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Glen Keith – Distillery Edition

Glen Keith - Distillery EditionDistilled by master craftsmen on the banks of the River Isla, this is a smooth and distinctive single malt, with a satisfying warm and lingering finish. Matured in traditional oak.

Glen Keith is aged in the finest traditional oak casks for a distinctive smooth and easy-drinking Speyside single malt with hints of freshly-picked orchard fruits and rich toffee notes.

The Glen Keith Distillery perches on the Linn of Keith, a sparkling, free-flowing waterfall on the River Isla. It’s an historic spot, once the stronghold of the Ogilvies of Milton, a branch of one of the most prominent ancient clans of Scotland. Today, it is one of Speyside’s best kept secrets.

The first official bottling from the re-opened Glen Keith distillery in Speyside, which was revived in 2013 and whose spirits normally appear in blends such as Chivas Regal and 100 Pipers. This new, no-age-statement whisky is a gentle dram with notes of poached pears, honeycomb and vanilla toffee.

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Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve

Glenlivet Captain's ReserveHere is something different: a whisky inspired by the unique character of its namesake, Captain William, which will take you on a journey from the misty glens of Scottish Speyside to the heart of the Cognac region in France – with every sip.

The Captain, as everybody loved to call him, was an ambitious and determined man who was fighting in France during WW1 when he inherited The Glenlivet Distillery. A good reason why Captain’s Reserve is finished in Cognac Casks, uniting its raisin-rich honey and spicy notes with the smooth citrus flavours of the Glenlivet’s distinctive Speyside style.

Savour this special whisky just as we would – unhurried.

Cask: American/ sherry casks (first Fill) and ex-cognac cask

Colour: Rich gold

Nose: Sweet and fruity aromas of honey and apricot jam, with notes of cinnamon bread and a subtle sensation of spicy liquorice.

Palate: Succulent flavours of mandarins in syrup, ripe poached pears and chocolate-dipped raisins.

Finish: Incredibly smooth and luscious.

Meet The Glenlivet Captain Reserve, a combination of raisin-rich cognac and signature citrus notes married with the creamy smoothness of our one and only, The Glenlivet.

The luscious liquid finds its unique honey and spicy notes through its journey from bourbon and sherry casks to a selective finish in Cognac casks. Bursting in sweet and fruity aromas, The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve shines as a proud celebration of our Speyside craft, taking you on a golden adventure that begins with the finish.

Inspired by Captain Bill Grant Smith, great grandson of our Founder George Smith, our new product will make you wander through the misty glens of Scottish Speyside to the rolling vineyards of French Cognac at every sip. A new taste exploration by The Glenlivet that makes us THE Whisky.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.theglenlivet.com

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Singleton of Dufftown – Malt Master’s Selection

Singleton of Dufftown  - Malt Master's SelectionA perfectly balanced Single Malt Scotch Whisky, casks personally selected by Craig Wilson, the malt master of The Singleton to capture the essence of Speyside in a single bottle. Craig Wilson’s goal was finding a balance between delicate flavours and exceptional smoothness.

Each bottle of The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection carries his signature, confirming that this Single Malt is worthy of its origin from Dufftown in Speyside.

The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection uses hand selected casks from our Dufftown Distillery – established in 1896 – to blend an exceptional Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky matured in three distinct cask types: refill, ex-sherry and bourbon.

The key characteristics of The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection are its smooth texture and a predominantly sweet taste. Key notes of fresh fruits, hint of honey and vanilla coupled with fresh pear culminate in a medium length and warming finish with a sprinkle of white pepper.

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Bowmore 15 year old – Golden and Elegant

Bowmore 15 year old – Golden and ElegantBowmore 15 year old – Golden and Elegant – Married in 1st fill Bourbon casks to create a refreshing, silky peat smoked character with noted of citrus.

Bowmore is 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 than 230 years of heritage, matured in the finest casks.

Bowmore’s 15 year old marriage of 1st fill bourbon casks and hogsheads has a refreshing, inspired and uplifting character. Harmonised through maturation, let its layers of perfect silk citrus and salty-sweet vanilla glide over the palate, finishing with peat smoke, sweet almond and lemon.

TASTING NOTES

On The Eye: Golden barley

Breathe In: Sicilian golden desserts with honey, Amalfi lemon and sweet tobacco leaf

Sip: Silky citrus, salty-sweet vanilla and honeycomb

Savour: Peat smoke, sweet almond and lingering lemon

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.bowmore.com

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Isle of Jura 18 year old

Isle of Jura 18 year oldSingle malt Scotch whisky aged 18 years and yet there’s a little bit more to its journey than that.

Crafted on the Isle of Jura, a few miles off the West Coast of Scotland, this is a unique island malt. Shaped by the bracing, fresh sea air. Nurtured by a handful of devoted Diurachs that call our island home.

