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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Garnheath 'Xtra Old Particular' 1974 / 42 years old 44.5%

Garnheath 'Xtra Old Particular' 1974 / 42 years old 44.5%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 44.5%

Volume: 700ml

$465.00

Garnheath is the name given to grain whisky produced at the Moffat distillery complex in Airdrie, a large-scale whisky operation that at one time had 1,000 workers on site. Garnheath spirit was first produced in 1965 and ending shortly thereafter in 1986, with this particular cask filled in 1974. There have been few expressions bottled from thes...


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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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Glen Elgin 'Adelphi' 1995 / 20 years old #3228 49.3%

Glen Elgin 'Adelphi' 1995 / 20 years old #3228 49.3%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 49.3%

Volume: 700ml

$187.00

Often refered to as the 'distillers dram' amongst people in the industry, Glen Elgin remains one of Scotland's best kept secrets. This 20 year old single cask bottling by Adelphi shows the distilleries complex and layered style beautifully - faintly citrusy with almonds, a hint of candlewax and an evasive wisp of peat smoke. The mouthfeel is bi...


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Glen Elgin 'Old Particular' 1995 / 21 years old 51.5%

Glen Elgin 'Old Particular' 1995 / 21 years old 51.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.5%

Volume: 700ml

$184.00

Distilled at one of Speyside's hidden gems, this 21 year old single cask whisky comes from the Glen Elgin distillery in Speyside. The aroma starts with a spicy fruit syrup note, moving to gristy malted barley and vanilla. The taste is sweet and full, with a taste of home baking (buttery pastry), fruity boiled sweets and wine gums. The finish is ...


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Glen Elgin 'Signatory' 1990 / 26 years old 47.6%

Glen Elgin 'Signatory' 1990 / 26 years old 47.6%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 47.6%

Volume: 700ml

$189.00

Distilled at one of Speyside's best kept secret's, this 1995 Glen Elgin carries the distilleries distinctly gingery, spicey and old-fashioned gentleman's lounge flavours with roasted pears and oaked spicy notes. Glen Elgin is a complex and incredibly layered whisky that really develops with time - a distillery with consistently fantastic whisky ...


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Glen Mhor 'Signatory' 1965 / 50 years old 47.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 47.1%

Volume: 700ml

$4,737.00

Half a century in the making, this very special bottle of whisky is one of just two in New Zealand, taken from a cask of Glen Mhor, first laid down in 1965 and bottled after 50 years of maturating in the cask. The history behind Glen Mhor is facinating, and though it was seldom bottled as a malt, it remained a key whisky for the Mackinlay blend ...


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Glen Moray 'Provenance' 2005 / 10 years old 46%

Glen Moray 'Provenance' 2005 / 10 years old 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$74.00

Distilled in June 2005 and bottled after 10 years of maturation, this single cask bottling from the Glen Moray distillery is sweet, gristy (ground malt) and softly spiced, with hints of honey, vanilla and an American cream-soda quality. The finish is medium length, still sweet and softly spiced.


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Glen Ord 'Adelphi' 2004 / 12 years old #152 57.2%

Glen Ord 'Adelphi' 2004 / 12 years old #152 57.2%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.2%

Volume: 700ml

$157.00

Selected and drawn from a single refill Spanish oak sherry cask, this new bottling from Adelphi comes from the little-known Glen Ord distillery. The flavour is a mixture of sweet, fruity and nutty - chocolate ice cream, pecans and baked green apples stuffed with marzipan. Oak shavings and Szechuan pepperyness trail off the aroma before heading i...


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Glen Ord 'Old Malt Cask' 2004 / 12 years old 50%

Glen Ord 'Old Malt Cask' 2004 / 12 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$109.00

Distilled in the Muir of Ord at the Glen Ord distillery, this new Old Malt Cask release has matured for 12 years in a refill hogshead, giving it a pale gold colour. The aroma starts with caramel and lemon notes, building to candlewax and a peppery edge. The palate is toffee'd with a surprising green herbal note and vanilla. The palate is long an...


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Glen Spey 'Old Malt Cask' 1997 / 18 years old 50%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$148.00

Rarely seen bottled as a single malt, Glen Spey is mostly used as a vital addition to blends such as J&B. Matured for 18 years in a refil hogshead cask, this dram has developed aromas of sweet vanilla and honey, a floral hint emerges too along with ripe peaches. On the palate are notes of dried apricot and decadent Scotch tablet followed by ...


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Glenborrodale 'Adelphi' 8 years old Batch 3 46%

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$95.60

Adelphi's exceptional Glenborrodale Batch 3 is a careful selection of from 4 European ex-sherry casks containing solely Highland single malt whiskies. It is ruch with a rum and raisin fudgey note, with a deep flavour of dark chocolate mint squares and a puff of smoke like that of a log fire. A wonderfully rich and old-fashioned style of whisky, ...


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Glencadam 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%

Glencadam 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 19 years old 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$159.00

Just 145 bottles were drawn from this single cask of Glencadam, after 19 years of maturation the vast majority of this whisky has evaporated, what is known in Scotland as the Angels' Share. As is often seen from the distillery, the aroma of this dram is heady with tastes of vanilla (pod, ice cream or custard), with plum and a touch of chocolate...


