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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)

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December '10 23rd Thursday

Yes, it's finally arrived!  Bell's had a bit of a nightmare with the decanter this year but we've got it now, so all's well that ends well.

There's also the small matters of the new Bowmore 40yo and the uber-premium The John Walker Baccarat decanter for anyone with a spare few grand left over after Christmas.

Important Notice

The Whisky Exchange HQ in Park Royal will be closed from 24th-28th December and from 31st December - 4th of January.  Staff will be working on 29th-30th December to process orders for New Year.  Please note that UK orders for guaranteed New Year's Eve delivery must be placed by 4pm on Tuesday 28th December.

The Whisky Exchange would like to say a massive Thank You to all our friends and customers for all their support in 2010 and wish you all a Happy Holiday and Best Wishes for 2011.

70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
2010's Christmas decanter was delayed, sadly only arriving at TWE the day before Christmas Eve. Then it was recalled as there was something wrong with the boxes. Finally it's back, though, and approved for sale. Thanks to all the customers who waited patiently (twice) for it to turn up.
£71.95 Inc. VAT
(£59.96 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 44.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Released at the end of 2010, Bowmore have really pulled all the stops out for this 40 year-old 1969 - a bourbon cask that yielded just 53 bottles. The bottles are hand-blown and sculpted with molten glass, topped with solid silver and come on a solid slate plinth.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
Released towards the end of 2010, The John Walker is an ultra-premium expression of Johnie Walker Blue Label, crafted using some of the very oldest whiskies available from Diageo's vast maturing stock - including some very old whiskies from distilleries long since closed including Cambus and Glen Albyn, alongside traditional Johnnie Walker cornerstones such as Cardhu and Talisker.
£1,850.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,541.67 Ex. VAT)
December '10 21st Tuesday

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

Most UK orders are being processed and despatched within 24 hours, however Parcelforce have advised us that deliveries to parts of the UK affected by extreme weather conditions may be delayed.  Please note that all Non-UK orders will now be delivered after the New Year.

70cl / 54.2%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A very old single hogshead of the 1977 vintage from lesser-known Campbeltown distillery Glen Scotia, bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A refill hogshead from the Lochside distillery, which was dismantled in 1997 and demolished a few years later. This is from the 1991 vintage, the year before the distillery was finally closed.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A refill hogshead of Linkwood that's picked up a very healthy colour during 26 years of ageing - sadly, though, just 126 bottles have been yielded from the cask.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Cask 86 is another in the series of excellent old Laphroaigs to be bottled by Signatory in the last few years. A bracing blast of phenols with hints of salt and fresh fruit, even after 20 years of ageing.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask (refill butt) 10yo Laphroaig 2000, bottled for Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered Collection at a very reasonable price.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
From the sadly-defunct Lowland distillery Littlemill (demolished in the 1990s) comes this refill hoggie bottled for the Old Malt Cask collection by Douglas Laing.
£70.45 Inc. VAT
(£58.71 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.1%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A very old 1977 Macallan finished in a red wine cask after initial maturation in a refill hogshead and bottled by Douglas Laing at 45.1% for their Platinum Selection series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second of Macallan's Masters of Photography series sensibly avoids the controversies of the first, with a special 20yo sherried whisky and a book of photos by Albert Watson on the journey of the sherry cask. The presentation box contains ten of these photos reproduced as special prints.
£1,200.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,000.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A cask strength Signatory bottling of the rarely-seen Mosstowie, the Lomond-still single malt made at the Miltonduff distillery between 1964 and 1981. Just 188 bottles were yielded from a single hogshead.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A refill hogshead of Port Ellen 1983, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask collection. Not too phenolic with a lovely, subtle, heathery nose that becomes quite fruity with time. The palate is more forward, with flavours of Fishermen's Friends and tarry smoked wood.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A refill butt of 1990 Rosebank 20yo from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. The prices of these have really started going up compared to 2008 and 2009 - perhaps they're finally running out?
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A very old refill butt from extinct Lowlander St. Magdalene, distilled in 1983, a year before the distillery was closed. Quite sweet on the nose - think honeysuckle and barley sugar - with big oak presence on the palate and a drying, peppery finish.
Out of Stock
December '10 20th Monday

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

Most UK orders are being processed and despatched within 24 hours, however Parcelforce have advised us that deliveries to parts of the UK affected by extreme weather conditions may be delayed.  Please note that all Non-UK orders will now be delivered after the New Year.

