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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Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 2001 / 14 years old 54.4%

Caol Ila 'Cadenhead' 2001 / 14 years old 54.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 54.4%

Volume: 700ml

$139.00

This classic Caol Ila was bottled after 14 years of maturation at a natural strength of 54.4% from several American oak hogsheads. Sweet, citrius (lime, lemon) and ashy smoke are all in perfect balance, with a thick creamy mouthfeel and a touch of honey sweetness. The finish is very long lasting and peaty. Caol Ila is consistently one of the bes...


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Caol Ila 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2004 / 2015 59.3%

Caol Ila 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2004 / 2015 59.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 60.1%

Volume: 700ml

$145.80

Bottled at just under 11 years of age and an astonishing 60.1% cask strength, this Caol Ila is a real beast - sherry notes with smoky ham, pineapple, kiwi and ripe banana. The smoke surges with hints of bonfires and thick peat smoke with more tropical fruit flavours. A total smoke bomb of a whisky.


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Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 31 years old 49.4%

Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 31 years old 49.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 49.4%

Volume: 700ml

$521.00

This spectacularly old Caol Ila has been hand-selected by the team at Signatory Vintage from just a single cask, laid down 31 years ago in 1983. Whiskies of this age from Caol Ila are complex and deep, the smoke and peat flavours are softer, more integrated and mellow but always present like the embers of a peat fire. There is a gentle tang of t...


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Caol Ila 'Signatory' 2007 / 8 years old UCF 46%

Caol Ila 'Signatory' 2007 / 8 years old UCF 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$102.00

Selected from a pair of sister casks from the Caol Ila distillery, this 8 year old bottling by Signatory Vintage is a punchy dram, with loads of dry coastal bonfire peat smoke and sweet and tangy citric (particularly lime, citrus cordial) notes throughout, as is typical for Caol Ila of this age.


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Caol Ila 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 35 years old 47.1%

Caol Ila 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 35 years old 47.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 47.1%

Volume: 700ml

$896.00

This exceptionally old Caol Ila is one of the few to come from the late 1970's, bottled from a single cask that yielded just 204 bottles, of which only 3 are available in New Zealand. The tasting notes written by the team at Douglas Laing talk of a stately old Islay malt, with soft peat, ash and oily rag aromas. The soft peat builds to bonfire s...


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Caperdonich 'Adelphi' 1970 / 38 years old #4378 47.1%

Caperdonich 'Adelphi' 1970 / 38 years old #4378 47.1%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 47.1%

Volume: 700ml

$1,097.00

Closed in 2002, and often referred to as Glen Grant no. 2, Caperdonich is still very visible as you pass through Rothes. Its make is becoming increasingly hard to find, and especially welcome when found at this age and quality.A rich gold with light beading, as you would expect from the lower strength.The nose delights with decaying tropical fru...


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Caperdonich 'Old and Rare' 1994 / 21 years old 59.6%

Caperdonich 'Old and Rare' 1994 / 21 years old 59.6%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.6%

Volume: 700ml

$638.00

Although 2010 saw the demolition of the distillery, Caperdonich closed its doors for the final time in 2001 making this single cask bottling a piece of liquid history. Stewart Laing describes it as having a sweet nose, with notes of apple, pear and creme brulee, whilst the palate is smooth and creamy with characteristics of fudge and soft fruits...


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Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1996 / 19 years old #11455 53.4%

Clynelish 'Adelphi' 1996 / 19 years old #11455 53.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.4%

Volume: 700ml

$196.00

Adelphi's selection of casks from Clynelish can be amongst some of the most interesting whiskies available from Scotland. Creamy, buttery and tooth-coatingly textured, this is an aromatic dram with coconut, lemon drizzle cake, waxy and with a tinge of orange oil and a hint of ash. Described by Alex Bruce of Adelphi as being slightly dusty and no...


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Clynelish 'BBR' 1997 / 17 years old #4051 55%

Clynelish 'BBR' 1997 / 17 years old #4051 55%

Region: Highland

Strength: 55%

Volume: 700ml

$238.00

1997 is widely regarded as one of Clynelish distilleries most famous years, and this single cask from BBR is a great example of this exceptional period for the distillery. A surprising hint of peat smoke leads the nose, before the classic honeyed, brown sugar and fragrantly fruity flavours come out. The palate is lively and oily, with a waxy fee...


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Clynelish 'Signatory' 1995 / 20 years old 53.6%

Region: Highland

Strength: 53.6%

Volume: 700ml

$179.00

Clynelish has for a long time been one of our most sought-after bottlings from the independents, and Signatory's reputation for selecting casks from this distillery is well known. This is a classic representation of the distillery style: molasses-rich brown sugar, fragrant beeswax and honeycomb aromas, with an oily, waxy and distinctive mouthfee...


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Cragganmore 'Adelphi' 1986 / 29 years old 59.2%

Cragganmore 'Adelphi' 1986 / 29 years old 59.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.2%

Volume: 700ml

$441.00

From an American oak, ex-Bourbon hogshead, this is a burnished colour with good beading, 1 of only 166 bottles. Rich aromas of rice pudding with a generous topping of papaya and manuka honey. After a while, the nose becomes richer with toffee apples, a hint of cheese rind, dunnage warehouse and the inside of a freshly opened cigar box. The tas...


