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Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release (1 x 70cl)

The picturesque Kilchoman Distillery sits nestled amongst the traditional buildings of Rockside Farm on the north-west coast of Islay. As famous as Islay’s Farm Distillery, their barley fields stretch west, sheltered beneath the Cnoc Dubh cliffs, to the shores of Machir Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. It has a vatting of approximately 80% bourbon barrels and 20% oloroso sherry casks.

The aromas are of lemon zest, vanilla and a distinct coastal influence give way to floral intensity, juicy peaches, pears, and wafts of rich spices. On the palate there are bursts of tropical fruit and dried sultanas, warming smoke and waves of honey, malt, butterscotch and rich sweetness. The finish is of sherry-soaked fruit, cracked black pepper and sea salt. Long-lasting with layers of citrus sweetness and maritime peat smoke.

£50.00

Lagavulin 16 Year Old (1x 20cl)

The definitive Islay malt—intensely flavoured, smoky and rich. The windswept Isle of Islay instils a strength of character into everything it produces and its here, nestled in a small bay that our beloved whisky has been made for over 200 years. Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch whisky has the longest distillation and maturation of any in the Classic Malts Collection. It simply will not be rushed. Crafted by the people of Islay, it carries within it their intensity and their attitude that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth making time for and doing right. And, in 2016, we celebrate 200 years of making time at Lagavulin. The date of the first official distillation is 1816, though there’s no doubt that locals would have been producing their own whisky there for generations. Since that first batch, many have fallen in love with its rich textures, intense flavours and remarkable nose of smoke, brine and sweetness.

Lagavulin 16 Year Old has a deep amber gold colour. The nose is full of intense aromas, peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness. This is a full, rich bodied whisky. Flavours of dry peat smoke fill the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood. There is a long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.

Describing Lagavulin 16 Year Old as a roaring bonfire from the coast of Islay, describes the sensations you feel when enjoying a dram of this comforting yet challenging whisky. Lagavulin's mighty flavours are delicious when combined with Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton – or any other aged blue cheese.

£20.00

Ledaig 10 Year Old - Tobermory Distillery (1x 70cl)

"To us, this is much more than a distillery. This is where we capture the spirit of our beautiful island."

Established in 1798, Tobermory is the only distillery on Mull and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. It is unique, not just because of its idyllic location, but because it produces two different, but equally alluring, single malts: the fruity, unpeated Tobermory and the more robust and smoky Ledaig. Centuries have passed, but their uncompromising tradition, dedication and devotion remain.

This extraordinary and distinguished hand-crafted single malt is Tobermory Distillery’s signature smoky expression. For ten full years, oak wood casks lie in rest in ancient vaults. Within them, the aromatic Lochan waters marry with the peated malted barley to create a deep golden treasure that is both floral and smoky. Ledaig is  an integral part of the Tobermory family.

Ledaig 10 year old has a bright lemony gold colour. The aromas give off a sweet briny smokiness with distinct island character and playful notes that hint at mild antiseptic, creosote, wax polish, mint chocolate and floral seaside aromas. Soft peat, gentle smoke. The flavours are tantalisingly sweet, medicinal flavours infused with enticing sparks of spicy pepper and dried fruit with rich peaty smoke and a velvety vanilla and malty creaminess. The finish to this whisky is a wondrous union of sublimely spicy white pepper, the vibrant sweetness of liquorice and a kick of cloves with a exquisite lingering saltiness.

£47.00

Loch Lomond Original 12 Year Old Whisky (1x70cl)

The first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates back to 1814, sited at the north end of Loch Lomond near Tarbet (known as Tarbat). Sadly in the old days relatively few paper records were kept and the closing date of this Distillery remains unclear. The current Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1964 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery, in Bowling, a few miles up the road towards Glasgow.

