Founded by Andrew Dewar Rattray in 1868, A. D. Rattray began trading as an importer of French wines, Italian spirits and olive oil. More importantly, however, the company also established itself as a specialist in the field of blending and storage of malt and grain whiskies.

The company’s horse-drawn carts, carrying cases of fine wine and spirits, were a familiar sight on Clydeside and in Central Glasgow during the late 1800s. As such, A. D. Rattray came to represent a number of well-known Highland Malt distilleries – most notably Stronachie – selling bulk whisky to wine and spirit merchants, publicans and the main Scotch whisky blending houses all across the West of Scotland.

Following the death of Andrew Dewar Rattray and a crisis in the industry, the company passed into the hands of the enterprising whisky broker William Walker, whose daughter later married Stanley P. Morrison. This union of these two whisky-loving families, the Walkers and the Morrison, secured the future of A. D. Rattray and allowed it to pass into the hand of their descendant and our current Chairman, Stanley Walker Morrison.  

Tasting Notes

Colour: Lemon gold.
Nose: Smoke, grilled lemon scallops and beach bonfire embers.
Palate: Butter tablet, roasted peanut and sweet, salty peat..
Finish: Light ash and pipe tobacco leave a lasting impression.

Sweet smoke, lemon and salted nuts.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Golden shimmer.
Nose: Zesty lemon, creamy vanilla fudge, subtle mint and jasmine blossom.
Palate: A silky texture exuding barley sugar and hazelnut, livened with cinnamon. 
Finish: Concluding with malt biscuit and black pepper.

Sweet, citrus fresh and silky smooth. 


Colour:Straw gold.

Nose: Soft honey, earthy heather and malty sweetness.

Palate: Smooth with luscious honey and biscuits, then lingering pepper and cereal notes.

Finish: A perfectly balanced and seductive dram.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Olive gold

Nose: Subtle and soft, with green apple and nutmeg, wood spice, sea salt and a hazy smoke.

Palate: Toffee, peach and apricot, with a rich, velvety texture.

Finish: Nutty and dry on a lightly charred background.


Colour: Dusky lemon.

Nose:Salted peanut, crab skewer, torched meringue and a bracing Islay breeze.

Palate: Smoked almond brittle, pink grapefruit and sweet maple.

Finish: Seared prawn and subtle balsamic cut effortlessly through the smoke.

821929CASK ISLAY750mL/6
817470 CASK SPEYSIDE750mL/6
817475STRONACHIE 10 YR OLD750mL/6
821931CASK ORKNEY 18 YR OLD750mL/6
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