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Single Grain

"I wish I had a twenty pound note for each time I had been told in recent years how much someone enjoys a single grain" says Jim Murray, "The ones the connoisseurs die for are the older versions." Grain whisky is distilled in a column still from a variety of cereals like corn or wheat with a touch of malted barley for good measure. It's wood matured and, yes, it's classified as genuine whisky. Just like single malts, grain whiskies have their own style and signature. But because they've been almost entirely reserved for the blended whisky market, they've been much harder to find. It's only in the last decade that more and more single grain whiskies are being offered to flaunt the fact that they can be stunning in their own right - and some with prices as big as their age statements!
      1989 Cadenheads Small Batch Cameronbridge 29 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
      $280. 00 Bottle
      $3360.00 Dozen
      ABV: 57.8%

      Two Bourbon hogsheads matured this sweet cask strength gem from Cadenheads. Their notes read, "Thick and chewy with rye like spices. Hints of oak with honey butter, coconut flakes, green grapes and cardamon pods." Bottled in 2019 at 57.8% Alc./Vol. 432 bottles produced.

      Founded in 1824 by John Haig, Cameronbridge is the oldest grain whisky distillery in Scotland and remains the largest in Europe. Apart from producing one of only two proprietary bottled single grain Scotch whiskies available in the U.K. (Cameron Brig), Cameronbridge is occasionally available from independent bottlers like Cadenheads. Wheat is sourced from the east coast of Scotland, while water is sourced from on site bores. Gin and vodka are also produced, with three Coffey stills and one Patent still currently in action. The house style is light, clean, fruity and flavourful, providing the backbone for Diageo's blends, including Haig Club.

        1987 Cooper's Choice Invergordon 33 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
        Lowlands, SCOTLAND
        $320. 00 Bottle
        $3840.00 Dozen
        ABV: 46.5%

        While no sample was received, older Invergordons are invariably good. This three decader was drawn from a single ex-bourbon cask, so the profile will be fairly predictable. The price/age ratio says it all. Get it while you can. 276 bottles. 46.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

        Notes from the bottlers... Expect a delightful vanilla and coconut flavours from it's cask pedigree, with the unmistakable creaminess of a very old single grain. Touches of pear fruit, light caramel and spice add great complexity.

          1995 Cooper's Choice Loch Lomond 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
          Highlands, SCOTLAND
          $230. 00 Bottle
          $2760.00 Dozen
          ABV: 51%
          Despite being the oldest Loch Lomond we've stocked to date, the price remains modest. Having said that, it should be noted, this is a Single Grain, not a single malt. Yes, Highland Single Grain exists and Loch Lomond continue to market one to this day. Their official NAS bottling has taken out numerous awards including a Double Gold at the World Spirits Competition and Best Single Grain at the World Whisky Awards in 2017. The twist is that while this is created using a continuous still, Master Distiller, Michael Henry uses only malted barley, instead of corn or wheat or other grains typically associated with the category. So, it's essentially a Coffey distilled single malt, which explains why it delivers added complexity. Reports have it there may even be some peated barley in the mix. A truly intriguing offering from Cooper's Choice, but very limited. 51% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 258 bottles from one Bourbon cask.
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            1993 Dumangin Cambus Batch 002 Single Cask 26 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
            Lowlands, SCOTLAND
            $450. 00 Bottle
            $5400.00 Dozen
            ABV: 49.9%
            One of the last whiskies Cambus produced, barrelled just a few months before the distillery closed.

            Tasting note: [15ml sample] Reticent yet fresh on the nose; balsawood, sawn pine and oak shavings... the sugars creep in with hints of honeycomb and shortbread. Compared to other Dumangin bottlings, the ratafia input feels more pronounced adding a honeyed fruit-cake quality not normally found in grains. Intense, with the vanilla core giving way to sticky date and caramel fudge. One of the weightier Cambus bottlings to date. Extremely limited. 49.9% Alc./Vol. 310 bottles produced.

            Consistently on collector's radars, Cambus continues to routinely sell out. The most significant recent release was a $1K+ 40-year-old offered by Diageo in 2016. A roller coaster history that started in the early 19th century finally came to a close in 1993 as part of Diageo’s infrastructure reorganisation. In 2011, the distilling equipment was removed and Cambus was converted to a warehouse and cooperage, consolidating nearby Carsebridge and Dundashill in Glasgow.
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            Greign 20 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
            SCOTLAND
            $89. 99 Bottle
            $1079.88 Dozen
            ABV: 40%
            A remarkable price for a wood matured spirit of this age. Reports have it that this is produced by Macduff (the easternmost distillery in Scotland) and aged in Sherry casks and re-charred Bourbon casks. Stephanie Macleod, one of the few women Master Blenders and daughter of John Dewar is behind its creation. 40% Alc./Vol.
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              Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
              Highlands, SCOTLAND
              $89. 99 Bottle
              $1079.88 Dozen
              ABV: 46%

              This is a kind of quasi 'single malt' having been distilled with heavily peated malted barley (rather than corn or wheat), but in a Coffey still rather than a pot still. Matured in a combination of first and refill bourbon casks, it promises a soft fruity flavour profile with creamy vanilla and wisps of smoke. Non chill filtered.

              Other reviews... more like bonfire smoke, rather than peat... just love that flavour explosion shock waves when the smoke and spices suddenly seem to wake to the fact they are there - and really let you know about it!... different, intriguing and beautifully weighted. Love it!
              91 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2021

              Notes from Loch Lomond... NOSE: Clove, vanilla and blackcurrant. TASTE Sweet tangy peat, green apple, lime citrus and aniseed. FINISH Crispy dry finish with distant peat smoke. 46% Alc./Vol.

