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Scotch Whisky

"I'll have a Scotch." How many times have you heard that phrase uttered and stopped to think about what it actually means?

 

It's not a style of whisky and it is not a single brand; it is simply whisky that has been made & matured in the nation of Scotland. Scotland has a long and storied history of making whisky with the first written evidence of it appearing in 1494, although it is thought that whisky was being produced long before that. Since then Scotland has pioneered the art of whisky making gaining praise around the world.

 

To protect the good name of Scotch whisky and to ensure the high standards that have been set are adhered to there are several laws that must be followed in order to make Scotch whisky - with the main point stating it can only be made in Scotland. Currently there are only five different kinds of whisky that can be made in Scotland; Single malt, Single Grain, Blended Malt, Blended Grain and Blended Whisky (a mixture of malts and grains). You can find out more about all these different styles of whisky in their respective sections of the website.

 

Scotch whisky is enjoyed all over the world; from London to Lisbon and from Troon to Tokyo so next time you hear someone ask for a "Scotch" keep it mind that it all comes from a very small nation in the North Atlantic Ocean.

 

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Seven of Scotland's best independent whisky bars have bottled this Highland Park. Matured for 14 years in a first fill American Oak Sherry Puncheon. This is one of 657 bottles. It's another excellent ...
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I don't think we can overstate how much Kilchoman impresses all of our staff. Release after release of high quality, heavily peated, award winning whisky. So we have no doubt this new Oloroso & Bourbo...
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Sherry
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Kilchoman
£51.95
The first peated release from the brand new Glasgow Distillery, which is pretty exciting. Matured in sherry casks, and finished in virgin oak casks. Full of flavour.
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Sherry
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1770 Glasgow
£48.95
Marking an exciting time for whisky making in Glasgow, this is the Glasgow Distillery 2019 unpeated edition. Matured in bourbon casks, and finished in virgin oak casks, which gives it a burst of flavo...
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Virgin Oak
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1770 Glasgow
£48.95
Mistakes happen, but they are so rarely loved as this one from Glenmorangie. Some of their prized 21 year old single malt was accidently mixed with a three year old blend at a proportion of 80% Glenmo...
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80/20
£295.00
Aberfeldy, the heart of Dewar's blend, is one of the lesser seen Scottish single malts. A beautiful distillery, and a very easy drinking drop. If you are visiting Drinkmonger Pitlochry, it's just down...
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Aberfeldy
£39.95
We love the Aberfeldy 12, so we are excited to try the 16, which is matured in bourbon casks, and finished in Oloroso casks. Aberfeldy's house style is big and rich, with lots of honeycomb, pastries a...
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Aberfeldy
£54.95
Although we're not too sure how it's pronounced, we do know that Aberlour's 'Casg Annamh' release means 'Rare Cask' in Gaelic. This 48% ABV whisky has been matured in three styles of cask; European Oa...
Sherry Finish
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Aberlour
£54.95
A fixture of our range for such a long time, this batch bottled sherry cask whisky is ever-changing so expect variation. However, whoever does the picking should be proud of the end results which has ...
Sherry
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Aberlour
£79.95
Until 2013 only the lucky French got access to this sherry cask finished expression of Aberlour, but after great success there it finally released to the wider market. Maturation in ex-bourbon casks i...
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Aberlour
£42.95
The oldest in the delightful Aberlour core range, this is a fitting finale. Lots of Oloroso sherry character, lots of choccy-coated raisin flavours, and lots of after dinner drinking pleasure to be ha...
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Aberlour
£126.95
Adelphi buy and bottle Single Malt Scotch Whisky and usually release them as single casks, but this is a blend of some of their private stock. They don't tell us what exactly goes in to this blend, bu...
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Adelphi
£21.95
A mystery Islay single malt matured for 10 years in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, ex-sherry quarter casks along with some 'mystery' casks. Bottled by Atom Brands, this is the first in a series ...
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Aerolite Lyndsay
£44.95
The folks from Compass Box are well known for not being afraid to experiment with their products even if they can't call it whisky. The Affinity 'spirit drink' is a blend of Scotch whisky and French ...
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Affinity
£99.95
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
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Allt-a-Bhainne
£74.95
The final edition in this charming series, highlighting the final part of the whisky making process at the distillery; those lovely old warehouses where the whisy quietly sleeps. Peter Arkle is a Scot...
Sherry
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Peter Arkle is a Scottish born, New York based designer tasked by An Cnoc to design a series that reflected the character of this lovely distillery. This is the third edition, focusing on all the love...
Sherry
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A limited edition released in 2012, the second in a series of bottles illustrated by New York deisgner Peter Arkle. The design of this second release highlights the magic process that casks bring to b...
Sherry
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A limited edition released in 2012, the first in a series of bottles illustrated by Peter Arkle. This first edition was known as 'Ingredients' with the design revealing all the ingredients used to mak...
Sherry
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A limited edition release to mark the 125th anniversary of Knockdhu distillery. The barley used was peated to 40ppm which was distilled and then matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks before a final...
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An Cnoc
An Cnoc Peat 46% 70cl
£79.95
The latest heavily peated release from highland distillery Knockdhu demonstrating the combination of An Cnoc's fruity, elegant spirit with a robust peated character. The phenolic parts per million mea...
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An Cnoc
£51.95
This 24 year old joins the aged ranks of An Cnoc's range as a wonderfully sherried bottling. After 21 years maturation on American oak ex-sherry casks, the whisky is finished off for 3 years in first ...
Sherry
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an Cnoc
£119.95
An Cnoc single malt whisky is made at Knockdhu Distillery, in the North East of Scotland in Aberdeenshire. It's full of interesting character and is a terrific launching off pint for any starting to d...
