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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 48.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Out of Stock
£360.00 Inc. VAT
(£300.00 Ex. VAT)

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April '09 24th Friday

A very exciting new launch from our sister company Speciality Drinks Ltd...

Introducing: Port Askaig!!

"The single malts of Islay are arguably Scotland’s most talked about whiskies and are recognised for their sweet, fruity flavours and smoky, peaty character. Port Askaig, Speciality Drinks’ new range of single Islay malt whiskies, achieves the perfect balance of these flavours and embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people.

The range has been developed to appeal to the novice whisky drinker while meeting the demands of the most discerning of whisky connoisseurs. Speciality Drinks have selected what they consider to be the most perfectly balanced Islay single malt and created a range that they believe will become recognised as a true Islay classic.

Each expression within the range, from the youthful yet powerful Cask Strength, to the perfectly-balanced 17 year old and the elegant and refined 25 Year Old, is bottled in limited batches each expected to last approximately one year. While recognising that each bottling will vary, the aim is to achieve a consistency of quality and character over time. To ensure each whisky maintains its original flavour and character, the whiskies are not chill-filtered and no colouring is added.

In a world of change and innovation, there is still a place for the tried and tested approach. The traditional yet contemporary look of the packaging and expert cask selection will ensure Port Askaig can stand side by side with Islay’s more established brands. Remaining true to the practice of the early 1900’s, we bottle Port Askaig 17 & 25 year old at Imperial 80 proof (today’s 45.8%vol) and Cask Strength at Imperial 100 proof (57.1%vol)."

How exciting, eh?  You can read Tim F's tasting notes on the Port Askaig 17yo here on the TWE Blog

70cl / 57.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A cask strength version of Port Askaig, the new range of single Islay malts from Speciality Drinks. Fresh and exuberant, with coal, lemon and honey all battling for supremacy.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Port Askaig is terrific Islay single malt bottled by our sister company Speciality Drinks. This 17 year-old has a sumptuous balance of smoke, citrus and sweetness - dangerously more-ish for the Islay fans among us.
£89.95 Inc. VAT
(£74.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
This Port Askaig 25yo is a medium-bodied elder statesman, with the oak rounding out delicious citrus flavours. Best appreciated with a drop of water.
£185.00 Inc. VAT
(£154.17 Ex. VAT)
April '09 22nd Wednesday

Phew!  A massive batch of new releases with some real stars in the bunch. 

First up, we have two things released in tribute to the late, great, Michael Jackson:  this book of new writing on whisky and beer compiled by Ian Buxton and featuring the likes of Dave Broom, John Hansell and Charlie MacLean is essential reading for fans of the grain.  All the profits are going to the Parkinson's Disease Society.  We also have a liquid tribute to MJ as well, in the form of a blend of his tasting samples produced in association with Doug McIvor from our friends at Berry Bros and Whisky magazine. 

On to the rest of this malty cornucopia.  As well as some choice new selections from Douglas Laing, we've got a flight of Arrans finished in fortified wine casks, the new Yoichi 20 year old, the welcome return of Glenglassaugh and two of the most sought-after malts so far this year - Springbank 18 year-old and the peatiest Ardbeg ever: Supernova.  You can read our own Tim F's tasting notes for the Supernova here on the TWE Blog.

 

Ian Buxton
A collection of writings on whisky and beer published to honour the memory of Michael Jackson. With contributions from the most respected experts in both fields and all profits going to the Parkinson's Disease Society, there's just no excuse not to buy it.
£12.99
70cl / 43%
Blended Scotch Whisky
Berry Brothers & Rudd
A blend made up using some of the sample bottles from Michael Jackson's collection. A proportion of the profits raised will go to The Parkinson's Disease Society.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A new 1993 vintage Tullibardine single malt finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry wood.
Out of Stock
70cl / 61.5%
Single Grain Whisky
Dewar Rattray
A Dewar Rattray bottling of the very rarely-seen Port Dundas single grain whisky. This is from 1991 and has been bottled at full cask strength.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Irish Single Malt Whiskey
A noticeably darker colour for this special sherry-finished Tyrconnell single malt from the Cooley distillery. Bottled at the ideal strength of 46%, this picked up a well-deserved gong at the World Whisky Awards 2010.