70cl / 60.9%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A rather smart packaging upgrade for Aberlour's wildly successful A'bunadh, the famously full-on cask strength sherry monster - amazingly, this is the 33rd incarnation.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.1%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A 20yo single cask 1990 from little-seen peated Speysider Ardmore. This has been aged in what Signatory refer to as a 'Wine Treated Barrel', although they're not saying what kind of wine was used, nor what exactly 'treated' means. Answers on a postcard.
£68.05 Inc. VAT
(£56.71 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A batch of two hogsheads of peated Speysider Ardmore, bottled at 46% by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
£34.25 Inc. VAT
(£28.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 47.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A single cask Auchroisk (formerly bottled by owners Diageo as The Singleton because so few people can pronounce the distillery's name correctly), this is from a single refill bourbon barrel and has picked up a delightful vanilla'd honey tone over 35 years ageing.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask sherried Ben Nevis 1993 bottled by Signatory for their Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
Out of Stock
70cl / 59.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A single sherry butt of 1987 Bowmore, bottled by Douglas Laing at just shy of 60% abv. This should be a belter.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Bunnahabhain is enjoying a renaissance, with a reputation boosted by the switch to a higher strength and no colouring or chillfiltration - plus the recent release of a string of stellar old Bunnas by various indie bottlers. The colour on this remarkably potent (for a 36yo) 1974 vintage suggests that this should be one of the latter.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A special edition of Chivas Regal 18yo decorated by fashion designer Christian Lacroix in a frankly remarkable fabric and silver bottle. The box is coated in the same embroidery-style fabric, which looks like a 19th-century Prussian colonel's blazer.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another of Edradour's wildly successful hand-picked single casks. These never last long, and the 1997s have proven particularly popular.
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.7%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another outstanding old sherry monster by 'Speyside's Finest Distillery', bottled by Douglas Laing for their Platinum Selection. This should be fabulous.
Out of Stock
70cl / 56.8%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
A single cask bottling of the obscure (and long-defunct) Glen Mhor, whose original site is now famously occupied by a supermarket after the distillery was demolished in the mid-1980s. Another of Signatory's enigmatic 'Wine Treated' barrels.
£240.00 Inc. VAT
(£200.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A refill hoggie of Glen Moray, formerly owned by Glenmorangie, of course, and now missing in action after being snapped up by La Martiniquaise, owners of the up-and-coming Label 5 blend.
£62.45 Inc. VAT
(£52.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 47.6%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Clan Denny
Another of Clan Denny's outrageously ancient single grain whiskies, this time from the Caledonian distillery, aged a full 45 (yes, forty-five!) years in a refill hogshead.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45.9%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Clan Denny
A refill bourbon barrel of long,long,long-aged single grain from the not-very-often-come-across Cambus distillery, a Diageo workhorse that closed in 1993.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46.8%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Clan Denny
A very old single grain from Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon distillery, (briefly home to the Ben Wyvis single malt), this is from a refill barrel and has been bottled for Douglas Laing's Clan Denny label.
Out of Stock
70cl / 57.2%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Clan Denny
A refill butt from the little-seen Strathclyde, Pernod's massive grain distillery with a capacity of nigh on 40 million litres per year, the vast majority of which presumably goes to Chivas and Ballantine's blends.
£81.05 Inc. VAT
(£67.54 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
A single cask of 1964 Longmorn bottled from a single first-fill sherry hogshead by Gordon & Macphail for the French market.
£399.00 Inc. VAT
(£332.50 Ex. VAT)
December '10 15th Wednesday

 

