Scotch Whisky

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  • Longrow 25 years old 46% 70cl
    A rare bottling of Longrow from 1974, 25 years old. This distillery bottling, is incredibly rare and very collectible only one bottle available.
    £2,500.00
  • Longrow 18 years old 46% 70cl
    The latest release from Springbank of their peated whisky, Longrow aged for 18 years. In gift carton.Distillery Tasting notes:Nose:A complex nose: Sweet fruits, citrus, peaches and orange zest at first before a gentle earthy peaty aroma reveals itself.Palate:Ri...
    £91.99
  • Longrow Day Bottle 2012 9 years old 59.1% 70cl
    A limited Edition bottling released at the 2012 Springbank day. Longrow is the peated version from the Springbank distillery, this bottling was matured in Fresh Bourbon barrel and is one of only 230 bottles produced. Distilled: October 2002 Bottled: 24th May 2012
    £66.99

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  • Longrow Red 11 year old Australian Shiraz Cask 53.7% 70cl
    This new addition to the longrow stable has been matured in refill bourbon cask for 6 years then followed by a further 5 years in Australia Shiraz hogshead. This is a limited edtion bottling of the campbeltown peated wit only 9000 bottles being produced worldwide.
    £49.99

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  • Longrow 18 years old 46% 2013 bottling
    The long awaited return of this popular peated Campbeltown malt. Longrow 18 is a classic but is only produced in very small quantities, so only bottle 1 per customer.
    £86.50

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  • Longrow Red 11 years old Port Cask 51.8% 70cl
    A limited run of just 9000 bottles Worldwide. The 2014 edition of Red has been matured in Port casks for 11 years and bottled at 51.8% vol.
    £53.99

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  • Longrow Red Fresh Pinot Noir Casks 52.9% 12 Years old
    This new addition to the Longrow Red series has been matured for 11 years in Bourbon casks and then 1 year in New Zealand Pinot Noir casks. Limited to 9000 bottles worldwide.
    £59.95

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  • Longrow 10 years old 1992 46% 70cl
    First distilled in 1973, Longrow is a double distilled, heavily peated single malt. The first distillation was carried out as an experiment when the Springbank chairman set out to prove that it was possible to produce an Islay-style single malt whisky on the mainland. ...
    £59.99

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  • Longrow 14 years old 46% 70cl
    Dark Gold, Amber NOSE: The full body and sweetness of the nose are represented by rich milk chocolate and cream. Further nosing provides a slight smokiness, and a subtle amount of fresh mint. PALATE: This whisky is very well balanced on the palate. The initial swee...
    £47.99

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  • Longrow Peated Malt 46% 70cl
    New from the Sprinbank distillery is their peated whisky Longrow in new presentation, this bottling does not carry and age declaration.
    £39.99

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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.