Redbreast 12 Year Old Bottling Note
A delightful single pot still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 is highly praised by Jim Murray and a host of other notable critics. Named 'Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year' at the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards, we can't get enough of it.
Tasting Note by Th...more »e Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Nutty, rich and oily. There are notes of dried peels, ginger, linseed and cut fruits including a touch of melon.
Palate: Spicy with great body. Nuts and citrus (peel and juice) with hints of marzipan, dried fruits and a hint of Sherry. You turn it over in your mouth forever.
Finish: Long and creamy with custard and spice.
Caol Ila is considered to be one of the lighter of the Islays. Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Pale in colour with a greenish tinge. This malt has a peaty nose, with distinct floral notes. It is described as tasting slighty of seaweed/iodine, lightly medicinal, smoky, salty, sweet with a dry p...more »eppery finish.
Glenfiddich The Original Bottling Note
Glenfiddich The Original is a single malt Scotch whisky inspired by a previous release from the legendary distillery - the 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt, the expression which Sandy Grant Gordon introduced the world to. Glenfiddich The Original was created b...more »y Malt Master Brian Kinsman, recreating the flavour profile of the 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt with help from the original recipe book from their 4th Malt Master, Hamish Robertson.
The Select is the latest addition to the famous Islay distillery of Laphroaig's core range. Laphroaig is well known for its very peaty and smoky style of single malts and the Select will sit alongside the classic 10 years old, Quarter Cask, Triple Wood and 18 years old expressions. The whiskies used...more » to create the Select have been selected by Laphroaig's Master Distiller John Campbell and come from a number of different American and European oak cask types. However, the main difference in this release is the use of new American oak casks in the final maturation. 40%
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced "La-froyg", is a Gaelic word meaning "the beautiful hollow by the broad bay". In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this p...more »eat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. Laphroaig is best savoured neat, or with a little cool water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley, the delicate heathery perfume of Islay's streams. It is as unique as the island itself Tasting Notes: COLOUR : Full sparkling gold NOSE: Huge smoke, seaweedy, "medicinal", with a hint of sweetness BODY: Full bodied PALATE: Suprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness FINISH: Lingering
Nose: Rich wedding cake and espresso, cocoa, a little clove and walnut. An, unsurprisingly, amber-coloured dram from Macallan, part of the colour-named 1824 Series. It's matured in sherry casks and chosen to be more fully flavoured than the Gold but more restrained than the Sienna. A great example o...more »f what Macallan can do with good-quality oak. Palate: Raspberry coulis, maraschino, prunes, marmalade. Finish: Long and rich, dark berries and ginger.
Bowmore's Small Batch is matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, resulting in a sweet, spicy and smoky whisky. This is a lighter example of Bowmore and an excellent starting point for Islay whiskies.
Tullamore Dew is a smooth and malty Irish whiskey that has been distilled in the small town of Tullamore in County Offaly since 1829. It is tagged as "The Legendary Irish Whiskey" and while it is not the oldest whiskey of its kind (Bushmills claims that title), Tullamore Dew is rich with history a...more »nd a favorite for many whiskey drinkers for a good reason: it's a fine Irish whiskey. Tasting Notes: Pros •Smooth, complex Irish whiskey ideal for straight sipping. •Blends well in cocktails, giving just enough whiskey taste without overpowering the drink. •Quality at a great price. Cons •The whiskey flavor may be too soft for some tastes. Description •Triple distilled, blended Irish whiskey from barley in pot stills and aged in charred oak •Produced by Tullamore Dew Company LTD, Tullamore County Offaly, Ireland
Tasting Note:This whisky has, unusually, been distilled using peated malted barley. The GlenDronach peated pays homage to the peat historically used to dry malted barley in the traditional floor maltings. Matured in bourbon casks followed by a second period of maturation in the finest Oloroso an...more »d Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks.
Tasting Note: This exceptional eight year old single malt is matured and married in a combination of the finest bourbon and Sherry casks. It portrays all the traditional Highland characteristics of a fine single malt whisky.
Tasting Note:Muirheads signature malt from carefully selected oak casks, which have been matured to perfection. Delicate and sweet on the nose with notes of barley and pear drops. Elegant and extremely well balanced with hints of vanilla and creamy chocolate marrying well with the oak tannin. Long...more » and sweet finish.
An intense and vibrant dram, the Storm offers up plenty of distillery character alongside some smokier depth and complexity.
With a classic Talisker profile, a depth of beautiful flavours and a very reasonable price point, this is an ideal single malt for those thinking of exploring the island whisk...more »y category. If you're looking for a cocktail serving, this Scotch is simply begging to used in a Old Fashioned
Talisker Storm is a single malt whisky comprised of whiskies from the Talisker distillery aged between 3 and 25 years. It is designed to fit right between Talisker 10 Year Whisky and Talisker Distiller's Edition (which varies in age) in Talisker's portfolio.
Tasting Note by The Producer
Nose: Oak notes are dominant, followed by toasted marshmallows and dried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat.
Palate: Initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel, after this: vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb and digestive bi...more »scuits can all be tasted and enjoyed.
Finish: Velvet and smooth with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s an oiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram.
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Pour yourself a dram of this beautiful Speysider, lift it to the light and notice the golden brown colour, imparted by our virgin oak casks. Even the wood we use for maturing the spirit is an intrinsic part of producing this beautifully balanced Organic Single Malt Whisky… a wor...more »ld-first when it was launched. With that in mind, enjoy thesumptuous AROMA WITH WATER. It’s delightfully sweet and malty at first, and after a few inhalations you may detect vanilla, toffee and banana influences coming through.
Enjoy the TASTE WITHOUT WATER… roll it around your mouth and savour the creamy pepper and sweet fruit flavours, particularly ripe bananas.
Add a trickle of water to release the whisky and take in the AROMA WITH WATER… fresh and malty with darker, delicious hints of coffee and cocoa. You may smell some vanilla notes, and a touch of the fruit bowl coming through once again - this time with citrus fruits,especially lemons.
Now for the TASTE WITH WATER… the smooth and mellow body has an exotic carnival feel with some gorgeous chilli spice and tropical fruit flavours, balanced with creaminess and a dark chocolate edge: a mouth-watering balance with a smooth and long finish. Our whisky is certified Organic from start to finish, meeting rigorous UK Soil Association standards for growing the ingredients, distillation, maturation and bottling. Unique on launch in 2006, it is still very rare today.