Whisky

We have a wide and varied selection of whiskies from around the world, majority Scotland (where they are divided into regions) but also Ireland and Japan. For the delights of our American friends 

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£3.40 J&B 40% (Scotland)

£3.70 Bushmills 40% (Ireland)

HIGHLAND

The largest of the Scottish whisky regions, Highland whiskys are incredibly diverse. They can be heathery and spicy, big and fruity and contain deep peat/smoke notes, but a common thread that tends run through them all is that they’re full bodied whisky beasts!

Tomatin Legacy Tomatin distillery's new no-age-statement release uses virgin oak as well as bourbon casks. It provides a new entry level to the Tomatin range but the use of different casks make this a unique expression. (43% £4.00)

Fettercairn 12 Year Old One of four new Fettercairn expressions to be launched in August 2018, the Fettercairn 12 Year Old was intended to embody the distillery’s floral and exotic fruit-driven character. It was matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 40% ABV. (40% £4.10)

Tullibardine 11 Year Old – 2007 Casks 800109/800110 Signatory Bottling This single malt from the Tullibardine Distillery began its life in June 2007, before spending the next 11 years in a pair of bourbon barrels. After over a decade had passed and March 2019 came around, the Highlander was bottled at 46% ABV for Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered Collection. (46% £4.30)

Royal Loch Nagar 12 Year Old This 12 year old was distillery at the Lochnagar distillery, once visited by Queen Victoria when she was staying at nearby Balmoral. (40% £4.50)

The GlenDronach 12 Year If sherried single malt is very much your thing, then GlenDronach is a name you should get to know very well. The distillery resides in the Highlands, busily working away on some incredible expressions, with sherried malt sitting at the core of many of them. This particular dram, The GlenDronach 12 Year Old, is allowed to age in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez casks from Spain, resulting in generous helpings of dried fruit and Christmas spice running through it. Bottled without chill-filtration or additional colouring, you can expect great stuff from this approachable single malt. (43% £4.50)

The Glenturret Sherry Cask From the new Glenturret range, the Sherry Edition single malt Scotch whisky is made with whiskies drawn from both American and Spanish oak Sherry seasoned casks! It has been bottled at 43% ABV (the previous releases of this ilk were bottled at 40%). (43% £4.90)

 

Glen Garioch 12 Year Old Released in 2010, Glen Garioch's new 12 year old is matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, and it has loads of character, as well as being bottled at the sensible strength of 48%... (48% £4.95)

Tullibardine 500 Sherry Cask Finish Released in 2013, this fabulous bottling from Tullibardine sees the rich, malty whisky finished for 12 months in top-quality 500-litre sherry butts. The result is something to behold. Silver Scotch Single Malt - Highland – 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition (43% £5.00)

Deanston Virgin Oak Deanston Virgin Oak is made with young whisky which has been finished in brand new oak casks from Kentucky. Always a pleasure to have Deanston single malt Scotch whisky around, as they are certified by the Organic Food Association and power their distillery using hydro energy, so you can always feel good about the delicious dram in your hand. (46.3% £5.10)

Balblair 8 Year Old – Douglas Laing’s Provenance Cask 13201 A Douglas Laing bottling of Balblair, which was distilled in the Highlands in September 2010. Eight years later, after spending its time in a single refill hogshead, the single malt was bottled for the Provenance series in April 2019. 422 bottles were produced of this fairly sweet whisky, weighing in at 46% ABV. (46% £5.15)

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old This 10 year old Ben Nevis single malt exudes some beautiful coffee, chocolate and toffeed peat notes, a firm representative of the Western Highland style. (46% £5.40)

Glencadam 15 Year Old The new release of Glencadam 15 year old, at a higher strength for extra character. This was released in 2008.(46% £5.90)

Glenglassaugh Pedro Xinminez The Glenglassaugh distillery launched their Wood Finishes series in late 2017, marking the first time they've ever released cask-finished expressions. Very exciting stuff! This particular bottling was initially aged in bourbon casks before being moved over to Pedro Ximenéz for up to two years. (46% £5.90)

