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70cl / 55.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Out of Stock
£77.95 Inc. VAT
(£64.96 Ex. VAT)

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July '07 25th Wednesday

New Distillery Manager for Talisker

Diageo last month announced a new manager for its world-famous malt whisky distillery, Talisker, on the Isle of Skye.

Willie MacDougal will take over later this summer from Charlie Smith, who is retiring after a long and distinguished career in the whisky industry including spells as manager at Dufftown Distillery, Cardhu and Glenkinchie before spending three years at Talisker.

Willie spent six years at Oban then in 2006, after a brief spell outside the company, he moved to Blair Athol Distillery in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, while actually living at Dalwhinnie, the Highland distillery in the Classic Malts Selection.

All of us here at the Whisky Exchange would like to wish Charlie a long and happy retirement and thank him for some great whisky.  We would also like to congratulate Willie and wish him the best of luck in his new role.

70cl / 45%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Part of the 'Rare & Prestigious' range from Whyte & Mackay. This 1973 Dalmore was originally matured in American White Oak casks before a second maturation for several years in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from Ch. Haut-Marbuzet, a Cru Bourgeois claret from the St. Estephe appellation. This is being styled as 'The Ultimate Finish' and comes in a suitably smart presentation box. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45%
The only blend in Whyte & Mackay's Rare & Prestigious range - but what a blend! With a malt content of 70%, this promises to be an extraordinary whisky. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes. Named as World's Best Scotch Blended Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010.

£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.1%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very, very special new Isle of Jura, part of the new Rare & Prestigious range from Whyte & Mackay. Only 98 bottles were yielded from the cask. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes.
£2,999.00 Inc. VAT
(£2,499.17 Ex. VAT)
July '07 21st Saturday
A raft of exciting new releases from Signatory.  We have four (count 'em!) new products for the excellent 'Cask' series, including a great Brora and a cracking Bowmore - and a further two additions to the bewildering list of Edradour wine finishes.  Some might wonder exactly why the rules say that John Glaser is no longer allowed to make Spice Tree and whether malt whisky was traditionally intended to have Chardonnay or Sangiovese notes, but we won't go into that.
70cl / 55.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Another outstanding single cask cask-strength Bowmore from Signatory. Just about everything in this 'Cask' series has been very good and several have been exceptional.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.2%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
An old, sherried Bunna in the Signatory Vintage series - definitely something to get excited about.
Out of Stock
50cl / 56.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Out of Stock
50cl / 57.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another of Edradour's unusual cask finish experiments. Lord knows how many they've done now. Note to Signatory: there is nothing wrong with the 10 year-old as it is!
Out of Stock
July '07 20th Friday
70cl / 43.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
The third of DT's 40yrs old Bowmores appears, almost exactly one year after the first, and at almost exactly twice the price. To be fair, though, a distillery bottling of this age would be many times more expensive than this.
£1,750.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,458.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 42.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
Another of Duncan Taylor's excellent old Bowmores. These have all been very popular for two good reasons: the quality is fantastic and the cost is a fraction of the price of the distillery bottlings of a similar age. This is medium-bodied and wears its thirty-eight years very gracefully.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
A new bottling from a now-silent distillery from Duncan Taylor.
Out of Stock
70cl / 53.2%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50.4%
Single Grain Whisky
Duncan Taylor
An extremely venerable single grain from Duncan Taylor.
Out of Stock
70cl / 51.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist.
£399.00 Inc. VAT
(£332.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
A new release from Duncan Taylor from a distillery we feel is deserving of far more recognition than it gets at the moment.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
The latest range from Duncan Taylor, NC2 apparently signifies the fact that the malts are non-chilfiltered and not coloured. None of their other ranges are chilfiltered or coloured either, but presumably they wanted to re-emphasise the point.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist.
Out of Stock
July '07 19th Thursday

You lucky people - it's a whole heap of new malts in our famous 'Single Malts of Scotland' range!!  We have definitely got something for everyone with these new releases, with malts from every region in Scotland. 

If you like your heavily-sherried Speysides, check out the Aultmore, Linkwood and Glenlivet;  for the Islayphiles, well, where can I start?  We have new bottlings of Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Bowmore & Laphroaig - and peat fans should definitely take a look at our Ardmore, it's a beauty. 

On top of all that, we've released three more of our famous Clynelishes - and there's the small matter of a forty-year-old Balblair too.  Oh, and Rosebank, Sprinkbank and Highland Park.  Phew!

