An award-winning Eastern Highland malt that was almost unknown until it was bought by Bacardi in 1998, Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend. Clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice.
An excellent value 21yo Aberfeldy, showcasing the richer end of the Highland spectrum with plenty of sherry influence. Winner of a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010.
A beast of a Speyside whisky in the heavily-sherried cask-strength Speyside.
No two batches taste the same but typically it has a turgid texture reminiscent of toffee dainties and hard caramel; the toffee flavours on the palate have augmentations of great depth ranging from dark chocolate to mint. Usually it offers even more with a dose of water added.
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.
Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46% ABV.
One of the most lauded whiskies ever. A very old Ardbeg given sherry maturation this cask-strength Islay whisky packs a punch. Full of dirty nasty flavours like smoked mackerel engine oil seaweed salt peat and smoke as well as lovely chocolate and spice from the wood. This beguiling malt which has depth in leagues is certainly not for the feint-hearted. It is however a perfect match for even the most insatiable peat-freaks!
The Bothy is a limited edition of the Arran Malt which pays homage to the use of small casks which would have played a large part in the Arran whisky trade in the 18th & 19th centuries. Matured in First-Fill ex-Bourbon Barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller quarter casks also made of the finest American oak. Non chill filtered and no artificial colouring, it is bottled at natural cask strength. A warm and comforting aroma greets the nose. Sandalwood spice and smells of the outdoors; sweet malty barley and damp oak. Aromas of waxy lemons, melting cane sugar and a hint of cocoa promise intense and complex flavours to follow. A luscious, sweet mouthfeel adheres to the palate as a kick of red chilli heat arrives and starts to warm. Distillery character shines as fresh pineapple and green apples with stalks attached come to the fore. Toasted brioche and vanilla ice cream give a round quality to this dram. A floral note at the start of a finish which lingers on the palate as tangy citrus notes develop to make the mouth water, bringing the flavour full circle; inciting another sweet sip.
The contemporary Lowland single malt. This 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 many 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 for over eighteen years. The result is a refreshing Lowland single malt whisky with the added infusion of ripe citrus and green tea, the warmth of toasted almonds and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
This single cask expression has a classic Speyside style nose with plenty of fresh soft yellow fruit, well woven sweet barley and oak. The palate is silky and mouth-watering, balanced with pear juice and apple acidity. The finish is long and perilously moreish.
A little-known distillery situated in an area known as the Foggie Moss, between Keith and Buckie, Aultmore is finally emerging from its misty moorland to see the light of day as a range of single malts.The Aultmore 12yo showcases the fresh, grassy signature style of this distillery.
This expression has been bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd from a refill hogshead. Aultmore whisky distillery, founded in 1896 by Alexander Edwards who also owned Benrinnes distillery, lies to the north of Keith in Banffshire. The name is gaelic for "Great Burn", a reference to the Auchinderran burn which provides some of the distillery's water. In its early years, Aultmore produced sporadically and changed hands several times. The nose of the 1982 single malt offers fruity resinous, burnt grass notes with some spice showing. The palate has some buttery and toasty notes, building well to deliver malty, creamy texture and yellow fruit skins. Some smokiness becomes evident. The finish gives lingering sweetness cut by spice.
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour. The nose is full of sweet fruit, Oloroso sherry notes and hints of vanilla and honey. It is smooth and mellow on the palate with beautifully combined flavours of toasted nuts, cinnamon and sherry notes.
Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Aged Tawny Port hogsheads, sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal. During this second period of maturation the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Port hogshead.Taste:Butterscotch, herbs, cinnamon, peaches and sultanas, infused with rich port and oak wood notes.