The Whisky Shop Dufftown Challenge for Independent Bottlers 2015 (Presentations)

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At each Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival we run a competition for Independent Bottlers to find the best expression they have released during the first half of the year.  We of course have an award for the best Speyside Whisky but we like to acknowledge that other whiskies are available so we also have a category for The Rest of Whisky.  Voting is carried out by guests of the festival who visit The Whisky Shop Dufftown and take part in an informal do-it-yourself tasting.

Over the past few weeks we have been lucky enough to be able to hand the trophy quaichs to members of each of the winning companies.


1st Place - Adelphi Glenrothes 2007

Adelphi Glenrothes 2007 8

Another cracking young whisky from Adelphi.  Unfortunately now sold.

We were able to hand the award to Antonia and Alex Bruce from Adelphi at Glenborrodale Castle.  What an amazing back drop!

Winner 2015 Speyside: Adelphi

Rest of Whisky

1st Place - Clan Denny Strathclyde 2005 9 Years Old

Clan Denny Strathclyde 8


A great win for a grain whisky from Douglas Laing.  Another inspired choice from them in this category.

Graeme Dunnett from Douglas Laing was at The Whisky Shop Dufftown Autumn Festival at the end of September this year and we took that opportunity to hand over the Quaich.

Winner Rest of Whisky 2015: Douglas Laing