Whisky companies

Independent bottlers

  • Golden Decanters Golden Decanters Golden Decanters Independent bottler

    Golden Decanters

    Indie bottler of luxury whisky expressions aimed exclusively at collectors and investors.

  • The Single Cask The Single Cask The Single Cask Independent bottler

    The Single Cask

    A London-based independent bottler that also operates a retail shop and bar in Singapore.

  • Speymalt Whisky Distributors Speymalt Whisky Distributors Speymalt Whisky Distributors Distiller & blender

    Speymalt Whisky Distributors

    The owner of independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail and Benromach distillery.

  • Fadandel.dk Fadandel.dk Fadandel.dk Independent bottler

    Fadandel.dk

    Danish whisky retailer owned by Brian Toft, which also offers its own independent bottlings.

  • Christopher & Company Christopher & Company Christopher & Company Independent bottler

    Christopher & Company

    One of London’s oldest wine merchants with an opaque history and some legendary bottlings.

  • Box Destilleri Box Destilleri Box Destilleri Independent bottler

    Box Destilleri

    One of Sweden’s new start-up distilleries making a strong name for itself around the globe.

  • Demijohn Demijohn Demijohn Independent bottler

    Demijohn

    UK chain of shops allowing customers to bottle their own spirits and condiments by hand.

  • Corsini Corsini Corsini Independent bottler

    Corsini

    Small Italian wine shop and deli that dabbled briefly in whisky bottling.

  • Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company Independent bottler

    Bloomsbury Wine & Spirit Company

    An independent, Essex-based wine and spirit wholesaler dissolved in 2010.

  • DH17 DH17 DH17 Independent bottler

    DH17

    Whisky and wine specialist based in the Netherlands, which occasionally offers its own bottlings.

  • Abbey Whisky Abbey Whisky Abbey Whisky Independent bottler

    Abbey Whisky

    Dunfermline based independent bottler and online whisky shop.

  • Douglas Murdoch & Company Douglas Murdoch & Company Douglas Murdoch & Company Independent bottler

    Douglas Murdoch & Company

    A subsidiary of Campbell & Clark that bottled a small number of single malts.

  • Findlater Wine & Spirit Group Findlater Wine & Spirit Group Findlater Wine & Spirit Group Independent bottler

    Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

    Dublin-based wine and spirit merchant founded by Alexander Findlater.

  • Averys of Bristol Averys of Bristol Averys of Bristol Independent bottler

    Averys of Bristol

    Legendary wine merchant that bottled whiskies for a short period in the 1970s and 80s.

  • Celtic Whisky Dreams Celtic Whisky Dreams Celtic Whisky Dreams Independent bottler

    Celtic Whisky Dreams

    Small German indie bottler with only a handful of releases to its name.

  • Hammerschmiede Hammerschmiede Hammerschmiede Independent bottler

    Hammerschmiede

    Small German distillery and shop with a few independent Scotch whisky bottlings to its name.

  • Bond #1 Bond #1 Bond #1 Independent bottler

    Bond #1

    Subscribers to Whisky Magazine Japan’s members club were privy to exclusive bottlings.

  • Braunstein Braunstein Braunstein Independent bottler

    Braunstein

    Danish brewery and micro distillery which also has a range of independent bottlings to its name.

  • Hidden Spirits Hidden Spirits Hidden Spirits Independent bottler

    Hidden Spirits

    Young Italian independent bottler with a meticulous focus on single cask whiskies.

  • Barrique Barrique Barrique Independent bottler

    Barrique

    A family-run German deli and wine merchant chain that also offers its own single cask bottlings.

  • Brachadair Brachadair Brachadair Independent bottler

    Brachadair

    Small Scottish independent bottler with just three releases to its name so far.

  • Hedges and Butler Limited Hedges and Butler Limited Hedges and Butler Limited Blender

    Hedges and Butler Limited

    A historic name in the world of Scotch whisky, now owned by Ian MacLeod Distillers.

  • Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company Independent bottler

    Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company

    English independent bottler and retail shop owned by Thomas Ewers of Malts Of Scotland.

  • Dalriada Whisky Company Dalriada Whisky Company Dalriada Whisky Company Independent bottler

    Dalriada Whisky Company

    Transient single malt bottler and Japanese importer.

  • Big-market Big-market Big-market Independent bottler

    Big-market

    German whisky shop which also does its own independent bottlings on occasion.

  • Edition Spirits Edition Spirits Edition Spirits Independent bottler

    Edition Spirits

    Indie bottling enterprise founded by the brothers Scott and Andrew Laing.

