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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 55.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Out of Stock
£210.17 Inc. VAT
(£175.14 Ex. VAT)

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February '08 29th Friday

 

70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A new release by Douglas Laing from a little-seen Speysider - only 2 percent of the distillery's 2.5 million litres a year production becomes single malt, with the rest going into Johnnie Walker. Full-bodied, sherried and spicy, just how we like our Speysides.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 25yo Port Ellen of the 1982 vintage, matured full term in a refill butt. Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range hit a really sweet spot around 2008 when this was bottled, and being from a refill butt is unusual as well. We reckon this will be pretty good.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Only a tiny fraction of Strathmill's output of over 50,000 litres per week is kept as a single malt - the majority goes into the J & B blend. This is a rare chance to see what the malt is capable of in the right cask.
£99.95 Inc. VAT
(£83.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 52.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Difficult to believe that this is from the same distillery as the unfortunate 10 yo bottling from the dark days of Seagram ownership. This is another matter altogether: rich exotic fruit, drying oak tannins and a whack of fruity rum sweetness.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A long-aged single cask Macallan from the excellent Douglas Laing Platinum series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
By my count, this is the seventy-eighth Port Ellen bottling from the various guises of Douglas Laing (including OMC, Platinum Series & McGibbons) that we have stocked since the turn of the century - an average of almost one a month. That is a phenomenal record.
Out of Stock
February '08 28th Thursday
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A follow-up to the wildly successful 1979, this Balblair 1975 is a bottling of 100% sherry casks. We are delighted that this previously-overlooked distillery is now attracting serious attention. As well as a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2008, this also won top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.

£235.00 Inc. VAT
(£195.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A bottling by Connoisseurs Choice from the Littlemill distillery, which closed in 1994 and is now demolished.
£65.35 Inc. VAT
(£54.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 61.5%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Bottled from a single American oak sherry butt, this is predictably sweeter and fuller than the other '92 cask release. An interesting contrast in styles between the two releases which showcases the versatility of the spirit from this top Japanese distillery.
Out of Stock
February '08 22nd Friday
50cl / 50.5%
Swedish Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
And here we have the new edition of the massively popular Mackmyra, Sweden's favourite (okay, only) native malt whisky. This new version is called 'Fresh Swedish Smoke' and will be the last in the Preludium series.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
February '08 15th Friday
70cl / 55.8%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Matured in bourbon barrels for 5 1/2 years before spending eighteen months in fresh casks from legendary Barolo producer Angelo Gaja.
Out of Stock
75cl / 67.4%
Straight Rye Whisky
Immensely powerful rye from Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection. This is the second release of this outstanding rye.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
February '08 11th Monday
70cl / 46.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
New bottling by Murray McDavid from Chivas's silent Speysider. This was initially aged in bourbon casks before finishing in Malmsey Madeira wood.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40.1%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray Mcdavid
A long-aged HP for Murray McDavid's Mission series. This has been matured full term in bourbon wood.
Out of Stock
70cl / 42%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
A new Lagavulin for Murray McDavid's Mission series, this is from a single Bourbon cask and, unusually, has not been finished in anything else.
Out of Stock
70cl / 41%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
An unusual Macallan that started life in Bourbon wood and ended up in Marsanne & Roussanne casks. These latter are aromatic French white grape varieties commonly found in the Rhone and the South of France.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray Mcdavid
A long-aged Speyside matured initially in bourbon cask before finishing in casks from Banyuls Grenache - a sweet red wine from the South of France.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40.3%
Murray McDavid
A vatting of casks from three Islay distilleries: Bunnahabhain 1968 in Fresh Sherry; Bowmore 1969 in Bourbon and Bruichladdich 1966 in Bourbon. There seems to be some controversy over the actual age statement on this - it is listed as a 36 year-old, but there are claims that the casks were bottled in 2002/3 meaning it could only be a 34 year-old. It also only lists 1969 on the label for some reason.
Out of Stock
February '08 10th Sunday
Author: Par Caldenby / First Refill Edition
The 2007 edition of Pär Caldenby's guide to whisky and distilleries. A highly rated and informative guide for both the beginner and expert.
£13.99
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A peated Speysider from Tomintoul, this has been bottled at 50% abv and at this price is well worth a look for peatheads looking for something a bit different.
£34.05 Inc. VAT
(£28.38 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
We assume that this new no-age-statement peated Tomintoul must be similar to the Old Ballantruan but at a reduced strength. Either way, at this price it must be worth a punt for peatheads.
£27.85 Inc. VAT
(£23.21 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A recently-introduced variant from the under-appreciated Tomintoul, this has been finished in an Oloroso sherry cask and is soft, sweet and creamy. Great value, as always with this distillery.
£33.45 Inc. VAT
(£27.88 Ex. VAT)
February '08 7th Thursday
A bumper crop of new releases from Signatory with some interesting obscurities like Glencraig (made at Glenburgie until 1981), Inverleven (made at the Dumbarton complex until 1991) and two 40 year-old Lochsides alongside a gaggle of new Port Ellens, a Brora, a brace of Caol Ilas and a heavily-sherried Springbank.  Phew!
70cl / 57.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
High hopes for this sherry cask Brora from Signatory, who have bottled some magnificent stuff for their Cask Strength series in the last few years.
Out of Stock
70cl / 49.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask cask-strength Glencraig from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional.
Out of Stock
70cl / 49.2%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask cask-strength malt from the little-seen Inverleven. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
One of a clutch of new Port Ellen releases from Signatory, this is from a single Sherry Butt.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
One of a clutch of new Port Ellen releases from Signatory, this is from a refill Sherry Butt.
£550.00 Inc. VAT
(£458.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
One of a clutch of new Port Ellen releases from Signatory, this is from a refill Butt.
£550.00 Inc. VAT
(£458.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
One of a clutch of new Port Ellen releases from Signatory, this is from a single Hogshead.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask cask-strength Caol Ila from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Another ancient Caol Ila from Signatory. This little beauty picked up a Silver Medal and the Trophy for 'Supreme Peated Malt Award (Ultra Premium)' at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2007.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.4%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
An ancient Lochside from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional.
Out of Stock
70cl / 47.3%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Another ancient Lochside from Signatory - this one is from the next door cask to the previous one, but please don't ask us which is better. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional.
Out of Stock
70cl / 53.9%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A mahogany Springbank from a single Sherry Butt. This should be awesome.
Out of Stock
February '08 6th Wednesday
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A new single cask release from Ben Nevis, this is from the same batch of sherry casks as the excellent 10 yo cask-strength of a few years ago.
Out of Stock
75cl / 72.4%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
'BEST AMERICAN WHISKEY IN THE WORLD - World Whiskies Awards 2008'

The latest release from Buffalo Trace of Jim Murray's favourite bourbon, and it's clearly as good as ever. Already a cult bourbon after only a few years, the Stagg just seems to go from strength to strength.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.95%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Another hugely potent bourbon from Buffalo Trace, this Weller is aged for at least seven years and is bottled at cask strength.
£175.00 Inc. VAT
(£145.83 Ex. VAT)


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