The Original is our classic single malt that truly champions our peated pursuit. Made with mainland peat from St. Fergus, the flavour contribution is sweeter than that anticipated of coastal peat. With an extended fermentation time of 160 hours, nearly triple the industry average, the whisky boasts flavour
rich, complex character. Aged in a combination of first-fill Bourbon barrels, American virgin oak casks and Rye barrels, the spirit clocks in at 35 PPM.
First-fill Bourbon barrels, American virgin oak casks and Rye barrels
NOSE: Baking spices, burnt honey and roasted coffee beans, leading to hazelnuts, smoked almonds and butterscotch.
TASTE: Wisps of sweet peat, with rich
chocolate and heather honey, followed by
cinnamon, ginger and oak-smoked sugar.
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.
Edition 14.3 of Bruichladdichs Octomore series was made with 100% Concerto Barley from Octomore farm on Islay and matured for five years in first-fill ex-American whiskey casks and second-fill wine casks. This super heavily-peated style from Octomore has given the whisky rich aromas of burnt biscuit, plump apricots and butterscotch on the nose which leads to an earthy smokiness on the palate with notes of peat stacks, honeysuckle and toasted barley.
Reddish bronze colour like the rising sun.
Pungent and herbal, with hints of incense and toffee, along with a curious herbal top-note, like saddle-soap or beeswax, followed by wood resin and a touch of cedar wood.
A peppery mouthfeel leads into the flavour of chewy oak, fennel or vetiver root, ground white pepper, tangy oranges, bitter cherries, almond and wood resin.
Octomore 13.3 demonstrates the phenomenal force of flavour when combining super-heavy peat with the variable harvests gathered from the island of Islay, on one singular farm. Raised by friend and farmer James Brown, just two miles south of the distillery, this crop of Concerto barley was distilled in 2016 from the 2015 growing season, has been
patiently coaxed through our Victorian distillery before being filled into first fill ex-American oak casks and second fill European oak casks.
Working with Islay barley is always a privilege. The ability to present it in a single estate, single vintage, single malt is perhaps even more poetic. From year to year, Head Distiller Adam Hannett works with the base spirit bestowed upon him by the grower, together with natural factors; the changing climate and weather system, agronomic yield decided by marauding deer and hungry geese, and the terroir of the field itself.
This particular Octomore Islay barley has been matured in a foundational parcel of first fill ex-American whiskey barrels and a supplementary selection of second fill European oak casks, hailing from the Rivesaltes region of France and the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. This European oak gives more subtle structure to the spirit, while the
American oak allows the spirit to take centre stage. Expect vanilla and brown sugar, counterbalanced
with fresh and round green fruit notes. The smoke is, as ever, gentle and dry, building to a long
finish with hints of creosote and sea spray.
Very distinctively oily, with touches of extra virgin olive oil, sweet briar wood, aromatic herbs (coriander & sage) and a suggestion of smoked lemon peel. A splash of water releases more oiliness, like linseed oil, a gentle waxiness, and a burst of perfumed, aromatic carbolic soap, and finally, a whiff of crème brulee
A soft, oily, mouthcoating texture leads into a rich, sweet, smoky palate, with hints of oak moss, treacle, aniseed lozenges and a lovely, sweet, woody/balsamic flavour. This is then followed by smoked apricots and eucalyptus oil
Finally comes a lingering, sweet/smoky aftertaste, with a touch of cumin, cardamon and the merest hint of coconut
This lovely, mature old single vintage Lagavulin, our first 26 year-old Special Release, perfectly expresses the rich first-fill Pedro Ximenez/Oloroso cask style and is quite delicious, sure in the knowledge that its balance and smooth tastes have been shaped and respected by the decades. 7,542 numbered bottles.
Triple distilled and matured in American bourbon oak for over eighteen years. A refreshing Lowland single malt whisky with the added infusion of ripe citrus and green tea and the warmth of toasted almonds.
Our seasonal small batch releases showcase the signature Lochlea style in four
different ways each year. As a working farm, these expressions tie-in to reflect
the farming calendar. In our Fallow Edition (Second Crop), weve chosen a
combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks to create a beautifully
rich, autumnal dram that has a very different flavour profile to Fallow Edition
(First Crop). The Oloroso butts give rich notes of manuka honey and golden
syrup, whilst the introduction of the PX casks provides warming layers of
sweetly spiced ginger candy and ground coffee beans.
The third in a new set of four limited editions, Fallow Edition (Second Crop)
reflects the season of autumn on the farm, when the fields are left fallow to
rest after a busy harvest.
Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins.
The Bushmills 2000 Port Cask Finish sees Bushmills acclaimed single malt aged exclusively in first fill ruby port casks, for the full maturation period of over 21 years. The ruby port delivers a fresh fruit flavour profile which perfectly compliments the classic Bushmills style of fresh, fruity distillate. The result is highly unusual and complex single malt expression.