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Glenisla 'Signatory' 1977 / 37 years old 46.1%

Glenisla 'Signatory' 1977 / 37 years old 46.1%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46.1%

Volume: 700ml

$818.00

Glenisla is the name for the extremely short lived heavily peated experiments done at the Glen Keith distillery in Speyside, and is amongst the hardest whiskies to find with only a small handful of casks still remaining. This is only the second time we have managed to source a Glenisla, and this rare whisky was distilled on the 7th of the 7th, 1...


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Glenlivet 'Cadenhead' 1972 / 42 years old 40.2%

Glenlivet 'Cadenhead' 1972 / 42 years old 40.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 40.2%

Volume: 700ml

$876.00

This would have to be the oldest, independently bottled Glenlivet we have ever had on the shelves at Whisky Galore at a whopping 42 years. Drawn from two Bourbon Hogsheads, producing just 630 bottles.The nose is soft, juicy and delicate with peach, passion fruit and lime notes coming through. For such a delicate whisky it feels very thick on the...


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Glenlossie 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1998 / 2014 46%

Glenlossie 'Gordon and MacPhail' 1998 / 2014 46%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$138.80

This particular expression from Glenlossie Distillery was matured in a Refill Sherry Butt and a Refil Sherry Hogshead. The whisky has subtle Sherry influences with sweet toffee, honey and rasin aromas. The palate is peppery initially with red apple, orange and dark chocolate flavours, leading to a smooth and creamy finish.


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Glenrothes 'Adelphi' 1991 / 25 years old 55.5%

Glenrothes 'Adelphi' 1991 / 25 years old 55.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 55.5%

Volume: 700ml

$370.00

This 25 year old Glenrothes has been selected by Adelphi from a single refill sherry Hogshead. On the nose there are traces of mint humbugs and honeysuckle, rich honey and a fragrant cigar & cigar box aroma and taste. A sweet start then slightly tannic (mouth drying), leading to over-ripe tropical fruit and more sweet honey notes. A sensatio...


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Glenrothes 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 20 years old 50%

Glenrothes 'Old Malt Cask' 1996 / 20 years old 50%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$164.00

Laid down at the Glenrothes distillery 20 years ago, this single cask bottling shows the mature style of this acclaimed single malt. The nose is complex and rich, with an aroma of toffee and banana, along with oranges and nutmeg. The mouthfeel, as is common for the distillery, is very creamy and round, starting sweet then fading to dryness with ...


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Glenturret 'Signatory' 1987 / 29 years old 51.1%

Glenturret 'Signatory' 1987 / 29 years old 51.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 51.1%

Volume: 700ml

$267.00

Distilled at the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland, this bottling of Glenturret comes from a single American-oak cask matured for almost 3 decades before being bottled at its natural strength. Creamy, heathery and full of suculently sweet fruit flavours (roasted nectarine, peaches), it is complex and layered on the palate with aromatic wood...


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Highland Park 'Adelphi' 1989 / 26 years old 47.2%

Region: Highland

Strength: 47.2%

Volume: 700ml

$373.00

Drawn from an American oak, ex-Bourbon hogshead this was unusually matured all its life at the distillery on Orkney. A mid-straw colour with no beading due to its naturally low strength. The nose is quite mild with summer fruit salad notes: pear, black grapes, green apple and dragon fruit (fruitiness that we tend to find with casks that natural...


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Highland Park 'DramFest 2016' 2000 / 15 years old 57.4%

Highland Park 'DramFest 2016' 2000 / 15 years old 57.4%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.4%

Volume: 700ml

$157.00

Selected by the team at Whisky Galore for the 5th DramFest, this is a single cask, cask strength Highland Park. Matured for 15 years in a first-fill American oak barrel, this is an absolutely classic Highland Park. Malty, biscuity and nutty to start, with touches of heather-honey, and a whiff of leafy and earthy smoke. The palate is creamy, rich...


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Highland Park 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2006 / 2015 58%

Highland Park 'Gordon and MacPhail' 2006 / 2015 58%

Region: Highland

Strength: 56.5%

Volume: 700ml

$115.00

An all new 4 cask bottling of Highland Park from Scotland's renowned independent bottlers Gordon and MacPhail. Distilled in 2006 and matured for just under 9 years in first fill American oak casks it has the distilleries typical malty tones mixed with vanilla, fruit (citrus), subtle smoke and a peppery palate. The finish is sweet, creamy and wit...


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Invergordon 'Cadenhead' 1972 / 43 years old 48.3%

Invergordon 'Cadenhead' 1972 / 43 years old 48.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 48.3%

Volume: 700ml

$427.00

Distilled in the column stills at the Invergordon single grain distillery, this two-barrel bottling from casks that were originally laid down on the 13th of December 1972. The two casks matured quietly for a remarkable 43 years before the decision was made to bottle them. For such an old whisky, it is still fresh and not overwhelmed by the wood ...


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Invergordon 'Old Particular' 1987 / 28 years old 56.5%

Invergordon 'Old Particular' 1987 / 28 years old 56.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 56.5%

Volume: 700ml

$174.00

This 28 year old whisky was distilled in 1987 at the Invergordon grain whisky distillery, situated a few miles north of Inverness in the Highland's of Scotland. After 28 years of maturing, it shows the classic old grain whisky style - lashings of sweet vanilla, caramel and butteryness, all joined by a polished oak and long spicy notes in the fin...


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