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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!
Vintage: 1989 Product: Cadenheads Small Batch Cameronbridge 29 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $280.00 Dozen Price: $3360.00
Vintage: Product: 1991 Claxton's Warehouse No.1 Girvan 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 95 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $250.00 Dozen Price: $3000.00
Vintage: 1987 Product: Cooper's Choice Invergordon 33 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $320.00 Dozen Price: $3840.00
Vintage: 1995 Product: Cooper's Choice Loch Lomond 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $230.00 Dozen Price: $2760.00
Vintage: 1993 Product: Dumangin Cambus Batch 002 Single Cask 26 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 93 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $450.00 Dozen Price: $5400.00
Vintage: Product: Greign 20 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $89.99 Dozen Price: $1079.88
Vintage: Product: Loch Lomond Peated Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $89.99 Dozen Price: $1079.88
Vintage: 2007 Product: Signatory Single Grain Collection North British 12 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $69.99 Dozen Price: $839.88
Vintage: 2006 Product: Signatory Single Grain Collection Port Dundas 13 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $79.99 Dozen Price: $959.88
Vintage: Product: The Observatory 20 Year Old Signature Series Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $89.99 Dozen Price: $1079.88
Vintage: 1972 Product: Adelphi Invergordon 43 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $599.00 Dozen Price: $7188.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1991 Product: Asta Morris Cambus 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 93 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $270.00 Dozen Price: $3240.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1996 Product: Berry Bros & Rudd North British 18 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $220.00 Dozen Price: $2640.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1996 Product: Berry Bros & Rudd North British 20 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $199.00 Dozen Price: $2388.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 2006 Product: Berry Bros & Rudd Girvan 11 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 94 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $120.00 Dozen Price: $1440.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1988 Product: Berry Bros & Rudd Invergordon 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $199.00 Dozen Price: $2388.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1996 Product: 1992 Berry Brothers & Rudd North British 18 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 88 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $220.00 Dozen Price: $2640.00 Out of stock
Vintage: Product: Cadenheads Port Dundas 20 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $160.00 Dozen Price: $1920.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1987 Product: Cadenheads Single Cask Caledonian 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $320.00 Dozen Price: $3840.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1989 Product: Cadenheads Original Collection Strathclyde 31 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $280.00 Dozen Price: $3360.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1989 Product: Cadenheads Small Batch North British Distillery 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $169.00 Dozen Price: $2028.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1972 Product: Cadenheads Small Batch Invergordon 43 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $299.00 Dozen Price: $3588.00 Out of stock
Vintage: Product: Cadenheads Small Batch Strathclyde 25 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $240.00 Dozen Price: $2880.00 Out of stock
Vintage: Product: Cadenheads Individual Cask 19 Year Old Cameronbridge Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $150.00 Dozen Price: $1800.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1988 Product: Cadenheads Small Batch Port Dundas 27 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $230.00 Dozen Price: $2760.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1985 Product: Cadenheads Small Batch North British Distillery 32 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $280.00 Dozen Price: $3360.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1976 Product: 1975 Cambus 40 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Special Release 2016 Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $1,299.00 Dozen Price: $15588.00 Out of stock
Vintage: Product: Cameron Brig Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $74.99 Dozen Price: $899.88 Out of stock
Vintage: 1995 Product: Carn Mor "Celebration of the Cask" North British 22 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $399.00 Dozen Price: $4788.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1991 Product: Carn Mor "Celebration of the Cask" Cambus 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 90 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $299.00 Dozen Price: $3588.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1970 Product: Carsebridge (Special Release 2018) 48 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $1,399.00 Dozen Price: $16788.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 2000 Product: Claxton's Exploration Series Port Dundas 20 Year Old Single Cask Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 95 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $130.00 Dozen Price: $1560.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1992 Product: Cooper's Choice Cameronbridge 28 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $230.00 Dozen Price: $2760.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1990 Product: Cooper's Choice Invergordon 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $220.00 Dozen Price: $2640.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 2009 Product: Cooper's Choice Port Dundas 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $140.00 Dozen Price: $1680.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1987 Product: Cooper's Choice North British 32 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $240.00 Dozen Price: $2880.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1984 Product: Cooper's Choice Cameronbridge 35 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $299.00 Dozen Price: $3588.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1991 Product: Cooper's Choice Cambus 29 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 92 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $240.00 Dozen Price: $2880.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1993 Product: Cooper's Choice Strathclyde 26 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating 93 Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $230.00 Dozen Price: $2760.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1988 Product: Douglas Laing & Co. XOP Xtra Old Particular Cambus 30 Year Old Single Cask Limited Release Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $399.00 Dozen Price: $4788.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1974 Product: Douglas Laing & Co. XOP Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 47 Year Old Single Cask Limited Release Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $899.00 Dozen Price: $10788.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1989 Product: Douglas Laing & Co. Old Particular Single Cask Girvan 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $299.00 Dozen Price: $3588.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 2005 Product: Douglas Laing & Co. Old Particular Single Cask Strathclyde 11 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $199.00 Dozen Price: $2388.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1984 Product: Douglas Laing & Co. XOP Xtra Old Particular Cameronbridge 35 Year Old Single Cask Limited Release Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $499.00 Dozen Price: $5988.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1990 Product: Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Strathclyde 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $199.00 Dozen Price: $2388.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1997 Product: Gordon & Macphail Cameronbridge 21 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $299.00 Dozen Price: $3588.00 Out of stock
Vintage: Product: Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $120.00 Dozen Price: $1440.00 Out of stock
Vintage: 1995 Product: Infrequent Flyers Port Dundas Single Cask No.72910 24 Year Old Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (700ml) Rating Min. Order: 1 Bottle Price: $230.00 Dozen Price: $2760.00 Out of stock
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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.