Scottish Whisky

Scotch Whisky

Commonly known as ‘scotch’, single malt whisky and blends combining malt and grain whisky are the popular products associated with the Scottish tradition. Scotch malt whisky production is located in four regions, each with their own unique flavours. When it comes to whisky, few countries do it better than the Scots, nor do many other places offer such an eclectic variety of tastes and distinguishable flavours. Originally, Scotland was divided up into four regions, all home to a vast number of distilleries which produced the drink in abundance and were prevalent in the whiskey industry. These are now famously known as Highlands, Lowlands, Campbeltown, Islands, Islay and Speyside, and each has, throughout history, produced its own version of Scottish Whisky that have come to be recognizable by the region.


Home to the Highland single malt, this is arguably the most renowned region and most acclaimed producer of Scotch Whisky, and also the one that produces the most. This region produces smooth malts which are warm and rounded. West coast varieties exhibit maritime flavours, whilst honey and heather flavours come from the Central Highlands. Given that it is geographically the largest of all the Scottish regions, this is unsurprising. Its malts are typically smooth and floral in flavour, medium to full-bodied and often rather dry, though as there are so many, it is difficult to make generalisations or pick out characteristics, as they can vary considerably from distillery to distillery.

Examples include: Glenmorangie, Aberfeldy, Ben Nevis and Glen Ord.


Though no longer considered an official region of Scotland, it is still recognised as as a specific region for its whiskey production. Though once home to over thirty distilleries and herladed as the ‚Whisky capital of the world‘, only three of these distilleries now remain, and its once flourishing production has somewhat diminished. Their whiskies nonetheless remain popular, and are known for their smokiness and salty flavours.

Examples include: Springbank, Glen Gyle and Glen Scotia.


Often the connoisseur’s choice, these delicate fruity malts are styled and polished by undergoing a thorough maturation process in sherry casks. Though Speyside is, technically, part of the aforementioned Highland region, its whiskies are distinctly different, usually fruity and delicate, embodying fresh fruits and vanilla flavours that only get better with age. It has the largest number of active distilleries in Scotland and offers a truly tremendous amount of choice for those with a sweeter tooth.

Examples include: Glenfiddich, Macallan and Balvenie.

The Islands (Islay)

Home to eight distilleries, the tiny island of Islay, with a population of just over 3,000, has a passion for whisky that goes almost unparalleled, producing highly distinctive, heavy and smoky malts that come with a powerful kick. These powerful malts are flavoursome with characteristically strong maritime aromas.

Examples include: Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Bowmore and Laphroaig.


These lighter malts have little peat flavour and thus have a fresher taste with cereal and floral overtones. The whiskies of the Lowlands are much like the airy countryside and green, hilly landscape itself; light, fragrant and fresh, and they sit in stark contrast to the heavier flavours produced in the Highlands. Like Campbeltown, it only has three distilleries still in operation, but their whiskies are popular as ever.

Examples include: Auchentoshan, Bladnoch, and Glenkinchie.

Scottish Single Malt Whisky


12 years old, Highlands, 40%

The classic 12 Year Old Aberfeldy single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in the Highlands. While the label sadly no longer features a red squirrel, it now comes with a rather handsome black and rose-gold colour palate to match the rich, malty flavour profile.


10 years old, Speyside, 43%

A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks. Dry, fresh, fruity aromas of early autumn apples and pears are subtly enhanced with sweet notes of vanilla and mint toffee. Smooth and creamy, with spicy-sweet nutmeg and honey combining.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks.


15 years old, Speyside, 43%

A 15 Year Old Aberlour single malt, usually found on mainland Europe. Matured in a mixed of sherry and bourbon casks, lending fruity sweetness to the whisky.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

Previously named Knockdhu after the distillery, it was renamed An Cnoc to avoid confusion with Knockando. AnCnoc is Gaelic meaning ‘the hill’. Complex, fresh apples, orange marmelade and peaches. The finish is long with cocoa powder, ground coffee beans and gentle wood spices.

