One Litre Scotch Super Deals
This is where the value is! Fabulous prices on big-name brands at direct import prices including Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Bowmore and more. Many bottlings otherwise available via duty free only.
As the coronavirus continues to create havoc across the globe, no industry has taken the brunt of its force more than the travel industry. With flights cancelled and borders closed, international travel has ground to a halt. The immediate effect on Travel Retail / Duty Free has been so great, word is that some distilleries are suspending the production of one litre bottlings usually reserved for Travel Retail / Duty Free. Until the travel industry is back on its feet and there is renewed demand from international tourists, supplies of one litre whiskies and other spirits will most likely start to dry up. Already re-stocks of many Glenfarclas, Macallan, Bowmore, Balvenie whiskies, just to name a few, are becoming difficult to procure. Now is the time to grab these one litre super deals on Scotch whisky as supply is not guaranteed for the foreseeable future.
- 90 86ReducedHighlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $165.00
- ABV 43%
"...the texture and intensity of the barley on arrival is borderline brilliant..."The latest in the Travel Retail 'Legends' series honours the splendour of the Cadboll Cup, a 16th century silver goblet. A work of Scottish artistry that combines mysterious French influences in its design, it has remained a treasured artifact, kept near the Glenmorangie's Highland home. As a nod to the artist's inspirations, Bill Lumsden has extra-matured this whisky in high-end French barriques which previously held Muscat and Sémillon grapes adding tempting, dessert-like flavours, hinting at the sweet wines of the past that the Cadboll Cup might once have held. Tasting note: Brassy gold. Initially low-key, this benefits from 5-10 minutes in in the glass: Pears, apple crumble, fruit pastries, honey and orange zest are all suggested, with cocoa and oak shavings drying the nose-feel. It's intense at 43%, with a mildly bittersweet attack; Oily then fruity with orange spice cake, peel freshness and warming spirit to finish. The aftertaste is medium long, developing richness while maintaining the fruity-vanilla trajectory. Shows more spice and kick than your average Glenmorangie. Add a little water to soften and accent the citrus and vanilla. 43% Alc./Vol. Other reviews… neither the nose nor finish is quite up to par with the outstanding delivery – indeed, the finale is pretty bitter... But the texture and intensity of the barley on arrival is borderline brilliant, as is the most wonderful caramel which frames it with a buttery sweetness. 86.5 points - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 ...Part of Glenmorangie’s Legends collection, this was finished in casks that previously held sweet French white wines. Sweet red berries on the somewhat shy nose, with developing low-key honey and vanilla. Nicely textured, with a palate of honey, caramel, milk chocolate, shortbread, and lots of lively spice. Lengthy in the finish, with more caramel and milk chocolate, plus strawberry and ginger.
- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
88 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Summer 2018)
- 92 91Direct ImportEdinburgh, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
- ABV 40%
Whether you know one or are one, every Old Parr deserves a blend as good as this! In Jim Murray's words, "blending Parr excellence!"
Usually available at Duty Free stores only, Old Parr is named after Tom Parr (pictured on the label), once reputed to be the oldest man in England. Launched in 1909, the brand later found success in export markets such as Japan, Mexico and South America where it was easily identified in its distinctive dimpled and rounded square bottle. The basis of the blend today is Cragganmore, however Glendullan has also been a major component since World War II.
Tasting note: Deep gold / bright copper penny colour. An attractive mix of cocoa, vanilla and breakfast fruit toast with exposure drawing out a fruit'n'nut chocolate aspect. Concentrated for the genre, with a spicy backbone that includes muesli, dried grass and light stewed fruit flavours, ending honeyed yet fresh, grainy, peppery and with excellent length. Quite richly styled. Gets better each time you taste it. 40% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... Perhaps on about the fourth or fifth mouthfeel, the penny drops that this is not only exceptionally good whisky; it is blending Parr excellence. 91.5 points- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016
Golden amber color. Aromas of honeyed nut toast and cereal with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a vanilla toffee and pepper finish. A very pleasant, easy-going blend. International Review of Spirits Award: Silver Medal
87 points (Highly Recommended) - tastings.com
- Direct Import ReducedIsle of Jura, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $120.00
'The Sound' is the entry level expression from Jura's new Travel Retail range. All five whiskies are 'enhanced' in casks that previously held Pedro Ximénez sherry. This one was finished in barrels that held 15 year old PX and named after Jura’s northern strait, home to the Gulf of Corryvreckan, a notorious whirlpool lying in wait for the unwary. It's an easy-drinking, lightly peated malt with flavours of caramel fudge, black forest fruits and milk chocolate. Big one litre format. 42.5% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 42.5%
- 95 96Direct Import ReducedIslay, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $199.00
- ABV 48%
"Unquestionably one of the great malts of the year...in spite of itself". - Jim MurrayTasting note: Deep gold / brass. Muted at first; builds with a PX top note almost overwhelming the expected distillery aromas; if only momentarily. Brandy soaked raisins and dark chocolate amid flashes of sweet peat and pepper. Three to four minutes exposure draws out smouldering cedar, cigar box and hints of elastoplast, accenting fruit cake in later inspections. Terrific balance in the sweet, smokey-malt mid palate; vanilla and Christmas cake add richness to the finish. Concludes prolonged and lozenge-like with Laphroaig's trademark medicinal edge and pepperiness breaking through late, finally checked by the sherry. Big PX influence here but deftly handled - think of it as drunken Christmas pudding, Islay-style . 48% Alc./Vol. Normally travel retail exclusive. Extremely limited stocks. Other reviews... This ultra sweet wine is often paired with smokey malt, often with disastrous consequences. Here it has worked, but only because the PX has been controlled itself by absolutely outstanding oak. And the ability of the smoke to take on several roles and personas simultaneously. A quite beautiful whisky and unquestionably one of the great malts of the year...in spite of itself.
