Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers

Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers

£25.00 inc VAT.
£20.83 exc VAT.
Speyside Distillery 2000-2022 | 21 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #2786
Speyside Distillery 2000-2022 | 21 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #2786

Speyside Distillery 2000-2022 | 21 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #2786

£133.00 inc VAT.
£110.83 exc VAT.
Inchfad 2005-2022 | 17 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #430
Inchfad 2005-2022 | 17 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #430

Inchfad 2005-2022 | 17 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #430

£98.00 inc VAT.
£81.67 exc VAT.
Glenlossie 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #12178
Glenlossie 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #12178

Glenlossie 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #12178

£94.00 inc VAT.
£78.33 exc VAT.
Macduff 2011-2022 | 10 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #900352
Macduff 2011-2022 | 10 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #900352

Macduff 2011-2022 | 10 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #900352

£82.00 inc VAT.
£68.33 exc VAT.
Port Dundas 2006-2022 | 16 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #314747
Port Dundas 2006-2022 | 16 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #314747

Port Dundas 2006-2022 | 16 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #314747

£84.00 inc VAT.
£70.00 exc VAT.
Ardmore 2012-2022 | 9 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #803809
Ardmore 2012-2022 | 9 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #803809

Ardmore 2012-2022 | 9 Year Old | Cask Noir Single Cask #803809

£78.00 inc VAT.
£65.00 exc VAT.
Bunnahabhain 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old | Duncan Taylor Octave Cask 3834679
Bunnahabhain 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old | Duncan Taylor Octave Cask 3834679

Bunnahabhain 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old | Duncan Taylor Octave Cask 3834679

£72.00 inc VAT.
£60.00 exc VAT.
Strathisla 2009-2022 Distillery Labels
Strathisla 2009-2022 Distillery Labels

Strathisla 2009-2022 Distillery Labels

£63.00 inc VAT.
£52.50 exc VAT.
Longmorn 2008-2022 Distillery Labels
Longmorn 2008-2022 Distillery Labels

Longmorn 2008-2022 Distillery Labels

£63.00 inc VAT.
£52.50 exc VAT.
Tormore 1994-2021 | 26 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength | Cask #8354
Tormore 1994-2021 | 26 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength | Cask #8354

Tormore 1994-2021 | 26 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength | Cask #8354

£210.00 inc VAT.
£175.00 exc VAT.
Fiji Rum 2010-2022 | 12 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 18
Fiji Rum 2010-2022 | 12 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 18

Fiji Rum 2010-2022 | 12 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 18

£120.00 inc VAT.
£100.00 exc VAT.
Blair Athol 2008-2022 | 14 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 11086
Blair Athol 2008-2022 | 14 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 11086

Blair Athol 2008-2022 | 14 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 11086

£105.00 inc VAT.
£87.50 exc VAT.
Linkwood 2011-2022 | 11 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Casks 314464 + 314466
Linkwood 2011-2022 | 11 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Casks 314464 + 314466

Linkwood 2011-2022 | 11 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Casks 314464 + 314466

£95.00 inc VAT.
£79.17 exc VAT.
Dailuaine 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 315727
Dailuaine 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 315727

Dailuaine 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd Single Cask 315727

£75.00 inc VAT.
£62.50 exc VAT.
Blair Athol 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old Small Batch Berry Bros
Blair Athol 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old Small Batch Berry Bros

Blair Athol 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old Small Batch Berry Bros

£60.00 inc VAT.
£50.00 exc VAT.
Braeval 1991-2022 | 30 Year Old XOP Cask DL15542
Braeval 1991-2022 | 30 Year Old XOP Cask DL15542

Braeval 1991-2022 | 30 Year Old XOP Cask DL15542

£447.00 inc VAT.
£372.50 exc VAT.
Linkwood 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old | Provenance Single Cask DL16340
Linkwood 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old | Provenance Single Cask DL16340

Linkwood 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old | Provenance Single Cask DL16340

£55.00 inc VAT.
£45.83 exc VAT.
Girvan 2002-2022 | 19 Year Old | Old Particular | Single Cask DL16487
Girvan 2002-2022 | 19 Year Old | Old Particular | Single Cask DL16487

Girvan 2002-2022 | 19 Year Old | Old Particular | Single Cask DL16487

£92.00 inc VAT.
£76.67 exc VAT.
Black Bull 12 Year Old
Black Bull 12 Year Old

Black Bull 12 Year Old

£42.00 inc VAT.
£35.00 exc VAT.
The Big Smoke 50 | Heavily Peated Scotch Whisky
The Big Smoke 50 | Heavily Peated Scotch Whisky

The Big Smoke 50 | Heavily Peated Scotch Whisky

£46.00 inc VAT.
£38.33 exc VAT.
Linkwood 2012-2022 | 9 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 313777+778+779+780
Linkwood 2012-2022 | 9 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 313777+778+779+780

