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new-riff-straight-bourbon-whiskey

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£56.50Regular price

Though New Riff has only been on the scene since 2014, it’s producing some top-notch spirits – just like this Kentucky Straight Bourbon!

It’s distilled from non-GMO grains, with a mash bill of 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley. Thanks to that generous helping of rye, there’s a good dose of spice alongside the sweeter buttery notes from the corn. It’s then bottled-in-bond after being aged in toasted and charred new oak barrels.

Bottled-in-bond bourbon must be produced by a single distiller at a single distillery in one season, aged for a minimum of four years in a bonded warehouse, and bottled at 50% ABV – this bourbon ticks all the boxes!

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old-pulteney-12-year-old-whisky

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£29.50Regular price

The Old Pulteney distillery has come through some turbulent times since it was founded in 1826 – not least when its Highland home, the fishing town of Wick, became a ‘dry’ town in 1920.

The creation and consumption of alcohol was banned for the next 25 years! Luckily the restriction was lifted, because now we can enjoy this exclusively bourbon-matured single malt from the coastal distillery. This 12-year-old expression is a brilliant balance of creamy cask sweetness and the hallmark maritime salinity of the whisky itself.

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ledaig-rioja-cask-finish-sinclair-series-whisky

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£28.86Regular price

A shiny new Ledaig for us, the first release in the Sinclair Series! Ledaig is the name for the mega-peated whisky produced at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, which takes its name from one of the distillery’s previous monikers.

This is a whisky soaked in history, not only because the whole series is named after the distillery’s founder, John Sinclair. The smoky single malt was initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before an 18-month finish in Spanish Rioja casks.

If you thought Spain and the Scottish Islands didn’t have anything in common, think again – the reason for choosing these wine casks is a nod from the distillery to a bounty of Spanish treasure that was found off the coast of the Isle of Mull, which was lost there over 400 years ago! The holy trio of smoke, sweetness and spice awaits...

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The Cardrona Just Hatched

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£65.95Regular price

A whisky all the way from New Zealand’s Cardrona Distillery, which was built in 2015 in the Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island. This is (excitingly!) the very first single malt from the distillery, dubbed Just Hatched because it’s been bottled at three years old – exactly how old it needs to be to be legally called a whisky! It spent its short maturation in a majority of ex-bourbon barrels alongside a small proportion of ex-sherry butts.

It was bottled up at cask strength, a fairly generous 64.4% ABV. Any prior judgements you have about a whisky this youthful, be gone! While this is a fabulous release in its own right, it’s also an exciting glimpse into what we can expect from the distillery in the future.

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Pour & Sip New Year's Eve Whisky Tasting Set

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£29.95

Let’s see out 2020 in style! While most celebrations may be off, we can still enjoy some superb whisky this New Year’s Eve. We’re squeezing one last live tasting into the year, and we’ve even crafted this special limited edition tasting set for the occasion. Join us to sip on these five wonderful whiskies before the year comes to a close – from sherried South African single malt to well-aged blended Scotch, it’s all about delicious variety.

The fun will all kick off at 7.30pm on 31 December, and you can tune in on Pour & Sip's YouTubeTwitter or Facebook page, or on the Master of Malt Instagram page. Join us for one last flavour-packed party!


Three Ships 6 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company): It’s the first independently bottle whisky from the James Sedgwick Distillery in South Africa! Finished in ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry butts, it’s all about juicy red fruit and chocolate in here. 


Basil Hayden's Bourbon: Named after master distiller Basil Hayden Sr., known for his high-rye mashbill, it’s no surprise that this Kentucky bourbon has a good proportion of herbal, spicy rye among the sweeter fresh fruit and vanilla notes. 


Dailuaine 16 Year Old - Flora and Fauna: Diageo’s Flora and Fauna series showcases single malts from lesser-known distilleries, just like this superb Dailuaine. Thanks to the influence of sherry casks, there’s lots of festive spices with a smidge of smoke.


Loch Lomond 18 Year Old: A gently smoky Highland Scotch single malt from Loch Lomond, which spent its entire life in American oak casks. A good helping of vegetal peat smoke runs throughout, supported by creamier vanilla notes from the cask. 


The Perspective Series 21 Year Old - Berry Bros. & Rudd: The Perspective Series from Berry Bros. & Rudd brought together photography and whisky, and this is a well-aged 21-year-old blended Scotch from the series. Lots of creamy, orchard fruit-forward notes to enjoy here. 

