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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 61.4%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£550.00 Inc. VAT
(£458.33 Ex. VAT)

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October '07 26th Friday
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Finished in Oloroso Seco casks, this is the second release of Clynelish's Distiller's Edition and looks set to continue on the success of the first.
£51.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 55.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
The hefty jump in price in these Brora Platinum releases is a reflection both of the rarity of Brora and the distillery's growing popularity. It suggests also that perhaps DL might be getting down to the last of their stocks. 104 bottles only of this.
Out of Stock
70cl / 62%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another whopper from Yoichi, which traditionally produces rich, masculine, often peaty 'Scottish-style' malts. THis exceptionally potent vintage release will warm your cockles.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
October '07 19th Friday
75cl / 50.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A follow up to the 'Blacker Still', which sold out so quickly it barely made it as far as the shelves. This time we have a 22 year-old matured in ex-Bourbon casks before finishing (sorry, that should be 'enhancement') in Chateau Lafleur Pomerol Bordeaux casks. Blinking not advisable if you want one of these.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Japanese Blended Whisky
This is a beauty - a vatted malt using single malt from various Japanese distilleries, blended by Ichiro Akuto, formerly of Hanyu. Also known as Chrysanthemum in Japan. Deliciously smooth and smoky.
Out of Stock
October '07 12th Friday
Some interesting stuff this week.  Several new additions (courtesy of Douglas Laing) for our Lost Distilleries of Scotland section, a spicy old Rosebank as part of this year's Superpremium Release from Diageo - and the small matter of the last ever Bruichladdich Legacy.
70cl / 41%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The last ever Legacy, and we're certain Jim McEwan will have taken pains to ensure it goes out with a bang. A vatting of 1965, 1970 and 1972 vintages, bottled at a natural strength of 41%.
£350.00 Inc. VAT
(£291.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 42.3%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another new release in Douglas Laing's smart new packaging, again a refill hogshead from one of the lost distilleries of Scotland. Dallas Dhu was a Highland distillery that closed in 1983.
Out of Stock
70cl / 47.8%
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
70cl / 44.1%
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%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Also known as St. Magdalene, bottlings of Linlithgow are becoming increasingly rare as the distillery closed some time ago. Linlithgow is extremely highly-thought of thanks to some stellar bottlings over the last decade.
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56%
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 and this single cask from a great Speyside distillery should be excellent.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 'original' sets a high standard for Highland whisky, and has gone from strength to strength since its slightly controversial packaging redesign a few years ago. Medium-bodied and gently warming, with pleasant spicy notes.
£28.95 Inc. VAT
(£24.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
McGibbons
A new release from Douglas Laing's Provenance series. This is a bottling of two refill butts from Port Ellen's last year of distillation.
Out of Stock
70cl / 61.4%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Not at all what you might expect, this is a powerhouse of a malt. Big, full and extremely spicy, with a massive abv for the age and some delicious polished maltiness. A tour de force.
£550.00 Inc. VAT
(£458.33 Ex. VAT)
October '07 9th Tuesday

Charity Rye Whiskey fetches $35,000. 

News reaches us that a rare bottle of George Washington's Distillery Straight Rye Whiskey signed by former president George H.W. Bush raised $35,000 last week at a gala auction in the States.  The proceeds will go towards educational programs sponsored by DISCUS.  The winning bidder was John R. Frank, vice chairman of Sidney Frank Importing.

Ouch!  Still, hopefully at least the cork stayed in - unlike the £29,400 Mutter Bowmore last month, which has been getting up the noses of the Malt Maniacs...

70cl / 61.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second release from Port Charlotte - interest has been huge and we are very lucky to have secured another small parcel of stock, so don't hang about if you want one!
£375.00 Inc. VAT
(£312.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
This year's traditional Bell's Christmas decanter 'Five Queens' tells the story of Sir Miles Partridge, who beat King Henry VIII at poker dice, winning a clochier containing four 'Jesus Bells' at St Paul's school. And was later hanged on felony charges.
£59.95 Inc. VAT
(£49.96 Ex. VAT)
Whisky Book
An absolute must for aficionados of the uisge, this is the third of these yearbooks. Bang up to date, with brilliant distillery profiles (and not just Scottish ones either), interviews and fascinating articles - just a great read for anyone interested in whisky.
£12.95
October '07 5th Friday
The folks at Benromach have partnered up with The Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race, which began Liverpool on the 16th of September 2007. To mark the partnership of Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky with the Glasgow: Scotland with style Clipper in the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race a unique expression of Benromach has been bottled.

Only ONE exclusive bottle will be offered as a prize on each leg of the race. Each bottle will be uniquely labelled to include specific details of each section of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race. This fine single malt will be bottled from a single cask at 53% ABV – the same latitude as Liverpool (53o).

If you fancy a chance of winning one of these very special bottlings, please fell free to click here to enter an online competition.

70cl / 53%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special bottling to celebrate the partnership between Benromach and the 'Glasgow: Scotland with Style' Clipper in the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race. This is from a single cask and is bottled at 53% - the same as the latitude of Liverpool, from where the race started.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Glenmorangie's Quinta Ruban replaced the old Port Wood Finish expression a few years ago. Bottled at a higher strength, enhancing the extra grapey sweetness the old expression was famous for.
£39.95 Inc. VAT
(£33.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Lasanta is the replacement for the old Glenmorangie Sherry Finish although, to be fair, this new one is a bit stronger at 46%. It says here that 'Lasanta' means 'Warmth and Passion' in Gaelic, which is nice.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Glenmorangie's re-styled Sauternes Finish is cheaper than the old version and has a delicious citrussy, honeyed character. This is generally regarded as the best of the 'new' Glenmorangie wood finishes.
Out of Stock
10cl / 40%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An unusual size bottle - 10cl, twice the size of a miniature (or half the size of a quarter-bottle if you prefer) - of Glenmorangie 10 yrs, complete with a pleasingly hefty crystal tumbler in which to enjoy it.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Strathisla is one of those great Speyside distilleries (like Glenfarclas, Macallan, Glen Grant etc) with a spirit capable of immense ageing. This Gordon and Macphail bottling is astonishing value for money for a fifty-year-old malt.
This is restricted to ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
£660.00 Inc. VAT
(£550.00 Ex. VAT)


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