Chorlton Whisky Bottlings

 

New in we have a fantastic bottling from a well-known Orkney distillery! More new things are imminent though, and as usual the best way to keep up to date is by signing up to the mailing list here.

If you’re looking for one of the older bottlings then feel free to drop me a line and I may be able to point you towards one of our stockists.

Shipping is charged at cost, and there’s a free local pick-up option at checkout if you’re in the Manchester area. If your location isn’t available please get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.

All Chorlton Whisky releases are bottled at natural strength from a single cask, with no chill-filtering or added colouring. No monkey business, basically.


Orkney 9-year-old

Lightly-peated single malt from a famous island distillery! Starts off with salted caramel and sea spray on the nose, with herbs, old driftwood and honeyed fruit developing. On the palate it’s salty, sweet and citrussy, with a little sticky cough mixture edge and a long, long finish. Light heathery smoke drifts through the whole thing. I love this one.

This bourbon hogshead contained 191 bottles at 63.1%, and they are available at £50 each.


Miltonduff 9-year-old

A special release for the summer! Starts off very fresh, lemony and floral before richer notes of banana, custard and chocolate cornflake cakes come in. On the palate it’s creamy with strawberry jam and banana split, undercut by some zingy lemon and green apple. Not an intellectual whisky, by any means, but great fun, summery and quirkily charming.

This first-fill bourbon barrel contained 137 bottles at 58.3%, and they are available at £45 each.


Bealach Ruadh 10-year-old

Another of our secret smoky Islay single malts, this time bottled for Fèis Ìle 2018. This one starts on a wonderfully fresh, lightly peaty coastal note, with some nectarine. On the palate it’s initially creamy and citrussy (mandarins, definitely!) before a big herbal and tarry wave of smoke comes in. Really drinkable at cask strength, and (for me anyway) dangerously moreish.

159 bottles were drawn from this bourbon hogshead at 57.1% and are available at £65 each. Last one!


Glentauchers 20-year-old

One of those whiskies that really develops in the glass, and a personal favourite. Starting with a waxy grapefruit note (and a hint of parma violet) before more and more dark fruits emerge. A lovely balance on the palate between rich orange, tart berries and buttery custard tarts with nutmeg.

178 bottles were drawn from this refill bourbon barrel at 50.9% and are available at £75 each.


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Glentauchers 21-year-old

A rich and darkly sherried old chap, this, but with a lovely red fruity freshness to it and a soft, chewy mouthfeel. Hints of Turkish Delight, and milk chocolate in the aftertaste. This is the one for when you need a really classy after-dinner whisky.

Sold out everywhere, I’m afraid. Nice while it lasted though!


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Linkwood 11-year-old

A whisky that takes you on a journey. The nose is very creamy, with a typically Linkwood floral hint, and the palate starts on candied citrus before building to a big nutty and mocha-chocolatey finish that lingers for ages. Really tasty and enormously entertaining.

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Burnside 20-year-old

“Burnside” is code for a very famous Speyside distillery (GIYF, as the kids say), but wherever it’s from this is lovely whisky. It’s really sophisticated and elegant, with complex plum, melon and cherry notes on the nose, and an almost dessert wine quality on the palate. There’s a bittersweet citrus edge, like posh marmalade, then tropical fruits in the aftertaste. Proper grown-up stuff, this. Lush.

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Ledaig 10-year-old

Anyone who reads my reviews knows I’m a huge fan of this peaty whisky from the Isle of Mull. This particular one has a really aromatic smokiness – like a bonfire with driftwood and dried heather – backed by a creamy sweetness. On the palate it’s like a distillation (no pun intended) of all the things you like about Lagavulin and Ardbeg: fat, sweet, smoky and salty. Ledaig is knocking it out of the park at the moment, and this is a delicious example.

(91 points from Serge on Whiskyfun.com!)

Sold out, but the last few bottles are available at Harvey Nichols, Manchester.


