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 — Glenrothes
Glenrothes 'Cadenhead' 23 years old 46%
Matured in 60% ex-Bourbon casks and 40% ex-Sherry casks this 23 year old Speyside has a beautifully oily mouth-feel heavy with fruit and subtle spice. The nose offers sweet notes of apricots, dried mango and treacle. On the palate notes of green apples, buttery danish pastry and stewed rhubarb lead to a mouth coating finish of subtle spices, gin...
Glenrothes 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 11 years old 43%
This 11 year old Glenrothes is an excellent addition to the Gordon & MacPhail 'Discovery' range. An example of everything you'd want from a sherry cask matured whisky; on the nose there is a distinctive note reminiscent of a box of Sun-Maid raisins and rich toffee. To taste, raspberries and blackberries mingle with hints of cinnamon and char...