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Festive Opening Hours 2016-17

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We are open as usual over the festive period except for the following days:

26 December                    -              Closed

27 December                    -              Closed

28 December                    -              10:00 to 16:00

29 December                    -              10:00 to 16:00

30 December                    -              10:00 to 16:00

31 December                    -              10:00 to 16:00

1 January                           -              Closed

2 January                           -              Closed

3 January                           -              10:00 to 18:00

4 January                           -              10:00 to 18:00

5 January                           -              10:00 to 18:00

6 January                           -              10:00 to 18:00

7 January                           -              10:00 to 18:00

8 January                           -              Closed

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Whisky Shop Dufftown 25 Days of Christmas 25% Off on 25 Products 2016

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Yes, it is that time of year for our special sale.  We have selected 25 products to give your 25% off for the 25 days to Christmas.  Only while stocks last as they say.

Check out all of our offers here.

Product Price Sales Price
Adelphi Teaninich 1983 32 Years Old £234.00 £175.00
Berry's Own Selection Aberlour 1994 19 Years Old £102.95 £77.20
Berry's Own Selection Aberlour 1994 19 Years Old £89.95 £67.45
Berry's Own Selection Glen Spey 2000 13 Years Old £58.95 £44.20
Borders Single Grain £47.95 £35.95
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Glentauchers 1996 19 Years Old £69.95 £52.45
Connoisseurs Choice Arran 2006 £35.95 £26.95
Glenrothes 2001 £54.95 £41.20
Hepburn's Choice Caol Ila 2009 6 Years Old £52.95 £39.70
Hepburn's Choice Tomintoul 2006 10 Years Old £43.95 £32.95
Highland Journey Blended Malt Scotch Whisky £36.95 £27.70
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ryder Cup Limited Edition £250.00 £185.00
Kilchoman 6 Years Old 100% Islay 6th Edition (2016) £72.95 £54.70
Lord Elcho NAS £23.95 £17.95
Old Malt Cask Glendullan 1999 14 Years Old £59.95 £44.95
Old Malt Cask Linkwood 1997 18 Years Old £74.95 £56.20
Old Particular Bowmore 1987 25 Years Old £253.95 £190.00
Old Particular Bowmore 1996 18 Years Old £99.95 £74.95
Old Particular Bowmore 1998 16 Years Old £94.95 £71.20
Provenance Laphroaig 2005 10 Years Old £59.95 £44.95
Provenance Laphroaig 2005 8 Years Old £59.95 £44.95
Spey Byron's Choice £94.95 £71.20
The Tweeddale 14 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky £42.95 £32.20
The Tweeddale 16 Years Old Grain Whisky £54.95 £41.20
Wemyss Glenrothes 1997 17 Years Old "Buttered Tealoaf" £78.95 £59.20

An Honest Mistake so Fill your Boots (or Bars)

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Just a few days a go we had our main party to celebrate 10 years in business.  During the dinner I gave a speech.  No surprise there.  It was not a long speech.  Quite a bit of surprise there.  I spoke about what I had learned over the last 10 years.  One thing I mentioned is that I am not a good businessman.  This was no surprise to most people in the audience as they had met me before.  I listed a number of reasons why this was the case:  too honest; too principled; too lots of things.  One of them is getting confused.

Today we took delivery of the bulk of our exclusive Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Craigellachie 2006 bottled to celebrate our 10th anniversary.  The invoice duly arrived as well.  I have got the price wrong.  We are currently selling it at £45 until the end of February.  This is a discount on the price I thought it was going to be sold at afterwards of £49.95.  Well here is the thing.  It will actually be on sale after this month at £54.95.  I could sneak the price up now but I am true to my word so I would suggest filling your boots now.  Even if you are coming to The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016 and our "Last Drop Party" you wont be able to buy it cheaper!  You can always buy on-line and select to collect from the shop.  We will be happy to hold your money and your whisky until the festival or sooner if you are coming to Dufftown before then.  Of course, we also ship round the world!

Buy thus whisky now before my wife finds out what I have done and puts the price up!!!!

