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
Caol Ila 'Old Malt Cask' 2009 / 9 years old 50%
Selected by one of Scotland's acclaimed independent bottlers, this new single cask Caol Ila was matured for 9 years in a refill hogshead cask and bottled at the 'golden strength', according to Stewart Laing, of 50%.The aroma (sometimes refered to as the 'nose') is ashy, sea-air salty and filled with smokey notes. To taste, the peat and sea salt ...
Craigellachie 'Old Malt Cask' 2006 / 12 years old 50%
From one of Speyside's most iconic villages, this single cask release of Craigellachie has been matured in a sherry butt for 12 years before being bottled by independent bottlers Hunter Laing & Co. Decadent aromas of chocolate, vanilla and ripe raspberries are followed by more red fruit, liquorice and another dollop of vanilla on the palate,...
Dumbarton 'Sovereign' 1987 / 31 years old 43.5%
Distilled at the now defunct Dumbarton distillery in West Dumbartonshire, this single cask single grain has been bottled as part of Hunter Laing's 'Sovereign' series after 31 long years maturing in a single Bourbon barrel. It boasts rich, marshmallowy aromas, with hints of vanilla and decadent caramel. Candied orange to the fore on the palate wi...
Laphroaig 'Old & Rare' 2000 / 18 years old 51.5%
Part of independent bottlers Hunter Laing's exclusive 'Old and Rare' series, this single cask, single malt from the iconic Laphroaig distillery on Islay has been maturing for 18 years in a refill hogshead cask. Initial aromas of peat smoke sea salt on the nose gives way to a hint of rich fruit cake with a touch of lemon. More of those dried frui...