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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Malt of the Month! (was £45.95)
£40.95 Inc. VAT
(£34.13 Ex. VAT)

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July '14 23rd Wednesday
New today - a pair of exceptional whiskies created for the Savoy Collection
70cl / 51.2%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A 17 year old Laphroaig bottled as part of the Savoy Collection – a range created for the hotel's guests to take home bottles of exceptional spirits. This has exceptional balance between peat smoke, oak, sweetness and fruit. Every bottle is hand-numbered and presented in a lacquer box.
£380.00 Inc. VAT
(£316.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
.A 21 year old Macallan bottled as part of the Savoy Collection. The eponymous London hotel created a range to enable its guests to take home bottles of exceptional spirits. The distillery has a rich history and is noted for its high use of ex-sherry casks. Every bottle is hand-numbered and presented in a lacquer box.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
July '14 22nd Tuesday
Balblair's latest vintage release has now arrived
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Balblair's second release of its 1999 vintage (the first was released for the travel retail market) replaces the 1997. It's a combination of American oak, ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts.
£58.25 Inc. VAT
(£48.54 Ex. VAT)
July '14 21st Monday
New today - a brace of Bowmores and an organic whisky from Loch Lomond
100cl / 40%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bowmore Black Rock was released for the travel retail market in 2014. A No Age Statement whisky that was matured predominantly in ex-Spanish sherry casks, this shows an excellent balance between richness and smoke.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 43%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bowmore Gold Reef was released for the travel retail market in 2014. A No Age Statement whisky that was matured predominantly in fuirst fill ex-bourbon casks, this is a coastal whisky with tropical fruit flavours.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£59.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This organic expression of 12 year old whisky from Loch Lomond was a limited release in 2013. Certified by the Soil Association, this was one of the last bottlings to be released under Sandy Bulloch's ownership before the distillery was sold to the Loch Lomond Group in March 2014.
£47.95 Inc. VAT
(£39.96 Ex. VAT)
July '14 19th Saturday
70cl / 40%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 2001 vintage Highland Park originally released for the travel retail market. With a high proportion of first-fill American oak casks, the smoke is allowed to come through along with some sweeter notes.
£59.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of Highland Park's Warrior series for travel retail, Sigurd is aged in a high proportion of European oak and shows the classic Highland Park smoke along with dried, sweet fruit flavours.
£125.00 Inc. VAT
(£104.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 44.6%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of Highland Park's Warrior series for travel retail, Ragnvald is primarily aged in European oak, with a small amount of American oak in the mix. The result is a rich whisky with dark chocolate notes.
£375.00 Inc. VAT
(£312.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Old Pulteney Clipper commemorates the completion of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, of which the distillery were the sponsors. Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, this is a classic maritime whisky.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
July '14 18th Friday
On today's newly arrived list: Some more whiskies from the USA and a long-aged Glen Grant
75cl / 45%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A bottle of Black Saddle 12 year old bourbon, an award-winning hard to find whiskey from Kentucky. This picked up a double gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition in 2014.

San Francisco Spirits Competition 2014: Best Small Batch Bourbon
£39.95 Inc. VAT
(£33.29 Ex. VAT)
175cl / 45%
Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A stonking single barrel bourbon, with a wonderfully expressive aroma and palate - this is a future classic and a must-try for serious bourbon enthusiasts.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£125.00 Inc. VAT
(£104.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 67.1%
A barrel proof (cask-strength) bottling of Elijah Craig, at a whopping 67.1%. Originally only available at Heaven Hill's Bourbon Heritage Centre, this is now allowed to be exported and we gratefully snapped some up.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£65.49 Inc. VAT
(£54.58 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 57%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A full-proof version of this classic rye-tinged bourbon. Unbelievably smooth for a spirit of this strength, Old Gran-dad 114 will put hairs on your chest.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£39.95 Inc. VAT
(£33.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50.5%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A long-aged 12 year old version of Wild Turkey Bourbon, bottled at their traditional strength of 101 US proof (50.5%).

