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 — Hunter Laing
Auchentoshan 'Distillers Art' 2003 / 15 years old 48%
As a part of the Distillers Art bottlings from Hunter Laing this bottling from Auchentochan shows the traditional characteristics of distilleries and are all single casks. Distilled in 2003 at Auchentoshan distillery and maturing for 15 years, this whisky has been bottled at 48%. To start the nose offers up sweet notes of apple blossom, vanilla ...
Auchroisk 'Old Malt Cask' 2000 / 15 years old 50%
Auchroisk (pronounced othrusk) is a key component of the Johnnie Walker blend, and is not frequently released as a single malt. This single cask release for the 'Old Malt Cask' series has an old-fashioned quality to it, with a green mossy note and old books in a library leading the nose. A citric, orange aroma leads to a palate of malty notes do...
Cambus 'Sovereign' 1988 / 29 years old 45.9%
Hunter Laing's 'Sovereign' range is comprised of special single grain scotch whisky releases. This particular release is from the now closed Cambus distillery. It is from a single refill hogshead barrel and bottled at cask strength of 45.6%. Distilled in September 1988 and bottled in April 2018, this is a 29 year old whisky. The notes on the nos...
Caol Ila 'Old & Rare' 1991 / 25 years old 53.3%
This Old & Rare release from Hunter Laing comes from Caol Ila distillery on Islay, distilled in 1991 and left to mature for 25 years. Bottled from a single cask and at its natural strength, the nose is full bodied with sweet with vanilla, butter shortbread and stewed rhubarb - the peat comes in late, with a smoky seaweed and bonfire warmth. ...
Craigellachie 'Old Malt Cask' 2006 / 11 years old 50%
This release from Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask is from Craigellachie and is 11 years old and bottled at the Laing's prefered strength of 50%. Dark chocolate is the first note on the nose, followed by red plums and toffee. The palate has notes of creamy caramel and juicy sultanas which move into fresh orange and mocha. Warming notes of pepper pro...
Dufftown 'Hepburn's Choice' 2007 / 10 years old 46%
Distilled at Dufftown distillery and bottled for Hunter Laing's Hepburns Choice range, this 10 year old whisky has been bottled at 46%. This whisky is light and fresh with notes of green apples, juicy pears as well as creamy vanilla.
Glenburgie 'Old & Rare' 1980 / 36 years old 47.4%
Distilled in 1980 at the Glenburgie distillery in Speyside, this beautifully presented 36 year old whisky has been specially selected by Hunter Laing and bottled from a single cask. The tasting notes written by Stewart Laing describe a whisky of great rich and mellow flavours on the nose - apple, crmble, red berries and butterscotch. The palate,...
Mortlach 'Old Malt Cask' 2008 / 10 years old 50%
This release from Hunter Laing?s Old Malt Cask is from Mortlach distillery and has been maturing for 11 years in a refill hogshead. Distilled in 2008, this whisky has been bottled at 50%. To start, the nose has a delicious combination of apples, caramel and vanilla. The palate offers up initial notes of milk chocolate, strawberries and hints of ...
Port Ellen 'Old & Rare' 1982 / 33 years old 58.3%
This exceptionally dark and brooding looking whisky comes from one of the most iconic of all of Scotland's long-lost distilleries, Port Ellen. Closed just one year after this was distilled, Port Ellen has become a whisky of great importance in the history of Islay, at one time being used for nothing more than fill for blended whiskies, it is now...