Glenallachie Distillery Edition

Glenallachie Distillery EditionGlenallachie Speyside single malt Scotch whisky matured in Traditional Oak. Our distillery edition brings together the purest water with the experienced hands of our makers to create a classic single malt of smooth sophistication.

Glenallachie Distillery Edition is aged in traditional oak barrels to bring out fresh fruity flavours together with smooth and delicate vanilla notes.

The Glenallachie Distillery was built at the foot of Ben Rinnes mountain – and for good reason. We explored 60 different waters before discovering the purest from springs 2000ft up the mountain’s north-east face. This spring water is naturally filtered as it gently flows through the steep slopes of Scottish moss and ancient granite to our whisky makers at the distillery door.

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Royal Brackla 16yr Old

Royal Brackla 16yrRoyal Brackla 16yr Old – The king’s own whisky

His Majesty having been please to distinguish this “by his Royal Command to supply his Establishment” has placed this Whisky first on the List of British Spirits and, when known, should in truth be termed “The Drink Divine”

The distillery at Brackla was founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser as a way of using the barley that he grew on land rented from Lord Cawdor. For a while it was the only legal still between Inverness and Aberdeen, and its calibre gained acclaim in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Like Captain Fraser, King Willian IV joined the military in his youth. During notable service with the Royal Navy, and his friend Nelson, he developed a taste for fine liquor. The ‘Sailor King’ granted Brackla whisky a Royal Warrant in 1833 – the first time a whisky had been so honoured.

The devotion to quality that raised Royal Brackla to its exalted position remains unchanged, we still source malt locally and use the Cawdor Burn’s pure water. Crucially, our slowly distilled spirit is then cloaked in the finest oak, with a rich finish in supreme quality Oloroso sherry butts. The result is a whisky of such character and complexity that it is today, as ever, fit for a king.

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.RoyalBrackla.com

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Glen Marnoch Limited Release Sherry Cask Reserve

Glen Marnoch Sherry Cask FinishGlen Marnoch Limited Reserve Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Sherry Cask Finish edition.

First Cask: Whisky Oak – Maturation in American white oak casks for a minimum of 3 years by our master distiller gives the whisky a rich, mellow character with notes of malt, vanilla and honey.

Second Cask: Sherry Cask – The whisky is then transferred to imported Spanish sherry casks for further ageing. This adds layers of complexity, giving a rich spiciness with an enduring finish.

TASTING NOTES:

Aroma: A rich malty aroma with subtle notes of dried fruits and cinnamon. The sherry cask influence introduces an oaky, sherbet spice character.

Taste: Rich, spicy with layers of sweet oak, raisins, apricots and fresh oak. A drop of water releases the characteristic flavours of sherry cask.

Finish: Mellow and enduring.

 

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Copper Dog

Copper DogSpeyside blended malt Scotch whisky.

In years long-passed, distillery workers would help themselves to a dram using a ‘Copper Dog’; a pipe hidden inside the leg of their trousers. These Speyside rascals and characters  are the inspiration for this unique blend of no fewer that eight single malt whiskies, slowly married together in old oak casks. An easy-drinking Scotch with ripe fruit aromas and a delicate spicy finish. First created in the Craigellachie Hotel.

It was created by master blender Stuart Morrison as a tribute to all distillery workers, and has its roots in The Craigellachie Hotel, located in the heart of Speyside whisky country.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Fresh fruit and toffee apple; an integration of ripe orchard fruits (apples and pears), berries and a hint of citrus, layered above a background of sweet wood and creamy vanilla fudge.

Palate: Rich creamy mouthfeel, toffee apple, caramelised sugars, soft fruits and a gentle wood presence. With water, fresher fruits become more pronounced on the nose (Bramley apple, Conference pear), alongside grape skin, green pear and more wood spice. Subtle, distant spices help carry the fruit and vanilla characters, giving a long and creamy finish.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/36278/copper-dog

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Bowmore No.1

Bowmore No1Bowmore is the home to the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, the legendary No.1 Vaults. Some of the world’s most coveted single malts have been meticulously matured here, steeped in more that 230 years of heritage, matured in the finest casks.

Exclusively matured in first fill bourbon casks this Bowmore No.1 malt is singularly special. Vanilla sweetness, cinnamon spice and oak smoke beautifully complement the mouth-watering citrus, honeycomb and coconut flakes, culminating in a peat smoked, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

Tasting Notes

On The Eye: honey gold
Breathe In: vanilla sweetness, cinnamon spice and oak smoke
Sip: mouth-watering citrus, honeycomb and coconut flakes
Savour: the peat smoked, bourbon vanilla and lime finish

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.bowmore.com

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Auchentoshan Three Wood

Auchentoshan Three WoodThree casks one remarkable whisky

Auchentoshan Three Wood first matures inside fine North American oak.