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Pour & Sip December Whisky Subscription Box

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£29.95

In this Pour & Sip box, we’ve been treated to whisky from a whole range of countries, and also a whole range of grains! From Irish grain to Finnish rye, one thing they all have in common is heaps of flavour. Want to find out the rest? They’re right here!


  • Talisker 8 Year Old (Special Release 2020): From Diageo’s annual Special Releases, this Talisker is a first from the Isle of Skye distillery, as it’s the first single malt to have spent its entire maturation in casks which previously held pot-still Caribbean rum! A tasty balance of savoury coastal Talisker smoke and tropical fruit from the cask.

  • Darkness 8 Year Old: We don’t know which distillery this Scotch single malt hails from, but we do know that after its initial maturation in ex-bourbon casks it was transferred to custom-made Oloroso sherry octave casks for at least three months. Octave casks are much smaller than your usual sherry butt, increasing the surface-area-to-volume ratio and amplifying the cask influence!

  • J.J. Corry The Hanson – Batch 2: J.J. Corry is a whiskey bonder in County Clare, Ireland, which means that it doesn’t produce the liquid, but sources it from all over the country before maturing, blending and bottling it. The Hanson is a blended grain whiskey from three casks from a selection of Irish distilleries full of buttery, tropical and vanilla notes.

  • Kyrö Malt Rye: This is the Finnish distillery’s newest release, distilled entirely from malted Finnish wholegrain rye. Its whole maturation was spent in new American white oak casks, imparting some creamier notes to balance the more herbaceous, spicy notes from the grain. 

  • Jura 21 Year Old Tide: Tide hails from the island of Jura’s only distillery, and has been treated to a dual maturation. It rested in American white oak bourbon barrels first, and was then transferred to virgin American white oak casks. A suggestion of smoke runs through the single malt alongside spice and vanilla.
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    Jura 21 Year Old Tide

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    £119.95Regular price

    Over in the Scottish Islands you’ll find Jura, a 30-mile-long island with one road, and a larger population of deer than people. This gorgeous release, Tide, hails from the island’s only distillery, and is a 21-year-old single malt that has been treated to a dual maturation. Initially it was rested in American white oak bourbon barrels, packing in heaps of vanilla and caramel flavours, before it was transferred to virgin American white oak casks, which gave the whisky a slightly spicier character.

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    Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky

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    £39.95Regular price

    Over in Finland, based in an old dairy in Isokyrö, the distillers at Kyrö are known to some as the ‘Adventurous Rye Rye Gentlemen’ because they have such an affinity with the grain. This is Kyrö Malt Rye, a shiny new release distilled entirely from malted Finnish wholegrain rye! This is actually the first Finnish single batch rye whisky and it’s been aged exclusively in new American white oak casks, imparting some creamier vanilla notes to the otherwise spicy whisky.

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    J.J. Corry The Hanson - Batch 2

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    £39.95Regular price

    A glorious blended grain whiskey from J.J. Corry in County Clare, Ireland! J.J. Corry isn’t a distillery but a whiskey bonder (the first new bonder in Ireland for over 50 years, no less), which means that it doesn’t produce the liquid, rather sources it from all over the country, then matures, blends and bottles it. The Hanson is a blend of three casks of grain whiskey from a selection of Irish distilleries, bringing us all those creamy vanilla notes that we know and love from grain, so it’s also a pretty approachable expression!

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    Darkness 8 Year Old

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    £37.45Regular price

    The clever folks behind Darkness sure love a well-sherried whisky, which is exactly what this 8 Year Old is! After an initial maturation in ex-bourbon barrels, this single malt Scotch (from an unknown distillery) was transferred to custom-made Oloroso sherry octave casks for at least three months. Octave casks are much smaller than your usual sherry butt, and the increased surface-area-to-volume ratio makes for some super amped up cask influence – generous helpings of chocolate, dried fruit and toasty spices await!

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    Talisker 8 Year Old - Special Release 2020

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    £79.95Regular price

    The arrival of Diageo’s annual Special Releases is always a much-anticipated event, and this Talisker was part of the 2020 collection. The theme was Rare by Nature, inspired by the surroundings of each distillery, and all were bottled at cask strength. Excitingly, this maturation is the first of its kind from the Isle of Skye distillery, aged for eight years in casks which previously held pot-still Caribbean rum!
    Two radically different seaside locations meet in one expertly-balanced whisky, with Talisker’s smoke, peppery spice and seaweed flavours bolstered by tropical fruit from the cask.