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£45.45 Inc. VAT
(£37.88 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 45%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Long-aged bourbon, with a massive palate, yet still deceptively smooth. Named after the company's long-serving Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell.
Whisky Bible 2010: Bourbon of the Year (10-12 Years); 94 Points
£49.45 Inc. VAT
(£41.21 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Another from the seemingly inexhaustible supply of outstanding old Glen Grant bottlings from indie bottling heroes Gordon & Macphail – this one has been released at 40 years of age. These surely must represent the best value old single malts on the market.
£235.00 Inc. VAT
(£195.83 Ex. VAT)
July '14 17th Thursday
The latest batch of bottlings from Douglas & Hunter Laing are now available
70cl / 53.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1991 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series, reserved for their best casks. Distilled in March, it was aged for 23 years before just 114 bottles were yielded in April 2014.
£470.00 Inc. VAT
(£391.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Hunter Laing
A 1992 vintage Bladnoch, released by independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of its Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in November, it was aged in a refill hogshead for 21 years before 322 bottles were yielded in May 2014.
£98.95 Inc. VAT
(£82.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Hunter Laing
A 1995 vintage Craigellachie from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in November, it was aged in sherry butt 10589 for 18 years before 730 bottles were yielded in June 2014.
£74.95 Inc. VAT
(£62.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 41.1%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Surely one of the longest-aged grains seen on the market, this 52-year-old North British was distilled in 1962 as was bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Directors' Cut series in 2014.
£355.00 Inc. VAT
(£295.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Hunter Laing
A 1999 vintage Laphroaig from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in March, it was aged in refill butt 10167 for 15 years before 292 bottles were yielded in June 2014.
£74.95 Inc. VAT
(£62.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.2%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1988 vintage Littlemill from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series, reserved for their best casks. Distilled in November, it was aged for 25 years before 225 bottles were yielded in June 2014.
£155.00 Inc. VAT
(£129.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Hunter Laing
A 1991 vintage Tamdhu from independent bottler Hunter Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask series. Distilled in May, it was aged in refill hogshead 10585 for 23 years before 215 bottles were yielded in June 2014.
£89.95 Inc. VAT
(£74.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A very-long-aged single cask Teaninich. Distilled in 1973, it was aged for 40 years before just 156 bottles were yielded at cask strength in March 2014.
£295.00 Inc. VAT
(£245.83 Ex. VAT)
July '14 14th Monday

Our latest shipment has arrived containing many sought-after whiskies from Canada and the USA.

100cl / 40%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A litre bottle Bellow's 4 year old bourbon – a brand established in 1830 by Bellows & Company of Clermont, Frankfort, Kentucky.
£29.95 Inc. VAT
(£24.96 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 40%
Canadian Blended Whisky
A Frank-Lin Distillers-owned brand, 8 Seconds' is a range of Canadian whiskies. This is their blended whisky, with rich flavours, yet an easy-drinking nature.
£33.95 Inc. VAT
(£28.29 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 40%
Canadian Blended Whisky
A Frank-Lin Distillers-owned brand, 8 Seconds' is a range of Canadian whiskies. This is their 8 year old 'Black' blended whisky – rich, with notes of coffee and pepper.
£35.95 Inc. VAT
(£29.96 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 43%
Tennessee Whiskey
Produced by The Tennessee Spirits Company, Jailer's Premium Tennessee Whiskey is complex with caramel, maple and spicy notes. Production was discontinued in 2013 and it's unclear whether it will restart.
£37.95 Inc. VAT
(£31.63 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 40%
Crown Royal's XO was launched at the start of 2014. A blend of around 50 whiskies which are married and then aged in ex-Cognac casks, this is arguably the most complex whisky in their range.
£64.95 Inc. VAT
(£54.13 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 43%
Masterson's 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey is a 100% rye whiskey aged in white oak casks for a decade. This is a rich whiskey with an earthy fragrance
£79.95 Inc. VAT
(£66.63 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 50%
Masterson's 12 Year Old Straight Wheat Whiskey is a limited release whiskey produced from 100% wheat and aged in white-oak casks. Smooth with hints of vanilla, wood and chocolate.
£81.95 Inc. VAT
(£68.29 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 45%
Don't be fooled by the name, this isn't just for Christmas! Every year Anchor produce Special Ale, their festive beer. The remaining stock has been distilled in a pot still into a white whiskey with notes of spice.

Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
£69.95 Inc. VAT
(£58.29 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 40%
Known as 'the Cowboy Whisky', Pendleton is a range of Canadian whiskies. This is their blended expression, made with Mount Hood spring water – rich and complex.
£38.95 Inc. VAT
(£32.46 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 40%
Known as 'the Cowboy Whisky', Pendleton is a range of Canadian whiskies. This is a 100% rye, made with Mount Hood spring water, this is sweet and spicy.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 40%
Canadian Whisky
Regarded by many as among the best Canadian whiskies on the market, Pike Creek is aged initially in bourbon barrels before being finish in casks which used to hold vintage Port. Sadly very difficult to find, we're delighted to have found some.
£47.95 Inc. VAT
(£39.96 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 45%
Pow-wow gets its name from an old Algonquin (a rarely spoken Canadian language) word for gathering. This is a rye whiskey is infused with botanicals including saffron and orange peel.
£59.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.96 Ex. VAT)
July '14 11th Friday

Just arrived - some new Signatory bottlings.

