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Scotch Single Malt Whisky

Single malt Scotch whisky is one of the most revered spirits in the world. It has such scope for variation, it can offer complexity or simplicity, unbridled power or a subtle whisper. To legally be called a single malt Scotch, the whisky must be distilled at a single distillery in Scotland, in a copper pot still from nothing other than malted barley, yeast and water. It must then be aged in an oak cask for at least three years and a day, and be bottled at no less than 40% abv.

There are regional variations within Scotland, and terroir and geography play a massive part in the character of the whisky. Though in a Scotch single malt, it is the oak barrel that has the largest effect upon the character of the finished spirit, purported to be at least 60% of the final flavour.

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A heavily peated whisky from the BenRiach distillery. This is at higher than average strength and was distilled from peated malt at 35ppm. The result is at once smoky and very fruity.  More info
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$48.77
This Douglas Laing bottling of 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macallan distillery matured in a single hogshead from May 1988 to December 2013, producing only 117 bottles. Spicy and...  More info
$731.97
The 1996 edition of Distiller's Edition from Glenkinchie, this is made with a secondary maturation in Amontillado sherry casks, which add loads of fascinating flavour…  More info
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$89.80
The beautiful 2000 vintage Talisker Distillers Edition, finished in Amoroso sherry casks, mixing Talisker's signature peppery peat with juicy sherry.  More info
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$86.66
The whisky used for this limited edition 1990 Vintage Old Pulteney was matured in American ex-bourbon casks and Spanish ex-sherry casks which previously held heavily peated whisky. This maturation has...  More info
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$195.08
Arumaticus is part of a release of just 1,240 bottles, this peated 12 year old single malt from the BenRiach distillery was aged in ex-bourbon casks before enjoying a finish in dark rum casks.  More info
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$52.77
Launched in late 2010, this 12 year old Glencadam was finished in port pipes and it was the first ever "finised" whisky from the distillery. Very interesting indeed.  More info
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$64.45
A gentle, delicate 10 year old single malt, a great beginner's whisky from the Glen Grant distillery.  More info
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$55.92
Released in late 2007, a peaty single malt from the Tomintoul distillery.  More info
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$43.90
An intriguingly and intricately matured single malt from the Ben Nevis distillery in the Scottish Highlands. It was initially matured in refill hogsheads for 13 years, at a strength of 72.5% ABV no...  More info
$213.48
This tasty little rascal comes from the distillery on the Isle of Arran, and was matured for 17 years in one cask, before being bottled by Master of Malt (that's us). It matured in a refill hogshead...  More info
$96.84
Curiositas is a 10 year old, peated release from the BenRiach distillery in what they call the 'classic Speyside style'. A distinct malt with great depth and a bittersweet balance.  More info
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$42.45
anCnoc 16 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
The Knockdhu distillery started bottling their whiskies under the anCnoc label, to help avoid confusion with the Knockando distillery. This was matured for 16 years in bourbon barrels.  More info
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$86.67
A straightforward, nutty and malty single malt from Speyside, the Singleton of Dufftown was released to replace the Singleton of Auchroisk. It’s aged in a high proportion of European oak casks.  More info
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$51.53
A second of two special releases to mark the acquisition and rebirth of the Islay distillery, originally founded in 1881. Distilled in 2001 and matured in bourbon casks, 2,500 unpeated bottles were...  More info
$111.40
A cask strength single malt, no one knows which distillery this has come from, Finlaggan remains a very closely-guarded secret.  More info
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$64.48
The Nadurra series is Glenlivet's range of 16 year old single malt Scotch whiskies, which have been matured in ex-bourbon casks and then bottled at cask strength with no chill-filtration. A fantastic...  More info
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$90.40
Released in 2013, this fabulous bottling from Tullibardine sees the rich, malty whisky finished for 12 months in top-quality 500-litre sherry butts. The result is something to behold.  More info
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$64.17
Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old
(70cl, 44.80%)
The Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old was the first release from the distillery after the new owners took the reins in 2013, and they certainly started off on the right foot. It is presented in a rather...  More info
$341.54
This independently bottled 27 year old Dalmore single malt might not have the stag's head on the bottle, but it is still definitely a thing of beauty. It was distilled in June 1986 and matured in cask...  More info
$195.25
Talisker 25 Year Old 2011
(70cl, 45.80%)
From Diageo's Special Releases, this 25 year old Talisker was bottled in 2011. These releases are always hotly anticipated and we don't expect it to hang about for long.  More info
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$375.74
A release of 6,000 bottles of 18 year old Smokehead, packaged smartly in an "extra black" bottle. Full bodied and rich.  More info
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$142.55
The entry level bottling for the Loch Lomond distillery, which by the way has no association with the still of the same name.  More info
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$33.28
The 2000 vintage Distillers Edition from Glenkinchie, which is finished in scrumptious Amontillado sherry casks, just like the previous instalments in the series. Similarly, it's also a glorious...  More info
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$100.33
The Glenfarclas 105, which is a 10 year old high strength Glenfarclas, is one of the greatest everyday whiskies. If any criticism could be levelled at it, it might be that it doesn't have an enough...  More info
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$297.26
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