AN CNOC Peter Arkle Edition

No age statement, Speyside, 46% - not available at the moment

The fourth release in the series of anCnoc Highland single malt whiskies with great labels drawn by Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle.


10 years old, Islay, 46%

Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It's a true classic from Islay, and a must have for any fan of single malt whisky.

ARDBEG Uigeadail

No age statement, Islay, 54.2%

Named ‘World Whisky of the Year’ in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2009. Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’) marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. An intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and smoky flavours.


10 years old, Lowlands, 40%

Gold in colour and one of the best 10 year old aromas you can find. It is medium bodied, soft fresh with a hint of oak. Mouthwateringly fresh barley and a superb crisp, slightly sweet malt-chocolate interplay. A clean and fruity palate and a delicate sweet finish.


No age statement, Lowlands, 40%

From the Auchentoshan distillery in the Scottish Lowlands comes a triple distilled single malt Scotch whisky aged entirely in first fill American oak casks. A light, bright whisky with plenty of vanilla sweetness at its centre – great as an aperitif dram.

AUCHENTOSHAN Coopers Reserve

14 year old, Lowlands, 46%

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.


12 years old, Lowlands, 43%

Amber colour, chock full of ripe fruit, sugars, spice and nuts. A fruity nose. Tastes of fruit, brown sugar and syrup. Hazelnut with hints of cinnamon and lemon. A butterscotch sweetness adds to the overall complexity. The finish is fresh and fruity with a long lasting oaky sweetness.


12 years old, Speyside, 46%

12 Year Old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled in 2014 for the Last Great Malts by Dewar's. A refreshing dram, with plenty of vanilla, honey and citrus, alongside a touch of grassiness. It's been quite a while since a distillery bottling of Aultmore has been released, so this is all rather exciting indeed.


14 years old, Speyside, 43%

This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavour. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.

BALVENIE Doublewood

12 years old, Speyside, 40%

Aged in two different casks: one traditional whiskey oak, one Sherry oak producing a deep more complex flavour. Rich, mellow flavour with depth and complexity. Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours - nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and Sherry.


21 years old, Speyside, 40%

A marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes. Creamy, sweet stewed plums, oaky. A sweet, gentle, well-balanced malt.

Full whiskey description: Balvenie Portwood


10 years old, Speyside, 40%

The 10 Year Old, peated release from the BenRiach distillery in what they call the 'classic Speyside style'. A distinct malt with great depth and a bittersweet balance.


12 years old, Speyside, 40% - not available at the moment

Honey, vanilla, floral, fruity with well balanced wood overtones. Sweet and softly creamy, then fresh limey acids. Floral peachy notes in mid-palate. A piercing quality and real charm. Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of cream, spice and chocolate.


16 years old, Speyside, 40%

Named Best Speyside Single Malt at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, this 16 Year Old BenRiach was also a Gold medal winner at the 2006 International Wine and Spirits Competition.


12 years old, Islay, 43%

Warm amber colour, subtle notes of lemon and honey are bound together with a distinctive smokiness. Fragrant smokiness seems to waft against an oily, earthy, background. Some seaweed. Some Sherry. Warm and delicious palate with subtle dark chocolate and peat smoke.


15 years old, Islay, 43%

The nose offers rich, dark chocolate aromas and raisins, and great depth and character. Mouth-coating, rich and dark on the palate, with old Sherry, bitter chocolate, treacle toffee, and a hint of smoke, with treacle and smoke lingering in the lengthy, robust finish.

BOWMORE Small Batch

No age statement, Islay, 40%

Bowmore Small Batch is an elegant Islay single malt, when gets matured in both first-fill and second-fill bourbon barrels. A great introduction to Bowmore's lovely smoky flavour profile – the Small Batch is refined, light and well balanced with plenty of honey, coconut and vanilla notes.

BRUICHLADDICH The Classic Laddie

No age statement, Islay, 50%

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.