70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1997 vintage Auchentoschan from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 17 December, it was matured in bourbon barrels 101827 and 101828 for 16 years before being bottled on March 3 2014.
£42.75 Inc. VAT
(£35.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 22 year old Signatory bottled whisky from Ben Nevis distillery in the Highlands of Scotland. This has been bottled without chill-filtration after maturing in a sherry butt - distilled on August 8 1991 and bottled on April 10 2014.
£52.45 Inc. VAT
(£43.71 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Another outstanding single cask cask-strength Bowmore from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask Strength Collection' series has been very good and several have been exceptional. Distilled on June 13 1997 and aged for 16 years in hogsheads 1916 and 1917, this was bottled on February 19 2014.
£75.95 Inc. VAT
(£63.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1992 vintage Glen Grant bottled at 21 years old by Signatory. Distilled on April 22, matured in a single hogshead and bottled at cask strength on February 17 2014, part of a batch of only 249.
£67.45 Inc. VAT
(£56.21 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask Glenlivet matured in a first-fill sherry butt from Signatory, bottled as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on November 6 1997, matured for 16 years and bottled on February 4 2014.
£44.45 Inc. VAT
(£37.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.7%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 23 year old Highland Park from Signatory, matured in a wine treated butt - their term for a butt that hasn't necessarily been used to age sherry/wine in a traditional manner. It was distilled on December 3 1990 and bottled at cask strength on February 18 2014.
£118.00 Inc. VAT
(£98.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1995 vintage whisky from Imperial, bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on September 18, matured in a pair of hogsheads and bottled 18 years later on April 16 2014.
£42.95 Inc. VAT
(£35.79 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1997 vintage Macduff from independent bottler Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on June 12, it was matured in hogsheads 4074 and 4075 for 16 years before being bottled on April 17 2014.
£38.95 Inc. VAT
(£32.46 Ex. VAT)
July '14 10th Thursday
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Excellence is a 26 year old expression from Glenfiddich, aged exclusively in ex-bourbon casks sourced from the Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, which, like Glenfiddich, is independently owned by a Scottish family. Their first ongoing bourbon cask release, this is a fruit bomb of a whisky, with well-controlled spice from the long, American oak maturation.
£343.00 Inc. VAT
(£285.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 1994 vintage Macallan from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Speymalt series. This was bottled in 2014 at around 20 years of age.
£63.45 Inc. VAT
(£52.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 2005 vintage from Macallan bottled by Gordon & Macphail in 2014, as usual, under their Speymalt banner. Fairly young in comparison to some of G&Ms expressions, but with character beyond its years.
£32.95 Inc. VAT
(£27.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Monkey Shoulder's easy-drinking blend of three single malts - Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Kininvie. Named after the injury distillery workers were prone to suffering as a result of turning the malt, this special edition is presented in a cage.

Please note this is limited to three bottles per customer.
£29.95 Inc. VAT
(£24.96 Ex. VAT)
July '14 9th Wednesday
New products today include a brace of long-aged grain whiskies from Pearls of Scotland and new arrivals from Sweden and Japan.
50cl / 45%
Swedish Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The first release in Spirit of Hven's Seven Stars series, Dubhe, is named after the eponymous triple star system. matured in a combination of American, French and Spanish oak, this is spicy and herbaceous.
£87.95 Inc. VAT
(£73.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43.4%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Pearls of Scotland
A 1972 vintage Invergordon single grain whisky released by independent bottler Pearls of Scotland. Distilled in December, it was aged for 41 years before 300 bottles were yielded in May 2014.
£155.00 Inc. VAT
(£129.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43.3%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Pearls of Scotland
A 1971 vintage North of Scotland single grain whisky released by independent bottler Pearls of Scotland. Distilled in December, it was aged for 42 years before 310 bottles were yielded in May 2014.
£165.00 Inc. VAT
(£137.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 59%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The sixth release of Edradour's limited edition 2003 vintage bourbon cask whisky. Distilled in February and bottled at 10 years of age on December 17 2013. A beautifully presented release from the Highlands's smallest distillery.
£55.95 Inc. VAT
(£46.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Japanese Blended Whisky
Although blended in Japan, Togouchui Premium Whisky is a blend of Scottish malt and Canadian grain. Aged in the town of Togouchi in a tunnel that was originally built for a railway but never used - intriguing!
£42.95 Inc. VAT
(£35.79 Ex. VAT)


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