Released November 2019
The third single malt to be released for Glenlivet's Winchester Collection, a series of 50-year-old single malts, this Speyside whisky has been matured for half a century in a single American oak cask. Aromas of apricot jam, ripe peaches and toasted almonds fill the nose, while the palate offers notes of creamy vanilla, orange, milk chocolate and delicate oak spice.
A stunning single malt from Macallan’s Quest Collection, matured in both ex-bourbon American oak casks and hand-picked sherry casks made of European oak and American oak, as well as hogshead casks. The nose highlights soft fruits and a citrus edge, alongside sweet, subtle vanilla. The palate brings out flavours of apples and ginger alongside nutmeg and warm cinnamon.
An American blended whiskey from Texas's Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., TX is a sweet, fruity whiskey with aromas of vanilla bean and ripe pears on the nose. The palate offers notes of butter, honey, vanilla bean and banana.
An 11-year-old rye whiskey from Kentucky Owl, with aromas of honey, cinnamon and freshly-baked Danish pastries on the nose. The palate offers notes of strawberry jam, cinnamon candy, brown sugar, honey and red pepper that linger in the finish.
The 'other' Tennessee whiskey, George Dickel's small scale means it lives in the shadow of the Jack Daniel's colossus. This is unfair, as it is a great whiskey in its own right.
A 1995 Dailuaine single malt, matured in a single bourbon barrel for more than two decades, before being bottled by Carn Mor in August 2019, as part of its Celebration of the Cask series.
A 2010 Caol Ila single malt, matured in a single hogshead for nine years, before being bottled by Carn Mor in 2019, as part of its Strictly Limited series.
A 1992 Benriach single malt that has been matured in a single hogshead for more than a quarter of a century, before being bottled by Càrn Mòr in January 2019, as part of its Celebration of the Cask series. Aromas of honey, wild herbs, orange peel and barley sugar fill the nose. The palate offers notes of buttery pastry, oily malt, orange, cooked pear and cinnamon.
The seventh release in Penderyn's Icons of Wales series, this is a rich sherry-finished single malt inspired by the Welsh legend of Rhiannon. Sweet aromas of vanilla, oak, red berries, blackcurrants, hazelnuts, pears, marzipan and sultanas fill the nose. The palate offers creamy notes of caramel, figs, red berries, frangipane, chocolate ganache and coffee.
A seven-year-old Ardmore single malt, distilled in 2011 and matured in a pair of ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled by Càrn Mòr in 2019, as part of its Strictly Limited series. Aromas of salty smoke, white peach and vanilla fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of cinnamon, clove, smoked paprika, honey and peanuts.
A smoky and sweet 2005 Ledaig single malt, matured in a single sherry butt for 13 years, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in July 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland series. Aromas of rich bonfire smoke, pinecones, nutmeg, cinnamon and loose-leaf tea fill the nose. The palate offers notes of earthy peat, sweet tobacco, vanilla pods and cherry cough drops.
A sweet, malty 1999 Miltonduff single malt, this was matured in a single hogshead for two decades, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in July 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland series. Aromas of malt, bubblegum, chewy sweets, vanilla ice cream and pear cider fill the nose. The palate offers notes of toasted oak, porridge, tropical fruit, bananas and peach eau-de-vie, with hazelnuts and sunflower seeds underneath.
A small-batch single malt from Kilchoman, matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and ex-Madeira casks. The result is a balance of peat smoke and citrus, with layers of salted caramel, cinnamon and red fruits.
A 1997 Macduff single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead for 22 years, before being bottled by Hunter Laing in September 2019 as part of its Old Malt Cask series. Aromas of sweet apples, honey and vanilla custard fill the nose, the palate offers notes of caramel, orange and grapefruit that develop into brown sugar and sweet oak spice.
A 1988 Invergordon single grain whisky, matured in a single refill hogshead for more than three decades before being bottled by Hunter Laing in September 2019 as part of The Sovereign series.
A 2002 Glendullan single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead for 17 years, before being bottled by Hunter Laing in September 2019, as part of its Old Malt Cask series. Aromas of apples, salted caramel and orchard flowers fill the nose, while the palate offers notes of toffee, grass and crunchy apples.
