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Leading Spirits Retailers in Scotland

Scotland is home to the world-famous scotch whisky and other spirits. Let’s see where you can get these awesome spirits.

Scotland spirits market is soaring and it is not because of its special scotch whisky but because of Gin. In Scotland, the authority to sell alcohol is divided into two parts – the Premises Licence, which prescribes the times and conditions under which alcohol can be sold, and a Personal Licence which allows individuals to sell or authorise alcohol`s sale by others. The most part of Scottish spirits business happens at on-premise pubs or retail shops. Let’s check out some of the leading spirits retailers from Scotland.

Robert Graham – Glasgow & Edinburgh

Originally founded in Glasgow in 1874, Robert Graham has over a hundred years of retail experience and have now opened shops in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Their stores – and online shops – carry an extensive array of single malts, blends and single grains from Scotland but also whiskies from around the world too.

Location: 111 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 1QX.

For any queries call: +44 (0)141 248 7283

Website: https://www.robertgraham1874.com/

T B Watson Ltd

One of the best-known spirits shops in Dumfries and – thanks to the efforts of the management team – now in Scotland. With a massive range of great whiskies and spirits, the shop also offers tastings and their very own whisky club, which, with membership costing just £14, is an absolute bargain and will give you access to trips, tastings and early access to their Whisky Festival tickets!

Location: 11 English Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG1 2BU, Scotland.

For any queries call: +44 (0)1 3872 56601

Website: https://www.drambusters.com/

Loch Fyne

They say Loch Fyne is a magical place and we won’t argue, as not only is it home to some of the best seafood in the world it is also home to this Aladdin’s cave of whisky. The staffs are always around to chat about our national drink, pour you a taster or impart some valuable whisky knowledge but are warned you may end up spending more than you want to. Be sure to check out the collector’s loft, the perfect place to find what’s been missing from your collection.

Location: Main Street, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8UD, Scotland.

For any queries call: +44 (0)149 930 2219

Website: https://www.lochfynewhiskies.com/

High Spirit Drinks

High Spirit Drinks’ spirit shelves are full of independent & interesting products featuring rare & quality drinks. They focus on high-quality premium spirits from distillers around the world. Further, they pride themselves on their selection of craft beer from Scotland. Their range is constantly evolving to represent the seasons & to keep up with the growing market & exciting breweries. They have an ever-changing range of over 300 wines from around the globe. They are proud of their fine wine selection as well as they're approachable everyday wines.

Location: 144 West Nile Street, Glasgow, Scotland G1 2RQ.

For any queries call: +44 (0)141 353 2855

Website: http://highspiritdrinks.com/

The Spirits Embassy

The Spirits Embassy has been brought to you by award-winning online retailer Single Malts Direct, who has over 15 years’ experience in carefully selecting the rarest and finest whiskies from every corner of the world. They are now delighted to present to you their new online shop -The Spirits Embassy. Over the years on their journey of discovering and compiling the very best whiskies from around the globe, their passionate team have carefully hand-selected some of the most unique and very special spirits along the way that must now be shared. They welcome you to browse their vast portfolio where you will find the right spirit for you, including rare and limited releases.

Location: 36 Gordon St, Huntly, Scotland AB54 8EQ.

For any queries call: +44 (0)1466 795 105

Website: https://www.thespiritsembassy.com/

Inverarity Morton

It’s not all about being the largest, it’s about being the best and they have got to where they are now by setting a very high bar. Founded in 1945, Inverarity Morton is Scotland’s leading independent wines and spirits merchant. By focusing on their people, their product and their service, they have worked hard to establish a reputation at the forefront of their industry. As a composite wholesaler, they are able to supply the licensed trade with an unrivalled portfolio of packaged drinks products. Their wine list features over 2,000 wines handpicked from around the world, many of which they carry exclusively, and are the only SOPA-certified organic wine importer in Scotland.

They have an extensive range of boutique premium spirits, with craft beers, real ales and soft drinks also forming part of their drink’s portfolio. They buy from source and keep their costs competitive so customers can get more for their money.

Location: Thornliebank Industrial Estate, 7 Evanston Pl, Thornliebank, Glasgow, Scotland G46 8HL.

For any queries call: +44 (0)141 620 6100

Website: https://www.inveraritymorton.com/

WoodWinters

WoodWinters emerged from their desire to share the outstanding and diverse wines that they had experienced on their travels. They wanted to connect with like-minded wine drinkers and let them taste and buy the wines that they had come to adore. They have been voted not just the IWC Scottish Merchant of the year multiple times but also Decanter's UK Retailer of the Year and is consistently recognised as one of the UK's top independents. They have over 850 wines on the shelves, over 2000 wines in their two warehouses, artisanal spirits range including 40 gins and over 99 craft beers.

Location: Bow Court, 74 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1HB, United Kingdom.

For any queries call: +44 (0)146 6322 5656

Website: https://www.woodwinters.com/

Jeffrey Street

Jeffrey Street opened in 2014 by 4 like-minded individuals, with a passion for Whisky and all things Tobacco. They bring with them a breath of fresh air to the industry and efficiency not yet rivalled. Their intent is to not only sell their fine products but to share their passion and enthusiasm with the masses. This know-how comes from the four corners of the planet. Always on the lookout for new and interesting tales and stories, they keep a close connection to the local community. With ties to local tobacco clubs and enthusiasts, they can ensure they keep with the times and fashions of a complex industry incorporating both the Past and Present.

Location: 12-14 Jeffrey St, Edinburgh EH1 1DT, UK.

For any queries call: +44 (0)131 556 9930

Website: https://jeffreyst.com/

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