Below are this months newest Whisky expressions and limited releases to hit the online shelves. Click on the buttons to read more.
14th November 2017
Released at the end of 2013, this stunningly presented decanter, one of only 500 released worldwide, contains 35 year old Glengoyne. Distilled in the 1970s, this is rich and complex and comes with an individually numbered leather book detailing the distillery's history.
Please note damage to the box.
2017 marks the third annual version of Laphroaig's limited-edition aged releases. This 27-year-old whisky has been matured in a combination of first-fill bourbon barrels and refill quarter casks. Smoky and fruity with notes of citrus fruit, leather and sea spray.
The oldest release in revitalised Bladnoch distillery's range, Talia has been aged for 25 years. Finished in port pipes, this is a fresh and spicy whisky with notes of honey, orange and vanilla.
13th November 2017
The Glenfarclas Family Cask series is an ongoing range of single-cask bottlings from the family's extensive collection, which spans seven decades. This 1955 bottling is one of the oldest in the range and is a marvellous gift for anyone for whom 1955 was a significant year.
The Cragganmore entry in Diageo's Distillers Edition series is one of the more unusual – it is finished in port pipes for extra sweetness and fruity depth. This is the 2005 vintage, bottled in 2017.
The 2002 vintage of Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition, bottled in 2017. Each distillery's 'DE' is finished in a different wood – Dalwhinnie's uses oloroso-sherry casks, resulting in an added layer of rich fruit.
One of 262 bottles filled from a single cask, this is a honeyed single malt with notes of waxy oranges, vanilla, malt and maple syrup. This Tullibardine 24 Year Old was bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular series.
9th November 2017
A smokey whisky with a difference. Firstly it's made in Texas by Balcones and secondly the smoke comes from a secret process involving Texas Scrub Oak. This is not smoky whisky like you've had before – a mix of campfires, fruit and youthful corn.
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A single malt whisky made in Texas by craft distilling powerhouse Balcones. It appeared in July 2011 and has been picking up awards ever since.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best American Single Malt.
Filled from a single sherry cask, this is an exceptional limited-edition bottling of Glengoyne 40 Year Old. A rich dram that shows its sherry influences through exotic notes of spice and a cornucopia of fruits.
Part of an exclusive series from The Single Malts of Scotland range, this delicious Laphroaig 20 Year Old has been bottled from a single sherry cask. Notes of red fruit, iodine and seaweed accompany finely structured smoke.
This exceptional bottling has been produced from two bourbon barrels of Tamnavulin single malt, aged for more than 40 years. Complex aromas of honeysuckle, orchard fruits and gingerbread biscuits are followed by rich flavours of nuts, vanilla ice cream and poached pears.
The first single malt distilled in England's picturesque Cotswolds, released as a limited edition. This is no novice whisky, however, it's a highly enjoyable dram with notes of orange peel, spice, oaky malt and dark sugar.
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Presented in a golden tin, Aberfeldy 12 is a fruity, clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice. An excellent introduction to this Highland distillery. Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend but whiskies like this are putting it firmly in the spotlight.
This 2005 vintage Distillers Edition from Glenkinchie has been finished in amontillado-sherry casks for an extra burst of rounded flavour. This was aged for more than a decade before being bottled in 2017.
The second release of Amrut Spectrum, a single malt aged first in bourbon barrels and then transferred to a custom barrel made of four types of wood: new French oak, new American oak, ex-Oloroso sherry staves and ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry staves. These four wood types are reflected in the 004 logo found on the bottle, which whimsically mimics the style of James Bond's 007.
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8th November 2017
The peatiest-ever whisky from Compass Box, no mean feat from a company that produces a bottle called 'Peat Monster'. Called 'No Name' to let the whisky speak for itself, this limited-edition blend consists of: 75.5% malt whisky produced on Pier Road, Islay; 10.6% malt whisky made near the village of Port Askaig; 13.4% malt whisky produced near the village of Brora; and, 0.5% Highland malt blend.
No Name has aromas of bonfire smoke, medicinal peat and hints of autumn leaves, followed by intense smoky, peaty flavours accompanied by hints of spice, ripe cherries and plums.
One of only 140 bottles of long-aged Jura single malt, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Xtra Old Particular series. Malty, vanilla, tobacco and toffee aromas give way to flavours of ginger, sugar, smoke and more spice.
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7th November 2017
Named after Elijah Craig, the 18th-century renegade reverend & whiskey distiller credited with inventing the charring technique for whisky barrels. Brilliant sipping whiskey.
Treat the Glenfarclas fan in your life with a wonderful bottle of the distillery's rich, sherry-aged 105, accompanied by miniatures of both the 15 Year Old and 21 Year Old. Glenfarclas 105 is a delicious cask-strength single malt with notes of Christmas Cake, dates and liquorice root.
Know someone that loves Islay whisky? This pretty gift pack should be just the thing for them, containing as it does two small (20cl) bottles of Kilchoman's celebrated single malts.
Sanaig is aged in both bourbon and sherry casks and has notes of toffee, smoke plums and dried fruit, while Machir bay is aged in bourbon and finished in sherry casks for a tempting combination of peat and sweetness.
A wonderful present for Macallan lovers: two branded glasses alongside a full bottle of what was described by one noted whisky writer as 'simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around'.
