• Arran 12 yo James MacTaggart Master of Distilling Series “The Man with the Golden Glass”

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    Arran 12 yo James MacTaggart Master of Distilling Series “The Man with the Golden Glass”

    SPECIAL RELEASE OF 12 YEAR-OLD ARRAN MALT

    In 2019, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 12th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery.
    This elegant and luxurious expression of the Arran Malt has been skilfully designed by him using some of the finest Palo Cortado Sherry Casks. These unique casks, give a warm and rich note that beautifully compliments the natural fruitiness of the Arran Malt.

    TASTING NOTES

    Nose : Bright and mouth-watering; Seville orange marmalade, peaches and mango freshness are followed by the warmth of root ginger and a waft of drying grass and gorse bushes.

    Palate : Rich in chocolate orange, quince jelly and the zest of citrus fruits. The subtle tang of yeasty, buttered sourdough and a kick of rock salt come through as the Palo Cortado cask displays its influence.

    Finish : Cider apples accentuate Arran house style before the warmth of ginger returns alongside a rich impression of these exceptional sherry casks.

    Tasting notes courtesy of James MacTaggart, Master Distiller.

    £52.50
  • Arran 21 70cl

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    Arran 21 70cl

    Arran 21 70cl

    The Long Awaited 21 Year-Old Has Now Joined The Core Range Of Single Malt Whiskies.

    This Limited Edition Release Of 9,000 Bottles Worldwide Introduces This Rich And Complex Expression Of Some Of The Oldest Whisky In Our Warehouses.

    Appearance – Warm Gold, Copper Reflections
    Nose – Dark Chocolate, Sweet Spice
    Plate – Sweetness, Spice, Bitter Orange, Citrus, Dark Chocolate, Satisfying.

    Today The Distillery Is The Only One On Arran. Back In The Early 1800s There Were Many Small Stills To Be Found Across The Island. Not All Of Them Were Legal, But All Made Superlative Spirit.

    £79.00
  • Arran Cote Rotie Cask Finish 70cl

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    Arran Cote Rotie Cask Finish 70cl

    After initially maturing in traditional oak casks the Arran single malt in this bottling was specifically selected by our master distiller to be ‘finished’ in the Côte-Rôtie wine casks sourced from a quality producer of this red wine from the Rhone valley. This whiskey is bottled without artificial colouring or chill filtration to ensure a natural full-bodied and flavoursome single malt.

    £33.10
  • Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 4 70cl

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    Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 4 70cl

    This single malt Scotch whisky was selected by Arran for the fourth batch of The Bothy series. It was initially matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into American oak smaller casks for a minimum of 18 months. 

    Tasting Notes:

    Nose: Exotic fruit, sweet spice, vanilla and a plenty of warming oak.

    Palate: Intensely fruity with fresh pineapple, tinned peaches and coconut. Brown bread and more rich spice form underneath.

    Finish: Waxy lemons and a hint of cacao linger.

    £35.00
  • Arran The Marsala Cask Finish 70cl

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    Arran The Marsala Cask Finish 70cl

    Arran The Marsala Cask Finish 70cl

    Brand New For Summer 2018 This One-Off Bottling Of The Arran Malt Finished In A Marsala Cask. This Is A Guest Cask Finish For 2018 And Won’t Be Available For Long.

    Appearance – Delicate Blush
    Nose – Candied Orange Peel
    Plate – Sweetness, Bitter Orange, Apple, Toasted Oak.

    What A Dram, One For A Summer Evening Or Indeed A Cosy Night In.
    Great Exploration Of The Cask

    £33.10
  • Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve 70cl

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    Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve 70cl

    Auchentoshan Cooper’s Reserve 70cl

    This 14 Year Old Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky Was Released For Travel Retail And Bestowed The Title ‘Cooper’s Reserve’.

    The Whisky Was Drawn From A Selection Of Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks And North American Sherry Casks, Resulting In A Flavour Profile Brimming With Sugared Almonds, Dried Fruit And Creamy Vanilla.

