Chorlton Whisky

Chorlton Whisky Bottlings

A new Caol Ila that was bottled pre-lockdown is now available. Things are slowly returning to normal, but it’ll be a while before there’ll be anything like a regular release schedule. As usual the best way to keep up to date is by signing up to the mailing list here.

In the meantime the site is operating as normal and deliveries are being made smoothly, although please bear with me if things take a few days longer than usual. The couriers are offering “no-contact” collections and deliveries, and every precaution is being taken at this end to ensure we all stay safe.

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 the packaging used for shipping is recyclable.

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

Caol Il 12-year-old

A true “iron fist in a velvet glove” of an Islay whisky here. The nose is clean, coastal and lightly smoky, with lemon sherbet, buttery baked apple and sea shells. The palate starts similarly sweet and lemony, before sooty and salty peat smoke rolls in, with a side of black cardamom pods and oolong tea. The finish is sweeter, with tangerine and toasted almond, cut through with tar, salt and smoke. Elegant, poised and powerful!

This hogshead produced 229 bottles at 57.8% and they are available for £67.50 each.

Miltonduff 11-year-old

A rollicking joint bottling with my friends at The Rare Malt in Hong Kong! The nose is big and bourbon-forward, with marmalade, custard cream biscuits and plum jam. Underneath that you’ll find more subtle hints of dried flowers, cocoa powder and anise. The palate is also bold and rich, with mocha, chewy gingerbread, nutmeg and fudge, balanced by some zingy fruits. Water is transformative and makes everything more citrussy, clean and herbal.

This first-fill bourbon barrel produced 176 bottles at 62.0% and they are available for £62.50 each. Last two!

Blair Athol 12-year-old

A complex, earthy and waxy whisky this, in a very old-fashioned Highlands style. The nose has orange peel, malt extract, herbal pastilles and dark berry fruits. The palate has a long development that starts on honey and ginger beer, becomes more nutty, and ends with orange syrup, Blackjack sweets and a touch of salt. Blair Athol isn’t a big name, but this is a delicious and characterful whisky that rewards your attention.

This bourbon hogshead produced 268 bottles at 56.6% and they are available for £62.50 each.

Mackmyra 12-year-old

My first foray into the world of whisky outside of Scotland is a rare chance to try a non-finished single cask from Sweden’s Mackmyra distillery. The nose is super-clean and foresty (very Scandi!), with rye, caraway, lemon sponge and hints of apricot. The palate continues the theme with gingerbread, spiced cookies, juniper and a zingy orange/grapefruit fruitiness in the finish. Really interesting stuff, and a profile quite unlike any Scotch.

This bourbon barrel was fully matured in an abandoned mine under the Swedish forest, and produced 278 bottles at 50.2% available for £70 each.

Tomintoul 14-year-old

A fully sherry-matured single cask Speysider at an everyday price? Why ever not! This one has dark berry fruits, honey and toasted teacake on the nose. The palate is creamy, with lemon drops, caramelised pears and an earthy and toasty cardamom spiciness, leading into a hazelnut and dried fruit finish. An affable and quaffable dram, but by no means dull.

This sherry butt produced 455 bottles at 57.6% and they are available for £60 each.

These are sold out, but you may still find a bottle at one of our stockists.




























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  1. Philip July 8, 2017

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

  2. Stephen Nychay August 23, 2017

    Do you ship to the US?
    Thanks, Stephen

  3. ian August 26, 2017

    I want to purchase a few bottles and would like delivered to Dublin, is this possible, thanks?

  4. Paul February 7, 2018

    Hi David, I’m hoping you will have some new stock soon!

    • admin February 8, 2018 — Post Author

      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.

  5. Chris Farrell May 11, 2018


    Any upcoming islay bottlings that will be for sale ?


    • admin May 11, 2018 — Post Author

      Yes indeed, and very soon too! If you’re not already signed up to my mailing list then now would be a good time if you’d like to get first dibs:

  6. ian sunderland September 17, 2018


    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.

  7. Hamelin David October 1, 2018

    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 ^^)

    • admin October 1, 2018 — Post Author

      Hi David. Sorry, those ones have gone for good. Always looking for more casks from those distilleries though!

  8. Hamelin David October 5, 2018

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


    • admin October 5, 2018 — Post Author

      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)

  9. Andy January 29, 2019

    So, what’s in the new blended 17yr old. My friend turns fifty this year and this could be an affordable and tasty 50th birthday pressie.

  10. Conor Strang February 11, 2019

    I was wondering if I could have more info on the 17 year old blended malt, just bought one.

  11. Jussi Koilahti February 25, 2019

    Can I have more info on the 17 year old blended malt?

  12. Richard Yang April 5, 2019

    Hi, I’m interested in purchasing. Do you ship to USA?

    • admin April 5, 2019 — Post Author

      Hi Richard. I can’t ship directly to the US, but you can order through the Whiskybase Shop. They’ll be getting a bunch of new stock from me in the next week or so. Cheers, David.

  13. Jerry Heitz April 10, 2019


    I would be intrested in ordering a bottle of Ruadh Maor 8-year-old and i wanted to know if you are shipping it to Luxembourg and how much is the shipping fee.

    Thanks in advance for your reply

    • admin April 10, 2019 — Post Author

      Hi Jerry. The cheapest option I can find is £12.18 with DPD. Let me know if you’d like to go ahead and I can email you a link to check out through the site. Cheers! David

      • Jerry Heintz April 11, 2019

        Hi, yes i think you will not find cheaper shipping like that. Can you add a bottle of Orkney 9 year old to the order of the Ruadh Maor.
        My mail is for all the billing details.
        My Adresse is 15, rue Robert Krieps L-4702 Pétange

  14. Glynn Jones October 29, 2019

    Hi there

    How come Master of Malt are selling the Mackmyra now and you are not selling it till 7.30 pm ?

    • admin October 29, 2019 — Post Author

      Hi. I’ve been in London and I’m just catching up. Also, I wanted to give people some advance notice about the Port Charlotte, and doing the Mackmyra at the same time seems to make sense.

  15. karen Jones December 7, 2019

    Hi can you please give me a rough idea as to when the 3 new whiskeys will be available Just worried that they are going to get caught up with the Christmas post and not arrive for Christmas

    • admin December 7, 2019 — Post Author

      Hi. Stock is due to arrive on Tuesday – bit later than planned, but I’ll get it online as soon as possible!

  16. Alex Lange December 25, 2019

    Dear David,
    maybe my last bottles from you before Brexit.
    Thank you very much.
    Nollaig Chridheil!
    Alex, Marburg

  17. H Chen February 6, 2020

    Is there a place to see tasting notes for older bottlings? Clicking on the picture just bring up bigger pictures (which I appreciate) but was wondering about your notes

    • admin February 18, 2020 — Post Author

      They don’t exist on the site anymore, but drop me an email if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to dig up for you.

      • H Chen February 25, 2020

        Ah, thanks for considering. But no worries. Keep up the good work. Look forward to future releases hitting US shipping stores 🙂

  18. S J February 21, 2020

    When’s the Orkney up for sale? I saw few ppl have it already.

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