In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour.
Those enjoying the 10 Year Old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. This full-bodied variant is the foundation of all Laphroaig expressions and comes with a long finish.
This is a wonderfully rich and complex single malt. Opening with rich and spicy aromas of crème brulee, heather honey and crumbled cinnamon, intensely fruity notes follow - fresh pineapple dressed with a scattering of sun-kissed lemon zest. There’s a hint of freshly-baked sponge cake too, warm from the oven, and you’ll find cinnamon again, but toasted shards this time. Citrus and vanilla notes linger in the aromatic waves of peat smoke.
Released as an official festival bottling for the 2023 Fèis Ìle- Islay's famed festival celebrating Islay and her Whiskies this is a big sherried cask strength peaty Islay. Sumptuous Pedro Ximénez Sherry Wood, rich with the flavours of the luxurious grape of Southern Spain, picked at the peak of sweetness & natural acidity. Creating a complex whisky with the perfect balance of jammy sweetness and peat. A sweet, smoky symphony of burnt toffee, stewed berries and maritime smoke.
An integral part of some of the world’s best-loved blends, although built in 1971 it didn't release a single malt until 1992. and even now distillery bottlings are rare. Bottled in a run of 794 bottles, the wisky has spent 12 years in Bourbon Hogsheads give fruity notes of honeyed granola, dried pineapple, papaya, and toasted almonds
No official distillery bottling has ever been produced and Balmenach is rarely seen, even in independent releases. Dating back to 1824 (as a legal distillery) Balmenach is one Speyside’s oldest and most traditional distilleries, making what could be classed as an ‘old-style’ whisky that is rich and lends itself to sherry maturation. 10 years in Oloroso Sherry casks have given aromas of toasted hot cross buns, with candied orange peel, raisins, and gentle spice in the mouth. One of 1247 bottles
Aberlour’s character balances malt and fruit. Matured solely in first fill bourbon, this release offers a crisp, clean, refreshing look at a distillery usually famed for sherry influence. Crisp green apples and juicy pears makes for a refreshing palate with a subtle spearmint finish. One of 1245 bottles in this release
Matured for 3 - 4 years in the finest first fill bourbon casks for hints of fruit, vanilla and caramel Hinch Small Batch is light hazel in appearance. Aromas are sweet wood and toffee whilst on the palate dry fruit combines with citrus and a lingering caramel undertone. Bold, innovative, contemporary Irish whiskey proudly made in County Down.
Tullibardine’s Signature Single Malt has been matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon Barrels. The Sovereign is beautifully golden with its floral, sweet barley notes and subtle hints of vanilla. On the finish there is fudge, pear drops and soft spice.
Nose- Peat smoke opens to reveal notes of maple cured meat, toffee, and baked apples. Seaside grasses aromas linger and finish in a gentle briny edge.
Taste- Stewed fruits, sultanas, and currants with milk chocolate flavours combine with crème brûlée. Sweet toffee is complemented by bursts of citrus and a smouldering bonfire ember edge.
Finish- Lingering oak slowly fades to reveal soft hints of citrus.
Dating back to 1831 Destilerias Manuel ACHA is the oldest active company in the Basque Country, and claims to be the oldest family owned company in the whole of Spain. Now on to their 5th generation and having been based in the small town of Amurrio about 30km south of Bilbao. Originally famed for their Pacharán, a digestif combining sloes & anise, in the early 20th century they expanded into Gins and in 1926 founder's grandson to study in Scotland and learn how to make whisky.
Matured in a combination of Spanish, French & American casks the 8 year old shows sweet vanilla and a touch of candied citrus oin the nose with a smooth palate with orange zest and vanilla cream at the finish.
Benromach distillery is the smallest working distillery in Speyside. Its aromas include rich sherry, fruit and chocolate with delicates spice, green apples and a touch of light peat smoke, this opens on the palate to tastes of juicy raspberries, sherry, creamy malt and light peat. With the addition of water the taste offers more nuttiness and oak with exotic notes of pineapple and even kiwi.
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. They use 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and mature the whisky in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. Rich, fruity and sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits.
Matured for 9 years in ex-Islay Bourbon barrels. The rural Aberdeenshire water, along with local peat and coal fed stills gives a dram with vibrant fresh smoke, sea spray and a hint of citrus zest.
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon has its origins in the history of John E. Fitzgerald and the Old Fitzgerald brand. Heaven Hill Distillery's Master Distillers select a limited number of barrels from specific floor locations in the rickhouse for Larceny’s six-year-old taste profile. Continuing the tradition of Old Fitzgerald using wheat in place of rye as the secondary grain in the mashbill, Larceny uses more wheat than any of its competitors for a softer, rounder character. Larceny is one among a family of one-of-a-kind wheated Bourbons including Larceny Small Batch, Larceny Barrel Proof and Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond produced by Heaven Hill.
Made from whisky matured in American oak casks and chosen to represent the classic, unpeated distillery style, Bruichladdich's signature bottling is made with 100% Scottish Barley. It's clean, fresh and lively with aromas of barley sugar and mint and wildflowers as the palate opens smoothly with ripe green fruit, brown sugar and malt all featuring until the finish.
In Sweden they have used juniper to season food for generations. Now you can enjoy the timeless flavor in a golden form. The aroma is slightly smoky and spicy, with a much smokier flavor and peaty juniper notes. Together, the flavors unites in a quite unique Swedish flavor. Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) is the only smoky single malt whisky made on Swedish ingredients only.
Nose - The nose is slightly smoky and spicy with aromas of peat, juniper, vanilla, caramel, citrus, pears and raisins. Spicy oak notes such as toasted bread and anise.
