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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Wemyss
£120.00 Inc. VAT
(£100.00 Ex. VAT)

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January '14 30th Thursday
The 2014 release as part of Glenmorangie's Private Collection - the fortified Côte du Rhône and Burgundy finished Glenmorangie Companta. Will it live up to the example of last year's award-winning Ealanta?
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The fifth of Glenmorangie's yearly Private Edition special releases - Companta, Scots Gaelic for friendship. It's a marriage of whiskies finished in Clos de Tart Grand Cru wine casks and sweet fortified wine casks from Côtes du Rhône. Dr Bill Lumsden likes to experiment each year and we suspect this will be excellent.

This is limited to ONE BOTTLE per customer
Out of Stock
January '14 29th Wednesday

Just arrived - a brace of new TWE Exclusive bottlings from Gordon & Macphail: a Glentauchers and a Ledaig - both from 1997.

70cl / 54.3%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A Whisky Exchange exclusive bottling from Gordon & Macphail, distilled at Glentauchers and selected by us while visiting their rather impressive warehouses. Big, rich and sherried, chosen for its fantastic combination of sweet chocolate notes and heavy fruitiness. Excellent stuff.
£54.95 Inc. VAT
(£45.79 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.8%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Big, bold bottling of whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull - Ledaig, their peated offering. This one was selected by TWE and bottled by Gordon & Macphail, and shows off what Ledaig does best: big, peaty whisky. Maturation in a sherry cask has added a layer of sherried fruit to the earthy, rich spirit without overpowering it.
£54.95 Inc. VAT
(£45.79 Ex. VAT)
January '14 28th Tuesday

Brand new - the 2013 Suntory Cask Collection, featuring a brace from Hakushu and the four annual releases from Yamazaki - Sherry, Puncheon and Bourbon cask matured whisky as well as the highly sought-after Mizunara.

