Latest Whisky Releases – April 2020

Released April 2020

Balvenie | A Day of Dark Barley | 26 Year Old | Story No. 3

Balvenie  |  A Day of Dark Barley  |  26 Year Old  |  Story No. 3 70cl / 47.8% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The third whisky in the Balvenie Stories collection, A Day of Dark Barley is a 26-year-old single malt made using dark-roasted barley malt. A deep, oaky whisky, matured for over a quarter of a century in a first-fill bourbon cask, it has malty aromas of soft brown sugar, vanilla, blossom honey and gentle oak spice. The palate initially offers notes of sweet toffee and tangy orange, slowly developing vanilla, toasted oak and spicy ginger.

The Balvenie Stories collection is designed to bring to life the tales of 'character, endeavour and craft' of those at Balvenie through the generations.

£600.00

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Released On
30th April 2020

Glenrothes 1989 | 30 Year Old | Whisky Trail Retro Cars

Glenrothes 1989  |  30 Year Old  |  Whisky Trail Retro Cars 70cl / 46.1% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 1989 Glenrothes single malt from indie bottler Elixir Distillers' Whisky Trail Vintage cars series, bottled in October 2019 after 30 years in a single hogshead. Aromas of freshly-waxed wood, tropical fruit, oatcakes and cinnamon buns fill the nose. The palate offers notes of toasted brioche, Madeira, pineapple and dried mango.

£275.00

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Released On
29th April 2020

Ardmore 1998 | 20 Year Old | Whisky Trail Retro Cars

Ardmore 1998  |  20 Year Old  |  Whisky Trail Retro Cars 70cl / 51.4% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 1998 Ardmore single malt from indie bottler Elixir Distillers, matured in a single hogshead before being bottled in February 2020 as part of its Whisky Trail Vintage Cars series. Aromas of salted caramel and vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate and beach bonfires fill the nose. The palate offers notes of mellow peat smoke, apples and pears, candied lemon peel and beach-side barbecues.

£130.00

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Released On
29th April 2020

Glendalough Pot Still

Glendalough Pot Still 70cl / 43% | Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

A single malt Irish whiskey from Glendalough, made using a traditional pot still and finished in virgin Irish oak casks. The result is a malty, sweet whiskey with notes of honey, oak and ginger on the palate.

£48.45

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Released On
29th April 2020

Ben Nevis 1996 | 23 Year Old | UK Exclusive

Ben Nevis 1996  |  23 Year Old  |  UK Exclusive 70cl / 53.6% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 1996 Ben Nevis single malt, bottled by Elixir Distillers and selected by Speciality Brands, exclusively for the UK, after 23 years in a single hogshead. Aromas of mulled cider with winter spices, pink grapefruit, Madeira cake and melted beeswax. The palate offers notes of ginger, runny honey, pineapple, tobacco and hazelnuts.

£145.00

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Released On
29th April 2020

Bruichladdich 1992 | 26 Year Old | UK Exclusive

Bruichladdich 1992  |  26 Year Old  |  UK Exclusive 70cl / 54.9% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky |
Elixir Distillers

A unpeated 1992 Bruichladdich single malt selected by Speciality Brands and bottled by Elixir Distillers, exclusively for the UK, after 26 years in a single hogshead. Aromas of ripe pineapple, salted caramel sponge cake and dusty dunnage warehouses fill the nose. The palate offers lively notes of rhubarb, mint, green apples and tart citrus, with hints of juicy pineapple and peppery spice.

£195.00

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Released On
29th April 2020

Imperial 2004 | 25 Year Old | UK Exclusive

Imperial 2004  |  25 Year Old  |  UK Exclusive 70cl / 44.1% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 1994 Imperial single malt selected by Speciality Brands and bottled by Elixir Distillers in November 2019, exclusively for the UK. After a quarter of a century in a single barrel, aromas of dried herbs, rose petals, dried fruit, vanilla and ripe apricots fill the nose. The palate offers notes of under-ripe fruits, green leaves, citrus peel and wildflowers.