70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A special blend from Chivas Brothers' Ballantine's scotch whisky, this has been specially designed for use at Christmas (so expect a greater than normal sherry influence, with lots of fruit cake aromas and flavours). Keep some handy in your cabinet for a taste of Christmas all year round.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A very old and limited Glenglassaugh - just 200 bottles of this 36yo sherry cask from the 1972 vintage have been bottled as part of the ongoing Over 30 Years Old Rare Cask Series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 49.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Released at the end of 2010, this Bowmore 1981 has received very promising reviews, but is sadly rather thin on the ground with just 402 bottles having been released.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55.48%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The first official bottling of Glenugie since a near-impossible-to-find 5yo Grant McDonald bottling from about twenty years ago, this 1977 was bottled in 2010, twenty-seven years after the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1983. Bottled at its impressive cask strength of 55% abv.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 52.6%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another for the pantheon of epic sherry monsters from Glendronach, plucked from the distillery's stock of glorious aged single casks. This has been bottled from a Pedro Ximenez puncheon (a large cask normally holding around 500 litres). As ever, these are MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another for the pantheon of epic sherry monsters from Glendronach, plucked from the distillery's stock of glorious aged single casks. This has been bottled from a Pedro Ximenez puncheon (a large cask normally holding around 500 litres). As ever, these are MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
Out of Stock
70cl / 51.9%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Another for the pantheon of epic sherry monsters from Glendronach, plucked from the distillery's stock of glorious aged single casks. This has been bottled from an Oloroso Sherry Butt, and, as ever, must be limited to MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
Out of Stock
70cl / 48.85%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A historic bottling - the first ever official release of Inverleven, the Lowland distillery closed in 1991. This is one of the first releases in Chivas Brothers' Deoch an Doras series - the name (roughly pronounced 'Jock an Doris') means 'a drink at the door', the Gaelic equivalent of 'one for the road' - although why the Irish spelling of 'doras' has been used instead of the Scottish 'doruis' or 'dorus' is probably one for the marketing dept to answer.
£285.00 Inc. VAT
(£237.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45.3%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Very rare to find any stock from the long-defunct Ayrshire distillery (AKA Ladyburn), so kudos to Signatory for unearthing this mouthwatering bourbon barrel (which sadly yielded just 161 bottles).
Out of Stock
70cl / 52.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Signatory
Another of Signatory's phenomenal run of mature Laphroaig from 1990. These have been hugely popular, and they can't last forever - if you haven't had one yet, don't leave it too long.
Out of Stock
15cl / 41%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A smart little set of Jura miniatures, featuring one mini each of the distillery's 10yo, 16yo and Superstition single malts.
£14.45 Inc. VAT
(£12.04 Ex. VAT)
December '10 7th Tuesday
Some more interesting new products, including some fancy American ryes, and of course the latest hotly-anticipated release from new Islay superstar Kilchoman.  We've also (finally) got Dave Broom's new tome, which we're sure many whisky fans will be hoping to find under the tree this Christmas.
70cl / 40%
Japanese Blended Whisky
An eight year-old version of Nikka's Black blended whisky -the one-time Mizuwari Death Match champion on Chris Bunting's superb Japanese whisky site Nonjatta. We're looking forward to this.
£37.95 Inc. VAT
(£31.63 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 63.9%
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
2010's edition of Parker's Heritage Collection is from a high-wheat mash (yummy!) and has been bottled at an impressive 63.9% abv (crikey!). Rated 93 points by John Hansell across the pond, so we expect this to move pretty quick.
Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Third Finest Whisky in the World
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 44%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special edition 21yo Isle of Jura bottled for the distillery's 200th anniversary in 2010, finished in a Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Sherry cask from 1963, the year the distillery was rebuilt. Contains a personal message from distillery manager Willie Cochrane, inviting recipients to visit the distillery for a personal tour and a dramming session.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
Dave Broom
Dave Broom's World Atlas of Whisky is an essential guide for the enthusiast, with clear, beautifully rendered maps of the whisky-producing regions and of course vast swathes of Dave's erudition, wit and wisdom which has, as expected, raised the bar of whisky scholarship once again. A must-have.
£30.00
75cl / 46%
American Whiskey
From the not-previously-known-for-its-whiskey state of Utah comes this remarkable rye whiskey, aged for 21 years in previously-used barrels (meaning it can't be called 'straight' rye). This looks fantastic.
£110.00 Inc. VAT
(£91.67 Ex. VAT)
75cl / 46%
Rye Whiskey
High West have burst onto the scene with their aged rye, which has been bottled at a friendly 46% - higher than most, but not so high as to scare folk off. This 16yo is a straight rye unlike its 21yo sibling and comes in a faintly iridescent bottle.
£76.95 Inc. VAT
(£64.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Straight Rye Whiskey
A no-age statement blended straight rye whiskey from Utah's High West Distillery Co., Rendezvous has already picked up a gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
£51.85 Inc. VAT
(£43.21 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 47.2%
The 2010 edition of Woodford Reserve's highly-sought-after Masters Collection limited batch is the fruit of an experiment with Maple Wood finishing. We're looking forward to this and congratulations to Woodford for continuing to push the envelope.
£110.00 Inc. VAT
(£91.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
Adelphi have come out with some phenomenal old Bunnahabhains in the last few years. We expect this 35yo from the 1975 vintage to join the pantheon.
Out of Stock
70cl / 47.1%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Adelphi
This epic 38 year old was distilled in 1970, just a few years after Caperdonich's revival. The distillery has been mothballed since 2002 by owners Pernod Ricard, and seems unlikely to open again.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second edition of Highland Park's Magnus series sees the former Earl elevated to sainthood after his canonisation following his murder by an evil relative.
£299.00 Inc. VAT
(£249.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Indian Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Kadhambam means 'mixture' or 'combination', and this Amrut certainly lives up to its name: a vatting of normal and peated Amrut that started life in ex-Oloroso casks before being transferred first into brandy casks, then into rum casks (both the rum and brandy having been produced at Amrut also). A curious admixture, you might say - but it works. This is a unique and thrilling whisky - but sadly we've only got a handful of bottles.
£68.45 Inc. VAT
(£57.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Kilchoman's Winter 2010 release is finally with us, and as usual it's likely to go pretty fast. We tasted a sublime cask strength pre-release sample of this at 2010's Whisky Show and think it's the best standard release Killy yet.
£50.45 Inc. VAT
(£42.04 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Another bottling of the usual good quality Port Ellen from Douglas Laing. This is a 27 year old refill bourbon cask bottled in late 2010, just around the time that Old Malt Cask PE's were starting to tail off.
£599.00 Inc. VAT
(£499.17 Ex. VAT)
50cl / 60.9%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special 50cl cask strength official bottling of Scapa 1993, normally only available at the distillery itself. A fascinating array of tropical fruit flavours, but needs a drop of water to express itself fully.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Welsh Single Malt Whisky
Penderyn's single sherry cask matured whisky, rich and dark with lots of sherry fruit. It definitely benefits from the higher than usual bottling strength, with more intensity of flavour - it also takes water well.
£155.00 Inc. VAT
(£129.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 61.2%
Welsh Single Malt Whisky
A cask strength bottling of a single ex-bourbon cask of Penderyn from the 2000 vintage.
Whisky Bible Awards 2012: European Single Cask Whisky of the Year
Out of Stock
December '10 1st Wednesday

