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50cl / 56.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Out of Stock
£42.95 Inc. VAT
(£35.79 Ex. VAT)

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November '09 23rd Monday
The new releases are coming thick and fast now that (whisper it) Christmas is almost upon us.  We've tons of exciting new stuff streaming into the warehouse on a daily basis, so check this page regularly or subscribe to our new products RSS feed if you don't want to miss out.  Mostly independent bottlings in this crop, including a big batch of recent bottlings from G&M, plus some interesting stuff from Adelphi and Signatory.  Distillery bottlings include a brace of Bruichladdichs, plus a vintage Arran, an old Glencadam and a couple of tasty-looking numbers from Tomintoul - not to mention a couple of single casks from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries.
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A colourful new limited Arran 1996, assembled from twenty casks and smartly packaged with a portrait of the eponymous peacock, who is apparently a frequent guest at the distillery on the island.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of independent Lowlander Bladnoch. This is from the 1993 vintage and has been bottled at 43% from refill sherry hogsheads.
£74.95 Inc. VAT
(£62.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
The ninth release of Bowmore under Gordon & Macphail's 'Secret Stills' series. This is a 1991 bottled at a healthy 45%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A long-aged Benrinnes 1975, bottled from refill sherry butts by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice range.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The first of a new series from Bruichladdich, this Laddie Classic is a no-age-statement bottling intended, as the name would suggest, to showcase the classic 'Laddie style.
£44.95 Inc. VAT
(£37.46 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A no-age-statement Bruichladdich designed to show the classic sherry-finished style. This is made up with bourbon-matured whisky finished in special sherry casks from the Bodeega Fernando de Castilla.
£44.95 Inc. VAT
(£37.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A forty year-old Caperdonich from 1969, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for the Connoisseurs Choice range. Interestingly, the casks used for this were 2nd fill remade hogsheads.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
An old Caol Ila from 1982, bottled at full strength by Adelphi.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.4%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
A fullstrength Clynelish 1993, bottled in 2009 by Adelphi.
Out of Stock
70cl / 53.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single hosgshead of the rarely-seen Glen Albyn from 1981, just two years before the now-demolished distillery was closed for good.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very handsome decanter bottle filled with sherried 32yo Glencadam from the 1978 vintage.
£225.00 Inc. VAT
(£187.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A bottling of the little-seen Glendullan from Gordon & Macphail. This 1993 vintage was bottled in 2008 from refill American hogsheads.
£37.15 Inc. VAT
(£30.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
An aged Glen Grant from the 1972, bottled by Berry Bros, who've been on a terrific run the last couple of years. 1972 seems to be something of an annus mirabilis for this distillery as well. A cracker.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of the little-seen Glenallachie, one of Pernod Ricard's Speyside workhorses. This is from the 1992 vintage and is a mix of refill bourbon and sherry casks.
£46.15 Inc. VAT
(£38.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 52.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Brothers & Rudd
A very handsome colour on this cask-strength bottling of Glenlivet from our chums at Berry Bros - this should be a belter.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Inchgower 1993 from Gordon & Macphail. This is from refill hogsheads.
Out of Stock
70cl / 61%
Distillery Bottling
A single cask of Nikka Miyagikyo, this is from the 1990 vintage and has been bottled at its impressive full strength of 61%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A gold medal-winning single cask of 18yo malt from Nikka's Yoichi distillery. This one is from 1991 and has been bottled at full strength. 1 bottle per customer.

