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Closed Distilleries

Unfortunately distilleries have had to shut at various times but often their whiskies live on a lot longer than the building that created them. Here we have gathered together all the whiskies that really are the last of their kind; whiskies that cannot be replaced. If you are looking for a special treat for a good friend or something to take pride of place on your shelf then this is a great start point.

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All the Brora’s released as part of the Special Releases range are excellent but the earlier ones are particularly sought after for their more peaty profile. This was the 5th Brora of the range rele...
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Brora
£1,945.00
This Brora was distilled in the late 1970’s and bottled in 2012 as part of Diageo’s annual Special Releases program. As of 2020 there have not been many releases of Brora onto the market for the l...
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Brora
£1,750.00
This legendary distillery celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2019 with a 40 year old release. Vatted from 12 American oak hogsheads filled in 1978 with peated spirit and matured for 40 years, this is...
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Brora
£4,195.00
A very rare Brora bottled by the esteemed Gordon and MacPhail. This was originally distilled in 1972 and then bottled in 1993 as part of the well regarded Connoisseurs Choice range.
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Brora
£1,450.00
Now sadly a closed distillery, Caperdonich sat beside Glen Grant as its sister distillery until closing in 2002. This single hogshead from Ian Macleod has been bottled at cask strength.
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Caperdonich
£399.95
Demolished. That's the state of Caperdonich distillery in the year of 2018. Closed in 2002 it wasn't until after 2010 that the walls were pulled down and it was made official that we'll never see spir...
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Caperdonich
£235.00
Since its closure in 2002, Caroni has been highly sought after in the rum-loving community. This addition to the Berry Brothers & Rudd Exception Casks series is a 231 bottle run of 21 year old Trinida...
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The Carsebridge grain distillery is now, sadly, silent. Part of the 2018 Special Release from Diageo, this limited edition single grain whisky from 1970 is a run of 1,000 bottles all at the natural ca...
Bourbon
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Carsebridge
£795.95
Carsebridge is gone. It was closed in 1983, and many parts of the building have now been knocked to the ground. But, as is quite often the case with whisky, the spirit produced there has lived on. Th...
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Carsebridge
£499.95
Convalmore was mostly reserved for blended whiskies during its lifetime, but luckily official and independent bottlings have shone a light on the distillery's style which is described as waxy and very...
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This is the fourth time that Convalmore has made an appearance in Diageo's special release. The now lost Dufftown distillery is one that many whisky drinkers have never had the chance to try, so it's ...
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Convalmore
£1,195.00
This impressive release was distilled on Tuesday 10th June 1969 at the Dallas Dhu distillery and matured for 50 years until Wednesday 12th June 2019 when it was bottled from a refill sherry hogshead. ...
Refill Sherry
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Dallas Dhu
£6,950.00
Originally released by William Grant & Sons in 2015, this is a blended malt comprised of two closed lowland distilleries, one being William Grant's own Ladyburn distillery and the other Inverleven in ...
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Ghosted Reserve
£250.00
Glen Flagler isn't the most well known of distilleries. It was based in the large Moffat complex in Airdrie where Killyloch was also made. A very unusual and very interesting look at whisky from the p...
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Glen Flagler
£795.00
A single cask of Highland whisky from the closed Glenugie distillery. This cask was filled in April 1976 and matured until September 2003 after 27 years. Signatory Vintage are highly respected indepen...
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A single cask of Linlithgow whisky (also known as St Magdalene) bottled by Signatory Vintage. This cask was filled on 2nd June 1976 and bottled 24 years later on 15th July 1999 producing 336 bottles o...
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The third release from the Private Cellar collection, this was distilled in 1990 and filled into refill bourbon casks, seven of these casks were then combined and finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry...
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Littlemill
£2,495.00
This is a single cask bottling of Scotland's oldest licensed distillery, Littlemill, which closed in 1994 before being destroyed by fire in 2004. This release has been bottled by Ian Macleod for their...
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Littlemill
£495.00
North Port distillery, which is also known as Brechin distillery after the distillery that homed it, was sadly demolished in 1994. We'll never see and spirit made from it again but luckily some cunnin...
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North Port
£395.00
The Port Dundas grain distillery in Glasgow operated for 200 years until closing in 2011. Now demolished, all that remains of the one of Scotland's largest distilleries are the casks of whisky produce...
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A legendary distillery bottled by a legendary independent bottler; this can’t be anything but stunning. Adelphi bottled this way back in 1999 at 24 years of age, which some say is the perfect age fo...
Bourbon
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Port Ellen
£1,295.00
Distilled in the last year this iconic distillery was in operation, and bottled in 2006 as part of Ian Macleods Dun Bheagan range. This Port Ellen is matured in an ex sherry butt (refill judging by th...
Bourbon
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Port Ellen
£895.00
This whisky by Gordon & Machpail was bottled in the mid 1990s so represents a rare opportunity to try this long closed distillery at a relatively young age. One hopes when the new Port Ellen Disti...
