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.
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.
Laphroaig 10 year old Single Malt is a Peated Islay Single Malt, and one of the most recognisable brands in the world of whisky, if you mentioned Peat, chances are, someone will mention Laphroaig.The nose is dominated by salty peat, sea air, and medicinal notes. The palate then allows elements of citrus fruits to come through, pear & lemon, this is surrounded by those salty, briny, seaweed notes from the nose. Laphroaig 10 year old Single Malt is a true representation of the elements of Islay in a whisky.
Talisker 10 year old is one of Diageo's Classic Malts, and it is made at the Talisker distillery, which was for a long time, the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.The nose and palate of Talisker 10 year old are filled with smoke, oak and spice. There are some rich fruit notes present, with a lingering sense of smouldering heather, and malt spices. A favourite among many heated Malt whisky drinkers.
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.
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.
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!