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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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Dumbarton 'Xtra Old Particular' 1964 / 51 years old 45.8%

Dumbarton 'Xtra Old Particular' 1964 / 51 years old 45.8%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 45.8%

Volume: 700ml

$706.00

The Dumbarton grain distillery was founded in 1938 in the town of the same name, with column stills purpose-built in America and designed solely to distill a maize based mash. Distilled in 1964 and matured for a remarkable 51 years before bottling, this represents the oldest and only expression we have stocked from the distillery. The tasting no...


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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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Auchentoshan 'Provenance' 2002 / 14 years old 46%

Auchentoshan 'Provenance' 2002 / 14 years old 46%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$104.00

This new Auchentoshan was bottled from a single refill Hogshead cask by one of Scotland's most famed independent bottlers, Douglas Laing & Co. The Auchentoshan distillery's triple-distillation makes for a very fresh, delicate and citric dram, and this bottling is particularly creamy, custardy and with a distinctive flavour of poached white f...


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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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Caol Ila 'Old Particular' 1996 / 19 years old 50.7%

Caol Ila 'Old Particular' 1996 / 19 years old 50.7%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50.7%

Volume: 700ml

$203.00

Distilled in 1996 at the Caol Ila distillery, this single cask bottling from Douglas Laing's Old Particular series is big, peated and oceanic. There is a sweet barley tone to flavour, which runs to a soft and tarry and barbeque smoky. The finish is herbal and spiced, with notes of chimney soot, coal dust and a note of Fisherman's Friends - a whi...


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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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Laphroaig 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 26 years old 52.4%

Laphroaig 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 26 years old 52.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 52.4%

Volume: 700ml

$677.00

You will seldom see a Laphroaig as dark and brooding as this new bottling from Douglas Laing & Co. Selected from a single refill Hogshead cask that was laid down in May 1989, it was left to mature for 26 years. The tasting notes from Fred Laing speak for themselves "Full of sweet summer tar, leaf smoke, tobacco, kindling and peated barley, l...


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Longmorn 'Old Particular' 1994 / 21 years old 51.5%

Longmorn 'Old Particular' 1994 / 21 years old 51.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$149.00

Situated in the very heart of Speyside in an area known as Fogwatt, the Longmorn distillery is one of the most important whiskies in the Chivas blend. Due to its use in blending, it is seldom seen as a single malt, with most bottlings coming from independent bottlers such as Douglas Laing. This 21 year old single-cask expression is very aromatic...


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Benrinnes 'Old Particular' 1996 / 20 years old 51.5%

Benrinnes 'Old Particular' 1996 / 20 years old 51.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$158.00

The Benrinnes distillery is an example of a classic Strathspey single malt - a balance between malty, home-baked notes, fruit (in particular a bit of lemon) and lots of creamy flavours and aromas. 20 years maturing in a refill cask has left it well balanced and not at all wood dominant, this is a dram of great balance and softness of character. ...


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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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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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Port Ellen 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 36 years old 56.6%

Port Ellen 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 36 years old 56.6%

Region: Islay

Strength: 56.6%

Volume: 700ml

$2,309.00

There are few distilleries in the history of Scotch whisky that are as sought after as Port Ellen. Founded in 1833 at one of the main ports on the isle of Islay, Port Ellen was sadly closed in 1983 and few casks now remain of its whisky. This particular bottling was selected from a single cask, filled in 1979 and bottled after 36 years of matura...


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Tamdhu 'Old Particular' 1998 / 17 years old 48.4%

Tamdhu 'Old Particular' 1998 / 17 years old 48.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$145.00

This new 17 year old Tamdhu Douglas Laing's single-cask 'Old Particular' series is a dram that has that classic heavier Speyside quality - lots of sweet rich toffee, vanilla (ice cream), and plenty of sweet and warming spice (cinnamon, clove, pepper). After 17 years in the cask, there are also notes of chocolate and a mouth-drying oaky finish.


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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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Bowmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 15 years old 48.4%

Bowmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 15 years old 48.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$228.00

The colour of this Bowmore is strikingly dark, indicating its 15 years of maturation was in rich first-fill sherry casks. The whole experience is a classic Bowmore of this style, with flavours of tobacco, spent fireworks and a medley of fruit (citrus, fruit salad) and a soft fragrant peat smoke. Old sherry-cask matured Islay's are increasingly d...


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

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

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$187.00

Distilled at the Aberlour distillery in the heart of Speyside, this single cask, single malt Scotch whisky has been matured for 20 years before bottling. Fragrant, fresh and fruity as to be expected, there are flavours of peaches, spices, and caramel sweetness. The finish is long, still sweet with fruit again and a lingering spice. A delicious o...


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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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Glen Moray 'Old Particular' 1999 / 15 years old 48.4%

Glen Moray 'Old Particular' 1999 / 15 years old 48.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$125.00

Distilled at the Glen Moray distillery in 1999, this 15 year old single cask whisky is attractively sweet with toffee, vanilla and sweet spices. A lovely dram from a distillery at the heart of Speyside.


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Deanston 'Old Particular' 1994 / 20 years old 51.5%

Deanston 'Old Particular' 1994 / 20 years old 51.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$177.00

Situated just north of Glasgow near the river Teith, this 20 year old Deanston comes to us from independent bottlers Douglas Laing & Co. Matured in a sherry cask, it's aroma carries notes of home baking, gentle spices and burnt sugar, with flavours of spice, marmalade and butterscotch. There is a distinct earthy quality in the finish which i...


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