Gold Medal Winner (The Malt Maniacs Awards 2009)
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 1971 vintage release for Gordon & Macphail's spectacularly good value 'Speymalt' bottlings of Macallan. These bottlings are a fraction of cost of the officially-bottled expressions from the same vintages.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£465.00 Inc. VAT
(£387.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ian Macleod
A single cask bottling of Rosebank 1990 from Ian Macleod for their Chieftain's series. This is from a single sherry butt and was bottled in 2008 at 46%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Kudos to Tomintoul, who are clearly listening to their customers - this 14yo has been bottled at 46% at its natural colour without being chill-filtered. A big thumbs-up.
£37.75 Inc. VAT
(£31.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A long-aged expression of Tomintoul, this 33yo replaces the old 27 yo bottling. Another hit for Angus Dundee, who have done great things with this distillery since their takeover in 2000. Award winner at the WWA 2010:

£138.00 Inc. VAT
(£115.00 Ex. VAT)
November '09 18th Wednesday
Another crop of new releases - this is a busy week!  Highlights this time include the latest releases from Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection, a brace of sherried Dalmores, a 'profoundly peated' Isle of Jura and more than few interesting releases from Gordon & Macphail.  We also have a quartet of bottlings from England's St. George's distillery, with peated and unpeated expressions of the new make spirit as well as malt that has had just under two years ageing, plus an aged expression of Milford from new Zealand's defunct Willowbank distillery.  An eclectic selection and no mistake - enjoy.
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A famous old blend, Antiquary is made by, and includes a large proportion of, Tomatin single malt.
£20.35 Inc. VAT
(£16.96 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 64.5%
Straight Rye Whisky
Thomas H. Handy is a long-aged, barrel-proof straight rye which has been a huge success since it was introduced by Buffalo Trace distillery as part of their award-winning Antique Collection in 2006. Mind-boggling intensity and complexity.
Whisky Bible Awards 2011: Second Finest Whisky in the World; 97 Points
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 47%
Straight Rye Whiskey
A 'Vintage' rye from Kentucky Bourbon distillers, home of Old Bardstown bourbon and the Small Batch collection (Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek etc).
£181.00 Inc. VAT
(£150.83 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 67.4%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This is the 2009 release of William Larue Weller, the cask-strength high-wheat bourbon from Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection. A category-winner at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Whisky Bible 2011: Third Finest Whisky in the World 2011; 97 Points
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A bottling of Caol Ila 1996 by Gordon & Macphail for their Connoiseurs Choice label. This is in the new packaging and has been bottled at what seems to be the new standard strength of 43%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A 1994 Caol Ila bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Private Collection series. This has been finished in casks that were previously home to the classic Hungarian sweet wine Tokaji.
Out of Stock
75cl / 70.7%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The 2009 release of George T. Stagg, Jim Murray's favourite bourbon. Another absurdly strong classic from Buffalo Trace. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.

World Whiskies Awards
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The latest expression of Dalmore is an 18yo, and it's just as smooth, spicy and sweet as fans of this distillery would hope. Bottled at 43%, which is a great step forward for owners W&M, but we can't help thinking this would be even better at 46%.
£88.65 Inc. VAT
(£73.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 42%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very fancily-packaged 1981 Dalmore, "finessed" (translation: finished) in Amoroso sherry wood. Picked up an impressive 88 points from Whiskyfun in October 2009.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Distillery Bottling
A special bottling of Edradour 12yo. Songwriter Dougie Maclean has selected this single Oloroso cask from 1997 as part of the Homecoming celebrations and named it after his most famous song, Caledonia. This is the first in what will be an ongoing series from Edradour.
£43.75 Inc. VAT
(£36.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 47.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A very old Glenlivet 1959 bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Private Collection series.
£999.00 Inc. VAT
(£832.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Jura's 'profoundly peated' Prophecy bottlings are released in small batches and are drier, stronger and smokier than the standard Superstition peated IOJ.
£49.55 Inc. VAT
(£41.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A very old Linkwood 1959 bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Private Collection series.
£420.00 Inc. VAT
(£350.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
New Zealand Single Malt Whisky
A new (to us) 15 year-old expression of Milford, the New Zealand single malt. The spirit for Milford was produced at the Willowbank distillery in Dunedin, which was dismantled in 1999.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A no-age-statement expression from Speyburn. Bradan Orach means Golden Salmon, according to our exhaustive research.
£23.45 Inc. VAT
(£19.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
English Single Malt Spirit
An unpeated malt spirit from England's only distillery, the Norfolk-located St George's. As this is less than three years old, it can't be called whisky. This particular release has spent twenty-two months maturing in a first fill American bourbon cask.
£33.45 Inc. VAT
(£27.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
English Single Malt Spirit
A peated malt spirit from England's only distillery, the Norfolk-located St George's. As this is less than three years old, it can't be called whisky. This particular release has spent twenty-two months maturing in a first fill American bourbon cask.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
English Single Malt Spirit
A bottle of the unpeated new make spirit from England's only distillery, the Norfolk-located St George's. As this is less than a month old, it certainly can't be called whisky, but it's an interesting bottle nonetheless. A piece of Sassenach history?
£35.45 Inc. VAT
(£29.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
English Single Malt Spirit
A bottle of the peated new make spirit from England's only distillery, the Norfolk-located St George's. As this is less than 2 months old, it certainly can't be called whisky, but it's an interesting bottle nonetheless. A piece of Sassenach history?
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A very old Tamdhu 1966, bottled by Gordon & Macphail for their Macphail's Collection series.
£350.00 Inc. VAT
(£291.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A smartly-packaged 15 year-old expression of little-seen Speysider Tomatin, bottled at 43%.
Out of Stock
November '09 17th Tuesday