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                Loch Lomond Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                Highlands, SCOTLAND
                $89. 99 Bottle
                $1079.88 Dozen
                ABV: 46%

                As Loch Lomond produce a wide variety of single malts, it should be noted, this is a Single Grain, not a single malt. Yes, Highland Single Grain exists and Loch Lomond continue to market one to this day. Their official NAS bottling has taken out numerous awards including a Double Gold at the World Spirits Competition and Best Single Grain at the World Whisky Awards in 2017. The twist is that while this is created using a continuous still, Master Distiller, Michael Henry uses only malted barley, instead of corn or wheat or other grains typically associated with the category. So, it's essentially a Coffey distilled single malt, which explains why it delivers added complexity. Unquestionably the perfect introduction to a very niche Scotch whisky segment.

                Other reviews... crisp sugars are willing to absorb the vanilla... The oak is something like most anchors at work: barely visible to invisible; Elegant grain; keeps the sweetness controlled. 93 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021

                Notes from Loch Lomond... NOSE: Fresh cut barley fields with a malty edge, biscuity with baked apples alongside gentle lemon peel. TASTE Crisp and delicate. Pineapple juice and a lemon zestiness with a lovely vanilla sweetness at the end. FINISH: Gentle with soft fruits alongside a juicy sweetness. Non chill filtered. 46% Alc./Vol.

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                2007 Signatory Single Grain Collection North British 12 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                Reduced from $89.99
                $69. 99 Bottle
                $839.88 Dozen
                ABV: 43%
                Good Single grain whisky is becoming easier to source nowadays. This relatively young bottling comes from the North British distillery, located just outside of Edinburgh. North British never bottle whisky under their own label, instead they supply famous blends such as J&B, Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker. The site is currently owned by Lothian Distillers and has been ramping up production of late with an aim to increase sales to India, China and South America.
                This release from the reputable Signatory Vintage range was distilled in 2007. An earlier (and older) release of the same whisky received 93 points from Jim Murray. 43% Alc./Vol.
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                2006 Signatory Single Grain Collection Port Dundas 13 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                Reduced from $99.99
                $79. 99 Bottle
                $959.88 Dozen
                ABV: 43%
                Young but very, very affordable, this may be your only opportunity to experience Port Dundas on a limited budget. Although it closed its doors in 2010, indies continue to release glimpses into the glorious past of one of Scotland’s most respected and historic grain distilleries. Normally Port Dundas comes to market at 20 years plus, making this Signatory release all the more unusual. The last time we tasted one at twelve years of age, it was a fabulous cask strength bottling from 'North Star'. This Signatory edition comes matured in Bourbon barrels and bottled at 43%.
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                The Observatory 20 Year Old Signature Series Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                SCOTLAND
                $89. 99 Bottle
                $1079.88 Dozen
                ABV: 40%
                A price/age ratio like this is rarely found. It's not stated where this was distilled, but we do know that it spent its two decades in bourbon casks, eventually being bottled for the Signature Series at 40% ABV. It promises lots of grain sweetness and creamy cask influence.

                Notes from the bottlers... Nose: White chocolate and summer berries, with lemon cheesecake. Palate: Pink marshmallow and dark chocolate, with creamy vanilla and buttered toast. Finish: Vanilla fudge and dusty cocoa.

                  1972 Adelphi Invergordon 43 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                  Highlands, SCOTLAND
                  $599. 00 Bottle
                  $7188.00 Dozen
                  ABV: 42.2%
                  The latest installment of whiskies from the acclaimed independent bottler, Adelphi, has just arrived in Australia. This year, the allocations are smaller than ever with some expressions limited to just one bottle.

                  The Invergordon Distillery occupies an eighty-acre site on the northern shore of the Cromarty Firth in the northeast Highlands, surrounded by some of the best arable land in Scotland. The place takes its name from an eighteenth-century laird, Sir William Gordon. It is one of the best deep-water harbours in Europe and was an important commercial port and naval base. The distillery was commissioned in 1959 to create employment in the area, following the departure of the Royal Navy.

                  This ultra rare expression is one of only 140 bottles from a refill ex-Bourbon barrel. 42.2% Alc./Vol.
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                    1991 Asta Morris Cambus 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                    Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                    $270. 00 Bottle
                    $3240.00 Dozen
                    ABV: 50%
                    Tasting note: Matured in a Bourbon cask. Bright gold. Slightly bashful; hints of baking apples, vanilla wafer and light caramel but better after 5 minutes. A sweet and silky grain with a delicious thread of cream sponge and kit-kat bar; thicker and more luxurious towards the finish, finally unraveling with hints of vanilla malt, caramel fudge and ripe peach. Medium long but rebounds late. 50% Alc./Vol. Just under 200 bottles.
                      1996 Berry Bros & Rudd North British 18 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                      $220. 00 Bottle
                      $2640.00 Dozen
                      ABV: 56.8%

                      Jim Murray described a sister cask of this as "Exemplary." (94 points). We have one only of this Berry's selection, and it's all the more unusual for being matured in an oloroso sherry butt, which the bottlers say, is particularly evident on the nose where you'll pick up some marmalade notes, dried fruits and brittle toffee. It's also one of the darkest single grains we've ever seen!

                      North British is Edinburgh's last remaining distillery, continuing to supply famous blends such as J&B, Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker. They never bottle whisky under their own label. A high percentage of maize (corn) is combined with a smaller proportion of malted barley. Non chill filtered. 56.8% Alc./Vol.

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                      1996 Berry Bros & Rudd North British 20 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                      $199. 00 Bottle
                      $2388.00 Dozen
                      ABV: 54.8%
                      Another grain whisky demonstrating this category deserves long overdue respect.