    Nose: Diced Almond And Crushed Hazelnut, Drizzled In Toffee Sauce. Touches Of Orange Oil And Fig Rolls.
    Palate: More Fruit Than The Nose – Plenty Of Raisins, Figs And Juicy Orange. Well Balanced With Thick Vanilla, Nuts And A Hint Of Oak.
    Finish: Walnut, Milk Chocolate And That Oak-Y Hint From The Mid-Palate Last.

     

    £43.00
  • Auchentoshan Heartwood 1L

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    Auchentoshan Heartwood 1L

    Auchentoshan Heartwood 1l

    Auchentoshan Heartwood Is Made With Triple Distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky Which Has Been Matured In Both Oloroso Sherry Casks And Bourbon Casks,

    Nose: Fresh Honey And Candied Orange Peels, With Hints Of Dark Coffee And Pear Drops.
    Palate: Nuttier Than The Nose, It’s Got A Core Of Hazelnut And Almond, Surrounded By Chocolate Buttons, Apple And Fresh Ground Coffee Again.
    Finish: Dried Fruit And Citrus Lasts.

    £37.30
  • Auchentoshan Springwood 1l

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    Auchentoshan Springwood 1l

    Auchentoshan Springwood 1l

    Auchentoshan’s Springwood Expression, Which Spends Its Maturation Resting In American Oak Bourbon Casks, Was Released For Travel Retail. Rich In Vanilla And Orange.

    Nose: Light And Fragrant With Classic Bourbon-Cask Vanilla And Honey, With Hints Of Orange Oil Shining Through.
    Palate: Chocolatey On The Palate, With Continued Vanilla Fudge And Citrus Peels.
    Finish: A Rather Refreshing Palate Of Lemon And Orange.

     

    £29.15
  • Auchroisk 25yr 1990 (Special Release 2016)

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    Auchroisk 25yr 1990 (Special Release 2016)

    Auchroisk 25yr 1990 (Special Release 2016)

    This Cask Strength Auchroisk Is The Single Malt’s Third Appearance In The Diageo Special Releases, Following A 20 Year Old In 2010 And A Very Good 30 Year Old In 2012. Matured In American Oak Hogheads And Refill European Oak Butts, 3,954 Bottles Have Been Produced.

    Nose – A Fresh Mix Of Sweet Peaches And Pears, Bright Lemon Peel And A Hint Of White Blossom. Rather Scented And Feminine Perhaps. Minty Notes, A Little Beeswax, Hints Of Aniseed And Leather. Very Soft Grassy Touches.
    Palate – Similar Sweet And Sour Mix. Fruit Salad, Fruit Cake, With A Hint Of Pepper. Slight Varnishy / Fragrant Touches. Cereal Notes, Creamy Vanilla, A Little Ginger.
    Finish – Quite Long, Still Fruity And Minty With A Warm Spicy Glow.

    SKU: 8776b6c340af Categories: , ,
    £202.45
  • Big Peat 10 Year Old 70cl

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    Big Peat 10 Year Old 70cl

    Big Peat 10 Year Old

    This Very Special Limited Edition Bottling Honours Big Peat’s 10th Birthday In Style, With A Vintage-Style Scrapbook Label And A Storybook Neck Hanger Telling The Legend Of Big Peat.
    Offered At 46%, Without Colouring Or Chill Filtration, There Are Only 850 Cases Available Worldwide.

    Nose: Peat Smoke, Damp Earth And Leaves With A Peppery Warmth
    Palate: Smoked Barley And BBQ Ash, A Sea-Salt Tang Balanced By A Leathery Sweetness
    Finish: Long With Streaky Bacon, Tobacco, Toasted Marshmallows And Charred Wood

     

    £43.65
  • Big Peat Christmas 2018 70cl

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    Big Peat Christmas 2018 70cl

    Big Peat Christmas 2018

    Big Peat, Characterful Ileach Fisherman, Is Back With His 8th Christmas Limited Edition, A Cask Strength, Sooty Snowstorm That Conveys The Ultimate Taste Of Scotland’s Whisky Island.In This Bottle You Can Expect A Big Ashy, Beachy, Creosoted, Oceanic, Pelagic, Smoky And Tarry Message, All The Way From The Island Of Islay.