Once matured, our whisky is poured into our distinctively shaped bottle, formed to handle the knocks of the rough sea and protect its precious cargo. A refined, fruity and subtly sweet single malt. Matured in ex-Bourbon casks – American white oak, with the finest premier Grand Cru Classe Barrique finish.

An uncommon spirit, born of the finest vintage.

COLOUR

Rosewood gold

NOSE

Aromas of toffee, tropical fruits and cinnamon

TASTE

Flavours of rich black forest fruit, cocoa and coffee

CASK FINISH

Matured for eighteen long years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and enriched by superior Premier Grand Cru

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.isleofjura.com

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Glen Marnoch 29 Year Old

Glen Marnoch 29 Year Old

Glen Marnoch 29 Year Old is a limited release of 11,000 bottles.

Aged for 29 years, this Single Malt Whisky is light and floral on the nose with a touch of spring blossom and candied orange peel. A delicate palate with gentle spices, sweet vanilla and light fruits and a medium finish. Featured within a lovely gift box, this 29 Year Old Single Malt is the perfect gift for Whisky lovers.

Nose: Hint of sherry fruit with some pleasant vanilla, honey, sweet apple pie and oaky notes.

Taste: Quite light bodied in the mouth, vanilla being the headline note, some honey, a little lemon citrus, some mature oak tannin’s.

Finish: Citrus and a little oak tannin.

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Solo Clubhouse Whisky

Solo Clubhouse WhiskySolo Clubhouse Whisky single grain Scotch whisky. A soft, mellow and refreshing single grain whisky with subtle notes of oak and sweet vanilla.

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Laphroaig Lore

laphroaig lore

Since 1815, each Laphroaig Distillery Manager has been the custodian of the craft to make one of the richest single malts in the world. Over the years, each have passed on their skills and traditions to the next generation to continue this legacy. To honour this passing of knowledge, our Distillery Manager John Campbell has created Laphroaig Lore, the richest ever Laphroaig.

Lore, meaning the passing of a skill or tradition through work of mouth, is the story of how we make one of the world’s richest single malt scotch whiskies.

Rich and deep with distinctive smoke, peat and seaside minerality – it is unmistakingly Laphroaig. This is a result of liquid being drawn from a selection of aged casks including first-fill sherry casks, smaller quarter casks and our most precious stock capturing the timeless passion and very essence of the Laphroaig Distillery.

This is our story. This is Laphroaig Lore.

COLOUR

Deep mahogany.

NOSE

Rich and smoky with seaside minerals and a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops.

BODY

Full bodied.

PALATE

Richly peaty with a spicy chilli bite.

FINISH

Short, dry finish and a long sweet aftertaste.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.laphroaig.com

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Glenfiddich Reserve Cask – Sherry Casks (Solera Vat No 2)

Glenfiddich Reserve Cask – Sherry CasksBorn of Boldness

William Grant dreamt of building his own distillery and defied all odds to achieve this. He named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer, and the first drop flowed from his stills on Christmas Day 1887. Still proudly family run today, we now have an unrivalled collection of rare and exquisite casks.

Our Innovation

Cask Collection is created using our pioneering Solera Vat system. These bespoke wooden vats are where the magic happens. Always at least half full, they marry Glenfiddich malts matured in different oak casks to give infinite richness and complexity.

Reserve Cask

Our Malt Master carefully selects Glenfiddich whiskies exclusively matured in Oloroso sherry casks to impart notes of warm vanilla, deep rich fruits and subtle oaky tannins.

Our innovative Cask Collection Solera Vat No.2 marries these layers of flavour together to create this deliciously rich and mellow Glenfiddich Reserve Cask.

Tasting Notes:

COLOUR

Dark golden, walnut.

NOSE

A bold, vibrant aroma with an abundance of spice and oak. Fresh toasted white bread with marmalade. Antique leather and parchment.

TASTE

Deliciously smooth and silky. The sweetness of the spirit and spice of the Spanish oak combine to give a complex, intriguing flavour that evolves in the glass.

FINISH

Very long lasting with an enduring sweetness.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.glenfiddich.com

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Auchentoshan The Bartender’s Malt (annual limited edition 01)

Auchentoshan The Bartender's MaltAuchentoshan The Bartender’s Malt –  by bartenders for bartenders.

12 of the most innovative and unique bartenders from around the world came together in Glasgow.

They learned the science and magic of creating a single malt whisky from our master blenders, and collaborated to create this malt with casks that reflected each of their individual personalities.

A true world first, a single malt scotch whisky created by the bartender for the bartender.

Tasting Notes

To the eye: Golden copper with green reflections

To the nose: Dried apricots, milk chocolate, honey and green tobacco leaf.

To the tongue: Zest, cherry blossom, brioche and ginger

To the end: Edgy and expanding with a long-lasting warmth

 

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