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Bealach Ruadh 8-year-old

A beautiful smoky Islay single malt from a secret distillery (the name is a bit of a clue…). Older than its years, full of nuance, and perfectly balanced between peat smoke, sea air and fruitiness. A lovely sweet peachy aftertaste too!

(89 points from Serge on Whiskyfun.com!)

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Cambus 25-year-old

This single grain whisky from the long-lost Lowlands distillery has spent a quarter of a century in a sherry cask, and is ready to take you on a real journey. It starts on a fruity apple note, before a nutty sherry note comes in and develops into a long and rich finish full of ginger biscuits and melted chocolate.

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Travellers Rum 11-year-old

Something completely different! This is a golden Caribbean rum, bottled from a single cask. Even at the crazy-high strength of 66.1% it is sippable neat, and full of dark-sweet molasses and tropical fruit flavours. A nice orange aftertaste too, which keeps it refreshing.

Sold out, but there are a few bottles left at Riddles Emporium.


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Glenturret 14-year-old

From one of oldest working distilleries in Scotland comes this Highland malt that has spent 14 whole years maturing in a port cask. As well as a beautiful deep colour this has also given the whisky a very rich taste, full of dried fruits, chocolate, nuts and gingerbread. Just the thing for a chilly evening!

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Glenrothes 20-year-old

This is wonderfully old-school Speyside whisky, bottled at 52.8% after spending 20 years in a bourbon hogshead.

The nose on this is very fudgy (maybe a bit of tarte tatine too?), and the taste is honeyed and orangey with a long malty finish. Very mature and elegant, and yet so very easy to drink. No promises, but I find it really hard to imagine anyone not liking this!

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Bruichladdich 11-year-old

This Islay whisky has been bottled from a fresh bourbon barrel, and even at the full-strength of 58.4% it is incredibly smooth and creamy.

Adding water brings out a fascinating balance of flavours: green melon, savoury BBQ smoke, sweet pink peppercorns, and a distinct coastal feel. A delicious and unique whisky that you’ll want to spend a long time exploring.

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Bunnahabhain 23-year-old

From the east coast of the lovely Hebridean island of Islay comes this well-aged and lightly-peated Bunnahabhain, matured in a hogshead and bottled at cask strength of 46.3%.

It’s a subtle and dignified old feller, this, with a hint of smoke running through it. The nose is very clean, honeyed and fruity, with a distinct fresh coastal quality. Peaches and seashells! Tastewise it starts off with lots of lemon and fudge, and then becomes more seasidey, with some black pepper and a salted chocolate aftertaste. It’s very easy to drink at the same time as being quite complex and nuanced.

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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Benrinnes 18-year-old

This is a single malt from the great Speyside distillery of Benrinnes, matured for 18 years in a refill bourbon barrel. The whisky is presented at natural cask strength of 50.0%.

The nose is beautifully floral and aromatic, with lots of ripe peaches and pears and a little bit of hazelnut syrup. The taste is more centred on ripe apples and light honey, with the sweetness balanced by some lemon and lime zest, mint, and a touch of peppery spice. A very elegant and delicious whisky at perfect strength.

Sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.


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16 thoughts on “Chorlton Whisky Bottlings

  1. Is it possible to try a couple of samples – how much do you charge? I live in Leigh, but sometimes work in Manchester.

    1. Yes, it’s been a bit of a ‘mare, but should have 3 new things very shortly, and then plenty more nice stuff through the rest of the year.

  2. HI DAVID

    can I get two bottles of the Orkney and I must get the same of the Ben Nevis (one of my fav distilleries 🙂 – when it arrives.

  3. Hi David,

    I would like to buy some bottles, do you know if you will have more Ledaig and Benrinnes?

    Thx. Regards.
    David (the best ones ^^)

  4. Hi, is it possible to try a couple of samples? ive bought already 3 bottles ? I would like to test other bottles.

    Thx
    Regards.
    David

    1. Yes, sure. But aside from the 3 you bought there’s only the Orkney in stock! (New things are coming in the next month though)

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