12 years old, Islay, 40%

The lightest of the Islay malts, but its body has a distinctive oiliness. Gold colour, fresh ‘sea air’ aroma, light to medium yet firm body. Gentle, clean flavour with a nutty-malty sweetness. Light peat and discreet smoke. Full-bodied finish with a hint of vanilla and some smoke.


12 years old, Islay , 43%

Caol Ila, pronounced ‚Cull-Eela‘, is considered to be a light Islay. Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Pale in colour with a greenish tinge. This malt has a peaty nose, with distinct floral notes. Slight taste of seaweed/iodine, lightly medicinal, smoky, salty, sweet with a dry peppery finish.

CAOL ILA Distillers Edition

No age statement, Islay, 43%

It's the 2003 vintage Caol Ila Distillers Edition single malt Scotch whisky, which has been finished in casks which previously held Moscatel wine. It was distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2015 at 43% ABV. If you enjoy pairing your smoky Islay malts with touches of sweet, expressive wine, this is the one for you!


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

The gaelic name ‘cardhu’ means ‘black rock’. Cardhu is malt smoothness in a bottle – hints of nutmeg and black pepper imbibing the creamy golden toffee. Smooth, light to medium, mellow flavour. Malty sweetness and a hint of peat. Long, lingering and sweet finish.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

A Speyside malt aged 12 years. Golden colour, firm body with medium smokiness. Very complex aroma. A rich, elegant, silky texture that fills the mouth. Delicate, clean flavour with large range of herbal flowery notes. Long finish. A malt for the serious devotee.


15 years old, Highlands, 40%

Gentle northern Highlands malt with a light taste and fruity sweet aroma. Hint of heather and honey. Gold colour. Firm, slightly oily body. Long and warming in the finish, with ginger, oak and Sherry, plus cough lozenges and lingering toffee. Very long finish.


12 years old, Highlands on the border to Lowlands, 46.3%

The new, relaunched 12 Year Old, this single malt has been bottled at a slightly higher proof, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and as such retaining more of its original charm. A lovely dram from the Deanston distillery.


12 years old, Islay, 40% - not available at the moment

The secret Islay, as the name of the distillery from which it comes is a closely guarded secret. Only those who have sampled Islay malts over a long period could begin to guess at the pedigree of this true son of Islay. A crisp and smoky Scotch, with sweet malt and Sherry flavours.

FINLAGGAN Cask Strength

No age statement, Islay, 58%

A cask strength single malt, no one knows which distillery this has come from, Finlaggan remains a very closely-guarded secret.


No age statement, Islay, 40%

Nose: Slightly medicinal nose with hints of peanut, sticking plasters, manuka honey and digestive biscuits.
Palate: Sweet cereals, barley malt, a little peat smoke, TCP, nutmeg and ginger.
Finish: A long, sweet finish with toasty oak and peppermint.

FINLAGGAN Original Peaty

No age statement, Islay, 40%

Single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed distillery on the Isle of Islay, presented for the Finlaggan range. Good core of peaty malt at the heart of this one – a handsome value-for-money dram.


Speyside, 40%

A very sweet speyside malt aged in oak casks. This one is a dark horse.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

Savoury roasted nut and toffee aromas of Sherry and Bourbon casks. A round, slightly limp entry leads to a smooth medium-bodied palate with sweet toffee, roasted nuts, and elegant spice flavours. Finishes with a long, rich spicy toffee fade with a wave of heather and pepper.


12 years old, Speyside, 43%

A very soft 12 Year Old Speyside dram, distilled at the Glen Elgin distillery.


15 years old, Speyside, 46% - not available at the moment

An incredible dram from Glenfarclas, we can't say enough about it. It's a juicy, Christmas cake of a whisky, absolutely huge! This 15 Year Old matured in sherry wood, a superb malt which earned 95 points from Jim Murray. A lot of the whisky in this is clearly much older than 15 years, this is a really sherried dram and we love it.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

The best selling single malt whiskey in the world. Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear on the nose. Very pale colour. Light, fresh, fruity aroma. Light, firm but smooth body. Dryish, pear-like flavour with hints of smokiness, fruit and malt. Restrained finish.