£150.00

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Released On
29th April 2020

The WHisky Trail Cars Series Set | 4 Bottles

The WHisky Trail Cars Series Set  |  4 Bottles 280cl / 53.4% | Elixir Distillers

A set of four whiskies from Elixir Distillers' Whisky Train Vintage Cars series, including a 2007 Glen Elgin, 1996 Ardmore and 1989 Glenrothes single malt, as well as a 2010 Islay blended malt whisky.

£535.00

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Released On
28th April 2020

Blended Islay 2010 | 9 Year Old | Whisky Trail Retro Cars

Blended Islay 2010  |  9 Year Old  |  Whisky Trail Retro Cars 70cl / 59.8% | Blended Islay Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

Distilled on Islay in 2010, this nine-year-old blended malt whisky was bottled by Elixir Distillers in January 2020, as part of its Whisky Trail Vintage Cars series. Aromas of earthy peat, seaside bonfires and cigars burst forward on the nose, followed by vanilla, burnt caramel and ginger. The palate offers notes of smoked bacon, sea salt, iodine and celery, developing clove, nutmeg, orange and mango that linger in the finish.

£64.95

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Released On
28th April 2020

Linkwood 2007 | 12 Year Old | Reserve Cask | Parcel No. 2

Linkwood 2007  |  12 Year Old  |  Reserve Cask  |  Parcel No. 2 70cl / 48% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 2007 Linkwood single malt from Parcel No.2 of Elixir Distillers' Reserve Cask series, matured for 12 years in four hogsheads before being bottled in 2020. Aromas of tangy citrus and garden herbs mingle with lemon curd and black pepper on the nose. The palate offers notes of runny honey, raspberry leaf, Earl Grey tea and maple syrup.

£66.95

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Released On
28th April 2020

Highland Park | 30 Year Old

Highland Park  |  30 Year Old 70cl / 45.7% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Released at the beginning of 2013, this 30 year old is the second oldest core expression in the Highland Park range. Bottled at a lower strength than previous editions, it exudes notes of aromatic spices, dark chocolate orange and the characteristic fudge sweetness that one has come to expect from older Highland Park bottlings.

£725.00

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Released On
27th April 2020

Glen Elgin 2007 | 12 Year Old | Whisky Trail | Retro Cars

Glen Elgin 2007  |  12 Year Old  |  Whisky Trail  |  Retro Cars 70cl / 56.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 2007 Glen Elgin single malt from indie bottler Elixir Distillers' Whisky Trail Vintage Cars series, bottled in January 2020 after 12 years in a single hogshead. Aromas of dried berries, fluffy marshmallows and Turkish delight fill the nose alongside green grass and spring flowers. The palate offers notes of Victoria sponge with raspberry jam, apricots, cantaloupe and honey-drizzled porridge.

£67.95

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Released On
27th April 2020

Clynelish 2010 | 8 Year Old | Reserve Cask | Parcel No. 2

Clynelish 2010  |  8 Year Old  |  Reserve Cask  |  Parcel No. 2 70cl / 48% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Elixir Distillers

A 2011 Clynelish from Parcel No.2 of indie bottler Elixir Distillers' Reserve Cask series. Matured in five barrels for eight years, it has aromas of chocolate-coated honeycomb, cloudy apple juice and boiled sweeties on the nose. The palate offers notes of honey, custard-filled pastries and delicate herbs.

£59.95

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Released On
27th April 2020

Caol Ila 2009 | 10 Year Old | Reserve Cask | Parcel No. 2

Caol Ila 2009  |  10 Year Old  |  Reserve Cask  |  Parcel No. 2 70cl / 48% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky |
Elixir Distillers

A 2009 Caol Ila single malt from Parcel No.2 of indie bottler Elixir Distillers' Reserve Cask series. Matured for a decade in just five hogsheads, aromas of sea breeze, chargrilled lemons, lily of the valley and toffee fill the nose. The palate offers notes of barbecued pork, caramel ice cream, rosewater and maple syrup.

