Wednesday, September 23, 2020


The Edinburgh based independent Scotch whisky bottler, The Whisky Cellar, has today announced the launch of the first batch of single cask bottlings, from its new Private Cellars Selection range.

The Whisky Cellar Private Cellars Selection, is designed to offer a broader range of casks to a wider audience including whiskies and, possibly in the future, other premium dark spirits from around the world.

The Whisky Cellar launches new Private Cellars Selection range

Each of the ten casks in the first batch of releases, are comprised of a mixture of barrels, hogsheads, butts and a quarter cask, which were carefully selected by an expert panel of assessors, headed by company founder Keith Bonnington.

With just 2,100 bottles drawn from the ten casks, the whiskies will be made available on strict allocation through a select number of retail partners.

In addition to the named distillery bottlings in the series, the panel of assessors will select a cask from a particular region – one which they believe captures the essence of that region – and bottle it unnamed as their ‘House Malt’.

The first batch of The Whisky Cellar Private Cellars Selection bottlings, are comprised of:

Ardmore 2006 - 14 Year Old Single Malt (58.9% ABV) £85.00

Benriach 1997 - 22 Year Old Single Malt (57.1% ABV) £185.00

Cameronbridge 1984 - 36 Year Old Single Grain (53.6% ABV) £165.00

Glen Moray 1996 - 23 Year Old Single Malt (55.5% ABV) £150.00

Glenallachie 1995 - 24 Year Old Single Malt (56.5% ABV) £150.00

Invergordon 1996 - 24 Year Old Single Grain (48.6% ABV) £95.00

Royal Brackla 2013 - 7 Year Old Single Malt (56.8% ABV) £65.00

Teaninich 2007 - 12 Year Old Single Malt (58.2% ABV) £85.00

Westport 1999 - 21 Year Old Blended Malt (43.8% ABV) £115.00

House Malt 2004 - Speyside 15 Year Old Single Malt (40% ABV) £50.00

Commenting on the launch, Keith Bonnington, said: “We have selected across a broad spectrum of styles, age references and price points, some from well-known distilleries, others from lesser-heralded or even unnamed. I believe that there’s a whisky out there for every palate and our ethos is to make Scotch enjoyable for all, opening up possibilities to try an expanse of flavours within each of our series. We are a flavour diversity driven bottler and our core message is that, if we love the spirit enough, we will bottle it, irrespective of age, region, cask type or style. We want to bring to market extremely high-quality one-off whiskies which represent good value to the consumer.”

The Whisky Cellar Private Cellars Selection, will be available later this month from specialist retailers. Five of the new releases from the first batch, will also be featured in a special Tweet Tasting event, hosted by Steve Rush from The Whisky Wire, over on Twitter from 19:00 BST on Wednesday September 23rd.

Posted by Steve Rush