Top-quality high-strength Kentucky bourbon at a very wallet-friendly price. Double-distilled and aged for 10 years, this is a rich, complex bourbon that really develops in the glass.
A 1995 Blair Athol single malt, matured in a single sherry butt for more than two decades, before being bottled by Hunter Laing as part of its First Editions series.
A 1995 Blair Athol single malt, matured in a single sherry butt for more than two decades, before being bottled by Hunter Laing in September 2019, as part of its Old Malt Cask series. Aromas of raspberries, apples and menthol fill the nose, while the palate offers notes of salted caramel, blackberries and chocolate.
A 1995 Auchentoshan single malt, matured for more than two decades in a single hogshead before being bottled by Hunter Laing in August 2019, as part of its Old Malt Cask series. Aromas of apples, lemons and damp moss fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of salted caramel, autumn berries and baking spices that linger in the finish.
A 2005 Glenrothes single malt that was matured in a single sherry butt for more than a decade, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in September 2019, as part of its Old Particular series.
An unpeated 1990 Bunnahabhain single malt, matured in a single hogshead for more than a quarter of a century, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in July 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland range. Sweet-and-salty aromas of vanilla sponge cake, wet sand and dusty book mingle with freshly-cut wood, biscuits and salted butter. The palate offers notes of sea-breeze, lemon slices, oak staves, green peppers, rosemary and sweet vanilla custard.
A 1998 Glenburgie single malt, matured in a single hogshead for two decades, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland series. Fruity aromas of over-ripe plums, tangerines and lemon cheesecake are balanced by scents of dandelions and freshly-cut grass. The palate offers notes of grapefruit, Indian Pale Ale, fresh pine, oak, freshly-baked rye bread and herby butter.
The 2019-release of The English Whisky Company's Lest We Forget small-batch single malt. Bottled in memory of the fallen soldiers from the first and second World Wars, this is a woody, rich whisky with notes of open fires, leather and tobacco.
A 2009 Mortlach, matured in a single refill hogshead for a decade before being bottled by Douglas Laing in August 2019, as part of its Old Particular series.
A 2009 Blair Athol single malt, this whisky was matured in a single sherry butt for a decade, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in August 2019, as part of its Old Particular series.
Easy-drinking but complex whisky from Linkwood, distilled in 1989 and bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old & Rare range at 30 years old. A long and gentle whisky with orchard and citrus fruit balanced against sweet pastries and honey.
A rich and honeyed whisky from Strathmill, distilled in 1986 and aged for 33 years before bottling as part of the Old & Rare range by Hunter Laing. This brings together Strathmill's malt-and-honey character with dark fruit and spice – a long, complex and well-aged whisky.
A classic Glenrothes from Hunter Laing, bottled for the Old & Rare range at 31 years old. It was distilled in 1988, in the middle of a time of expansion and change at Glenrothes, and is very much an example of the distillery's modern, fruit and honey character. Three decades in cask have given the spirit time to mellow and develop a gentle oaky and herbal character, complimented by notes of honey and stewed fruit.
This sherry-matured Karuizawa was a joint bottling between The Whisky Exchange and Japanese company Shinanoya. Distilled in 1984 and aged for 29 years, 271 bottles were produced at 61%.
A fruity dram from Hunter Laing, distilled in 1982 at Inchgower and bottled at 37 years of age for the Old & Rare series. It's rare to see whisky from Inchgower, especially at this age, but it's worth seeking out. This brings together sweet chocolate and caramel notes with the distillery's trademark fruit notes, all carefully balanced and with restrained sweetness.
A 1988-vintage whisky from Glen Garioch, distilled before its 1995 closure, when they still used peated barley at the distillery. It has been bottled at 31 years old by Hunter Laing for the Old & Rare series. The peat has mellowed into a gently herbal and tea-like character, backed up by fruit and chocolate notes.
This limited-edition Ichiro’s Malt & Grain blended whisky, released in 2018, combines grains from around the world, including some from Scotland and Canada, as well as single malt whisky from Chichibu distillery. The nose is full of citrus and peach aromas, with wafts of vanilla in the background, while the palate offers notes of caramel and toasted oak as well.
