Cadenhead's Whisky Shop
Scotland's oldest independent whisky bottler has been operating since 1842, now under the ownership of J & A Mitchell & Co Ltd., the family business behind Springbank Distillery. It bottles single cask whiskies, selling direct to the customer from the characterful, olde-worlde shop in Edinburgh's Canongate. The range is huge, from big brands such as Glenlivet, Glenmorangie and Laphroaig to the smaller Scottish distilleries. Each of Cadenhead's cask whiskies spends at least three years in the barrel, and all are non-chill-filtered and free of artificial colourings. There is a whisky here for all budgets – from £3 to the most expensive bottle in the world at £50,000.