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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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Blair Athol is a Highland distillery in Pitlochry that I drove past a couple of days ago. Perhaps more importantly, it is the home of Bell's blended whisky and this 24 year old single cask spent a...  More info
$230.14
While most of Glen Elgin's whisky from Speyside ends up in the very tasty White Horse blends, you can still get your hands on some of their single malt through independent bottlers. It just so happens...  More info
$148.21
A lovely, fragrant 13 year old Speyside single cask from Mortlach distillery here. Bottled by Hunter Laing in December 2013 for their Old Malt Cask range, the outturn was 319 bottles at 50% abv.  More info
$109.46
This is a sixteen year old bottling of Glenburgie from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. Glenburgie is one of the principle ingredients in the famous Ballantine's Blend however it is a great single...  More info
$106.81
A 12 year old organic single malt Scotch whisky, distilled at the Loch Lomond distillery and bottled by Dà Mhìle, who specialise in the organic spirits. This expression was distilled in 2000 (which in...  More info
$84.69
A lovely, cask strength, sherry matured Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky from that was distilled in 1989 and has been bottled as part of Mackillop's Choice. What an excellent choice it is.  More info
$261.35
This is the ninth 1994 release from Glenfarclas' Family Cask Range.

Glenfarclas isn't just family owned it is still run by the family themselves and the Family Cask range is testament to the...  More info
$363.81
A 12 year old decantering (erm... yeah, we'll go with that) of Ben Nevis single malt, hand filled by those wonderful Douglas Laing bunch for their Premier Barrel range.  More info
$105.60
This Mortlach was distilled in October 1989. After that, it matured in cask 5055 for a whopping 23 years before being bottled in August 2013 for Duncan Taylor's Dimensions series. 240 bottles were...  More info
$226.23
A lovely, gentle Highland dram. This 10 year old was awarded a Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2007. It even comes with a cigar hold to keep those stogies safe.  More info
$83.67
Although founded in 1891 production at Craigellachie didn't start until 1898. This fifteen year old bottling was bottled by speciality Drinks' Single Malts of Scotland range in 2009.  More info
$98.51
A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of Miltonduff aged for 10 years in sherry casks.  More info
$38.79
A 1984 vintage Glenfarclass bottled in 2011, part of the 7th release of the intriguing Family Casks releases.  More info
$569.31
21 year old Allt-A-Bhainne? Thank you very much, Douglas Laing! That's right, they've only gone and bottled some fab Allt-A-Bhainne for the Old Particular selection. This edition was distilled in...  More info
$157.34
A 1990 vintage Glen Garioch from Montgomorie's. Drawn from a single cask (8555).  More info
$160.16
Hunter Laing, Stewart Laing's new company after he and his brother split Douglas Laing's assets between them, have released their first Old & Rare bottlings. It as label that has always been reserved...  More info
$345.82
This was distilled at the Tormore distillery in June 1995. It was then aged for 17 years in a single cask (a refill hogshead) before bottling for the Old Malt Cask range in September 2012.  More info
$120.11
From Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel range comes the bodacious Blair Athol 11 year old single malt Scotch whisky, presented in a delightful decanter which is awash with alliteration. 388 decanters of...  More info
$106.37
Named after the classic sweetie, this 1992 whisky from Glentauchers distillery, with notes of anise, has been named 'Liquorice Spiral'. 339 bottles have been produced from a single hogshead courtesy...  More info
$146.90
Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle created this striking label for this lovely limited-edition bottling from the Knockdhu whisky disillery. Kudos Peter.  More info
$92.55
This is a single malt Scotch whisky from the Braeval distillery, although this bottling features its original name, Braes of Glenlivet. It was distilled in December 1994, matured in a bourbon barrel...  More info
$113.11
Bottled as part of Duncan Taylor's Octave range, this 24 year old Blair Athol was finished for 11 months in a tiny octave cask, producing just 63 bottles.  More info
$230.14
The Glen Garioch distillery in the Highlands make some very lovely whiskies indeed, many of which they release themselves. However, they're willing to share their expressions and let independent...  More info
$186.21
Produced by the ever-reliable Bunnahabhain distillery, this single cask single malt Scotch whisky has been matured for 16 years before it was bottled by Hunter Laing for their also ever-reliable Old...  More info
$133.44
This Linkwood was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd for the Boisdale restaurants of Belgravia, Bishopsgate and Canary Wharf, London.  More info
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$120.43

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