15 years old, Speyside, 40%

Matured in three different types of casks - Sherry casks, traditional Bourbon casks and new oak casks. Full and fruity nose, with delicate honey and vanilla notes. Flavours of fruit, gentle spice and a touch of oakiness. Well mannered in the mouth, malty, elegant and soft.


18 years old, Speyside, 40%

This 18 Year Old from Glenfiddich's core range was matured in a mix of Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks.

GLENFIDDICH Experimental Series Project XX

No age Statement, Speyside, 47% - not available at the moment

The second release in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse.


12 years old, Highlands, 48%

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%.

GLEN GARIOCH Founders Reserve

No age statement, Highlands, 48%

1797 Founder's Reserve is the new offering from Glen Garioch (pronounced Glen 'Geery').


10 years old, Highlands, 40%

Glengoyne is made using ‘air-dried barley’. It is fresh and well-rounded, with medium sweet aromas suggesting malt, oak, and a hint of Sherry. Smooth and delicate, slightly oaky, with a suggestion of cooking apples. The finish is pleasingly long, with buttery vanilla notes.


12 years old, Highlands, 43%

Completely unpeated (unusual in the highlands), this Glengoyne is soft, fruity and very quaffable. A fine single malt!


17 years old, Highlands, 43%

A multi-award winning whisky from Glengoyne, this 17 Year Old won a Double Gold at the 2003 and 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as Gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge in 1999 and 2005.


10 years old, Speyside, 40%

From the Glen Grant distillery in Rothes. Medium/dry with a good balance of ripe orchard fruit notes. The palate is rich and fruity, with peaches coming to the fore, along with well integrated barley sugar, ginger and pepper. Intense fruity notes with a long soft nutty almond finish.


12 years old, Lowland, 43%

Glenkinchie Lowland Malt has a light delicate nose and a fresh, clean aroma. Delicate and lightly floral, raspberry yoghurt and a crisp nuttiness alongside light vanilla. A truly distinctive single malt, it has a fresh, grassy sweetness balanced with a warming, dryish finish.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

Aromatic, with flowers. Clean and simple, with some maltiness. Sherry notes, some spice and vanilla. Subtle peatiness. Slightly sweet and fruity, with vanilla notes. Clean and well-balanced. The finish is pleasantly lengthy and sophisticated. A lovely, honeyed, floral, fragrant nose.


15 years old, Speyside, 40%

A French Oak Reserve malt with aromas of strawberries and cream, vanilla, wood oil, russet apples and butter. Some pineapple, almond and floral notes and light cinnamon spiciness. Ripe mango, cedarwood, white pepper and a hint of liquorice.


18 years old, Speyside, 43%

This excellent 18 Year Old single malt from Glenlivet is a classic Speyside dram, it also won two golds at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

GLENLIVET Founders Reserve

No age statement, Speyside, 40%

First revealed towards the end of 2014, the Founder's Reserve is now available in the EU and will be replacing the 12 Year Old in many of the mature markets despite initial indications that it would sit beside it, broadening the entry-level options. Named in tribute to distillery founder George Smith, it's packaged in Georgian blue.


No age statement, Speyside, 59.1%

Glenlivet's Nàdurra expressions are all bottled at cask strength and without any chill-filtration - hence the name, which means 'Natural' in Gaelic. This bottling comes from their First Fill Selection series, and was matured exclusively in first fill American white oak casks.


10 years old, Highlands, 40%

A rare foreign market single malt from Invergordon distilleries the is a good one, and worth every dram.


10 years old, Highlands, 40%

Single Malt Scotch from the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Produced in the tallest copper pot stills in Scotland since 1843. Glenmorangie has a pale amber colour and features notes of floral, mandarin and vanilla with hints of honey. Nutty, with well-mannered spices.