Linkwood 2012-2022 | 9 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 313777+778+779+780

£59.00 inc VAT.
£49.17 exc VAT.
Glen Garioch 2010-2022 | 11 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 2100001+2100004
Glen Garioch 2010-2022 | 11 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 2100001+2100004

Glen Garioch 2010-2022 | 11 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 2100001+2100004

£73.00 inc VAT.
£60.83 exc VAT.
Caol Ila 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 2005801+5797+3921+3920
Caol Ila 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 2005801+5797+3921+3920

Caol Ila 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 2005801+5797+3921+3920

£64.00 inc VAT.
£53.33 exc VAT.
Bunnahabhain 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid Single Cask 1921082
Bunnahabhain 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid Single Cask 1921082

Bunnahabhain 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid Single Cask 1921082

£110.00 inc VAT.
£91.67 exc VAT.
Benrinnes 2007-2022 | 14 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 310404+310424
Benrinnes 2007-2022 | 14 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 310404+310424

Benrinnes 2007-2022 | 14 Year Old Murray McDavid Casks 310404+310424

£96.00 inc VAT.
£80.00 exc VAT.
Port Charlotte 2004-2022 | 18 Year Old Single Cask | Little Brown Dog Spirits
Port Charlotte 2004-2022 | 18 Year Old Single Cask | Little Brown Dog Spirits

Port Charlotte 2004-2022 | 18 Year Old Single Cask | Little Brown Dog Spirits

£205.00 inc VAT.
£170.83 exc VAT.
Glen Elgin 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old Dram Mor Single Cask 301308
Glen Elgin 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old Dram Mor Single Cask 301308

Glen Elgin 2014-2022 | 8 Year Old Dram Mor Single Cask 301308

£60.00 inc VAT.
£50.00 exc VAT.
Ruadh Maor (Glenturret) 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old Dram Mor Single Cask 222
Ruadh Maor (Glenturret) 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old Dram Mor Single Cask 222

Ruadh Maor (Glenturret) 2012-2022 | 10 Year Old Dram Mor Single Cask 222

£93.00 inc VAT.
£77.50 exc VAT.
Girvan 1995-2022 | 27 Year Old Dram Mor Cask 702817
Girvan 1995-2022 | 27 Year Old Dram Mor Cask 702817

Girvan 1995-2022 | 27 Year Old Dram Mor Cask 702817

£96.00 inc VAT.
£80.00 exc VAT.
Little Brown Dog Project Stovies Single Batch Gin
Little Brown Dog Project Stovies Single Batch Gin

Little Brown Dog Project Stovies Single Batch Gin

£35.00 inc VAT.
£29.17 exc VAT.
Fettercairn 2010-2022 | 12 Year Old | Old Particular | Single Cask DL16272
Fettercairn 2010-2022 | 12 Year Old | Old Particular | Single Cask DL16272

Fettercairn 2010-2022 | 12 Year Old | Old Particular | Single Cask DL16272

£50.00 inc VAT.
£41.67 exc VAT.
Strathclyde 1993-2022 | 28 Year Old Cooper's Choice Single Cask #243393
Strathclyde 1993-2022 | 28 Year Old Cooper's Choice Single Cask #243393

Strathclyde 1993-2022 | 28 Year Old Cooper's Choice Single Cask #243393

£135.00 inc VAT.
£112.50 exc VAT.
Bunnahabhain Peat & Fruit | Cooper's Choice Single Cask #158
Bunnahabhain Peat & Fruit | Cooper's Choice Single Cask #158

Bunnahabhain Peat & Fruit | Cooper's Choice Single Cask #158

£71.00 inc VAT.
£59.17 exc VAT.
Auchroisk 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Côte Rôtie Wood Finish
Auchroisk 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Côte Rôtie Wood Finish

Auchroisk 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Côte Rôtie Wood Finish

£90.00 inc VAT.
£75.00 exc VAT.
Caol Ila 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Sassicaia Wood Finish
Caol Ila 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Sassicaia Wood Finish

Caol Ila 2009-2022 | 13 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Sassicaia Wood Finish

£108.00 inc VAT.
£90.00 exc VAT.
Fable 8 Year Old Blended Malt Batch 3
Fable 8 Year Old Blended Malt Batch 3

Fable 8 Year Old Blended Malt Batch 3

£40.00 inc VAT.
£33.33 exc VAT.
Dailuaine 2010-2022 12 Year Old | Fable Chapter Three: Moon | Cask 302169
Dailuaine 2010-2022 12 Year Old | Fable Chapter Three: Moon | Cask 302169

