Scotch Whisky

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  • Auchentoshan 18 years old 43% 70cl
    Triple distilled and matured in American bourbon oak for over eighteen years. The result: a refreshing Lowland single malt whisky with the added infusion of ripe citrus and green tea, the warmth of toasted almonds and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste. TASTING NOT...
    £79.99
  • Auchentoshan 50 years old 49.1% 70cl
    The oldest and most rare bottling of Auchentoshan ever produced. 1 of only 18 bottles available in the UK, from a total of 144 bottles world wide. Cask No. 480 Matured 50 years in sherry butts. Vintage 1957 Cask Strength 49.1% vol
    £3,900.00
  • Auchentoshan Classic 40% 70cl
    Triple distilled and matured solely in American bourbon casks. The result: a Lowland single malt whisky with the sweet aromas of vanilla, coconut, and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste. TASTING NOTES Colour: Pale Gold. Nose: Rich vanilla and coconut w...
    £32.99
  • Auchentoshan Three wood 43% 70cl
    This unique Auchentoshan Whisky has been matured in three diffrent cask types. American Bourbon, Spanish Oloroso Sherry and finally Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks, producing a rich complex whisky with incredible toffee and sherry oak flavours. TASTING NOTES Colour: Rich Golden B...
    £48.99
  • Auchentoshan 12 years old 40% 70cl
    Triple distilled and matured for over twelve years. The result: a Lowland single malt whisky with the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste. TASTING NOTES Colour: Golden Honey. Nose: Crme brulee, a...
    £37.99
  • Auchentoshan American Oak 40% 70cl
    Matured in First Fill American Bourbon casks which gives this Auchentoshan a lovely flavour of vanilla and zesty fruitiness, coconut and a hint of spice. Pronounced ' ock-un-tosh-un'
    £30.99
  • Auchentoshan 21 years old 43% 70cl
    Triple distilled and aged perfectly for over twenty one years in American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks. The result: a refined Lowaland single malt whisky, ripe with gooseberries, sweet creamy vanilla, a hint of oak, warm honey, and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
    £85.84

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  • Auchentoshan 1998 Sherry Cask 54.6%
    Limited Edition Bottling from Auchentoshan 1998 matured in Fino sherry barrels and bottled in 2010 Nose:Butterscotch, Honey, preserved Orange peel and toasted almonds. Palate: "This limited edition Sherry Maturedrelease oozes sweet and creamy aromasat first whic...
    £43.99

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  • Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Limited Release 46% 70cl
    This tripled distiiled malt from Auchentoshan has been matured in Virgin oak, in other woods nothing else has been aged in this barrel. The result is a whisky with intense chocolate, caramel, candied orange and cinnamon spice, finishing with a warm spiced brown sugar.
    £64.99

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  • Auchenstoshan 15 years old Cadenhead Small Batch 56.9% 70cl
    Small Batch bottling from Cadenead of Auchenstoshan distilled 1999 and bottled 2015 at 15 years old, 56.9% vol from Bourbon barrels. 1 of 504 bottles
    £49.99

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  • Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Cask Finish Limited Release 47.6% 70cl
    A limited Edition Auchentoshan which has been matured for 8 years in American Bourbon casks followed by 17 years in First fill Wine cask from Bordeaux. A beautiful 25 year old with a wonderful colour which is ruby red. The nose has ripe summer fruits and spiced plums. The palate is rich with cinn...
    £250.00

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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.