting notes; Nose: Floral & fruity, with hints of toasted spices, brown sugar & ripe vani...
    £599.00

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  • Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch No.1 47.1% 70cl
    This new bottling from Speyside distiller Balvenie, uses their newly crafted marry vessel Tun 1501. This is the first batched released which is made from of 41 casks, 34 aged in American oak and seven from Sherry butts married for a 3 month period before bottling at 47.1% vol. Each bottle carries...
    £350.00

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  • Balvenie 15 years old Sherry Cask Single Barrel 47.8% 70cl
    New 15 years old Malt from Speyside distiller Balvenie to take the place of the previous 15year old single cask. This one has been matured solely in sherry butts from Jerez. Bottled from a single cask with no more than 650 bottles realised. The style has a nose of dried fruit and sherry notes wit...
    £79.99

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  • The Balvenie 15 years old cask No. 11187 47.8% 70cl
    The Balvenie Single Barrel is a 15 year old single malt which is drawn from a single traditional oak whisky cask of a single distillation. Whilst each cask is subtly different, The Balvenie Malt Master selects only those casks which have the essential characteristics of The Balvenie Single Barrel...
    £69.99

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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.