Lots of TWE-exclusive goodies today, with a slew of our own bottlings included in the first instalment of this week's round-up.  And what bottlings they are...

For Islayphiles, not only do we have the latest additions to the Elements of Islay series (this time Ar2 and Lg1), there's also the new Port Askaig 30yo and the last few bottles of The Whisky Show Port Ellen 1979!

Meanwhile, for Japanese whisky fans and the sherryheads there's the sumptuous first-fill sherry cask Karuizawa 1982, not to mention the long-awaited 1967 42yo at an impressive 58.4%.  The latter of this stunning pair is on one bottle per customer due to phenomenal pre-release demand.

Last but not least, we've got our Whisky Show 1966 43yo sherry cask Speysider from That-Independent-Family-Owned-Speyside-Distillery-That's-Really-Good-But-We're-Not-Allowed-To-Say-Who-They-Are-'Cos-They-Don't-Like-It-Even-Though-Everyone-Always-Knows-Anyway.  This splendid 'Farc-er has been bottled especially for The Whisky Show by our friends at Douglas Laing.

50cl / 60.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
The first batch of Elements of Islay Ar1 has just about gone, so here's its replacement - and from the feedback we've had so far, many people think it's even better! Whiskyfun's Serge certainly thought so, awarding Ar2 a very impressive 90 points. We are delighted that Gordon Homer of the famous Spirit of Islay website has endorsed this release with his signature.
Out of Stock
50cl / 56.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Our first Lg1 for Elements of Islay comes from a distillery on the southern coast with a history of arguing with its neighbours. Oaty initially, with a massive coal and kipper burst on the palate and a big warming finish. We are delighted that Gordon Homer of the famous Spirit of Islay website has endorsed this release with his signature.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.1%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
A sublime first-fill sherry cask of Karuizawa 1982 selected especially by TWE for our 10th Anniversary. Rich and full-bodied, with raisin cake and flinty flavours. Missed a Gold Medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2009 by 1 point. 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.

Silver Medal
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.4%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Here it is - the already legendary Karuizawa 1967 42yo from cask 6426. The oldest and most famous Karuizawa ever bottled when it appeared at the tail-end of 2009, we only ever had around 200 bottles of this one, and after Whiskyfun and Whiskynotes both gave it humungous 95 point scores, it sold out in a little over 24 hours. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
£2,500.00 Inc. VAT
(£2,083.33 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
A splendidly gentle and elegant 30yo Port Askaig, showing delicious honeysuckle on the nose, then bonfire smoke and leafy oakiness on the palate. One of the most perfectly autumnal whiskies we've ever tried.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another cracker from one of Speyside's greatest distilleries, this time a 1966 single cask bottled at 43 years by Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask series especially for The Whisky Show 2009.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Independent Bottling
A very rare Port Ellen 1979, produced for The Whisky Show 2009. Just 60 bottles of this one, so only one per customer.
Out of Stock
November '09 2nd Monday