£63.95

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Released On
27th April 2020

Highland Park | 30 Year Old | 2019 Release

Highland Park  |  30 Year Old  |  2019 Release 70cl / 45.2% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Released in 2019, this 30 year old is the second oldest core expression in the Highland Park range. Bottled at a lower strength than previous editions, it exudes notes of aromatic spices, dark chocolate orange and the characteristic fudge sweetness that one has come to expect from older Highland Park bottlings.

£725.00

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Released On
26th April 2020

Glen Scotia | 14 Year Old | Tawny Port Finish | Festival Release

Glen Scotia  |  14 Year Old  |  Tawny Port Finish  |  Festival Release 70cl / 52.8% | Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A limited-edition Glen Scotia single malt that was bottled for the 2020 Cambeltown Whisky Festival and was finished in ex-Port casks.

£74.95

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Released On
26th April 2020

Glendalough Double Barrel | Single Grain

Glendalough Double Barrel  |  Single Grain 70cl / 42% | Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Glendalough Double Barrel is a single grain Irish whiskey, aged in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks. Sweet and creamy, with butterscotch and honey from the American oak and dried fruit from the Spanish.

£33.45

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Released On
26th April 2020

The English | Rum Cask Matured Whisky 2014 | Bot. 2020

The English  |  Rum Cask Matured Whisky 2014  |  Bot. 2020 70cl / 46% | English Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling

Formerly known as Chapter 7, The English Whisky Co's rum-cask matured whisky brings together the distillery's fruity spirit and grain-forward character with sweet, rum-infused oak. The result is a tropical-tinged dram that looks towards the Caribbean for inspiration.

£47.95

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Released On
26th April 2020

Port Ellen 1979 | 40 Year Old | 9 Rogue Casks

Port Ellen 1979  |  40 Year Old  |  9 Rogue Casks 70cl / 50.9% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A limited-edition single malt from Port Ellen that tells the story of nine casks uncovered from the four centuries old stocks of casks. Delicate, grassy aromas mingle with burnt orange, soft smoke, crème caramel, roasted coffee and peach compote on the nose. The palate offers notes of rich bonfire smoke, pipe tobacco, leather and oak spice.

£6,450

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Released On
22nd April 2020

Bunnahabhain 1989 | 28 Year Old | The Whisky Agency | The Whisky Exchange

Bunnahabhain 1989  |  28 Year Old  |  The Whisky Agency  |  The Whisky Exchange 70cl / 40.4% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | The Whisky Agency

Distilled in 1989 at Bunnahabhain, this Islay single malt has been matured in a single cask for 28 years, before being bottled in 2018 by The Whisky Agency, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Whisky Exchange.

£235.00

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Released On
22nd April 2020

Glenfarclas 1954 | 62 Year Old | Pagoda Ruby Reserve

Glenfarclas 1954  |  62 Year Old  |  Pagoda Ruby Reserve 70cl / 44.8% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A limited-edition 62-year-old single malt from Glenfarclas, released as part of its Pagoda Reserve series. Rich aromas of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, blackberry and gooseberry fill the nose, followed by cloves, nutmeg and candied orange. The palate offers notes of clove-studded oranges, sherries raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg that linger in the finish.

£29,950.00

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Released On
21st April 2020

Smooth Ambler | Old Scout | 5 Year Old | Bourbon

Smooth Ambler  |  Old Scout  |  5 Year Old  |  Bourbon 70cl / 49.5% | American Straight Bourbon Whiskey

A fruity, bready five-year-old bourbon from Smooth Ambler, that has aromas of stewed pears, eucalyptus, bread, almond and tobacco on the nose. The palate offers notes of fresh mint, seeded bread, cloves and white pepper spice.

£52.95

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Released On
21st April 2020

Aberlour Triple Cask

Aberlour Triple Cask 70cl / 40% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A Triple Cask expression from Aberlour that has been matured in a combination of bourbon barrels, bourbon hogsheads and oloroso sherry casks. Aromas of Custard Cream biscuits, milky toffee and strawberries fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of strawberry jam, black pepper, honey and biscuits.

