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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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There have been some very tasty bottlings released recently of this much underrated Speyside distillery. This single cask by Infrequent Flyers has been matured for 10 years in an ex-bourbon barrel yie...
Bourbon
IN STOCK
Independently bottled Caol Ila is alway a welcome sight to our shelves. This small batch of 5 casks from Islay's largest distillery has been bottled by Elixir Distillers for The Single Malts of Scotl...
A single cask release from Glasgow's North Star Spirits. This Caol Ila has been finished in a PX cask after previously being in a refill bourbon hogshead. We're such big fans of Caol Ila and its consi...
Sherry Finish
Caol Ila
£57.95
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 bottling from Morrison & Macakay's newly revamped 'Carn Mor Strictly Limited' range. Longmorn is well loved by whisky fans and its signature fruity style is a favourite among blenders. T...
Bourbon
Longmorn
£48.95
A small batch bottling from James Eadie which follows their highly awarded 9 year old release from 2019. This vatting of two first fill bourbon has created a juicy, fruit filled dram that we think sur...
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First Fill Bourbon

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