This exquisite 12 Year Old single malt has a deep fruity character of peach and pear layered with a vanilla sweetness and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond whiskies. Aged in three types of cask - Bourbon, refill and re-charged - these whiskies are brought together delivering a perfectly balanced single malt under the watchful eye od Michael Henry, Loch Lomond distillery's master distiller.

The aromas are of crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with background notes of golden cereal. There are flavours of both orchard fruits and lemon meringue. The deep fruity character of pear lead into citrus lemon, vanilla meringue and light biscuit sweetness. The finish has a medium length with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

£40.00

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask (1x 70cl)

An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland. The distillery is surrounded by a 150 hectare estate with Easter Elchies House at its heart. The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then they have built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies. The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland - and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship.

For every Macallan expression, the quality of the whisky is largely dependent on the quality of the oak casks it is matured in, as well as the quality of the 'new make' spirit distilled from water, yeast and barely. With up to 80% of The Macallan’s final character and flavour being determined by cask quality, the oak cask is the most prominent factor in ensuring and delivering the quality and style of this single malt. All of their whiskies take 100% of their colour from the wood in which they are matured. As wood is a natural product, each tree is different and in turn, imparts different flavours and colours to the whisky during maturation.

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old forms part of the Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.

£60.00

Michters US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon (1x 70cl)

Michter’s is proud to honour a historical legacy going back to the founding of America’s first whiskey company in 1753. Originally known as Shenk's and later as Bomberger's, the whiskey company which ultimately became known as Michter's was founded by John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer, in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. In its earliest days, Shenk's produced whiskey from rye grain, a favorite local crop in the Pennsylvania Blue Mountain Valley where the distillery was located. According to Pennsylvania historical lore, this particular rye whiskey was so valued that when the Revolutionary War broke out, General George Washington visited the distillery and purchased whiskey to fortify his men as they hunkered down in their camp through the long, brutal winter at Valley Forge. Over 200 years later the Michter's Pennsylvania management would say Michter's was "the whiskey that warmed the American Revolution."

The US*1 expressions, so named to honour Michter’s heritage harkening back to America’s first whiskey company, consist of some of the finest single barrel and truly small batch whiskeys available. Distilled to Master Distiller Pam Heilmann’s exacting specifications, no US*1 whiskey is ever released until Pam and the Michter’s tasting panel deems it ready.

Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made from a carefully selected mashbill that features the highest quality American corn. It is then matured to the peak of perfection. Truly “small batch” each batch of the US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is batched in a holding tank sized to fit a maximum of twenty full barrels, leaving no margin for “blending out” imperfection and thus necessitating excellence from every barrel. Reflecting the spirit of the Bluegrass State, Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is nuanced, mellow and earthy.

This whisky has aromas and flavours of rich caramel with balanced vanilla and stone fruit notes. It goes on in the palate with a smoky depth and oaky finish.

£53.00

Old Perth Blended Malt Batch 6 (1x 70cl)

Old Perth Scotch Whisky was originally created in the early 1900,s in the city of Perth by the Thomson family, well known grocers in the City. By the late 1970s, a rationalisation sadly saw the brand disappear. The brand was brought back to life as a blended malt in 2013 as a celebration of Perth’s illustrious past in the whisky industry, the brand is the only whisky now blended in Perthshire .

£25.50

Old Perth Peaty Number 3 Edition (1x 70cl)

Old Perth Scotch Whisky was originally created in the early 1900,s in the city of Perth by the Thomson family, well known grocers in the City. By the late 1970s, a rationalisation sadly saw the brand disappear. The brand was brought back to life as a blended malt in 2013 as a celebration of Perth’s illustrious past in the whisky industry, the brand is the only whisky now blended in Perthshire .

Described as ‘ belching with reek’ this peaty blended malt is the latest release in the Old Perth Peaty series. With a label that draws its inspiration from the Victorian Chimney heads or “Grannies” of Old Perth this is great value smokey whisky for peat lovers everywhere.

