Scotch Single Malt Whisky
These are whiskies that have been distilled at one distillery only, aged for at least three years and bottled above 40% abv. No grain whiskies can sit within this character, only those that have been made purely with malted barley. There are six regions where Scotch single malts are produced, these typically define the style and character of the whiskies. Speyside and Highlands are renowned for those rich and fruity styled whiskies, whilst Islay is home to the peat smoke.
A limited edition bottling of Kilkerran which was bottled in the run-up to Christmas in 2008. Just 60 bottles were produced, exclusively available for staff members at the distillery.
An 8 year old single malt from Douglas Laing's Provenance range. This ones a 20cl bottling from the Glengoyne distillery, offering notes of banana, chocolate and some brioche.
An indie bottling of Glengoyne single malt Scotch from Douglas Laing. This was distilled in June 2008 and bottled in March 2016 for their Provenance range. A light, honeyed Highlander this one.
A youthful and vibrant peated whisky from the Highland-based Ardmore distillery. Distilled in 2008, this single malt is an 8 year old that has been bottled for fan-favourite Douglas Laing, in their Provenance range. It’s bottled at 46% ABV.
Another striking release from the Special Releases series of 2017- the sixteenth bottling of Brora in the iconic series. Just 3,000 bottles were produced, drawn from refill American oak hogsheads which were initially filled in 1982.
From family-owned company Gordon & MacPahil comes this exceptional indie bottling of Glenesk which was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2014. It was released as part of their Old & Rare range.
The inaugural bottling in the Founder's Cask Release series by Kilchoman. This 9 year old was drawn from a single sherry cask, selected by family member Kathy Wills. The whisky was distilled in December 2008 and bottled in January 20018 at natural cask strength. One to collect if you're a big fan of Islay whiskies like us at Nickolls & Perks.
A limited release 2008 vintage Kilchoman and the first 7 year old released by this family owned and independent Islay distillery in July 2015 and fully matured in Ex-Bourbon casks.
Young & Feisty? What might this be? Its an independently bottled Caol Ila from Douglas Laing, aged in a single refill hogshead from 2008 to 2014.
Independent bottler Doulgas Laing's Provenance range offers up more interesting younger whiskies, such as this 8 year old gem from Islay distillery Bunnahabhain, which has spent its time in a hogshead cask. 451 bottles were filled.
A youthful Bunnahabhain single malt whisky released by Duncan Taylor as part of the Octave series - that means it's been given a finishing period in a tiny octave cask to boost maturation. It's bottled at 53.6% ABV.
Port Ellen of this age tends to make most whisky collectors weak at the knees, so you'd better snap it up. Bottled for Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, it was distilled in 1982, matured in a single refill hogshead cask for 34 years...
Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the now-sadly closed distillery of Port Ellen. It was distilled on the Island of Islay in 1982 and bottled in August 2016 by Douglas Laing. After 33 years of maturation in cask #11120, there was a small outturn of just 198 bottles produced.
A heavily-sherried bottling of 33-year-old Port Ellen for the Old & Rare Platinum Selection by Hunter Laing. Just 108 of these were filled from the single sherry butt, once housed in what is now the lost distillery on Islay - Port Ellen.
A very well-aged single cask Bowmore distilled on the Isle of Islay in 1982 and matured for over three decades. It was released in 2014 by independent bottlers Wemyss Malts and titled Loch Indaal Catch to best describe the character of the whisky. 165 bottles were filled from the hogshead cask.
Released by Duncan Taylor as part of the Tantalus range, this is quite something from the Bowmore distillery. A 31 year old single malt Scotch whisky presented in a hand crafted case, made from the cask itself that matured this exact Spirit! Independent bottlers Duncan Taylor have done a fine job with the Tantalus bottlings.
An incredibly special release from Bunnahabain - 36 years maturing in the sea-front warehouses since 1980, initially in Oloroso sherry casks before being transferred to sweet Canasta sherry oak. The presentation case is inspired by the sea fairing history of the distillery, where up until 1960 they received all goods by boat. The design reflects the talented craftsmanship of th…
An independently bottled release of a long closed Lowland single malt from Morrison & Mackay under the "Carn Mor celebration of the cask" series of releases. Known as both the St.Magdalene and Linlithgow distillery and distilled...
A closed distillery bottling from Indie bottlers Douglas Laing. This 24 year old from St Magdelene was distilled at the Lowland site in 1982 and was eventually bottled for the Old Malt Cask range at 50% ABV.
A single cask bottling of Macduff aged from July 2008 to May 2016. When the time was ready, independent bottler Douglas Laing bottled this for their provenance range at 46% ABV.
Part of the good value Hepburn's Choice range from Langside, this was distilled at Inchgower distillery in 2008, matured for 8 years in a “wine-finished hogshead”, and bottled in 2016 at 46% ABV.
A fantastic cask strength release from top Speyside distillery Glen Grant released by the ever reliable Gordon & Macphail under the now discontinued "Cask Strength" range. Matured for just 8 years in first fill Sherry hogsheads and bottled at a mighty 56.7% ABV. A very impressive dram indeed.
A 20cl bottle of single malt from Dailuaine, which was aged for 8 years before being independently bottled by Douglas Laing for their respectable Provenance range.
A great value whisky from Signatory, from a fan-favourite distillery. This was distilled at Craigellachie on the 20th June 2008, aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 9 years and then bottled in October 2017. A brace of casks makes up this single malt - numbers 800115 & 800128.