Royal Brackla received ‘royal’ status in 1833 and was the first Scottish distillery to receive the honor. The vast majority of the distilleries production is used in Dewar’s blends but a single malt range has been launched. The 12-year-old is finished in first fill Oloroso sherry casks and offers aromas of apple, almond, ginger and leafy characters which lead onto chocolate and sweet apple notes of the palate.
A finely structured, smooth, rich whisky; its sweet autumn fruits are perfectly balanced by a nutty, spicy dryness.Appearance - Deep amber; most attractive, good texture.Nose - Soft, inviting, dry and autumnal nose. Sweet, stewed fruits, ripe autumn apples and rich berry fruits.Body - Great mouthfeel: light to medium body, softly coating the tongue.Palate - Dry and sweet; nuts, dark toffee and gentle mint, rhubarb and apple juice. Dries, with a rich, silky cocoa bitterness.Finish - Sweetness softly introduces a longer, drying oakiness. Stewed-fruit freshness. Wood-smoke spiced with faint black pepper.
On the nose, enjoy a softness of vanilla and sugared almonds, balanced by fresh oak and cinnamon. The palate bursts with fruit and spice - gently revealing toffee and the richness of sherry oak. The taste finishes with a touch of fresh fruit, becoming pleasantly drying - slowly unveiling the wisp of peat smoke.
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!