Full whiskey description: Glenmorangie Original


10 years old, Highlands, 46%

'Lasanta' means ‘warmth and passion’ in Gaelic. The full, sweet flavour typical of Spanish Sherry with sultanas, orange segments, walnuts and butter toffee. The bite of hazelnut tasted through a chocolate coating, spice notes and hints of leather add to a sense of richness.

Full whiskey description: Glenmorangie Lasanta


10 years old, Highlands, 46%

Christmas aromas of mandarins orange, chocolate and toasted nuts with lingering scents of nutmeg. The palate offers a swathe of rich chocolate enrobed walnuts that gives way to the lemony-rose jelly texture of Turkish delight. Lingering memories of dark minty chocolate.

Full whiskey description: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban


10 years old, Highlands, 46%

Extra-matured in casks that previously held Sauternes wines. Honey gold in colour, with full-bodied and Sherry wine notes, and traces of honey flavours. The palate offers a citrus tang which gives way to warming ginger, nutty flavours and melting honeycomb.

Full whiskey description: Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

Highland toffee, brambles and ginger marmalade. Mellow on the nose, with toffee, vanilla, honey, pear and some oak. Spicy malt, nuts and summer fruits. Slight hints of smoke. Dried apricots. A smooth, warming and rounded single malt with a blackcurrant and liquorice finish.


16 years old, Speyside, 40%

Reminiscent of dried fruit, perhaps figs and raisins, mixed with chocolate and a hint of leather and linseed oil. Sweet, full and exceptionally well-rounded. Gently oily and mouth-coating with chewy oak tannins, toffee and barley sugar, followed by a hint of smoke and peat.

GLENROTHES Select Reserve

No age statement, Speyside, 43%

A non-vintage from the Glenrothes distillery, selected by the Glenrothes Malt Master, John Ramsay. Select Reserve is a great value for money single malt, it exhibits the wonderful spicy house style.


12 years old, Highlands, 40%

Imported from the Orkney Islands of Scotland - one of two northernmost distilleries. The nose is fragrant and floral, with hints of heather and some spice. Smooth and honeyed on the palate, with citric fruits, malt and distinctive tones of wood smoke in the finish.

THE ILEACH Peated Islay

No age statement, Islay, 40%

The intensity of this whisky is overwhelming with only limited oak to offer complexity. A big Islay malt. Silky, malty. Herbal fruitiness and bitterness, and some pepper. Grassy and peaty. A seaweedy medicinal touch. Peaty, with that unmistakable breath of the seashore.

THE ILEACH Cask Strength

No age statement, Islay, 58%

A great Islay single malt from an unnamed distillery. The Ileach always scores well with the critics, this cask strength edition was awarded a mind-blowingly high 97 points by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible. He describes it as easily being a whisky of the year contender.


10 years old, Jura, 40%

The only whisky made on Jura. Honey amber in colour, with a sweet, almost honey-like nose. Tastewise, Isle of Jury is very spicy, almost forceful. Light, dry nose with a hint of Sherry. Soft light body. Slightly sweet, salty flavour. The finish has a little malt and some saltiness.


16 years old, Jura, 43%

With the smoothness of the 10 year-old allied to extra complexity from more ageing, this is a winner. A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight. Sweet, dry and a dusty mouthfeel with melons, almonds and marzipan.


No age statement, Jura, 46%

Isle of Jura's Prophecy is made with a high proportion of rare peated single malt from the distillery.


No age statement, Islay, 46%

Kilchoman's Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts, resulting in a well-balanced flavour profile, with highlights of vanilla biscuits, light fruit and wafts of warm peat smoke. A top expression from Islay's farm distillery.


12 years old, Speyside, 43%

In Gaelic, Knockando (Cnoc-an-dhu) means `little black hillock’. Made with spring water from the Cardnach spring, which lies in the hills above the distillery. Time is a key element, as gentle maturation in oak casks reveal subtle aromas: delicate with a fresh almond note.