A fruity pie of a dram, distilled at Glentauchers in 1989 and bottled 30 years later by Hunter Laing for the Old & Rare range. The years in oak have added a background of spice and caramel with the distillery's orchard and citrus fruit character spread thickly on top, dotted with soft burst of green herbs. A long and complex whisky.
A waxy, honeyed Glen Elgin, bottled by the team at Hunter Laing for the Old & Rare range. Distillery in 1975 and bottled at 44 years old, it's a long-aged whisky packed with old and elegant notes. However, despite the long time in cask, it still has a fresh and fruity core with a pinch of citrus zestiness.
A collection of nine Scotch whiskies to represent the great houses of Westeros and the noble and courageous Night’s Watch. Whichever house your allegiance lies with there is something in this set for you. Whether you live for fire like the Mother of Dragons, remain loyal like the Starks or fight tooth and nail for power like the Lannisters, there is a whisky to represent the spirit and essence of each House. The distilleries chosen for these whiskies are equally prestigious and have characteristics that align with the Houses of Westeros and the Watchers on the Wall.
House Lannister is represented by Lagavulin, known for its powerful smoky flavours, House Stark is represented by Dalwhinnie, whose whiskies are forged in the cold of the North, and House Targaryen is represented by Cardhu, whose history boasts strong female leaders in a male-dominated society. House Tully is represented by Glendullan, who used the power of water to create stunning whisky, House Tyrell is represented by Clynelish, whose floral tones and smoky kick represent the Golden Rose of House Tyrell, and House Baratheon is represented by Royal Lochnagar, whose reign outlived that of the Baratheons, but whose whisky just as lively and full of character as the fallen House. House Greyjoy is represented by Talisker, an island distillery which faces the harsh seas and survives, and the Night’s Watch and represented by Oban, who face the barren seas between the West Highlands and the Islands of Scotland.
A well-balanced whisky from Glenlossie, one of Speyside's hidden gems. This 1975-vintage dram was matured for 44 years before being bottled by Hunter Lang for the Old & Rare range. It's a fruity whisky, with tropical and ripe orchard fruit notes running through from the nose into the palate, before picking up a touch of nuttiness in the finish.
A 1979-vintage Benrinnes aged for 40 years and bottled by Hunter Laing for the Old & Rare series. The cask has allowed this whisky to gently mature over four decades, pushing fruity flavours to the fore, with gentle supporting notes of old, wax polished wood. Long and lingering whisky with layers of complexity and fruity character.
A 1993-vintage single cask Glendronach aged for 26 years and bottled for now-closed whisky website Scotchwhisky.com. Unfortunately, the whisky didn't arrive before it closed, so it now serves as a tribute to the great work of all the writers who helped create the site. The whisky lives up to the honour, with rich fruit and spice perfectly integrated and showing off the best of Glendronach's excellent PX sherry casks.
Rich and spicy whisky from Glenburgie, increasingly a fan-favourite Speyside distiller. This is one of the oldest whiskies we've seen from them, distilled in 1975 and bottled at an impressive 44 years old by Hunter Laing for the Old & Rare collection. A spice-forward nose is studded with dark fruitcake, leading into a surprisingly floral palate that oozes fruit and old-whisky elegance. A decadent dram.
A 37-year-old whisky from Aultmore, bottled by Hunter Laing as part of the long-running Old & Rare range. This is classic Aultmore, with the long ageing adding layers of complexity and elegance – orange and ginger tussle with rich marzipan before a long fruity finish.
A 2011 Mortlach single malt, matured in a single refill cask for eight years, before being bottled in August 2019, as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance series.
A tropical-tinger, golden dram from Dailuaine, distilled in 1973 and bottled at an impressive 46 years old by Hunter Laing from the company's oldest stocks of whisky for the Old & Rare range. While Dailuaine is more often for its weighty character, this whisky shows off the fruitier and more tropical side of the distillery, with fresh fruit carefully balanced against riper and richer fruit, and oaky spice. Complex and layered with flavour, it never loses its well-aged elegance.
