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Irish Reserve 26 Year Old

Irish Reserve 26 Year OldIrish Reserve 26 Year Old single malt Irish whiskey.

Carefully crafted to a superior reserve distiller’s recipe. Expertly matured for a smooth and mellow drinking experience.

This single malt Irish whiskey has been matured in traditional hand-crafted casks for over twenty six years until it achieves the perfect balance of exceptionally smooth flavour in harmony with sweet delicate oak.

Tasting notes:

Aroma: Intensely fruity with notes of ripe apples, tropical fruit and caramelised pear. Subtle oak tannins and vanilla add depth and complexity.

Taste: Beautifully smooth and rich with an abundance of fruity sweetness. Woody spices develop over time as the oak notes developed over 2 decades come through.

Finish: Long lasting sweetness.

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Ben Bracken Highland

Ben Bracken HighlandBen Bracken Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Scotland, the most important whiskey country in the world, became famous for its HIGHLANDS. Here, between lush green hills and wild heather meadows, the elegant Ben Bracken Highland is created, a medium single malt full of fruit and subtle spicy notes.

Tasting Notes:

Character: Medium heavy, fruity and spicy, a very elegant Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.
Fragrance: Spicy notes of creme brulee and candied orange merge with the scent of juicy cherries and a touch of elderflower.
Taste: Freshly baked brioche and honey harmonize wonderfully with the intense aromas of marzipan, espresso and dark chocolate.
Finish: Long-lasting, spicy and fruity.

Noble and dignified with warm rich aromas of creme brulee, glazed orange segments, honey dipped in brioche and marzipan.

An unforgettable taste of coffee, dark bitter chocolate, black morello cherries and pecan pie completes this highland masterpiece.

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Ben Bracken Islay

Ben Bracken IslayBen Bracken Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The Scottish island of ISLAY is home to smoky peat, salt-soaked soils and thundering Atlantic waves. This is where the intense smoky notes of Ben Bracken Islay, a single malt full of power and variety of complex flavors, are created. For connoisseurs and lovers of character-strong whiskeys.

Tasting Notes:

Character: Powerful, intense, smoky and peaty, a very elegant Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.
Fragrance: Like an adventure on the sea – salty sea spray and campfire combine with the intense scent of pickled walnuts and baked banana.
Taste: Smoky intense. Complex aromas of ash, sea salt and allspice meet coffee, dark chocolate and hot baked apple.
Finish: Very long-lasting, powerful and smoky.

Powerful and unforgettable with a barrage of aromas, tangy sea spray, bonfire smoke, salted bananas and baked apples arouse the senses.

A generous mouthful of flavours rewards the palate with moist walnut cake, allspice, sea salt chocolate and black toffee.

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Ben Bracken Speyside

Ben Bracken Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The SPEYSIDE region has developed from being a secret to one of Scotland’s most popular whiskey areas in recent years. The fruity Ben Bracken Speyside Single Malt is rather mild and elegant and therefore a great treat for connoisseurs and whiskey newcomers alike.

Tasting Notes:

Character: Light and fruity, a very elegant Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.
Fragrance: Reminiscent of ripe pears and apricots, which are in sweet honey and flavored with a little vanilla and cinnamon – always accompanied by a refreshing touch of lemon peel.
Taste: Creamy caramel and milk chocolate merge with spicy aromas of banana cake, café latte and roasted almonds.
Finish: Long-lasting, nutty and fresh.

Light, elegant and refined with attractive nuances of vanilla honey, cinnamon, creamy caramel and coffee latte. These enticing aromas are reflected on the palate with rewarding silky flavours of roasted almonds, sun dried raisins, moist banana cake and maple syrup.

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Talisker 57° North

Talisker 57° NorthFrom the rugged western shores of the Isle of Skye comes a richly flavoured, maritime malt, with a warming afterglow. So easy to enjoy yet like Skye itself, so hard to leave.

Talisker is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky made on the Isle of Skye beside the shore of Loch Harport in the jagged shadow of the peaks of The Cuillin.

Founded in 1830 by Hugh MacAskill, Talisker distillery remains faithful to traditional values. A hundred and eighty years of knowledge has been passed down through generations of distillers.