 

An Honest Mistake

 

WSD Winter Sale - Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask

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Here is the next set of additions to our Winter Sale in honour of our 10th Birthday.  Each one is 20% off

Product                                                                                                            Sale Price (Original Price)

  1. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Auchentoshan 1989 24 Years Old    £96.95    (£120.95)
  2. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Clynelish 1996 19 Years Old              £77.55    (£96.95)
  3. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glenburgie 1988 26 Years Old          £101.50  (£126.95)
  4. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Longmorn 1991                                   £101.50  (£126.95)
  5. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Macallan 1987 28 Years old               £372.00  (£465.00)
  6. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Macallan 1989                                      £336.00  (£420.00)
  7. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Mortlach 1995 20 Years Old              £93.55    (£116.95)
  8. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Miltonduff 1988 25 Years Old           £101.50  (£126.95)
  9. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Strathmill 1992 23 Years Old            £77.55     (£96.95)
  10. Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Tamnavullin 1991 24 Years Old        £79.95    (£99.95)

Celebration of the Cask Mortlach 1995 20

WSD Winter Sale - 'D' is for Douglas Laing

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We can't leave out our friends from Douglas Laing in our sale.  Here are 10 lines from them with 20% to celebrate our 10th birthday.

No.                                                                                     Sales Price     Full Price

  1.  Old Particular Bowmore 1996 18 Years Old               £79.95      £99.95
  2.  Old Particular Bowmore 1998 16 Years Old               £75.95      £94.95
  3.  Old Particular Bowmore 2000 15 Years Old               £79.95      £99.95
  4.  Old Particular Caol Ila 1996 18 Years Old                    £70.35      £87.95
  5.  Old Particular Glen Keith 1993 21 Years Old              £63.95       £79.95
  6.  Old Particular Glenallachie 1999 15 Years Old           £45.55       £56.95
  7.  Old Particular North British 1991 21 Years Old          £62.36       £77.95
  8.  Old Particular Royal Lochnagar 1997 17 Years Old   £54.35       £67.95
  9.  Old Particular Speyside 1996 18 Years Old                £59.15      £73.95
  10.   Xtra Old Particular Port Ellen 1982 34 Years Old     £744.00    £930.00

Old Particular Bowmore 1998 16

  1. XOP Port Ellen 32

WSD Winter Sale - Cadenheads and Compass Box

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Today we are adding some more independent bottlings to our winter sale.  We like to add these in batches of 10 as it is our 10th birthday this year.  In fact in less than a week.  We did not want to leave Cadenheads or Compass Box out so we have teamed them up for the next part of our sale.  They are all 20% off as we are entering our second 10 years (10 x 2 get it?).  OK but it is still a good offer.

.                                                                                           Sales Price     Full Price

1.  Small Batch Caol Ila 2003 10 Years Old                          £54.35     £67.95

2.  Small Batch Glenallachie 1992 22 Years Old                 £54.35     £67.95

3.  Small Batch Miltonduff-Glenlivet 1990 24 Years Old   £64.75     £80.95

4.  Small Batch Tamdhu-Glenlivet 1991 22 Years Old       £63.95    £79.95

5.  Great King Street Glasgow Blend                                   £21.55     £26.95

6.  Great King Street Artists Blend                                       £22.35        £27.95

7.  The Spice Tree Blended Malt Scotch Whisky                £35.15        £43.95

8.  The Peat Monster Blended Malt Scotch Whisky           £35.15       £43.95

9.  The Lost Blend Blended Malt Scotch Whisky                £63.95       £79.95

10.  Hedonism Quindecimus                                              £100.80      £126.00

WSD Sale: Turning to the Independents (Adelphi)

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We will be adding groups of independent bottlings to our sale.  Up to 10 expressions each time with 20% off celebrating our 10th birthday and going into our second 10 years.

First of it is Adelphi as it begins with 'a'.  Here are the 10:-

Sales Price     Full Price
1.    Adelphi Ardmore 2000 14 Years Old                                          £67.15       £83.95
2.    Adelphi Benriach 1990 23 Years Old                                          £76.75      £95.95
3.    Adelphi Benrinnes 1997 17 Years Old                                        £67.15      £83.95
4.    Adelphi Bladnoch 1990 24 Years Old                                         £79.15      £98.95
5.    Adelphi Bruichladdich 2002 12 Years Old                                  £67.15      £83.95
6.    Adelphi Bunnahabhain 1989 24 Years Old                                £95.00    £118.75
7.    Adelphi Clynelish 1997 17 Years Old                                          £72.75       £90.95
8.    Adelphi Fascadale Batch 9 Ardmore 12 Years Old                   £43.15       £53.95
9.    Adelphi Glenrothes 1991 22 Years Old                                      £71.95       £89.95
10.  Adelphi Liddesdale Batch 9 Bunnahabhain 21 Years Old      £67.95       £84.95

Stocks are very limited so do not delay.

