Deanston Virgin Oak is made with young whisky which has been finished in brand new oak casks from Kentucky. Always a pleasure to have Deanston single malt Scotch whisky around, as they are certified by the Organic Food Association and power their distillery using hydro energy, so you can always feel good about the delicious dram in your hand.
Nose: Rich nutmeg, floral honey and orange zest are present initially, before a little red berry note and toasted oak emerge.
Palate: Toffee apples, sweet oak and clove lead, with a helping of vanilla and Seville marmalade underneath.
Finish: The finish lasts for an age and carries a smattering of wood spice.
Haig Club is a new single grain whisky developed in partnership between Diageo, global sporting icon David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller. Haig Club is made at Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland. The liquid has been crafted using a unique process that combines grain whisky from three cask types. This creates a fresh, clean style that showcases butterscotch and toffee for an ultra-smooth taste.
Nose: Quite light and well-balanced. There is a very soft peat with a gentle smoke. Notes of barley and malt extract with walnut and pine oil and a hint of iodine with notes of dried fruit and nuts.
Palate: Medium-bodied and quite rich. There are notes of spice and smoke gathering above the charred oak. The peat is quiet and dry with a touch of black pepper and earth.
Finish: Medium-length and slightly smoky with spice.
Very creamy, vanilla custard. The smoke develops and toasted marshmallows, herbs and rich fruits appear over time.Palate:
Incredibly well balanced – rich and creamy with a slight medicinal hint. The smoke is always present and washes over the palate in waves.Finish:
The gentle smoke lingers and lingers.
This is the 5th edition of Kilchoman's very popular 100% Islay series, released in 2015 - the year of Kilchoman's 10th anniversary, we'll have you know! A lightly peated single malt Scotch whisky, made with barley which was grown on Islay, distilled by Kilchoman and matured in a mixture of fresh and refill bourbon barrels, filled in 2009 and 2010. It was bottled without any of that chill-filtration or any of those additional colours at all.
“Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smokey butterscotch and rich fruitiness each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram” Production Manager.
Awarded Best Islay Single Malt at the IWC (International Whisky Competition).
Nose:Densely sweet and spicy with a cosy embrace of Christmas cake. Rich yet crisp with notes of vanilla, set toffee and lemon juice.
Taste:Spiciness continues with hints of candied orange slices, warm honey and worn leather filling the mouth with a symphony of maturity.
Alc vol 46%
Nose:Gentle spices and intense sweetness of dried fruits are topped with chocolate, ripe oranges and oiled leather.
Taste:Full-bodied and bold, aromatic spices, fruit loaf and candied lemon are followed by a surge of vanilla, honey and caramel. The finish transforms from peppery and hot to deliciously sweet and smooth.
Alc vol 46%
Nose:Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground.
Taste:Sweet to start with an appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish. Light yet complex, smooth yet challenging. This is a dram that has something for everyone.
Alc vol 40%/43%
Nose: Sweet caramel and toffee with notes of nutty sherry, milk chocolate and honey. Ripe plums, red berries and oranges. Caramelised sugar and earthy, charred oak.
Palate: Sweet, rounded and creamy. Oranges, plums, cherry and walnuts, chocolate, honey-mead, sherry and soft, spiced oak.
Finish: Medium with warming mulled-wine spices, sherry and caramel.
Colour: Crisp harvest gold.
Nose: A luscious syrupy combination of sweet barley, delicate pineapple and waves of soft buttery vanilla. Deeper oak spices and caramelised pear develop and warm the nose.
Palate: Robust, white peppery oak floods through crisp green apple and freshly cracked barley. A gentle salted caramel emerges alongside hints of ripe banana and fruit salad syrup.
Finish: A vibrant combination of classic oak spices and delicate soft fruits surrounded by fragrant waves of vanilla pod.
Nose: Vivid, sweet, sooty campfire smoke and sea air infuses zest of lime, apricot jam and ripe soft fruits; all gently warmed by hints of stem ginger and cracked black pepper.
Palate: An eloquent, sweet coastal peat smoke engulfs candied peel over melon, pineapple and roasted red apples. Oat biscuits, hints of heather honey and a gentle cigar box spice all combine to give a terrific balance to the expressive smoky character.
Finish: A heady, yet elegant, harmony of distinct coastal peat and striking spiced fruit flavours.
An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of Rum.
While being very approachable the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue.
A sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones.
