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Dumbarton 'Sovereign' 1987 / 29 years old 54.7%

Dumbarton 'Sovereign' 1987 / 29 years old 54.7%

$195.00

Distilled in March of 1987 and laid down to mature for 29 years, this single cask bottling comes from the Dumbarton grain distillery which closed its doors in 2002 and sadly this year was fully demolished. The nose is very rounded and soft, aromatic with vanilla custard, chocolate shortbread and a hint of lemon zest. The palate is rich and cream...


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Garnheath 'Xtra Old Particular' 1974 / 42 years old 44.5%

Garnheath 'Xtra Old Particular' 1974 / 42 years old 44.5%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 44.5%

Volume: 700ml

$465.00

Garnheath is the name given to grain whisky produced at the Moffat distillery complex in Airdrie, a large-scale whisky operation that at one time had 1,000 workers on site. Garnheath spirit was first produced in 1965 and ending shortly thereafter in 1986, with this particular cask filled in 1974. There have been few expressions bottled from thes...


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Talisker 'Provenance' 2009 / 7 years old 46%

Talisker 'Provenance' 2009 / 7 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$112.00

Distilled at the iconic Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye, this single cask release comes from the stable of Glasgow's famed Douglas Laing & Co. Matured in a refill hogshead cask, this is a much less wood-influenced expression of the distillery, showing more of the spirit character. Salty and peppery on the nose, there is a whiff of se...


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Bunnahabhain 'Provenance' 2008 / 8 years old 46%

Bunnahabhain 'Provenance' 2008 / 8 years old 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$83.00

This vibrant Bunnahabhain was matured for 8 years in a refill hogshead cask, and shows the peat-free style of whisky made at this Islay distillery. Sweet with ripe peaches and soft spices to start, it is mellow and sugary sweet with macerated fruit on the palate. The finish is long, sweetly spiced and fresh throughout.


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Glen Ord 'Provenance' 2004 / 11 years old 46%

Glen Ord 'Provenance' 2004 / 11 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$88.60

A new release just in from Douglas Laing's Provenance series, this is a single cask bottling from the seldom-seen Glen Ord distillery. The whisky from Ord is usually sweet, malty and juicy, and this bottling shows that style beautifully, with a citrus note on the nose and a trail of smoke and spice in the finish.


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Ben Nevis 'Provenance' 2006 / 10 years old 46%

Ben Nevis 'Provenance' 2006 / 10 years old 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$85.00

This single cask bottling of Ben Nevis was matured for 10 years in a refill hogshead cask. Fragrant and sweet initially, it builds to notes of barley and warm spices (ginger in particular) with a peppery tone, moving towards a confectionery, honeyed sweetness. A soft, light and mild example of the often robust Ben Nevis style.


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Glen Moray 'Provenance' 2005 / 10 years old 46%

Glen Moray 'Provenance' 2005 / 10 years old 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$74.00

Distilled in June 2005 and bottled after 10 years of maturation, this single cask bottling from the Glen Moray distillery is sweet, gristy (ground malt) and softly spiced, with hints of honey, vanilla and an American cream-soda quality. The finish is medium length, still sweet and softly spiced.


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Port Ellen 'Xtra Old Particular' 1982 / 33 years old 55.6%

Port Ellen 'Xtra Old Particular' 1982 / 33 years old 55.6%

Region: Islay

Strength: 55.6%

Volume: 700ml

$2,467.00

Amongst Scotland's closed distilleries the Port Ellen distillery remains one of the most sought-after and sorely-missed. Its closure and partial demolition in 1983 reduced the distillery's on the island at the time to 7, and though there is still a maltings at the site, spirit has not flowed their since. This expression comes from Douglas Laing ...


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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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Ardmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 16 years old 44.5%

Ardmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 16 years old 44.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 44.5%

Volume: 700ml

$171.00

Distilled in 2000 and filled into a refill barrel, this 16 year old Ardmore shows the unique peated Highland malt character. Savoury peat smoke is found immediately - streaky bacon, charred wood and toasted barley flavours, along with rich fresh honey and more barbequed, smoky meats. These smoky qualities are balanced by a sweet vanilla toffee f...


