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Category Archives: Independent Bottling

Cask 88 Launches Single Cask Rum Collection

Cask 88, the indie bottler behind the popular Scottish Folklore Series, have today launched three brand new single cask expressions for us to get our gums around, but contrary to what you may expect, they’re not whiskies. No, this time, Cask 88 have taken a step away from the water of life and a step […]

Scottish Folklore Series Volume 3 – The Calleaich Beira

Scottish Folklore Series Volume 3

This week, fast-rising independent bottler and cask broker, Cask 88, has announced the release of the third of six bottlings in their popular Scottish Folklore Series, and just like the two that came before it, it’s a joy to behold. The series began back in May 2018 with the launch of the now multi-award-winning Ben […]

Introducing Gleann Mór’s Rare Find Range

This week we’re excited to introduce you to an astounding range of whiskies from one of Scotland’s best indie bottlers – one that has a deep-seated passion for rare find expressions and single cask editions – it’s Edinburgh’s Gleann Mór and their superb Rare Find range. Founded by Derek Mair, in 2013, Gleann Mór has […]

Presenting Single & Single Whisky

This week we’re excited to welcome a fantastic new range of whiskies into our store from one of the fastest rising overseas indie bottlers – Single & Single Whisky. Founded in South Africa in the mid-2000s by entrepreneur and whisky-lover, Yossi Schwartz, Single & Single have since released some truly incredible expressions from some of […]

Five 2018 Releases to Add to Your Collection

With the 2019 well and truly underway, everyone is getting back into the swing of things as we return to work, the kids return to school and normality resumes. The holiday period was fantastic and we hope you all had a great time with family and friends, but the hectic two and a bit weeks […]

The Eighty Eight Series: Regional Favourites with Quarter Cask Influence

Four distinctive whiskies from four of Scotland’s best distilleries – the Eighty Eight Series explores the effects of cask size on top quality spirit. Each of the drams in this range was finished in a quarter cask, allowing the spirit to draw flavour at a much faster rate and amplifying the notes already there. These […]

Indie Bottler in the Spotlight: Cask 88

Cask 88 is a well-known cask specialist, broker and independent bottler based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have a history of trading in some of the finest casks on the market and in recent times they have turned their focus to bottling some of the wonderful whiskies that they come across. The company started out as […]

Ben Nevis 45 Year Old Goes Gold Again

Ben Nevis 45 Year Old Goes Gold

It seems like only yesterday that Cask 88 launched their promising Scottish Folklore Series with the release of a single cask Ben Nevis 45 Year Old, but the first whisky in the series has already managed to scoop two Gold Medals, the most recent of which was awarded earlier this month. Picking up two Gold […]

Independent Bottling – 5 Whiskies Worth Investing In

Recently we’ve been taking a relatively broad look at the world of independently bottled whisky. We discussed Why It’s Acceptable to Get Excited by Single Cask Whisky (with a focus on indies) and we looked into the Rise of Independent Bottlers. Now we’re going to break this down into more of an examination of the […]

Indie Bottler in the Spotlight: Cadenhead’s

Cadenhead’s is Scotland’s oldest indie bottler, having been founded in 1846. They have a long and successful history of bottling some of the finest wine, whisky and rum from around the country and overseas and, as you can imagine, an interesting story to go along with it. While the company was initially founded in 1846, […]

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