96 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2015
- 90 88Direct ImportIslay, SCOTLAND$109.99 Bottle
- ABV 40%
Remarkably domesticated for this distillery. Laphroaig in black tie.Followers of our direct import Laphroaigs will know that this distillery has been very keen on experimentation when it comes to different wood regimes – including everything from Port barrels to a 'Triple cask' bottling. This one tops the lot! As the name suggests, four different casks are used in the maturation - ex-bourbon barrels, small quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and larger European Oak hogsheads. According to the distillery, the result is an extraordinary fusion of flavours including “…sandalwood, pine, fir and willow.” Launched in 2017 as a travel retail exclusive. Tasting note: Brilliant gold. Whiffs of mezcal with suggestions of damp cedar and mechanic’s workshop; later inhalations find the bouquet steeped in vanilla and char, soot and baked citrus. Some menthol too. Nice complexity. Light and creamy on entry with a burst of vanilla, peppermint and sweet maritime smoke (peaty ice cream?) Feather-weight towards the finish, with delicate mint and menthol infusions through the peat. Remarkably domesticated for this distillery. Laphroaig in black tie. 40% Alc./Vol. Other reviews… a different style of Laphroaig, thinner in weight with the phenols loitering around rather than ganging up...attractive, but the smoke seems a little in awe of the oak as it is unusually quiet. 40% Alc./Vol. 88 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2018 4.5 Stars - diffordsguide.com
- 87Direct ImportSpeyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND$109.99 Bottle
Other reviews… Much more age than is comfortable for a 12 YO
- ABV 40%
87 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017 The U.S. Singleton comes from Glendullan, a distillery that makes a sweet, light spirit. Here, a percentage has been aged in ex-sherry casks, which has added a layer of fruity sweetness — think port-like sloe notes, Muscatel, and wisteria. The wood is lightly handled, allowing the aromas full rein on the palate. 83 points - www.maltadvocate.com, reviewed by: Dave Broom (Fall 2011)
- 92Direct Import ReducedIsle of Skye, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $199.00
- ABV 45.8%
Described as the smokiest whisky produced at Talisker.Other reviews... some pretty chunky peat and spice is blown around the glass, certainly big enough to take the muscovado sugars head on...the sugars on the nose appear to multiply on delivery, as does the bourbon-style tannin-led liquorice and hickory...all is fresh and balanced enough to come good, even with some very late spices; much more like it! Unlike the storm which appeared to labour under some different American oak, this is just brimming with vitality and purpose. 45.8% Alc./Vol.
" this is just brimming with vitality and purpose." - Jim Murray
92 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 ... Dark Storm is exclusive to Travel Retail outlets, and maturation has taken place in deeply charred casks. Rich, fruity spices on the nose, quite citric, with brine and aromatic smoke. The smoke elbows its way to the fore in time. Full, sweet, fruity flavors on the palate, some vanilla, then smoke, licorice, and spice hit home. A classic Talisker smoke and chili finish, but cranked up a notch or two!
89 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Winter 2013)
89Direct ImportSpeyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
- ABV 40%
Tomatin hit the duty free market with this one litre Bourbon & Sherry matured malt. The combination results in a fruity whisky offering apples, pears, ginger and cinnamon.
Other reviews... Nose: Quite an earthy nose for this dram. Think damp earth after the rain with some woody notes thrown in for good measure too. Palate: Quite a chewy mouth-feel, black pepper and liquorice mingle with some dark blackcurrant cassis, with some burnt toast flavours. Finish: Long, sweet, but also a little smoky on the finish. Comment: What to make of this oddball? Some rather contrasting, complex flavours that strangely hang together rather well. One to ponder and enjoy. 40% Alc./Vol. 88 points - Joe Bates, whiskymag.com
Direct ImportSpeyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND$150.00 Bottle
Sporting handsome new packaging, this extra aged Aberfeldy fits between the 12 and 21 year olds but was released for the Duty Free market only. We've managed to secure a small quantity. Other reviews... The nose opens with a slightly savory note, rich and spicy, with sherry, Jaffa oranges, and sweet oak. The palate is smooth and rounded, with malt, nutty spice, honey, and milky coffee. The finish is lengthy, with Seville oranges, plain chocolate, dark sherry notes, and licorice. (Travel Retail only) Price is per liter. 86 points
- ABV 40%
- www.maltadvocate.com (Winter 2014) Reviewed by: Gavin Smith
Direct ImportSpeyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
Aberlour's house style is typically rich, generous and extremely accessible. These flavours are usually achieved with very low degrees of peating being employed (if any at all). Maturation takes place in top quality ex-sherry casks, in this case, exclusively Oloroso Sherry casks. Tasting note: Polished brass / copper colour. Not exactly an extroverted nose, but not shy either, with definite sherry input infusing light citrus peel, fruit cake, walnut slice and hints of cocoa to the aroma. Middle weighted, this glides easily over the tongue with medium dry flavours of ginger bread and light fruit cake supported by a spicy, slightly citrusy / acidic backbone. Finishes relaxed, fresh and nutty with the sweetness restrained. The trace of sulphur is mild enough to ignore. A nicely balanced sherried edition that treads on the drier side. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%