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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 51.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
£810.00 Inc. VAT
(£675.00 Ex. VAT)

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February '12 29th Wednesday

Some new arrivals!

70cl / 43%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Private Cellar
A long aged grain whisky from Invergordon, distilled in 1964 and bottled 45 years later in 2009.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A replacement for the now defunct 1994 vintage, this 1998 from The Glenrothes is described as having citrus notes with rich vanilla and cinnamon.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 43%
Tennessee Whiskey
A litre bottle of the twelfth in Jack Daniel's Scenes from Lynchburg series, and has a lovely picture of an old fire engine on the front. As with other bottlings in this series, this has been released at the slightly higher strength of 43%.
£79.95 Inc. VAT
(£66.63 Ex. VAT)
February '12 28th Tuesday
Some new bottlings from Bladnoch, Convalmore and Douglas Laing!
70cl / 51.4%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 20 year old single cask whisky from Bladnoch, distilled on the 19th of December 1990 and bottled at a suitably punch strength of 51.4%.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A single cask bottling of 19 year old whisky from Bladnoch, distilled on 15th July 1992 and bottled on 2nd November 2011 after maturing in a sherry butt.
£49.05 Inc. VAT
(£40.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 53.6%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 9 year old Bladnoch single cask whisky, with the twist that in contrast to their regular style this was made with lightly peated barley. It was distilled on December 2nd 2001 and bottled almost 10 years later 29th November 2011.
£38.95 Inc. VAT
(£32.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 49.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 20 year old single cask Bunnahabhain bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their shiny Directors' Cut range. Distilled in December 1991 and bottled in December 2011 after sitting in a refill hogshead.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1977 vintage whisky from the increasingly well known distillery of Glenacadam, revitalised in the early 2000s by Angus Dundee. This has matured for 34 years in a sherry butt, as you can guess from it's impressive natural colour.
£230.00 Inc. VAT
(£191.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.1%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A relatively young entry in the Douglas Laing Platinum range, with only 21 years on the clock for this whisky from Glenrothes. However, it has come from a sherry hogshead with an outturn of only 94 bottles - a rare dram which probably has a story behind it...
£185.00 Inc. VAT
(£154.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scott's Selection
A 1975 vintage Convalmore bottled by Scott's Selection in 2007. You don't see many bottlings from Convalmore, which closed in 1985 and has since been dismantled.
Out of Stock
February '12 27th Monday
Highland Park 21 year old back at 47.5%? Yay!
70cl / 47.5%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 2012 re-release of Highland Park 21 back at its old strength of 47.5% after a few years of languishing at a lower strength due to stock shortages. This has been much sought after in the travel retail sector and it's good to see it back on our shelves again. Absolutely terrific stuff.
£135.00 Inc. VAT
(£112.50 Ex. VAT)
February '12 21st Tuesday
It's here...but for how long?  Better be quick if you want one, we haven't got very much.
70cl / 46%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 2012 release of Springbank's increasingly legendary 21 year old. We weren't sure if it would ever reappear but here it is, complete with shiny gold box. We don't expect it to last long...
ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
Out of Stock
February '12 20th Monday
A pair of not-strictly-new bottlings from Murray McDavid today.
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
A 10 year old Bowmore bottled by Murray McDavid. Distilled in 1999 and finished in sweet Sauternes wine casks from Chateau d'Yquem.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
An old Murray McDavid bottling of Cragganmore 1993, enhanced by finishing in Côte Rotie Syrah casks from Guigal, the Rhône's finest producer.
Out of Stock
February '12 17th Friday
A new version of Glenmorangie's Nectar d'Or today, aged for a few more years than their previous edition.
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A longer aged version of Glenmoragnie's Nectar d'Or, harking back to the days of the their 15 year old Sauternes finish without a fancy name.
£69.95 Inc. VAT
(£58.29 Ex. VAT)
February '12 15th Wednesday
A pair of anticipated bottlings, although rather different. First up is Springbank's small cask aged Rundlets & Kilderkins, 10 years old and packed full of flavour. To follow is a more elegant and significantly older release from Dalmore - Astrum. Sherry finished and using all of Dalmore's considerable knowledge of matching old spirit to excellent Gonzalez Byass casks.
70cl / 49.4%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An interesting experimental release from the folks at Springbank - distilled in November 2001 and bottled in January 2012 after maturation in Rundlets and Kilderkins, which are small 60 and 80 litre casks. It's therefore had lots of wood contact over its 10 years and combined with Springbank's regular rustic charm it's a bit good. Noticeable smoke, brine & an oily texture.
£58.75 Inc. VAT
(£48.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 42%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another impressive bottling from the folks at Dalmore, matured for almost four decades in bourbon casks before a final 18 month stint in 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem sherry casks. It's named for the latin word for 'Constellation' and is certainly rather shiny.
IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
£3,500.00 Inc. VAT
(£2,916.67 Ex. VAT)
February '12 14th Tuesday
A pair of Glenlivets today that we've been waiting for - Helios and Josie. We've also got the latest vintage of Royal Lochnagar's Distillers Edition and, just in time for Valentine's Day, a celebration decanter from Famous Grouse.