  • Whisky Castle Whisky Castle Whisky Castle Independent bottler

    Whisky Castle

    The UK’s highest whisky retailer and independent bottler in Tomintoul.

  • Bestwhisky Bestwhisky Bestwhisky Independent bottler

    Bestwhisky

    Stuttgart-based whisky retailer with its own small range of independent bottlings.

  • Asta Morris Asta Morris Asta Morris Independent bottler

    Asta Morris

    A small independent Belgian bottler and importer run by whisky writer Bert Bruyneel.

  • Robert Graham Robert Graham Robert Graham Independent bottler

    Robert Graham

    A whisky and tobacco merchant founded in Glasgow in 1874, now with stores across the UK.

  • Intertrade Intertrade Intertrade Independent bottler

    Intertrade

    Prominent 1980s Italian indie bottler that helped establish a trend for cask strength whiskies.

  • Enjoy Whisky Enjoy Whisky Enjoy Whisky Independent bottler

    Enjoy Whisky

    A short-lived German independent bottler with only a handful of bottlings to its name.

  • Auld Rare Whisky Auld Rare Whisky Auld Rare Whisky Independent bottler

    Auld Rare Whisky

    Though to be Sweden’s first independent bottler of single cask single malts.

  • D&M Wine & Liquor Co. D&M Wine & Liquor Co. D&M Wine & Liquor Co. Independent bottler

    D&M Wine & Liquor Co.

    Family-owned American wine and spirits merchant based in San Francisco.

  • Dream Drams Dream Drams Dream Drams Independent bottler

    Dream Drams

    Small Cumbria-based indie bottler with a number of interesting but obscure whiskies to its name.

  • Alexander Murray & Co Alexander Murray & Co Alexander Murray & Co Independent bottler

    Alexander Murray & Co

    Independent bottling company based in California that’s run by Scotsman Steve Lipp.

  • High Spirits High Spirits High Spirits Independent bottler

    High Spirits

    Italian bottler with strong historical connections to recent whisky history in Italy.

  • C&S Dram Collection C&S Dram Collection C&S Dram Collection Independent bottler

    C&S Dram Collection

    German independent whisky bottler dedicated to simple packaging and fair pricing.

  • Glenkeir Whiskies Glenkeir Whiskies Glenkeir Whiskies Independent bottler

    Glenkeir Whiskies

    Glenkeir Whiskies operates UK retailer The Whisky Shop, which bottles its own range of whiskies.

  • Pointers Pointers Pointers Independent bottler

    Pointers

    Pointers of London & Edinburgh primarily sold porcelain gifts and occasionally whisky decanters.

  • Brodie Crawford & Co Brodie Crawford & Co Brodie Crawford & Co Independent bottler

    Brodie Crawford & Co

    Whisky wholesaler and independent bottler co-founded by Arran distillery’s Harold Currie.

  • Fortnum & Mason Fortnum & Mason Fortnum & Mason Own-label

    Fortnum & Mason

    London’s Fortnum & Mason has supplied food, drinks and more to its customers for over 300 years.

  • Dram House Associates Dram House Associates Dram House Associates Independent bottler

    Dram House Associates

    John Milroy’s company under which the Frisky Whisky range was bottled.

  • Corney & Barrow Corney & Barrow Corney & Barrow Independent bottler

    Corney & Barrow

    One of the UK’s oldest continuous wine merchants has also been involved in bottling whisky.

  • Douglas Macniven & Company Douglas Macniven & Company Douglas Macniven & Company Independent bottler

    Douglas Macniven & Company

    Subsidiary of The Glenmorangie Company Ltd that once bottled the notorious 80:20 blend.

  • Bladnoch Distillery Forum Bladnoch Distillery Forum Bladnoch Distillery Forum Independent bottler

    Bladnoch Distillery Forum

    Online fan club run by the former owners of Bladnoch distillery, and bottler of single cask whisky.

  • Berry Bros & Rudd Berry Bros & Rudd Berry Bros & Rudd Blender

    Berry Bros & Rudd

    Historic London wine & spirits merchant.

  • Adelphi Distillery Adelphi Distillery Adelphi Distillery Independent bottler

    Adelphi Distillery

    Argyllshire and Fife indie operation.

  • Wemyss Vintage Malts Wemyss Vintage Malts Wemyss Vintage Malts Independent bottler

    Wemyss Vintage Malts

    Producer of a range of blended malts and single cask Scotch whisky expressions.

  • A Dewar Rattray A Dewar Rattray A Dewar Rattray Independent bottler

    A Dewar Rattray

    Family-run indie bottler and retailer.