    Nose: Dense Smoke And Coastal Air, Punctuated By Hints Of Pineapple.
    Palate: Ash And Earthy Oak, With Layers Of Cooking Spice And Boiled Sweeties.
    Finish: Lingering Hints Of Soot And White Pepper.

    Each Year, Big Peat Releases His Christmas Limited Edition Bottling. It’s Bottled At Natural Cask Strength, Typically Around 53% Abv, Offering A Particularly Warming Dram For A Cold, Wintery Evening.
    The Chimney-Sooty Flavour Profile Of Big Peat Christmas Is Best Enjoyed By A Festive Fire-Side On A Chilly, Snowy Evening.

    SKU: e8c61fa87ddc Categories: , , ,
    £37.25
  • Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 70cl

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    Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 70cl

    Big Peat Feis Isle 2018

    This is a limited edition bottling of Douglas Laing’s Big Peat blended malt, made exclusively with whiskies distilled on the isle of Islay, released in celebration of Fèis Ìle 2018. It comes with a sheet of stickers that you can use to customise the presentation tube. Neat!

    Nose: Oily peat with a crackle of cinnamon bark underneath. Buttery at points.
    Palate: Seaweed, oatcakes, Demerara sugar and Frazzles.
    Finish: Soot, meaty malt, sea salt and a slight hint of grilled lemon.

    £33.50
  • Bowmore 10 Year Old Dark & Intense 1L

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    Bowmore 10 Year Old Dark & Intense 1L

    Bowmore 10 Year Old Dark & Intense

    Originally Released For The Travel Retail Market, This 10 Year Old Bowmore Single Malt Is A Marriage Of Spanish Oak Sherry Casks And Hogsheads, Resulting In A Fine Balance Between Classic Coastal Islay Smoke And Sherried Sweetness.

    Nose: Salted Pretzels, Fruitcake And A Pinch Of Cinnamon.
    Palate: Flamed Orange Peel, Sea Salt, Cadbury Bournville.
    Finish: Spiced Rum Warmth, With Layers Of Toasted Malt.

    £33.95
  • Bowmore 15 Year Old Golden & Elegant 1L

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    Bowmore 15 Year Old Golden & Elegant 1L

    Bowmore 15 Year Old Golden & Elegant

    The 15 Year Old Expression Matures In First-Fill Bourbon Casks, Resulting In Generous Bundles Of Vanilla-Y Goodness Alongside The Familiar Peaty Notes.

    Nose: Fresh Vanilla Pods And Salted Caramel. Hints Of Lemon And Orange Peel.
    Palate: A Touch Of Smoked Kipper As It Opens, Leading To Seaside Fudge And Honey’d Barley.
    Finish: Peat Smoke, Another Burst Of Citrus.

    £52.85
  • Bowmore 18 70cl

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    Bowmore 18 70cl

    Bowmore 18 Year Old

    One Of The Most Remarkable, Perfectly Balanced Malts Of Its Kind. Cosseted Away In The Finest, Hand-Selected Oak Casks And Allowed To Mature At Its Own Sedate Pace, This Is One Of Bowmore’s Rarest And Most Exceptional Bottlings.
    A Popular Expression In Bowmore’s Ongoing Range, This Replaced The 17 Year Old, Which Was Phased Out A Few Years Ago. Fresh, With Notes Of Salty Kippers And Coal Smoke.

    Nose – Pungent, Citrus. Stewing Fruit, Hints Of Damp Wood And A Very Soft Smoke.
    Palate – Spirity At First, Then Gives Way To Perfume, Fruit, Plum Jam. A Good Sweetness, Peat Smoke And Hints Of Grape.
    Finish – Seville Marmalade, Blossom, Dark Peat.

