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.
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.
Clynelish 14 year old Single Malt is a floral and spicy entry to the market from the Clynelish Distillery. The complexity of this Malt whisky is clear from the onset, with floral barley notes and sweetness throughout the palate. It is consistently balanced with a light hint of peat smoke.This is one of the very best entry level whiskies from any distillery across the Highlands. Replacing the now silent Brora distillery on the same site, it is clear that Clynelish 14 year old Single Malt has confirmed there is a future of great whiskies in the area.
Springbank 10 year old Single Malt, is made at the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown, a small seaside town on the east coast of Scotland. This distillery is one of the few to perform 100% of production on site, from Floor Malting to Bottling.This whisky is one of the very best entry level whiskies from any distillery in Scotland. Lightly peated and matured in a selection of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, it exposes some of the best elements from each variable on the palate. Notes of peat smoke, brine, citrus fruits, nutmeg, and cinnamon all present throughout the palate. There is a fantastic warmth to this whisky which brings it's it to a long satisfying finale.
Relaunched in 2016, with a new face-lift, Tomatin 12 year old Single Malt has been matured in ex-bourbon casks from 12 years and then finished in Oloroso Sherry casks for a period of 6-9 months.It is a complex, well balanced whisky from the Highlands of Scotland, unlike like it's sibling Cu Bocan, there is no peat present. It is full flavoured with notes of apple, citrus fruits, nutmeg, and clean oak spices. A great flagship whisky form the Tomatin distillery.
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.
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.
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.