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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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 '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'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 '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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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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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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Auchroisk 'Signatory 1990 / 26 years old 57.4%

Auchroisk 'Signatory 1990 / 26 years old 57.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 57.4%

Volume: 700ml

$224.00

This new bottling from Signatory Vintage comes from the little-known Auchroisk distillery in Banffshire, Speyside. Rarely bottled as a single malt due to its demand for the J&B blend, this has been filled from a single refill butt that has aged for 26 years. Often creamy and buttery with notes of brittle toffee and maltyness, this is a soft ...


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Balmenach 'Old Malt Cask' 2001 / 14 years old 50%

Balmenach 'Old Malt Cask' 2001 / 14 years old 50%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$122.00

Distilled toward the end of 2001 and matured for 14 years, this new Balmenach bottling comes from the Old Malt Cask series by Hunter Laing & Co. Bottled a refill Hogshead, this release has a wonderfully sweet and fruity start, with notes of apricots and the distinctive aroma of pineapple joined by a creamy sweet vanilla (custard) tone. The p...


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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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Benriach 'BBR' 1996 / 18 years old #45755 46%

Benriach 'BBR' 1996 / 18 years old #45755 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$213.00

This is one of the very few independent bottlings of Benriach that we have had, this time coming from the talented team at Berry Brothers' and Rudd in London. Distilled at Benriach in 1996 and bottled after 18 years of maturation, it has the typical fresh, fruity (peachy) and honeyed character that the distillery is known for. A touch of peat sm...


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Benriach 'Cadenhead' 1996 / 19 years old 47.1%

Benriach 'Cadenhead' 1996 / 19 years old 47.1%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 47.1%

Volume: 700ml

$143.00

Cadenhead are one of the few independent bottlers who have casks of Benriach to bottle, and this new 19 year old cask-strength expression is full of the classic distillery character. A soft and fragrant nose of honey, baking apple pie and a hint of summer fruits are joined by a note of white chocolate, an aroma often found on older Benriach. The...


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Benrinnes 'Signatory' 1995 / 21 years old 48.5%

Benrinnes 'Signatory' 1995 / 21 years old 48.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 48.5%

Volume: 700ml

$152.00

Benrinnes is a little-known Speyside distillery situated at the foot of the mountain by the same name. This bottling from Signatory Vintage comes from a single American oak hogshead cask, and bursts with sweet aromas of fresh and tinned fruit salad, candied orange peel freshly sawn oak. The palate is sweetly fruity again, before developing a dry...


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Bladnoch 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1993 / 2013 46%

Bladnoch 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1993 / 2013 46%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$172.00

Bladnoch is the most southerly distillery currently active in Scotland, situated on the river by the same name on the Machars Peninsula in Galloway. Founded in 1817, Bladnoch has had a patchy history including a long closure from 1938-1956. Bladnoch whiskies are typified by notes of citrus peel and grassy, floral notes that is carried by a malty...


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Blair Athol 'Advanced Sample' 15 years old 50% 200ml

Blair Athol 'Advanced Sample' 15 years old 50% 200ml

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 200ml

$59.80


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Blue Hanger 'BBR' Blended Malt 9th Release 45.6%

Blue Hanger 'BBR' Blended Malt 9th Release 45.6%

Region: Blended whisky

Strength: 45.6%

Volume: 700ml

$137.00

Regarded by some as one of the finest blends on the market, Blue Hanger is a carefully crafted whisky by independent bottlers Berry Brother's and Rudd. The 9th edition is produced from just a handful of casks, and has a bewitching aroma of orange peel, vanilla and peat smoke. The palate is lucious and complex leading to a fruity, smoky finish. A...


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

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

$155.00

The colour on this Braeval is fantastic, having been drawn from a former Sherry cask which only produced 369 bottles. It has a fruity and spicy nose with chocolate overtones which continues onto the palate, which is rich and chewy with flavours of macerated fruit. The finish is long, with nuances of dark fruits, oak and and whiff of smoke.


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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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Bunnahabhain Heavily Peated 'Gordon and MacPhail' 8 years old 43%

Bunnahabhain Heavily Peated 'Gordon and MacPhail' 8 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$72.00

This particular expression from Bunnahabhain distillery is salty and sweet with an underlying smokiness - think bonfire embers. This continues onto the palate with tropical fruit flavours and a milk chocolate edge.


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