£31.00

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Originating from the remote coastal town of Wick, Old Pulteney’s seafaring spirit runs deep within its soul. Historically, Old Pulteney Single Malt was dispatched by boat and matured in barrels surrounded by the ocean’s spray, giving the whisky its unique taste. Built in 1826, the Pulteney Distillery is rich in history. With traditional warehouses exposed to the invigorating sea air blowing in off the North Sea, Old Pulteney captures the taste of the sea in every drop of its liquid gold. From subtle coastal chords to more defined salty notes, the flavour of our whiskies says much about the role and influence of our home.

Matured wholly in air-dried, hand-selected ex-bourbon casks, the 'unashamedly excellent' Old Pulteney 12 Year Old is the definitive expression in the Old Pulteney family. Traditionally crafted using techniques that other distillers have long abandoned, this winner of numerous gold medals at the most prestigious international competitions is a high water-mark of quality spirits.

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old has a colour of deep amber, is red golden (with a slight pink hue) with a copper glow. The aromas are of medium to high intensity with a briny hint of sea air. The flavours in this whisky are dry, medium bodied and smooth, redolent of honey and cream, faintly salty with a slight spicy note and a sweet long-lasting finish.

£34.00

Peats Beast Sherry Finish - Cask Strength (1x 70cl)

This edition of Peat's Beast Cask strength has been finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks giving it great depth and richness. This is an extremely peaty whisky from an unknown distillery, it's got the rampant smoke you'd expect from a beastly named whisky, as well as a pleasant sherried character.

This comprehensive tasting note by Richard Patterson will give you an insight into the character of this whisky.

Colour - Straw yellow with glittering highlights.

Nose - A rugged fusion of sea spray, bonfire smoke, damp earth and spicy cinnamon immediately arouses the senses. These powerful aromas of peat moss and wet grass must be fully respected before seductive notes of crushed pear, apple and freshly baked bread provide the perfect finish to this memorable melody.

Taste - Strong and bold with plenty of backbone and structure as this great monster unfolds its fiery fangs on your palate. This is not for the faint hearted. Take a generous mouthful with a biting wind blowing furiously in your face. Hold it long in your mouth allow the thick tar, peat smoke and creamy liquorice to penetrate every part of your tongue. Time will tame it.There is indeed unashamed beauty in this beast.

£59.99

Rock Town Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey (1x 70cl)

Established in 2010 Rock Town Distillery, located in downtown Little Rock, is the first legal distillery of any kind in Arkansas since prohibition.  It is an artisan craft distillery that uses grains from Arkansas to distill award winning spirits.  Rock Town is a true grain-to-glass distillery, their spirits are carefully distilled from corn, wheat and rye that are grown within a 125 miles of the distillery. Their passion is their spirit and their dedication is to their craft.

Rock Town Bourbon is distilled from local Arkansas corn and wheat at the distillery in downtown Little Rock. They’re proud that they keep things local. they age the bourbon at the distillery in small new charred oak barrels that were coopered right there in Arkansas at Gibbs Brothers Cooperage. That’s right, they use Arkansas corn, Arkansas wheat, they distill the whiskey in Arkansas, age it in an Arkansas made barrel to be Arkansas’ first ever Bourbon Whiskey.

This Bourbon is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, aged, bottled and packaged at the distillery in Little Rock. The ingredients used to make this Bourbon are 82% Arkansas corn, 9% Arkansas soft red winter wheat and 9% malted barley. The whiskey is non-chill filtered.

£46.00

Rock Town Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey (1x 70cl)

Established in 2010 Rock Town Distillery, located in downtown Little Rock, is the first legal distillery of any kind in Arkansas since prohibition.  It is an artisan craft distillery that uses grains from Arkansas to distill award winning spirits.  Rock Town is a true grain-to-glass distillery, their spirits are carefully distilled from corn, wheat and rye that are grown within a 125 miles of the distillery. Their passion is their spirit and their dedication is to their craft.

