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LUVIANS Bottle Shop – Fife

Eastablished independent Fife wine merchant Luvians has 2 bottle shops – in Cupar and St Andrews where whisky and wine are the focus, as well as a coffee shop and ice cream parlour in St Andrews!

Luvians shopThe name comes from an acronym made up from LUigi VIncent ANtonio! Luvians has become known internationally mainly for the fabulous range of Malt Whiskies.  Malt Whisky was still very rare in 1983.  Yes there were a few kinds around but not really that many.  In fact it would not be far off the truth to say that Luvians was one of the pioneers of Malt Whisky, along with those Great Standard Bearers, the Urquhart Family who own Gordon and MacPhail of Elgin.  Indeed in 1968 Professor David Daiches, one of the first of the modern writers on Malt Whisky, found it extremely difficult indeed to find more than 28 different bottlings of Malt on the market, and it was not much before this that the torch was taken up and on by another family – the Grants of Genfiddich; from just a very few cases they went on to become the Number One Single Malt in the World, reaching 800,000 cases per annum!

Informative website, but no online ordering or wine list.

Voted as one of the UK’s Top 50 Independent Wine Merchants 2017 in the wine trade magazine Harpers.

Luvians Bottle Shop

  • 66 Market Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9NU  t:01334 477752
  • 93 Bonnygate, Cupar, Fife KY15 4LG t:01334 654820
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