The Ardmore® Legacy celebrates the distillery’s unique location on the fringes of the Highlands, offering a lightly peated liquid that is sweet and uplifting. The gentle flavour fully captures the essence of this spirit’s stunning Highland home. The Ardmore® Legacy will appeal to experienced peated malt drinkers and newcomers, alike.Colour – Light golden.Nose - Heather Honey with hints of cinnamon and toffee bonbon. Very subtle hints of peat smoke.Palate - Creamy vanilla spice gives way to more overt smoky charcoal notes, especially with the addition of water. Smoke doesn’t dominate and is balanced by the sweet honey and spice flavours.Finish - Full bodied, silky mouth feel with a dry, tangy and lingering aftertaste, coupled with delicious spice notes.ABV – 40%
The contemporary Lowland single maltThis is a light and subtle whisky from a stylish, contemporary brand with younger adult appeal. Auchentoshan, an extremely versatile single malt, can be enjoyed in many ways. Auchentoshan is also used by may of the World's top chefs in both savoury and sweet dishes. Most importantly, Auchentoshan can be enjoyed on its own straight up or on the rocks. Tasting Note:Triple distilled and matured in American bourbon oak; the whisky is finished in Spanish oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.The result is a Lowland single malt whisky rich with dark fruits, thick butterscotch, roasted hazelnuts and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
Only a handful of American oak, ex-bourbon casks laid down in 2005 were selected by Distillery Manager John MacDonald to form this classic Balblair expression. Light, fruity and refreshing, this classic Vintage embodies Balblair's house style. Full bodied with the classic aromas of fresh green apples, ground spices and honey. The American oak ex-bourbon barrels used in maturation impart notes of oaky vanilla, leather and oranges with a hint of fragrant cut flowers and smoke. The palate offers Balblair’s signature style of citrus orchards is followed by intense sweetness of toffee and vanilla. It is rounded off by a deliciously spicy, long finish. The superb dram is bright and full of character, a ray of sunshine in a bottle.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible - ‘such a massive introduction to the palate: soft oils, citrus notes and very big oak on the malt, but sweet enough to chew forever; the integration of the oak really makes for some finish: long, hints of bitter roast coffee against the sweet oils; the nose makes you say oh-oh, but you need a knife, fork spoon and napkin for the taste’.
Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand-picked by master distiller Jim McEwan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt - a union of the classic floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat. The texture is extraordinarily rich with a huge depth of character. The smouldering heat of peat fires pulls you into a whirlpool of Islay flavours and aromas but with such finesse that you welcome the storm.
This whisky is the stuff tales are made of and inside the new bottle, the whisky speaks for itself. The nose offering a fresh and aromatic experience with a subtle whiff of smoke floating through the air. The taste starts with a light fruit and nut appeal that leads to a spectacular malty sweetness, finishing into a beautifully rich full-bodied, lingering experience. Natural colour and unchill-filtered at 46.3%
A medium bodied whisky but packed with flavour. There are notes of vanilla, ripe pears and toffee apples alongside more savoury salty, tar and smoky notes. The finish is long and lingering with a hint of sweetness from the vanilla.
Ballindalloch, on the banks of the legendary salmon river, is for many the home of the definitive Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Hugely complex, rich with layers of flavour and a whiff of smoke in the finish.
Craigellachie use wormtubs to add more smoky, struck match characters to the whisky. First released om 2014, this is a medium bodied whisky with notes of ripe apples, tropical fruit, vanilla and smoky, cordite and meaty characters.
Water comes direct to the distillery piped fromunderground springs beneath the neighbouring BlueHill Quarry. Owners Dewar''s insist that only Scottishbarley is used for their whiskies and for Craigellachiethe barley is dried using an oil heater which addssulphur notes to the grain giving the whisky some of itsunique character. Water, malt and yeast is added to thewashback and fermented for two and a half days(approx 60 hours). Distillation takes place in copper potstills, the spirit vapour passes through spiral worm tubcondensers cooled by constant running water. Very fewScottish distilleries still use these but their contributionto the character to the spirits is highly valued atCraigellachie. The new spirit comes out of the still atapproximately 63% abv, it is then transferred to usedbarrels and hogsheads for long maturation before it isbottled at 46% abv.Tasting Note:Strong punchy flavours of sweet malt, orchard fruit andspice with toasty notes and the distinctive lingeringgunsmoke/sulphur character so typical of the distillery.
The Dalmore 15 year old is smooth, rich and well rounded; the epitome of The Dalmore house style.This delicate and approachable vintage is initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The character of The Dalmore 15 is achieved by then splitting the whisky equally between three different sherry woods; Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem oloroso for a further three years. The spirit is finally married together in an upstanding sherry butt, allowing the flavours to infuse.
This subtly sophisticated Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a superb pre-dinner drink; try it with a few drops of water.Nose - Aromatic, vanilla, cut flowers and beneath, a clean, toasty note. Increasingly sweet and creamy, with fresh citrus, lemon cheesecake.Body - Light, smooth.Palate - Crisp mid-palate then butter icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias.Finish - Herbal and drying, a little like potpourri.
To truly capture the essence of George Smith’s vision, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve has been created using the time-honoured distillation methods that he introduced so long ago. Made with water from the same crystal-clear mountain streams, in the same cold, pure air, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is as smooth and fruity as the whisky that first ran from the original copper pot stills. These unique, lantern-shaped copper stills, designed by the man himself, are not the only important tools in our distilling legacy.The traditional oak casks in which we mature the whisky give each expression its own distinct characteristics. When George Smith began distilling, The Glenlivet had no age statements and he selected whisky from casks of a range of ages. We have replicated this freedom with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, selecting whisky from a variety of traditional aged oak casks. Then, to lend a modern twist to the flavour of the expression, Master Distiller Alan Winchester marries together a selection of the aged oak casks and American first-fill oak casks. American first-fill oak casks are those that have never before been used to mature whisky. Selective use of these casks provides a smooth, creamy sweetness that mingles harmoniously with the delicate flavours and complex fruity tones already present in the whisky.