A string of new releases from Bladnoch this week, with the exciting inclusion of an 8yo - made entirely with the new spirit distilled since Raymond Armstrong recommenced operations at the distillery that many thought was gone for good.  As well as the annual Bell's Christmas Decanter - yes, they still make them - and a rather smart set of Springbank quarter-bottles, we also have two very special TWE bottlings for you!

The first is the latest addition to our award-winning Elements of Islay range.  Following the remarkable success of Pe1, which sold out in only a few weeks, we've brought forward the newest release - the splendid Br1.  This single malt hails from a prolific distillery with a tendency towards augmenting the character of its spirit by re-racking into wine barrels - however, we think that this Br1 release is ACE all by itself: as with the rest of the Elements range, we've married our casks together to create a malt that we feel truly represents the character of this great distillery.

The other new release from TWE this week is the second of our celebratory 10th Anniversary bottlings - a very special Longmorn 1969.  This single cask 39 year-old has been bottled from a single refill sherry butt at full cask strength especially for us by our friends at Gordon & Macphail and shows an extraordinary intensity of sherry-oak flavours alongside the citrussy complexity that characterises Longmorn, one of our favourite Speyside distilleries.

Finally, we have a trio of 'others', this week including a sherry-matured Yamazaki, a Berry Bros. St. Magdalene and the latest Port Ellen from Douglas Laing.  Slainte!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WHISKY EXCHANGE'S DELIVERIES ARE MADE BY A COURIER COMPANY AND ARE UNAFFECTED BY THE POSTAL STRIKE IN THE UK.

70cl / 55%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An eight year-old expression from the revitalised Bladnoch, everyone's favourite operating Lowlander. A hearty 'Slainte' to Raymond Armstrong and his team, as this spirit has been produced entirely by themselves following the distillery's re-opening.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
An 18yo expression from Bladnoch, the splendid independently-owned Lowlander.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A single cask sherry butt of Bladnoch from 1992. This should be delightful.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A 19yo from indie Lowland distillery Bladnoch with some hearty-looking cows on the label. Yummy.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
The traditional Christmas Bell's decanter, this year with company founder Arthur Bell's picture on the side and a short history of the man printed on the box.
£69.95 Inc. VAT
(£58.29 Ex. VAT)
50cl / 49.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks
Another addition to our Elements of Islay range, this Br1 comes from a fiercely independent Islay distillery. Interestingly, none of the casks used for this vatting have been wine-finished.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Speciality Drinks Ltd
An ancient refill sherry butt of Longmorn 1969, bottled at full strength for TWE by Gordon & Macphail to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Wonderful rancio aromas of leather and Christmas cake, with chocolate, olive brine and a hint of rubber.

This is restricted to ONE BOTTLE per customer.
£299.00 Inc. VAT
(£249.17 Ex. VAT)
60cl / 46%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A pack of three 20cl bottles from the splendid Springbank distillery, showcasing their young 'CV' style on each of the three different malts made at the distillery, including the peated Longrow and the triple-distilled Hazelburn alongside Springbank itself.
£42.35 Inc. VAT
(£35.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 48%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very tasty Yamazaki bottled at 48% after extensive maturation in sherry casks. Previous version have been big hits at various whisky awards and this one should continue that tradition.
LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER
£99.95 Inc. VAT
(£83.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A smoky, sweet-tarred Port Ellen 1982 bottled from a refill butt by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
A special single cask of St. Magdalene 1982 distilled just a year before the distillery was closed for redevelopment. bottled by our friends from Berry Brothers & Rudd in St. James'.
Out of Stock


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