                      Edinburgh's last remaining distillery, North British supplies famous blends such as J&B, Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker. They never bottle whisky under their own label. A high percentage of maize (corn) is combined with a smaller proportion of malted barley. This one's all the more unusual for being matured in refill sherry butts, which the bottlers say is particularly evident on the nose where you'll pick up some marmalade notes, dried fruits and nut shells. Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2017, this gets huge praise from Jim Murray below. Non chill filtered. 54.8% Alc./Vol.

                      Other reviews... Let's say you were a blender working on a high grade 21 year old blend and a sample of this came your into your lab as you worked out the next year's batch. You would be thrilled. This gives everything you'd want as it is far from neutral and a few casks of those would bolster your honey profile to sort out any oak from elsewhere which have gone a bit dry and gung ho early on. Exemplary. 94.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020
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                      2006 Berry Bros & Rudd Girvan 11 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                      Reduced from $160.00
                      $120. 00 Bottle
                      $1440.00 Dozen
                      ABV: 56.6%
                      Tasting note: Finished in a Laphroaig cask. Pale gold. Like no other grain we’ve tasted before… A dry, minerally, earthy smokiness infuses the bitter cocoa and vanillas. Later, lucerne bails, a touch of old kelp... Sooty and fruity on entry, the smokey dark chocolate notes surfacing through the middle stages. More ashy, textural and finely tannic to finish. Lots of dark chocolate, lanolin, light vanilla and earthy peat through the aftertaste. No need for water. Enjoy as is. 56.6% Alc./Vol.
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                      1988 Berry Bros & Rudd Invergordon 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                      Reduced from $240.00
                      $199. 00 Bottle
                      $2388.00 Dozen
                      ABV: 57.9%
                      Previous Invergordon selections from BBR have been more complex than your usual extra-aged grains. At near three decades old, barrel # 26962 promises aromas and flavours of roasted oak, apple and melon peels with a hint of menthol, some honey and cinnamon, while the Bourbon barrel's influence comes through with notes of buttery vanilla and crème caramel.
                      Very limited stocks. Non chill filtered. 57.9% Alc./Vol.
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                        1992 Berry Brothers & Rudd North British 18 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                        $220. 00 Bottle
                        $2640.00 Dozen
                        ABV: 56.8%
                        Tasting note: [Sherry Butt #224776 tasted] Dull copper / amber colour. A whiff of rubber band and a blast of spirit heat. Several minutes fails to stimulate the aromatic range beyond vague notes of vanilla and stewed apple. A creamy entry leads into a mildly bittersweet attack. Fleeting rum like sugars are closed by bitter cocoa, alcoholic prickle and drying oak. Narrows to next to nothing in the final stages. 56.8% Alc./Vol.
                          Cadenheads Port Dundas 20 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                          Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                          $160. 00 Bottle
                          $1920.00 Dozen
                          ABV: 55.4%
                          Wow! Look at the price on this twenty year old! (A 52 year old was recently selling for $1200!) Matured in a Bourbon hogshead and bottled at cask strength with zero chill filtration. From a total outturn of 258 bottles we have a handful. Snap it up!
                          Notes from Cadenhead's tasting team: "Nose: Sugared almonds; sweet icing sugar; perfume. Palate: An initial burst of flavour which then develops into smooth well rounded dram."

                          Based in Glasgow, the historic Port Dundas distillery was a big contributor to blends like Bell's, Black & White, Haig, J&B and Johnnie Walker, amongst others. It closed in 2009 after Diageo moved the majority of its grain whisky production to Cameronbridge.
                            1987 Cadenheads Single Cask Caledonian 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                            Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                            $320. 00 Bottle
                            $3840.00 Dozen
                            ABV: 52.3%
                            There are quite a few closed grain distilleries in Scotland: Carsebridge, Cambus, Dumbarton, Garnheath. Not to mention the very rare Caledonian, one of the biggest of them all, founded in 1855 and closed in 1988. This cask strength edition from Cadenhaeds was drawn from a single Bourbon hogshead. One only available. 52.3% Alc./Vol. 246 bottles.
                              1989 Cadenheads Original Collection Strathclyde 31 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                              Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                              $280. 00 Bottle
                              $3360.00 Dozen
                              ABV: 46%
                              Strathclyde is a massive grain distillery owned by Pernod Ricard, located in the Glasgow suburb of the Gorbals. Churning out 40 million litres of spirit every year (primarily using a wheat base), the majority goes into blending. However, even grain distillers like to set a small portion aside for some advanced ageing. This one's all-American oak matured and well priced given the considerable age statement. Very limited stocks. 46% Alc./Vol.
                                1989 Cadenheads Small Batch North British Distillery 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                $169. 00 Bottle
                                $2028.00 Dozen
                                ABV: 46%
                                The joys of a well-aged single grain whisky! Admittedly they're not for everyone, but if you can find decades-old examples at reasonable prices, they're almost irresistible. Find one with serious complexity and you'll be hooked. This promises the lot.

                                The North British distillery supplies famous blends such as J&B, Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker. They never bottle whisky under their own label. So whilst almost any whisky lover would have tried a whisky to which North British has contributed, very few would have had the opportunity to taste it on its own. This example from Cadenheads was distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2014 after maturation in a Bourbon barrel yielding just 240 bottles. We have less than a handful on offer.

                                Notes from Cadenhead's... "Nose Lots of toffee, melted butter, white chocolate and hints of ginger. Palate Thick and chewy vanilla ice cream, some biscuity notes and lots of caramel notes. Finish Following the intense creamy toffee notes more of the spices emerge, particularly ginger and cinnamon with sparkling lemon notes." 46% Alc./Vol.
                                  1972 Cadenheads Small Batch Invergordon 43 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                  Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                  $299. 00 Bottle
                                  $3588.00 Dozen
                                  ABV: 48.3%
                                  What other whisky category will give you a 43 year old dram for $300?! (Good single malt of the same age will set you back well over $1000). Distilled in 1972 and bottled in 2016, this remarkably old expression is one of only 468 bottles from two ex-Bourbon barrels. Going by the tasting notes, it's a classic grain profile. Sneak it into a blind bourbon session and see what happens.

