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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Caol Ila (Gordon & Macphail) Islay Single Malt Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Refill Sherry Butt Cask 225 31YO Bottled 2020 1988 (1x70cl)
Inc. VAT: £780.00
1988

Caol Ila (Gordon & Macphail) Islay Single Malt Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Refill Sherry Butt Cask 225 31YO Bottled 2020 1988 (1x70cl)

Well-aged Caol Ila is one of the greatest pleasures for a whisky drinker and collector, with very few bottles reaching and exceeding the 30-year marker. This offering from legendary bottlers Gordon & MacPhail is a bona fide treasure for lovers of this most thrilling Islay single malt. Distilled in 1988 and matured for 31 years in a refill sherry butt, this is showing a delicately balanced profile combining the classic peat and maritime-infused spirit with the fine fruit flavours and svelte texture courtesy of the cask type. Just 422 bottles were drawn at natural cask strength of 51.4%.


Colour: Burnished brass.

Aroma: Classically Caol Ila nose of wild flowers, sea breeze and burnt citrus peel with a slight dried fruit richness complimenting the peat.

Taste: Much sweeter on the palate with stewed fruit and prunes alongside smokey peat ad black olive. A bit Côte-Rôtie like?

Finish: There is a satisfying persimmon and black pepper drying complexity on the peat-infused finish. A true-blue Islay-lovers malt par excellence.

Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £780.00
Compass Box Blended Malt Flaming Heart NV (1x70cl)
Inc. VAT: £125.00
NV

Compass Box Blended Malt Flaming Heart NV (1x70cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £125.00
Glenfarclas 30YO Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky NV (1x70cl)
Inc. VAT: £430.00
NV

Glenfarclas 30YO Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky NV (1x70cl)

Colour: Full, rich dark gold.

Nose: Full, complex aromas with dried berries and sherry-infused malty tones

Palate: Sweetness akin to a fine, aged cognac with incredible oloroso depth and freshness. Fruit, nuts, marzipan and Christmas cake warming spice.

Finish: A whisky you never want to end and it almost feels as if it won't, the finish goes on forever with spice, decadent dark cocoa and forest floor. A final flourish of spiced demerara rum leaves you longing for more.

Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 2 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £430.00
Linkwood 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 2107102 Full Cask 2021
Inc. VAT: £20,010.00
2020

Linkwood 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 2107102 Full Cask 2021

Linkwood's 200th year distilling since it's foundation in 1821 sees it making the best whiskies in its history, thanks in part to a reinvigorated interest in the distillery's spirit as a single malt, though this Speyside gem wouldn't have made it to 200 years old if not for the essential role it played in the Johnny Walker blended whiskies.


An undeniably finessed whisky that responds equally well to sherry as it does to bourbon wood, giving those who invest in casks of its spirit a multitude of options further down the road when it comes to finishing and bottling.


We are pleased to have secured a number of 2021s in a year when many distillers are severely cutting their allocations of casks to the market and it is a particular coup barrels previously used to mature high-quality Bourbon whiskey in the United States. This is a cask that is destined for a very long life indeed and the gathering scarcity of young new make, in particular in high-quality new wood rather than refill barrel gives this tons of added value.

Delivery to Storage from 21 Apr 2022

Scotland Barrel 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £20,010.00
Pittyvaich Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Cask Finish 30YO Bottled 2020 1989 (1x70cl)
Inc. VAT: £370.00
1989

Pittyvaich Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Cask Finish 30YO Bottled 2020 1989 (1x70cl) Given Pittyvaich only operated for a few short decades it is among the rarest whiskies in the world and one that is rapidly developing a cult following. This Bourbon-matured 30 year old shows off the orchard fruit, baking spice and delicately sweet woodsmoke side of Speyside's character. More elegant than the Sherry-influenced expressions, here is a classic Speyside that almost evokes a mature 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachet (Folatières perhaps?) aromatic profile. A beauty at natural cask strength of 50.8%.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £370.00
Quinta do Vallado Tawny 10 Years Old NV (6x50cl)
Inc. VAT: £116.28
NV

Quinta do Vallado Tawny 10 Years Old NV (6x50cl)

Wine Spectator (91)

Light amber in color, offering delicious, elegant and fresh aromas and flavors of toffee, dried apricot, berry and spice. Finishes with orange zest and a hint of coconut. Stylish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Porto 6x50cl 1 91 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £116.28
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Caol Ila (Gordon & Macphail) Islay Single Malt Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Refill Sherry Butt Cask 225 31YO Bottled 2020 1988 (1x70cl)
In Bond: £639.66
1988

