Arran 12 yo James MacTaggart Master of Distilling Series “The Man with the Golden Glass”View More
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.
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.
Arran 21 70clView More
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 70clView More
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 Marsala Cask Finish 70clView More
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 70clView More
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 1LView More
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 1lView More
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
Big Peat 10 Year Old 70clView More
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
Bowmore 10 Year Old Dark & Intense 1LView More
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 1LView More
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 70clView More
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.£65.70
Bowmore 18 Year Old Deep & Complex 70clView More
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
Bunnahabhain 36 Years Old 1980 Canasta 70clView More
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
GlenAllachie 12yo PX Sherry Wood FinishView More
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
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
Glenfarclas 30View More
Nose – Rich, dark. Smoky, sherry. Sugared peels, zesty. Rubbery.
Palate – Thick. Creamy sherry, buttery, spicy, malt loaf. Herbal, fresh.
Finish – Long, full, rubbery on the tail.£275.00
Glenfiddich Experimental Series – IPA Cask Finish 70clView More
Glenfiddich Experimental Series – IPA Cask Finish 70cl
Part of Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series comes a single malt which was finished for three months in casks which previously held IPA! Created collaboratively by Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman and IPA expert Seb Jones, the IPA which was in the casks before the whisky was specially brewed for this expression by the Speyside Craft Brewery. Bound to be a fascinating whisky for whisky and beer enthusiasts alike
Nose: An elegant harmony of fresh green apple, William’s pear and spring blossom. Complimented with Aromatic hops and fresh herbs.
Palate: Vibrant with a zesty citrus note followed by creamy vanilla and a hint of fresh hops.
Finish: Enduring sweetness with an echo of green hops.£31.30
Glenfiddich Experimental Series – Winter Storm 70clView More
Glenfiddich Experimental Series – Winter Storm 70cl
Nose: A bouquet of tropical fruit and candied sweets are perfectly balanced with underlying wine notes.
Palate: Soft sweet notes reminiscent of candied fruit and Turkish delight develop into flavours of mouthwatering lychee. The fusion of sweet flavours is soon met with a rich drying sensation from the icewine.
Finish: Short and crisp.£136.80
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991View More
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991
The Bond House No. 1 collection invites single malt whisky connoisseurs to explore some of Glenmorangie’s most prized parcels of aged whisky. The collection takes its name from the largest of Glenmorangie’s traditional 19th century warehouses –Bonded Warehouse No.1 –transformed in 1990 into the Distillery’s current still house.
Aged for 26 years, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 takes its rich plum character from two seemingly incongruous wood-finished whiskies. One sweet, spicy parcel finished in oloroso sherry casks is skilfully married with a bold, earthy parcel finished in burgundy casks. They are softened by a hint of whisky aged in new toasted oak, to create a whisky of implausible harmony.
Nose: Mellow, Deep, Intense and fruity. Lots of apricots, plum and baked apples, with chocolate, gentle oak and a hint of truffles and star anise. A splash of water releases deeper notes, reminiscent of hickory-smoked ham and a damp forest floor.
Taste: A slightly peppery mouthfeel leads to a burst of fruity flavours intermingled with lots of milk chocolate, stewed apples, plum and rip, red fruits such as cherry and raspberry.
Finish: A hint of zesty citrus and finally an intriguing combination of oak, fruit and sweet spices.£415.25
Highland Park 17yr – The Dark 70clView More
Highland Park 17yr – The Dark 70cl
Nose – Cinnamon sticks, pine and ginger, with layers of chocolate-chip cookie dough and fruitcake bringing sweetness.
Palate – Plump raisins and roasted coffee beans, with light wisps of heather-y smoke appearing later on.
Finish – Mint chocolate ice cream, prunes, almonds and forest floor richness.£130.75
Isle Of Jura 19 Year Old The Paps 70clView More
Isle Of Jura 19 Year Old The Paps 70cl
19 year old single malt named after the famous Paps of Jura on the western side of the island. It was allowed a finishing period in casks that were previously home to 40 year old Pedro Ximénez sherry.
Nose: Quince jam, a light waft of toasted oak smokiness, juicy prune and oily walnut.
Palate: Subtle green apple sharpness, swiftly balance by layers of thick caramel and chocolate chip cookie dough.
Finish: Savoury hints of sea salt and rye spice develop on the finish, though it remains chocolatey.£76.90
Isle of Jura The Loch 70clView More
Isle of Jura The Loch 70cl
Isle Of Jura The Loch
The Loch Is Part Of A Series Launched By The Jura Distillery.
