Independent bottler: Higginbottom


Before I leave cyber-world for the home of Scotch, in the spirit of Columbo, there’s “just one more thing”.


Two months ago, a lovely chap turned up at Whisky Squad #??? [blog], with products pertaining prepossessing packaging & provenance. Stated on the labels: no chill filtration – single cask – no colorants.


Higginbottom is a brand owned by The Whisky Market Ltd. TWM says:

  • Founded in April 2014, The Whisky Market has grown from a modest private client base and now has over £2,000,000 of Single Malt Scottish Whisky casks under management.
  • TWM sell casks with a view to buying them back in the future for their own whisky brand ‘The Higginbottom’.

It’s a model The Single Cask [blog], have found much success with.


To the products:

Higginbottom products

Heaven Hill 2009/2017 8yo Higginbottom ‘Whiskey’ cask #152736 63.5% [50cl] HAH£60 [May ’18]

  • C: Solid, straight-ahead bourbon all-rounder with a desirable underlying fustiness.

Scores 84 points


Strathclyde 1990/2017 27yo Higginbottom ‘Revival’ bourbon cask #110036 55% [50cl] HAH£120 [May ’18]

  • N: Floral jams, curried leather.
  • T/F: Lovely rum-like distillate – soft sugars, light-sweet.
  • C: More confirmation that Strathclyde is the new Carsebridge.

Scores 84 points


Bunnahabhain 1989/2017 27yo Higginbottom ‘Revival’ hogshead cask #7719 [btl #54/239] 41.6% [50cl] HAH£165

  • C: Fleeting glory with dreamy runny honey notes from start to finish.

Scores 88 points


Further reading:





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