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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Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1978 / 1995 57.9% (c)

Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1978 / 1995 57.9% (c)

Region: Higland

Strength: 57.9%

Volume: 700ml

$473.40

Distilled in 1978 at the Aberfeldy distillery in the middle of the Highlands, and bottled in 1995 by Scotland's oldest independent bottler, Cadenhead. This is a rare example of the distillery which is seldom seen in a single cask / cask strength bottling, especially from this era.


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Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 55.3%

Aberfeldy 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 55.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.3%

Volume: 700ml

$140.00

Bottled from 2 hogshead casks laid down in 1997, this 19 year old Aberfeldy comes from Wm. Cadenhead's latest small batch release. Aberfeldy is not readily available at this age, and Cadenhead's previous bottlings from the distillery have been extremely good. The tasting notes from Mark Watt talk of a classic style - lots of sweet honeycomb and ...


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Aberlour 'Cadenhead' 1990 / 25 years old 51.4%

Aberlour 'Cadenhead' 1990 / 25 years old 51.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.4%

Volume: 700ml

$187.00

Bottled from two 25 year old hogshead casks from the Aberlour distillery, this small-batch release is part of the newest expressions from Cadenhead. Mark Watt who carefully selects each cask for their bottlings writes of a sweet and syrupy nose, with brown sugar and fresh fruit, with apple and orange peel coming through on the palate. The finish...


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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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Adelphi 'Breath of Islay' Archive Collection 1993 / 14 years old 58.4%

Adelphi 'Breath of Islay' Archive Collection 1993 / 14 years old 58.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 58.4%

Volume: 700ml

$297.00

Part of the new 'Archive' series from Adelphi, this 'Breath of Islay' comes from a very famous distillery on the island, and we are sworn to secrecy not to divulge which it is from. Matured in a first-fill hogshead, the nose is mellow with butterscotch, sage, thyme and then a striking aroma of glazed smoky ham. Incredibly deep and complex, with ...


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Adelphi 'Breath of the Highlands' 1985 / 22 years old #1066 55.2%

Adelphi 'Breath of the Highlands' 1985 / 22 years old #1066 55.2%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55.2%

Volume: 700ml

$379.00

Adelphi have been sworn to secrecy as to which distillery this comes from, but it is a classic Highland single malt. Bottled as part of Adelphi's Archive series from a single American-oak barrel. Creamy coconut fudge starts in the aroma, with oakwood, and a fruity, complex note of nectarine or cherries. Herbal and spicy as well, with an unusual ...


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Adelphi 'Kincardine' Batch #1 52.9%

Adelphi 'Kincardine' Batch #1 52.9%

$235.00

Following on the back of their Japanese and Scotch 'fusion' whisky comes Adelphi's latest release, Kincardine. Named after Victor Alexander Bruce, a pioneering Scot who helped shape modern India through progressive public health, free trade and education policies. The whisky itself is a fusion of single malt whisky from the Amrut distillery in B...


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Adelphi 'Liddesdale' 21 years old 46%

Adelphi 'Liddesdale' 21 years old 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$166.00

Adelphi's famous Liddesdale series returns just in time for Christmas, and as usual they have selected a small handful of sherry casks from the Bunnahabhain distillery to be bottled for this 10th release. After 21 years of maturing, this is a wonderfully chocolatey dram, with orange, grapefruit and pineapple notes joining honeycomb and hazelnut ...


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Adelphi 'Nightcap' Edition #6 4x 100ml

Adelphi 'Nightcap' Edition #6 4x 100ml

$163.00

A beautifully presented case containing 4 hand-bottled single cask selections from Scotland's premier independent bottler, Adelphi. A 100ml bottle each of Ardmore (Highland) 15 years old, Cambus (Single Grain) 27 years old, Longmorn (Speyside) 23 years old and Bunnahabhain (Islay) 10 years old along with tasting notes. A fantastic gift for the w...


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Adelphi 'The Glover' 18 years old 48.6%

Adelphi 'The Glover' 18 years old 48.6%

$273.00

Adelphi's 'Fusion' whisky has returned, this time around it is a marriage of single-cask whiskies from Scotland and some exceptionally rare whisky from the Hanyu distillery of Japan which closed in 2000. Bottled to elebrate the life and achievements of one of Scotland's most famous engineers, Thomas Blake Glover. Thomas' contribution to the indu...