This Expression Was Initially Matured In American Oak Casks Before Being Finished In Casks That Previously Held 30 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry.
Nose: Rich Oak And Milky Coffee, With A Burst Of Juicy Raisin Sweetness.
Palate: Thick Caramel And Treacle, Balanced By A Hint Of Peat Smoke. Lasting Zesty Citrus Peel Notes.
Finish: Robust Spices Kick In On The Finish.£65.95
Isle of Jura The Road 1LView More
Isle of Jura The Road 1L
The Road is firstly matured in American oak casks, and is then moved over to casks that previously held 20 year old Pedro Ximénez sherry.
Nose: Spiced rum with a hint of pineapple, slightly grassy at points, dense malt loaf.
Palate: Gingerbread, milk chocolate and hints of sultana.
Finish: Lasting cinnamon warmth and a touch of oily walnut.£64.85
Isle of Jura The Sound 1LView More
Isle of Jura The Sound 1L
whisky finished in casks that previous held Pedro Ximénez sherry of various aged. This particular single malt was finished in casks that matured 15 year old Pedro Ximénez sherry. Sadly, there isn’t a whisky in the range called The Fury to pair this with.
Nose: Soft caramel and sultana notes. Burnt oak balanced by floral malt.
Palate: Orange syrup, rose petal, cherry and a touch of five-spice.
Finish: Chocolatey on the finish, joined by buttered brown bread.£47.65
Linkwood 37yr 1978 (Special Release 2016)View More
Linkwood 37yr 1978 (Special Release 2016)
Nose – A little meaty with apple core and a handful of malted barley. Vanilla soon makes itself known alongside hints of tropical fruit and floral notes.
Palate – Yum yums or doughnuts initially with fruit developing. Especially freeze-dried strawberries, which come to the fore.
Finish – Oak emerges now with a sprinkling of cocoa or some grated milk chocolate.£435.00
Oban 21 Year Old 70clView More
Oban 21 Year Old 70cl
A 21 Year Old Single Malt From The Oban Distillery, Unveiled As Part Of The 2018 Diageo Special Releases Line-Up.
Oban Bottlings Outside Of Its Core Range Are Few And Far Between, So It’s Always Exciting To See Something New From The Distillery In The Highlands. This Expression Was Drawn From European Refill Oak Butts, Bottled At Cask Strength.
Nose: Aromas Of Rocket Leaf, Asparagus And An Outdoor-Ish Petrichor. Then There’s A Burst Of Zesty Orange Juice, Rich Tea Biscuits And A Red Fruit Kick.
Palate: Opens With Blood Orange And Raspberry, Before There’s Cinnamon Spice, Pepper And A Nuttiness That Smooths The Whole Thing Out.
Finish: Long And Defined By That Juicy Orange Vibe.
Overall: A Real Chameleon Of A Whisky – And A Delicious One At That. It Changes A LOT In The Glass And You Get All Kinds Coming Through. Intriguing Indeed.£365.45
Spey Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 Limited Release 70clView More
Spey Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 Limited Release 70cl
Spey Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
A limited edition release to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
Originally to be sold as a Distillery exclusive to honour the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival held annually in May.
A limited release of only 300 bottles have been produced.
100% matured in Bourbon Casks.
Nose: A light nose, fruity base, honey with developing floral notes and apple blossom.
Palate: A light texture, with a sweet start leading to crisp acidity and notes of scented sweets, with a finish of white chocolate.
Finish: An elegant, feminine aroma.£54.85
Tamdhu Batch 4 70clView More
Tamdhu Batch 4 70cl
It’s the fourth edition of Tamdhu’s Batch Strength single malt! A sherried treat, matured exclusively in European and American oak Oloroso casks and bottled at a healthy 57.8% ABV. A rich and powerful dram that packs quite the flavour profile.£47.75
The Macallan Rare Cask Batch 1 70clView More
The Macallan Rare Cask Batch 1 70cl
Rare Cask’s rich mahogany-red whisky showcases two of The Macallan’s greatest and most defining strengths – sherry seasoned oak casks and natural colour.
It’s comprised of whiskies drawn from 16 different Sherry cask styles, chosen by Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno. A high proportion of these casks are first fill, and has resulted in a rich, spicy Speyside single malt, bursting with honey’d raisin, root ginger and decadent chocolate notes.£156.75
Tobermory 42 Year OldView More
Tobermory 42 Year Old
This exquisitely rare, and heavily sherried 42 Year Old, is our most precious Tobermory. With luxuriously dark chocolate and coffee liqueur flavours, and a spicy, salty tail which lingers on and on, we’re confident you’ll fall in love after just one sip of this beauty.