Caol Ila (Gordon & Macphail) Islay Single Malt Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Refill Sherry Butt Cask 225 31YO Bottled 2020 1988 (1x70cl)

Well-aged Caol Ila is one of the greatest pleasures for a whisky drinker and collector, with very few bottles reaching and exceeding the 30-year marker. This offering from legendary bottlers Gordon & MacPhail is a bona fide treasure for lovers of this most thrilling Islay single malt. Distilled in 1988 and matured for 31 years in a refill sherry butt, this is showing a delicately balanced profile combining the classic peat and maritime-infused spirit with the fine fruit flavours and svelte texture courtesy of the cask type. Just 422 bottles were drawn at natural cask strength of 51.4%.


Colour: Burnished brass.

Aroma: Classically Caol Ila nose of wild flowers, sea breeze and burnt citrus peel with a slight dried fruit richness complimenting the peat.

Taste: Much sweeter on the palate with stewed fruit and prunes alongside smokey peat ad black olive. A bit Côte-Rôtie like?

Finish: There is a satisfying persimmon and black pepper drying complexity on the peat-infused finish. A true-blue Islay-lovers malt par excellence.

Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £639.66
Compass Box Blended Malt Flaming Heart NV (1x70cl)
In Bond: £94.33
NV

Compass Box Blended Malt Flaming Heart NV (1x70cl)
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 4 - In Bond: £94.33
Glenfarclas 30YO Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky NV (1x70cl)
In Bond: £349.68
NV

Glenfarclas 30YO Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky NV (1x70cl)

Colour: Full, rich dark gold.

Nose: Full, complex aromas with dried berries and sherry-infused malty tones

Palate: Sweetness akin to a fine, aged cognac with incredible oloroso depth and freshness. Fruit, nuts, marzipan and Christmas cake warming spice.

Finish: A whisky you never want to end and it almost feels as if it won't, the finish goes on forever with spice, decadent dark cocoa and forest floor. A final flourish of spiced demerara rum leaves you longing for more.

Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 2 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £349.68
Linkwood 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 2107102 Full Cask 2021
In Bond: £16,675.00
2020

Linkwood 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 2107102 Full Cask 2021

Linkwood's 200th year distilling since it's foundation in 1821 sees it making the best whiskies in its history, thanks in part to a reinvigorated interest in the distillery's spirit as a single malt, though this Speyside gem wouldn't have made it to 200 years old if not for the essential role it played in the Johnny Walker blended whiskies.


An undeniably finessed whisky that responds equally well to sherry as it does to bourbon wood, giving those who invest in casks of its spirit a multitude of options further down the road when it comes to finishing and bottling.


We are pleased to have secured a number of 2021s in a year when many distillers are severely cutting their allocations of casks to the market and it is a particular coup barrels previously used to mature high-quality Bourbon whiskey in the United States. This is a cask that is destined for a very long life indeed and the gathering scarcity of young new make, in particular in high-quality new wood rather than refill barrel gives this tons of added value.

Delivery to Storage from 21 Apr 2022

Scotland Barrel 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £16,675.00
Pittyvaich Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Cask Finish 30YO Bottled 2020 1989 (1x70cl)
In Bond: £298.11
1989

Pittyvaich Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Cask Finish 30YO Bottled 2020 1989 (1x70cl) Given Pittyvaich only operated for a few short decades it is among the rarest whiskies in the world and one that is rapidly developing a cult following. This Bourbon-matured 30 year old shows off the orchard fruit, baking spice and delicately sweet woodsmoke side of Speyside's character. More elegant than the Sherry-influenced expressions, here is a classic Speyside that almost evokes a mature 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachet (Folatières perhaps?) aromatic profile. A beauty at natural cask strength of 50.8%.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Scotland 1x70cl 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £298.11
Quinta do Vallado Tawny 10 Years Old NV (6x50cl)
In Bond: £85.00
NV

Quinta do Vallado Tawny 10 Years Old NV (6x50cl)

Wine Spectator (91)

Light amber in color, offering delicious, elegant and fresh aromas and flavors of toffee, dried apricot, berry and spice. Finishes with orange zest and a hint of coconut. Stylish.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Porto 6x50cl 1 91 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £85.00

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