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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 half bottle of the iconic, medicinal 10 year Islay's bestselling distillery, Laphroaig. This is a massive, punchy dram, it is said the medicinal character is from the high moss content in the peat.  More info
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$31.63
A restrained and elegant Talisker 30, this really was one of the best of 2011's Special Releases. Its three decades of maturation have produced an elegant and sophisticated whisky.  More info
$481.33
Drumguish
(70cl, 40%)
Drumguish is a single malt from the Speyside distillery, which was founded in Speyside in 1956.  More info
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$28.83
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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$192.89
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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$52.17
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old
(70cl, 51.30%)
This is the oldest ever official release of whisky from the Old Pulteney distillery in Wick, aged for a full 40 years in three sherry casks and a single bourbon barrel (all of which were filled in...  More info
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$2249.67
This was a very special, limited release Glenfarclas which we bottled for Movember. Now that Movember is over, if you're still hankering for a rich, cask strength Glenfarclas, we'd heartily recommend...  More info
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$162.35
Jura's new 30 year old was nicknamed after the Standing Stone (the Carnas an Staca) - the name of the Isle of Jura's eight standing stones. These are the remains of an ancient stone circle which was...  More info
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$593.54
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
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$193.05
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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$99.20
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
$110.14
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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$50.95
A top Tobermory, bottled with love and attention by our careful hands. The cask this release came from was filled by the distillery on the Isle of Mull in November 1995. For 18 years, the whisky...  More info
$113.62
A gentle, delicate 10 year old single malt, a great beginner's whisky from the Glen Grant distillery.  More info
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$55.29
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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$41.97
Placed in brand new oak casks right from the start, Auchentoshan threw the dice and won with their new Virgin Oak release. Instead of maturing in a cask that previous held sherry or bourbon, like most...  More info
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$102.83
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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$140.94
Tomatin 18 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
An 18 year old from the Tomatin distillery, finished in Spanish oak Oloroso sherry butts.  More info
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$93.80
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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$88.78
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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$32.91
This is the oldest distillery release from Auchroisk and has been bottled at 54.7%abv from re-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. This is a limited edition of 2,976 bottles and was released in 2012...  More info
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$366.64
Ben Nevis whisky and Sherry casks always go together well, as exemplified by this 15 year old single cask bottling of their Highland single malt. It was filled into a fresh Sherry cask in June 1998...  More info
$149.66
A 21 year old single malt, triple distilled and aged in second fill sherry casks, though nothing is lost to the power of the sherry. This bottling stands as the flagship for the core Auchentoshan...  More info
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$193.75
Elixirs are said to give life to those who need it, if fantasy fiction is to be believed. While we don't think this Isle of Jura 12 Year Old Elixir has any magical properties (in fact, we're sure of...  More info
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$58.49
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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$371.51
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