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70cl / 48%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)

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April '10 22nd Thursday
The last of this week's epic crop of new releases - so if you've been keeping your powder dry, now's the time to act.  We've more great new indie releases from Perfect Dram and Whisky Agency, plus a small flock of Macallans, a brace of Bunnahabhains, the odd Port Ellen and Rosebank and the cutest mini we've seen for some time.  Enjoy...
5cl / 48.3%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A miniature of the superb Highland Park 40yo, winner of World's Best New Release at the World Whisky Awards in 2009. As you'd expect, the presentation is excellent in a dinky - but very smart - wooden box.
£84.95 Inc. VAT
(£70.79 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A cask strength distillery bottling of Ben Nevis 12yo from the 1996 vintage. This is another single cask bottled for Swedish whisky society TKS and, as with their previous port wood bottling, this has been re-racked - this time into a fresh bourbon cask.
£73.85 Inc. VAT
(£61.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ian Macleod
Bottled at full strength from what seems likely to have been a pretty active sherry butt, this 30yo Bunnahabhain 1979 looks destined to be another hit for Ian Macleod's Chieftain's series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 49%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
A 32yo Bunnahabhain 1976 bottled at full strength by Murray McDavid for their Mission series. The casks used were fino sherry, before a finishing period in Sauternes casks from Chateau d'Yquem, the ultimate dessert wine.
Out of Stock
70cl / 53.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Perfect Dram
A cask strength 27yo Clynelish 1982, bottled from a single bourbon hogshead by indie bottlers The Perfect Dram. The tagline for this one is "wet leather, citrus scent and beeswax", which sounds about right. This should be pretty tasty. 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER ONLY.
Out of Stock
100cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 1824 Collection is a range of Macallans released for the travel retail market. The Select Oak edition is a complex combination of first-fill European oak casks seasoned with oloroso sherry, and American oak casks seasoned with either oloroso sherry or bourbon.
£52.35 Inc. VAT
(£43.63 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 42.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition has been personally crafted by the distillery's manager, Bob Dalgarno, from a mix of sherry and bourbon casks and bottled at his preferred drinking strength of 42.8%. The 1824 Collection is a range of Macallans released for the travel retail market.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The Macallan Estate Reserve draws on casks selected for maximum intensity and depth of flavours, including some sherry-seasoned hogsheads, and has been bottled at the traditional strength of 80 UK prooof (45.7%). The 1824 Collection is a range of Macallans released for the travel retail market.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Murray McDavid
A 17yo Macallan 1992 from Murray McDavid, the independent bottling arm of Bruichladdich. Perhaps surprisingly, this has been bottled direct from sherry casks, without any wine finishing, and as such is expected to sell pretty quickly.
£83.45 Inc. VAT
(£69.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Agency
A long-aged bourbon hogshead of Fettercairn 1975 bottled at 100 UK proof for indie bottlers The Whisky Agency. Bottled at its (quite impressive) natural colour, and unchilfiltered.
Out of Stock
150cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Silver Seal
An absurdly rare magnum (yes, 1.5L magnum!) of 26yo Port Ellen 1982, bottled by Silver Seal for the Italian market at 50% abv. Just 30 (yes, thirty!) of these were produced, bottled in May 2009.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 62.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Agency
This Port Ellen 1982 has been bottled at its extraordinary natural strength (62.6% for a 27yo whisky?!), from an ex-bourbon hogshead by indie bottlers The Whisky Agency. We're not expecting this one to stay on the shelves very long. 1 PER CUSTOMER.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A refill hogshead of Rosebank 1990 from Douglas Laing, part of the Old Malt Cask range. Sweet and fruity with lemon zest and delicate smoke - very interesting.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ian Macleod
A real treat here - a cask-strength 40yo Springbank 1968 bottled for the Chieftain's range from a single Oloroso sherry butt. This is a phenomenal whisky - hats off to Ian Macleod for digging this up.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 44.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Agency
A very long-aged Strathisla 1967, bottled in 2009 at 42 years old from a single bourbon hogshead by The Whisky Agency at its natural cask strength of 44.5%.
Out of Stock
April '10 21st Wednesday

I did warn you there was a lot of new stuff this week - look at this lot!

We've got a dram for a good cause from Dalmore, the new Boutique barrels from Isle of Jura, a contender for the best-value distillery-bottled 40yo ever from Glenfarclas, a clutch of single cask Glengoynes, the small matter of the third release from Kilchoman, some awesome old vintages from Highland Park, the recent Nadurra Triumph and a very generous smattering of old favourites and hidden treasures from some of the best independent bottlers out there. Surely enough malty goodness to make your average whisky nut blow a gasket.

Unbelieveably, though, we're still not finished yet!  Stay tuned for even more great new stuff later this week.

