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.
Independent Bottlers — Cadenhead
Auchentoshan 'Cadenhead' 1999 / 19 years old 52.4%
Distilled at Auchantoshan distillery in the lowlands of Scotland. It has been maturing in a Hogshead barrel and a Chateaux Lafite Cask, from the M?doc winemaking region in France. Cola, beef stock cubes and strawberries produce nose that has a deep profile. The palate has a waxy texture with red fruits and banana. The finish reflects the maturat...
Auchroisk 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 12 years old 46%
Distilled at the little known Auchroisk distillery in Speyside, this independent bottling by Wm. Cadenhead has been maturing in two bourbon hogshead casks for 12 years. Fresh and sweet on the nose with delicate lemongrass and barley water aromas. Grapefruit and pineapple are joined on the palate by rich salted caramel lingering into a vanilla t...
Auchroisk 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 12 years old 55.3%
This Cadenhead bottling from the little know Auchroisk distillery in Speyside is 12 years old and bottled at a robust 55.3%. Lemon cake, gentle floral notes and fresh mint leaves offer up a delicious nose. Notes of milk chocolate, marzipan and coconut give the palate a rich and rounded feel. The finish is uplifting with cherries, orange peel and...
Cadenhead Classic Rum 50%
Founded in 1842, Wm. Cadenhead are Scotland's oldest independent whisky bottlers, who are also renowned for their rum selections. The Cadenhead 'Classic' rum is a blend from distilleries in the Caribbean, bottled from a selection of casks and reduced to 50% ABV. The nose starts immediately rich, with molasses, demerara sugar and asian spices. Th...
Cadenhead Islay 7 years old 58.7%
Hailing from one of the southern distilleries on Islay, this is an intense and bold bottling of handful of refill casks, bottled after 7 years of maturation at a natural cask strength. Brimming with Islay character, it has striking peat smoke aromas and flavours, joined by fragrant black tea, touches of struck match and a gingery peppery spice. ...
Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 46%
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...
Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin 55%
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 ...
Cadenhead's Old Raj Spiced Gin 55%
This variation of the Old Raj gin has seen the addition of a number of spices and botanicals including pink peppercorn, orange, almond, cumin, coriander, cubebs, rowanberry, and smoked paprika. Saffron is added post-distillation adding the yellow hue.
Cambus (Grain) 'Cadenhead' 1988 / 29 years old 45.4%
This grain whisky from the now closed Cambus distillery is 29 year old and was distilled in 1988. This sweet, creamy whisky has notes of mango, almonds, butterscotch as well as candy floss.
Creations Blend 'Cadenhead' 2007 / 10 years old 60.5%
This bottling from WM Cadenhead?s 'Creations' series is 'Light, Creamy, Smoky'. Aged for 10 years in two Hogshead barrels, this whisky is bottled at a strength of 60.5%. As the name suggests, creamy notes and gentle smoke are present from the nose to the finish. Lemon zest and vanilla pods give way to notes of dusty warehouses in the nose. The p...
Fettercairn 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 9 years old 57.8%
This Cadenhead bottling from the Fettercairn distillery has matured in two Hogshead barrels for 9 years and bottled at 57.8%. This whisky has the traditional creamy and sweet notes associated with Fettercairn. The nose has rounded notes of honeyed barley and peppermint sweets which carries through to the palate of mint toffee and apple strudel. ...
Glenlossie 'Cadenhead' 1993 / 24 years old 53.6%
This single cask hogshead from the Glenlossie distillery in Speyside was selected by famed bottles Wm. Cadenhead. Filled in 1993 then bottled in October 2018. This a creamy malt has tropical fruits, peach and mango on the nose. There is a taste of nutty honeycomb and has a medium finish, with slight notes of spices / pepper and hints of ginger.
Inchgower 'Cadenhead' 2009 / 9 years old 56.5%
From Inchgower distillery in Speyside, this Cadenhead bottling has been matured in two Sherry Hogsheads for nine years. The nose offers up notes of raisins, digestive biscuits and ham. The palate has juicy notes of blackcurrant syrup, plum jam and warming stewed fruits. To finish, there is a chewy texture and with it, a subtle peppermint and gre...
Laphroaig 'Cadenhead' 1998 / 20 years old 54.3%
Distilled at the Laphroaig distillery on Islay in 1998, this new release from Cadenhead was selected from just two hogshead casks. A striking sea-saltiness emerges on the nose, with zesty orange following a dense earthy smoke. To taste, a meaty quality is found along with black cherry fruityness, moving to an oceanic note of oyster, then spiced ...
Ord 'Cadenhead' 12 years old 46%
The 11 year old Ord from Independent bottler Cadenhead is bottled at 46% and matured in two Hogshead barrels. This whisky has citrus notes throughout the profile with the nose offering orange bitters and marchino cherries. On the palate, chocolate orange cake and buttered toast are present, with a warming note of cinnamon sticks. The finish is b...
Ord 'Cadenhead' 2005 / 13 years old 56.5%
From the Highland distillery Ord, this new release from Wm. Cadenhead has been maturing for 13 years. This distillery is not often seen as a single malt as it is used for blends such as Johnnie Walker and Dewars. The nose has sweet notes of icing sugar, strawberry jam and toffee. Toast and blackcurrants are found on the palate which moves into c...
Paul John 'Cadenhead' 2008 / 6 years old 56.6%
This malt whisky from the Paul John distillery in Goa, India, was matured in a hogshead bourbon cask and distilled in 2011. The nose is fruity with green apple and hint of cinnamon and caramel coming through. The taste has chewy toffee with a light smokiness and slightly oily feel in the mouth. The finish has fruit with hint of orange. We are de...
Tomintoul 'Cadenhead' 2006 / 11 years old 55.4%
Bottled at 60.7% and 11 years old whisky is from the distillery Tomintoul. To start the nose has a freshness and creamy aroma, peppermint creams, creamy toffee and warming tiramisu. The palate moves into notes of hard boiled sweets and star anise. The palate produces a warmth from the notes of gingerbread and cinnamon buns and the unusual note o...