                                  Cadenhead's notes… Nose: vanilla, caramel custard, milk butter and marzipan. Palate: Cream, butter, salted popcorn and oatcakes. Finish: Cheesecake, lemon zest, oranges and pears with milk bottle chews. 48.3% Alc./Vol.

                                  The Invergordon Distillery occupies an eighty-acre site on the northern shore of the Cromarty Firth in the northeast Highlands, surrounded by some of the best arable land in Scotland. The place takes its name from an eighteenth-century laird, Sir William Gordon. It's one of the best deep-water harbours in Europe and was an important commercial port and naval base. The distillery was commissioned in 1959 to create employment in the area, following the departure of the Royal Navy. Here's one for all you Springbank aficionados: Invergordon is the distillery where Frank McHardy started his career in whisky production. It was also the home of the stills for Ben Wyvis, which now produce Glengyle in Campbeltown.
                                    Cadenheads Small Batch Strathclyde 25 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                    Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                    $240. 00 Bottle
                                    $2880.00 Dozen
                                    ABV: 57.8%
                                    Single grain whisky in this form is most unusual, even on the shelves of passionate whisky retailers like ourselves. Independent releases are scarce, while official bottlings are almost unheard of.

                                    Grain whisky is the foundation for all blended Scotch whiskies, thus grain whisky producers tend to be large operations, mostly located in the Lowlands and using continuous stills only, as opposed to pot stills. The whisky can be produced from almost any type of grain, however the most commonly used are wheat and corn along with a little malted barley. These former cereals are cheaper than barley used for single malts, and unlike single malt distilleries, upscaling production is quite viable, hence the non proliferation of these projects in Scotland. Instead, they just get bigger. There numbers have actually declined in the last few decades. There are only about seven currently in operation.

                                    The joys of a well aged grain whisky are not universally appreciated, and in comparison to single malts, single grains are often much maligned. Those who have experienced the superb complexity that the best examples attain try to keep these gems of the whisky world their own little secret. This peculiar bottling comes from the Strathclyde distillery, located in the heart of Glasgow and now owned by Pernod Ricard (think Chivas). Established in 1927, distillation here takes place in a two column system.

                                    Distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2014 at natural strength after 25 years in Bourbon barrels, a mere 348 bottles have been made available from the reputable independent bottler, Cadenheads.

                                    Other reviews... Nose: Quite rye like, lots of digestive biscuits, melted butter with pineapples and clotted cream. Palate: Sweet, dried bananas, some grassy notes and then pineapple chews. Soft strawberry yoghurt notes and then white pepper. Finish: Big whisky, very creamy, lots of dry spices and then coconut, hints of peanut butter and then more creaminess. - Cadenheads
                                      Cadenheads Individual Cask 19 Year Old Cameronbridge Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                      $150. 00 Bottle
                                      $1800.00 Dozen
                                      ABV: 59.4%
                                      Founded in 1824 by John Haig, Cameronbridge is the oldest grain whisky distillery in Scotland and remains the largest. Apart from producing one of only two proprietary bottled single grain Scotch whiskies available in the U.K. (Cameron Brig), Cameronbridge is ocassionally available from independent bottlers like Cadenheads. Wheat is sourced from the east coast of Scotland, while water is sourced from on site bores. Gin and vodka are also produced, with three Coffey stills and one Patent still currently in action. The house style is light, clean, fruity and flavourful.

                                      We enjoyed the previous bottling of this whisky oddity. Given Cadehead's track record for selecting seriously good casks, we anticipate this to be quite unique. Blenders demand means grain whiskies are rare. Finding one at natural strength and with decent age behind it is a whisky completionist's dream.

                                      Filled into a Bourbon hogshead in March 2009. Only 301 bottles produced. 59.4% Alc./Vol.

                                      No tasting notes available.

                                        1988 Cadenheads Small Batch Port Dundas 27 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                        Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                        $230. 00 Bottle
                                        $2760.00 Dozen
                                        ABV: 50.9%
                                        Based in Glasgow, the historic Port Dundas distillery closed after Diageo moved the majority of its grain whisky production to Cameronbridge. It traditionally contributed to blends, including Bell's, Black & White, Haig, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Vat 69 and White Horse. This is a relatively old example from Cadenheads, distilled in 1988 and bottled at natural strength after nearly three decades in two Bourbon hogsheads. For such an old whisky, the value for money speaks for itself.

                                        Cadenheads notes…. Higher alcohols initially that fade into a biscuity and creamy nose. Honeycomb, brown sugar, golden syrup and ginger nut biscuits. The finish is very mouth warming, more ginger nuts and spicy sticky toffee pudding. 50.9% Alc./Vol.
                                          1985 Cadenheads Small Batch North British Distillery 32 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                          Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                          $280. 00 Bottle
                                          $3360.00 Dozen
                                          ABV: 55.2%
                                          The joys of a well-aged single grain whisky! Admittedly they're not for everyone, but if you can find decades-old examples at reasonable prices, they're almost irresistible. Find one with serious complexity and you'll be hooked. This promises the lot.

                                          The North British distillery supplies famous blends such as J&B, Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker. They never bottle whisky under their own label. So whilst almost any whisky lover would have tried a whisky to which North British has contributed, very few would have had the opportunity to taste it on its own. This example from Cadenheads was distilled in 1985 and bottled in 2018 yielding just 582 bottles. We have less than a handful on offer.

