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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 51.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£91.95 Inc. VAT
(£76.63 Ex. VAT)

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June '08 30th Monday
5cl / 56.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A wee mini bottle of one of the stars of our Single Malts of Scotland range - the Ardmore 1994.
Out of Stock
5cl / 56.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A wee mini bottle of one of the stars of our Single Malts of Scotland range - the Caol Ila 1991.
£6.05 Inc. VAT
(£5.04 Ex. VAT)
5cl / 55.4%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A wee mini bottle of one of the stars of our Single Malts of Scotland range - the Isle of Jura 1992.
£6.05 Inc. VAT
(£5.04 Ex. VAT)
5cl / 56.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A wee mini bottle of one of the stars of our Single Malts of Scotland range - the Linkwood 1988.
Out of Stock
5cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A wee mini bottle of one of the stars of our Single Malts of Scotland range - the Macduff 1991.
Out of Stock
5cl / 55.2%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A wee mini bottle of one of the stars of our Single Malts of Scotland range - the Rosebank 1991.
£6.55 Inc. VAT
(£5.46 Ex. VAT)
June '08 28th Saturday
70cl / 49.6%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the new 'Elements' series from Isle of Jura, this bottling represents the pure water from Loch a’ Bhaile-Mhargaidh.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the new 'Elements' series from Jura, this bottling represents 'oak trees and porous oak casks imbued with the purest air' it says here. Finished in manzanilla sherry casks.
£99.95 Inc. VAT
(£83.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the new 'Elements' series from Isle of Jura, this bottling represents the charred bourbon cask in which the whisky was matured.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the new 'Elements' series from Isle of Jura, this bottling represents the peat used for this rare heavily-peated vintage expression.
Out of Stock
280cl
Distillery Bottling
A briefcase containing the full set of the Isle of Jura 'Elements' series. The briefcase might be referred to as 'distressed leather'.
Out of Stock
June '08 27th Friday
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A young Ardbeg produced while the Islay distillery was in a difficult period - running at only one third of capacity, they still managed to knock out epic fruity, honeyed, peaty crackers like this. These rum finished ones are particularly good.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another Douglas Laing bottling of a single cask from a lost distillery. This is a refill Hogshead of Convalmore, which is enjoying a resurgence of interest after the terrific 1977 distillery bottling that came out a couple of years ago.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A aged Highland Park from 1978 bottled by Douglas Laing from a single refill butt.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another in the seemingly inexhaustible pantheon of PE's from Douglas Laing - surely they must run out soon?
Out of Stock
70cl / 53%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Part of a range of releases by Douglas Laing in mid-2007 from lost distilleries. Banff was a Speyside distillery that closed in 1983 - its malts are generally sweet and medium-bodied.
Out of Stock
June '08 26th Thursday
70cl / 53.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A new addition to the distinguished family of Balvenie vintage releasese. This is described as an aromatic single malt with an explosion of flavours; zesty fruit, brambles, rich honey, brown sugar and vanilla.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.6%
Single Grain Whisky
Another very old single grain from Clan Denny, this time from the Carsebridge distillery (demolished 1992).
Out of Stock
70cl / 49.8%
Single Grain Whisky
Another very old single grain from Clan Denny, this time from Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon distillery.
Out of Stock
June '08 6th Friday

Yes, it's here - in stock and available to order online!  The final instalment of the quadrilogy that began in 2004 with the release of the now-fabled 'Very Young'.  Here's the press stuff:

Since the distillery re-opened in 1997, many enthusiasts of Ardbeg were keen to sample our work in progress – none more so than the worldwide aficionados of the Ardbeg Committee, formed to ensure that ‘the doors of Ardbeg Distillery never close again’.  It was to them that we released a limited bottling of ‘Very Young’ Ardbeg (distilled in 1998) for discussion and comment in 2004.   Such was their acclaim that we decided to follow the peaty path to maturity with limited annual releases of the same distillate.

‘Still Young’ Ardbeg, bottled in 2006, was the next step along this peaty road, and in 2007 a limited release, ‘Almost There’, was the planned last stage on the journey to full maturity.  However,  Ardbeg fans thought otherwise and demanded to be able to taste the real conclusion to the peaty path, distilled 1998, bottled 2008, at ten years old.  Thus, in 2008, we are proud to introduce the final bottling in this series,  which is in effect a celebration of the re-opening of Ardbeg all those years ago.

So, we say “We’ve Arrived!”, with the launch of “Renaissance” – a strictly limited bottling.

At the end of the peaty path to maturity, we are also celebrating the renaissance of the distillery, with the release of this limited bottling.

The “Renaissance” bottling will mark the point when Ardbeg Ten Years Old will be bottled using 100% stock distilled since The Glenmorangie Company bought Ardbeg in 1997. 


Ardbeg has arrived at its pinnacle of peaty maturity.

A supernova of aromas and tastes is released as a heady sophistication rises from the deepest peat.
Peat soaked in tropical juices, fused with toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon spice.  Crisp, fresh and heady pine conceals an abundance of creamy malt, floral aromatics and warm oak …. all colliding with peat oils to create a powerful synchronicity.

This release caps a remarkable decade for one of the world's greatest distilleries. So, what next for Ardbeg?  Presumably a new batch of the regular ten year-old will be on the horizon fairly soon as more and more distillate comes of age in the warehouses.  After that, who knows?  What's clear is that everyone involved with Ardbeg over the last ten years (and particularly former distillery manager Stuart Thomson) deserves a tremendous amount of praise for the distillery's spectacular rebirth and revival.  We'll be raising a dram to them all.

70cl / 55.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Renaissance is the end of the series that began with the 'Very Young' 6yo which now changes hands for silly money on eBay. This is the first 10-year old Ardbeg that is entirely comprised of spirit produced after Glenmorangie's takeover of the distillery in 1997. A fitting end to the series.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
June '08 5th Thursday
70cl / 40%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
This Auchentoshan 12 yrs expression replaced the old 10 year-old a few years ago in 2008, when the range was totally revamped, and has been hailed as a big improvement on the occasionally lacklustre 10yo.
£30.95 Inc. VAT
(£25.79 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
After maturation in 100% American oak casks, this Auchentoshan 18 years is a significant step up in quality and complexity from the Classic and 12 yrs expressions.
£67.95 Inc. VAT
(£56.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The ever-popular Auchentoshan 3 Wood is matured initially in bourbon casks before being finished in Oloroso or Pedro Ximenez casks for an extra layer of rich, sweet fruitiness.
San Francisco WSC - Double Gold Medal Winner
IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
£40.95 Inc. VAT
(£34.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A no-age-statement Auchentoshan released in 2008, Classic is aimed at drawing in new drinkers to malt whisky, and has the easy-going drinkability to do the job. Not only that, but Auchentoshan Classic has now received a Kosher endorsement.
£26.95 Inc. VAT
(£22.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58.5%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A young cask-strength release from Bladnoch with an endearingly homemade-looking label. This looks interesting, as peaty lowlanders are not what you would call plentiful.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.9%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A young cask-strength release from Bladnoch with an endearingly homemade-looking label. Good colour on this, as one would expect.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.3%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A young cask-strength release from Bladnoch with an endearingly homemade-looking label. This has been matured exclusively in ex-bourbon wood.
Out of Stock


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