  • The Highland Queen Scotch Whisky Company The Highland Queen Scotch Whisky Company The Highland Queen Scotch Whisky Company Blender

    Highland Queen Scotch Whisky Company

    Subsidiary of Picard Vins & Spiritueux, which bottles blends and malts.

  • Eaglesome Eaglesome Eaglesome Independent bottler

    Eaglesome

    High-end Campbeltown deli-turned-independent bottler that became a Cadenhead outlet.

  • Ian Macleod Distillers Ian Macleod Distillers Ian Macleod Distillers Distiller & blender

    Ian Macleod Distillers

    Indie distiller, blender and bottler.

  • Cumbrae Supply Company Cumbrae Supply Company Cumbrae Supply Company Independent bottler

    Cumbrae Supply Company

    Small, family-owned Scottish company specialising in independent and novelty whisky bottlings.

  • Aceo Aceo Aceo Independent bottler

    Aceo

    A whisky bonding, bottling and brokering company based at the old Coleburn distillery site.

  • William Cadenhead William Cadenhead William Cadenhead Independent bottler

    William Cadenhead

    One of the oldest independent whisky bottlers in Scotland.

  • The Malt Whisky Company The Malt Whisky Company The Malt Whisky Company Independent bottler

    The Malt Whisky Co

    Independent bottler with a focus on well-matured single cask single malts.

  • The Vintage Malt Whisky Co The Vintage Malt Whisky Co The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Independent bottler

    Vintage Malt Whisky Co

    Family-owned Scotch whisky bottler.

  • Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company Independent bottler

    Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co

    Perthshire-based independent bottler and owner of Edradour distillery.

  • Speciality Drinks Speciality Drinks Speciality Drinks Independent bottler

    Speciality Drinks

    Spirits supplier and indie bottler.

  • Samaroli Samaroli Samaroli Independent bottler

    Samaroli

    Famous and influential Italian importer and bottler of Scotch whisky and rum.

  • Old Bothwell Old Bothwell Old Bothwell Independent bottler

    Old Bothwell

    Glasgow based, family run wine and spirits supplier and bottler.

  • Hunter Laing & Company Hunter Laing & Company Hunter Laing & Company Independent bottler

    Hunter Laing & Company

    Indie, Glasgow-based bottler.

  • Gordon & MacPhail Gordon & MacPhail Gordon & MacPhail Independent bottler

    Gordon & MacPhail

    One of Scotland’s oldest and most respected independent bottlers, and a distiller since 1998.

  • Gleann Mór Gleann Mór Gleann Mór Independent bottler

    Gleann Mór

    Edinburgh-based independent bottler and producer of the whisky cask-rested Firkin Gin.

  • Glenhaven Glenhaven Glenhaven Independent bottler

    Glenhaven

    Glasgow-based indie bottler from the mid-1990s, long defunct and now quite obscure.

  • Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Independent bottler

    Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky

    Aberdeenshire-based indie bottling co.

  • Dead Whisky Society Dead Whisky Society Dead Whisky Society Independent bottler

    Dead Whisky Society

    Dundee-based independent bottler with a handful of releases to its name.

  • Direct Wines Direct Wines Direct Wines Independent bottler

    Direct Wines

    Britain’s largest wine merchant also bottles whiskies under the Old Harry and First Cask labels.

  • Douglas Laing & Company Douglas Laing & Company Douglas Laing & Company Independent bottler

    Douglas Laing & Company

    Family-owned, Glaswegian indie bottler.

  • Creative Whisky Company Creative Whisky Company Creative Whisky Company Independent bottler

    Creative Whisky Company

    Borders-based independent bottler owned and managed by industry veteran David Stirk.

  • Blackadder International Blackadder International Blackadder International Independent bottler

    Blackadder International

    This family-owned independent bottler specialises in cask strength whiskies.

  • Campbell & Clark Campbell & Clark Campbell & Clark Independent bottler

    Campbell & Clark

    Modest sized blender and bottler originally based out of Glasgow as part of Train & McIntyre.

  • Classic Whisky Guild Classic Whisky Guild Classic Whisky Guild Independent bottler

    Classic Whisky Guild

    Independent bottlings by The Drinks Guild from Hampshire, England.

  • Alambic Classique Alambic Classique Alambic Classique Independent bottler

    Alambic Classique

    German bottler and importer known in particular for indy releases of aged Ledaig and Ben Nevis.

  • Alchemist Beverage Company Alchemist Beverage Company Alchemist Beverage Company Independent bottler

    Alchemist Beverage Company

    An independent bottling range founded by Gordon Wright after leaving Bruichladdich in 2005.

  • Acorn Acorn Acorn Independent bottler

    Acorn

    Japanese independent bottler founded in the late 1990s.

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