    SKU: 436ed5fbb8c8 Categories: , ,
    £65.70
  • Bowmore 18 Year Old Deep & Complex 70cl

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    Bowmore 18 Year Old Deep & Complex 70cl

    Bowmore 18 Year Old Deep & Complex

    A “Deep & Complex” 18 Year Old Single Malt From The Excellent Bowmore Distillery On Islay, Matured In Both Oloroso And Pedro Ximenéz Casks.

    Nose: Blackberry And Rhubarb Crumble, Zesty Citrus Peels Drenched In Sherry, A Good Pinch Of Sea Salt.
    Palate: Smoky Peat, Developing Into Toasty Oak And Dried Fruit Richness.
    Finish: Massively Chocolatey On The Finish.

    £73.25
  • Bowmore Vault Edition First Release 70cl

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    Bowmore Vault Edition First Release 70cl

    Bowmore Vault Edition First Release

    The Vault Editions From Bowmore Is A Four-Part Series Of Whiskies That Highlight One Characteristic Of The Distillery’s Style. The First Release Is Named Atlantic Sea Salt And Focuses On Bowmore’s Maritime Style, While Displaying Its Classic Smoky And Fruity Nature.

    Nose – Nicely Balanced, Though Perhaps A Little Shy At First (It’s A Fine Line). Vanilla With Some Sweet Lemons And Oranges. Hints Of Apricots And Berries. Light Biscuity Notes. Sea Spray Indeed, And Some Light Wood Smoke.
    Palate – Nicely Oily, And Quite A Maritime Bowmore Indeed. A Really Nice Combination Of Salt And Fruits. Citrus, Peaches. Iodine And A Some Earthy Smoke. Touches Of Ginger.
    Finish – Not Too Long, Slightly Drier. Same Mix Of Fruits, Salt, Ashes And A Light Earthiness.

    SKU: ce9c039583b2 Categories: , ,
    £67.25
  • Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1980 Canasta 70cl

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    Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1980 Canasta 70cl

    Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1980 Canasta

    A Limited Edition From Bunnahabhain On Islay, The Canasta 1980 Was Matured In Oloroso Sherry Casks Before Spending ‘A Few Months’ In Sweet Canasta Sherry Casks. The Result Is A Complex And Many Layered Whisky, With Bunnahabhain’s Oily And Fruity Spirit Character Carefully Combined With Dried Fruit, Treacle And Chocolate Notes.

    Colour: Natural Colour, Deep Russet, Autumnal, Dark Brown With A Reddish Orange Tinge.
    Nose: Notes Of Rich Oak, Dried Fruit, Figs, Raisins And Sultanas, Balanced With Treacle Toffee, Dark Chocolate, And Vanilla.
    Palate: Rich Oakiness Balanced With Sweet Dried Fruit, Treacle Toffee, Black Coffee And Cocoa, Roasted Nuts, With A Hint Of Coastal Brininess.
    Finish: Dry But Lingering Sweet Fruit And Oak.

    £1,155.00
  • Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona 1L

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    Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona 1L

    Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhona

    Cruach-Mhona, Gaelic For ‘Peat Stack’, A Pile Of Drying Peat Bricks Cut For Fuel, Is A Departure From Bunnahabhain’s Usual Style, Adding In Some Peat To Their Normally Unpeated Spirit.

    Nose: Starts Savoury With Coastal Hints Of Dried Algae. Toasted Bread.
    Taste: More Peat Now. Ash Tray, Tarry Ropes. More Malty Sweetness Than The Nose Suggested. Develops On Pepper, Liquorice And A Little Salt. A Few Herbal Notes.
    Finish : Slightly Drying And Smokey. Medium Length.

    £57.65
  • Claxton’s Auchentoshan 1991 26 years old 70cl

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    Claxton’s Auchentoshan 1991 26 years old 70cl

    Claxton’s Auchentoshan 1991 26 years old

    Year Distilled 28/10/1991
    Cask Type Sherry Hogshead
    Cask No 1835-2918
    Year Bottled 2018
    Total Bottle Yield 217

    Nose Let it breath! Rich currants, dark chocolate, hazelnuts and Cointreau, combined with floral notes and citrus peel.
    Palate Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and toffee. Spicy oak, leather, dried fruits, malt and herbs with an impeccable, chewy, oily mouthfeel.
    Finish Long, spicy and complex. Liqueurs and Auchentoshan’s light, floral style becoming prominent.