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an Cnoc
£29.95
Ooh, 'Beg from the Seventies. Those of us long enough in the trade to have been around when this came out remember it as a cracker. All the elegant power of this incredible distillery at its peak.
Bourbon
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Ardbeg
£1,195.00
The Supernova is Ardbeg's peatiest incarnation, and this is the first commerical release they produced from 2009. Matured in ex-Bourbon cask and described as 'explosively peated'.
Bourbon
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Ardbeg
£450.00
An iconic bottling of Ardbeg using casks from 1990, filled seven years before Glenmorangie bought and reopened the distillery, this is a rare chance to taste older aged Ardbeg from an older era.
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It has become a truly rare sight to see independently bottled Ardbegs nowadays. This bottling by Ian Macleod for their Chieftain's range has been sourced from two barrels and has been presented unchil...
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Ardbeg
£399.95
It's here! The first core release from Ardbeg in over a decade, but it's sure to be worth the wait. After being matured in a combination of bourbon, virgin oak and Pedro Ximenez casks all this whisky ...
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Ardbeg
Ardbeg An Oa 46.6% 70cl
£47.95
Released for the second annual Ardbeg Day in 2013, Ardbog is a limited edition created from a combination of bourbon and Manzanilla sherry casks. While it has no age statement officially, it is known ...
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Ardbeg
£245.00
To describe Ardbeg having a cult following would be to do a disservice to the many, many fans of this smoky Islay beast. Although peated to one of the heaviest levels of any standard whisky (up to 50p...
Bourbon
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Ardbeg
£46.95
This special release of Ardbeg was released as a celebration of the first whisky in space. An Ardbeg sample was taken to the International Space Station to observe the spirit's maturation in a near-ze...
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Ardbeg
£375.00
The Ardbeg Corryvreckan takes its name from the largest whirlpool in Europe which is based in the Western Isles of Scotland. It is now part of Ardbeg's small range of of core products after an initial...
French Oak
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Ardbeg
£71.95
A 9 year old Ardmore small batch release from 3 casks, producing 662 bottles. Much of their production goes into the Teacher's blended whisky. We thought this was a fantastic, good value smoky dram.
Bourbon
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Not to be confused with the current cask strength editions, this is a bottling from the late noughties, and is hard to find nowadays. They used a combination of sherry and bourbon casks, and we think ...
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Arran
£74.95
A new entry to the fine Arran range for 2019, the distillers say there is nothing younger than 7 years old in this multi vintage edition. With fresh first fill bourbon casks used, and a light filtrati...
Bourbon
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Arran
£32.95
Even though Arran's history is relatively short, they see this bottling as return to the style of some of the earliest Arran Single Malt, which was mostly matured in Sherry casks. Of the new range rel...
Sherry
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Arran
£54.95
Light, fruity and packed full of classic flavour, the Arran 10 year old is one of the best entry level whiskies around, especially given it is 46% and unchillfiltered.
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Arran
£37.95
A single cask Arran bottled exclusively for seven of Scotland's best independent whisky bars. This cask was filled on 25th June 1996 and bottled 22 years later on 11th April 2019 at cask strength, unc...
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Sherry
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A small batch release of peated Arran whisky bottled from three sherry hogsheads. This peated spirit (20ppm) was filled in 2012 and matured for six years in sherry hogsheads until 2019. Carefully sele...
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Released to celebrate the 12th anniversary of James MacTaggart's tenure as Arran's Master Distiller, this limited edition showcases casks from 2006 finished in specially selected Palo Cortado sherry c...
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The cask strength release of the Machrie Moor has now joined the (excellent) range of core releases from the Arran distillery for good, and we couldn't be more delighted. We always find that the smoke...
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Arran
£49.95
It's funny to think just how new a distillery Arran is due to all the exceptional whisky we're treated to from the distillery now. This single is cask is from 1997 and this bottle is hand numbered as ...
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The Icons of Arran series was a 4-part release between 2009 and 2012, with each edition paying homage to an iconic part of the beauty of Arran distillery. The Golden Eagle is the fourth and final edit...
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The Icons of Arran series was a 4-part release between 2009 and 2012, with each edition paying homage to an iconic part of the beauty of Arran distillery. The Westie is the third of these icons, disti...
Sherry
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Arran
£275.00
Bottled in 2010 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Isle of Arran distillery, this edition has been enhanced with a finishing in Amontillado sherry casks. There are 5640 bottles in this release.
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Matured in ex-bourbon casks for approximately 8 years before being finished in Port Casks. These cask editions by Arran show off the quality of younger, stronger whisky, and the benefits of casks fini...
Port
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Arran
£48.95
Arran distillery take their sweet, fruity spirit and age it in ex Bourbon casks for approximately 8 years, before finishing it in ex Sauternes casks. This finish adds fruitiness and syrupy notes to th...
Sauternes Finish
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Arran
£48.95
A mixture of Arran Single Malt whisky, and Scottish dairy cream. One of our favourite cream liqueurs. Arran was set up in 1995, and has been producing consistently good malt whisky ever since.
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Arran
£19.95
A liqueur steeped in history, with mentions of battling Scottish Lord's, and stories of whisky being poured into rivers. Moving past these fables, this is a lovely, herby and sugared whisky liqueur, w...
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Atholl Brose
£20.95
So much wood character is packed into this sweet dram, on account of three different cask types being used in the mix: Bourbon, Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez.
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Auchentoshan
£8.95
Auchentoshan Distillery, just on the outskirts of Glasgow, triple distil their single malt. The added third distillation (most Scots distillers distill twice), produces a fruity, light spirit that tak...
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Auchentoshan
£88.95

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