Ardmore 20 Year Old It is only recently that Ardmore distillery has begun to establish a presence as single malt. Ardmore doesn't tend to bottle much of the whisky it produces, and certainly it doesn't have much of a record of pairing a release with an age statement. Yet, here we are. A single malt, matured for 20 years in bourbon and ex-Islay casks.. Typically peated and full of promise, this is a really intriguing dram worth trying. (49.3% £6.10)

Tomatin 14 Year Old – Port Wood Finish The Tomatin 14 Year Old was introduced to the core range in 2014. It features Highland single malt matured in bourbon barrels as well as specially selected Port casks, imparting wine-like sweetness to the whisky. (46% £6.25)

 

The Glen Dronach 15 Year Old – Revival The Revival has been revived! The GlenDronach's 15 Year Old Revival was a much-loved expression, though was sadly discontinued in 2015 by the distillery, citing lack of maturing stocks. However, stocks have been replenished and The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival has returned to our shelves! Matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, this stuff is hugely flavoursome, aromatic and complex. (46% £6.60)

The Glen Dronach Cask Strength – Batch 7 It's the seventh batch of GlenDronach Cask Strength, and it's received a redesign since the previous batch! Drawn from a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, this stuff is full-on deliciousness. (57.9% £6.60) 

Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter One Here we have Chapter One of Glengoyne's The Legacy Series. This expression celebrates Cochrane Cartwright, Glengoyne’s distillery manager in 1869, who famously introduced sherry casks to Glengoyne. The liquid was matured in first-fill European oak Oloroso sherry casks as well as Glengoyne's refill casks, before being bottled at 48% ABV.(48% £7.70)

Balblair 2000 2nd Release – bottled 2017 A 2000 vintage single malt from Balblair, released to replace their 1999 3rd Release. This expression was bottled in 2017 and boasts a core of sherried spice alongside creamy vanilla sweetness. (46% £8.20)

AnCnoc 22 Year Old This is a brand-spanking-new anCnoc, distilled at the Knockdhu distillery and aged in both American bourbon casks and Spanish oak Oloroso sherry-seasoned casks for a period of 22 years. Very rich and full of flavour. (46% £8.50)

 

Glengoyne 21 Year Old 1996 – Cask 12388 Douglas Laing A Douglas Laing bottling of 21 year old single malt from the Glengoyne distillery, aged in a refill hogshead from December 1996 to February 2018. 211 bottles were produced, showing off an intriguingly caramel-y side of Glengoyne we don't often see (many of their official bottlings are more on the sherried side of things). (49.5% £10.50)

Dalmore 18 Year Old 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. (43% £12.95)

Glengoyne 21 Year Old A fabulously sherried single malt from Glengoyne, matured in first fill European oak sherry casks for 21 long years. Its time in the cask has bestowed upon it lovely rich fruity notes with an exceptionally long finish. This fantastic whisky was winner of a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018. Impressive stuff. (43% £13.50)

Glen Garioch Gooseberry Mocha Mocha and gooseberry - not a flavour pairing you see every day but a tasty one never-the-less. Evidently the folks at Wemyss Malts though this single cask Glen Garioch tasted enough like both to name it Gooseberry Mocha! It was distilled by Glen Garioch in the Highlands back in 1989 and bottled in 2015 with an outturn of 258 bottles. (46% £14.00)

Aberfeldy 21 Year Old - Special Edition A rather snazzy presentation of Aberfeldy's excellent 21 year old single malt Scotch whisky. Good helpings of sherried malt run through this one, with plenty of honeyed malt notes giving it a classic Speysider flavour profile. (40% £14.20)

Clynelish 23 Year Old 1995 – Cask 11236 Signatory A stunning bottle of 23 year old Clynelish, distilled all the way back in November 1995. It spent many moons in a single sherry butt (#11236, if you were wondering) until May 2019, when it was bottled by Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. The Highland single malt weighs in at 57.7% ABV, with the cask yielding only 607 bottles.  (57.7% £18.50)

ISLAY

The ravaging winds and harsh seas of the Scottish west coast give these whiskies a maritime characteristic, but they are best known for their intense peaty smoke flavours.

