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Platte Valley MISSOURI US CORN WHISKEY (1x 70cl)

Platte valley have been making authentic American Corn Whiskey since 1856. Smooth, complex, and full of character, Platte Valley offers a premium taste that can only come from 160 years of whiskey-making experience. This small batch 100% Straight Corn Whiskey is handcrafted in ceramic jugs and cork-sealed.

Presented in an earthenware moonshine jug, this whisky has been aged for three years prior to release. Much longer than most other corn whiskies. It has floral aromas plus notes of honeycomb, dried fruit, pepper and minerally notes. The palate has an initial sting of alcohol followed by delicate flavours of vanilla, apple, tropical fruits and nuts.

£31.00

Robbie Burns Famed Old Scotch Whisky (1x 75cl)

This is an early bottling of Robbie Burns 'Famed' blended Scotch whisky. The blend was created by the now dissolved firm of RH Thomson & Co (Distillers) Ltd, which was founded in Leith in 1938. Among the firm’s other blends were Old Angus and Windsor Castle. It became part of the Distillers Company Ltd (DCL), the forerunner of Diageo, and at some point in the 1970s held the license for the Highland distillery of Teaninich, which DCL had acquired in 1933. 

Scotland’s national bard was an obvious name for a brand of whisky which was Burns’ self-confessed muse in his ode to Scotch Drink written in 1785, a decade before he died. Ever since then Burns Night has celebrated his birthday on 25 January with whisky and haggis – a drink and a dish that appealed to the poet for their honest, homespun nature and humble ingredients.

The Robbie Burns Famed Old Scotch whisky was around in the 1960s and 70s, recognisable in its distinctive dark brown bottle with stippled glass and a picture of the bard on the front. It was bottled at a strength of 40% abv.

£65.00

Rock Oyster Blended Malt (1x 70cl)

Established in 1948, Douglas Laing is a leading creator and purveyor of the finest Scotch Whisky with particular focus on artisan, Small Batch and Single Cask bottlings. They hand select the finest, and often rarest, Scotch Whisky stocks from across all of Scotland’s Whisky regions and bottle them as the Distiller intended: At high alcohol strength, and without colouring or chill-filtration.

Prise open a rock oyster and you’d be lucky indeed to find a pearl. The real treasure though is the hidden, tasty delicacy inside, rich with the flavours of the sea. Bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength and traditionally without colouring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a truly maritime and oceanic character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper. Containing the finest malt whiskies from Scotland’s Whisky islands, including those distilled on Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura, it’s no wonder Master Blender Fred Laing says “If I could select just one dram to transport the Whisky enthusiast to the Islands of Scotland, it would be this Rock Oyster.”

Wave soaked rocks and a salty oceanic fresh influence on the nose, running to an initially subtle palate that carries soft and rather sweet peat paralleled with smoke, honey, damp ash, liquorice and late pepper. All of what went before is neatly replicated in the moreish finish.

£40.00

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

One mile from Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar Distillery sits at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains, fed by the crystal clear water of the Scarnock springs. Originally called New Lochnagar, it was renamed following the royal visit. Queen Victoria visited Balmoral in 1848 and popped across to the distillery for a visit, at the invitation of John Begg, the owner of the distillery. Suitably impressed, she issued a Royal Warrant, allowing the distillery to add Royal to its name. Today, this small distillery combines the traditional pagoda kiln heads and techniques like the open mash tun with a modern visitor centre to allow for the appreciation of malt whisky.

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old has a slightly restrained nose. There are aromas of planed wood, light toffee, boat varnish. Linseed oil behind, even putty, and later a lychee-like acidity. With water the acidity comes up (acid drops), and the nose sweetens. Still a pleasant fresh woodiness or leatheriness, the varnish now supported by artists turpentine. Warm sand. After a while, coffee dregs with brown sugar. Not an obvious nose, however. This is a medium bodied whisky. The flavours are pleasant; an initial sweetness is quickly overtaken by acidity. The finish is dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste.

Royal Lochnagar brings out the rich complexity of character in venison sausage, parma ham or even mutton pie.

