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Independent Bottler Picks

Independent bottlers are arguably the most traditional bottlers of Scotch whisky. Harking back to the days when whisky was sold to grocers and merchants before distilleries bottled their own stocks, these companies were distinctly separate entities that acquired stocks of whisky in casks to then be bottled and sold on. Some of these independents have been bottling for decades like Adelphi, or for over a century such as Berry Bros & Rudd.

Each company will have its own bottling policies, whether bottling only single casks, small batches or their own blended whiskies. There are even some companies such as Gordon & Macphail who fill their own casks with new make spirit directly from the distillery meaning they can create a regularly bottled product.

The offerings from independent bottlers can be impressively varied and show a unique side to a distillery's product compared to an official release. There are also opportunities to try product from distilleries that have never been officially released.

Below are some of our favourite recent independent bottlings, ranging from easy drinking everyday drams to truly historic releases.

 

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An interesting spin on maturation here from Càrn Mòr, who have taken the high quality single malt and matured it in a mix of first-fill bourbon and rye barrels. Rye tends to have a fruity-spicy char...
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Linkwood
£47.95
First distilled in 2011, this limited release Caol Ila has been matured and bottled by the whisky brains at Signatory Vintage. Caol Ila is a whisky which has lots of character even at an early age. We...
Caol Ila
£44.95
A batch bottling of 5 casks selected by whisky gent Oliver Chilton from 2010 and 2011 distillations from one of our very favourite distilleries.
Bourbon

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