Whiskey

Single Malt Scottish and Irish Whiskeys:

The Singleton - Aged 12 years - The Sweet and fruity notes in this fine malt from Dufftown, at the heart of Speyside, are the product of traditional, slow distilling, using pure water from Highlandman John’s Well. Long maturation in a unique balance of European and American Oak gives The Singleton Of Dufftown its smooth, richly satifying taste.

Talisker - Aged 10years - A soft, smoky nose introduces its deep sweet taste, rich in barley-malt. First enticing, smooth and golden, yet soon growing in intensity, this is a robust malt to enjoy, not to sip cautiously. A huge, long and warming finish gives a wonderful, quite hebridean (does anybody know what this means)afterglow.

Cragganmore – Aged 12 years - Mature and well balanced, with an astonishingly fragrant aroma, the slight fruitiness on the palate is overlaid with sweets, smoky notes. Complexity married to such refinement is not easily found.

Dalwhinnie – Aged 15years - Smooth and clean, Dalwhinnie is a mellow, subtle malt. Yielding flavors of creamy vanilla and a heather(is this a Scottish word?)- honey sweetness, it finishes in a smoky highland glow of surprising intensity.

Oban –Aged 14 years- Oban’s tiny stills marry the sea air character of the island malts to the soft, richly fruity style of the Highlands, creating their own rich, elegant and glowing West Highland malt.

Lagavulin – Aged 16 years - Founded in 1816, this is the great Islay malt. Pungent and potent, with richly peaty, deep smoky flavor, it has an intense, long ambrosial (More Scottich?) finish.

Bunnahabhain – Aged 12 years - Pronounced Bu-na-ha-venn, this welcoming dram is fondly known for its gentle taste, achieved using lightly peated malted barley and pure water from the Margadale spring.

Glen Garioch – Aged 15 years - Honey coloured with a medium body. Hints of lavender and oak with a syrup sweetness. The finish is long, mellow, and very sumptuous.

Glen Ord – Aged 12 years - Glen Ord is a single Highland malt whisky with a rich rounded taste that embodies the resolute integrity, consistent quality and exemplary strength of character of the clan MacKenzie motto – I shine not Burn.

Ardbeg – Aged 10 years - typically most whiskies are chill- filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% abv. ARDBEG , however, is non chill- filtered and has a strength of 46% abv, thus retaining maximum flavor, at the same time giving more body and added depth.

The Glenlivet – Aged 12 years- Elegantly combines the gentle aromas of summer meadows and tropical fruits. Fresh floral flavors with notes of vanilla develop into a soft finish that adds an enticing richness to this acclaimed single malt whisky.

Longmorn - Aged 16 years-It is a malt of great renown, but until now a hidden jewel. Like the rolling landscape of the Laich of Moray, this is a whisky of subtlety and of delicate, constantly changing shades.Since this is whisky in its most natural state with nothing taken away you may detect a slight haze when adding water or ice.

Strathisla - Aged 12 years-Fresh water from the spring and lightly peated barley malt, are the only ingredients. Strathisla has been described by an expert as “Very smooth ,long and soothing”

Aberlour –Aged 10 years- Matured in a fine balance of sherry and bourbon cask, Aberlour offers a rich, smooth and mellow flavour, marrying aromas of autumn fruits with hints of spices including cinnamon and nutmeg.

Glenfiddich 12yr – After 12 years Glenfiddich signature single malt has complex, balanced flavors with elegant notes of fresh pear and subtle oak, making this the worlds favorite single malt Scotch whisky.

Glenfiddich 18yr – After 18 years,Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky is exceptionally smooth, rich and mellow with notes of spiced apple, cinnamon and robust oak. Matured in the finest Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks, it is then married for at least three months in oak tuns in small, individually numbered batches for remarkable depth and complexity.

Glenmorangie –Aged 10 years- Glenmorangie has flavors of honeyed sweetness fused with notes of citrus, vanilla and almonds, making it delicate, alluring and very complex.

Auchentoshan – Aged 12 yearsTriple distilled , the result a Lowland single malt whisky with the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelized toffee and the signature smooth delicate Auchentoshan taste.

Auchentoshan Three Wood - Triple distilled- This single malt has been matured in three different types of casks American Bourbon, Spanish Oloroso, Sherry and Pedro Ximenez casks. Producing a rich complex whiskey with incredible toffee and sherry oak flavors.

BenRiach – Aged 10 years- This rare peated single malt, from the heartland of Speyside has wonderful overtones of peat reek, combined cleverly with a background of fruity, floral, heathery notes and an appealing presence of oak wood in the finish. Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peated-bittersweet and oak infusion, after 10 years of maturation.

The Macallan – Aged 10 years- This legendary single malt is triple cask matured in a unique, complex combination of exceptional oak casks European oak cask seasoned with sherry, American oak casks seasoned with sherry and American oak casks seasoned with bourbon.

Smokehead – Smokehead is a rich, seaweedy and intensly peaty whisky. The flavour is fresh fruity and immense, with notes of sherry, iodine,toffee, smoke and sea salt all fighting for recognition.