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    Pour & Sip November 2020 Box

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    £29.95

    In this Pour & Sip box we’ve got the chance to explore grain and malt whiskies in all their glory, as well as whisky from Tennessee and even some cask strength Scotch from up in Orkney! Sound good? You can find out more here: 
    • Cameronbridge 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company): a well-aged single grain whisky from the Scottish Lowlands, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.
    • Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter Two: the second release from The Legacy Series, matured in first-fill bourbon and sherry casks alongside refill oak casks. Some bright tropical nuances to enjoy here!
    • Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt: a no-age-statement, roasty, toasty Japanese malt whisky made up of both peated and unpeated spirits, and matured in sherry casks.
    • Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey: a Tennessee whiskey with a mash bill of 84% corn along with a touch of rye, aged in new American oak barrels – a buttery, spicy delight. 
    • Highland Park Cask Strength: a smoky, floral Orkney whisky aged solely in sherry casks, bottled straight from the cask without any dilution at a generous 65% ABV.

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      Cameronbridge 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

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      £55.95Regular price

      While this whisky was distilled at Cameronbridge, the largest grain distillery in Europe, it was independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! Cameronbridge was built in the Scottish Lowlands in 1824 by John Haig, and was one of the first distilleries to produce grain whisky. That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles limited-edition whiskies from a whole series of renowned distilleries – just like this! This is quite a treat, because lots of Cameronbridge whisky ends up in blends, but the Boutique-y folks bottled up this 27 year old single grain for us to taste in all its buttery, grain-forward glory!

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      Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter Two

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      £50.75Regular price

      This is the second release from Glengoyne’s Legacy Series, a bottling range which focuses on different elements of the distillery’s history. The Highland distillery is known for its bold, fruity character (thanks to the slowest stills in Scotland!) and use of sherry casks, and this is no different. Chapter 2 honours Peter Russell, chairman and founder of Ian Macleod Distillers, which bought Glengoyne in 2003. A trio of casks formed this fruity single malt, and if we’re getting specific, 17% was filled into first-fill sherry casks, with 48% in first-fill bourbon barrels, and 35% in refill oak casks.

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      WhistlePig 10 Year Old whisky

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      £62.90Regular price

      WhistlePig is fast becoming a flagship American rye whisky brand, celebrated for its experimental approach and passion for flavour. Located at a farm in rural Vermont, the team is working towards a 100% grain-to-glass operation. In the meantime, it’s bottling blends of its own liquid, and rye bought in from Canada (this is a 100% rye that hails from over the border). It’s bold, unapologetic and mouth-filling – a delight from start to finish. We can’t wait to see what’s to come!

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      The ONE Orange Wine Cask Finished whisky

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      £43.15Regular price

      A fascinating limited-edition expression from the Lake District’s very own The Lakes Distillery. Founded in 2011 by Paul Currie (he also set up the Isle of Arran Distillery), the producer has always been about the pursuit of flavour – a philosophy shared by master blender Dhavall Gandhi. To make orange wine, peel from Andalucían oranges is macerated in said wine. The Lakes team then used it to season first-fill American casks! After its full maturation, the whisky was transferred to these casks for a finishing period, which gives it its oily character and distinct flavour. Delicious and unusual stuff.

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      Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 012 whisky

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      £69.25Regular price

      The Laphroaig Distillery is situated on the south coast of the Hebridean island of Islay – and it’s developed something of a cult following. In particularly high demand with peat lovers is the producer’s 10 year old cask strength bottlings. It does exactly what is says on the tin – ‘cask strength’ means it’s been bottled at the exact ABV the whisky came out the cask (in this instance, bourbon barrels). The 12th batch weighs in at 60.1%, so don’t be afraid to add a splash of water after an initial nose and taste!

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      Starward Nova whisky

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      £44.95Regular price

      It’s surrounded by some of Australia’s leading wine regions, which informs a lot of its whisky making – including Nova. This expression was matured in casks that previously held Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Cabernet. Casks are watertight but not airtight, meaning they can ‘breathe’, drawing liquid into the staves. When the whisky follows the wine, it picks up some of the character of the previous contents – expect big, bold fruit notes.

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