Macallan 12 Year Old is matured in sherry casks and has notes of woodsmoke, spice, rich dried fruits and sherry.
6th November 2017
Part of Douglas Laing's Old Particular series, this is a fine bottling of Glendullan 15 Year Old with notes of citrus and things you might find at the hairdresser's.
Bottled by The Creative Whisky Company, this is a 21-year-old Speyside single malt finished in a Moscatel wine cask. Expect rich notes of raisins, creamy milk chocolate, toffee, orange and cinnamon.
A sweet and spicy Glenlossie single malt, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular series. Drawn from a single cask, this has notes of marmalade, honey and toasted almonds.
An 11-year-old bottling of Glen Ord, a distillery known for its waxy, malty, spicy notes.
Part of independent bottler Douglas Laing's Old Particular series. Hints of smoke alongside spice and warm malts.
The Angel's Share in Bangalore, where Amrut is made, is around 12% – at least six times that in Scotland. These 'Greedy Angels' are responsible for the accelerated maturation evident in this whisky, which has a flavour profile far beyond its tender years. Notes of tropical fruits, red liquorice and gentle spice.
The third edition of Amrut's splendid Two Continents, which is distilled and aged in India before being shipped to Europe for further aging. The result is a complex and delicious single malt that features notes of dried fruit, delicate spice, milk chocolate and banana.
The third edition of this popular bottling, which blends single malt aged in a bourbon cask with that aged in a sherry cask. The two combine to create delicious notes of chocolate, tobacco, raisins, peach, brown sugar and plum.
A single-cask bottling of Ben Nevis single malt, which has been aged in a sherry hogshead for 20 years. Only 242 bottles are available.
A single barrel bottling of 13-year-old bourbon, sourced from a mystery Tennessee distillery by The Creative Whisky Company. Only 150 bottles are available.
A rare independent bottling of long-aged Braeval whisky, a distillery which was originally known as Braes of Glenlivet and whose spirits very seldom appear as standalone single malts. This single-cask edition, from Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular series, features sweet notes of red berries, vanilla ice-cream and lightly toasted malt.
A single-cask bottling of Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old, which boasts aromas of fruitcake and malted barley alongside flavours of sweet cereal, ginger, molasses and nutmeg.
A delicious drop of Caol Ila 11 Year Old, neatly wrapped in a bottling by The Creative Whisky Company. These bottles were filled from a single refill hogshead, meaning that there are only 317 available.
Sherry-aged Caol Ila with a long and smoky finish – a delicious edition from independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail.
Distilled in November 2010, this is a young and intense Caol Ila whose medicinal peat, barley sweetness and salty seaweed flavours have been trapped in 407 bottles by Douglas Laing.
5th November 2017
The Ben Wyvis distillery was closed in 1976, just eleven years after it had opened as part of Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon complex. Only a handful of bottlings have ever been released, of which this is perhaps the most interesting. Having bottled what was believed to be the last casks of Ben Wyvis in 1999 under the name 'The Final Resurrection', Whyte & Mackay were somewhat taken aback to discover that one more cask did in fact exist in their warehouses. Unfortunately it belonged to someone else, but the twist came when it was discovered that the owner had defaulted on their storage fees. The cask was therefore repossessed and this is the bottling that resulted - probably the very last bottling from one of the shortest-lived distilleries in Scotland. A true collector's item.
A sherry-aged Glenfarclas, distilled in 1986 and bottled in January 2017. This bottling is part of the distillery's hugely popular Family Casks series, launched in 2007. A delicious whisky and a superb present for anyone for whom 1986 was a significant year.
A bottling of long-aged single grain whisky from the closed Caledonian distillery in Edinburgh. A fruity and creamy whisky.
2nd November 2017
A limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue created by acclaimed British Designer Tom Dixon for Milan Design Week. The bottle and box feature contemporary designs typical of Dixon's work and include copper accents inspired by the copper pot stills used in whisky-making.
A beautiful gift pack that's the ideal treat for fans of Johnnie Walker. A bottle of the celebrated whisky, made from hand-picked casks by Johnnie Walker's Master Blender, is accompanied by two stylish branded glasses.
1st November 2017
This whisky has been created for the German heavy metal band 'Grave Digger' and is the brainchild of the band's guitarist Axel Ritt. Despite the heavy metal connection this is actually a rounded single malt with sherry fruit notes - accompanied by a riff of peat.
Grave Digger has been aged in a variety of cask types, including sherry and bourbon.
The first official bottling from the re-opened Glen Keith distillery in Speyside, which was revived in 2013 and whose spirits normally appear in blends such as Chivas Regal and 100 Pipers. This new, no-age-statement whisky is a gentle dram with notes of poached pears, honeycomb and vanilla toffee.
A higher intensity bottling from the Walsh distillery as part of their premium Writers' Tears range. Only 5280 bottles have been produced for 2017, offering notes of vanilla, honey, ginger, butterscotch and apple. The perfect gift for anyone with a novel languishing in a drawer.
Bottled by the Creative Whisky Company for their Exclusive Malts range, this is a hearty Ledaig with prominent savoury, leather, smoke and dried fruit notes. This single malt, distilled at Tobermory, was filled into a refill sherry hogshead and aged for 21 years.
A single-cask bottling of Port Ellen 34 Year Old, created as part of Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular series. These 219 bottles were filled in November 2016, when the distillery still lay dormant.