70cl / 50.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very rare single cask Glenlivet from the 1991 vintage, Helios was matured in a second fill hogshead that yielded just 307 bottles. Glenlivet Helios has been bottled at its full cask strength without chill-filtration. Described as sweet, with tropical fruits on the nose and palate. 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
£225.00 Inc. VAT
(£187.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very rare single cask Glenlivet from the 1994 vintage, Josie takes its name from Glenlivet's underground spring and was matured in a first fill sherry butt that yielded 464 bottles. Glenlivet Josie has been bottled at its full cask strength without chill-filtration. Described as having raisin & fruitcake aromas, with flavours of almonds & marmalade. 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 2010 edition of the Royal Lochnagar entry in Diageo's Distillers Edition range of whiskies. This one was finished in casks that previous contained well aged muscat wine, adding a floral richness to the spirit.
£54.45 Inc. VAT
(£45.38 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special edition Famous Grouse decanter, made by Wade, in celebration of the whisky's 30th year of being Scotland's biggest seller.
£90.35 Inc. VAT
(£75.29 Ex. VAT)
February '12 9th Thursday
A bunch of things from the folks at Douglas Laing today - one more Old Malt Cask and some more entries in their rather shiny looking Old & Rare Platinum Selection.
70cl / 52.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 32 year old Macallan bottled in 2011 by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection. Distilled in 1979 and matured in a refill sherry butt.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1991 vintage Ardbeg bottled by the folks at Douglas Laing as part of their rather shiny Platinum Selection. Matured in a refill hogshead and bottled in November 2011.
£345.00 Inc. VAT
(£287.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 53.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 33 year old whisky from Bunnahabhain, distilled in December 1979 and bottled in December 2011 by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection range. It's a small outturn of 172 bottles, despite sitting in a sherry butt for its entire life.
£217.00 Inc. VAT
(£180.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 17 year old sherry cask matured whisky from Douglas Laing. Distilled in September 1994 and bottled in December 2011 as part of the Old Malt Cask range.
£66.45 Inc. VAT
(£55.38 Ex. VAT)
February '12 8th Wednesday
A pair of newbies from Benriach today - both 17 years old, both peated, one finished in port casks, the other not: the much feted Solstice Edition 2 and Septendecim. Also an interesting Balvenie, a sherried Bowmore, and an older than usual Cardhu.
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An entry in the latin(-ish) named range from Benriach, stepping up from their 10 year old Curiositas with a 17 year old version of their peated Speyside dram. They say it harks back to the older peaty styles of Speyside whisky, we just say it's rather tasty.
£48.95 Inc. VAT
(£40.79 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second edition of the well received Solstice from Benriach, their port finished heavily peated single malt. This has spent an extra couple of years in cask compared to the first edition.
£58.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A limited edition Balvenie release, originally produced for the French market. This continues in the tradition of their Golden Cask and uses Cuban rum casks to finish the whisky for a total of 14 years of maturation.
£63.35 Inc. VAT
(£52.79 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
A young 2000 vintage Bowmore matured in sherry casks. Despite its young age it's picked up a good chunk of colour from the cask.
£39.75 Inc. VAT
(£33.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A longer aged whisky from Cardhu, staying in the cask for 18 years for a richer and more complex flavour.
£71.95 Inc. VAT
(£59.96 Ex. VAT)
February '12 7th Tuesday
A rather special whisky from Loch Lomond today - the oldest whisky they've ever released. We've also got a Director's Cut bottling from Douglas Laing, a couple of their new Old Malt Casks and a new batch of releases from Berry Brothers & Rudd.
70cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
At its appearance at the end of 2011 this was the oldest single malt whisky ever released by Loch Lomond. Distilled by distillery manager of the day Duncan Thomas and then matured onsite for almost 45 years before bottling.
£175.00 Inc. VAT
(£145.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 52.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1990 vintage Macallan bottled by Douglas Laing for their prestigious Directors' Cut range. Distilled in February of that year and bottled almost 21 and a half years later in August 2011 after maturing in a refill hogshead.
£131.00 Inc. VAT
(£109.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A Caol Ila from Douglas Laing, distilled in May 1995 and bottled in December 2011 after sitting in refill hogshead for 16 years. this expression scored a whopping 94 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013.
£68.45 Inc. VAT
(£57.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1999 vintage Laproaig from Douglas Laing, matured in refill hogsheads for 12 years and bottled in 2011 under the Old Malt Cask label.
£61.75 Inc. VAT
(£51.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Brothers & Rudd
A 1991 vintage whisky from Auchroisk, bottled by veteran spirits experts Berry Brother's and Rudd. This was bottled in 2011 at a solid cask strength of 54.6%.
£57.45 Inc. VAT
(£47.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
Another beautifully dark sherried Bunnahabhain from Berry Brother's and Rudd, showing off their excelling stock of casks. This one was laid down in 1990 and bottled in 2011 at cask strength after over 20 years of maturation.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
A Berry's release of 28 year old single cask whisky from Caol Ila, distilled in 1982 and bottled in 2011 at cask strength.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
A single cask bottling of 1983 vintage Caol Ila from veteran wine and spirits merchant Berry Brothers & Rudd. This was matured for 28 years and bottled in 2011. Scored 90 Points with Serge Valentin, Whisky Fun.
£99.45 Inc. VAT
(£82.88 Ex. VAT)
February '12 6th Monday

