Each batch carefully made by hand, Aberlour A’bunadh is a unique cask strength whisky that has achieved cult status among whisky connoisseurs. An incredibly popular whisky from Aberlour. Meaning ‘the original’ in Gaelic, A’bunadh is made in homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming, using only traditional methods without chill filtration, just great whisky! The result is a heavier, creamier single malt than most have ever experienced.
Amrut Fusion gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish - with the latter being peated for good measure. Fusion has been picking up awards ever since it first appeared in 2009, and in 2012 was named the best whisky for a Rob Roy in the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge in New York.
Made in India
A glorious single malt from the Island of Islay, Ardbeg 10 year old. Beside the classic peat, It gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt, producing a whisky of perfect balance. This single malt has won several awards including World Whisky of the Year in 2008 by Jim Murray, simply a dram not to miss out on.
As a replacement for the much-loved 1990 Airigh nam Beist, Ardbeg Corryvreckan had some pretty big shoes to fill, but the good news is that this is a belter, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and Best No Age Statement Scotch from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smoky finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of Airigh nam Beist, this probably represents the best value in the core range.
From Hunter Laing's classic Old Malt Cask range of independently bottled whiskies comes a 16 year old Auchentoshan single malt, presented at 50% ABV. It was distilled in October 1997 and matured in a refill hogshead until July 2014. 299 bottles were produced.
The name of this whisky is a nod to how it's matured in three different casks: American Bourbon, Spanish oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry. It's robust, with a deep amber hue and rich caramel scent. The flavor profile shows toffee, campfire smoke and a mouthwatering butterscotch note on the exhale. It almost reads like a peated Bourbon.
Baked almond desserts liberally splashed with cream, light caramel, malted milk, and an invading cloud of smoke from newly ignited twigs: a lucky strike from a forest survivalist. On the palate, it is soft and blushing, with marmalade and warm butter, ground ginger, moving to chocolate orange, toffee, and Ovaltine. A whirl of spices and chunky chocolate round off this blend’s finish stylishly. This has all the hallmarks of a perfect nightcap.
Made in Scotland
An additional period of maturation in 30 year-old port pipes has given this aged Balvenie an extra level of depth and concentration of flavour, adding potent fruit and smoke notes to the silky-smooth full-bodied palate. Rich, indulgent, after-dinner Speyside at its best.
This Benromach was distilled in 2008 using Scottish organic barley and left to mature in virgin American oak casks until 2014, when it was bottled. Big and bold with plenty of malty notes at the core, surrounded with toffee, banana and milk chocolate notes with some spicy, peppery oak giving depth.
The selection of American Oak casks were hand charred by Bimber’s on-site coopers to level #4 char – also known as ‘Alligator char’. The deep charring process caramelised the wood sugars, adds a layer of filtering carbon to the surface of the barrel and influences the whisky by imparting distinctively sweet, rich smooth and fruity flavours into the maturing spirit.
NOSE: Orchard fruits and spit-roasted pineapple chunks are sweetened with honey, nougat and cookie dough. Oak smoke and wood char float across the nose, whilst cinnamon and pepper spicing offers an enlivening intensity.
PALATE: Red apples and ripe pears sit alongside banana bread and pineapple juice. Caramel, butterscotch sauce and split vanilla pods combine with layered pepper and ginger spicing and a characterful note of charred oak.
FINISH: Enduring wood smoke supports beautifully fading fruits and perfectly balanced oaky dryness.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest bourbons on the planet, Blanton's Gold is hand-bottled from the best casks at the distillery. Profoundly full-flavoured.
The original single-barrel bourbon, first introduced in 1984, and winner of a Gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition every year from 1999 - 2004.
Formerly known as Darkest, this expression was given a secondary maturation for 3 years in oloroso sherry casks. The nose features smoky caramel, dates, citrus fruits, and quite dry sherry. Dark chocolate and cocktail cherries on the rich malty palate, with peat smoke and a hint of dry oak balancing the sweet fruitiness. Sherry, brine, soft peat, oak, and allspice in the lingering finish.
Complex and contemplative. The enticing scent mixes iodine, sea breeze and salted caramel, while the light, soft palate shows smoke, cocoa and dried fig notes, drying to clove and black pepper sparks. Water softens the overall impression to mocha and spice, with a mild blanket of campfire smoke on the exit.
