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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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Releases of Allt-a-Bhainne are something of a rarity so this bottling by Infrequent Flyers is a welcome sight. This whisky was matured in a refill puncheon and limited to 643 bottles
Refill Sherry
IN STOCK
Allt-a-Bhainne
£74.95
A half century old Bunnahbhain, bottled from a refill sherry cask by the good folk at Gleann Mor in their Rare Find series. Promising notes of maritime, tropical fruits, antique furniture, dark chocol...
Refill Sherry
IN STOCK
Bunnahabhain
£2,995.00
Distilled in 1983, this whisky from Caol Ila was aged for 35 years in a single refill sherry cask until bottling in 2019. Presenting notes of damson jam, waxed napoli lemons, honey and tobacco, this ...
Refill Sherry
IN STOCK
Caol Ila
£498.95
Glenburgie is largely an overlooked Speyside single malt which receives very few official bottlings. For many years Gordon & Macphail were the only consistent bottlers of Glenburgie, so its nice ...
Refill Sherry
IN STOCK
Glenburgie
£61.95
A single cask bottling of Macallan whisky by Gleann Mor Spirits presented in their Rare Find series. This was distilled in 1993 and matured in a refill sherry cask for 26 years until 2019 when it was ...
Refill Sherry
IN STOCK
Macallan
£1,249.95
Independently bottled single malt from a mysterious Speyside distillery, so mysterious that even the folks at Adelphi weren't told where the original source was when they bought it. It's a cracking se...
Refill Sherry
Breath of Speyside
£72.95
A single cask of whisky independently bottled from a mysterious Speyside distillery. We have no idea where it is from but we trust the folks at Adelphi so this bottle is sure to be a tasty dram.
Refill Sherry
Breath of Speyside
£69.95
A 9 year old Caol Ila bottled from a single refill sherry butt (316659) in February 2020 by the Pitlochry based Signatory Vintage.An impressive 673 bottles came from this single cask. A totally natura...
Refill Sherry
Caol Ila
£99.95
A single refill sherry cask of Glenrothes aged for 10 years and then bottled by Adelphi at a hefty 65.6% producing only 508 bottles.
Refill Sherry
Glenrothes
£74.95
A single cask Miltonduff bottled by Adelphi. This was distilled in 2007 and matured for 11 years in a refill sherry cask until 2020. Only 189 bottles came from the cask.
Refill Sherry
Miltonduff
£76.95

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