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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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A single sherry butt of Cambus grain whisky bottled by Morrison & Mackay in their Celebration of the Cask series. Cambus grain distillery has been closed now for almost 30 years, making casks like the...
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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...
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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
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A single cask of Edinburgh's single grain whisky North British bottled by the excellent folk from Bramble Bar. This was matured for over 4 years in a virgin oak cask meaning it resembles more Bourbon-...
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New American Oak
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