A 5-year finish in American oak is embellished here by a further 18 months in sauternes casks. Floral and fruity on the nose, with light smoke, cherry, raspberry, and hints of fresh melon. The palate is spicy, with notes of barrel char and smoke, chocolate, and cooked dark berries. A balanced finish of fruit, honey, and spice, underpinned by rich notes of dark chocolate. Explosively tasty, big, and delicate all at once.
After many limited releases, we finally have a permanent age-statement expression of Port Charlotte, with a satisfying number of years under its belt. Distilled from Scottish-grown barley, it is matured predominantly in first-fill American oak casks, along with second-fill American and second-fill French wine casks. It is peated to 40ppm, in line with other Islay heavy-hitters, but the peat is never a blunt instrument, retaining sufficient restraint to allow other characteristics—maritime notes, the sweetness of caramel, coconut, and orchard fruits—to shine through.
Master distiller Jim McEwan has crafted this malt from individually selected casks to illustrate the classic, floral and elegant style of Bruichladdich.It is the trademark Bruichladdich unpeated and definitive. Created from 100% Scottish barley, it is trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life in premium American oak by the shores of Lochindaal and is a testament to the quality of the ingredients used by Bruichladdich.
Deep amber color, along with an aroma of vanilla, caramel, mint and molasses. Palate offers sweet notes of brown sugar and toffee, which give way to oak, dark fruits, baking spices and anise. The finish is both mellow and complex, with lingering notes of vanilla, oak and rock candy.
A nose and a taste of this tells more than a book ever could. The beautiful golden spirit’s aroma releasing honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak notes can be sensed upon further reading, while the palate tells of mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood. Its story ends very happily, with dry notes interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.
$360.00This is just a delight; a real flavor giver. A wave of honey sweeps along aromas of creamy vanilla, white peach, fresh citrus peel, white pepper, cinnamon stick, and milk chocolate. It starts delicately with melon, light grape, and vanilla, swells with citrus acidity and creamy caramel, ramping up to toffee, darker fruits, chocolate, Fruit Pastilles, and a little oak. The finish is mouth-clinging, with vanilla and spice.
$1,330.00Distinctive for its classic three-wood maturation profile, this has complex layers of dark fruits to unravel on the nose: Dried cranberry and blackberry mingle with walnut and black pepper. It’s a satisfyingly smooth and spicy number amid the flavorsome tussle of port and sherry elements in the mouth. Damson and other plums occupy the mid-palate; it’s enjoyably nutty and soaked in delicious portwood flavors.
$2,380.00Bushmills’ sumptuous magnum opus spins aromas of sultana, brown sugar, walnut oil, date slice, chocolate-covered cranberries, leather gloves, and a hint of espresso. The dark, crepuscular mystique continues in the syrupy mouthfeel redolent of forest honey, banana bread, nuts, browned butter, sultana, date, and blackberry. Utterly beguiling, the Madeira finish works wonders here, right through to the last moments of the smooth, sweet finish. A must-try for all.
A true Islay stamp mark from the Caol Ila distillery, the 18 year old is full flavoured with a pleasant charred peat character. it's not too heavy on the peat, with a touch of sweetness makes this dram just perfect.
The assured Scotch whisky that became one of the classic blends. Dry and sweet, with a nose of vanilla sponge, fresh cut flowers, and marzipan over a malty base. Pleasingly oily, with flavors of burning butter, malty toffee, and cake mix, with gentle spices and hints of chocolate appearing the longer you hold off swallowing. The glossy mouthfeel makes this feel like an everyday luxury. A finish of spent spices, cocoa, hazelnut, and a waft of smoke brings it home.
Amber and bright in the glass, this 18-year-old blended whisky melds vanilla, cigar wrapper and chamomile tea notes with nutmeg and cinnamon spice, plus a delicate puff of sweet smoke. Feels light and silky, finishes long and gently.
A terrific vatted grain whisky (the first of its type) from tireless innovators Compass Box. Supple & silky, with elegant, rich flavours of vanilla, toffee, coconut and cocoa.
A whisky commemorating the end of an era in Whisky history - the enactment of the Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009. After the 22nd of November 2011 whiskies can no longer be labelled as Vatted Malts, the new term being the (debatably) confusing Blended Malt Whisky. This bottling, a cask strength vatting of 35 year old Speyside whisky and 26 year old Islay whisky, is Compass Box's tribute.
A top-quality vatting of the peated Speysider Ardmore with some choice Islay malt, Peat Monster is never less than excellent. Pitch-perfect balance and delicious chewy complexity.
