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70cl / 48%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£90.95 Inc. VAT
(£75.79 Ex. VAT)

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September '09 29th Tuesday

TWE Shipping to Sweden from 1st October!!!

Helan går till Sverige! 

The Whisky Exchange is delighted to announce that we are now able to ship to Sweden! 

As far as we are aware, TWE is the first - and only - online retailer to register with the Swedish tax authorities for duty and VAT on alcoholic products.  This means that our Swedish fans can now order whisky from TWE and pay the correct tax and duty online, knowing that their orders will be despatched and delivered safely and legally with no danger of delays, confiscation or extra charges to pay. 

This is how it works:

1)  In the checkout area after you have chosen your products, you will be asked to select your country.

2)  When you select ‘Sweden’, two extra lines will appear in your basket showing the Swedish duty and VAT.

3)  You can click on the question-mark icon beside each of these lines to see a breakdown of how much you are paying for each item in your order.

4)  You can then continue with the checkout process as normal.

5)  When you reach the final checkout page you will be asked to enter your Personal Identity Number (Personnummer).  This is a requirement by the Swedish government to confirm that you are at least twenty years of age.  This number is used by us only to verify your age.

6)  Now you can sit back in full confidence and wait for your lovely whisky to arrive!

7)  Don’t forget, if you are a business customer registered for Swedish VAT and the whisky is a business expense you can claim back all the VAT from the Swedish government! 

The Whisky Exchange would like to welcome all of our Swedish friends and wish them many happy hours of surfing and safe, secure, worry-free ordering.  Skål!

 

September '09 25th Friday

More very interesting new releases: we're blessed this week.  You'd think that everyone had started rolling out the big guns as there's only three months to Christmas or something.  Oh, wait - has it really started already?  Help!

Special mention to Dun Bheagan for a pair of very interesting releases from Rosebank and St. Magdalene and to Douglas Laing for their new vatted islay malt, Big Peat.  The fact that BP is extremely drinkable AND sensibly priced should take Big Peat into the stratosphere, even though the chap on the label looks like he's feeling the effects of a dodgy curry.

70cl / 51.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A cask strength Benriach 1978 from a single cask aged for 31 years and finished in a Gaja Barolo hogshead.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A cask strength Laphroaig 1989, bottled by Douglas Laing from a single sherry cask for their Old & Rare Platinum Selection. A delicious sweet peat treat with a hearty dose of coalsmoke.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A single cask Port Ellen 1982 from a refill butt, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range at their preferred strength of 50%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A very special 30yo Port Ellen bottled at full strength by Douglas Laing from a refill hogshead as part of their 60th Anniversary celebrations. 1 bottle per customer.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dun Bheagan
A rare Rosebank 1990 from Dun Bheagan - very unusual to see a sherried Rosebank. Intriguing and likely to be popular, this single cask has been bottled at a healthy 48%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A single cask of Springbank 1993, bottled from refill hogshead by Douglas Laing as part of the Old Malt Cask range.
£92.45 Inc. VAT
(£77.04 Ex. VAT)
50cl / 56.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A rare cask-strength distillery bottling of Strathisla 1994, released originally by Chivas Brothers for sale only at the distillery itself.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dun Bheagan
A rare single cask St. Magdalene 1982, released at 50% by indie bottlers Dun Bheagan.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing's Big Peat is a blended Islay malt made up of Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and, shockingly, Port Ellen - and with pedigree like that, Big Peat is a nailed-on winner. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010, and 96 points in Jim Murray's 2011 Whisky Bible, along with the award for Best Vatted Malt.
£35.45 Inc. VAT
(£29.54 Ex. VAT)
September '09 24th Thursday

A fascinating bunch of exciting new stuff this week, with a claret-finished Caol Ila, a Chateauneuf-du-Papes-finished Edradour in the pinkest box in the world and a forty-five year-old single grain from North British: but there's only one show in town today - step forward, Ardbeg Corryvreckan!

 