The result is this much prized whisky, described by famous Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson as the “the king o’ drinks”. Made by the sea in every sense, the powerful peat smoke and maritime character of Talisker reflects its storm-lashed surroundings.

A pure expression of Talisker from American Oak refill cask, 57° North is bottled at 57% ABV (100 proof) to honour the latitude of the distillery. Sweet to start, it explodes with smoke and volcanic pepper.

Photography from Cailean Maclean

“This turbulent winter image looks across a cold and stormy Lock Savaig to where the dark mountains of Skye, their outlines dimly glimised behind the crashing wave, rise above the warring sea and rocks”

Nose: The nose is very pungent and full. Notes of sour citrus develop with rich peat smoke. Hints of peppered oak and notes of sea spray pounding stones and a little kelp.

Palate: The palate is thick and full. Creamy manuka honey and lemon juice, notes of peppered oak and spice, a little butter perhaps and plenty of dry wood.

Finish: The finish is long with black pepper and oak.

Talisker 57° North takes its name from this remote, rugged and windswept distillery’s latitude. And rightly so, because this is an untamed, natural expression of the Talisker’s full power: a volcanic, intensely appealing flavour that most drinkers will have only experienced in a cask strength bottling.

Notes:

Appearance: Full gold.

Nose: Clean and intense, with the light smoke of a struck match. Creamy toffee balanced by fruit. Hints of seaweed, heather blossom and vanilla.

Body: Explosive, intense and smoky.

Palate: Sweet, with smoke and tar exploding around the middle – evoking the raw volcanic power which formed Skye’s famous Black Cuillin mountains.

Finish: Oily, tingling with the signature pepperiness. Smoother with water.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.malts.com

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Dewar’s The Ancestor 12 Year Old

Dewar's The Ancestor 12 Year Old Dewar’s The Ancestor 12 Year Old blended Scotch whisky married in oak casks. Double Aged for Extra Smoothness.

Aged in hand selected reserve casks for twelve years, this whisky has long been admired as The Ancestor.

Notes:

  • Honey, home-made toffee apples and fudge.
  • Warm, buttery and mellow.
  • Juicy sultanas and fresh citrus, with subtle vanilla.
  • Clean, full and lively.
  • RICH
  • Melted caramel with a trace of oak.
  • Rounded, smooth and long.

The Dewar family have lived in rural Perthshire, Scotland for generations. John Dewar, born 1805, founded his business in 1846 and pioneered the art of carefully blending up to 40 single malt and single grain whiskies together to make a Scotch that was fine, smooth and never varied.

We’re proud to have been suppliers to the Royal household for over 100 years and in that time we’ve become the most awarded blended Scotch in the world.

Over 100 years ago Dewar’s pioneered the technique of allowing the single malts and single grains to “marry” together in vintage oak casks for several months after blending. As any expert on blending will tell you, this process makes our Scotch incredibly smooth, with the many subtle layers of flavour in perfect harmony.

At Aberfeldy in the heart of the Highlands, John’s sons built a distillery to make the Single Malt that shapes the honeyed, rich flavour of our Scotch. There’s gold in the water source… but that’s another story.

John Alexander Dewar

Born in 1856, John Alexander Dewar took the Dewar’s helm as a young man of just 24 but his entrepreneurial attitude fitted the times exactly. He appointed A.J. Cameron as Master Blender, who pioneered the technique of marrying the whiskies together in oak casks after blending.

Tommy Robert Dewar

Born 1864, Tommy Dewar was the maverick brother, a renowned wit and raconteur at the forefront of cocktail culture. He was a genius for publicity, making the first film adverts and travelling the world to extol the virtues of his fine, smooth Scotch.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.dewars.com

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The Ardmore 12 Year Old Port Wood Finish

The Ardmore 12 Year Old Port Wood FinishFounded in 1898 by Wm. Teacher & Sons, The Ardmore distillery has continued to uphold traditional distilling methods, using only the aromatic smoke from natural, Highland peat fires to dry its malted barley. The Ardmore Port Wood Finish is double cask matured in American white oak barrels and European port casks to create an extraordinary, ruby gold single malt full of spiced fruits with a subtle smoky finish.

A complex process that yields an astounding result – the smoothly peated yet perfectly balanced liquid that is The Ardmore. Traditionally handcrafted in the Scottish Highlands, The Ardmore distillery has been watched over by a family of rare eagles, since 1898. This is a place, and indeed a process, that brings man, might and metal together in a celebration of the raw power of nature.