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Really smoky and iodine rich. This has to be one of Scotland's most characterful drams. Laphroaig are known for their medicinal malts, and the classic 10 year old is no exception. (40% £4.50)

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Created by Jim McEwan from whisky matured in American oak casks alongside Lochindaal, and chosen to represent the classic, unpeated distillery style. Bruichladdich's new signature bottling is made with 100% Scottish barley. (50% £4.70)

Bunnahabhain Toiteach a Dhà If the movie industry has proven anything (apart from Tom Hanks being a treasure), it's that people love a good sequel. Well, that idea is coming over to the whisky world - this right here is Bunnahabhain's Toiteach a Dhà, which means "Smoky Two" in Gaelic. It's the sequel to their popular peaty treat Bunnahabhain Toiteach, featuring a much more up-front core of sherried spice shining out between the smoky plumes. (46.3% £4.80)

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Introduced as the flagship Port Charlotte expression produced by Bruichladdich in 2018, this 10 year old single malt from the Isle of Islay is a lip-smackingly smoky number indeed. It's peated to 40ppm, and drawn from a combination of first-fill American whiskey casks, second-fill American whiskey casks and second-fill French wine casks. (50% £5.30)

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2009 – James Eadie Distilled in 2009, this Caol Ila spent the next nine years of its life in a trio of refill hogshead casks, before it was independently bottled in 2019 by James Eadie for the Small Batch range. (46% £5.85)

Smokehead Sherry Bomb Sherry and peat go toe to toe with Smokehead Sherry Bomb! It's a well-peated single malt from an undisclosed Islay distillery, matured in Oloroso sherry casks, boasting smoke and dried fruit by the truckload. It's a powerfully flavoursome dram, and unashamedly so. (48% £6.50)

Laphroaig 10 Year Cask Strength Batch 011 Here we have Laphraoig's wonderful batch-released cask strength 10 Year Old! It's spent its maturation in charred oak barrels, so you can expect all those smoky maritime notes alongside nutty, oaky vanilla. The single malt is only barrier-filtered, meaning that only the small char particles in the liquid are removed. Weighing in at 58.6% ABV, this is a classic and punchy Islay whisky.  (58.6% £7.50)

 

Bunnahabhain “Lemon Butter Sole” 'Lemon Butter Soul' is the little-known follow-up album to 'Rubber Soul' by Th... Oh, hang on, it's Lemon Butter Sole, like the fish! Of course, this is another marvellous indie bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt by Wemyss, with a name hint towards its flavour profile. This was distilled in 2002 and matured in a single hogshead until it was bottled in 2017, with an outturn of just 371 bottles. (46% £8.50)

Port Charlotte 6 Year Old – 2009 This is the first Port Charlotte single malt Scotch whisky bottled by Master Of Malt as part of their Single Cask Series! It was distilled in April 2009, allowed to age in a first fill bourbon hogshead for 6 years and bottled in June 2015. A tasty Islay whisky with plenty of peaty notes at its core. (58.1% £11.50)

Laphroaig 14 2001 Benchmark One of a trio of 14 year old single cask Laphroaig bottlings from Murray McDavid's Benchmark range - this one was matured in bourbon barrel number #365 from 2001 to October 2015. A release of only  170 bottles. (46% £12.30)

Bruichladdich Octomore 06.1 5yr Scottish Barley The sixth edition of experimental Octomore, famous for being made with the most heavily peated barley on the planet. Bruichladdich are still able to impart a delicate, graceful emphasis within this intense whisky. (57% £14.00)

 

Bruichladdich Octomore 09.1 5 Year Old An enjoyably punchy and heavily peated single malt from Bruichladdich's Octomore range. Octomore 09.1 sets out to challenge the idea that older means better when it comes to whisky, and it does so by offering up a 5 year old Islay whisky weighing in at 156 PPM, matured in ex-American whiskey casks. Pleasing, they've even let us know exactly where those casks came from - they were 51% Jim Beam, 26% Jack Daniel's, 15% Clermont and 8% Old Grand-Dad casks(59.1% £14.50)

SPEYSIDE

The highest concentration of distilleries operate out of this region which is dissected by the river Spey. You won’t find the same tell-tale flavours as in, say, an Islay, but don’t be surprised if you find many of them elegant and complex, often with a sweetness in the aroma and on the palate.

