Over the years The Whisky Exchange has been acquiring top quality casks of maturing single malt whisky. Since 2005 we have been releasing these whiskies for sale on the TWE website as ‘The Single Malts of Scotland’ range.
These bottlings have been from all the regions of Scotland and have ranged in age from ten to forty years old. The majority of our releases are from single casks of malt whisky, bottled at their natural cask strength, however due to public demand we are now doing some small batch releases and 46% bottlings as well.
The Single Malts of Scotland are always bottled at their natural colour without any additives and are not chill-filtered. This is because we are proud of these whiskies and we believe that they should be experienced in their pure form. We want all our releases to retain their true distillery character in the glass.
These hand-picked malts have been extremely popular and successful, with several bottlings picking up awards and critical acclaim. At the independent ‘Malt Maniacs Awards 2007’ our Glen Grant 1972 34 yo received a Gold Medal, while our Caol Ila 1991 16 yo took the ‘Supreme Bourbon Cask Award’ in the Daily Dram category. In addition, our Highland Park 1990 16 yo won the Gold Medal for ‘Island (Non-Islay) Whisky aged 13-18 years’ in Whisky Magazine’s Independent Bottler’s Challenge 2007, while our Rosebank 1991 16 yo took second place in the Lowlands 13-18 yo category at the same awards.
For customers searching for something different from their favourite distillery, The Single Malts of Scotland offer a range of totally unique expressions of some of the world’s most famous whiskies. We hope that you will enjoy drinking them as much as we have enjoyed selecting them.
A peated Speyside that turns out to be a sweetheart underneath, this 12yo Ardmore 1994 is an easy-drinking malt, and more mellow than hardcore peatheads might expect. See our tasting notes for more info.
Another release from our much-lauded stash of Ardmore 1994, this 13yo is medium-bodied with intense spices, pepper and soot alongside compensating honeyed fruity hints. Top-quality stuff from this little-known peated Speysider.
A single hogshead from the popular Speyside distillery Glenrothes. This 1989 vintage release from The Single Malts of Scotland has been bottled at 46%. Clean and fresh, with a hint of spices: much less sherried than most Glenrothes, allowing the distillery character to really shine.
We're lucky to have reclaimed this excellent Longmorn for The Single Malts of Scotland series - it was originally bottled in 2009 for an overseas market, but was shelved at the last minute. A nutty, appley Longmorn with a generous dollop of clove and cinnamon spices.
Originally bottled in 2009, this immensely powerful (60.2%) bourbon-matured Mortlach 1993 was originally destined for the overseas market before being shelved at the last minute, and is now safely back in the SMoS fold. Hurrah!
A full-on first-fill sherried Glenallachie bursting with spices and fruitcake but balanced with soft leather, tobacco and mocha notes, meaning it never goes over the top into cloying sweetness. Sherryheads will go weak at the knees for this one, which recently topped the overall list on whisky-distilleries.info's tasting sessions, where it earned a top score of 93 points.
A long-aged 1976 vintage from the very seldom-seen Glentauchers distillery, this was bottled from a single bourbon hogshead that yielded just 150 bottles. Glentauchers keeps less than 1% of its spirit back for bottling as single malt, with the rest going into owner Pernod Ricard's blends, particularly Ballantine's.