Milroys of Soho “Rise of the Independents – New Indie Bottlings” – Scotch Whisky News

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Having recently seceded from a larger group and declaring ourselves independent in a grand ceremony involving a lot of flag waving, cheering and the blaring of a thousand vuvuzelas, we were then left with the not so small task of trying to redefine what Milroy’s was, is and soon to be.

After a lot of soul-searching and mad ideas (a whisky and hammock bar anyone?) we decided to align ourselves with other independent whisky companies. As such we have been scouring the world for the best independent bottlings we can find using a set criteria:-

Step 1 – are the bottlings well reviewed? Although taste is entirely subjective reviewers can give a great insight into the consistency of a bottler’s range.
Step 2 – try the damned stuff! We pride ourselves on hand-selecting all of our stock, everything we sell will have been given the seal of approval by a member of staff.
Step 3 – put our money where our mouth is and buy it!

The result has been fantastic, we are now stocking a host of indie bottlings from Malt’s of Scotland to the Italian firm Samaroli, and from Lady of the Glen to the great Wemyss Malts! We will of course strive to source more independent bottlings, we collect them like Lannisters collect Stark heads! Beneath is a selection of some of our current favourites.

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Lady of the Glen Bowmore 21 Year Old – 50% – £299.95

One of only ten bottles, this heavily sherry cask influenced Bowmore was bottled in 2012 and swiftly sold out everywhere, just one bottle available!

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Highland Laird Arran 17 Year Old – 50% – £69.95

An ex-Bourbon cask matured 17 year old Arran, typical apples, pears and apricot notes. Excellent balance! There’s not been a single bottling from Malts of Scotland that we haven’t enjoyed yet, this is no exception.

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Adelphi Fascadale 14 Year Old – 46% – £57.95

A Highland Park bottled under Adelphi’s own label. Heathery with pert Bourbon cask notes of vanilla, pear and honey with a pinch of salt. The finish is long with notes of applewood smoke and Scotch tablet.
Adelphi Fascadale 14 Year Old – 46% – £57.95

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Creative Whisky Tobermory 1994 – 53.8% – £74.95

A Highland Park bottled under Adelphi’s own label. Heathery with pert Bourbon cask notes of vanilla, pear and honey with a pinch of salt. The finish is long with notes of applewood smoke and Scotch tablet.  A big malty Tobermory, free with the toffee, shortbread and sea salt notes! This bottling from David Stirk is adorned by an illustration from a local artist.

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