£44.50

Royal Lochnagar Managers Dram 10 Year Old (1x 70cl)

The Diageo Managers Dram bottlings are a series of bottlings selected by distillery managers that were bottled at natural cask strength. The whiskies were for employees only and they could only sell their bottles upon retirement. This whisky was bottled in 2006.

£190.00

Speyside Distillery SPEY 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

In 1770, John & Robert Harvey, they founders of Speyside Distillery began their whisky journey by firstly founding Yorker distillery then subsequently Dundashill and Bruichladdich distilleries.  Lord Byron, in celebration of his wedding in 1815 sent gifts to his wedding guests including King George III, a cask of scotch whisky thought to be SPEY Single Malt.

Speyside Distillery, nestled within the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains is widely acknowledged by many as being the prettiest of all Scotland’s distilleries. Originally a barley mill and croft dating back to the 1700’s, it finally closed in 1965. Over the next 25 years from 1965 it was slowly and lovingly converted into a single malt distillery, which then started producing spirit on Christmas Day 1990. The distillery draws it’s water from the Spey River tributary. The River Tromie using the old mill lade, which originally ran the waterwheel that powered the old mill. The old mill and water wheel were retained and are still in working order.

This is a classic 12 Year Old Speyside, which has spent most of its life ageing in Bourbon casks. This bottling has spent 6 months in new oak from specially reconditioned barrels. The new oak lends colour and flavours of oak and vanilla to give a smooth and rounded dram typical from its region of production. The rich gold colour of this Speyside malt whisky promises much. Pear drops and green apples characterise the initial impact of this whisky. Vanilla follows together with hints of nuts and raisins. This whisky has a long finish, which is fresh and clean. A great whisky for any time of the day.

£42.69

Springbank 10 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Springbank distillery is located in Campbeltown, a picturesque Scottish town situated at the southern end of the Kintyre Peninsula on the glorious west coast. Dividing the Firth of Clyde and the Atlantic Ocean, a sea breeze swirls around the air and a soft Scottish misty glow travels through the town that is rich in heritage, and of course, rich in whisky history. Springbank was established in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still. The distillery is now in the hands of the current Chairman, Hedley G. Wright, Mitchell’s great, great grandson – he is the fifth generation of the Mitchell family to own and manage Springbank. Being based in Campbeltown, the once proclaimed ‘whisky capital of the world’, it is no surprise that many of the methods established by their forefathers are still applied in the distillery today.

This 10-year-old offers whisky drinkers the perfect introduction to the Springbank range. Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, it is perfectly balanced from the first sip through to the full, rich finish. It has aromas of orchard fruit (pear) with a hint of peat, vanilla and malt. The palate has hints of malt, oak, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, vanilla essence. The finish is sweet, with a lingering salty tingle.

£44.00

Strathisla 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Originally established in 1786, just a stone’s throw from the ruins of Milton Castle. Milton Distillery, as it was originally known, was a small concern and took all its water from the nearby Broomhill Spring. It is interesting to note that although the Distillery was known as Milton, the malt whisky was always sold as “Strathisla”. Strathisla is reputedly the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Located in the Speyside region of Scotland, Strathisla Single Malt is at the heart of each and every Chivas Regal blend. A tremendously picturesque distillery, Strathisla proves that beauty really isn't skin deep. Beneath the iconic twin pagodas, the copper stills have a distinctive shape that determines the unique character of every drop of Strathisla whisky. A signature richness, fruity and full-bodied. Such are the stills importance in maintaining the absolute continuity of flavour, should any replacements be needed in the future, the exact replicas would need to be just that exact, dents, creases and all. It is this micro attention to detail that ensures Strathisla Single Malt is preserved for generations to come. Maintaining this unwavering attention to exquisite quality over time hasn't always been plain sailing. Strathisla has witnessed its fair share of drama over the years, with a fire in 1876 and an explosion in the malt mill in 1879.

During the Second World War, the Distillery fell into hands of a group of London black marketeers who proceeded to sell off the stock the stock of whisky at a huge profit and allowed the Distillery to fall into disrepair. After an investigation by the Inland Revenue, the Company was found to owe a large sum in unpaid excise duty and was placed in the hands of the receivers. Chivas Brothers rescued the Distillery in 1950 by purchasing it and set about restoring it to its former glory. At this time the name of the Distillery was changed from Milton to “Strathisla”.