                                          Notes from Cadenheads suggest aromas of green olives and cheesecake base, along with a subtle palate of ground spices and soft chewy toffee. 55.2% Alc./Vol.
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                                          1975 Cambus 40 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Special Release 2016
                                          Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                          $1299. 00 Bottle
                                          $15588.00 Dozen
                                          ABV: 52.7%
                                          From a closed distillery, this investment-grade grain was one of the highest rated whiskies in Jim Murray's 2020 Bible. "Flawless." 97 points - Jim Murray

                                          Cambus has been marketed at various ages, as well as a no-age-statement. Now a grandfather 40-year-old is on offer as part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases. It's also the oldest whisky in this year's collection and only the third time a grain whisky has featured since the Special release programme commenced in 2001.

                                          A roller coaster history that started in the early 19th century finally came to a close in 1993 as part of Diageo’s infrastructure reorganisation. In 2011, the distilling equipment was removed and Cambus was converted to a warehouse and cooperage, consolidating nearby Carsebridge and Dundashill in Glasgow.

                                          In Scotland, grain whiskies can be produced from almost any type of grain, however, the most common examples employ wheat, corn and a little malted barley. Column stills replace copper pot stills, the former resulting in a light, clean and fruity spirit, mostly used to stretch out blends. Not surprisingly, single grains are maligned by malt snobs yet this underdog category has its place. Matured in refill American oak hogsheads, just 1,812 bottles of this extraordinary dram have been produced. One for collectors, whisky nerds and completionists, it also comes with a glowing review from Serge Valentin below. Stocks are extremely limited.

                                          Other reviews... One of the old closed grain distilleries, Cambus stopped working in 1993. The bottle is superb, I have to admit. Colour: gold. Nose: medicinal alcohol on croissants and coconut cake, plus a lot of custard and herbal tea. Dog roses, perhaps? Notes of mirabelle pie. A rather elegant grain whisky, I especially enjoy all this white chocolate that comes through after two minutes. With water: toasts and marmalade, in all softness. Mouth (neat): really very good (yes, S. speaking), full of mangos and papayas, plus plums and hay jelly. Hay jelly’s excellent, try that on foie gras! What’s really excellent as well is that it’s not too dominated by vanilla and coconut. Well it’s not dominated at all. Great surprise. With water: a little grenadine, rhubarb, and more rhubarb. Rhubarb pie with a little cinnamon, and drizzles of lime juice. Perhaps wacky guavas too. Finish: medium, clean, limy, soft, with a little lavender (sweets) and violet drops. Comments: seriously, this is an excellent surprise, on second thought there are even nods to high-end tequilas. Now could grain whisky, even when old, be worth £750, I don’t quite know, but what’s sure is that I like this Cambus just as much as last year’s Caledonian.
                                          89 points - www.whiskyfun.com
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                                          Cameron Brig Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                          Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                          Reduced from $84.99
                                          $74. 99 Bottle
                                          $899.88 Dozen
                                          ABV: 40%

                                          No age statement appears on this single grain whisky from Scotland's oldest and largest grain distillery, Cameronbridge. In 2007, present day owners, Diageo allocated 40 million pounds to improve the site, including a new tun room, fermenters, three new mash tuns and an effluent treatment plant which supplies energy via methane gas to run the distillery. The facility operates three Coffey stills and one patent still with nine columns for producing neutral spirits such as gin and vodka. Whiskies produced here are mainly distilled from wheat then matured in ex-Bourbon casks. They tend towards light, fruity styles, worth introducing non-Scotch whisky drinkers to. 40% Alc./Vol.

                                          No tasting notes available.


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                                            1995 Carn Mor "Celebration of the Cask" North British 22 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                            Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                            $399. 00 Bottle
                                            $4788.00 Dozen
                                            ABV: 57%
                                            Unusual to find grain whisky matured in a sherry cask. This one from cask number 51762 was a run of just 234 bottles offered at a natural strength of 57% Alc./Vol. Grain lovers will know North British distillery supplies famous blends such as J&B, Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker but never bottle whisky under their own label. Very limited stocks.
                                            • 90
                                              1991 Carn Mor "Celebration of the Cask" Cambus 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                              Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                              $299. 00 Bottle
                                              $3588.00 Dozen
                                              ABV: 60.6%
                                              Tasting note: Cambus is a Diageo owned distillery that's recently been marketed with some impressive age statements. This one's a 'late middle ager'. Bright gold. Beyond the opening whiffs of modelling glue, rum-like aromatics come to the fore: Peppermint rock lollies, vanilla fudge, bounty bar and drier scents of oak shavings. A cross between Irish Pot Still and gold rum, the palate delivers medium-sweet; vanilla, caramel fudge and banoffee pie flavours before turning gently bitter, with butterscotch, cocoa and raw sugar. Big ABV yet remarkably tame and accessible. 60.6% Alc./Vol. 515 bottles drawn from a sherry butt.
                                                1970 Carsebridge (Special Release 2018) 48 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                SCOTLAND
                                                $1399. 00 Bottle
                                                $16788.00 Dozen
                                                ABV: 43.2%
                                                Of the ten expressions on offer in Diageo's 2018 collection, this one's the oldest. Just 1000 bottles are available worldwide. Sourced from one of Scotland's long lost distilleries, Carsebridge closed in 1983 and was subsequently demolished. Matured in x Bourbon barrels, it arrives with a massive score from whiskyadvocate.com. Just four bottles were allocated to Victoria. We have one only to sell.

                                                Other reviews... Sure, the oldest of this year’s Diageo Special Releases manifests the brown-and-orange world of 1970 incarnate, but it does so in glorious fashion. Golden and warm, dessert-like, with bread-and-butter pudding, spun sugar, plenty of oak character, lavender honey, golden puff pastry, perfumery scents, and the first fruits plucked from the orangerie. Quite simply the grooviest thing to come out of Alloa this year.
                                                95 points Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Winter 2018)
                                                • 95
                                                • Nick's Import
                                                2000 Claxton's Exploration Series Port Dundas 20 Year Old Single Cask Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                $130. 00 Bottle
                                                $1560.00 Dozen
                                                ABV: 50%

                                                Surprises like this are why we love indies!

