Dalwhinnie 15 Year
“Dalwhinnie Distillery, named after the eponymous Highlands village where it is located, was actually called Strathspey when it started its activities in 1898 but was renamed the same year after a change of ownership. The 15 Year-Old is a single malt that is full of character with its aromas of pear and exotic fruit completed by smoky notes.” Website
Arran Port Cask Finish
“After initially maturing in traditional oak casks for approximately 8 years, the Arran Single Malt in this bottling was finished in the highest quality Port wine casks from an artisan producer of this iconic Portuguese fortified wine . Our Master Distiller, James MacTaggart, has carefully monitored this period of secondary maturation to ensure the perfect balance is struck between the Port casks and the intrinsic sweet-fruity character of The Arran Malt. The end result is a Single Malt full of charm, complexity and quality and an extremely popular part of our range.” Website
Oban 14 Year
“The Western Highland representative in Diageo’s ‘Classic Malt’ series, Oban 14yo is a superb, full-blooded fruity malt with a whiff of heather and more than a hint of smoke.
Appearance: Olive gold
Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits – oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.
Body: Full, rich.
Palate: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits – dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.” Website
“The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range. A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland’s tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks.
It is here, maturing for ten long years in a range of ex-bourbon casks such as our famous slow-grown and air-dried ‘designer casks’ from Missouri, that our raw spirit develops a perfect balance between sweetness and complexity. Resulting in a mature spirit that is soft, mellow and creamy. Perfect for enjoying at any time.” Website
Aberfeldy 12 Year
“The nose is a little shy and hard to begin with. Hints of crisp barley, orange, lemon and dusty spice follow. With time hints of perfumed white fruit, pepper and creamy oak emerge. Soft and lightly oaked palate with plenty of moist honey and barley.
Fuller than the nose suggests, delicately mineral with a touch of white fruit. Long and very spicy finish with the honey and white fruit lingering. Very pleasant with a lovely spicy finish.” Website
Dalmore 15 Year
“Matured in matusalem, apostoles and amoroso sherry casks, it proffers all those winter spice, orange zest and chocolate notes characteristic of Dalmore.”
Glen Garioch 1995
“Marking a milestone in Glen Garioch’s recent history, our Vintage 1995 was the last to smoke its barley with peat, before being left to mature in the finest first fill bourbon barrels. Warm and spicy on the palate, with tastes of pancakes filled with layers of baked banana and toffee sauce, mocha chocolate and warm golden syrup.” Website
“Intense and dusty aromas of incense, oak and violets. Hints of tropical melon, apricot, sugar coated orange and drying spices appear. Beautifully juicy and honeyed, showing some maturity.
The palate is a little watery with moist honey an dusty oak. Less complex than the nose with a few cardboard notes. Finish: Beautiful finish with marzipan, crisp spices and lingering violets. Conclusion: A lovely, mature malt.” Website
Storas Rare Cask
“Medium amber in colour; forward aromas of wax, toasted nuts, leather and mocha; on the palate, this spirit has an oily, viscous mouthfeel, and a smooth and sweet presentation of flavours; notes of toffee and toasted oak; the finish is long and complex, with sweet notes lingering.”
Dalmore Cigar Malt
“Made from a judicious whisky selection, this single malt underwent triple maturation in sherry, Cabernet Sauvignon and bourbon casks. A touch of torrefaction and be detected in the round, smoky and fruity mouth, which reveals a profile marked by raisins and tobacco. A well-known Highlands distillery, Dalmore has been producing whiskies since 1839, enjoying and ideal location enveloped by the cool sea air of the Cromarty estuary.” Website