Birnie Moss is an area of windswept MOORLAND situated close to the BenRiach Distillery and it is this wild place that gives our single malt its name. This fine single malt was the first bespoke whisky to be delivered from the BenRiach Distillery under its current stewardship and heralds a new chapter in production. An audacious first under the guidance and enthusiasm of the distillery’s new owners, Birnie Moss is a whisky bursting with originality. Different in style for a Speyside malt, this unique expression wields its PEATY, SMOKY CHARACTER with a PRECOCIOUS VIGOUR.48% ABV
This smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures FRUITY, FLORAL notes, with fascinating overtones of HONEY, VANILLA, SPICES, TOFFEE and APPLES.
Palate: the pine needles come back, along with sweet peat, soft vanilla cream and a touch of parma violet.
Finish: quite long, with floral smoke, and sour wood and fruit fading to a soft end.
Matured in oak casks for over 18 years, the classic Bowmore smokiness is perfectly tempered with caramel, chocolate and ripe fruit aromas. Its delightful on its own, or matched with a rich dessert or a post pranddial petit four (or two).
For the new bottling of Deanston some barrels of young whiskey were married and finished in burned American oak barrels.
The distillery Deanston was built in the rooms of an old cotton factory. Everywhere in the rooms the atmosphere of the 19th century prevails. After closure in the mid-80s, production resumed in 1991.
Colour :Honey golden
Nose:Expressive with hay and malty cereal notes. Creamy toffee and heather honey balanced with aromas of sweet oak and barley sugar
Taste:Fresh and creamy with soft vanilla. Sweet and fruity with a malty honeyed spiciness
Finish:Satisfying, clean and dry with a hint of cloves, tingling then gently fades
Its story ends very happily, with dry notes interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.
Perhaps the softest of all island malts: not a trace of peat, but the echoes of a subtle sea breeze complement the notes of tropical fruit, including kiwi, melon, and abundant banana custard. Tastes like a skilful vatting of sherry and bourbon: full and rounded but with plenty vanilla and banana in the palate, with the sweetness lurking behind the upfront barley. A light dusting of cocoa powder and sweet oak complete the picture
Nose: Honeysuckle, melon and marzipan with a spicy edge to add balance. Add water and a lush fruit attack appears with banana, forest flowers and a rich nutty character
Palate: Richly honeyed and backed with a lifting zestiness which slides into spice and zingy salt. Once the dram opens out, vanilla and sultana stand out followed by notes of toasted oak.
Finish: A glorious combination of voluptuous Sauternes and snake-hipped Arran Malt - a richly rewarding partnership.
The influence of the Port is very much apparent with fruity and floral notes along with the butter and caramel. Berry gum drops. The port sweetness coats the mouth, leaving a pleasant mouthfeel.
The port sweetness comes to the fore with a hint of spice and oakiness from the wood. Sweet and lingering.
The Autumn 2014 release of the fifth edition in Arran's peated series, Machrie Moor. Lightly peated to 20ppm, this is named after the eponymous peat bog located on the west coast of the island and has proved a popular addition to the distillery's range.
Ahh yes, Arran! Big tropical fruit notes (think pineapple and you'll be on the right track), though now with a good helping of barrel char and smoky peat.
Developing red berry notes and yet more coastal peat. Full-bodied and enjoyably oily.
A final hint of vanilla and a lasting peaty hum.
Nose: Reminiscent of a fine fragrance, the nose leads with vanilla ice cream, fresh cut oak and delicate florals. Orange oil provides subtle grandeur while ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg flit in and out in various guises. Vanilla imparts sweetness, leading citrus fruits forward then allowing chocolate to show. Burnished oak delivers a soft ending.
Palate: Sweet fruit, vanilla and rich fruit cake with suggestions of apricot, pear and crisp green apple. Hints of ginger and cinnamon are balanced with a light resinous oak finale.
Finish: Long, sweet and fruity, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.
Nose: Heady, exotic and floral with a hint of jasmine, tropical fruit and peat.
Palate: Soft and rich with a hint of citrus, spice and wood smoke.
Finish: Lingering with a hint of orange zest
The colour is bright gold. On the nose, fresh fruit and sweet vanilla mingle with spice. The palate is intense with sultana and hints of ginger. The finish is smooth with remarkable length and depth.
Flavour: Full bodied with super balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and peaty flavours.
Finish: Long lasting, gloriously sherried, sweet, gently smoky, and distinguished.
Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke.
Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness.
Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness.
Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old.