                                                Tasting note: Built at the highest point in Glasgow on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal, closed in 2010 then demolished a year later. Port Dundas starts life as a light and sweet distillate with long barrel ageing slowly adding body and depth. Here, the whisky is let down by the lacklustre bouquet with atypically dry grain aromas suggesting pine wood and shredded coconut. It needs ample coaxing to tease out sweeter rum-like notes but rebounds completely on delivery: Peaches, cream, mouthcoating vanillas and impeccable American oak combine with a sustained freshness. Bounty bar and vanilla wafer melt into the aftertaste. An alpha cask that could pass for A-grade Bourbon. Also a bargain. 50% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

                                                Notes from Claxton's... Nose: Melon balls. Icing sugar. Rum & raisin ice-cream. Anise. Palate: Sweet fruits at first before more rum notes and rich spices. Finish: Long sweet finish with lots of vanilla and icing sugar.

                                                  1992 Cooper's Choice Cameronbridge 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                  Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                  $230. 00 Bottle
                                                  $2760.00 Dozen
                                                  ABV: 48.5%
                                                  Notes from the bottlers.... Distilled in 1992 at the Cameronbridge distillery in Fife Scotland, this spent 28 years in an ex-bourbon cask. Cameronbridge is both the oldest and the largest grain distillery in Scotland. One for fans of pain au chocolate with the rich buttery notes, chocolate and spicy oak character. 48.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 288 bottles.
                                                    1990 Cooper's Choice Invergordon 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                    Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                    $220. 00 Bottle
                                                    $2640.00 Dozen
                                                    ABV: 42.5%
                                                    Invergordon is one of the big names in grain whisky in Scotland. Established in 1960, these days the plant produces top quality single grain for Whyte & Mackay. This version is from Cooper’s Choice and comes with a considerable age statement. In total, 282 bottles were released from a Bourbon cask at 42.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
                                                      2009 Cooper's Choice Port Dundas 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                      $140. 00 Bottle
                                                      $1680.00 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 60.5%

                                                      Normally Port Dundas comes to market at 20 years plus. Young but very, very affordable, this is another opportunity to experience Port Dundas on a limited budget. Although it closed its doors in 2010, indies continue to release glimpses into the glorious past of one of Scotland’s most respected and historic grain distilleries. The last time we tasted one at twelve years of age, it was a fabulous cask strength bottling from 'North Star'. This Cooper's Choice edition comes with a Caribbean twist: initially matured in Bourbon barrels, it was finished in a Martinique Rum Cask before bottling at a whopping 60.5%. The fruitiness of the rum should really complement the distillery style here. 300 bottles from the out-turn, also one of the last distillates Port Dundas turned out before closing for good. Non chill filtered.

                                                      Notes from the bottlers... Nose: Fresh and vibrant. Vanilla and coconut with exotic fruits. Palate: Almonds and citrus. Overripe bananas with more vanilla and spice.

                                                        1987 Cooper's Choice North British 32 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                        Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                        $240. 00 Bottle
                                                        $2880.00 Dozen
                                                        ABV: 45%
                                                        Distilled way back in 1987 then left to mature in a single ex-Bourbon cask, Cooper's Choice deliver another super value in the Single Grain stakes. Priced well below ten dollars per year, it's these decades-old examples that can really showcase how good single grains can be. Find one with serious complexity and you'll be hooked. According to the bottlers, expect exotic banana and cinnamon aromas and flavours as well as sandalwood oak and dark fudge. 210 bottles produced. Yes, it's cask strength at 45% ABV! Non chill filtered. Very limited stocks.
                                                          1984 Cooper's Choice Cameronbridge 35 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                          Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                          $299. 00 Bottle
                                                          $3588.00 Dozen
                                                          ABV: 44.5%
                                                          This has to be one of the best price / age ratios of any Scottish release in many, many years. Distilled in 1984 at the Cameronbridge distillery in Fife Scotland, spending 35 years maturing in an ex-bourbon cask, the bottlers say it will please fans of pain au chocolate. Expect rich buttery notes, chocolate and spicy oak. Long ageing has lowered the strength to 44.5%. Only 198 bottles from the cask. We have next to nothing, so if you love a properly aged grain, don't hesitate on this.
                                                          • 92
                                                            1991 Cooper's Choice Cambus 29 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                            Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                            $240. 00 Bottle
                                                            $2880.00 Dozen
                                                            ABV: 46.2%

                                                            Tasting note: [20ml sample] Distilled at the now closed Lowland grain distillery in 1991, this spent most of its life in an x Bourbon barrel before being finished in an Italian Amarone red wine cask. Patience reveals the full breadth of the bouquet, with an accent on vanilla wafer biscuits; later hints of dried cranberries. Melts like barley sugar in the mouth with caramel, oak spices and sticky date in tow. Feels slightly restrained for Cambus. Arguable if the finishing was for better or worse. 336 bottles from the outturn. 46.2% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

                                                            Notes from the bottler... "Nose: Big and bold with cherry liqueur, coconut and brown sugar. Palate: Tropical fruits and bourbon. Coconut with subtle notes of figs and dark chocolate."

                                                            • 93
                                                              1993 Cooper's Choice Strathclyde 26 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                              Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                              $230. 00 Bottle
                                                              $2760.00 Dozen
                                                              ABV: 52.5%

                                                              Tasting note: [20ml sample] Like most single grains, this 1993 distillate spent its 26 years in a first-fill ex-bourbon cask. Snuffed candles and vapoury alcohol give way to notes of white chocolate, beeswax and dried coconut. A vague fruitiness adds freshness (plantain?) Zero alcohol flare with silky flavours of cream soda, sponge cake and banana bread. Cascades across the tongue. Hints of Bounty Bar through the finish. Very good grain. 52.5% ABV. Non chill filtered.