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Tamdhu 'Old Particular' 2001 / 14 years old 48.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$124.00

Distilled in 2001 at the Tamdhu distillery, this 14 year old whisky comes from a single refill Hogshead cask. Sweet with the typical Tamdhu character of vanilla, gristy malt barley and ripe fruit, it remains fruity and sweet on the palate with a touch of honey and candied orange. The finish is medium long, carrying the flavours through into the ...


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Tomintoul 'Old Particular' 1995 / 20 years old 51.5%

Tomintoul 'Old Particular' 1995 / 20 years old 51.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$192.00

Tomintoul is one of Speyside's more modern distilleries, built in 1964 in the Glen of Livet. As a workhorse distillery for the blending market, we have rarely had expressions from this distillery, especially as old as this one. The aroma is clean and fresh, with vanilla, butter-cream and a very subtle smoke. The palate is full and malty, carryin...


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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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Royal Lochnagar 'Old Particular' 1997 / 17 years old 48.4%

Royal Lochnagar 'Old Particular' 1997 / 17 years old 48.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$137.00

One of only a handful distilleries that can call itself 'Royal', Lochnagar is just near Balmoral in the Highland's of Scotland. Typically Highland in stylewith heather-honey notes, candied sweets and ripe red fruits, there is an earthy, tobacco quality to the flavour that is commonly found in Lochnagar whisky. Bottled from a single cask after 17...


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Rock Oyster 46.8%

Rock Oyster 46.8%

Strength: 46.8%

Volume: 700ml

$73.00

Malts from distilleries on Orkney, Jura, Arran and Islay are selected for this blended malt bottled by Douglas Laing. Coastal peat flavours are at the forefront along with spicy black pepper and vanilla notes.


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Teaninich 'Xtra Old Particular' 1983 / 30 years old 53.8%

Teaninich 'Xtra Old Particular' 1983 / 30 years old 53.8%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.8%

Volume: 700ml

$596.00

Part of the new 'Xtra Old Particular' series from Douglas Laing comes this very special single cask Teaninich bottling. Distilled in 1983 and bottled 30 years later, it is a facinating and complex whisky with layers of cedar wood, tobacco and cigar and ginger spice notes. The palate is very creamy, carrying the flavours through to the long and c...


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Bowmore 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 25 years old 55.1%

Bowmore 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 25 years old 55.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 55.1%

Volume: 700ml

$713.00

Distilled at the end of 1989 and filled into a refill hogshead cask, this Bowmore was left to mature for 25 years before being bottled at its natural cask strength. Gently maratime with coastal and oceanic with a drifting subtle smoke. Sweetly smoky to start on the palate with a sooty and iodine peatyness that stays for a long time on the finish...


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Auchentoshan 'Old Particular' 2000 / 14 years old 48.4%

Auchentoshan 'Old Particular' 2000 / 14 years old 48.4%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$143.00

Distilled in late 2000, this Auchentoshan embodies the Lowland style, with crisp, fragrant and delicate floral and citrus notes and a sweet and soft palate and mouthfeel. The lingering taste is of orange pith and vanilla fudge, a typical characteristic of the triple distilled Auchentoshan.


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Teaninich 'Executive Decision' 1973 / 40 years old 48.9%

Teaninich 'Executive Decision' 1973 / 40 years old 48.9%

Region: Highland

Strength: 48.9%

Volume: 700ml

$834.00

Distilled in 1973 and matured for 40 long years, this very old Teaninich has a remarkably dark colour for its cask type (a refill hogshead). One of only 156 bottles filled, the tasting notes from Douglas Laing & Co read of a sweetly spiced and rich chocolate aroma, with dark cherries and beeswax, combined with toffee and polished antique fur...


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