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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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Clynelish is famed for its mysteriously waxy quality, so this title from Wemyss really whetted our appetite. Arthur was the only one lucky enough to try it and was starry eyed. 'You want typicity in a...
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Clynelish
£204.95
From a single hogshead, a 24 year old bottling of single malt from the Sutherland legend.
Bourbon
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Braes of Glenlivet was established by Chivas Brothers in 1973, but in 1994 it changed its name to Braeval to avoid confusion with Glenlivet. This whisky from Berry Brothers and Rudd might be one of th...
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First Fill Bourbon
Braes of Glenlivet
£158.95
A single cask whisky bottled by Dornoch's Thompson Bros. The origin of this whisky has been redacted, but it is safe to say that it is a very famous Speyside distillery close to Craigellachie bridge, ...
Refill Bourbon
Redacted Speyside
£229.95

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