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.
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.
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.
This smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity, floral and oak wood notes, with fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla and spice.Taste:Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of cream, spice and chocolate.
Found in the late 1860s at Ballindalloch in Speyside, Cragganmore takes its name from a local hill called ‘Craggan Mor’ which means big rock. It has a golden appearance with wild flowers, honey and vanilla on the nose. It is lighter bodied but has a firm and rounded mouth feel with malty flavours intertwined with notes of wood smoke and sandalwood. The finish is long with smoke, malty characters and a hint of sweetness.
A rich and luscious whisky; the nose of this Speysider is as giving as any. The palate has a soft caramel texture and exudes notes of toffee along with raspberry and brambleberry. All against an assured sherried backbone.
The famous GlenDronach 18 year old, now renamed Allardice, is the third expression in the GlenDronach core range. This exceptional single sherried malt is non chill filtered and of natural colour. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 46%, this sublime richly sherried malt is truly unforgettable. Taste:Rich dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and all-spice marry together with classical aged Oloroso and toasted walnut bread and chocolate orange.
Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for a minimum of 21 years, the 'Parliament' continues the great GlenDronach tradition of offering fruit-laden intensity in its single malts. Bottled at 48%, the 'Parliament' is non chill filtered and of natural colour. Taste:Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins.