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
This expression of our famous whisky, from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland, has enjoyed a triple maturation in 3 types of cask. Just as with our standard Quarter Cask expression, the first maturation is in American oak, ex-bourbon barrels. We then select the most suitable of these barrels, containing a range of different aged spirit and transfer into small 19th century style Quarter Casks for a second maturation. The final maturation is in specially selected, large European oak, Oloroso sherry casks.
Auchentoshan 3 Wood
COLOUR : Rich golden bronze
NOSE: Blackcurrant, brown sugar, orange, plum and raisin
BODY: Full bodied
PALATE: Fruit and syrup. Hazelnut with hints of cinnamon and lemon. A butterscotch sweetness adds to the overall complexity
FINISH: Fresh and fruity, with long lasting oaky sweetness
Pronounced (Och’an’tosh’an) his unique Lowland Single Malt Whisky has been matured in three different cask types. Moving from American Bourbon to Spanish Oloroso Sherry – and finally Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks – Three Wood is a rich, complex whisky with incredible toffee and sherry oak flavours.
Macallan Sherry Oak
The Macallan Sherry Oak (12 yr) is exclusively matured for a minimum of 12 years in Spanish oak casks. Exceptionally rich colour, notes of dried fruits, spice and chocolate orange
Bowmore 12 yr
Highly acclaimed Islay Whiskey, the late great whiskey writer Michael Jackson proclaimed ‘Remarkably long and complex’. Warm amber colouring, strong smokiness on the nose along with subtle lemon, honey and chocolate
NOSE: Rich and complex with honey, citrus fruits and vanilla oak notes.
TASTE: Rich and honeyed with a hint of sherry fruitiness. A spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg and a subtle oakiness develop with time.
FINISH: Warm and lingering.
The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years is a classic marriage of The Balvenie matured in the three most traditional cask types, first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry. Produced in small, numbered batches, each cask used is hand selected by Malt Master David Stewart to ensure he achieves Signature’s unique character of honey, spice and subtle oak and each batch is allowed time to harmonise in a traditional marrying tun. David Stewart crafted The Balvenie Signature to mark his 45th year in the whisky industry and 2010 sees the release of Batch 3.
Dalmore 15 yr
NOSE: Raisins, Mandarin, Chocolate, Prunes
TONGUE: Clementine, ginger, coffee, christmas cake
END: Mandarin, vanilla, ginger, apples
Time, different cask types, varying sizes, and warehouse conditions can all influence the maturity of a single malt. For this Dalmore, 13 years in American Bourbon Casks and then a year split between Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso sherry butts from Jerez de la Frontera have been elemental. And to achieve this extra layer of complexity, we marry these liquids together in an upstanding sherry butt for one final year. The redolence of these vessels delivers the perfect balance between spirit, wood and maturity.
Dalmore 18 yr
NOSE: Almonds, Toffee
TONGUE: Spice, Chocolate, Coffee
END: Caramel, Pear, Cinnamon
Matured initially in American white oak for 14 years before being transferred to Matusalem Spanish sherry butts for 3 years, these unique whiskies were finally married for a further 12 months in upstanding sherry butts. Nature and nurture have delivered a classic Dalmore.
Dalmore King Alexander
NOSE: Orange, Tangerine, Chocolate, Plums
TASTE: Mixed Spice, Coffee, Christmas Cake, Citrus
END: Cranberry, Orange, Spice, Vanilla
Over the course of our history The Dalmore’s remarkable spirit has been filled to French wine barriques, Madeira drums, sherry butts from Jerez, Sicilian Marsala barrels, port pipes from the Douro and bourbon barrels from Kentucky.
Each of these casks has now been united to create an exceptional malt where the individual characteristics of each work together to form a rich, deep spirit. This release commemorates the Mackenzie Clan ancestor’s heroic act in saving King Alexander in 1263.
NOSE: Lovely smoke, like a just doused campfire. Phenols, seawater, vanilla, black pepper, white pepper.
PALATE: Peat smoke, Seawater, Phenols, Vanilla, a touch of Green apple.
FINISH:Ridiculously long, peppery, numbing due to the phenols. Smoke and salt hang around forever.
COLOUR: Medium amber, hint of gold
NOSE: Citrus, peach, rose, caramel
PALATE: Peach, butter, caramel, orange
FINISH: Subtle but maintains character
Highland 12 yr
Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness
Rounded smoky sweetness; full malt delivery
Teasing, heathery, subtle smoke. Delicious
Take your time to appreciate the nose of Highland Park 12 and you’ll discover the characteristic honey sweetness followed by fruit – maybe pineapple, apple or pear. On the palate it is drying and leaves a gentle smokey feeling and a flavour that just keeps on going.
Talisker 10 yr
Nose: Thick, pungent smoke. Notes of kippers, seaweed, apple peels. Fresh and fragrant.
Palate: Full bodied with huge plumes of smoke and volcanic, peppery peat. Intense.
Finish: Long finish, barley, malt.
A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth.
Not just a whiskey from one Single Distillery, Jameson is the world’s Number one Irish Whiskey. Triple distillation is what makes us unique to American Whiskeys, which are typically only distilled once, and Scotch whiskies, which are usually distilled twice.