World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Irish Single Malt Sherry Finished
£64.95 Inc. VAT
(£54.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Irish Single Malt Whiskey
Another special new Tyrconnell 10 year-old, this time finished in ex-Madeira casks. The last bottling of this received 95 points and won Irish Whiskey of the Year in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2008.
£64.95 Inc. VAT
(£54.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special edition Arran, finished in a Fino sherry cask (from the splendid Valdespino producer) for nine months after an initial 8 years ageing in traditional casks.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A cask strength Arran, matured for eight years in traditional oak casks, before a finishing period of 10 months in casks previously containing the fortifed Portugese dessert wine Moscatel de Setubal.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.8%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special edition cask strength Arran, matured in traditional oak before a finishing period in Marsala casks.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special edition of Arran, matured for eight years in traditional oak before a finishing period of 10 months in Madeira casks.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A new bottling of Bruichladdich 1989 au naturel, having been matured only in a refill hogshead and bottled by Douglas Laing without finishing in casks from Chateau de Whatever.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A single cask bottling of the little-seen Braeval (aka Braes of Glenlivet), recently back in production after six years of silence between 2002 and 2008. This is from the 1990 vintage and was finished in a red wine cask.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.1%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A cask strength Highland Park 1978, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection at thirty years old - this should be terrific.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A Laphroaig 1992 bottled by Douglas Laing from a single refill butt for the Old Malt Cask series.
£79.95 Inc. VAT
(£66.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A single cask Laphroaig 1993 bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range at 15 years old.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A thirty year-old Port Ellen bottled by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection. This is from the 1978 vitnage and has been bottled at cask strength.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.8%
Single Grain Whisky
An incredibly old grain whisky from Caledonian, bottled by Douglas Laing under their Clan Denny rubric.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Inchfad is a heavily-peated whisky made at the Loch Lomond distillery. This single cask expression is from the 2001 vintage and was matured in American Oak.
£31.95 Inc. VAT
(£26.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
A mystery single malt from Adelphi independent bottlers, Fascadale 10yo bears a striking resemblance to a certain rugged favourite from the Isle of Skye...
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The rebirth of Glenglassaugh after a hibernation that has lasted since 1986. This 21yo must therefore be slightly older than 21.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A suitably smart packaging job for the release of this Glenglassaugh 30yo. Let's hope it's worth the wait!
£399.00 Inc. VAT
(£332.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 44.6%
Distillery Bottling
This new official Glenglassaugh 40 year-old comes in the same decanter as the 30yo, with the addition of two smart crystal tumblers. Welcome back, Glenglassaugh!
Whisky Bible 2010: Single Malt of the Year (35-40 Years); 96 Points
Out of Stock
70cl / 59.98%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bottled from cask 1796 (re-racked from American oak into a sherry cask) to celebrate William Delme Evans, a former distillery manager who designed the new Isle of Jura distillery in 1958. This is the second edition of this bottling.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55%
A follow up to the incredible Nikka 1987 vintage 20yo that won the World's Best Single Malt at last year's World Whiskies Awards, this 1988 is a full-strength mix of both light and heavily-peated whiskies from new oak, refill casks, bourbon barrel and sherry butts - sounds phenomenal.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A smart gift set of the Knockando 21yo complete with two branded Glencairn tasting glasses in a heavy wooden box. Nice.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Awaited with feverish anticipation, this 18 year-old Springbank is finally here, and it's a treat. Muscular and assertive, with a big sherry presence (80% of the casks used were ex-sherry) and a noticeable waft of smoke.
£175.00 Inc. VAT
(£145.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Supernova has been a phenomenon since the Advance Committee Release sold out in a matter of hours back in January 2009. This is the peatiest Ardbeg ever at over 100ppm. Get 'em while they're hot.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.

Whisky Bible 2010: Scotch Whisky of the Year; Second Finest Whisky in the World; 97 points
£275.00 Inc. VAT
(£229.17 Ex. VAT)
April '09 14th Tuesday
A bountiful crop of cask-strength independent bottlings of rare and interesting distilleries by two top-quality bottlers, Signatory and Dewar Rattray.  With rarely-seen distilleries such as Braes of Glenlivet, Banff and Glencadam lining up alongside crowd favourites like Dalmore and Clynelish, there's something for everyone in this bunch.
70cl / 54.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A cask strength Signatory bottling of a single hogshead of extinct Speyside single malt Banff, distilled in 1980 and bottled in January 2009.
Out of Stock
70cl / 60.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dewar Rattray
A cask-strength Dewar Rattray bottling of a single cask of the little-seen Braes of Glenlivet single malt (aka Braeval) from 1989.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.4%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dewar Rattray
A single sherry hogshead of Dufftown single malt from 1976, bottled at full cask strength by Dewar Rattray.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dewar Rattray
A single sherry cask of Mortlach from 1991, bottled in 2007 by Dewar Rattray at full cask strength.
Out of Stock
70cl / 62.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dewar Rattray
A cask-strength Tamdhu 1990, bottled at an impressive 62.9% by Dewar Rattray from a single bourbon cask at the end of 2007.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A cask-strength Signatory bottling of a single refill butt of Clynelish 1973 single malt, bottled at 33 years old.
Out of Stock
70cl / 60.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A cask-strength bottling of a single sherry butt of Dalmore 1990 from Signatory.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.6%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single sherry cask of the little-known Glencadam single malt, this is from the 1989 vintage and has been bottled by Signatory at cask strength.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.3%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Bottled from a single hogshead, this Glen Garioch 1990 is another impressive addition to Signatory's Cask Strength collection.
Out of Stock
70cl / 44.2%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A Glen Scotia 1974 from a single bourbon barrel, bottled at full strength by Signatory for their Cask Strength collection.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.2%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A Signatory cask strength bottling of Glenturret single malt from 1985, bottled in February 2009 at 22 years old.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A Signatory bottling of Mortlach 1988 from a single sherry cask, bottled at full strength in late 2008.
Out of Stock


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