70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A bottle of Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in 180 litre casks which used to hold bourbon and matured in a warm moist climate resulting in an elegant and sweet Japanese whisky.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£99.95 Inc. VAT
(£83.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A bottle of Yamazaki Sherry Cask from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in casks which used to hold Oloroso sherry, this is a rich and fruity Japanese whisky.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A bottle of Yamazaki Puncheon from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in 480 litre oak Puncheon, this is a rich and sweet Japanese whisky, but one that is elegant due to the slightly slower ageing caused by the smaller spirit to wood ratio.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£99.95 Inc. VAT
(£83.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A bottle of Yamazaki Mizunara from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in Mizunara (Japanese) oak casks, this is a rich and sweet Japanese whisky, with an oriental fragrance from the wood.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£275.00 Inc. VAT
(£229.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
When you get a category as hot as Japanese whisky, a distillate as good as Hakushu's AND it's peated as well, you know you've got a hit on your hands, and this doesn't disappoint. Sukhinder has been raving about this one.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£110.00 Inc. VAT
(£91.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 2013 edition of the highly regarded Hakushu Sherry Cask, bottled at 48% from the country's "Forest Distillery". Hakushu spirit and sherry cask ageing is something we don't see very often for and this doesn't disappoint.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
Out of Stock
January '14 27th Monday
New on the site - a plethora of whiskies that were formerly for the travel retail market only from Bowmore, Dalmore, Glengoyne, Highland Park, Isle of Jura and Old Pulteney.
100cl / 57.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Free Bowmore Darkest Chocolate!
Originally launched for the travel retail market, Bowmore 100 degrees proof (named for it's 57.1% strength) is a punchy, maritime release - big and spicy.
£54.95 Inc. VAT
(£45.79 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A triple matured expression of Dalmore originally launched for the Travel Retail market. This was aged in a combination of first fill ex-bourbon casks from Boston and Clermont, oloroso butts from Gonzalez Byass and port pipes.
£59.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.96 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Launched in Spring 2013, initially for the travel retail market only, Glengoyne's 15 year old Distiller's Gold. About as unsmoky as a whisky can get, it has been aged predominantly in sherry casks, leading to a rich, sweet and remarkably balanced whisky.
£60.95 Inc. VAT
(£50.79 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 40%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the Warriors Series originally launched for the travel retail market, Svein has both a sweetness due in part to the high percentage of American oak casks used and a spiciness - representing his notoriously fiery temper.
£48.95 Inc. VAT
(£40.79 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 40%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the Warriors Series originally launched for the travel retail market, Einar is big and bold, just the warrior himself. Aged primarily in American oak casks and with peat smoke in the mix, this is a punchy whisky that's sure not to disappoint.
£58.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the Warriors Series originally launched for the travel retail market, Harald was matured in a mix of American and European oak casks and displays sweeter notes intermingled with spice and oak.
£69.95 Inc. VAT
(£58.29 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 40%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
With the smoothness of the 10 year-old allied to extra complexity from more ageing, this is a winner. 'A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight.' Jim Murray, Whisky Magazine Dec 2000
£59.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.96 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 42%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Originally a travel retail exclusive, Turas Mara is Scots Gaelic for long journey and honours the islanders who emigrated to North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Matured in a mixture of bourbon barrels, sherry butts, French oak casks and port pipes, this is a fruity and complex whisky that's just a bit too moreish.
£44.95 Inc. VAT
(£37.46 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Noss Head is named after the eponymous lighthouse near Wick. Matured in bourbon casks, this is deliciously sweet and spicy.
£51.95 Inc. VAT
(£43.29 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Duncansby Head is named after the eponymous lighthouse located near John O'Groats. Matured in combination of bourbon and sherry casks, this is rich, sweet and full bodied.
£55.45 Inc. VAT
(£46.21 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Originally launched as part of the travel retail only 'The Lighthouse Collection' in August 2013, Pentland Skerries is named after not one but two lighthouses, which are located on the eponymous archipelago between the mainland and Orkney. The taste leaves you in no doubt as to its sherried origins.
£66.95 Inc. VAT
(£55.79 Ex. VAT)
January '14 26th Sunday
Just arrived - the latest vintage of Lagavulin Distillers Edition.
70cl / 43%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 1997 vintage of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition bottled in 2013. By far the most popular of the Distiller's Edition series this double matured Lagavulin has had a finishing period in sweet, sticky Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. A whisky that never disappoints.
£70.45 Inc. VAT
(£58.71 Ex. VAT)
January '14 24th Friday
Brand new - the highly anticipated release of Buffalo Trace's Stagg Jr and Telling's Single Grain release.
75cl / 67.2%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Stagg Jr shares many characteristics with its older brother George T Stagg. It's big, bold and high strength, but younger and more accessible. The first batch has been aged for between 8 and 9 years with a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavours.
£74.95 Inc. VAT
(£62.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Irish Single Grain Whiskey
Released in 2013, Teeling's Single Grain Whiskey has been matured full term in Californian Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels, resulting in a spicy and fruity whiskey.

World Whiskies Awards 2014: World's Best Grain
£38.95 Inc. VAT
(£32.46 Ex. VAT)
January '14 23rd Thursday

New to the site - four new releases from Nikka including the rare and highly anticipated Taketsuru 25 year old.