Dailuaine 2010-2022 12 Year Old | Fable Chapter Three: Moon | Cask 302169

£79.00 inc VAT.
£65.83 exc VAT.
Linkwood 2009-2021 12 Year Old | Fable Chapter Two: Folk | Cask 548158
Linkwood 2009-2021 12 Year Old | Fable Chapter Two: Folk | Cask 548158

Linkwood 2009-2021 12 Year Old | Fable Chapter Two: Folk | Cask 548158

£79.00 inc VAT.
£65.83 exc VAT.
Caol Ila 2011-2022 10 Year Old | Fable Chapter One: Clanyard | Cask 312139
Caol Ila 2011-2022 10 Year Old | Fable Chapter One: Clanyard | Cask 312139

Caol Ila 2011-2022 10 Year Old | Fable Chapter One: Clanyard | Cask 312139

£96.00 inc VAT.
£80.00 exc VAT.
Glenallachie 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid | UK Exclusive Single Cask
Glenallachie 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid | UK Exclusive Single Cask

Glenallachie 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid | UK Exclusive Single Cask

£97.00 inc VAT.
£80.83 exc VAT.
Mannochmore 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid | UK Exclusive Single Cask
Mannochmore 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid | UK Exclusive Single Cask

Mannochmore 2008-2022 | 13 Year Old Murray McDavid | UK Exclusive Single Cask

£94.00 inc VAT.
£78.33 exc VAT.
Glen Elgin Peated Hogshead Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft
Glen Elgin Peated Hogshead Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

Glen Elgin Peated Hogshead Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

£32.00 inc VAT.
£26.67 exc VAT.
Dailuaine Koval Quarter Cask Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft
Dailuaine Koval Quarter Cask Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

Dailuaine Koval Quarter Cask Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

£32.00 inc VAT.
£26.67 exc VAT.
Strathdearn Oloroso Sherry Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft
Strathdearn Oloroso Sherry Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

Strathdearn Oloroso Sherry Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

£32.00 inc VAT.
£26.67 exc VAT.
Croftengea Marsala Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft
Croftengea Marsala Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

Croftengea Marsala Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

£32.00 inc VAT.
£26.67 exc VAT.
Mannochmore Port Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft
Mannochmore Port Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

Mannochmore Port Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

£32.00 inc VAT.
£26.67 exc VAT.
Linkwood Madeira Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft
Linkwood Madeira Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

Linkwood Madeira Finish | Murray McDavid Cask Craft

£32.00 inc VAT.
£26.67 exc VAT.

Independent Whisky Bottlers

Independent whisky bottlers have played a vital part in the history of whisky and were crucial to the development of single malt whisky as a category.  The early independent bottlers such as Cadenhead’s and Gordon & MacPhail were pioneers of taste, promoting single malt whisky at a time when blends accounted for a much greater percentage of the overall whisky market than they do today.

The selection skill and foresight of the early independent whisky companies - particularly the Italian bottlers such as Samaroli, Intertrade, Moon Import and Sestante, who also set the trend for bottling natural cask strength whiskies - put them so far ahead of the curve that even today the greatest ever bottlings from most distilleries have been from independent companies rather than official distillery bottlings.

It could also be argued that without independent bottlers many of Scotland’s distilleries might no longer exist as the interest in single malt whiskies they generated and the demand they created has sustained and given impetus to the whisky industry as a whole.

In the dark days of the late 1970s and 1980s the Scotch whisky industry suffered terrible consequences from the enormous surplus of single malt whisky resulting from wildly over-optimistic growth forecasts of the 1970s and the subsequent drop in demand as whisky fell out of fashion. When production was cut back to allow the existing stocks to be sold, dozens of distilleries were forced to close - most never to reopen.

During this crisis, the independent bottlers played a vital role in the survival of the scotch whisky industry, with independent blenders and bottlers like Douglas Laing, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Berry Bros & Rudd buying surplus stock from struggling companies and signing agreements for future supply.  

The ready availability of casks of unwanted whisky also led to a new generation of independent bottlers such as Signatory and Adelphi, who then continued selecting and bottling the best of these casks as single malt whiskies, fostering interest in obscure distilleries and cultivating the market for older single malts.

It was the runaway success of these older cask strength single malt whiskies from little-known distilleries that led to official bottlers getting on board with the creation of Diageo’s Rare Malts Selection in the mid 1990s. This series in turn spawned the annual Special Releases and fuelled the rapid growth of the prestige whisky phenomenon which has shaped the whisky market as we know it today, as well as leading to the revival of classic lost distilleries including Port Ellen, Rosebank and Brora.

Even if you’ve never bought a bottle of independently-bottled whisky, if you’re a whisky fan you have a lot to thank them for. We can’t know what the whisky world would look like if independent bottlers didn’t exist, but we can be sure that it wouldn't be as interesting as it is today.