With 4 items in the sale selling out before we have officially launched the sale we have decided to add 4 more:

Sales Price    Full Price
Adelphi Ben Nevis 1996 18 Years Old      £73.55      £91.95
Adelphi Bowmore 1996 19 Years Old      £75.95      £94.95
Adelphi Bowmore 1996 19 Years Old      £72.75      £90.95
Adelphi Caol Ila 2003 12 Years Old          £71.95      £89.95

WSD Newsletter January 2016

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This Newsletter focuses on our New Year sale.  It is well underway and we are adding more and more products to it as the days go by.  We gave our Newsletter followers a heads up about this yesterday when we put the sale on line so a bit of stock has gone already.

 

WSD Exclusives

We will have 10% off our own bottlings until the end of February.  They are:-

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1991 22 Years Old Exclusive to The Whisky Shop Dufftown which is now down to £179.95 per bottle inc VAT (£149.96 ex VAT)

Gordon & MacPhail Mannochmore 1993 21 Years Old Exclusive to The Whisky Shop Dufftown which is now down to £65.65 per bottle inc VAT (£54.71 ex VAT)

Both are fabulous examples of the cask used for their maturation.  The Glenfarclas is an intense and rounded ex-sherry cask whisky and the Mannochmore is a wonderful example of a tropical fruit ex-Bourbon cask.

 

UK Exclusives

We had a bit of a rush to the head a few days ago and put 20% off 3 bottlings exclusive to the UK (2 Glendronach and 1 Benriach).  These are in very short supply.

Benriach 1997 18 Years Old Cask #85089 which is now down to £72.75 inc VAT (£60.63 ex VAT)

Glendronach 1995 19 Years Old Cask #4943 which is now down to £85.59 inc VAT (£71.25 ex VAT)

Glendronach 1995 20 Years Old Cask #4074 which is now down to £91.15 inc VAT (£75.96 ex VAT)

The Benriach is a classic unpeated style from the distillery and the GlenDronachs are both sherry casks.  At these price they are a real bargain.  Of course we will ship these UK exclusives anywhere in the world (almost).

 

Vintage Sale

We are just over 2 weeks away from our 10 birthday and we are feeling a bit nostalgic.  We have hunted around the shop for some old whiskies to take 20% off to give you the chance of trying something old and rare.  These sale items are new on this morning.  They are all G&M bottlings.

Private Collection Glenlivet 1954 which is now down to £1460 inc VAT (£1216.67 ex VAT)  *** SOLD OUT ***

Private Collection Glenlivet 1963 which is now down to £620 inc VAT (£516.67 ex VAT)  *** SOLD OUT ***

Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1955 which is now down to £612 inc VAT (£510 ex VAT)

Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1965 which is now down to £292 inc VAT (£243.33 ex VAT)

 

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

We have finalised our programme and will have it on our website around midday on Saturday 23 January.  We have agreed with the festival to only sell tickets on their website going forward.

 

All the best to you and I wish a fantastic 2016

Mike, Vicky and the rest of The WSD team

Early 10th Birthday 10% Off Our Own Bottlings

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We are getting very excited here at The WSD HQ.  It is now just 60 days until our 10th birthday!!!  But why wait 60 days to start celebrating?  So we have put own current 2 exclusive bottles on sale with 10% off.  That's a festive present just crying out to be bought!!!!

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1991 22 Years Old Exclusive to The Whisky Shop Dufftown - Was £199.95 now only £179.95

WSD Glenfarclas 1991
Gordon & MacPhail Mannochmore 1993 21 Years Old Exclusive to The Whisky Shop Dufftown - Was £72.95 now £65.65

G&M Mannochmore 21 WSD