The second bottle in the Rosebank Roses series is Innocence, an intensely aromatic and utterly enchanting single malt with notes of honeysuckle, sweet cream, pear and rose petals. Bottled from a small number of casks, some of the last from this closed distillery, this is a beautiful dram and an essential part of any Rosebank collection.
The Rosebank Roses series has been created by Elixir Distillers, which previously operated under the name Speciality Drinks Ltd.
The name Spios, which is Scots Gaelic for 'spice', beautifully evokes this whisky's origins: it has been matured solely in casks that previously held American rye whiskey, a spirit known for its distinctive, spicy characteristics. Spios has a herbal nose and a rich, spicy palate, followed by a long, sweet finish.
Glenmorangie Spios is the ninth limited edition bottling in the distillery's Private Edition series, and the first single malt to have ever been entirely matured in American rye whiskey casks.
Inspired by the historic blending notes of Sir Alexander Walker, this is a 21-year-old blend from Johnnie Walker. Believed to contain whiskies from the now closed distillery of Brora, this is warm and spicy.
A deluxe blend launched in the UK to compete with the likes of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. This has proven extremely popular, and received 95 points from Jim Murray in the Whisky Bible. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Quite simply, a magnificent whisky. At the International Spirits Challenge, Ballantine's 30yrs won a Gold Medal, an ISC Trophy (the second in four years) and was named as Category Champion for Blended Scotch Whisky. A masterpiece of blending.
The oldest and rarest single malt ever released by Loch Lomond Distillery. Bottled from a single cask, which was filled the year after Loch Lomond fired up its unique straight-neck pot stills for the first time, this edition of just 60 decanters represents a remarkable piece of whisky history.
The fruity, sweet and spicy single malt is housed in a hand-blown crystal decanter, which sits within The Tempest Chest: a stunning, solid oak display case that has been hand-crafted to resemble Loch Lomond's water at twilight. Also included in the chest is a solid brass miniature of whisky, lined in glass, which echoes the shape of those unique stills.
A single barrel bourbon from Wathen's, produced in Kentucky. The whiskey makers, the Wathen-Medleys, have a bit of history with the current distillers being the 8th generation of the family to be in the business.
Welcome to the first new Jack Daniel's whiskey since before Prohibition. Tennessee Straight Rye is made from 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley, and is put through the same charcoal filtration process as Jack Daniel's bourbons. The result is a mellow and sweet whiskey that's enlivened with distinctive rye spice.
A rounded, fruity and creamy Tamnavulin 25 Year Old, with notes of apples, sultanas, oatcake, caramel and coffee. The finish is juicy and focuses on the caramel, fruity and chocolate. Only 124 bottles of this delicious single-cask dram, bottled by Elixir Distillers, are available.
A complex and delicious Glenrothes 26 Year old, bottled by Elixir Distillers for their Single Malts of Scotland range. Aromas of barley sugar, candied lemon and earthy hay are followed by sweet, fruity and spicy flavours, then a long and ever-evolving finish.
A delightfully sherried Glen Keith, bottled from a single butt by Elixir Distillers for their acclaimed Single Malts of Scotland range. Aromas of baked apples, honeycomb and spice are followed by flavours of sherry-cask fruit, anise and raisin jam.
Created by Tim Smith, star of the Discovery Channel's Moonshiners, this is a bold, hot and smooth mix of Climax Moonshine and cinnamon. Smith, a volunteer fire chief in Climax, Virginia, created this edition as a tribute to all firefighters.
70cl / 60.4% | English Single Malt Whisky | Distillery Bottling
The first-ever public release of 10-year-old English whisky, which was distilled in 2007 and filled into just 210 bottles in October 2017. Each bottle is numbered and, alongside its certificate, is presented in a handsome piano-finished box. This single malt has spent its decade in a first-fill oloroso sherry cask, and offers rich notes of dark fruits, allspice, liquorice and cinnamon.
Distilled more than two decades before Glenglassaugh was closed, this single malt is part of a series celebrating the distillery's history and the parcel of casks discovered after it was reopened. This Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old is part of Batch 3 of this Rare Cask series, and offers rich, sweet notes of autumn fruits, peach, mellow citrus, fresh barley and floral oak.
Distilled well before the distillery was closed for more than 20 years (1986 - 2008), this is a rich and fruity single malt that provides a delicious piece of Glenglassaugh history. These bottles, part of batch three in the distillery's Rare Cask series, have been filled from a single Pedro Ximénez puncheon that was discovered in Glenglassaugh's coastal warehouses by its new owners.
With lashings of dried fruit and dark chocolate flavours, accompanied by hints of walnut loaf and oak, this will delight lovers of long-aged sherried whisky.
70cl / 43.3% | Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The yearly release of Evan Williams's vintaged single barrel whisky, aged for around nine years. The folks at Evan Williams know how to pick them, and with every vintage gaining a few breathless reviews we expect good things from this one as well.
The blue edition of one of the jewels in the Chivas crown. Royal Salute is a very special long-aged blend in a classic Wade ceramic decanter. This gift set comes with a 5cl miniature of the green decanter.
Made by seventh-generation distillers Paul and Steve Beam, this is a blend of sweet, spicy and smoky bourbons. Yellowstone was launched in 2015 in homage to the Limestone Branch Distillery founders' great-grandfather, Minor Case Beam, who sold his distillery to Yellowstone over a century before.
The second release in a series that allows Wild Turkey's Master Distiller Eddie Russell to step outside the brand's normal flavour profiles. Decades is a marriage of bourbons aged between 10 and 20 years; an earthy yet sweet whiskey that skilfully balances the depth and oakiness of aged bourbon with the vibrant spice of younger spirits.
Wild Turkey Master's Keep Decades was #3 in Whisky Advocate's top 20 whiskies of 2017, and was awarded 94 points in their review.
Stillhouse have blended their 100% clear corn whiskey with peach tea liqueur for a sweet spirit in which dominant peach notes are grounded by hints of black tea. Mix with lemonade for a refreshing long drink.
The superlative Jameson 18yo has long been considered one of the brightest stars of the range. This blend of two pot-still whiskeys and a single grain is matured in oloroso sherry casks and finished in bourbon wood for six months for a brilliantly complex pot-still character.
This superb 1969 Macallan 42 year old was bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their ‘Rarest’ collection. No expense was spared here, from the cut crystal decanter with silver collar to the oak case made from the very cask in which the whisky had been matured. This is whisky luxury pushed to the limit. It also comes with a pair of tasting glasses and a booklet. This should be rich and oily, with notes of orange, oak and milk chocolate.
A 1959 vintage bottling of Glenlivet released after over 50 years of maturation in 2013 by independent bottler Gordon & Macphail under the historic George & JG Smiths label. This comes at a fraction of the price of official bottlings at this age.
Part of Duncan Taylor's 'Tantalus' series. This rare bottle of 41-year-old single malt from the closed Caperdonich distillery is presented in a hand-blown glass decanter and comes on a tantalus made from the cask in which this whisky was matured.