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Scotch Whisky

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  • Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish 43% 70cl
    A new bottling from the Tullibardine Distillery in new pacakaging, this one has been matured in ex bourbon barrels then finish in barriques which previously held Chateau Suduirat, a Premier Cru Classe Sauternes. The 225 label refers to the size of the barriques uses, in this cases 225 litre ones....
    £39.99
  • Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish 43% 70cl
    Tullibardine 228 Burgundy finish is one bottling from a new range of malts from this Highland Distiller.Matured in ex bourbon casks it is then finished in Burgundy casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet, these casks hold 228 litres and are called "Pieces" in Burgundy. Produce...
    £39.99
  • Tullibardine 1993 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    The distillery is situated on the site of an old brewery that goes as far back as the year 1488 when it produced a special ale for the coronation of King James IV at Scone. It was redesigned in 1949 by William Delme-Evans, architect of Jura and Glenallachie distilleries. He was the partner of a r...
    £106.00
  • Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Cask Finish 46% 70cl
    The latest limited edition expression to join the Tullibardine collection, called The Murray Marsala Finish, distilled in 2006 and bottled at 46% abv in 2018. Matured first in first-fill Bourbon barrels, and then an additional year in Sicilian Marsala wine casks. Subtly spiced oak...
    £52.90
  • Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask 43% 70cl
    Tullibardine 500 sherry cask refers to the size of the cask used, in this case a sherry butt which holds 500 litres. The whisky was matured in ex bourbon casks then finish in sherry butts. This gives it a lovely dark rich brown colour, with hints of toffee and apples with ceral notes. On the pala...
    £39.99
  • Tullibardine 19 years old 1993 Cadenheads 48.3% 70cl
    This Tullibardine has been matured in casks which previously held Chateau Lafitte, and matured for 19 years. Bottled at cask strength of 48.3% vol this is 1 of only 210 bottles produced. Rich and chewy and very mouth coating. Red fruits and brambles with sweet sherry and quite creamy on the palat...
    £48.99
  • Tullibardine Sovereign 43% 70cl
    New bottling from the Tullibardine Distillery. Soverign is their entry level malt being matured in Bourbon casks. The whisky has lovely balance, sweet nose with pear drops and barley. The palate is elegant and complex with chocolate notes and a sweet finish.
    £36.50

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.