Distilled in the early 1970s, when the distillery’s 41 year closure had finally come to an end, this beautiful 42 Year Old Tobermory Single Malt is an important piece of our modern history. As the oldest and rarest Tobermory ever released from our beloved Distillery, we have bottled only 1 cask – if you have a bottle, you are one of only 650 lucky whisky lovers.
Cask strength @ 47.7% un-chillfiltered, natural colour£1,605.55
Tomatin Decades ll 70clView More
Tomatin Decades ll 70cl
The Tomatin Decades II is rich and complex, having been matured in traditional Scotch whisky, ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry and re-charred French oak casks hand selected from various vintages spanning the last fifty years.
Nose: An initial burst of citrus fruits gives way for hints of sweet pastry and wood shavings. Cooked fruits are balanced by softer floral and coconut tones. There is an overall sense of maturity with dried fruits, almonds and exotic spices adding real depth.
Palate: Unctuous with Christmas cake, maple syrup and fresh red berries. In time tropical fruits emerge with orange peel and ginger.
Finish: Long and waxy with tropical fruit, chocolate and spice.
1970s REFILL BOURBON HOGSHEADS DISTILLED ON 23/02/1973, 10/07/1975 AND 23/09/1977
Tomatin from the 1970’s is held in exceptionally high regard, prized for its depth and complexity. Matured in refill Hogsheads, this malt has taken on very little oak influence which has allowed the air and liquid in the casks to interact and develop a wide array of tropical fruit flavours.
1980s FINISHED IN FIRST FILL OLOROSO SHERRY BUTTS DISTILLED ON 02/12/1988
Tomatin from the 1980’s is sweet and fresh. This malt has been finished for over three years in 1st fill Oloroso Sherry Butts, resulting in a whisky reminiscent of aged Cognac. Tones of aged leather, polished oak and dark roast coffee along with flavours of stone fruit, dark chocolate and tannin add richness.
1990s FIRST FILL BOURBON BARRELS DISTILLED ON 04/10/1995
The use of 1st fill Bourbon Barrels has developed a malt with characteristics of golden syrup, freshly baked pastries with subtle spices and add a layer of warmth. Although well into its twenties, Tomatin from the 1990’s is bold which helps impart long length to the overall finish.
2000s RECHARRED VERDEJO WINE BARRELS DISTILLED ON 28/01/2000 AND 05/06/2009
From 2000 onwards Tomatin began to experiment with a wider variety of casks. The malt used from the 2000’s has been matured in Verdejo Wine casks which have been re-charred to harness the full influence of the French oak. This adds sweetness as well as some spicier notes.
2010s SECOND FILL FRENCH OAK BARRELS DISTILLED ON 14/03/2013
Young Tomatin in second fill casks allows the distillery character to shine through. Fresh green fruits and malty characteristics are to the fore with subtle spice and toffee from the light French oak influence. This is a vivacious malt which adds lighter tones but is kept in balance with the older casks.£110.00
Tomatin Warehouse 6 1977View More
Tomatin Warehouse 6 1977
In the heart of the Tomatin distillery grounds there is a quiet corner. In these sacred surrounds sits the traditional dunnage warehouse. Within, the most treasured casks. These exclusive casks enjoy a magnificent atmosphere, laid low on antique wooden rails above cool earthen floor and and stacked single level – unencumbered – so our warehousemen may keep vigil on the gently maturing spirit. At Tomatin’s very core, Warehouse 6, is a truly special place.
This 1977 Highland Single Malt is the fourth special release from Tomatin’s Warehouse 6 and is very limited – only 390 produced!!£1,995.00
Wemyss Carpaccio Salsa Verde 1981 (Caol Ila) 70clView More
Wemyss Carpaccio Salsa Verde 1981 (Caol Ila) 70cl
Wemyss Carpaccio Salsa Verde 1981 (Caol Ila)
Yummy Single Cask Caol Ila Single Malt, Independently Bottled By Wemyss! This Was Distilled In 1981 And Aged In A Hogshead Until It Was Bottled In 2017 And Bestowed The Name Carpaccio Salsa Verde
Nose – Cardamom, Lime Peel, Apple And A Hint Of Leafy Coriander. Subtle Savoury Hints Of Sea Salt And Black Pepper Crisps.
Palate – Refreshing, Though A Hint Of Mature Oak Gives It A Brooding Edge.
Finish – Lingering Salinity And Herbal Freshness.£241.35