The nose has malt and hay notes, with richness and fruitiness as well as a dry oakiness. The flavours are fruity, nutty and malty. This is a traditional Speyside style with rich Christmas cake sweetness and spice augmented by a whiff of smoke.

£34.50

Talisker Storm (1x 70cl)

Talisker is the oldest Single Malt Scotch Whisky made by the sea on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged, yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. Few whiskies tell the story of their origin better than Talisker. Its smell and taste instantly connect the drinker with the rugged environment – like a warm welcome from a wild sea. It’s a powerhouse; challenging but adored; once discovered rarely left.

Talisker Storm offers the drinker Talisker’s full maritime majesty, all unfettered elemental power and confidence. It is an intensely dark, smoky, more brooding Talisker with swirling notes of wood, brine and spice that puts you right at the heart of a storm at sea.

Powerful, fresh-clean and growing in complexity like a gathering storm to reveal a sweet maltiness with ripe red berry fruit. Eventually well integrated mellow smoke drifts across the scene as a wild sea turns up briny, fresh clean notes, and an oily explosion of pepper. At first mellow and rich in the mouth then quickly very spicy and increasingly stormy as the Talisker heat comes through. It’s as if the pure, tongue-coating sweetness joins hands with a deep nutty smokiness to embrace those spicier notes. The flavour is elegantly drawn out with a good balance between sweetness, smoke and salt, which is all the more evident when a little water is added.

Savour Talisker Storm's peppery sweet and salty flavours neat, or draw them out with a little water. When it comes to Talisker you can’t go past smoked salmon, the two are made for each other.

£48.00

Teaninich Diageo Managers Dram 17 Year Old (1x 70cl)

The Diageo Managers Dram bottlings are a series of bottlings selected by distillery managers that were bottled at natural cask strength. The whiskies were for employees only and they could only sell their bottles upon retirement.

£155.00

Tomatin 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Whisky production has been central to the way of life in this area most probably since the 15th when drovers would stop to fill their ram’s horns at the still of the old laird’s house.  This house was part of the Tomatin estate and located where the modern day Distillery stands.  1897. The first formal distillery on the site was established in 1897. The settlement of Tomatin was formed as result of the wealth created by the distillery. Around 80% of their employees still live on site in the distillery houses, so working at Tomatin is more than just a job for their employees; it is a way of life. This in turn is reflected in the quality of whisky produced; every bottle of whisky they make is distilled with pride.

The smooth, rounded hills sheltering the Tomatin Distillery reflect the softer side of nature in this quiet corner of the Highlands. Here, bubbling pure spring water, tender barley and gentle patience all go into creating an incredibly soft Highland whisky. A whisky which is as easy to enjoy as it is hard to forget.

Tomatin describe their whisky perfectly: "Since 1897 there has been a quiet revolution unfolding in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. In this idyllic spot, the naturally soft water of the Allt na Frith burn is introduced to tender Scottish barley. Later, from the tall, slim copper stills of the Tomatin Distillery a mellow, fruity spirit is born. You have heard the myths of this often wild and beautiful place. Now hear the truth: there is a softer side to the Highlands. There is Tomatin."  

The Tomatin 12 Year Old is smooth and silky, having been matured in traditional Scotch Whisky, ex-Bourbon and ex-Spanish Sherry casks. A rich, fruity aroma is the prelude to sweet flavours of ripe apples, pears and a subtle hint of nut before the long, pleasantly oily finish.

£35.00

Tomatin 14 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Whisky production has been central to the way of life in this area most probably since the 15th when drovers would stop to fill their ram’s horns at the still of the old laird’s house.  This house was part of the Tomatin estate and located where the modern day Distillery stands.  1897. The first formal distillery on the site was established in 1897. The settlement of Tomatin was formed as result of the wealth created by the distillery. Around 80% of their employees still live on site in the distillery houses, so working at Tomatin is more than just a job for their employees; it is a way of life. This in turn is reflected in the quality of whisky produced; every bottle of whisky they make is distilled with pride.

