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To celebrate our new web site a fitting memento was required and what better way than to raise a dram. Specially picked out by our chums at independent bottlers Douglas Laing; a Caol Ila matured throughout its 27 years in sherry hogshead on Islay.

New Products 22nd June 2011

A quick catch-up with some excellent value Connoisseurs Choice bottlings from Gordon & MacPhail. Kilchoman launch a new series of 100% Islay produced from barley, grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled at the distillery. Plus a few rare finds.

New Products 27th May 2011

Just in time for pay day two freshly bottled casks of Laphroaig and Bowmore courtesy of Duncan Taylor (the firms new distillery in Huntley may see construction begin later this year). Unusually, the Bowmore is sister cask to the bottling released at the beginning of the month (see 11th May, below). Three recent wood finishes from Edradour bottled at the end of 2010 plus a new Glendronach finished in portwood round up May. Very …

New Products 11th May 2011

Gordon & MacPhail has just released a new Linkwood 25 year matured in refill sherry casks. This bottling joins the firms Distillery Label series featuring the original and unique distillery labels. A couple of late twenties single casks from Duncan Taylor including Bowmore and Dailuaine look rather inviting.

New Products 28th April 2011

Another treat for fans of Banff distillery this week.  Bottled earlier this month a new 35 year old single cask from Duncan Taylor.  Plus a further four recently bottled gems including a 27 year old Caol Ila and some very well aged single grains from Cameronbridge, Strathclyde and Port Dundas.

New Products 16th April 2011

Just a few new bottles this week, including the fourth and final release of the Glenglassaugh Manager's Legacy series. Gordon & MacPhail have bottled up a new 34 year from the lost Northern Highland distillery Banff – the reminisce of which is now quite literally a cow shed.

New Products 25th March 2011

Another big duty increase on Scotch whisky this week – now is the time to buy before the extra tax filters through into our stock. Gordon & MacPhail continues the Glenlivet theme with the release of Private Collection Decades; these highly desirable 19-56 year old casks are on very tight allocations so one bottle each. A new cask of peated Sprinbank from the Berrys' Own series and a whopping 41 year old 1969 vintage Caperdonich from Duncan Taylor's warehouse. Plus …