These casks, which once held bourbon, develop citrus and vanilla notes from our unique triple distilled spirit.

Next, Oloroso sherry casks bring out a perfectly rounded nuttiness.

Finally, Pedro Ximenez sherry casks reveal incredible body, rich colour and endlessly complex fruit.

 

Every Single Drop Triple Distilled

Auchentoshan stands alone. Born in 1823, Auchentoshan triple distills every drop to let smooth complex flavours triumph.

 

Only triple distillation allows our smooth, complex flavours to develop as the spirit matures in first fill North American oak casks.

Making it all Worthwhile

To the eye: Rich golden bronze

To the nose: Blackcurrent, brown sugar, orange and plum

To the tongue: Hazelnut with cinnamon, lemon and butterscotch

To the end: Fruity, with long-lasting oaky sweetness

One last thing: People here say “ock-un tosh-un”, translated fro the Gaelic, it means “corner of the field”

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.auchentoshan.com

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Dyflin Single Malt Irish Whiskey

This smooth single malt Irish whiskey is triple distilled and matured in bourbon casks giving it a rich and full-bodied flavour.

When Vikings first settled in the Emerald Isle, they named their kingdom Dyfin, meaning “black pool”. Standing on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey, this kingdom endured and evolved into Dublin – the spirited capital of Ireland we know today. Renowned for its many decorative bridges, this vibrant city is a key destination for all Irish whiskey lovers. Dyfin single malt Irish whiskey has a traditional rich smooth and full bodied flavour derived from its triple distillation and maturation in bourbon casks.

Nose. Icing sugar freshly dusted on a warm lemon tart, lots of melted butter with some stewed cooking apples, touch of vanilla. doesn’t need water but adding a drop makes it a little too soft for me.

Palate. Vanilla and All Spice, little bit of cinnamon and, I think, some nutmeg, honey and more lemon but lemon sherbet sweets this time.

Finish. Vanilla and toffee with a touch of whatever a hybrid of a lemon and an apple would be.

 

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Laphroaig QA Cask

Laphroaig QA CaskQA Cask – Double Matured

Vigilance and craftsmanship hod the key to this amazing fusion of flavours.

The first maturation is in ex-bourbon barrels, followed by a transfer to new American white oak casks (quereus alba in Latin).

This second intense maturation creates a blend of peat smoke balanced with warm, spicy vanilla notes. The length of time this powerful stage takes varies, meaning each cask is carefully selected by hand to ensure the exact balance of flavours.

Laphroaig, meaning “beautiful hollow by the broad bay”, has married malted barley with smoke from our native peat to produce the most richly-flavoured of all Scotch whiskies since 1815. Distilled on the tiny island of Islay off the west cost of Scotland, the flavour is as untamed as the ocean itself.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.laphroaig.com

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Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Tyrconnell Irish WhiskeyCenturies of craftsmanship have produced this soft, elegant and sophisticated Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

Tyrconnell’s unique soft and elegant flavour has been crafted and refined over two centuries since 1762 by the Watt Family Distillers.

The family’s native region of Tyrconnell, in the Northwest of Ireland, inspired the names of both their most famous racehorse, whose race-winning form they commemorated on the Tyrconnell whisky label. Now discover Tyrconnell’s fresh malty bouquet, smooth sweet tast and delicate dry finish.

Colour: Golden Yellow
Nose: Full and fruity aroma with a citrus – spiciness taste
Taste: Well structured with honey notes hanging from the nose. A tang of oranges and lemons, a strong malt presence that balances well with the oily sweetness
Finish: A long finish with the malt becoming more dominant to the end without the soft fruits and honey, which helped make up the middle.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.tyrconnellwhiskey.com/

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Hellyers Road Original Roaring Forty

Hellyers Road Roaring FortyIn 1825 Henry Hellyer became one of the first European Explorers to set foot into the harsh & ferocious wilderness of North West Tasmania in his role as Chief Surveyor with the Van Diemen’s Land Company.

Almost two hundred years later his road now guides the way to the Hellyers Road Distillery.

It is there that premium quality Tasmanian grain is patiently combined with some of the world’s purest drinking water, delivered on the winds of the Roaring Forties from which this single malt variety derives its name. It is then two and a half times distilled and aged in individually selected American white oak, char fired casks.

With all vatting & marrying done in timber casks and non-chill filtered, this superb whisky shares the same vision, determination and perseverance of Henry Hellyer, while embodying the purity and grandeur of Tasmania’s pristine North West Region.

This non-chill filtered whisky delivers a superb full-bodied and flavoursome result.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.hellyersroaddistillery.com.au

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