With Morrisons being such a bust last time I thought it might be a good time to bring out the big guns. Waitrose has the most high end whisky collection in all its stores of any of the major supermarkets which operate in Scotland. As we will see from the recommendations below they almost never discounted but you can pick up some older more random bottles which might be sold out everywhere else.
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie
- This is the one whisky that got me into whisky.
- 50% ABV under £50 is good value for Bruichladdich now and rare to ever see it even in high street whisky shops
- Rich and thick fruity whisky with lots of wine and sherry casks in the recipe which you can get from the website using the unique batch code on the bottle.
Port Charlotte Scottish Barley – Heavily Peated
- Now discontinued old stock is still in Waitrose shops
- Cheaper than the new version by around £20
- Characterful full flavoured peated whisky which isn’t as shocking or intense as a Laphroaig or Lagavulin for example.
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
- Review coming soon to the blog
- A snip at under £30 just
- Another older stock bottling from when Glenrothes was owned by Edrington but bottled by Barry Bros. This is no longer available so buy now before shop stock is gone for good.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
- Laphroaig 10 Year Old
- A stable in any whisky collection but still an acquired taste
- Available from all supermarkets but on offer just now to under £30
Quite a few nice options in Waitrose and this is only the tip of the ice-berg. They also stock a number of Age of Discovery bottles from Glenfiddich at around £100 which would be a more special gift option. I haven’t tried them to know how good the whisky is though so didn’t include it here.