independent bottler

Discussing independent bottling with Lady Of The Glen founder

2016-07-11

Gregor Hannah, founder of its own whisky brand Lady Of The Glen, kindly agreed to answer a few questions about its independent bottling adventure! First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about yourself: where do you come from? Career background? How did you came up with the idea of bottling your own whiskies? I’d like to thank you for getting in …

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Weekly Review: Claxton’s Auchroisk 25 years old (1991)

2016-06-10

In the early years of Scotland’s ancient and most world-renowned industry, many merchants bought single casks of whisky and bottled them as they were, preserving their unique character and flavour. As a family-owned, independent company bound to no single distiller, Claxton’s proudly continue this ancient tradition by hand-selecting individual casks that reach only the highest benchmark. The marriage of wood and spirit in a cask …

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Weekly Review: Black Bull 21 years old

2016-05-16

George Willsher was a man who didn’t conform to the norm. He did things differently. He took risks and wasn’t afraid to go against those who told him things wouldn’t work. When he conjured the idea for Black Bull in his blending room at his grocery and spirits shop in Dundee in 1864, he came up with a concept. That concept was for a high …

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A chat with Edinburgh Whisky’s co-founders

2016-04-06

In case you were still totally unfamiliar with it (don’t hide yourself, it can happen, some of us do have a life which doesn’t necessarily include daily hours curating whisky news), Edinburgh Whisky Ltd. is a privately-owned independent company, based in Scotland’s capital city, carrying on the age-old tradition of Edinburgh merchants who cannily sourced, blended, bottled then traded supreme Scotch whiskies all over the …

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Weekly Review: Sampling Exile Casks’ first release The Trojan

2016-03-31

London-based Caskstrength Creative, run by drinks writers Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley (authors of award-winning book Distilled) have just launched their new project which has seen them travel the length and breadth of Scotland to unearth the uncommon. The writers turned detective as they took on the role of cask hunters on a journey of discovery searching out the most unusual of all whisky casks, …

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Weekly Review: Claxton’s Glentauchers 18 Years Old (1996)

2016-02-20

In the early years of Scotland’s ancient and most world-renowned industry, many merchants bought single casks of whisky and bottled them as they were, preserving their unique character and flavour. As a family-owned, independent company bound to no single distiller, Claxton’s proudly continue this ancient tradition by hand-selecting individual casks that reach only the highest benchmark. The marriage of wood and spirit in a cask …

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Weekly Review : Abbey Whisky – ANON

2015-08-29

“A family run business founded in 2008, Abbey Whisky Online Whisky Shop specialises in exclusive, rare and old whiskies that have been blessed to us by the many great distilleries from around Scotland. Abbey prides itself on providing its customers with the highest level of customer service, striking the perfect balance of personal touch and professionalism.  Abbey Whisky have managed to convey this through the …

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4 independent whisky bottlers to watch out!

2015-08-12

Alongside the rise of craft distilling and its countless micro-tiny-family-owned distilleries (still thinking of installing a pot still in my basement to enter the market – my mother use to make tasty homemade marmalades, I could totally sale my future juice as a recipe inherited from my ancestors’ love of fine gastronomy and traditions…), independent bottlers are also spreading the whisky world, scrupulously sourcing and …

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