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 — Signatory Vintage
Strathmill 'Signatory' 1996 / 22 years old 55.8%
This bottling of rarely seen Strathmill comes to us from Signatory Vintage. Only 189 bottles were filled from the single ex-American hogshead after 22 years old maturation. Strathmill is a fascinating distillery converted from a mill (as the name suggests) with a long fermentation, and purifiers contributing to a fruity, zesty make with an oily ...
Unnamed Orkney 'Signatory' 2005 / 10 years old 46%
Distilled in 2005 at an undisclosed distillery on the mainland of the Orkney Isles, this new release from Signatory Vintage is a sweet, light and malty dram, with hints of digestive biscuit, pears and sea-side saltiness.
Unnamed Orkney 'Signatory' 2006 / 12 years old 46%
Bottled by Signatory Vintage from an unnamed, distillery on the Orkney Isles, this secret single malt was laid down into a combination of ex-Hogshead casks that matured for 12 years. A sweet start to the aroma of freshly malted barley - biscuity and toasted, with a thread of smoke underneath and a mineral, oily quality. A touch of heather honey ...