Sandy Bell’s probably has one of the most extensive whisky collections of any bar in Edinburgh. However, we specialise in single malt whiskies from the six designated Scottish whisky regions; Speyside, Highland, Islands, Lowland, Islay and Campbeltown. We also stock whiskies from England, Wales and as far afield as Japan. 

Single malt whisky must be produced at a single distillery, from nothing other than yeast, water and malted barley before being distillery.

Browse our selection from the different Scottish regions below and if you would like to find out more details about each whisky search the name in the Master of Malt website.

For a PDF of our full and current spirits price list including rums and gins click here.

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Speyside Malts

Speyside whiskies are among Scotland’s lightest, sweetest single malts. Age often brings a bit more body and the profusion of heavily sherried whiskies from the region exhibits superb power. Though a comparatively small appellation, Speyside has the vast majority of scotch whisky distilleries. Indeed there are eighty-four working distilleries, providing some of the world’s best-selling malts such as The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant and The Macallan.

Accordion Content

Aberlour 10 (40%)

Aberlour 12 (40%)   

Aberlour 16 (40%)

Aberlour Abunadh (59.7%)

Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 (43%)

Balvenie Double Wood 12 (40%)

Balvenie Double Wood 17 (43%)  

Balvenie Port Wood 21 (40%)

Benromach 10 (43%)

Benromach Cask (57%)

Cardhu 12 (40%)

Cragganmore (40%)

Glen Grant 10 (40%)

Glen Moray 12 (40%)

Glenfiddich 12 (40%)

Glenfiddich IPA (43%)

Glenfiddich Solera 15 (40%)

Glenfiddich 21 (40%)

Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 (40%)

Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve (40%)

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 (40%)

Glenfiddich Winter Storm (43%)

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane (43%)

Glenfiddich Project XX (43%)

Glenrothes 12 (40%)

Linkwood 12 (43%)

Longmorn Distiller’s Choice (48%)

Monkey Shoulder (blended) (40%)

Singleton (40%)

Tamdhu 12 (40%)                                          

Highland Malts

Single malt from the Highlands takes on many shapes and forms. Because the region is so vast it is difficult to make sweeping statements. Typically, single malt from the region is divided into four sub-regions, named after the cardinal compass points. To the north there are big bodied single malts, with cereal sweetness and richness, take the Dalmore, for example. Toward the south there are lighter, fruitier whiskies with a definite dryness. Aberfeldy is a shining example of this. To the east there are some full-bodied, dry whiskies with lots of fruit and pungency. The superb Glen Garioch is one such single malt. The west offers full body and real power with peaty, smoky overtones, nearer the coast there are some more maritime flavoured whiskies too. The most popular highland single malt – if Speyside is treated as a separate region (Speyside, being situated in the Highlands) is Glenmorangie.

Accordion Content

Aberfeldy #Unravel (56.5%)

Aberfeldy 12 (40%)

Aberfeldy 21 (40%)

Aberfeldy Single Cask 2001 (55.6%)

AnCnoc (40%)

Ardmore Legacy (40%)

Blair Athol 12 (43%)

Blair Athol Natural Cask (48%)

Clynelish 14 (46%)

Clynelish 1997 Distiller’s Edition (46%)

Crabbie’s 8yr (46%)

Crabbie’s 12yr (43%)

Dalmore 12 (40%)

Dalwhinnie 15 (43%)

Deanston (46.3%)

Edradour 10 (40%)

Fettercairn 12 (40%)

Glen Garioch 12 (48%)

Glendronach 12 (Peated or Unpeated) (43%)

Glenfarclas 10 (40%)

Glenfarclas 15 (46%)

Glenfarclas 21 (43%)

Glenfarclas 25 (40%)

Glengoyne 10 (40%)

Glengoyne 12 (43%)

Glengoyne Legacy (48%)

Glengoyne 18 (43%)

Glengoyne Bourbon Cask (55.3%)

Glengoyne Teapot Dram (59.4%)

Glenmorangie (40%)

Oban 14 (43%)

Old Pulteney 12 (40%)

Royal Brackla 12 (40%)

The Macallan Gold (40%)

The Macallan 12 (40%)

The Macallan Sienna (43%)

Tomatin 12 (40%) 

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Island Malts

Although officially considered part of the Highland region, Island Malts are extremely varied and different from each other. Highland Park, distilled in Orkney, is a renowned malt from Scotland’s northernmost distillery. 

