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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 57.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)

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July '08 24th Thursday

Brand New TWE Islay Single Malt Range Released!!

Welcome to the Elements of Islay, our new range of Single Islay Malt Whiskies.   The Elements range draws its inspiration from traditional medical laboratory labels and packaging – even the bottle we’ve used is called ‘pharmacy’.

The Elements range will be bottled in individual batches, typically blended from between 5 and 20 casks from a single distillery.  Each bottle will show the distillery’s ‘Element’ symbol alongside a batch number on the label (eg Lp1).

Another important feature of the Elements range is the absence of vintages or age statements on the label.  This enables us to marry casks of different ages together to create a unique taste profile for each batch – we believe that stated ages and vintages are less important than creating a top quality malt that truly expresses the character of the distillery that made it. 

To underscore this, we have asked respected industry figures to endorse each batch of Elements whisky.  We are delighted that the famous whisky writer, raconteur and bon vivant Charles MacLean has agreed to endorse our inaugural release, which encompasses truly elemental full-proof single malts from three wonderful Islay distilleries.
 

50cl / 58.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A phenomenal Southern Islay single malt to kick off our Elements of Islay series. Ar1 is bursting with peat but with a delicious compensating sweetness.
Out of Stock
50cl / 62.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A big-boned single Islay malt from a big-windowed distillery with a good view of the Paps. A gem from one of the island's most consistent producers, this is a hefty, uncompromising dram, easily tamed with a drop of water. "A belter of a dram" - Dave Broom.
Out of Stock
50cl / 58.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A coalsmokey Southern Islay malt from a distillery with many friends. Exuberant, up-front bonfire character, with citrus and brown sugar notes - this is a must for peatheads.
£40.35 Inc. VAT
(£33.63 Ex. VAT)
July '08 15th Tuesday
70cl / 47.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Carn Mor
Carn Mor is a new range of bottlings, and this is an old Glen Grant from 1965, bottled from a single hogshead at a whopping 43 years old.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48.4%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Carn Mor
Carn Mor is a new range of bottlings, and this is an old Macallan from 1965, bottled from a single sherry cask at a whopping 43 years old.
£1,750.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,458.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.4%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Carn Mor
This Carn Mor Macallan is a sister cask to the Cream Sherry bottling, and the two casks were distilled on the same day in 1965 and bottled on the same day in 2008. A fascinating experiment (for the deep-pocketed) to see how different types of cask affect identical spirit.
£1,750.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,458.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 41.2%
Single Grain Whisky
Carn Mor
Carn Mor is a new range of bottlings, and this is an old Strathclyde grain whisky from 1965, bottled from a single bourbon barrel at a whopping 41 years old.
Out of Stock
July '08 14th Monday

Coming Soon

Just a quick heads up on a new book that will be released very soon - Ulf Buxrud's new tome 'Japanese Whisky - Facts, Figures and Taste'.  Ulf is an important figure in the whisky world, being one of the famous Malt Maniacs, and the author of the definitive book on the Rare Malt series.  Ulf is also famous for having hosted an extraordinary tasting of 53 vintages of The Macallan back in 2002.  You can read Whisky Magazine's article on the occasion here

To have such a learned and committed whiskyphile turn his energies to the emerging Japanese whisky scene is very exciting - especially given the recent success of Japanese whisky at the World Whisky Awards this year - and we are all looking forward to what should be a fascinating read.  'Japanese Whisky - Facts, Figures and Taste' should be here in the next few weeks, and will be priced at £40.

70cl / 48.3%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An outstanding Highland Park, bottled at a remarkable 40 years old. They've done a good job on the presentation, too - extremely heavy box with proper hinges and magnetic closure, with a leather-bound booklet inside extolling the virtues of distillery and dram.

'WORLD'S BEST NEW RELEASE - World Whiskies Awards 2009'
£1,550.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,291.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A replacement for the highly successful '3D' series, Bruichladdich Peat apparently 'does what it says on the tin' with phenol levels of 35ppm. No age statement, but it is cheaper than the old 3D releases and, shockingly, has escaped from the the distillery without being finished. Doubly unique 'Laddie!
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
This is the repackaged edition of Bruichladdich Waves, which has now dropped its age statement (and the peating level slightly too, we're told). In this case, the finishing casks are Madeira.
£31.75 Inc. VAT
(£26.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The Astar bottling from Glenmorangie is a second incarnation of the much-loved Artisan cask bottling from several years ago. A massive dram, with huge spices - a drop of water is the sensible option.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
July '08 7th Monday
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A brilliant gift pack containing a bottle of the world's most prestigious blend, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, plus two superb Reidel Crystal glasses in which to enjoy it.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
July '08 1st Tuesday
70cl / 62.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A hugely powerful young Ardbeg with a distinctly maritime feel, this is bursting with aromas and flavours of seaspray, smoked cereals and kippers. Bottled from a single Hogshead.
NEW!
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Another release from our much-lauded stash of Ardmore 1994, this 13yo is medium-bodied with intense spices, pepper and soot alongside compensating honeyed fruity hints. Top-quality stuff from this little-known peated Speysider.
£48.45 Inc. VAT
(£40.38 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A new release of our acclaimed peated Benriach from the 1980s. Bottled from a single Hogshead at natural cask strength.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
The first bottling of this batch of Bunna at 46% was rapturously received. This one is very similar and possibly even better. Medium-bodied with a beautiful delicacy and honeyed floral notes.
NEW!
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Our first Cragganmore for the Single Malts of Scotland is an epic affair, with aromas of sponge cake and apricot and a cedarwood & hot buttered corn-on-the-cob palate.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.9%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Bottled from a single hogshead, this is another delicious medium-weight but intensely flavoured Caol Ila for our Single Malts of Scotland range.
Out of Stock
70cl / 60.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
It's not often that you see a sherried Caol Ila, so this 9 year-old from 1998 is even more of a treat. Rich, peaty and strong, just how we like 'em.
NEW!
Out of Stock
70cl / 53.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
One of the jewels in the crown of our range - our stunning collection of old Clynelish! Fans of the previous bottlings will be relieved to hear that this is more of the same, with an added emphasis on the spices. A gorgeous whisky in the old Highland style. We are delighted to report that this bottling has just picked up the Gold Medal in the Highland category of Whisky Magazine's Independent Bottler's Challenge - winning us the Independent Bottler of the Year for the Highland category!
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Another of our gorgeous Bourbon-casked Clynelish releases, this is a vatting of two complementary casks, with a delicious bramble and briar character.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
An absolute gem of a Glen Grant, matured in a sherry puncheon since 1973 for your organoleptic pleasure. Fruity and nutty in the old sherried style, but no sulphur.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.4%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A very more-ish Isle of Jura: fruity, spicy, earthy. This is our first bottling from this under-rated distillery.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A sweet and spicy Linkwood from 1988 that opens up very nicely with a drop of water. An enjoyable afternoon Speysider.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A mouthwatering medium-bodied floral, heathery Linlithgow (aka St. Magdalene) distilled mere months before the distillery was forced to close. Remarkably fresh for a whisky of this age.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A vibrant, exuberant young Laphroaig, bursting with sooty character and peppery tingle. A delightful 'Froyg.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Macduff is the home of Glen Deveron but most output goes into Dewar's blends, so we are lucky to have this. Very biscuity on both nose and palate, this becomes sweet and spicy when water is added - lovely.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.2%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A very fruity, floral, heathery Rosebank, with more weight and body than previous bottlings. We reckon this could be our best yet.
Out of Stock


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