Hickory Smoked Whiskey is distilled from Arkansas Soft Red Winter Wheat – aged in ex-Bourbon casks – with a nice light smokey taste from real Hickory. Rock Town took American whiskey distilling techniques and melded it with Scotch whiskey ageing techniques to make something pretty special, Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey. They cold smoke the wheat in a custom built hickory smoker at the distillery, prior to milling. This infuses smoke into the grain and the flavor of the hickory carries all the way through to the distillate. As with all Rock Town's whiskies, the Hickory Smoked Whiskey is made from grain to glass here at the distillery in Little Rock. This whiskey is made using 91% Arkansas Wheat and 9% Malted Barley. It is non-chill filtered.

£39.00

Royal Brackla 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

Standing on the fertile farmland of the Cawdor Estate, Royal Brackla Distillery was established in 1812 by the fiery Captain William Fraser who returned to the family farm after military service and took advantage of the fine barley it grew. Within 25 years his distillery’s reputation for spirit of sterling taste received its crowning moment when King William IV bestowed ‘Royal’ status to Brackla, in 1835. It thus became the first ever Scotch to garner a royal warrant, a revelation that led to its nickname: ‘The King’s Own Whisky’.

Traditional production techniques help to protect a distilling heritage that spans more than two centuries and preserves the unparalleled quality of a rather special spirit. To allow for the development of intriguing complexity and fruitiness, extra time is taken at the fermentation stage, which acts for up to 80 hours; far longer than most Scottish distilleries. The notably tall stills run at an unusually slow pace. Their height allows plenty of reflux, with the leisurely nature of the operation increasing the contact that the spirit shares with copper, thus filtering out unwanted sulphury notes. Instead, delicate and lightly perfumed notes of grass and green foliage develop, alongside inviting fruity aromas. Crucially, the whisky is finished in premium first-fill sherry casks, enriching it with notes of muscovado sweetness and dates, alongside opulent walnuts.

Stephen Marshall, Bacardi’s Global Marketing Manager – Single Malts says: “This is the one that was described as ‘The Drink Divine’ by the Royal household in the 1830s, that’s no small claim, so we had to take our time and the entire team have done an amazing job that really does justice to Royal Brackla’s incredible heritage.”

The flavours abound with almonds, vine fruits and opulent spices steeped in sherried richness. This is an ennobled nectar, fit for a king.

£43.25

Shackleton Blended Malt Whisky (1x70cl)

Sir Ernest Shackleton is known as much for his camaraderie and leadership as he is for his adventurous spirit. It was with whisky that Sir Ernest Shackleton brought his crew together to toast wives and sweethearts, celebrate birthdays and above all foster a sense of team spirit that led them to succeed against the hardest of odds. To bolster team spirit on his Antarctic expedition (Nimrod, 1907), Sir Ernest Shackleton personally ordered 25 cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky. In 2007, a century after the expedition, three cases of the perfectly preserved whisky were discovered, frozen into the ice beneath Shackleton’s base camp at Cape Royds. The whisky was excavated and flown to New Zealand where it was carefully thawed by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust in a purpose-built environment and public gallery at Canterbury Museum. After its discovery frozen in the ice, world renowned Master Blender, Richard Paterson, carried out painstaking analysis to re-create this antique whisky, and used this as the foundation to create Shackleton – a modern Blended Malt with ice in its DNA.

Inspired by one of the 20th century’s most charismatic leaders, Shackleton is a modern Scotch that embodies the spirit of a legend. Best enjoyed over ice. Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch is based on the spirit supplied to the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition, expertly crafted using a selection of the finest Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

The aromas on this whisky are smooth and warming with vanilla, toffee apple, cinnamon and ginger. On the palate you will find dark sugar, sweet dried fruits and glazed pineapple giving it a freshness in addition to its more comforting and rich flavours. The finish is almost like hot mulled wine with praline chocolate and a final whisper of bonfire smoke.

£35.85
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