70cl / 57.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Corryvreckan has been a huge success since its launch in 2009, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and 96.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011.
Whisky Bible 2011: NAS Single Malt Scotch of the Year; 96.5 Points
£65.45 Inc. VAT
(£54.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A Douglas Laing bottling of Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 1991 from a single refill hogshead. A mild, very drinkable 'Beg with a hint of sweetness and a tasty whiff of brine.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dun Bheagan
A Brora 1981 from independent bottler Dun Bheagan, this 26yo has been bottled from a single sherry butt.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A Brora 1981 bottled at cask strength (aged 28yo) by Douglas Laing for their Old & Rare Platinum Selection. Smart new boxes on these new Platinum Selections.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dun Bheagan
A 13yo Bunnahabhain 1994 bottled at 46% by the Dun Bheagan company from a single Butt.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A Caol Ila 1990 that has been finished, unusually, in a claret cask by bottlers Dougals Laing for their Old Malt Cask collection.
Out of Stock
50cl / 54.2%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A second maturation of over three years in Chateauneuf du Pape red wine casks from the Rhone has imparted a beautiful colour and generous spicy notes to this cask-strength Edradour 1997.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50.7%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A very rare example of the little-seen North British single grain whisky. Despite producing tens of millions of litres of whisky per annum, few people have heard of North British, which is owned jointly by Diageo and the Edrington group. This ancient version promises to be a remarkable whisky.
Out of Stock
100cl / 40%
Blended Irish Whiskey
Formerly only available in travel retail, this 1L Jameson's Signature Reserve is comprised of a high proportion of pure potstill whisky, much of which has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks. Sounds good.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
September '09 18th Friday
A classy crop this week, with a distinctly Islandy theme (Glenfiddich Distillery Reserve being the notable exception).
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The third edition of Bruichladdich's Infinity: a malt designed to display the complexity of the distillery's spirit. To this end, this multi-vintage mix contains malt matured in American oak casks previously containing bourbon and Syrah.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A Bruichladdich from the 1992 vintage, aged in bourbon casks before finishing in casks that previously held sweet, sticky Pedro Ximinez sherry.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A Bruichladdich from the 1992 vintage, aged in bourbon casks before finishing in casks that previously held dry Fino sherry. You can really see the difference the casks make by the contrasting colour between this and the PX finish from the same year.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
An ancient Bunnahabhain 1974 bottled by Adelphi from what must surely be a sherry cask, judging by the colour. Impressive strength too, for a whisky of 35 years old.

Gold Medal Winner (The Malt Maniacs Awards 2009)
Out of Stock
100cl / 46.3%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An official 1L bottling of Bunnahabhain, originally for travel retail. Darach Ur means 'New Oak' in Scots Gaelic - this no-age-statement malt has been matured exclusively in virgin American oak casks.
£79.95 Inc. VAT
(£66.63 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A higher-strength Glenfiddich aged 15 years, this Distillery Edition has been bottled at 51%. Great to see what Glenfiddich's brilliantly well-made spirit is capable of at a higher strength.

World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Speyside Single Malt 13-20yo
£45.45 Inc. VAT
(£37.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 60.3%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
A single cask of Isle of Jura from the 1996 vintage, this malt has been bottled at the whopping strength of 60.3%.
Out of Stock
Ian Macilwain
Ian Mcilwain's Bottled History is a heavy coffee-table tome stuffed with some glorious photos of old distillery equipment and warehouses full of casks. Foreword by Jim McEwan.
£30.00
An important release in the Classic Expressions series of reprints of classic whisky texts: Nettleton's epic 'The Manufacture of Whisky And Plain Spirit'. Originally published in 1913, this classic work runs to over 600 pages and, like all the titles in this series, is very handsomely-presented in hardback form with a protective sliding cover.
£100.00
September '09 11th Friday
A new range of releases from Diageo, The Manager's Choice is a series of single cask bottlings with one expression from each distillery owned by the company.  This is the first tranche of six bottlings, with familiar faces such as Cardhu and Oban lining up alongside the less well-known Teaninich and Linkwood, whose only 'normal' bottlings are as part of the Flora & Fauna range.
70cl / 57.3%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A superpremium Cardhu 1997 bottled at full cask strength, this is part of Diageo's Managers' Choice series of single casks bottled in 2009. 1 bottle per customer.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 61.1%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A superpremium Glen Elgin 1998 bottled at full cask strength, this is part of Diageo's Managers' Choice series of single casks bottled in 2009.
£220.00 Inc. VAT
(£183.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 58.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A superpremium Linkwood 1996 bottled at full cask strength, this is part of Diageo's Managers' Choice series of single casks bottled in 2009.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 57.1%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A superpremium Mortlach 1997 bottled at full cask strength, this is part of Diageo's Managers' Choice series of single casks bottled in 2009. 1 bottle per customer.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A superpremium Oban 2000 bottled at full cask strength, this is part of Diageo's Managers' Choice series of single casks bottled in 2009.
£450.00 Inc. VAT
(£375.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.3%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A superpremium Teaninich 1996 bottled at full cask strength, this is part of Diageo's Managers' Choice series of single casks bottled in 2009. 1 bottle per customer.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
September '09 10th Thursday

Congratulations to Anthony Wills and all at Kilchoman - all their hard work has paid off in spectacular style, with this release one of the most-requested of the year - we've been fielding calls and emails about it for over six months.

Typically uncompromising on quality, this release was originally planned to be a larger batch blended with a mix of sherry-finished and bourbon hogshead barrels, but on tasting the vatted sherry-finish stock it was decided that this was too good on its own, so there are therefore rather fewer available.  A further release is expected in November.

Slainte!

70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The historic first ever release from Kilchoman. Distilled in 2006, this was aged in bourbon cask before a final 6 month finishing period in sherry casks. A real piece of Islay whisky history.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£299.00 Inc. VAT
(£249.17 Ex. VAT)


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