Just a handful so far this week.  Will add anything else interesting if it turns up.

75cl / 45%
Rye Whiskey
An old-style bottle of the little-seen 12yo Van Winkle rye, a rarer variety even than the equally excellent 13yo which is periodically pretty scarce itself.
Out of Stock
100cl / 43%
Tennessee Whiskey
Something for the Tennessee fans, this is the sixth in the Jack Daniels Gold Medal Series and honours the 1954 Brussels Belgium Star of Excellence.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Out of Stock
100cl / 57.1%
Indian Single Malt Whisky
A litre of the delightfully feisty Amrut 100, a peated Indian single malt bottled at a traditional 100-proof. Another triumph from Amrut, with delicious smoke and dark fruit flavours. Big & beautiful.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The second edition of Bruichladdich's single malt whisky made with organically-grown Scottish barley - in this case from the Mid Coul, Coulmore and mains of Tullibardine farms. As with all of Bruichladdich's malts, this has been neither coloured nor unchilfiltered. More unusually for this distillery, it hasn't been wine-finished either.
£39.95 Inc. VAT
(£33.29 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
English Single Malt Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A special limited edition from the English Whisky Company, Chapter 7 is English single malt whisky that has been finished in a rum barrel and bottled at a good drinking strength of 46%.
£69.45 Inc. VAT
(£57.88 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
English Single Malt Whisky
From Norfolk's English Whisky Company comes Chapter 10, a sherry casked English single malt whisky that's picked up a very impressive colour in a very short time.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A recently released cask strength batch from the revitalised Glen Garioch distillery, this 1991 vintage picked up five stars from Class magazine, who call it "dry...with smoky charred wood/peat and apple fruit". Sounds good to us.
£70.85 Inc. VAT
(£59.04 Ex. VAT)


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