70cl / 43%
Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
A rare expression from Nikka's Taketsuru range. First introduced in Japan in 2012, this has now reached our shores, with just 120 bottles for the whole of Europe. Made up of malts aged for at least 25 years from Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, this is sweet and rich with hints of both sherry and peat.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 61%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
A 1999 vintage single cask release from Nikka's Miyagikyo distillery. This was aged in cask number 300092 for over 13 years before being bottled at a hefty 61% in July 2013.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£175.00 Inc. VAT
(£145.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57%
Japanese Single Grain Whisky
A 1998 vintage edition of Nikka's Coffey Malt whisky - made from a mash of malted barley but then distilled in one of the company's continuous Coffey stills rather than the more usual pot still. This gives it a profile between grain and malt whisky, with lots of complexity.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£185.00 Inc. VAT
(£154.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60%
Japanese Single Grain Whisky
A single cask bottling of Nikka's excellent coffey grain whisky, a key component in their various blends that only very rarely sees the light of day as a single grain. This was distilled on 2nd December 1999 and bottled on 10th July 2013.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
January '14 21st Tuesday
Today's new arrivals include a trio of releases from Australia's Hellyers Road.
70cl / 46.2%
Australian Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Hellyers Road's flagship expression is produced from Tasmanian-grown malted barley, rainwater blown in by the 'Roaring Forties' winds and yeast. This is matured in American white oak barrels for 10 years and is bottled with its natural colour.
£74.95 Inc. VAT
(£62.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46.2%
Australian Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A Pinot Noir finished whisky from Tasmania's Hellyers Road distillery. The whisky is first aged in American white oak aged casks and then finished in the wine casks. Said by the producers to '"evoke all the complexities of a Tasmanian rainforest."
£67.95 Inc. VAT
(£56.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Australian Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The entry level release from Tasmania's Hellyers Road distillery. Named after the 'Roaring Forties' winds which bring in the rainwater used in the production of the whisky, this is matured in American white oak barrels.
£52.95 Inc. VAT
(£44.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An 11 year old bottling from Bladnoch, from the distillery which reopened in 2000. Aged in sherry cask 280, this would have come from one of the first batches produced and comes with the distillery's sheep label.
£44.45 Inc. VAT
(£37.04 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 July 5th 1991 and bottled on November 8th 2013.
£56.65 Inc. VAT
(£47.21 Ex. VAT)
January '14 20th Monday
Newly arrived - a brace of Arrans, a special centenary edition of Paddy and a brace of Signatory releases.
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Single Malt Offer: Buy Any Two, Save £5
The Autumn 2013 release of the fourth edition in Arran's peated series, Machrie Moor. Lightly peated to 20ppm, this is named after the eponymous peat bog located on the west coast of the island and has proved a popular addition to the distillery's range.
£41.25 Inc. VAT
(£34.38 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 53.6%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second batch of Arran's 12 year old release bottled at cask strength. This edition is comprised of 17 first-fill sherry butts and 4 second-fill sherry hogsheads and is a sweet and spicy whisky.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
A single pot still limited edition version of the famous Paddy Irish Whiskey released to celebrate the 2013 centenary of the brand. The packaging has been designed to be reminiscent of the brand's early days and is bottled at 7 years of age.
£79.95 Inc. VAT
(£66.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.7%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1990 vintage Highland Park released by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection series. Distilled on 3rd December, it was aged in a wine cask for 22 years before being bottled on 2nd July 2013. This is a rare example of full term wine cask maturation for Highland Park, we can't wait to try it ourselves.
£118.00 Inc. VAT
(£98.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A 1996 vintage Caol Ila bottled by Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection series. Distilled on 3rd September, it was matured in a pair of hogsheads for 17 years before being bottled on 27th November 2013.
£64.45 Inc. VAT
(£53.71 Ex. VAT)
January '14 19th Sunday

Just in - a plethora of new independent bottlings from Gordon & Macphail and both Douglas and Hunter Laing.

