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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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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
Convalmore was mostly reserved for blended whiskies during its lifetime, but luckily official and independent bottlings have shone a light on the distillery's style which is described as waxy and very...
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Distilled in the last year this iconic distillery was in operation, and bottled in 2006 as part of Ian Macleods Dun Bheagan range. This Port Ellen is matured in an ex sherry butt (refill judging by th...
Bourbon
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Port Ellen
£895.00

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