The smooth, rounded hills sheltering the Tomatin Distillery reflect the softer side of nature in this quiet corner of the Highlands. Here, bubbling pure spring water, tender barley and gentle patience all go into creating an incredibly soft Highland whisky. A whisky which is as easy to enjoy as it is hard to forget.

Tomatin describe their whisky perfectly: "Since 1897 there has been a quiet revolution unfolding in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. In this idyllic spot, the naturally soft water of the Allt na Frith burn is introduced to tender Scottish barley. Later, from the tall, slim copper stills of the Tomatin Distillery a mellow, fruity spirit is born. You have heard the myths of this often wild and beautiful place. Now hear the truth: there is a softer side to the Highlands. There is Tomatin."  

The Tomatin 14 Year Old is soft, smooth and sweet, benefiting from its time spent in Tawny Port casks which previously held port for around 50 years. Rich but balanced aromas of red berries, sweet honey and rich toffee develop into aspects of light fruits and nuts on the palate and an abiding finish of smooth fruit salad. 

£51.00

Tomatin 18 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Whisky production has been central to the way of life in this area most probably since the 15th when drovers would stop to fill their ram’s horns at the still of the old laird’s house.  This house was part of the Tomatin estate and located where the modern day Distillery stands.  1897. The first formal distillery on the site was established in 1897. The settlement of Tomatin was formed as result of the wealth created by the distillery. Around 80% of their employees still live on site in the distillery houses, so working at Tomatin is more than just a job for their employees; it is a way of life. This in turn is reflected in the quality of whisky produced; every bottle of whisky they make is distilled with pride.

The smooth, rounded hills sheltering the Tomatin Distillery reflect the softer side of nature in this quiet corner of the Highlands. Here, bubbling pure spring water, tender barley and gentle patience all go into creating an incredibly soft Highland whisky. A whisky which is as easy to enjoy as it is hard to forget.

Tomatin describe their whisky perfectly: "Since 1897 there has been a quiet revolution unfolding in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. In this idyllic spot, the naturally soft water of the Allt na Frith burn is introduced to tender Scottish barley. Later, from the tall, slim copper stills of the Tomatin Distillery a mellow, fruity spirit is born. You have heard the myths of this often wild and beautiful place. Now hear the truth: there is a softer side to the Highlands. There is Tomatin."  

The Tomatin 18 Year Old is a truly world class malt. Matured in traditional oak casks and first fill Oloroso Sherry butts, honey and soft oak flavours develop into a hint of dark chocolate with a citrus bite before a sustained sweet and slightly dry finish. 

£76.50

Tomatin Cu Bocan Single Cask Release (1x 70cl)

During the last week of every year, Tomatin Distillery use lightly peated barley to produce their Cù Bòcan whisky.  This spirit is filled into 1st fill ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and Virgin Oak casks.

"Why 'Cù Bòcan'?" we hear you ask...

Cù Bòcan has stalked residents of the remote Highland village of Tomatin for centuries, his legend embellished by the hound's increasingly fractious behaviour. Sightings are rare, once in a generation, but are always terrifying. A distillery worker, out walking late, was once relentlessly pursued by an imposing black beast, steam spiralling from flared nostrils, teeth bared. Compelled beyond all natural reason to feel the hound's dense fur he stopped and reached out, hand trembling, only to see the ghostly spectre - Cù Bòcan - dissolve before his eyes leaving nothing but a vacuum of deathly silence and an inky blue cloud of smoke, soon spirited away across the peat moorland… 

The legend of  Cù Bòcan lives on in this lightly peated single malt Scotch Whisky from Tomatin Distillery. 

You are initially hit with aromas of coconuts and cream with some botanic notes, parsley and coriander. The smoke emerges after a minute, but only drifting past the nose. There is a mesmeric mix of lime, grapefruit and tangerines with rich almond and aniseed. The palate is initially feather light, followed by a honeyed smoke; toasted almonds. The rich spice of cloves, cinnamon and star anise create an enigmatic elegance. Imagine a café latte with fresh chocolate shavings. The finish is light with a hint of sweet smoke.

£37.00
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