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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 single cask of peated Glenglassaugh from our good friends at the fantastic Bramble Bar in Edinburgh. This is a first-fill sherry cask filled in December 2011 and matured for over 6 years until bottl...
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Sherry
IN STOCK
A new release from Gordon & Macphail's classic Speymalt range with all whisky distilled at Macallan in 2005 and then bottled in 2019. We rarely get Speymalt releases anymore so this one might be aroun...
IN STOCK
Macallan
£79.95
Ardmore produces a lightly peated whisky and was one of the last ones in Scotland to move away from direct coal-firing their stills. This single cask release by Berry Brothers and Rudd was distilled i...
The mixture of sweet peat and big rich Sherry characteristics has us quietly confident we've guessed which Orkney distillery Berry Brothers and Rudd have procured this cask from. As there are only two...
Sherry
Berry Brothers and Rudd
£78.95
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
Glen Spey is one of the many workhorse distilleries found around Speyside that you tend to only find bottled by companies such as Infrequent Flyers. This single cask release of only 613 bottles has be...
Pedro Ximenez
A single cask run of 333 bottles at the impressive cask strength of 60.4%
Glenallachie
£76.50
A small batch release from Gordon & Macphail's esteemed Connoisseurs Choice collection. This Glenburgie was distilled on Monday 10th May 2004 and bottled on Thursday 15th November 2018 spending a ...
First Fill Bourbon
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 of Glenrothes bottled to commemorate whisky vlogger Ralfy's 10th anniversary. Bottlers North Star Spirits are donating a percentage of profits from this bottle to Macmillan Cancer Suppor...
Sherry
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
A single cask Miltonduff bottled by Adelphi. This was distilled in 2007 and matured for 11 years until 2019 with 214 bottles were produced.
Miltonduff
£76.95

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