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The independent bottlers of Scotland are some of the oldest traders of Scotch in the world, originating at a time when distilleries seldom sold their wares directly to the public. As it remains today, the independent bottler's role is to showcase the whisky in it's most revealing, natural and singular state - from small batches of 2-3 casks through to the product of just a single cask of whisky.

We are very proud to stock an extensive range of whiskies from Scotland's leading independent bottlers. Among this selection are some of the finest whiskies we stock, covering almost all styles of single malt - from the youngest, peatiest Islay through to the oldest and most revered of Speysides, and everything in between.

Due to the nature of small batch and single cask whisky, there are often precious few bottles to go around, so please be aware that this selection changes frequently between shipments, and some are so rare that availability is often very limited.

If you would like assistance selecting from this range, or would like any advice in general, we are always delighted to hear from you. You can reach us by phone on 0800 WHISKY (944 759) or by email.

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Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 46%

Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 46%

$58.50

Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower. In addition to a slightly spicy flavour, this also imparts a pale yellow colour to Old Raj. Rich and clean, with a lovely oily mouthfeel, this gin has flavours of zesty lemon, indian spices and a hint of ani...


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Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 46%

$58.50

Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower. In addition to a slightly spicy flavour, this also imparts a pale yellow colour to Old Raj. Rich and clean, with a lovely oily mouthfeel, this gin has flavours of zesty lemon, indian spices and a hint of ani...


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Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 55%

Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 55%

$68.50

Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower. In addition to a slightly spicy flavour, this also imparts a pale yellow colour to Old Raj. This expression, bottled at 55%, is one of the few high strength gins on the market, fantastic in a gin & tonic...


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Caledonian 'Cadenhead' 1987 / 29 years old 52.3%

Caledonian 'Cadenhead' 1987 / 29 years old 52.3%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 52.3%

Volume: 700ml

$269.00

At the peak of its production the Caledonian distillery was one of Scotland's largest grain distilleries, situated near the Haymarket in Edinburgh. Originally named after the town, it was founded in 1885 and operated until its closure in 1988 and its eventual conversion into apartments. This is the first example of a 'Cally' that we have had in ...


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Caledonian 'Xtra Old Particular' 1976 / 40 years old 55.1%

Caledonian 'Xtra Old Particular' 1976 / 40 years old 55.1%

$453.00

This 40 year old whisky comes from the Caledonian distillery which was at one time one of the largest grain whisky producers in Scotland. Situated in Edinburgh, Caledonian closed in the late 1980's and there have been very few bottlings of its whisky, this being only the second we have had in our store. The tasting notes from Fred Laing, owner o...


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Cameronbridge 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 26 years old 56.6%

Cameronbridge 'Cadenhead' 1989 / 26 years old 56.6%

Strength: 56.6%

Volume: 700ml

$198.00

Distilled at the Cameronbridge grain distillery, this is a wonderful example of the complex and delicate flavours found in old grain whisky. Runny honey, brandy snaps and milk chocolate are found on the nose, with a soft woodiness and plenty of vanilla, ginger and toffee on the palate. The finish is long, fruity (pears) and with a soft earthy no...


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Caol Ila 'Adelphi' 2003 / 13 years old #301264 58.9%

Caol Ila 'Adelphi' 2003 / 13 years old #301264 58.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 58.9%

Volume: 700ml

$149.50

Bottled from a single ex-sherry hogshead cask, this Caol Ila was matured for 13 years before being bottled by Adelphi at its natural strength. Medicinal to start, with notes of coal tar soap, carbolic, Savlon in addition to the beach-bonfire smoke, it then becomes sweeter with flavours of Scottish tablet (a grainy, crumbly toffee) and bitter cof...


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Caol Ila 'Advanced Sample' 18 years old 200ml 50%

Caol Ila 'Advanced Sample' 18 years old 200ml 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 200ml

$74.00


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Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 1982 / 34 years old 60.1%

Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 1982 / 34 years old 60.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 60.1%

Volume: 700ml

$489.00

Matured for 34 years, this two-cask bottling of Caol Ila is part of the new releases from Wm. Cadenhead. One of the most remarkable things about this whisky is its strength - for its age, it has retained its alcohol volume, far higher than what is normally seen for such an old whisky. Mark Watt from Cadenhead describes this whisky as being softl...


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Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 1984 / 31 years old 52.1%

Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 1984 / 31 years old 52.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 52.1%

Volume: 700ml

$476.00

The scarcity of old Islay bottlings makes this new Caol Ila from Cadenhead even more exciting. Two American oak Hogshead casks were selected and combined, both filled in March 1984 and bottled 31 years later. Time has softened the peaty, smoky notes considerably, with a nutty, coconut aroma and an intriguing marshmallowy sweetness. The coconut f...


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Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 2001 / 14 years old 54.4%

Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 2001 / 14 years old 54.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 54.4%

Volume: 700ml

$139.00

This classic Caol Ila was bottled after 14 years of maturation at a natural strength of 54.4% from several American oak hogsheads. Sweet, citrius (lime, lemon) and ashy smoke are all in perfect balance, with a thick creamy mouthfeel and a touch of honey sweetness. The finish is very long lasting and peaty. Caol Ila is consistently one of the bes...


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Caol Ila 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2004 / 2015 59.3%

Caol Ila 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2004 / 2015 59.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 60.1%

Volume: 700ml

$145.80

Bottled at just under 11 years of age and an astonishing 60.1% cask strength, this Caol Ila is a real beast - sherry notes with smoky ham, pineapple, kiwi and ripe banana. The smoke surges with hints of bonfires and thick peat smoke with more tropical fruit flavours. A total smoke bomb of a whisky.