To go with last week's Japanese arrival we also have this selection from the folk at Nikka - a Miyagikyo and a Yoichi as well as a pair of Coffey still whiskies.

70cl / 57%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 1988 vintage whisky from the seldom seen (outside of Japan at least) Miyagikyo distillery. Distilled on February 1st and bottled on the 25th of August 2011.
This is restricted to one bottle per customer
Out of Stock
70cl / 57%
Japanese Grain Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A single cask coffey still grain whisky from Nikka in Japan. Distilled on December 7th 1997 and bottled on the 27th of August 2011.
This is restricted to one bottle per customer
Out of Stock
70cl / 62%
Japanese Grain Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An interesting 1998 vintage whisky from Nikka. Made using malted barley but then distilled in a continuous Coffey still, the type usually used in making grain whisky. This was distilled on September 29th and bottled on August 30th 2011.
This is restricted to one bottle per customer
Out of Stock
70cl / 63%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 1991 vintage whisky from Nikka's Yoichi distillery, situated on Hokkaido, Japan's northern major island. It was distilled on February 25th and bottled on August 24th 2011.
This is restricted to one bottle per customer
£299.00 Inc. VAT
(£249.17 Ex. VAT)
February '12 3rd Friday
Today we've got a rogue Daily Dram bottling that was missed out of our most recent batch - an excellent 38 year old Macduff.
70cl / 47.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Daily Dram
A 38 year old from Macduff, the distillery whose whisky is usually known as as Glen Deveron, bottled by the Daily Dram in 2011.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
February '12 2nd Thursday

Some very exciting new things today:

First up we have Chichibu the First - the first single malt whisky from Ichiro Akuto's distillery. Long awaited, after many peeks into his maturing casks via the Newborn range, and really rather good.

Next we have an incredible whisky - a 1981 Karuizawa single cask, bottled for exclusively The Whisky Exchange. This is another we've been waiting on for a while, but it's finally here and everything we hoped for.

And finally another exclusive - a single cask 100 proof Rittenhouse Rye. We chose the cask and we chose well: it's a big and spicy rye that's great on it's own or in a classic cocktail. A bit of a triumph.

70cl / 61.8%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A long awaited release from Ichiro Akuto's Chichibu distillery - their first whisky, aged for three years. It was a hit at the 2011 Whisky Show and the slow boat from Japan finally deposited it on our shores in early 2012.
£110.00 Inc. VAT
(£91.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57.5%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
A sensational Karuizawa from the famed 1981 vintage, this fantastic cask strength dram has been fully matured in a first fill sherry cask. Deep, rich and complex, with a wonderful mix of sweet and savoury aromas and flavours, this exceptional cask will further cement Karuizawa's reputation as Japan's finest distillery.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Straight Rye Whiskey
Distillery Bottling
A special release of Rittenhouse's excellent 100 proof rye whiskey, bottled from a single cask and selected by us here at The Whisky Exchange. It's got the big spicy rye punch that you'd expect and is eminently drinkable both neat, over ice or as the base for any number of classic cocktails.
Out of Stock
February '12 1st Wednesday
A top new blend from Cutty Sark today - aged for 25 years and very nicely presented.
70cl / 46.5%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A 25 year old blended whisky from the folks at Cutty Sark, released to celebrate Burns Night 2012. It's named for one of Burns's most famous poems, the fairly epic Tam O'Shanter, a tale of staying too late in the pub and the ghostly visions that Tam saw on the way home.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)


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