Made in Scotland
Dalmore's stunning 18 year old Highland malt is as rich, fruity and spicy as you could ever want from a Dalmore. Kudos to Richard Paterson for creating another veritable chocolate orange of a whisky - a surefire hit, and great for the colder months. It is aged for 14 years in American oak, followed by three years in Matusalem sherry butts, before a final year in sherry butts.
To make Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson selected a range of differently aged malts matured in a mixure of French wine casks, Madeira drums, sherry butts, Marsala barrels, port pipes and bourbon barrels from Kentucky. A remarkable feat of blending.
The 18-year-old expression of Dewar's ever-popular blended whisky. After blending, the whisky is refilled into vats for an extra-long marrying period.
A top-quality single barrel bourbon from Buffalo Trace, the Eagle Rare 10yo is deliciously fragrant and woody, and has to be one of the best bargains available in this price range.
The yearly release of Evan Williams's vintaged single barrel whisky, aged for nine years. The folks at Evan Williams know how to pick them, and with every vintage gaining a few breathless reviews we expect good things from this one as well.
700ml / 43.3%
A rye whiskey from Chicago's FEW distillery, named for temperance campaigner Frances Elizabeth Willard. This is rye heavy, with a touch of corn in the mix. Aged in air-dried oak barrels, this is a spicy offering.
Matured in first-fill bourbon casks and cut to 46% ABV before bottling using Wicklow water, Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey offers rich aromas of butterscotch, honeycomb and lemon meringue balanced with subtle notes of citrus and clove. Generous notes of vanilla fudge and rock candy emerge on the palate and merge with hints of lemon, peach, dried apricot, oak and spice that carry through the long finish.
this has all the aromatic hallmarks of mizunara, as well as golden pastry, cooked peach, heather honey, light malt, baguette, and white pepper. A honeyed dram of melon, white grape, and clementine peel, with sparkling spices of black pepper and ginger root. It concludes with notes of gingerbread through to a spicy finish, though the sweetness remains a constant.
A delicious, richly sherried Glenfarclas aged for 17 years and launched for the travel retail market. Loads of character and depth, just what we've come to expect from the distillery.
A dark amber-gold, full sweet vanilla delicately smoked with a rich and long lasting finish. Glenfarclas 21 year is delicious stuff, and a bargain at this price.
700ml / 43%
An elegant nose, faintly sweet, scented with apple and wood. Glenfiddich 18 yo is a robust and full-bodied single malt whisky, yet remains remarkably soft, rounded and long lasting.
Patiently matured for 21 years on‐site at the distillery, it is an exquisite, traditional Speyside whisky, rich and ripe with our Glenfiddich signature notes. But rather than bottle it, as other distillers would, our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, hand picks selected barrels and adds a sublime finishing touch.
By finishing our 21 Year Old in Caribbean rum casks it awakens the liquid, rousing it with extra exotic notes of ginger, fig, lime and banana and a vibrant spicy toffee warmth, elevating it from something great to something extraordinary.
Christmas cake, honey and rich fruit – with a long cinnamon finish. Perfect after dinner, or frankly, anytime. Matured exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks, for twenty one character-building years.
A malt whisky of unmistakable honey-rich maturity and depth. Glenlivet 18yo is the winner of 2 gold medals in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and remains one of the best-value expressions of sherried Speyside.
A delicious no-age-statement dram from Glenmorangie, some of the spirit in Signet has been made using a unique heavily roasted chocolate malt that really beefs up the rich flavours.
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX is the second of Glenmorangie's Private Collection bottlings, following on from the successful Astar. Matured for 10 years in American white oak casks before being transferred into casks formerly containing Pedro Ximenez for its final two years of extra-maturation.
An 8 year old single grain whiskey from Ireland! This won Gold (Best in Class) three years running at the International Wine and Spirits Competition between 2008 and 2010. Greenore is distilled at the Cooley distillery.
A fantastic Japanese blend, made with aged malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries. Spicy and sophisticated, this is great for catching people out at blind tastings. Recently awarded a Gold 'Editor's Choice' award from Whisky Magazine and picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Made in Japan
A collaborative whiskey from High West, taking spirit from the USA and Scotland to produce a one-of-a-kind bottling. It's a blend of straight bourbon and rye, with high corn and rye mashbills respectively, with a peaty Scottish single malt. A superb combination of sweet corn, floral rye and smoky Scotch.