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A single cask bottled independently by Signatory Vintage, and finished by them in a Burgundy cask. This whisky was distilled on 9th August 1979 and was bottled in January 2004. Cask strength and with ...
Burgundy Finish
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Port Ellen
£1,295.00
The seventh edition in Diageo's long running annual releases from silent distillery Port Ellen. This was distilled in 1979 and matured for 28 years until 2007. These legendary releases have given drin...
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Port Ellen
£2,495.00
Who knew what a legendary series this would become? Just 6,000 bottles were made, and one suspects people probably grumbled about the price when it was launched in 2001. We wish we bought a case at th...
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Port Ellen
£4,350.00
Bottled at 43% as a 23 year old in 1998. The bottlers Hart Brothers describe 'A delicate sweet bouquet with a touch of peat and seaweed' which sounds like yummy old Port Ellen to us.
Bourbon
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Port Ellen
£1,195.00
Port Ellen, possibly the most famous of Islay's lost distilleries, but soon to be ressurrected. This single malt whisky was distilled in 1978 and was the 13th edition in Diageo's Special Release range.
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Port Ellen
£2,495.00
An extremely rare proprietary bottling from Rosebank. Not only because it is an elderly 21 years old but also because there are only 5,604 bottles worldwide. This was originally released in 2011 by pr...
Bourbon
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Rosebank
£1,195.00
The popularity of St Magdalene has grown hugely over the past few years and bottlings are becoming very hard to find. This particular example was distilled in 1982 and has been bottled by Berry Brothe...
Bourbon
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Whyte & Mackay's new experimental department is releasing both classic and experimental small batch releases. Their first 'Classic' release is the Glaswegian, a 29 year old single grain whisky from a ...
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Whisky Works
£129.95
With only 1404 bottles originally released in 2011, we can only get stock of this now by purchasing from private collections. Your first taste of Brora is often a bruising experience...such weight and...
Brora
£1,995.00
Cambus was famously used by DCL in the early 1900s to fight the case for grain whisky's legitimacy. This whisky was distilled in 1993; Cambus' final year of production and was bottled from a single sh...
Sherry
A single grain whisky from the closed Cambus distillery, bottled at 25 years old by That Boutique-y Whisky Company in a small batch of only 349 bottles. Cambus has had a long history since opening in ...
Cambus
£69.95
James Eadie have really had an impressive showing when it comes to bottling single malt, and they've nailed it with their first bottling of grain whisky too! This release from Cambus has matured in a ...
Sherry
Since it's closure it has been a pleasure to sample some of the remaining casks produced at the lost Cambus distillery. Berry Brother's and Rudd have used their years of expertise to carefully select ...
The Cambus distillery has now, sadly, been demolished. However there are still casks of this often overlooked single grain whisky gently maturing around the country. Light, fresh and full of depth due...
Cambus
£625.00
Caperdonich has been closed for quite some time and its always a delight to see new independent bottlings. Ian Macleod have released this 28 year old in their Dun Bheagan series.
Caperdonich
£450.00
A rare sighting of this closed Speyside Distillery, bottled in October 2018 under the Old and Rare range by Hunter Laing as a 26 year old. From a refill hogshead, and limited to 210 bottles.
Caperdonich
£275.00
Closed in 2002, casks of Caperdonich are an increasingly rare sight, so it is no wonder Des and Andrew at Signatory kept this one back to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. This bottling is from a hogs...
Bourbon
This 1996 vintage Trinidad rum is a 21 year old release from the remaining stocks of Caroni Distillery. The distillery was sold by the Trinidad government, amidst public protest, to Angostura in 2001 ...
Caroni
£214.95
A stunning grain whisky from Alloa's Carsebridge distillery matured for 46 years in a sherry butt. Despite the long ageing, there is still excellent spirit character along with big dessert and confect...
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Carsebridge
£210.00
A stunning single cask bottling from Gordon & Macphail. Glen Albyn distillery was located in Inverness and produced whisky primarily for blended whiskies before unfortunately closing in 1983. This whi...
First Fill Sherry
Glen Albyn
£1,195.00
A rare, lost distillery that is rarely seen as a single malt. Glenesk may no longer be producing whisky but we're glad there are still bottles kicking around like this one.
Glenesk
£350.00
Imperial is a firm staff favourite with many at RMW and in our opinion a criminally underrated lost distillery. The bourbon hogshead that this whisky was matured in for 30 years yielded only 55 bottle...
Bourbon
Imperial
£314.95
A single cask of whisky from the demolished Imperial distillery in Speyside. This was distilled on 22nd August 1994 and was matured in a barrel for a quarter of a century before bottling in November 2...
Refill Bourbon
We're still lamenting Imperial's demise, it was one of our favourite distilleries and we're overjoyed to be able to add any more bottlings to our shelves as stocks begin to thin out. This single barre...
A rare example of this now-dismantled Lowland distillery. Inverleven used to stand within the Dumbarton grain complex which was built to be the biggest grain distillery in Europe at the time. The los...
Bourbon
A remarkable release, which will no doubt surprise many that it even exists. The famous private collector Mahesh Patel purchased a prized sherry butt of this closed Japanese distillery, and bottled it...
Sherry
Karuizawa
£7,995.00
A 40 year old release from the now lost Littlemill distillery. This is the oldest release ever to come from this lost Lowland distillery and has been matured in American oak and first fill bourbon bar...
Sherry Finish
Littlemill
£5,495.00
Lochside distillery was based in Montrose and was one of the few distilleries in Scotland that produced both single malt and single grain whisky. This particular bottling is of their single malt and h...

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