An original Oban from non-traditional casks that has a great deal to say for itself as it skilfully entwines the lighter and darker traits of this famous bridge between the Highland and Island styles of single malt.
From the Ardbeg Distillery to Port Ellen and beyond, follow the rocky coast and you will discover the heavenly vista of Traigh Bhan (pronounced tri-van), the beautiful beach known locally as the Singing Sands
For this captivating place has soft white sands that sing beneath your feet, a hum that ebbs and flows with the winds and the tides. But beguiling as this place is, do not drop your guard. Bathing is ill-advised in the seemingly tame crystal waters where jagged, volcanic rocks pierce the sands along the shore.
Exceptionally rare, this small batch 19 year old Ardbeg displays notes of HERBAL PINE, bracing MINT CHOCOLATE and CITRUSY LEMON on the nose. A rich smokiness gives way to PEANUT BRITTLE and SMOKED CURRANTS, with waves of ANISEED, HAZELNUT, and PEPPER. A satisfyingly long finish brings with it notes of VANILLA FUDGE and CLOVE.
"Batch 4 is another incredible dram. Bottled under a full moon, tides have certainly shifted for this Traigh Bhan. More herbal and uniquely mentholic, this is a new take on our exquisite 19 year old series!" - Dr Bill Lumsden, Master Distiller
Ian Macleod Whisky Tasting hosted by Brand Ambassador Michael
3x Glengoyne whiskies (including the outstanding Glengoyne 21yo)
3x Tamdhu Whiskies (including the heavily sherried 18yo)
At our King's Parade branch, 8PM start.
Crackers will be provided.
2004 Gold Medal Winner World Spirits Competition, Top Bourbon. Pale copper colour, Sweet walnut fudge nose. A supple entry leads to a palate rich with caramel and spice. A refreshing easy-drinking style.
Honouring their Distillery of the Year award at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2022, this release is the Isle of Raasay unpeated spirit matured in ex-Four Roses bourbon casks before a second maturation in Quercus humboldtii oak.
At five years old, this is the oldest Isle of Raasay whisky they have released to date and their first major unpeated release.
Every drop of spirit is aged and bottled in their island warehouses, supporting the local economy while maximising the influence of the Hebridean climate on their single malt whisky.
Limited release of 9500 bottles worldwide
Non-chill filtered and natural colour.
Colour: Deep Auburn.
Nose: Rich creamy vanilla with notes of brandy butter, caramel, indulgent berries and a subtle hint of oak.
Palate: Sweet red and black fruits are complimented with a cinnamon spice, roasted nuts and a slight saltiness coming through at the back.
Finish: Long finish with a fading spice reminiscent of chilli chocolate and hints of floral candy.
Colour: Yellow Gold.
Nose: Packed full of caramel and toffee followed by almonds, blackcurrant and hints of spice.
Palate: Rose petals, tropical fruit, walnuts, cherry and creamy toffee balanced with oak, tannins and hints of leather.
Finish: Unusually dry and nutty finish with a ginger spice.
We are proud to present the latest expression to join our award-winning core range, The GlenAllachie 8-year-old. Guided by his half-century of experience, Master Distiller Billy Walker has implemented a philosophy of wood innovation and sourced the worlds finest casks to elevate the spirit to its optimum, delivering a truly exceptional single malt.
Created from a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons along with a small quantity of Virgin Oak casks and red wine barriques, the resulting bronze spirit delivers sherry-matured sophistication.
The GlenAllachie 8 Year Old is bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and natural colour for maximum flavour experience.
Aroma : A pungent burst of smoked cream, peppermint and toffee, with Ardbegs classic fennel and pine resin. Distant earthy bonfires mix with herbal and fruity (banana & tropical) notes, along with fragrant candle wax.
Taste : An extremely vibrant, hot peppery mouthfeel, leads in to a burst of sherbet lemon sweetness (candied apples, pears & oranges), hints of carbolic soap and tar, more creamytoffee, aniseedand chilli pepper.
Finish : A long, mellow, lingering aftertaste, with lots of cream, fudge and delicate antiseptic notes. An elegant, soothing style of Ardbeg.
Reflecting the spirit of the Bluegrass State nuanced, mellow, and earthy. Barrels often aged in excess of eight years. Truly small batch, each batch of Bourbon is typically composed of no more than two dozen barrels.
Benromach TRIPLE DISTILLED is a limited release matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. Passing once through the wash still and twice through the spirit still, it delivers a lighter style which offers delicate and sweet notes with ripe tropical fruits, malt biscuit and vanilla, leading to banana, green apple and subtle smoke.
With spirit selected by the master distiller from Quarter Cask, PX Cask and Triple Wood (Oloroso sherry) and a final addition of 10 Year Old, it represents a subtle blending of peat, oak and sweetness.