We are extremely proud to announce that we are now an award winning independent bottler of single malt Scotch Whisky!
Having dedicated ourselves to improving and expanding our own range of unique whiskies we were recently invited to take part in the Independent Bottlers 2009 competition run by Whisky Magazine. This prestigious event forms part of their current “Whisky Week” celebrations and is judged by a selection of distinguished whisky writers, retailers and distillers from across the country. These judges score the whiskies “blind” and when the final count was added up they had picked out TWO of our whiskies for distinction.
The details were revealed at Fridays lunchtime awards ceremony at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow. My partner Ron Morrison was in attendance to pick up the accolades and to rub shoulders with some more of Scotland’s renowned independent bottlers
GOLD AWARD WINNING WHISKY:
Our 11 year old Ben Nevis whisky won GOLD in the category of “Highland whiskies aged 12 years and under”
We chose to bottle this 1996 whisky at natural cask strength of 57% (or 100 proof if you prefer)
Only 231 bottles were filled and we have less than 60 remaining.
This is a must try that is likely to sell out fast, especially given its new Gold Award Status
Notes of toffee and fudge and a long lingering finish
Beautiful stuff even if I do say so myself 🙂
BRONZE AWARD WINNING WHISKY:
Our 18 year old Braes of Glenlivet won the Bronze award in the category of “Speyside whiskies aged 13-18 years old”
The Braes of Glenlivet whisky ordinarily goes into blended whisky (such as Chivas Regal, 100 Pipers and Passport) and is not often made available as a single malt. Only a small minority of casks work their way into hands of independent bottlers such as ourselves thus allowing whisky connoisseurs the opportunity to try a very rare dram indeed. The distillery was mothballed in 2002 along with three other distilleries owned by the Pernod Ricard Group who bought Chivas in 2001. It is unclear whether this dram will ever be made available again
Only 363 bottles were originally filled and a very large portion of these were sold to members of the Scotland on Sunday Whisky Club. The club were so impressed with this whisky that they chose to feature it in their newspaper (click here to read more)
if you would like to browse our entire range of current bottlings then just click here
Or if you are interested in learning more about our independent bottling business then you can read about it on our website by clicking here
If you have any whisky related questions then please just drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org regardless of whether you wish to order.