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Caol Ila 'Old and Rare' 1980 / 30 years old 59.4%

Caol Ila 'Old and Rare' 1980 / 30 years old 59.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 59.4%

Volume: 700ml

$456.00

One of the oldest bottlings we have available from Islay, bottled from a single re-fill hogshead, this Caol Ila is vibrant and bright gold colour. this Caol Ila is true to it's Islay roots - salt, soot and a drift of smoke lay in the background of old cough drops, preserved lemons, sweet barley and camphor. Caol Ila's at this age have an almost ...


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Caol Ila 'Old and Rare' 1984 / 30 years old 53.2%

Caol Ila 'Old and Rare' 1984 / 30 years old 53.2%

Region: Islay

Strength: 53.2%

Volume: 700ml

$697.00

Distilled in 1984 when many distilleries on Islay were in limited production, this single cask, cask strength Caol Ila is a sensational example of the delicate peaty flavours found in old Islay single malts. A facinating range of fruity flavours ranging from lime to stewed rhubarb are joined by a creamy custard aroma and flavour. The peat smoke ...


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Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 31 years old 49.4%

Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 31 years old 49.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 49.4%

Volume: 700ml

$521.00

This spectacularly old Caol Ila has been hand-selected by the team at Signatory Vintage from just a single cask, laid down 31 years ago in 1983. Whiskies of this age from Caol Ila are complex and deep, the smoke and peat flavours are softer, more integrated and mellow but always present like the embers of a peat fire. There is a gentle tang of t...


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Caol Ila 'Signatory' 2007 / 8 years old UCF 46%

Caol Ila 'Signatory' 2007 / 8 years old UCF 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$102.00

Selected from a pair of sister casks from the Caol Ila distillery, this 8 year old bottling by Signatory Vintage is a punchy dram, with loads of dry coastal bonfire peat smoke and sweet and tangy citric (particularly lime, citrus cordial) notes throughout, as is typical for Caol Ila of this age.


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Caol Ila 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 35 years old 47.1%

Caol Ila 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 35 years old 47.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 47.1%

Volume: 700ml

$896.00

This exceptionally old Caol Ila is one of the few to come from the late 1970's, bottled from a single cask that yielded just 204 bottles, of which only 3 are available in New Zealand. The tasting notes written by the team at Douglas Laing talk of a stately old Islay malt, with soft peat, ash and oily rag aromas. The soft peat builds to bonfire s...


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Caperdonich 'Adelphi' 1970 / 38 years old #4378 47.1%

Caperdonich 'Adelphi' 1970 / 38 years old #4378 47.1%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 47.1%

Volume: 700ml

$1,097.00

Closed in 2002, and often referred to as Glen Grant no. 2, Caperdonich is still very visible as you pass through Rothes. Its make is becoming increasingly hard to find, and especially welcome when found at this age and quality.A rich gold with light beading, as you would expect from the lower strength.The nose delights with decaying tropical fru...


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Caperdonich 'Old and Rare' 1994 / 21 years old 59.6%

Caperdonich 'Old and Rare' 1994 / 21 years old 59.6%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.6%

Volume: 700ml

$638.00

Although 2010 saw the demolition of the distillery, Caperdonich closed its doors for the final time in 2001 making this single cask bottling a piece of liquid history. Stewart Laing describes it as having a sweet nose, with notes of apple, pear and creme brulee, whilst the palate is smooth and creamy with characteristics of fudge and soft fruits...


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Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1993 / 15 years old #7536 54.7%

Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1993 / 15 years old #7536 54.7%

Region: Highland

Strength: 54.7%

Volume: 700ml

$183.00

One of Scotland's most distinctive spirits, Clynelish is at its very best when bottled from a refill American oak cask such as this single-cask bottling by Adelphi. Imediately maritime and fresh to start, with floral buttery creaminess and that unmistakable honeycomb sweetness and waxy texture. Underneath there is but a thread of smoke, buttery ...


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Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1996 / 19 years old #11455 53.4%

Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1996 / 19 years old #11455 53.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.4%

Volume: 700ml

$196.00

Adelphi's selection of casks from Clynelish can be amongst some of the most interesting whiskies available from Scotland. Creamy, buttery and tooth-coatingly textured, this is an aromatic dram with coconut, lemon drizzle cake, waxy and with a tinge of orange oil and a hint of ash. Described by Alex Bruce of Adelphi as being slightly dusty and no...


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Clynelish 'BBR' 1997 / 17 years old #4051 55%

Clynelish 'BBR' 1997 / 17 years old #4051 55%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55%

Volume: 700ml

$238.00

1997 is widely regarded as one of Clynelish distilleries most famous years, and this single cask from BBR is a great example of this exceptional period for the distillery. A surprising hint of peat smoke leads the nose, before the classic honeyed, brown sugar and fragrantly fruity flavours come out. The palate is lively and oily, with a waxy fee...


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Clynelish 'Signatory' 1995 / 20 years old 53.6%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.6%

Volume: 700ml

$179.00

Clynelish has for a long time been one of our most sought-after bottlings from the independents, and Signatory's reputation for selecting casks from this distillery is well known. This is a classic representation of the distillery style: molasses-rich brown sugar, fragrant beeswax and honeycomb aromas, with an oily, waxy and distinctive mouthfee...


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Cragganmore 'Adelphi' 1986 / 29 years old 59.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.2%

Volume: 700ml

$441.00

From an American oak, ex-Bourbon hogshead, this is a burnished colour with good beading, 1 of only 166 bottles. Rich aromas of rice pudding with a generous topping of papaya and manuka honey. After a while, the nose becomes richer with toffee apples, a hint of cheese rind, dunnage warehouse and the inside of a freshly opened cigar box. The tas...


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