Type: Highland single malt Scotch whisky

Method: Double cask matured, 100% peated, non-chill filtered

Origin: Product of Scotland

Taste: Burnt orange; cinnamon, strawberries and honey, balanced by spiced wood and subtle smoky charcoal

Location: Distilled at the Ardmore distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire

Strength: 46%

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.ardmorewhisky.com

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Pig’s Nose

Pig’s Nose blended Scotch whisky. “Tis said that our scotch is as soft and as smooth as a pig’s nose”

Aged 5 years.

This exceptional blended Scotch whisky has been specially created for us by Richard Paterson, Scotland’s only third generation Master Blender.

The whisky’s signature “smoothness” is rooted in marrying Invergordon grain with oak aged Speyside, Lowland and Islay malts producing a which that is truly “soft as a Pig’s Nose”

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.abbeywhisky.com/pig-s-nose-whisky

 

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Knockando 18 year old Flow matured

Knockando 18 year old Flow maturedAged for a minimum of 18 years Knockando Slow Matured is distinctively complex and reveals deep almond notes, sweet hints of sherry and light oak flavours, giving way to a warm and smooth finish.

The distillery of Knockando stands on the banks of the river Spey, which gives its name to Speyside, a region of Scotland long renowned as the home of the finest malt whiskies.

Built in 1898, the distillery lies in the village of the same name, Knockando, derived from Gaelic ‘Cnoc-an-dhu’, meaning ‘little black hills’.

Only the purest natural ingredients are used to make Knockando, according to the traditional methods of the distillery, honed by the years. Cask selection lies at the heart of Knockando’s expertise: gentle maturation in oak casks slowly reveals the subtle aromas of Knockando, delicate with a distinctive fresh almond note in its young versions, it gains weight and depth of flavour over the years. Although distillation continues throughout the year, each year of production is still referred to as a ‘season’ at the Knockando distillery. Today, Knockando is still bottled one single ‘season’ at a time, and each bottle proudly states its year of distillation.

Matured for a minimum of 18 years in Sherry casks mainly, prized by distillers for the rich fruity notes they lend to malt whisky, this Knockando Slow Matured benefits from a special slow maturation which adds complexity and smoothness to the elegant fruity character of Knockando.

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Highland Park Dragon Legend

Dragon Legend

“The earth shook all about him, and he snorted forth venom on all the way before him as he went, but Sigurd neither trembled nor was afraid at the roaring of him”
The Volsunga Saga

The richer, smokier side of Highland Park

Dragon Legend is inspired by the ancient takes of the Vikings who ruled our Orkney island home for over 600 years.

This bold single malt accentuates the intense aromatic smokiness from our local Hobbister Moor peat melded with hints of warm spicy fruit cake which come from a long maturation in sherry seasoned oak casks.

For our ancestors, dragons were both feared and revered, possessing mystical powers but representing the forces of evil. According to legend, the Viking warrior Sigurd who – with great bravery and cunning – slew evil Fafnir, licked the dragon’s blood from his thumb and received powerful gifts of wisdom and prophecy.

With Dragon Legend we pay tribute to the virtues of courage and perseverance that lie at the heart of the Viking Code of Honour – and at the heart of our distillery – inspiring this distinctive and unconventional expressions of Highland Park.

The Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul

STORY

For our ancestors, dragons were both feared and revered, possessing mystical powers but representing the forces of evil. According to legend, the Viking warrior Sigurd killed the evil serpent dragon Fafnir in a battle of great bravery and cunning. Licking the dragon’s blood from his thumb, Sigurd was granted powerful gifts of prophecy and wisdom and became one of the greatest heroes of the ancient Nordic sagas. In DRAGON LEGEND we’ve created single malt as bold and unconventional as Sigurd himself. Our local peat from Hobbister Moor delivers an intense aromatic smokiness that’s melded with a spicy sweetness from long, slow maturation in sherry seasoned oak casks.

Colour: Deep gold, clear and bright

Flavours: Lemon peel, Honey, Vanilla, Warm spices, Freshly cut wood and Aromatic peat smoke

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.highlandparkwhisky.com

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