Accordion Content

Arran Harmony Edition (57.6%)

Arran 10 (46%)

Highland Park 12 (40%)

Highland Park 18 (43%)

Highland Park Valknut (46.8%)

Jura Origin 10 (40%)

Jura Journey (40%)

Jura Diurach’s Own 16 (40%)

Jura Prophecy (46%)

Jura Tastival (44%)

Ledaig 10 (46.3%)

Ledaig 19 PX Finish (46.3%)

Scapa Skirren (40%)

Talisker 10 (45.8%)

Talisker Storm (45.8%)

Tobermory (46.3%)                


Lowland Malts

The Lowlands is a region of more gentle, floral whiskies which are sometimes called “the lowland ladies”. In this region, triple distillation is preferred, which makes the whisky more delicate. Auchentoshan is perhaps the most famed lowland distillery. Rosebank and Ladyburn, meanwhile, are sadly defunct distilleries that earned great reputations for their superb whiskies.

Accordion Content

Auchentoshan 12 (40%)

Auchentoshan 3 Wood (43%)

Auchentoshan American Oak (40%)

Ailsa Bay (48.9%)

Glenkinchie 12 (43%)

Glenkinchie Distiller’s Edition (43%)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Con/Choice Speyburn 1989 46%
Con/Choice Bladnoch 1993 43% 
Auchentoshan 3 Wood 43%

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Islay Malts

Islay is usually associated with peaty single malt whiskies, and that is unsurprising for the three powerhouse distilleries on its south coast that have become world famous, produce some exceptional peaty single malt whiskies. Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin all enjoy a sort of cult status. There are also some less peaty drams. – Bunnahabhain for example. The Bunnahabhain distillery sits to the north of the isle and produces fruitier single malts. There is also the Bruichladdich distillery, which is known for its experimental stance when producing single malt, as well as Caol Ila and the newer farm-distillery of Kilchoman, both of which are usually peated, but not to the same level as the three mentioned Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin.

Accordion Content

Ardbeg 10 (46%)

Ardbeg Uigeadail (54.2%)

Bowmore 12 (40%)

Bowmore 18 (43%)

Bruichladdich Octomore 09.1 (59.1%)

Bruichladdich OBA Concept (59.7%)

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte (50%)

Port Charlotte Valinch (62.9%)

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie (50%)

Classic Laddie Valinch (58.2%)

Bunnahabhain 12 (46.3%)

Bunnahabhain 18 (46.3%)

Bunnahabhain 25 (46.3%)

Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair (46.3%)

Caol Ila 12 (43%)

Kilchoman Machir Bay (46%)

Kilchoman Sanaig (46%)

Lagavulin 16 (43%)

Lagavulin Distillery Exclusive Bottling (43 %)

Laphroaig 10 (43%)

Laphroaig Lore (48%)

Laphroaig Quarter Cask (48%)

Laphroaig Triple Wood (48%)

Smokehead (43%)

Islay Mist (Blended Malt) (40%)

Caol Ila 12yr 43%
Bowmore 12yr 40%
Bowmore Darkest 15yr 43%
Bunnahabhain 12yr 46.3%
Ardbeg 10yr 46%
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley 10yr 50%
Buichladdich Octomore 57%
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 50%
Laphroaig 10yr 40%
Laphroaig 18yr 48%
Laphroaig Quarter Cask 48%
Lagavulin 16yr 43%
Inverarity Islay 8yr 40%
Smokehead 43%
Kilchoman 2007 46%

Campbeltown Malts

Once one of the most prolific regions in Scotland, Campbeltown sits on the Mull of Kintyre and the single malt whiskies from the region reflect this with a slight coastal character. They are known for their dryness and often for their pungency.

Accordion Content

Kilkerran 12 (46%)

Longrow (46%)

Springbank 10 (46%)

Springbank 15 (46%)

Glen Scotia 1992 43%
Springbank 46% 
Longrow 46%

Image from Kilkerran.scot