£56.95

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Released On
21st April 2020

Benromach 2009 | Bot. 2018 | Peat Smoke

Benromach 2009  |  Bot. 2018  |  Peat Smoke 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A smoky 2009 single malt from Benromach that was bottled in 2018, it has aromas of vanilla, honey, smoked meats, apricot, lemon and soft tobacco on the nose. The palate offers notes of black pepper, strawberries, orange, aniseed and billowing bonfire smoke.

£37.95

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21st April 2020

Macallan Ruby

Macallan Ruby 75cl / 43% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A rich and fruity single malt from The Macallan 1824 series, with aromas of dried fruit, treacle pudding and sweet oak spice on the nose. The palate offers notes of ginger and nutmeg, followed by raisins, orange, sultana and clove.

£350.00

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Released On
20th April 2020

Nikka | Pure Malt | White

Nikka  |  Pure Malt  |  White 50cl / 43% | Japanese Blended Malt Whisky

A very endearing, subtle malt with a strong whiff of peat, this is a curious but superb marriage of different Japanese malts – and it really delivers. Brilliant.

£99.95

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20th April 2020

Tamdhu 2007 | 12 Year Old | Provenance

Tamdhu 2007  |  12 Year Old  |  Provenance 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2007 Tamdhu single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured for 12 years in a single hogshead before being bottled in November 2019 as part of its Provenance series. Aromas of caramel, baking spices, heather honey and sweet cereal fill the nose. The palate offers notes of liquorice, aniseed and malted barley, with hints of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger that linger in the finish.

£46.25

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17th April 2020

Inchgower 1998 | 21 Year Old | Old Particular

Inchgower 1998  |  21 Year Old  |  Old Particular 70cl / 51.5% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 1998 Inchgower single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single ex-sherry butt for 21 years, before being bottled as part of its Old Particular series in November 2019. Aromas of lemon drizzle cake, malted barley and dried apricots fill the nose. The palate offers notes of hot cross buns, milk chocolate buttons and spiced fruit.

£125.00

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Released On
16th April 2020

Kilchoman | Loch Gorm | 2020 Release

Kilchoman  |  Loch Gorm  |  2020 Release 70cl / 46% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

The 2020 release of Kilchoman's Loch Gorm single malt is a vatting of oloroso sherry butts from 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Sweet aromas of malt, cinnamon, raisins and citrus mingle with sooty peat on the nose. The palate offers notes of toffee, smoked meats and sherry-soaked fruit, developing into honey, orange peel and sea salt. The finish is full of barbecue smoke, dark chocolate and apples, pears, plums, raisins and lingering oak spice.

£69.95

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Released On
16th April 2020

Macduff 2009 | 10 Year Old | Provenance

Macduff 2009  |  10 Year Old  |  Provenance 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2009 Macduff single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured for a decade in a single refill hogshead, before being bottled in January 2020 as part of its Provenance series. Aromas of sweet oak, creamy vanilla custard and shortbread fill the nose. The palate offers notes of barley, brown sugar, vanilla cream and strawberry milkshake that linger in the finish.

£41.75

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Released On
16th April 2020

Linkwood 2007 | 12 Year Old | Old Particular

Linkwood 2007  |  12 Year Old  |  Old Particular 70cl / 48.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2007 Linkwood single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for 12 years before being bottled in February 2020 as part of its Old Particular series. Aromas of apple, kiwi, buttery pastry and honeycomb fill the nose. The palate offers notes of creamy barley, oatcakes and strawberry jam, with hints of vanilla cream and toasted brioche lingering in the finish.

£47.95

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16th April 2020

Jura 2011 | 8 Year Old | Provenance

Jura 2011  |  8 Year Old  |  Provenance 70cl / 46% | Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2011 Jura single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill cask for eight years, before being bottled in January 2020 as part of its Provenance series. Sweet aromas of red berries, fresh vanilla and freshly-baked brioche fill the nose. The palate offers notes of sea salt, butterscotch, fruit salad, vanilla cream and hot cross buns that linger in the finish.

