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”


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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.


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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.


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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.


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The Glenrothes: Vintage 1995 (Bottled 2016)

The Glenrothes Vintage 1995The Vintage 1995 was the first ever Vintage specifically laid in cask with the intention of, when mature, bottling as The Glenrothes.

With about 30% from first fill American Sherry oak delivering butterscotch: Spice and dried fruits from 1st fill Spanish Sherry oak and the rest from refill casks giving the characteristic Glenrothes balance and complexity of flavour.

Nose: Floral, citrus and butterscotch notes with a hint of spicy white pepper and cedar-wood syrup

Palate: Rich, sweet, soft fruit flavour, leading to a rich spiciness.

Finish: Sugared citrus peel soft fruits, medium dry with abundant spices.

Tasting Notes Courtesy of the Distillery.

The Vintage Single Malt

The Glenrothes is bottled at its peak of maturity and flavour. rather than at a pre-determined age.

Distillation is unusually slow and takes place in tall stills, which delivers a sweet clear fruity spirit. Maturation is in American oak and Spanish oak casks which produce our award-winning Speyside single malt.

All of our malt is Vintage whisky, representing a single year or collection of years.

Our single Vintages, limited and rare, each capture a unique essence and flavour, never to be repeated.

Our Reserves give you the opportunity of enjoying a number of selected Vintages from different years – married together in perfect harmony.

Berry Bros & Rudd

Founded in 1698 at No.3 St Jame’s Street in London, Berry Bros & Rudd is probably the world’s oldest wine and spirit merchant.

As proprietors of The Glenrothes, it is Berry Bros & Rudd’s values of quality and integrity which determine the philosophy behind this well-bred Speyside single malt: Vintage whisky, like vintage wine, matured at its own pace.

Our long history has provided us with the understanding and the patience to ensure that we only offer expressions of The Glenrothes to our discerning customers at the moment when our experts deem them to be perfectly mature and ready to be savoured.


Character: Red fruits, butterscotch, citrus and spice


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GlenDronach 12 year old

glendronach12yoJames Allardice (1780-1849) – inventor, entrepreneur, founder of the GlenDronach distillery.

Founded in 1826 by Jame Allardice, GlenDronach was one of the very first licensed distilleries. Allardice was a colourful character and stories about as to how he promoted his whisky with entrepreneurial flair. He was also a pioneer of wood finishing and would have celebrated today’s superb GlenDronach. Matured in a combination of the finest Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso sherry casks – the GlenDronach is a perfectly balanced, smooth, creamy, full-bodied single malt Scotch whisky.

The GlenDronach distillery in the Forgue valley in Aberdeenshire is named after the source of its water, the Dronac burn.

It has a history of enterprising owners from the flamboyant James Allardice to the ambitious Walter Scott. Although times have moved on, the processes used to create the GlenDronach have remained largely unchanged. Today’s malt is created using great Oregon pine washbacks and the same shaped stills used in 1826.

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep amber-red gold

Nose: Sweet, creamy vanilla, with hints of ginger, Autumn fruits

Palate: Rich, creamy, silky-smooth, warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins, soft fruits. Spicy with medium length and a dry finish.

Finish: Long, full and firm, slightly nutty.


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Cardhu Gold Reserve

Cardhu Gold ReserveRich and mellow with warm notes of baked apple and toffee.

Cardhu Gold Reserve is a luxurious single malt that captivates from the first pour to the last slip, a golden liquid with a mellow and round flavour.

Hand-picked toasted oak casks subtly enrich the smooth Speyside character of Cardhu with warmer notes of toffee, dark chocolate and ripe orchard fruit to yield a beautiful balance and depth.

A superb whisky to share on special occasions, Cardhu Gold Reserve is a tribute to the kind and generous nature of our distillery founder Helen Cumming.

Cardhu Gold Reserve is a rich and beautifully tasting single malt scotch whisky from the famous speyside Cardhu Family. Cardhu Gold Reserve is rich and mellow, with warm notes of baked apple and toffee. Our Master Blender has carefully selected casks to create a mouth-wateringly sweet malt whisky with a quietly spicy finish. Beautifully presented in gold luxurious packaging which makes the perfect gift for any whisky lover.

Nose: Shy and soft at first, and beautifully smooth: fresh, yet also mellow. Tinned fruit salad, with waxy red apple skins

Palate: Bigger flavours and drier than the nose suggests, with its initial sweetness cut by crisp orange zest followed by a subtle mineral dryness

Finish: Tangy hints of menthol with velvety cocoa tannins and a grassy herbal note. Faint hints of almonds and apples follows a light saltiness


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Bowmore 9 year old

Bowmore 9 years oldBowmore 9 years old – Sherry cask matured (Limited Release)

A perfect balance of peat smoke, sweet treacle toffee and zesty orange.

The First Islay Malt

Bowmore celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on the magic island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, ever since 1779. This makes it the first of Islay’s eight distilleries by chronology certainly(and by taste too, many would say).

Produced the same way today as it has always been, even down to the use of floor malted barely. Bowmore Single Malt is widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced in the world.

Bowmore 9 Years Old

Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks, Bowmore 9 Years Old reflects the natural elements that surround the No.1 Vaults and the generations of tradition within.

On the eye: treacle amber

Breathe in: rich cocoa, pepper and raisins balanced with citrus tang and wisps of Islay smoke

Sip: complex sherry with peat smoke followed by dark fruits and sweet creme caramel

Savour: the perfect balance of sea salt and peat smoke.

Sherry Cask Matured

Islay malts are famed for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore 9 Years Old is no exception. As well as taking our water from the peat-laden Laggan River, we carefully smoke our malt in a pear-fired kiln, just as our ancestors did over 200 years ago.

This release has been nurtured for nine years by the craftsmen of Bowmore distillery, home of the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland.


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Glen Grant 10 year old

Glen Grant 10 year oldGlen Grant is the testament of Major James Grant’s brilliant mind. He created tall slender stills and unique purifiers to capture only the finest vapours from the raw elements of the heartland.

With an ingenious mind and a charismatic personality, James Grant “The Major”, was only twenty five when he inherited the Glen Grant Distillery in Rothes, Speyside. A forward thinking and unconventional man, he personally designed innovative tall slender pot stills with unique purifiers to achieve his vision of a seductively smooth, fruity, rich, superior single malt.

Glen Grant 10 year old displays a bright golden colour with a sweet pear and vanilla bouquet. This elegant single malt dances on the palate with gentle notes of orchard fruits and butterscotch. The finish is satisfyingly long and complex.

“The Major” was one of the first distillers in Scotland to introduce purifiers into the distillation process. The purifiers further refine our whisky by ensuring only the very finest vapours condense into spirit. The result is an elegant and delivate style of whisky for which Glen Grant is renowed.

Matured in bourbon casks.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Rich golden barley
Bouquet: Medium/Dry, with a good balance of ripe orchard fruits
Palate: Creamy, fruity
Finish: Intense, fruity


*Info taken from bottle and website

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