70cl / 49.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
A very rare single cask expression of reclusive Speysider Aultmore, one of Diageo's lesser-known distilleries. This 1974 expression has been bottled by Adelphi at full cask strength from an American oak barrel that yielded just 101 bottles.
Out of Stock
75cl / 50%
Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
An extraordinary single barrel of Rittenhouse Rye 25yo from Heaven Hill, bottled at 50% to give its deep, rich spiciness a little extra oomph.
£186.00 Inc. VAT
(£155.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 41.2%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
A marriage of two European oak butts, this ancient Bunnahabhain 1968 has been bottled by Adelphi in the nick of time, at the natural cask strength of 41.2%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Perfect Dram
A cask-strength Clynelish 1982 from a single bourbon hogshead, this has been bottled at 27 years old by modestly-monikered indie bottlers The Perfect Dram.
Out of Stock
70cl / 49.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Agency
A single 1983 hogshead bottled by The Whisky Agency from the extremely rare Coleburn, a Speyside distillery closed by Diageo in 1985 and dismantled a decade later. Coleburn was never bottled in its lifetime, with the only official bottling a Rare Malts version released in 2000.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The first edition of Dalmore's Dee Dram raised £35k towards conservation of the river - this is the second edition and is now part of an expanded Rivers Collection including the Tay, Tweed and Spey with the aim of raising up to £400k. Matured in a combination of bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, this is a worthy dram indeed.
£49.95 Inc. VAT
(£41.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 49.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Agency
This single cask, full strength 1981 Glendullan from the Whisky Agency will be hoping to take advantage of the increased awareness of the distillery following its recent transformation by owners Diageo from a supplier of blend-fodder into the flagship of its Singleton range in the USA.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A remarkably well-priced 40yo from Glenfarclas range; simply-packaged just like the distillery's standard bottlings, and bottled at a perfect drinking strength of 46%. A 40yo sherried Speyside designed for drinking rather than sitting on a mantlepiece or in a display cabinet - bravo. Awarded a very well-merited Gold Medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2010.
£294.00 Inc. VAT
(£245.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A rare old single cask Glengoyne 1994, bottled at full strength in 2006 after finishing in a claret cask. Lovely colour, this.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.3%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A full strength Glengoyne 1994, bottled in 2007 after finishing in a single Manzanilla sherry cask. Manzanilla is a lighter, nuttier style of sherry than the hugely sweet, sticky Oloroso more often associated with sherry cask whiskies. This should be very interesting.
Out of Stock
70cl / 44.6%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bottled in 2008, this 1996 Glengoyne has been finished in casks that formerly held sweet Madeira wine, before bottling at its natural strength of 44.6%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A cask strength Glengoyne 1997 bottled from a single ex-bourbon hogshead at 11 years old for the 2008 Oslo Whisky Festival. This should be very tasty.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48.1%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
An old whisky from a relatively young distillery - Glenallachie was built in the late 1960s, so this 1972 36yo dates from fairly early in their history. It's rare to see an indie Glenallachie, as most of the spirit is kept by owners Chivas for their many blended whiskies.
Out of Stock
70cl / 49.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
The lesser-spotted Glenlossie makes an appearance here under Berry Bros' indie bottling label. Glenlossie is so highly rated by blenders that less than 1% of its production is kept as single malt. This 1975 single cask has been bottled at full strength after well over 30 years in the wood.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A vintage edition of the hugely popular Glenlivet Nadurra. This special version has been made with a single barley variety, Triumph (hence the name), and has been composed exclusively using malt from the 1991 vintage, bottled at 48%. As with other Nadurras, this Glenlivet has been neither coloured nor chill-filtered.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
100cl / 40%
Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
A litre of Famous Grouse's grain whisky Snow Grouse, designed to be served very cold from the freezer.
Out of Stock
70cl / 42.2%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bottled in 2009 from two refill hogsheads, this Highland Park 1964 is the inaugural release in the distillery's Orcadian Vintage series. The packaging for this series is spectacular, with a heavy oak box featuring Viking design marquetry wood inlays and a handcrafted silver amulet on the front. Just 290 bottles of this stunning Highland Park have been released.
£3,825.00 Inc. VAT
(£3,187.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.6%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A mix of seven hogsheads and one butt (all refill casks), Highland Park 1968 is the second in the distilery's Orcadian Vintage series. The packaging for this series is spectacular, with a heavy oak box featuring Viking design marquetry wood inlays and a handcrafted silver amulet on the front.
£2,225.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,854.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.6%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Agency
A rare bourbon-matured Highland Park, this is from the 1985 vintage and has been bottled at full strength from a single hogshead by independent bottlers The Whisky Agency.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
This Jura 1993 is part of the distillery's 'Boutique Barrels' series of single casks, bottled at full cask strength. This 'Sherry Ji' edition has been finished in Oloroso sherry butts.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels
£78.65 Inc. VAT
(£65.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.5%
Distillery Bottling
Special Offer: £10 Off!! (was £70.65)
This Jura 1995 is part of the distillery's 'Boutique Barrels' series of single casks, bottled at full cask strength. This 'Bourbon Jo' edition has been finished in 'small batch bourbon cask', according to the label.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels
£60.65 Inc. VAT
(£50.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
This Isle of Jura 1999 is part of the distillery's 'Boutique Barrels' series of single casks, bottled at full cask strength. This 'Bourbon Xu' edition has been been heavily-peated, and for that reason (plus it's the cheapest), we reckon it'll be the first to sell out.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels
£60.65 Inc. VAT
(£50.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A Spring 2010 release from Kilchoman, Islay's new kid on the block. This is the third release of single malt from the distillery and has been matured for 3 years in a combination of fresh and refill bourbon barrels and finished for 3.5 months in active Oloroso sherry butts.
Maximum two bottles per customer!
£89.95 Inc. VAT
(£74.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 47.4%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A very special single cask release of Longmorn 1971, bottled at full strength in 2009 for the famous Limburg whisky festival. Just 190 bottles were retrieved from cask 4812.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Perfect Dram
Bottled by indie bottlers The Perfect Dram from a single ex-bourbon hogshead, this cask-strength Longmorn 1976 is subtitled "Preserved fruits with Mango mash". Sounds good to us.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
An interesting 14yo cask strength Macallan 1995, bottled by Adelphi from what they believe to have been an American oak sherry hogshead. The taste is described as 'creamy caramel toffees, then a treacle-toffee bitterness'.
Out of Stock
April '10 20th Tuesday
More new stuff - we've had a lot of new arrivals this week.  Stay tuned for (much) more tomorrow.
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
A truly old-fashioned Clynelish in the classic Highland style, this 37yo is oaky and spicy with ample Clynelish beeswax and a warming, dry finish. Bottled for TWE's 10th Anniversary.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second 'Icons of Arran' bottling is a 1997 vintage adorned with a rowan tree, believed to ward off evil spirits. Rich and spicy with a touch of pepper on the finish.
£43.45 Inc. VAT
(£36.21 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57.7%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A full strength bottling of Arran 1996 from a single sherry cask. Produced soon after the distillery was founded, these early distillates are now fully mature, and have proven extremely popular.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.7%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A young Arran from the 2005 vintage, this single cask bourbon-matured malt is unusual for Arran in that it's been peated. Young, peaty whisky? Pah! It'll never work (joke). Bottled at cask strength in the distillery's smart packaging, we expect this one to fly.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A single cask of Balblair 1988, a welcome addition to the distillery's range of quality vintage single malts. Bottled at its impressively massive full strength of 60.7%
£126.00 Inc. VAT
(£105.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bottled in January 2010, this Ben Nevis 1984 was originally matured in bourbon barrels for just shy of 14 years, before being re-racked into fresh sherry butts for a further (nearly) 12 years. That's proper double maturation and no mistake.
Out of Stock
100cl / 45%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A litre bottle of Ezra Brooks black label, which is bottled at 90 proof (45% for no-US types). Ezra Brooks is made by Heaven Hill distillery.
Out of Stock
75cl / 50%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Golden Anniversary is the third of the Parker's Heritage Collection bourbons that we've had here at TWE. A range of top-end bourbons from Heaven Hill, these whiskies have been whipping up a storm in the US.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very handsome bottling of long-aged Glendronach, the malts that went into Grandeur have been aged over three decades in the finest sherry wood and the bottling is described by its proud owners as "a classical representation of the smooth, complex and full-bodied style that the GlenDronach Distillery is famous for." Sounds good to us.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
April '10 19th Monday

A small but significant offering this week, with a super-premium Penderyn, another treasure from Gordon & Macphail's vaults and a brace of new official Springbanks.

70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Mosstowie is the very rare single malt made on a Lomond still between 1964 and 1981 at the little-known Miltonduff distillery, most of whose output goes into the Ballantine's blend. This 1979 Mosstowie has been bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Rare Old series.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.6%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Following the recent renaissance at Springbank any addition to the standard offering is always something to be happy about, so this cask strength 12yo (matured in 60% first fill and 40% refill sherry hogsheads) will be welcomed with open arms. Initial reports are good on this one.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.4%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 12 year old double-matured cask strength Springbank 1997, that has spent its last three years in fresh claret casks after nine years in refill bourbon. Very nice colour to this.
Out of Stock
70cl / 60.6%
Welsh Single Malt Whisky
The minimalist label gives little away about this cask strength Penderyn, and judging by the extraordinary colour we initially guessed that this was fully matured, rather than finished, in a single Port Cask. However, the rather enticing producer's tasting notes proved otherwise.
Out of Stock


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