                                                              Notes from the importer... Strathclyde is a grain distillery not too far from Glasgow that was originally built to produce Gin, but has since become an important producer of Grain Whisky for the enormous volume Scotch Blends. Strathclyde (to my knowledge) exclusively uses Wheat in their whisky production. Owned by Pernod, it is safe to assume a majority finds it's way into Chivas Regal products. Old grains are one of those super special things I find myself grabbing off the shelf more and more. Not only do they offer incredible value for money, they can be quite simply super silky with fantastic character of not just their cask, but also their base carbohydrate. The Cooper's Choice Strathclyde 1993, 26 Year Old arrived into Australia in our March 2021 arrivals. The grain whisky has spent it's entire 26 years in an ex-first fill Bourbon cask. The nose is spritely with a bit of fire showing from it's 52.5% ABV casks strength, along a touch of nail polish, vanilla and white stone fruits. The palate is extremely rich and silky. The oak at times is remincent of sitting in a carpenters workshop with the drop saw in full flight, however this is met and balanced by the rich, silky vanilla and spice notes. The fruit notes are more subtle on the palate, but certainly present: white peach, lemon and a touch of ripe banana. A perfect example of a great old single grain. 91 points - Simon Speir

                                                                1988 Douglas Laing & Co. XOP Xtra Old Particular Cambus 30 Year Old Single Cask Limited Release Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                $399. 00 Bottle
                                                                $4788.00 Dozen
                                                                ABV: 43.9%
                                                                Considering Diageo's official 40 year old fetched well over $1000 a few years back, these indie Cambus' continue to represent fantastic value. Douglas Laing & Co. present an affordable and well-aged single grain. Remember also that Cambus came to a close in 1993 as part of Diageo’s infrastructure reorganisation, so this liquid is relatively rare. It's another great opportunity to add an investment-grade grain whisky to your collection. 43.9% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. Two bottles only available.
                                                                  1974 Douglas Laing & Co. XOP Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 47 Year Old Single Cask Limited Release Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                  Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                  $899. 00 Bottle
                                                                  $10788.00 Dozen
                                                                  ABV: 44.5%

                                                                  Garnheath is one of a number of distillieries that were commissioned in the 1960s, aimed at producing both malt and grain distillates, as it was seen as a cost-effective way for blenders to secure stocks for their own brands. Only seasoned whisky enthusiasts will be aware of the Garnheath project, which ceased production in 1986 after commencing in 1964. What remains are its warehousing, blending and office facilities as part of Inver House’s headquarters in Airdrie.

                                                                  Although undeniably obscure, this is also uber rare and highly collectible. We have one bottle only from the early days of Garnheath. Laings notes are as follows: "The nose delivers an incredible vanilla sweetness immediately followed by wood shavings and boiled sweets, the palate burst with fresh fruit salad, pineapple chunks in syrup and a honey'd cereal style. The lingering finish reveals sugar-coated raspberries with vanilla cream, oat biscuits and charred oak". 44.5% Alc./Vol. From a cask of only 124 bottles.

                                                                    1989 Douglas Laing & Co. Old Particular Single Cask Girvan 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                    Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                    $299. 00 Bottle
                                                                    $3588.00 Dozen
                                                                    ABV: 51.5%

                                                                    Young grain distillates don’t display much individuality, rather it’s more the oak that takes centre stage. But old grains are another story. Thirty years is where you often start to encounter excellence, especially on the nose. Charged from a refill hogshead yielding 223 bottles, sponge cake, tinned peaches, sugared almonds and cream are said to feature in this high ABV expression from the Laings. Only the third ever example to land on our shelves, the Girvan distillery was built in 1963 and continues to provide for the Grant’s portfolio and other blenders. 51.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. Very limited stocks.

                                                                      2005 Douglas Laing & Co. Old Particular Single Cask Strathclyde 11 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                      Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                      $199. 00 Bottle
                                                                      $2388.00 Dozen
                                                                      ABV: 55.5%
                                                                      Bottlings from Glasgow's most successful grain distillery are uncommon. Established in 1927 on the south side of the River Clyde (opposite Glasgow Green), distillation takes place in a two column system with most of the output destined for Pernod Ricard blends, like Chivas and Ballantines. Douglas Laing somehow scored a cask and matured it for eleven years before a finishing in a first fill sherry barrel. Expect a sweet, uncomplicated whisky, full bodied with dried fruits, coffee essence, demerara sugar, nuts and caramel. 638 bottles. Non chill filtered. 55.5% Alc./Vol.
                                                                        1984 Douglas Laing & Co. XOP Xtra Old Particular Cameronbridge 35 Year Old Single Cask Limited Release Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                        Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                        $499. 00 Bottle
                                                                        $5988.00 Dozen
                                                                        ABV: 51.5%
                                                                        Douglas Laing's XOP collection continues its run of well-aged gems.
                                                                        Founded in 1824, Cameronbridge is now Diageo's grain facility dedicated to producing the canvas for many of the company's blends, as well as distillate for its own brand, 'Cameron Brig', and David Beckham's Haig Club single grain whisky. The scale here is massive. In fact, Cameronbridge remains the largest grain distillery in Europe.