Springbank – Aged 10 years-Unlike other whiskies Springbank single malt whisky is free of artificial coloring, also it is not chill filtered. This will cause a slight natural haze to form when it is cold but this will disappear when temperature is back to normal.

Bowmore 15 yr –Aged 15 years- Dark chocolate and raisin aromas compliment the classic Bowmore smokiness. The finish is robust and warming with a hint of sherry tannin.

Knappogue – Knappogue Castle whiskey is made exclusively from malted barley. It is distilled in traditional copper pot stills and then carefully aged in oak casks. This single malt whiskey was distilled in 1995.Each cask was then individually selected and bottled in 2007.

Auchroisk 1992 (Murray McDavid) – Aged 13 years - Distilled only 17 years after it was built in Speyside by J & B (Diageo to you) 90% still goes in to that famous blend. Here a note of fruit has been introduced via the hedonistic French oak casks used for ACEing.

Clan Denny From Islay – For your palate’s delight Clan Denny have selected to bottle Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain and Caol lla, plus two further sought after Islay malts whose names they have chosen not to reveal- such is the blenders sorcery! All combine to resonate with an oceanic dry saltiness, sweetly peated qualities plus lingering, lightly smoked and liquorice style.

Clan Denny From Speyside –Again for your palates delight Clan Denny have selected to bottle Macallan, Glen rothes, Mortlach and Longmorn plus two further sought after Speyside malts whose names they have chosen not to reveal – All combine to resonate with a fresh and fruity sweetness, a vanilla & honey quality plus an attractively spicy, toffee’ d charater.

Glenfarclas 12 year – Aged 12 years Natural color with a fresh tempting nose that oozes Sweetness. Full bodied and delightfully sherried. Long and flavoursome with a lingering spiciness.

Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength - Deep peaty – gold. Dry and assertive, develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit. Amazingly smooth for the strength, wonderfully warming and with a lingering smokiness, yet very rounded .

Bruichladdich – From a range of contrasting cask types and ages to provide wave after wave of compelling citrus and subtle red berry flavors. A soft floral dram with a fresh sea breeze hint. To maximize this purity of flavor we neither chill filter to clarify, or add caramel to colour the whisky.

The Glenrothes Select Reserve – This Glenrothes in its prime. What we call ‘House Style’. Laden with ripe fruits, juicy citrus, creamy vanilla and hints of complex spice, the select reserve is the essence, the very heart of the Glenrothes range in terms of taste and flavour.

The Wild Geese Single Malt - Fresh malt and ripe fruits, the nose is clean and sweet, the taste is smooth, malty oak wood with body, complex sweetness and a touch of earthy peat with a very slight hint of toffee.

Jura – Aged 10 years- Lightly peated with hints of smoke and spice. Crafted from a selection of the finest aged Jura single malt whiskies, this mysterious spirit has a unique style and character, with tastes of spice, honey, pine and peat with a whisper of smoke.

Glenkinchie – Aged 12 years- A sweet, soft start, like crème anglaise. Soon becoming flowery again. A really smooth delivery, especially after adding a drop of water. The mid palate is crisp and then the flavour settles into a tightly focused bundle of butter- icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias-

Glengoyne – Aged 10 years - Golden yellow, clear and bright, sweet with toffee and popcorn aromas. Slightly nutty, with fresh green apples coming through.Mouthfeel: Warming : Initial taste: Clean green apples and grass with a hint of sweet liquorice: After Water: Sweeter, Linseed oil and almonds. Finish: Sweet and malty.

The Balvenie Double Wood- Aged 12 years - The Balvenie is a single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey vanilla. Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavors – nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. Long, warming finish.

Glen Elgin - Aged 12 years – As a Speyside malt, its style, of course, is smooth, mellow and sweetly honeyed. Soft spring water come from the area of Millbuies Loch to the south east of the distillery. Close your eyes as you nose a glass and you can almost see bees pollinating flowers, then honey sweet and malty flavors dominate the palate- even a dash of tangerine fruitiness can be found.

Caol Ila Single Malt – Aged 12 years – A fresh and appetizing nose, with little or no traces of smoke. A little water raises almond oil and old- fashioned oilskins; still a fresh fruitiness (lychees) a trace of olive oil, and after a while pot pourri or scented hand soap. Firm, smooth, light to medium. Drinks well at natural strength sweet start, pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish.

Clynelish- Aged 14 years – Salty, somewhat floral, spicy and fruity. The first whiff will bring to mind peat, a bit of smoke, dried pineapple and sea salt. Quite a few people also report a nostril-pinch of iodine. A deeper, slower, slower breath will reveal sub tones of sweet toffee and vanilla. On the whole it is not at all harsh, rather like caressing breeze of gentle scents. The finish is magnificent , with the salt and smokiness taking a step forward to become the dominating flavors.