70cl / 48.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1992 vintage Ardbeg released by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series. Aged for 21 years in cask 10065 before being bottled in October 2013.
£425.00 Inc. VAT
(£354.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 59.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 2001 vintage Caol Ila released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as park of their Cask Strength Series. This was aged for 12 years in a pair of refill sherry casks before being bottled at 59.8% in September 2013.
£55.75 Inc. VAT
(£46.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 59.2%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 2001 vintage Caol Ila released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as park of their Cask Strength Series. This was aged for 12 years in a pair of refill sherry casks before being bottled at 59.2% in November 2013.
£55.75 Inc. VAT
(£46.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 1999 vintage Caperdonich released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range of bottlings in 2013.
£44.25 Inc. VAT
(£36.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58.1%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Hunter Laing
A 1977 vintage Strathclyde released by independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Sovereign range of single grain whiskies in 2013. Older grain whiskies are really beginning to become noticed for their high quality and excellent value.
£102.00 Inc. VAT
(£85.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Single Malt Offer: Buy Any Two, Save £5
A 1998 vintage Inchgower released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range of bottlings in 2013.
£39.95 Inc. VAT
(£33.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Single Malt Offer: Buy Any Two, Save £5
A 1998 vintage Royal Brackla released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range of bottlings in 2013.
£39.95 Inc. VAT
(£33.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Single Malt Offer: Buy Any Two, Save £5
A 1999 vintage Strathmill released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range of bottlings in 2013.
£37.45 Inc. VAT
(£31.21 Ex. VAT)
January '14 17th Friday
Just arrived - a brace of Signatory bottlings as a brace of Edradours from their Straight From The Cask series.
70cl / 54.3%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A long aged single cask Caol Ila from Signatory, released as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on December 14th 1982 and bottled on November 21st 2013 after 30 years of maturation in a hogshead.
£183.00 Inc. VAT
(£152.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 1995 vintage whisky from Imperial, now closed and almost certainly soon to be demolished. This was distilled on August 21st, matured for 18 years in a pair of hogsheads and then bottled on 2nd January 2014 by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection.
£64.95 Inc. VAT
(£54.13 Ex. VAT)
50cl / 55.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A port wood finish Edradour from the Straight from the Cask series. Distilled on 23rd January 2001 and initially matured in hogsheads until 10th December 2010, the spirit was then moved to a port pipe and matured for a further 3 years, before bottling in December 2013.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
50cl / 58.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A richly coloured Edradour, finished in a red wine cask as part of its 11 years of maturation. Distilled on 28th March 2002, matured in a hogshead until 28th February 2011 and then finished in a Barolo hoggie until bottling on 9th December 2013.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
January '14 15th Wednesday
New today - the 7th release of Parker's Heritage Collection and a 21 year old single barrel release from Elijah Craig.
75cl / 45%
Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A 21 year old single barrel release from Elijah Craig. The barrel used was hand-selected by father and son master distillers Parker and Craig Beam. It's rare to see a bourbon bottled at this age, especially a single barrel offering.
£130.00 Inc. VAT
(£108.33 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 48%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon
The 2013 release of Parker's Heritage Collection. This year's is named 'Promise of Hope', with some of the proceeds going to the eponymous charity fund set up after the news that master distiller Parker Beam has been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease. The whiskey is a blend from around 100 of the master distiller's favourite barrels.

Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
January '14 13th Monday
New today - a brace of releases from Single Malts of Scotland and the much-anticipated annual release of Four Roses Small Batch, this year commemorating the distillery's 125th anniversary.
70cl / 52.3%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A 1995 vintage Speyside bottled by Speciality Drinks Ltd as part of their Single Malts of Scotland series. Aged in a sherry butt for 18 years before being bottled in October 2013.
£64.95 Inc. VAT
(£54.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A 1998 vintage Laphroaig bottled by Speciality Drinks Ltd as part of their Single Malts of Scotland series. Aged in an ex-bourbon cask for 15 years before being bottled in November 2013.
£77.95 Inc. VAT
(£64.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.6%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A very special small batch made up of selected casks distilled using three of Four Roses' ten bourbon 'recipes', with this 2013 edition marking the distillery's 125th anniversary. The whiskies used for this limited edition have been aged between 13 and 18 years old and bottled at full cask strength.
John Hansell, Whisky Advocate: 97 Points

Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
£89.95 Inc. VAT
(£74.96 Ex. VAT)
January '14 6th Monday
Just in - Glengoyne's new stunning 35 year old and a 1997 vintage Knockando.
70cl / 46.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Released at the end of 2013, this stunningly presented decanter, one of only 500 released worldwide, contains 35 year old Glengoyne. Distilled in the 1970s, this is rich and complex and comes with an individually numbered leather book detailing the distillery's history.
£2,600.00 Inc. VAT
(£2,166.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Continuing Knockando's habit of marking the vintage of their whiskies, this 15 year old was distilled in 1997 and aged in a mixture of sherry and refill bourbon casks.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
January '14 2nd Thursday
The first new addition for 2014 - Bowmore Laimrig.
70cl / 53.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Free Bowmore Darkest Chocolate!
A 15 year old bottling of Bowmore named 'Laimrig' - Scots Gaelic for pier. Finished in Spanish sherry butts, this is a rich and complex Bowmore.
£74.95 Inc. VAT
(£62.46 Ex. VAT)


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