Who We Are
Welcome to whiskys.co.uk the whisky and spirit website of Winelodge, the Specialist off licence of J.P. Long, a family run business in the historical battle (1066) town of Stamford Bridge.
Winelodge is built on the trading principles of providing the customer a choice of high quality products combined with first class service.
Established as a specialist whisky shop in March 1995. whiskys.co.uk is Yorkshire’s oldest specialist whisky merchant.
With a core range of over 600 quality whiskies at competitive prices.
These include fine single malt Scotch whisky from all the Scottish distilleries and are often available as single cask and cask strength whisky by specialist bottlers.
Specialising in vintage or rare malt whisky, the selection includes whiskies dated from 1959 onwards and include 30, 40 and 50 year old whiskies for that special gift or retirement.
To compliment the single malt whiskies there is a wide range of pure malts, deluxe blends and liqueurs to cater for all whisky tastes.
Whiskey from the rest of the world is not forgotten and includes Irish whiskey, American Bourbon’s, Canadian, Dutch, French, Indian, Japanese, New Zealand, South African, Swedish, Taiwanese and Welsh Whisky these all support the comprehensive range.
Which now includes an English whisky from the St George Distillery.
Wide price range, from a blend at £17.99 to several hundred pounds for a vintage malt
Mr John Long and his son Peter who both originated from Leeds founded the family business on The first of January 1960.
In Stamford Bridge they established a tobacconists and sweet shop. This was followed by acquiring the local CO-OP.
On Mr J Long's retirement in 1966 Peter took over the running of the business and in 1970, the CO-OP, which had by then become a Spar shop; was sold.
In 1976 the eldest son Martin joined the family firm and in 1985 added a hardware shop to the company portfolio. Andrew, the youngest son, joined in 1981 developing a cycle shop in 1988.
The year 1992 was a major development year as the business premises leases were up for renewal; a decision to relocate and buy a local freehold was taken.
This was a supermarket with an off licence. We retained the off licence and in 1993 Andrew started to develop the off licence with the main feature of high quality wines and spirits, quickly developing a reputation for quality and choice away from the every day Supermarket range.
The specialist whisky department was opened in 1995 and can now boast a selection of over 600 whiskies in stock at all times.
In 1999 the domain names whiskymerchants.co.uk and whiskys.co.uk were registered and developed in to the present web site
In March 1999 we suffered a major flood that put 26 inches of the River Derwent in the shop. It took 3 months to reopen. In November 2000 the river beat its earlier record with 33 inches in the shop. We re-opened within 2 weeks.
Don’t worry we only let you add water to our whisky
In our trading history we have had 19 serious floods (6 inches or more) So we know how to protect the water of life.