The Arran - Aged 10 years – the initial rush of vanilla sweetness gives way to the fruits of slow distillation – kiwi, banana, cantaloupe melon with just a dusting of cocoa powder. A touch of cinnamon adds a spicy edge of the soft and sweet texture which captivates the palate. The classic Arran citrus notes have rounded with age and reveal new depths of character against a background of sweet oak. It drifts over the tongue like golden syrup and fades ever so slowly to tempt another sip.

The Peat Monster - The aroma is a highly aromatic combination of fruit, spice and marine peatiness in the form of a beach bonfire. Adding water brings out aromas that remind you of burning ropes with a touch of iodine. In the mouth it is very full on the palate, rich and loaded with flavor: a bacon fat smokiness, full blown peat, a multiness, hints of fruit and spice. The finish goes on seemingly forever, echoing peat and smoke for several minutes after you had a sip.

Oak Cross - A soft palate, with flavor notes of clove and vanilla, accenting a sweet maltiness and subtle fruit character. Its medium weight, with a long finish echoing hints of vanilla and clove.

The Glendronach - Aged 12 years - Double Matured- first in sherry casks, then for a final period in first fill American oak – This has the effect of marring the sherry notes with creamy vanilla tones that American oak offers. The 12 year old Glendronach is a perfectly balanced , smooth, creamy , full bodied single malt Scotch whisky.

Redbreast 12yr - Full of aroma and flavour, Redbreast 12yr old benefits from a strong contribution from distillates which have matured in oloroso sherry casks, giving it its trademark christmas cake character. Satisfyingly long complex flavours linger on the palate, full flavoured and complex a harmonious spicy, creamy, fruit, sherry and toasted notes.

Green Spot - Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on background of toasted wood. Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples, rounded off with toasted oak. Lingering flavours of spices and barley.

Bourbon :
Slate – Smooth blended bourbon whiskey that tastes like a real old Chicago bourbon should. Carefully distilled for character, gently blended for complexity and smoothness, using our original Chicago recipe. The result? A timeless, smooth bourbon for a real taste of old Chicago.

Buffalo Trace – the very finest bourbon created at the buffalo trace distillery. Traditionally handcrafted, buffalo trace has a smooth, confident taste that invites discovery with each sip. Explore Buffalo Trace and taste the spirit of legends.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed – the spirit of wild turkey has been captured in this barrel proof whiskey to create the finest of bourbon pleasures. Hand-crafted uncut with water, rare breed is truly a legendary bourbon to savor.

Maker’s Mark – America’s only handmade bourbon whisky never mass produced. Each individual batch is less than 19 barrels, and this small quantity means we can be choosy about everything we use and everything we do to craft our whisky. That’s why we use the old- style sour mash method. We start each new batch fermentation by using a little of the last, resulting in a more consistent product.

Jack Daniels Single Barrel – Fine hand- crafted whiskey from a single barrel individually selected, bottled and labeled for unique flavor and character.

Hancock’s - This Single Barrel Bourbon is deep amber in color. The nose is light and sweet, with traces of mango and papaya. The body is full and the palate shows a nice, if simple, balance of honey, clover, a slight fruitiness and a dash of spices. The finish is long and warm.

Blanton’s Single Barrel - The taste has a masterful start with powerful dry vanilla notes in perfect harmony with hints of honey amid the strong caramel. The long, creamy caramel holds the fort until some late soft peppers arrive to spice things up. The underlying dryness amid the spice and honey really makes for bourbon that should suit all tastes.

Japanese Single Malts :

Nikka Pure Malt White - Yellow in color with gold highlights, and a nose which is peaty, ashy and medicinal as well as marked by notes of coconut, praline and violet. The palate is delicate and rich, gradually revealing a smokiness and vegetal notes before liquorice emerges . the finish is long and marine and involves along a theme of flowers, smoked malted barley and cough pastilles. The whole is remarkably balanced.

Nikka Pure Red Malt Rounded and smooth, with a touch of spice on the finish, the Nikka Pure Malt Red is a whisky for the pleasure seekers. With a majority of fresh and fruity malt whiskies from Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery, there is no denying the charming character of this intense, yet approachable malt.

Nikka Pure Black Malt With its subtle balance of fruit and refined peat notes, Its aromatic depth is the result of a selection of very different whiskies, combining the fruity elegance of the MIYAGIKYO malts, and the smokier notes typical of YOICHI’s strong character.

The Yamazaki Single Malt - Aged 12 years- The nose is good of body with plenty nut oils and zest, a pleasant floral character with a little tropical fruit and a zooty note. The palate is smooth and soft with good sweetness and winter spice. A lovely citrus note develops with more tropical fruit notes and a little rum. The finish is medium with a fruit zest. (Out of Stock) Desperately trying to source stock

Yoichi Single Malt While maintaining the boldness of traditional Yoichi malt whisky, this single malt is distinguished by its soft and creamy palate and offers drinkers a light-hearted introduction to the superior quality of Yoichi malt whisky.

Miyagikyo This single malt whisky features a sweet and elegant fragrance like fresh flowers, combined with a soft maltiness and a delicate, gentle and appealing mature essence derived from sherry casks.