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Cragganmore 'Adelphi' 1986 / 30 years old #1491 58.5%

Cragganmore 'Adelphi' 1986 / 30 years old #1491 58.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 58.5%

Volume: 700ml

$427.00

Maturing for over 30 years, this single cask Cragganmore is a venerable old Speyside malt, lively on the nose with pears, apples and banana to start before the 'old' flavours arrive - leathery, over-ripe fruit and an almost sweet-sour candy flavour (soor plooms, for you Scots), along with white chocolate and coconut in the aftertaste. This cask ...


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Craigellachie 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1997 / 2014 46%

Craigellachie 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1997 / 2014 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$145.00

This particular expression from Craigellachie Distillery was matured in a refill American Hogshead and refill Bourbon barrels. It is light and fruity with hints of lemon and kiwi, along with a touch of toasted malt and coconut. There is also some spicy notes on the palate along with dark chocolate and hints of tobacco.


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Craigellachie 'Old Malt Cask' 1995 / 20 years old 50%

Craigellachie 'Old Malt Cask' 1995 / 20 years old 50%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$167.00

This latest shipment from Hunter Laing is one of our best yet and this Craigellachie will not disappoint. Charged from a Sherry Butt after 20 years of maturation which has helped develope flavours of dried fruits and sweet spices, think of a lovely rich and creamy Christmas pudding. The finish is long and satisfying with pleasant with hints of s...


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Craigellachie 'Old Malt Cask' 2000 / 14 years old 50%

Craigellachie 'Old Malt Cask' 2000 / 14 years old 50%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$139.00

Bottled by one of Scotland's leading independent bottlers, this 14 year old Craigellachie comes from the heart of Speyside.


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Creations Blend 'Cadenhead' 36 years old 44.5%

Creations Blend 'Cadenhead' 36 years old 44.5%

$259.00

All of the whisky in this new Cadenhead blend were distilled in 1980, and this bottling comes from a vatting of two sherry Butts of this blended whisky. The tasting notes from the team at Cadenhead have our mouths watering, rich fruits, full fat cream, raisins honey and cocktail cherries all followed by lashings of vanilla toffee, berry jams and...


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Dailuaine 'Douglas of Drumlanrig' 2004 / 9 years old 46%

Dailuaine 'Douglas of Drumlanrig' 2004 / 9 years old 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$89.00


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Dailuaine 'Douglas of Drumlanrig' 2007 / 7 years old 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$82.00

Distilled at the Dailuaine distillery near the village of Aberlour, this single cask selection was matured for 7 years in sherry casks. Distinctive aromas of butterscotch and fruit pudding lead the nose, with tangy citrus and rhubarb joining buttery caramel shortcake flavours on the palate. A very well priced introduction to the world of single ...


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Deanston 'Old Particular' 1994 / 20 years old 51.5%

Deanston 'Old Particular' 1994 / 20 years old 51.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$177.00

Situated just north of Glasgow near the river Teith, this 20 year old Deanston comes to us from independent bottlers Douglas Laing & Co. Matured in a sherry cask, it's aroma carries notes of home baking, gentle spices and burnt sugar, with flavours of spice, marmalade and butterscotch. There is a distinct earthy quality in the finish which i...


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Dufftown 'Cadenhead' 1978 / 37 years old 47.3%

Dufftown 'Cadenhead' 1978 / 37 years old 47.3%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 47.3%

Volume: 700ml

$482.00

Distilled all the way back in 1978, this single cask Dufftown was bottled by Wm Cadenhead in 2015, producing only 192 bottles.Exceptionally complexed with aromas of vanilla, creme brulee and lots of juicy fruits before transferring onto the palate, which is not overly sweet. There are hints of caramel and nutmeg before finishing with sweet spice...


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Dufftown 'Old Particular' 1995 / 18 years old 48.4%

Dufftown 'Old Particular' 1995 / 18 years old 48.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$168.00

Distilled at the famous Dufftown distillery in Speyside, this 18 year old single malt whisky is a classic Spey style, with sweet malty barley, citrus and nutty flavours leading to a long linger finish, warm with spices. Bottled by Douglas Laing from a single hogshead cask yielding just 197 bottles.


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Fijian Rum 'BBR' 2003 Vintage #23 46%

Fijian Rum 'BBR' 2003 Vintage #23 46%

Region: Fiji

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$153.00

The Caribbean boasts a long history of rum distilling, born of the sugar plantations that began to develop in the 17th century. Each country has its unique style and with maturity the full, intense fruit, spice and, often, molasses flavours shine through. This particular botting is more fruit driven, with notes of melon and honey combining with ...


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Girvan 'Sovereign' 1988 / 26 years old 56.3%

Strength: 56.3%

Volume: 700ml

$202.00


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Glen Albyn 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1976 / 2012 43%

Glen Albyn 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1976 / 2012 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$894.00

Maturing for over 3 decades in refill sherry casks, this Glen Albyn has become a rarity in itself. The distillery was mothballed in the mid 1980's making this a much sought after dram. Golden amber in colour the nose opens with hints of rum and raisin, with defined fruity notes. On the palate there is an inital hint of warm spice and a defined s...


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