Craigellachie 13 Year Old One of the three official Craigellachie bottlings released in 2014, their 13 year old single malt Scotch whisky handsomely shows off the bold, robust character of the distillery's output. Oodles of dynamic fruit notes with a distinctive current of smoke running through the middle. (46% £4.20)

Aberlour 12 Year Old Double Cask The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks, now bottled at 40% abv. (40% £4.40)

The Macallan Gold Double Cask The Macallan Gold Double Cask is the released edition of The Macallan Gold from the 1824 series, which was discontinued in early 2018 to make way for the Double Cask, Triple Cask Matured and Sherry Oak ranges. This expression is drawn from a combination of American and European oak sherry-seasoned casks, making for a wonderful introduction to the Macallan flavour profile. (40% £5.00)

Beinn Dubh The Black Beinn Dubh (pronounced 'Ben doo' and meaning Black Mountain) is a thick, incredibly dark whisky produced at the Speyside distillery. (43% £5.30)

Aberlour Casg Annamh The first release in Aberlour's Casg Annamh series! This expression (named after the Gaelic for "rare cask") is matured in a trio of cask types, including European oak sherry casks and two sorts of American oak cask. Presented in similar livery to their very popular A'Bunadh expression, and with a sherry-dominated flavour profile too, we expect big things from Casg Annamh! (48% £5.70)

BenRiach Cask Strength For the second batch of BenRiach Cask Strength, the distillers in Speyside have combined whisky matured in bourbon, oloroso sherry and virgin oak casks. Intensely flavoursome stuff. (60.6% £6.00)

 

Tamdhu 11 Year Old 2006 - Old Particular  11 year old single malt from the Tamdhu distillery, drawn from a single refill hogshead which was home to the whisky from November 2006 to May 2018. After maturation, it was independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range, resulting in 407 bottles. (48.4% £7.00)

 

Royal Brackla 16 Year Old The 16 year old release from the Royal Brackla single malt Scotch whisky range, and perhaps the pick of the bunch with an abundance of spicy Oloroso character. It's also beautifully presented, with a particularly large punt. (40% £7.40)

Còig Deicheadan 17-year-old Chorlton Whiskey This is a blend of sherry-matured single malts from famous distilleries, some of which are very old indeed. (The name means “five decades” in Gaelic…) The nose is full of red fruits, with darker hints of leather, chopped nuts and smoke beneath. The palate has a creamy nutmeg note, cut through with orange peel. (46.5% £7.85)

The Singleton of Glendullan Masters Art Originally released for the Travel Retail market, this Glendullan was given a finishing period in Muscat wine casks. The Malt Master behind this one was Glendullan's Maureen Robinson. (40% £8.50)

Motlach 16 Year Old This 16 year old Mortlach single malt is drawn from sherry casks - the rich sweetness complements the intense spirit that the distillery is known for. Expect dark fruit, treacle and punchy Christmas spice notes from this one... (43.4% £8.60)

Allt-á-Bhainne 22yr – 1992 Single Cask A relatively new distillery, founded in 1975, Allt-á-Bhainne is not only a tricky one to know how to pronounce (it's 'Ollt-err-Vane'), it also produces some terrific whisky. This second Single Cask Series bottling is an absolute peach, distilled on 25th September 1992 and filled into 166 bottles on 24th March 2015. (55.2% £10.60)

Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition Introduced in 2016 (along with a 12 Year Old expression), this 18 Year Old Glen Grant delivers gorgeous notes of vanilla, nuts and caramel. This was named Jim Murray's Second Finest Whisky in the World, as well as his Scotch Whisky of the Year, in his Whisky Bible 2017! (43% £12.00)

Ginger Spice 1988 Wemyss Malts Another corker from Wemyss. Distilled in 1988 and aged for 25 years in a single Sherry butt. Ginger spice abounds. Can't help but think they've got the flavour descriptor bob on here. 660 bottles were produced. (46% £12.50)