18 years old, Speyside, 43%

A slowly matured whisky with smooth, complex layers of flowery, nutty, slightly smoky notes. Spicy with hints of vanilla, herbs and hazelnut. Fruity and creamy with citrus, berries, almond and caramel. Delicate, soft and fruity with tastes of roasted nuts and malt.


16 years old, Islay, 43%

A much sought-after single malt with the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay - but also offering a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram. Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.

Full whiskey description: Lagavulin 16


10 years old, Islay, 40%

Laphroaig, pronounced ‘La-froyg’. In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, along with the seaweed give Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. Suprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness.

LAPHROAIG Quarter Cask

No age statement, Islay, 48%

Double cask matured in American oak and small-sized new quarter casks, thus offering a more intense wood aroma. Nuances of sweet vanilla, coconut, banana, apple, kiwi and fresh butter. Long, smoky-spicy finish with hints of salty seaweed.


No age statement, Islay, 48%

An incredible new release from Laphroaig. This was originally launched for the duty free market, and it is a tour de force from the Islay distillery. First off, they mature this in bourbon barrels, before transfer into quarter casks, and a third maturation in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. Astonishing with oodles of peat smoke and sweetness.


18 years old, Islay, 48% - not available at the moment

Produced in limited amounts every year. Caramel with spices and seaweed, salt and intense peat smoke. A soft toffee sweet, faintly spicy flavour with hints of fruit and honey. Maritime notes of tar and brine. More complex and smooth than its 15 year old predecessor that it replaces.

Full whiskey description: Laphroaig 18yo


18 years old, Highlands, 43% - not available at the moment

Rich and very fruity with mellow vanilla notes and intense oak, complemented by honey, mirabelle and pear. Light nose of leather and wood shavings. Matured in old oak casks. Hints of toasted granary bread with cereal notes, barley sweetness and biscuits.


10 years old, Speyside, 40%

A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of Miltonduff aged for 10 years in sherry casks.


14 years old, Highlands, 43%

Pleasant aroma, with notes of chardonnay, peat, sturdy Highland malt, and a good whiff of the sea. A fairly dry but sparkly texture. The palate is salty and cerealy with honey and malt notes. Distinctly salty, notes of caramel. A lot of toffee and some warmth in the finish.


No age statement, Speyside, 50%

A heavily peated malt for a Speyside distillery, bottled at higher proof, Old Ballantruan is an unusually peated single malt from the Tomintoul distillery.


12 years old, Highlands, 40%

A coast malt produced by Scotland’s most notherly mainland distillery, in the fishing town of Wick. Complex, pleasingly fresh malt and floral notes, with a suggestion of pine, spices, fresh fruit, honey and salt and a touch of sherry. A nutty finish.


12 years old, Highland, 40%

The distillery uses a mix of Sherry butts and American Oak hogsheads. Features of light toffee on the nose and some green notes of freshly-sawn timber. The palate offers a complex blend of caramel, dry Sherry and spices, followed by liquorice.


16 years old, Orkney, 40% - not available at the moment

From the lesser known of Orkney’s two surviving distilleries. The nose offers hints of butterscotch, bananas and custard. Rich, sweet and malty on the palate, with subtle spice and chocolate orange developing in the long, creamy finish. An elegant and sophisticated offering.


10 years old, Speyside, 40% - not available at the moment

This 10 Year Old single malt was a gold medal winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A classic from the Speyburn distillery.


10 years old, Campbeltown, 46%

A spirity nose and a slight acidity will wake up your nose. A hint of blue cheese leads your palate to cinnamon and the typical Springbank smoke that is very different from any other whisky smoke. Tropical fruit and faint hints of fairy floss come to the fore with the extended exposure to air.


10 years old, Isle of Skye, 45%

From the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. Amber-red colour. Pungent, slightly smoky aroma. Full body. Smoky with distinctive peppery character. The taste explodes on the palate and has a huge, long finish. Hints of cherry and honey, spices and earthy peat.

TALISKER Distillers Edition

No age statement, Isle of Skye, 45.8%

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.


