Highland Park 12 year old Single Malt is one of the best all round 12 year old expressions in the world of whisky today. It balances peat smoke with the 'Heather-honey' distillate influences along with and array of citrus fruits and spices from the casks. It truely is one of the greats.
Nestled at the foot of Scotland's Highest Mountain, Ben Nevis. The distillery, of the same name, produces it's flag ship whisky, Ben Nevis 10 year old Single Malt. This whisky is a great introduction to the style of whisky synonymous with the Western Highlands. It is a full-bodied whisky, with a rounded and robust palate from the initial sip. A hint of peat smoke is surrounded by tropical fruits and citrus, balanced out with rich dark chocolate and coffee notes. Ben Nevis 10 year old Single Malt is a great representation of powerful highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Bowmore 12 year old Single Malt is the flagship of the Bowmore range. It displays the typical Islay peated malt style in all it's glory.Matured in ex-bourbon casks, Bowmore 12 year old Single Malt delivers gentle peat throughout the palate balanced by citrus fruits, lemon, peach, and wonderful honey sweetness. The finish is long, elegant, and mellow, making it a go-top Whisky for any fan of Islay Malts.
Royal Lochnagar 12 year old Single Malt, is from Diageo's smallest distillery in the Highlands of Scotland. Nowadays most of the production is used for the Single Malt, Royal Lochnagar Whiskies, however previously a large proportion of production would have went into the blended whisky, Vat69.This whisky gives delicate notes of toffee, citrus, while maintaining a linseed oil character. It has plenty of grassy tones, soft notes of barley and toasted oak. It is a delectable dram, easy drinking, and flavoursome.
Part of the Diageo Classic Malts range, Dalwhinnie 15 year old Single Malt is the perfect introduction to unpeated Single Malt Scotch whiskies. It is quite delicate in nature but carries enough weight on the palate that it can trigger the taste buds for any Malt whisky drinker.The palate has a combination of sweet caramelized fruit with a balancing citrus bite. The finish is long with a touch of balancing spices.
Glendronach 12 year old Single Malt is the perfect introduction to Sherry matured Malt whisky from the Highlands of Scotland. The Glendronach Distillery, now owned by Brown-Forman, is part of the trio, Benriach, Glendronach, and Glenglassaugh, Three distilleries which famed Scotch Whisky Blender, Billy Walker, brought back to life over the last decade.Glendronach 12 year old Single Malt has a nose filled with rich dried fruits and spice, balanced by honeyed citrus fruits. The palate is a dense feast of rich fruits, vanilla, and toffee providing the sweetness. The finish is typical sherry with rich oak and raisins.
Tobermory 10 year old Single Malt distillery, is the Unpeated sibling to the peated, Ledaig, from the Tobermory distillery on the island of Mull. The distillery is currently undergoing a re-vamp, with little to no production taking place.This whisky has lots of barley and cereal notes, with crisp citrus fruit, oak and pepper spice. It is an interesting Single Malt well worth a try when looking for something a bit different.
Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt is a Triple-distilled single malt from the Auchentoshan Distillery in the Lowlands of Scotland. This whisky is initially matured in ex-bourbon casks, before being finished in Oloroso sherry casks, and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.Although a Non-age Statement expression this whisky carries all the depth and complexity of the aged products from Auchentoshan. There is an array of rich and dried fruit present throughout thenose and palate, while the finish is dominated by the European Oak spice. Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt is one of the finest Non-age Statement Single Malts available today.
Bunnahabhain 12 year old Single Malt has been judged by many as the 'defining' 12 year old Scotch Malt Whisky. When tasting this whisky, your palate is taken on a journey exploring the region, the distillate, the cask influence, and the marrying of the Malt whiskies.Bottled at 46.3% and non-chill filtered, Bunnahabhain 12 gives notes of soft smoke, sherried spices, while delivering a balance of richness and sweetness that soothes the palate. One of the best 12 year olds in Whisky.
Bowmore 15 year old Single Malt 'Darkest', is one of the most fruitful expression available from Islay today. It is initially matured mostly in ex-bourbon casks, with a small amount of ex-sherry casks used also, and then finished for 3 years in Oloroso Sherry Casks.This whisky balances peat smoke perfectly with lots of rich & dark fruits throughout. On the nose, there are an array of dark fruits, raisins, burnt sugar, and leathery smoke. The palate is an enigma of pungent dark fruits, peat smoke, & spice. Bowmore 15 year old 'Darkest', is one of the most complex whiskies in the Bowmore Range, and represents excellent value within the category.