Aberlour 23yr Old September 1992 – Single Cask 3024 Distilled in June 1992 along the river Spey, this independant bottling of Aberlour was bottled in February 2016 at 51.1%. This whisky has tonnes of apple peel on the nose with a fresh and zesty palate, considering the age it’s very light and delicate. (51.1% £13)

The Macallan Rare Cask – Batch No. 2 2019 Release It's the second wonderful batch of The Macallan Rare Cask for 2019! Just like Batch No.1, it was vatted from 50 European sherry seasoned oak butts. The whisky is presented at 43% ABV in a rather lovely decanter. Sherried Macallan is always a winner, and this expression is wonderfully complex. (43% £28.00)

ISLAND

Purists don’t consider the Island region to be separate from the Highlands. However, as a guide, consider it to be a mix of Highland and Islay with slightly softer peat flavours, rich and full bodied.

Jura Superstition A single malt made up of different ages, 13 percent of which is said to be heavily peated... It turns out Stevie was wrong, Superstition is the way! (43% £4.20)

Scapa Glansa American oak cask matured Scapa single malt Scotch whisky finished in casks that previously held smoky, peated whisky! Scapa describe Glansa as a gentle introduction to the world of peated whisky. (40% £5.00)

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Arran's The Bothy single malt has joined the Island distillery's permanent range! Matured initially in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, this expression is finished for two years in quarter casks, which are much smaller than your average run-of-the-mill cask. Finally, it's bottled at a generous 56.2% ABV. (56.2% £5.30)

Ledaig 2007 – Spirit & Cask Range A single cask bottling of peated single malt from the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery, released under the Ledaig name. It was distilled in March 2007 and bottled in 2016 with an outturn of 375 bottles for the Spirit & Cask Range. Yummy Island whisky. (48% £5.70)

Highland Park Valknut Another Viking Legend has arrived from Highland Park! The second release in the series created in partnership with Danish designer Jim Lyngvild is Valknut. The spirit used for this single malt features a small portion of Orkney-grown Tartan barley, and was matured predominantly in American oak sherry seasoned casks. Slightly smokier than your standard Highland Park whisky, so if you like a peaty treat, you've found a great option right here. (46.8% £6.10)

Talisker 2006 Amoroso Distillers Edition A Distillers Edition bottling of single malt from the Talisker distillery on the rugged Isle of Skye. This was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2016 after a finishing period in Amoroso casks, then bottled at 45.8% ABV. (45.8% £6.20)

Talisker 57° North A cask strength bottling from the Talisker distillery, bearing no age statement. This was named for the Isle of Skye sits on the line of latitude 57 Degrees North. (57% £8.35)

Ledaig 10 Year 2008 – Cask 70099 Ancient Mariner You may know the Ancient Mariner range more for its rum (and gin, nowadays!), but there's also an Ancient Mariner independent whisky bottling range, featuring this 10 year old Ledaig! Many fingers in many pies, these folks. This peated single malt Scotch whisky was distilled back in 2008 at Tobermory and matured in a single cask for a decade before being bottled at 46.1% ABV. (46.1% £8.60)

Tobermorey 21 Year Old 1994 The Old Malt Cask A 21 year old single cask Tobermory bottled as part of the popular Old Malt Cask range, now part of the Hunter Laing portfolio. Distilled in July 1994 and bottled in September 2015, the outturn of the Sherry butt was 645 bottles. (50% £9.00)

Highland Park Dark Origins Highland Park Dark Origins celebrates the early days of Magnus Eunson's illicit distilling on Orkney. Magnus worked as a butcher and church official by day, but by night he was a legendary whisky smuggler and distiller outwitting the exciseman. To honour their hero (the Batman of the Orkney Islands, if you will), Highland Park have created a whisky with a suitably 'dark' character - an exciting, spicy, chocolatey whisky has been produced. (46.8% £9.10)

Highland Park - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Batch 2 of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This is a very limited release of only 386 bottles. (46% £9.25)