                                                                        Laing's single cask #13336 was distilled in March 1984 and bottled in May 2019. According to the bottlers, "The nose shows real tropical fruit character, coupled with all-spice and vanilla fudge. The palate has a spiced oak quality alongside cinnamon and clove studded oranges. The deliciously moreish finish goes on and on with more citrus fruits and treacle toffee. A tiny fraction of the 205 bottles produced have made their way to Australia. 51.5% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
                                                                          1990 Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Strathclyde 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                          Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                          $199. 00 Bottle
                                                                          $2388.00 Dozen
                                                                          ABV: 55.7%
                                                                          Bottlings from Glasgow's most successful grain distillery are uncommon. Established in 1927 on the south side of the River Clyde (opposite Glasgow Green), distillation takes place in a two column system with most of the output destined for Pernod Ricard blends, like Chivas and Ballantines. Duncan Taylor have somehow secured a cask and matured it for twenty four years before bottling it at cask strength as part of their 'Rare Auld Grain' range of single cask Scotch whiskies. 260 bottles available world wide. 55.7% Alc./Vol.
                                                                            1997 Gordon & Macphail Cameronbridge 21 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                            Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                            $299. 00 Bottle
                                                                            $3588.00 Dozen
                                                                            ABV: 59.3%

                                                                            Another fascinating grain whisky from G&M arrives with this Cameronbridge, matured in a refill American hogshead which previously held sherry. 581 bottles were produced. At the time of writing, this is only the third ever expression from this distillery to hit our shelves. Most of the output goes into blends, so quite unusual to find.

                                                                             

                                                                            Notes from the bottler.... Aroma: Subtle sherry notes develop into candy store aromas: orange, sweet and tangy lemon, strawberry liquorice, and hints of soft vanilla fudge. Flashes of cocoa powder surface throughout. Taste: Sweet yet spicy; white pepper accompanies fresh vanilla pod flavours. Candied citrus weaves into notes of caramelised brown sugar; toasted malt layers over mature oak undertones. Finish: A lingering herbal edge highlighted by flashes of freshly-squeezed lemonade. 59.3% Alc./Vol.

                                                                            • Nick's Import
                                                                            Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                            Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                            $120. 00 Bottle
                                                                            $1440.00 Dozen
                                                                            ABV: 40%
                                                                            A small quantity of this David Beckham endorsed single grain whisky has just arrived. TV producer Simon Fuller is also involved here (the man who launched the Spice Girls, created the Pop Idol franchise and has managed musical icons like Annie Lennox, Steven Tyler, Amy Winehouse and sporting heroes like Beckham). The bottle and embossed branding compliments the presentation of Beckham’s perfume range. Produced at Cameronbridge distillery, where the house style is light, clean and fruity, 'Club' was matured in a variety of casks.

                                                                            Other reviews... A confectioner’s delight; Fry’s Five Centres, lime, lemon, kumquat, iced buns, fresh mint, and crushed cardamom that matches the chocolate aromas. Those re-charred, rejuvenated casks are very much in evidence here. It has a gilded, satiny sheen, glistening with lemon drizzle cake, butterscotch, orange matchsticks, and banana bread. Incontrovertibly, it inhabits a signature grain style, but it fizzles out with a sticky, sweet aftertaste, like licking the spoon from the icing bowl. 87 points
                                                                            - www.maltadvocate.com (Winter 2014) Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick
                                                                              1995 Infrequent Flyers Port Dundas Single Cask No.72910 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml)
                                                                              Lowlands, SCOTLAND
                                                                              $230. 00 Bottle
                                                                              $2760.00 Dozen
                                                                              ABV: 58.4%
                                                                              A super limited Port Dundas from a single hogshead with an outturn of 260 bottles. Although it closed its doors in 2010, there are select, rare remaining stocks of Port Dundas whiskies that allow a glimpse into the glorious past of one of Scotland’s most respected and historic grain distilleries. Our experiences with older Port Dundas is of a luxurious Irish-meets-Bourbon-meets-Rum style evocative of oak shavings, crème caramel and ripe stone fruits. This one's non chill filtered and bottled at 58.4% Alc./Vol. The price is very reasonable given the age statement.
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                                                                            Single grain whiskies - more than just a background canvas for blends.

                                                                            We love a good single grain whisky, but they're an unusual sight even on the shelves of passionate whisky retailers like ourselves. In Scotland the style can be produced from almost any type of grain, with the resulting whisky mostly used to stretch out blends. Not surprisingly, single grains are much maligned by malt snobs. Yet this underdog category is has its place. For whisky nerds or completionists, extra matured bottlings are well worth tasting. 30 or even 50 year old expressions can be surprisingly affordable. Older examples from Cameronbridge, Cambus and Girvan are all worth seeking out.

                                                                            Making Single Grain Whisky.

                                                                            Today there are seven grain distilleries operating in Scotland. They're large, functional, industrial style buildings with little of the colourful history and romance that attracts throngs of tourists to the charming Single Malt distilleries. The creation of single grain whiskies is broadly similar to that of malt whisky, only the raw materials and the equipment are different. The mash from which grain whisky is made uses unmalted cereals - usually wheat or maize, it doesn't matter which, so distilleries can buy at the best price - together with a small amount of 'green' malt (barley which has germinated but not been kilned). Usually about 16% of malt is added: it has to be there to convert the starches in the other cereals into sugar, so it can be turned into alcohol by the yeast. Tall column stills are used in place of copper pot stills, the former resulting in a light, clean and fruity spirit that works as a catalyst when blended, releasing the flavours of the malts.

                                                                            Add first-fill Bourbon casks to the mix, and you have an elegant, semi-sweet whisky which can develop layers of flavour and sophistication as it ages. Nikka's Coffey grain is a great young example. At 30 or 40 years, these whiskies can deliver a unique experience bordering on hedonism: Complex and shifting bouquets matched by luxurious textures and sumptuous flavours falling somewhere between the finest gold Rums or Bourbons or the very, very best Irish. For almost any wood-aged spirit category (bar Armagnac) the price / age ratios are frequently astonishing.

                                                                            Buy Single Grain Scotch Whisky Online.

                                                                            While a wide selection is not readily available, Nicks Wine Merchants endeavour to stock at least a few examples of Single Grain Whisky which you can buy online and have delivered to most of Australia.