Nose Peach, pear and tangerine. A rich fruit cocktail.
Palate Rich, round and plummy. Lovely juicy blackurrant notes. Lime and chocolate. A little meaty and a touch of oak char. Overall: A cracking whisky. The Malaga wine cask adds some excellent dark fruit character, but the slightly meaty, charred whisky notes make for a balanced dram. One of the favourites at a recent staff tasting.
Nose: Vibrant, fresh cut grass softened by creamy vanilla and orchard fruits. Fresh flowers and a promise of sweetness.
Palate: Creamy malt and sweet, dried fruit. A touch of oak alongside subtle toasted baking spices.
Finish: Sustained, mellow warmth, ripe fruits and honey with a hint of smoke. Baked apricots and butterscotch.
Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1 is the first in a series of annual limited-edition bottlings. Each batch will be bottled straight from the casks without water, like trying samples from the warehouse itself! Master Blender John Campbell and the team at Lochlea have chosen Bourbon and Sherry casks this time, and every year will show further progression of our whisky. Despite the very limited volume available in each country, the few who manage to secure a bottle will experience a true undiluted and unfiltered window into Lochlea whisky.
NOSE: Bursting with butterscotch, citrus and milk chocolate, with cinnamon, raisins, orchard fruits and ginger.
TASTE: Lashings of heather honey and cinnamon, followed by chocolate, lemon drops and caramelised brown sugar.
NOSE: Bursting with baked oats, butterscotch and toffee, with notes of cinnamon, gingersnaps and heather honey.
TASTE: Lashings of heather honey, orchard fruits and lemon zest, followed by white chocolate, cinnamon and ginger, with toffee and butterscotch on the finish.
NOSE: Lashings of orchard fruits, baking spices and sticky toffee pudding, with notes of brown sugar, glazed cherries and citrus.
TASTE: Bursting with chocolate, coffee and heather honey, followed by notes of pepper, ginger and molasses, with banana and sultanas on the finish.
The story of Kyrö Distillery Company started as a dream in a Finnish sauna. With Kyrö Wood Smoke we honour the oldest kind of Finnish sauna the smoke sauna.
Using an ancient northern tradition, the rye used in Kyrö Wood Smoke has been introduced to alder smoke in a 100-year old "riihi" barn.
Double pot distilled, Kyrö Wood Smoke is then aged in a combination of French oak, new American oak and ex-bourbon casks, resulting in intense pepperiness and sweet notes of caramel and vanilla, lifted by crisp alder smoke.
It's perfect sipped as it is, with ice, or if you're looking for a new twist, in your favourite whisky cocktail.
Cu Bocan is a lightly peated single malt from Tomatin distillery in Inverness first introduced in 2013. This 12-year-old expression was finished in a mix of rum casks from Guyana and Barbados, contributing depth and notes of warm spices to the whisky. The result is a malt that offers fresh notes of brine, grilled pineapple, ginger and milk chocolate throughout the palate.
As part of its 20th anniversary, Compass Box has released this limited edition cask strength bottling of its Peat Monster as a nod to the USA-rooted origin story of the core expression. Peat Monster came about after Compass Box created a whisky for Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, which became a hit, and so Peat Monster was born. This expression of the blended malt Scotch sees some of the whisky that makes up the blend finished in virgin American oak barrels, for some extra vanilla and spice.
After a series of small batch releases, the team at Ardnamurchan are now satisfied they can make a 'core' release at a consistent level to now do away with the codes that were featured on previous releases.
So moving forward we will have AD/ as an ongoing release, with a brilliant balance of soft, slightly sweet smoke, bracing sea air and rich, full fruity notes. For such complexity to be present in what is still relatively young spirit is a stunning achievement, and the team should feel so proud of what that are producing.
The Ardnamurchan Distillery is the most Westerly distillery on the mainland of Scotland, sitting on a remote fifty square mile penisula with a single track road being the only access.
A 2009-vintage Unnamed Speyside single malt from bottler Signatory Vintage that was made at a mystery distillery in Speyside and matured in a refill butt for 13 years, before being bottled in June 2022 as part of its Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
2022 Winner of the Best Single Malt Whisky Of The Year!
Aged in bourbon barrels, american and european sherry casks. Candied orange peel. Sweet vanilla. Ginger cake. Hints of cinnamon and barley sugar with a touch of fresh oak.
Try it! It's delicious!!
The Glenturret 15 Years Old combines mature refills with a selection of first fill European oak casks to create a rich whisky, laden with sweet fruits and spices at an elevated strength.
Toffee apple and tropical fruit. Peaches in syrup with hints of coconut. Vanilla sponge layered with fruit and spices leads to a warm finish.
The Glenturret 10 Years Old Peat Smoked brings together the two-spirit styles of the distillery, matured in both first fill and second fill European and American oak casks. The resulting complex whisky commands a higher strength of 48.4% ABV. Smoking embers on an open beach fire. A pinch of sea salt. Darker smokiness shows in glimpses. Soft warm spices and vibrant citrus fruits flicker in the flames.
A savoury stout finish single malt whisky, with hazelnuts, light roast coffee and roasted malt on the nose, with cacao nibs, dates and bitter marmalade on the palate, and a malty smoke finish.
Limited release size 2,553 bottles
Casks: originally first fill ex-bourbon, and then finished in imperial stout / PX casks
Release date 4th August