Ledaig 1996 Sherry Finish A 1996 vintage Ledaig single malt Scotch whisky from Tobermory, which has been given a finishing period in Oloroso Sherry casks. Interestingly, this expression has been made using some of the first peated whisky produced at Tobermory when they started distilling peated malt in 1996! (46.3% £10.20)

Jura ‘One and All’ 20yr Jura One and All is a 20 year old expression celebrating the island’s tight-knit community, from the fabled 'Diurachs' to the distillery workers responsible for crafting the award-winning whisky. This 2017 limited edition bottling was chosen for its notes of “fruit, toffee, ginger spice, maple syrup, liquorice and white chocolate”. (51% £11.25)

 

 Tobermory 20 Year Old '94 Svenska Eldvatten Independently bottled single cask Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Svenska Eldvatten in Sweden. For 20 years, it was matured in an ex-Pedro Ximénez Sherry butt, from March 1994 to September 2014. 144 bottles of this un-peated island single malt were produced. (54.8% £11.50)

Arran 20 Year Old – 1996 Highland Laird Cask 1337 A single cask bottling of well-Sherried 20 year old Arran single malt, bottled for the Highland Laird range by Bartels Whisky. This was distilled in 1996 and set aside to mature in a first fill Sherry butt for two decades before being bottled with an outturn of 520 bottles. (51.3% £13.00)

Tobermory 19yr Old 1997 – Single Cask This heavily peated single malt originates from the Isle of Mull. This was distilled on the 17th September 1997 and left to age in a Sherry butt until the 14th October 2016, when it was bottled at cask strength, without any chill-filtration or additional colours. (59.5% £13.40)

CAMPBELTOWN & LOWLAND

Campbeltown was once the whisky capital of Scotland (and therefore the world) the whiskys are generally peaty but with salty, briny characteristics.

The Lowland region of Scotland is flat and mountainless. It tends to produce light bodied, quaffable scotch.

Kilkerran 12yr After 12 years and a bundle of Work In Progress bottlings, the first core release of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glengyle Distillery after reopening in 2004 is ready! The Kilkerran 12 Year Old is lightly peated and non-chill filtered, and has been matured in a combination of 70% bourbon casks and 30% Sherry casks. (CAMBELTOWN 46% £4.00)

Auchentoshan Three Wood A Lowland single malt matured in 3 different casks, namely: Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks, bourbon casks and Oloroso Sherry casks. A distinctive triple distilled whisky from Auchentoshan. (LOWLAND 43% £5.80)

Ailsa Bay Release 1.2 Sweet Smoke Ailsa Bay's whisky has had a bit of a redesign from its first release - in both the bottle and the whisky itself! For release 1.2, the smoky single malt made on the same site as Girvan is now smokier than before, as well as sweeter than its previous iteration. It's a well balanced and intriguing expression from the Lowlands. (LOWLAND 48.9% £5.05)

Glen Scotia 15 Yr This is the 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Glen Scotia in the Campbeltown region, released in 2015 as part of a redesign for their range. The distillers use specially selected American oak casks to age this expression, which compliment the fruit-forward and subtly coastal whisky rather well. (CAMPBELTOWN 46% £6.00)

Springbank 15yr Old A 15 year old from the Springbank distillery with plenty of sherry notes and spice, dried fruits and nuts as we have all come to expect from this fantastic distillery. (CAMPBELTOWN 46% £7.00)

Longrow 18 Year Old A double distilled, heavily peated single malt from Springbank, Longrow was first created as an experiment to make a peated whisky in Campbeltown, but today it has become very popular, thanks to its brazen, muscular character. (CAMPBELTOWN 46% £9.20)

  

Glen Scotia 1991 “Seville Bazaar” – Wemyss Malts This right here's an independently bottled Glen Scotia single malt, matured in a single butt cask from 1991 to 2015. It comes presented as part of Wemyss Malts' selection of indie bottlings with delicious names - this one is titled "Seville Bazaar" and is packed with spice and Sherried fruit notes. 737 bottles were produced. (CAMPBELTOWN 46% £9.50)