70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A peated Speyside that turns out to be a sweetheart underneath, this 12yo Ardmore 1994 is an easy-drinking malt, and more mellow than hardcore peatheads might expect. See our tasting notes for more info.
£40.45 Inc. VAT
(£33.71 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A belter from another distillery that everyone seems to have forgotten about, more's the pity. Full on heavily-sherried intensity - delicious. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 47.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
After the runaway success of our previous release we thought it only fair to do another bottling. With a nose to get lost in and a fabulously spicy, oaky palate, this is a sensational dram for the money (even if we do say so ourselves) and likely to sell out very quickly.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 59%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A Bowmore of strange beauty. Medium-bodied, with fresh peat and smoky cereal notes. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A fresh, sweet but assertive teenager with plenty of power that tastes younger than its years. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A real charmer, with juicy exotic fruit flavours and subtle, multi-layered peat and cereal depths. Delicious and very good value. This has been a smash hit - check out our customer reviews.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A great new Caol Ila for our Single Malts of Scotland Range. Concentrated peat and some lovely honeyed edges make this one to savour. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Another of our special old Clynelishes, this time a vatting of two complementary casks. This is a real old-school style Clynelish. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 53.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
The sixth Clynelish we've done for our Single Malts of Scotland series- and the quality is as good as ever. Clynelish fans - no, in fact any whisky fans - need to have some of this in their life. Just so more-ish.
Out of Stock
70cl / 59.6%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A whisky of unusual complexity for its age, this is the product of a single sherry butt. Like a precocious young child, bursting with energy yet with a maturity beyond its tender years. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Scandalously cheap for a whisky of this age, provenance and quality. I know you expect us to say that, but we really are robbing ourselves here. Fans of cask-strength sherried Speyside should buy this and die happy. See our tasting notes for more info.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Boisterous and spicy - more assertive than the distillery bottlings, but well worth a look for those who don't like their malt too polished. We are very proud that this bottling won the Gold Medal in Whisky Magazine's Independent Bottler's Challenge 2007, taking the top prize in the Island (Non-Islay) Whisky 13-18 yrs category.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Another great release from our stash of Linkwood. Sherry Hogshead maturation, and you can really tell. Dark in colour, with a luscious rich, fruity palate, this is a real treat for sherry fans. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A very easy-drinking, medium-bodied dram. Huge dollops of the signature Laphroaig coal flavour are well balanced with grassy notes and honey. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 59.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A quality new Highland addition to our Single Malts of Scotland range. Chocolate and spice predominate, with spices and toasted malt. With water a delicious butterscotch flavour is released. Check out our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Medium-bodied, high-calibre Lowlander with some lovely fruity, floral notes. Slightly jumpy at the moment, but will settle down into a beauty with a few months bottle age.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.3%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A humdinger from Campbeltown’s finest for our prizewinning Single Malts of Scotland range. Very lively nose and palate, with pepper, spices, turf and exotic fruit the predominant characteristics. See our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.9%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A recent addition to our Single Malts of Scotland range, this is a cheeky dram with bags of character from the Isle of Mull. A tiny drop of water brings the best from this boisterous dram. Check out our tasting notes for more details.
Out of Stock
July '07 18th Wednesday

Welcome to our New Products & News page!

Here you can see all the hottest new lines as they arrive in our warehouse.  We will also be using this page to keep you up to date with all the latest news in the whisky world, so if you have any exciting info you want to share, let us know.

We're kicking off this page in style with a load of recently released indies from our friends at Douglas Laing.  In the Old Malt Cask range there's a raft of releases from less well-known distilleries (as well as the obligatory new Port Ellen).  These include a terrific Dufftown 1977 which is well worth a look.

Also from Douglas Laing we have some new Platinum Selection releases. Brora, Port Ellen, Highland Park, Caol Ila - quite a line-up (and all very old too), and with a very interesting-looking aged Imperial as well, you can see why we're getting hot under the collar down at TWE central.  Click on any Platinum Collection product on the left for tasting notes supplied by DL.  You'll also find our tasting notes for the Brora and the Caol Ila. 

Tasting notes are going to be a new feature on the TWE website, and we'll be adding more and more as time goes on.  They could be from ourselves, the producers, bottlers, independent commentators - or even from you!  All customer reviews submitted for any of our products will be considered for inclusion on the site, so if you know a great product (or a rubbish one), get onto TWE and tell the world.  Try not to swear too much, though - we can't use anything pottymouthed.

Finally, we have trio of new bourbons.  Aficionados will be well aware of Four Roses, this new release is a Small Batch version, vatted from a hand-picked selection of four 'original and proprietary Bourbons' according to the blurb.  Not sure if that means four casks only, but we're sure it'll be good.

Along with the brand new (to us), great value Joshua Brook 8yo, we also have a real treasure:  George Dickel Barrel Select.  This is a vatting of ten casks picked by Distiller John Lunn at Tennessee's 'other' distillery and, given that the 'normal' George Dickel No.12 is absolutely beautiful in its own right, this stuff should be amazing.

70cl / 50%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
An interesting Ardmore for the Old Malt Cask range.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A recently-released Dufftown of impeccable quality from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing have released an enormous number of Port Ellens since the Old Malt Cask series was created at the turn of the millennium. This particular example is unusual as it's from a sherry butt and was bottled in clear glass so we can all see its lovely colour.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A Glencadam 1995 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt cask range.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.5%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Add another to the list of excellent Platinum Selections. Medium-bodied, elegant & sophisticated, with subtle fruit flavours and rather less subtle, but still good, oak notes.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A very pleasant Caol Ila wearing its age gracefully. Smoky, spicy and woody (but not too woody) - a good combination.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.7%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing Platinum Selection malts have all been very good so far, so this could be something to get excited about. The colour is extremely dark - we think this might turn out to be an absolute belter.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing's Platinum Selection is a range that has yet to disappoint and has thrown up some real gems recently. Many of the releases have been outstanding, which is a good sign for this Imperial.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A 1979 vintage Port Ellen, chosen by Douglas Laing for their Old & Rare Platinum Selection, and bottled in early 2007 at natural cask strength, which in this case just happens to be exactly 57.1% aka 100 UK proof.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A terrific small batch bourbon from Four Roses - and in this case, Small Batch means just that - only four casks are used in the construction of each release. Sweet and spicy, with a generous dash of vanilla, this is a treat.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Bourbon 7 years and under
£26.95 Inc. VAT
(£22.46 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 43%
Tennessee Whiskey
A specially selected whiskey from George Dickel, blended from casks chosen each year by the master distiller - hence 'Barrel Select'. It's made in a batch of about 10 casks, each having aged their contents for 10-12 years.
£67.95 Inc. VAT
(£56.63 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 45%
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
An 8 year-old bourbon bottled at a higher than normal strength and very well priced. Give it a whirl.
£26.25 Inc. VAT
(£21.88 Ex. VAT)


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