Taste - Smokier than the nose with smoky, peaty, juniper notes. Dry, oaky aromas found with light tobacco leaves and herbs. A slight saltiness with minerals, anise and green fruits.
Svensk Ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to our whisky. These spicy characteristics are complemented by fruity undertones with hints of vanilla and toffee from oak barrels, previously used to age Bourbon.
The Swedish oak barrels are made of oak from southern Sweden where oak trees have grown for centuries. Harsh weather conditions and dramatic seasonal shifts have left their marks on the trees, making them very durable. Before the trees become barrels staves are cut and then dried for at least a year. The barrels are then coopered by hand and heavily toasted on the inside, enabling the wood fibres to give the whisky more character.
Nose - Fruity with citrus, pear, apple and honey. A light oakiness with sweet, lightly toasted bread notes and fresh butter toffee.
Taste - Svensk ek has a spicy character giving notes of sandalwood, dried ginger, black pepper, roasted oak barrel and herbs to our whisky. Fruity and smooth with citrus, caramel and honey. A light oakiness can be discerned at the end.
Mackmyra Brukswhisky has a balanced character with fruits and butterscotch. The nose is clean and young, with light, spicy, notes of Swedish peat and juniper. Clear fruitiness with butterscotch, citrus and pear. Prominent notes are liquorice and mint.
The palate is fruity and slightly smoky while the aftertaste is fruity and slightly spicy. Enjoy Brukswhisky as it is, with or without ice, on any occasion.
Nose - Butterscotch, citrus, pear, licorice, banana and mint.
Taste - Fresh fruity and peppery. Youthful, fruity flavor with a spicy taste of toffee.
Another cracker from Glenburgie, however this 10-year-old has been matured in luxurious PX Sherry Hogsheads. Decadent and sweet with notes of toasted pecan nuts drizzled in golden syrup, this is not one to be missed.
Three spirits come together to give a balance of flavour like no other. Grain whiskey gives sweet flavours. Malt whiskey gives fruit flavours. And pot still whiskey gives spice flavours.
The complex yet approachable flavours in the whiskey are derived from - three types of grain, triple distillation and the blend of all three Irish whiskeys.
Triple cask-matured for depth and balance. Over a period of several years it is aged in traditional refill barrels, ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry butts.
Crafted exclusively using rye grain, Lot No.40 is a rich and fruity Canadian whisky packed with plenty of winter spice flavours.
Designed to showcase the complexities of Canadian rye whisky, this product has been matured in new, charred American oak casks. Its rich profile includes notes of rye bread, vanilla, spice and orchard fruits.
Lot No.40’s use of 100% rye is unusual in modern whisky production as the flavoursome grain is difficult to process. The brand’s ancestral production techniques are based on those used by whisky makers in early Canada.
Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is a bold fusion of smoky and sweet notes. By marrying peated whisky and malts matured in bourbon barrels, and then finishing in Latin rum casks, we created an exquisite whisky with campfire smokiness and toffee sweetness.
Colour - Golden
Nose - Billowing soft peat notes, like distant smoke on the wind. Rich sweet toffee with zesty fresh fruit notes and spiciness.
Taste - Like a Highland peat campfire, with oak notes and toffee. Sharp green fruit, sweet baked apple and soft smoke.
Finish - Lingering smokiness and sweetness
First launched in 1979, the Bunnahabhain 12 year old has endured almost 40 years, thanks to the passion and dedication of the distillery team.
The 12 Year Old has set the tone and the benchmark for the rest of the range – only the best will do. Double Matured in Ex Bourbon and Ex Sherry Casks, this whisky is beautifully rich and full-bodied, achieving the perfect balance of the characteristic nutty and sherry flavours of Bunnahabhain.
From deep beneath a Swedish mountain comes Mackmyra's latest expression, Stja¨rnro¨k, rising into the heavens. Stja¨rnro¨k is nurtured from their handcrafted smoky recipes, and matured into its true form in a shelter of oloroso, ex-bourbon and American oak casks, building its body, complexity and gentle sweetness. Subterranean, it developed its deep, dark red ripe notes through Spanish Oloroso and combined these with the native cloudberry of the surrounding ancient woodlands.
A malt that has been made for those cold Winter evenings, this explodes with bonfire smoke and salty seaweed with a gentle sweetness on the finish. The perfect present for any peat lover this Christmas.
Heavily peated single malt whisky made with a mix of Concerto and Laureate malted barley with an in-grain phenol content of 77ppm. Fermented with Pinnacle MG+ and Safspirit M-1 Yeasts. Aged in first-fill Bourbon and re-fill whisky barrels.
The Isle of Raasay Signature Single Malt is a taste of the ruggedly elegant, exceptionally diverse island, made in small batches. A lightly peated single malt balanced with rich dark fruit flavours.
This lightly peated dram showcases our innovative six-part maturation. Two Isle of Raasay spirits – peated and unpeated – combine with three distinct cask types – Rye whiskey, fresh Chinkapin oak, and Bordeaux red wine casks – to create a single malt with real depth and complexity.
This cracker has been finished in European Virgin Oak Casks and has taken everything this cask had to offer with salted caramel on a brioche bun and fresh pineapple on the finish.
The Tomatin 14 Year Old is soft, smooth and sweet, benefiting from its time spent in Tawny Port casks which previously held port for around 50 years. Rich but balanced aromas of red berries, sweet honey and rich toffee develop into aspects of light fruits and nuts on the palate and an abiding finish of smooth fruit salad.