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Adelphi's Private Stock Blend 40%

Adelphi's Private Stock Blend 40%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$46.50

Adelphi's Private stock is a blend of whiskies selected by one of Scotland's most famed independent bottlers. This is a smooth dram with plenty of honeyed sweetness from Spey and Highland malts, a touch of sea-side maritime notes from a coastal distillery and a gentle peat-fire smokyness in the background. A very traditional and old-fashioned fl...


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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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Arran 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 52.4%

Arran 'Cadenhead' 1997 / 19 years old 52.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 52.4%

Volume: 700ml

$138.00

Founded in 1997, Arran is currently the only distillery on the island by the same name. This new bottling is a combination of two casks - one sherry hogshead and one plain hogshead, carefully chosen by Mark Watt at Wm. Cadenhead. The nose starts sweet and fruity - raisin, bramble (blackberry) and a distinctive buttery, fruit trifle quality. The ...


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Arran 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2006 / 2014 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$74.00

Distilled at the remote distillery on the Isle of Arran, this single vintage whisky was bottled from a small selection of 1st fill American oak casks. Clasically Arran with a sweet malty and biscuity aroma, delicate floral notes and a hint of tropical (mango, grapefruit) notes. Lush on the palate with sweet vanilla and again a tangy citrus flavo...


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Arran 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%

Arran 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$173.00

To date, this is the oldest Arran we have had at Whisky Galore, which includes the offical distillery bottlings (the distillery was only established in 1995).A lovely golden hue has developed during its maturation, and to taste this is typical of the distillery - soft sweet and delicately perfumed with notes of toffee, creamy custard and a touch...


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Arran 'Old Particular' 1996 / 18 years old 48.4%

Arran 'Old Particular' 1996 / 18 years old 48.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$164.00

Distilled in only its 2nd year of production, this 18 year old Arran epitomises the style of this western isle distillery. Wonderfully sweet aromas of creamy barley, cereals and citrus lead the nose, becoming rich with butterscotch and golden syrup on the palate. The finish has great length and has just a touch of smoke in the background.


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Auchentoshan 'Old Malt Cask' 1997 / 18 years old 50%

Auchentoshan 'Old Malt Cask' 1997 / 18 years old 50%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$151.00

Only 150 bottles of this 18 year old Auchentoshan were bottled by Hunter Laing as part of their iconic 'Old Malt Cask' series. True to the distillery style it has a lovely, soft and creamy feel to it on both the nose and the palate. Notes of banana, creme brulee and vanilla fudge all leading up to a long and satisfying 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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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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Auchentoshan 'Signatory' 1998 / 17 years old UCF 46%

Auchentoshan 'Signatory' 1998 / 17 years old UCF 46%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$115.00

The Auchentoshan still uses the old traditional Lowland style of making whisky by triple distillation, and every single drop made there passes through the three stills, becoming lighter with each distilation. Even after 17 years of maturation, this Signatory Vintage selection from just two barrels has a light, crisp and tangy citrus aroma, with ...


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Auchroisk 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 10 years old 46%

Auchroisk 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 10 years old 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$83.00

Founded in 1972, Auchroisk is one of Speyside's lesser known malts, with the majority of its production destined for the J&B blend. This two-cask bottling from Wm. Cadenhead is sweet with vanilla and nutty notes (popcurn, flaked almonds and walnuts), with a touch of dark chocolate and burnt sugar as well. The finish is sweet and buttery like...


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Ayrshire 'Signatory' 1998 / 16 years old 43%

$71.00

Part of Signatory Vintages small single grain collection, this single cask was distilled at William Grant & Sons Girvan distillery in 1998. A lovely lighter style of whisky with typical notes of boiled sweets and butterscotch. Bottled in 2015 at 46%.


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Balmenach 'Signatory' 1988 / 26 years old 52.7%

Balmenach 'Signatory' 1988 / 26 years old 52.7%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 52.7%

Volume: 700ml

$206.00

Distilled in 1988 at the Balmenach distillery in Speyside, this single cask, cask strength offering from Signatory Vintage is a great example of the style from this little-known Spey distillery. Rich, sweet and honeyed with lashings of sweet fruit salad notes and a lovely spicy and slightly grassy hint.


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Balmenach 'Signatory' 1988 / 26 years old 56.6%

Balmenach 'Signatory' 1988 / 26 years old 56.6%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 56.6%

Volume: 700ml

$206.00

Distilled in 1988 at the Balmenach distillery in Speyside, this single cask, cask strength offering from Signatory Vintage is a great example of the style from this little-known Spey distillery. Rich, sweet and honeyed with lashings of sweet fruit salad notes and a lovely spicy and slightly grassy hint.


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