No age statement, Isle of Skye, 45.8%

Talisker Skye was introduced in early 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. This expression brings with it a more well-rounded and sweet flavour profile packed with fresh citrus, sweet smoke, peppery spice and traditional Talisker maritime notes. It's matured in a combination of refill and toasted American oak casks, with a slightly higher proportion of toasted casks. Perfect for those who perhaps find the classic Talisker flavour profile a bit too much, not to say that Talisker fans won't enjoy it too.


No age statement, Isle of Skye, 45.8%

Talisker Storm is a new no age statement whisky released at the beginning of 2013. It offers up plenty of distillery character alongside some smokier depth and complexity.


10 years old, Island, 46%

Officially launched in 2006, this 10 Year Old lies at the heart of the Isle of Arran range and exudes all the honeyed richness we have come to associate with the island distillery.


10 years old, Isle of Mull, 40%

Light golden, yellow colour. Light clean and fresh, with a hint of sea salt, almonds and spice notes. Characteristically peaty, with fruit and spicy overtones. A very sweet finish. Soft, malty, oily, slowly developing a slight island dryness and saltiness. A lovely aperitif.


12 years old, Highlands, 40%

This whisky is matured 50% in ex Bourbon barrels and 50% in ex Sherry butts. Meaty and hearty. Aromas of vanilla, Sherry and malt, with a hint of spices and dried fruits. Flavours of mandarin orange, jasmine and toffee. Silky texture and a long finish.


10 years old, Speyside, 40%

Distilled in the heart of Speyside and aged 10 years in a unique combination of Bourbon and Sherry oak casks. Pale straw colour. Complex aromas with hints of fruit and heather honey. Soft texture with flavours of oak, fruit and malt. Lingering finish with notes of oak and fruit.


12 years old, Speyside, 43%

‘Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich and Smooth’ is the wording on the label, and it is the ideal summary of this striking malt. Matured in American oak casks and in former European Sherry butts and it is marrying the two that gives the whisky its perfectly balanced appeal.


15 years old, Speyside, 40%

Aromas of toffee, apples and honey. Warming, light and smooth. Fresh fruit salad, with spicy and floral top notes. Pears and digestive biscuits. Malt and cereal notes and some golden syrup sweetness. Matured in European and American oak casks.


12 years old, Highlands, 43%

In 2014, the Tomatin 12 Year Old was given an update and bottled at 43% ABV rather 40%, as it was previously. This core single malt from the ace distillery in the Highlands is finished for six-to-nine months in Oloroso sherry casks before being bottled.
Full whiskey description: Tomatin 12

TOMATIN 14 Port Cask

14 years old, Highlands, 46% - not available at the moment

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.
Full whiskey description: Tomatin 14


10 years old, Speyside, 40%

A gentle 10 Year Old from the Speyside distillery, Tomintoul. This was introduced to their range in 2002, two years after the distillery was bought by Angus Dundee.


12 years old, Speyside, 40%

A gentle 12 Year Old from the Tomintoul distillery. This was matured in Oloroso sherry casks.

Scottish Blended Whisky



Famous for the Black & White Westie and Scottie dogs on the label. Contains 60-65% grain whiskies including Port Dundas and Cameronbridge. An elegant blend with a light dry smoothness, Black & White has a fresh, grassy flavour, which is complemented by a light sweetness.

BIG PEAT Cask Strenght

Islay Whiskies, 55.7%

A full bodied malt blend from some of Scotland best distilleries (Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen) this is a limited edition cask strength bottle with wide complex flavours.

BIG PEAT Small Batch

Islay Whiskies, 46%

A big bodied blended malt from Islay. It comprises malt whisky from Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg and Port Ellen. Big Peat is a great whisky with lots of peaty character.


Whisky Liqueur, 35%

Boxing Hares from Whiskey Union (Diageo's experimental whisky crew) sits somewhere between whisky and beer. To make it, they infuse Scotch whisky with the sorts of hops you'd find in your favourite IPA beers, along with a touch of sugar. Those hares on the label do look pretty ready for a scrap...