Auchentoshan 1997 21 Yr – Old Malt Cask Indie Auchentoshan here from Hunter Laing, bottled as part of Old Malt Cask's 20th anniversary celebrations. The whisky was distilled in the Lowlands back in May 1997 and left to age for 21 years before being bottled at 50% ABV in August 2018. Only 294 of these handsomely retro bottles were produced. (LOWLAND 50% £9.85)

Bladnoch Adela 15 Year Old One of a trio of 2017 releases from Bladnoch celebrating the reopening of the distillery in the Lowland region. The Adela 15 Year Old expression is crafted using whiskies matured in both American and Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry butts. (LOWLAND 46.7% £10.00)

Bladnoch 1990 “Sweet as a Nut” – Wemyss Malts A Wemyss Malts bottling of Bladnoch single malt, which was allowed to age in a single hogshead from 1990 to 2018. 219 bottles were produced, and given the rather enthusiastic name Sweet as a Nut! (LOWLAND 46% £13.80)

IRELAND

Ireland is the fourth largest whiskey (like the American’s they spell it with an ‘e’) producing region. They rarely use peated malts and make some fantastic drams.

Connemara Peated Connemara produce a peated Irish single malt, named for the area in Ireland from where it originates. (40% £5.20)

Midleton Method & Madness A single malt from Midleton, aged in bourbon barrels and enhanced with French limousin oak casks before being bottled for the Method and Madness range. Launched in 2017, we've already become fans of this range and are very excited to see what comes next. (46% £6.80)

Kinahan’s 10 Year Old A 10 year old single malt Irish whiskey from the Kinahan's range. The Kinahan's name goes back to 1779, though it disappeared for a while and was recently relaunched (on the same street in Dublin it launched all those years ago - Trinity Street). (46% £7)

Glendalough 13 Year Old 13 year old single malt Irish whiskey, released by Glendalough. It's allowed to age in bourbon casks for its maturation, which results in waves and waves of caramel and vanilla notes. (46% £7.45)

Teeling Brabazon The first release in Teeling's Brabazon Bottling range, which will explore the impact that fortified wine casks have on the flavour profile of Irish whiskey. This initial bottling features whiskey drawn from six Sherry casks, resulting in big ol' bundles Sherried deliciousness. (49.5% £7.50)

JAPAN

Japan comes in at number three, just behind the US. They predominately made whisky, based on Scottish recipes, for themselves with limited exports. Happily, since 2000 they have pushed the boat out and blessed the world with their incredible interpretations.

Nikka Coffey Malt While most distilleries use their Coffey stills only to make grain whisky, Nikka use the two Coffey stills at their Miyagikyo distillery to create malt whisky too. The Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky was introduced to their selection of expressions in 2014. Plenty rich and flavoursome, it's a wonderful addition to Nikka's fantastic range. (45% £6.20)

Yoichi Single Malt The latest Yoichi single malt will replace both the previous NAS release and the remaining age statement whiskies. The change comes as demand continues to stretch Nikka's aged stock, with this new Yoichi Single Malt (made up of whiskies of various ages) aimed at representing this special distillery's direct-coal-heated, peated yet fruity style (45% £8.20)

Akashi White Oak A Japanese blended whisky that has been the subject of some controversy. The bottling for the home market in Japan is made with malt whisky and molasses spirit, which would not be classed as 'whisky' in the EU. This export version, however, is made from malt and grain whiskies. (40% £9.00)

Komagatake – Nature of Shinsu The second bottling from the Nature of Shinshu series produced by the eponymous Japanese distillery. The Kohiganzakura honours the cherry blossom prevalent in Japan (and around the distillery itself, in particular!). It's a lightly peated expression, with parts of it matured in casks that previously matured Japanese wine. (52% £13.50)

Okayama Single Malt A single malt Japanese whisky from the Miyashita Distillery, in the Okayama Prefecture in the south of Japan. Miyashita produced the whisky in celebration of their 100th anniversary (they have long produced sake, beer and shochu). It's made using barley from Japan and Germany, and was aged in brandy barrels before being bottled. (40% £15.00)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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