Based on the first malt whisky designed to be enjoyed with the finest cigars, developed originally by Richard Paterson, Master Blender.Tasting notes by the Master himself – Richard Paterson; amouth of blackcurrant jam; chewy butter caramel. Its fruity sweetness complements the dry deep fragrant smoke of a Cuban cigar perfectly.
The Cask Strength Edition is their most vivacious expression, yet still retains Tomatin’s characteristically rich and sweet undertones. Matured in a classic combination of first fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, aromas of golden syrup and ginger biscuits prevail while flavours of malt loaf and marzipan lead to a dry, lingering spicy finish.
Part of AD Rattray’s Cask Colelction, this is a single cask bottling of Tomintoul 15-year-old. it was distilled in 1999 and aged in Fino sherry casks before bottling at cask strength with no colouring of chill filtration. It is pale amber in colour with a nose of golden syrup, citrus and plummy notes. On the palate it is medium bodied with Christmas cake flavours. Toffee, molasses and liquorice.
For about 12 months, Tullibardine Sovereign has been finished off in Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet Red Burgundy Casks, which are 228 litres in size. This creates a delightful ruby colour to this whisky with vanilla, light chocolate flavours, a creamy richness and hints of red summer fruit.
An award-winning Eastern Highland malt that was almost unknown until it was bought by Bacardi in 1998, Aberfeldy's main claim to fame is as the heart of the excellent Dewar's blend. Clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice.
An excellent value 21yo Aberfeldy, showcasing the richer end of the Highland spectrum with plenty of sherry influence. Winner of a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010.
A beast of a Speyside whisky in the heavily-sherried cask-strength Speyside. No too batche taste the same but typically it has a turgid texture reminiscent of toffee dainties and hard caramel; the toffee flavours on the palate have augmentations of great depth ranging from dark chocolate to mint. Usually it offers even more with a dose of water added. A highly recommended release.
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.
Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46% ABV.
One of the most lauded whiskies ever. A very old Ardbeg given sherry maturation this cask-strength Islay whisky packs a punch. Full of dirty nasty flavours like smoked mackerel engine oil seaweed salt peat and smoke as well as lovely chocolate and spice from the wood. This beguiling malt which has depth in leagues is certainly not for the feint-hearted. It is however a perfect match for even the most insatiable peat-freaks!
The Bothy is a limited edition of the Arran Malt which pays homage to the use of small casks which would have played a large part in the Arran whisky trade in the 18th & 19th centuries. Matured in First-Fill ex-Bourbon Barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller quarter casks also made of the finest American oak. Non chill filtered and no artificial colouring, it is bottled at natural cask strength. A warm and comforting aroma greets the nose. Sandalwood spice and smells of the outdoors; sweet malty barley and damp oak. Aromas of waxy lemons, melting cane sugar and a hint of cocoa promise intense and complex flavours to follow. A luscious, sweet mouthfeel adheres to the palate as a kick of red chilli heat arrives and starts to warm. Distillery character shines as fresh pineapple and green apples with stalks attached come to the fore. Toasted brioche and vanilla ice cream give a round quality to this dram. A floral note at the start of a finish which lingers on the palate as tangy citrus notes develop to make the mouth water, bringing the flavour full circle; inciting another sweet sip.
The contemporary Lowland single malt. This is a light and subtle whisky from a stylish, contemporary brand with younger adult appeal. Auchentoshan, an extremely versatile single malt, can be enjoyed in many ways. Auchentoshan is also used by many of the World's top chefs in both savoury and sweet dishes. Most importantly, Auchentoshan can be enjoyed on its own straight up or on the rocks. Tasting Note: Triple distilled and matured in American bourbon oak for over eighteen years. The result is a refreshing Lowland single malt whisky with the added infusion of ripe citrus and green tea, the warmth of toasted almonds and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
This single cask expression has a classic Speyside style nose with plenty of fresh soft yellow fruit, well woven sweet barley and oak. The palate is silky and mouth-watering, balanced with pear juice and apple acidity. The finish is long and perilously moreish.