    £148.00
  • Claxton’s Teaninich 1999 19 Years Old 70cl

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    Claxton’s Teaninich 1999 19 Years Old 70cl

    Claxton’s Teaninich 1999 19 Years Old

    Year Distilled 05/07/1999
    Cask Type Bourbon Hogshead
    Cask No 1849-307946
    Year Bottled 2018
    Total Bottle Yield 255

    Nose Striking cereal notes of sweet warm pastry, rice pudding and bran supported by key lime pie and apple sauce.
    Palate Balanced. Vanilla powder, crème brûlée and macadamia nuts add creamy sweetness to the cereal notes.
    Finish A medium, steady finish. Dark toffee sauce, pecan pie and brazil nuts with a flurry of subtle aromatic spices.

    £77.65
  • GlenAllachie 10yo Port Wood Finish

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    GlenAllachie 10yo Port Wood Finish

    The GlenAllachie Wood Finish Series consists of signature expressions of their finest single malts. The Master Distiller, Billy Walker, works with niche producers from around the world and sources small batches of outstanding casks that will complement the GlenAllachie spirit.

    This gorgeous ruby red malt has been matured for over eight years in American Oak Barrels. It was then re-racked into vintage, premium Ruby Port Wood Pipes which developed the flavour depth and complexity, adding vibrant fruit flavours. Regular monitoring ensures we achieve the perfect balance between wood and spirit influence whilst preserving the whisky characteristics.

    Limited Release: 1763 cases worldwide

     

    TASTING NOTES
    COLOUR: Red Ruby.

    NOSE: Waves of heather honey and sweet spice, laced with rose hip and dark chocolate.

    TASTE: A flood of heather honey, butterscotch and treacle, with damson, rose hip and dark chocolate

     

     

    £33.60
  • GlenAllachie 12yo PX Sherry Wood Finish

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    GlenAllachie 12yo PX Sherry Wood Finish

    The GlenAllachie Wood Finish Series consists of signature expressions of their finest single malts. The Master Distiller, Billy Walker, works with niche producers from around the world and sources small batches of outstanding casks that will complement the GlenAllachie spirit.
    This glorious rich mahogany malt has been matured for over ten years in American Oak Barrels. The additional maturation in Pedro Ximenez Puncheons enriches the flavour, creating a deeper, sweeter whisky. Billy regularly checks each cask to ensure we bottle when the wood influence and spirit are in perfect harmony.

    Limited Release: 1600 cases worldwide

    TASTING NOTES
    COLOUR: Rich Mahogany.

    NOSE: A storm of raisings, sultanas, dark chocolate, bananas and orange peel.

    TASTE: Brimming with fruit cake, dark chocolate, toffee, bananas, orange peel and sweet spices.

    £35.95
  • GlenAllachie 8yo Koval Rye Wood Finish

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    GlenAllachie 8yo Koval Rye Wood Finish

    The GlenAllachie Wood Finish Series consists of signature expressions of their finest single malts. The Master Distiller, Billy Walker, works with niche producers from around the world and sources small batches of outstanding casks that will complement the GlenAllachie spirit.
    This golden malt was first matured in the finest American Barrels with an additional maturation period in Organic Rye Quarter Casks from Chicago’s Koval Distillery. The wood to liquid ratio is greater here, meaning the signature Rye spiciness has a greater impact on the spirit. We closely monitor the process to produce an exciting, sensational result.

    Limited Release: 1,800 cases worldwide

    TASTING NOTES

    COLOUR: Rich Gold.

    NOSE: Full on rich spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, with waves of honey and butterscotch.

    TASTE: Intense sweet spices enriched with honey, butterscotch, cooking apples and cloves

     

    £33.60