Lagavulin 16 year old Single Malt is one of Diageo's Classic Malts, and it is the flagship whisky of the Lagavulin Distillery, one of Islay's most famous distilleries. It is a full-bodied, rich, and round whisky, and has many devoted followers world wide.The nose and palate of this whisky are filled with pungent smoke, rich fruits, kippers, and sweet spice. Even with the pungent smoke, this whisky displays how effectively balanced a whisky can be, with all elements of flavour allowed to play their part. Lagavulin 16 year old Single Malt has set the benchmark for Islay Malts.
Bowmore 18 year old Single Malt is matured in a selection of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks and married together before bottling. This whisky brings forth some of the most distinctive elements of the Bowmore range, with salty peat, rich fruits from the cask influence, but yet that clear Bowmore floral elements is clear throughout.The nose of Bowmore 18 Single Malt delivers peat smoke, stewed fruits and fresh barley elements. The palate infuses floral peat smoke, like burning heather, with hints of citrus fruits and a light nuttiness. It's an incredibly well balanced offering.
Auchentoshan 18 year old Single Malt, is one of the finest expressions of Lowland Single Malt available today. Exclusively matured in ex-bourbon cask for at least 18 years, this whisky has a level of complexity which is hard to rival in Scotch Single Malts from any region.The palate is dominated by citrus fruits and spice. Richer notes of dried fruits and ginger, surrounded by a fresh almond nuttiness.The choice of maturation allows the distillate to shine through, with notes of barley and tangerine freshness clear throughout. Auchentoshan 18 year old Single Malt is one of the finest core range expressions in Scotland.
Auchentoshan 21 year old Single Malt is a triple-distilled Single Malt whisky from the Lowlands of Scotland. It is maturated solely in 2nd-fill Sherry casks, which provide a subtle notes of sherry while allowing the distillate to enhance it's character throughout the 21 years in oak.The Malted Barley is present throughout the nose of this whisky, with notes of heather, barley spice, citrus fruits and menthol balancing the freshness. The palate retains that barley freshness with tangerine, candied citrus, and vanilla sweetness. There is richness and nuttiness throughout but it is a very controlled sherry influence, making Auchentoshan 21 year old Single Malt a diverse and dynamic whisky.
Bowmore 25 year old Single Malt is a great representation of what you should expect from the very best whiskies from Islay. Even though this whisky has been maturing in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks for at least 25 years, the Bowmore distillate still shines through in all of it's floral glory, intertwined with the cask influence, you get one of the finest whisky's on Islay.The nose and palate of this whisky coincide with each other. There are elements of peat smoke, citrus fruits, but dominated by floral tones, barley and green fruits. The palate is wonderfully complex and allows you to find varying flavours when some time is spent with it. Bowmore 25 year old Single Malt is one of the greats of Islay.
This particular Laphroaig 25 year old release, won Best Cask Strength Single Malt at the IWSC Awards in 2011. The release at Cask strength made a considerable difference to this whisky, and it has now solidified it's place as one of the best Peated Single Malts ever released.The palate of this whisky is one of the most complex in Islay Malts. There are notes of signature Laphroaig coal dust, smoke, seaweed, and woodsmoke which you might expect from older Laphroaigs. But, they are followed by big shared sweetness, almost jammy fruits, balanced by the spice, and saltiness of it's backbone. An incredible whisky!
Highland Park 30 year old Single Malt is one of the finest expression of aged Single Malt available today. It carries all the rounded body, fruit and spice which we expect from Highland Park whiskies while adding layer upon layer of complexity, with tropical fruits and cherries, yet it still retains the floral heart of the distillate. It is Whisky making at it's best.The nose is a complex mix of cola spices with white and tropical fruits, peach, mango, while holding a rich pastry texture. The palate brings layers of richer fruits, raisins, sultanas and marzipan while it gains body through european oak spice and lacquered wood. The finish is where the fruit is balanced by the spices in one of the most flavoursome climaxes in Scotch Whisky. An absolute treat.