A smooth, mellow-style Scotch with a little rich Speyside depth. A blend of 12 year old Scotch whiskies, each distilled twice in copper pot stills. Aromas of apricots, pears and heather. Smoky, peaty flavours. Finishes with flavours of vanilla and butterscotch that linger. 43%


Highlands, 43%

Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold is a 2015 addition to the Highland distillery's range inspired by the chilly climate up in the remote part of Scotland where their single malt Scotch whisky is distilled - as the label remarks, it was "Crafted by the Cold". It's made only with spirit that has been distilled between October and March, and, interestingly enough, they suggest that you try serving this expression frozen!



The youngest whisky in this blend is 15 years of age. Dimple has a colour of dark amber and a Sherry cask influence. On the palate it is rich, creamy and buttery. Some honey, sweet caramel, woody oaky vanilla and warm spices add to the rich feeling.


40%, Scotland, The Drambuie Liqueur Company Limited

40%, Scotland, The Drambuie Liqueur Company Limited

Drambuie is an extraordinary blend of aged Scotch whisky, heather honey, spices and herbs. It is a unique spirit that offers drinkers an extraordinary taste experience. Drambuie is a bright, deep golden colour, with the aromas of aged malt whisky combined with a mix of floral and herbal overtones and rich honey. The flavour provides a kaleidoscopic taste sensation, a complex arrangement of herbal, spicy, sweet and honey notes. It’s voluptuous, mellifluous and full bodied.



The Famous Grouse Whisky was first distilled in 1896 and is named after the Red Grouse, Scotland’s national game bird. Delicate and floral on the nose. Deceptively rich and full. Fruity, with a touch of smoke. Brittle toffee and spices, along with a hint of grain.



Finished in specially selected first fill Bourbon casks, creating an outstanding, full-bodied Scotch whisky experience of exceptional richness. A mix of vanilla, honey and spice and a long, soothing finish. A clean aroma and a sweetish fruity edge. Rich and multi-layered.


North America, Canada, Scotland, 42%

A very interesting release from the Whiskey Union team - Huxley Rare Genus is an Atlantic Ocean-spanning expression, made with a blend of whiskey from America, Canada and Scotland! The name is a reference to Thomas Henry Huxley, a 19th century biologist and anatomist, and the label features a mobsprey – a mythical combination of some sort of bird, wildcat and moose.


40% - not available at the moment

Made from 42 different whiskies. Very pale colour. Fruity nose with anise and liquorice, flavours of ripe fruit, malt and sweet corn. Medium-long finish. A light, easy to drink Scotch. Speyide malt whiskies provide a fruity, fresh quality. A subtle, smooth and complex flavour.



The salty thumbprint of Talisker is identifiable from the moment of pouring. Deep amber colour, darker, smokier and more complex than most other blended Scotch whiskies. Salty, high octane nose. Medium-bodied, smooth, slightly salty flavour. Peaty with overtones of apple, grape and malt.



A full-flavoured Scotch that is a blend of Highland malt and Lowland grain whiskies. Originally blended in 1909 for the new Scotch drinker who drank their Scotch with ice, water, soda or in a variety of cocktails. Flavour has pronounced iodine, seaweed presence. Soft peaty finish.



Smoky Goat is a wonderfully-titled blended Scotch whisky from Whiskey Union (Diageo's experimental whisky umbrella) made with the desire to perfectly balance intense peaty elements with full-bodied sweetness. The goat on the label looks particularly blasé. Smoky Goat is a Blended Scotch combining whisky of three styles; Sweet Grain, Highland Malt creating the body and character of the blend, and Islay whisky providing the Smoke.


40% - not available at the moment

Pale amber colour. Caramel, roasted nuts, and roasted grain aromas. A quick soft entry leads to a dryish, glycerous medium body of toffee, peppery spice, and nut flavours. Finishes with a caramelized grain and mineral fade with a touch of peppery alcohol.

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