£39.75

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16th April 2020

Glenlossie 2007 | 12 Year Old | Old Particular

Glenlossie 2007  |  12 Year Old  |  Old Particular 70cl / 48.4% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2007 Glenlossie single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill cask for 12 years before being bottled as part of its Old Particular series. Aromas of buttered toast, vanilla fudge and juicy barley fill the nose. The palate offers notes of dark fruit, liquorice, melted chocolate and mixed spices.

£47.95

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Released On
16th April 2020

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye 70cl / 45% | Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey

A sweet and spicy straight rye whiskey from Ezra Brooks that offers hints of milk chocolate, leather, spicy grains and sweet oak.

£30.95

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14th April 2020

Caol Ila 2005 | 14 Year Old | Old Particular

Caol Ila 2005  |  14 Year Old  |  Old Particular 70cl / 48.4% | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2005 Caol Ila single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for 14 years, before being bottled as part of its Old Particular series. Aromas of vanilla, oak, buttery toast and marmalade fill the nose. The palate offers notes of milk chocolate, charred oak, allspice and barley sugars that linger in the finish.

£76.45

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14th April 2020

Loch Lomond | 12 Year Old | Gift Set

Loch Lomond  |  12 Year Old  |  Gift Set 70cl / 46% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A 12-year-old single malt from Loch Lomond, accompanied by a pair of miniature bottles of two other 12 year old whiskies made at the distllery - Inchmurrin and Inchmoan.

£42.95

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14th April 2020

Braeval 2011 | 8 Year Old | Provenance

Braeval 2011  |  8 Year Old  |  Provenance 70cl / 46% | Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Douglas Laing

A 2011 Braeval single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for eight years, before being bottled in January 2020 as part of its Provenance series.

£39.95

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14th April 2020

Loch Lomond 2006 | Peated | 13 Year Old Exclusive

Loch Lomond 2006  |  Peated  |  13 Year Old Exclusive 70cl / 56.8% | Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Distillery Bottling

A peated 2006 Loch Lomond single malt, matured for 13 years in a single refill American oak cask before being bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange in July 2019. Aromas of vanilla and toasted marshmallow fil the nose above a layer of barbecue ribs, green leaves and apple sauce. The palate is rich and smoky, with notes of mint chocolate, pine needles, sweet and sour apples, leather, cinnamon and rich peat smoke.

£64.95

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Released On
9th April 2020

Cardrona | Just Hatched | Bourbon Cask | Single Malt

Cardrona  |  Just Hatched  |  Bourbon Cask  |  Single Malt 35cl / 64.2%

A three-year-old whisky from New Zealand's Cardrona distillery, matured in a single ex-bourbon cask before being bottled in October 2019. The palate is sweet and spicy, with notes of vanilla, honey, ginger, white pepper and oak spice.

£74.95

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5th April 2020

Cardrona | Just Hatched | Pinot Noir Cask | Single Malt

Cardrona  |  Just Hatched  |  Pinot Noir Cask  |  Single Malt 35cl / 65.8%

A three-year-old whisky from New Zealand's Cardrona distillery, matured in an ex-Pinot Noir cask before being bottled in October 2019. The palate offers notes of blackcurrants, plums, red grapes and honey.

£74.95

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5th April 2020

Scots Bard | Case of 6 Bottles

Scots Bard  |  Case of 6 Bottles 600cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

A six pack of litre bottles of Scots Bard blended whisky, named for Scotland's national poet - Robert Burns.

£125.10

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5th April 2020

Real Mackenzie | Case of 6 Bottles

Real Mackenzie  |  Case of 6 Bottles 600cl / 40% | Blended Scotch Whisky

A six pack of litre bottles of a long-running name in blended Scotch whisky, famous since 1826 and founded by Peter Mackenzie, hence the name.

£119.42

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5th April 2020
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