A single cask Linkwood single malt, distilled in 2007 and matured for 12 years before being bottled by Thompson Bros. Herbal, grassy aromas fill the nose, alongside bright citrus fruit, while the palate offers notes of Bakewell tart, shortbread, citrus and spring flowers.
Deep, amber-hued whisky from a sherry butt, distilled at Cragganmore in 1989 and bottled for the Old & Rare range by Hunter Laing at 30 years old. The sherry cask has worked its magic on Cragganmore's robust spirit, and the combination is rich and fruity, with sherry/berry notes backed up by spice, chocolate, coffee and toffee. A big whisky with a long and intricate finish.
The ninth release in Diageo's Game of Thrones Collection, Six Kingdoms is a 15-year-old Mortlach single malt, matured in a combination of first-fill oloroso sherry and ex-bourbon casks.
A bottle of 12-year-old Old Parr whisky, named after the famous Thomas Parr, who was claimed to have lived to the age of 152.
Wild Turkey Forgiven is a blend of 78% six-year-old bourbon and 22% four-year-old rye whiskies. Apparently initially produced due to a mix-up at the distillery, the result was so good they decided to release it.
Aged for five years in new American white oak barrels, Cyrus Noble Bourbon is produced in Nelson County, Kentucky. A historic brand which was once the world's most sought after Kentucky Whiskey in the mid 19th century, it is still craft distilled in Kentucky today.
A limited-edition 12-year-old expression of Douglas Laing's Scallywag blended malt, marrying Speyside whiskies that have been matured in oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Aromas of sherry, cherry jam, dark berries, treacle and baking spices fill the nose. The palate offers notes of treacle, honey, vanilla, barley sugar and toasted oak, with jammy blackberries.
A 10-year-old blended malt from Douglas Laing, made with whiskies produced across all of Scotland, created to celebrate the indie bottler's 70th anniversary. Aromas of orange boiled sweets, liquorice, toast with honey and driftwood fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of butterscotch, peppery peat smoke, chocolate buttons and brown sugar.
The label features the characters from Douglas Laing's regional malts, including Big Peat, the Scallywag, the Timorous Beastie, the Epicurean, the Rock Oyster and the spider from the Gauldrons, and part of the tube it comes with twists so that you can make them swap heads.
Big Peat Platinum Edition is a 26-year-old Islay blended malt whisky from Douglas Laing. This limited-edition whisky offers aromas of barbequed meat, bonfire embers, seaweed, raisins, prunes and honey. The palate has notes of sea spray, milk chocolate, liquorice and wax, with lots of bonfire ash and earthy peat smoke.
A limited-edition single malt from Tomatin, matured in a collection of 21 casks laid down over the last five decades, including casks that previously held Scotch whisky, bourbon and sherry, as well as re-charred French oak casks. Aromas of sweet pastry, wood shavings, cooked fruit and floral coconut fill the nose. The palate offers notes of Christmas cask, male syrup, red berries, tropical fruits and wax.
A trio of 20cl bottles from Glenfiddich, each aged a different type of cask for 19 years – Madeira, red wine and bourbon casks.
A 1998 Ardmore single malt, bottled in 2018 by The Whisky Agency. Aromas of porridge, leather, ash, lime, gooseberries and pineapple fill the nose, followed by notes of smoke, barley sugar, peach, grass and liquorice throughout the palate.
A 10-year-old Akashi single malt from White Oak distillery, matured in a single sherry butt for a decade. Aromas of raisins, sultanas, oak char and raspberry jam fill the nose. The palate offers notes of cherry, Christmas spices, sherry, oak, blackberry crumble and treacle.
A special version of Cooley's Tyrconnell Irish single malt whiskey, this has been finished in port casks for an extra burst of red fruits and sweetness.
Previously only available at the Ardnahoe shop on Islay, this 30-year-old Laphroaig was specially selected by Jim McEwan, who is overseeing the build of the new Ardnahoe distillery. Aside from being incredibly rare, this whisky has notes of tar, smoke, ripe fruit and that classic medicinal, menthol aroma – incredibly characterful.
This limited-edition release of 1998 Laphroaig from The Kinship series was bottled by Hunter Laing for the 2018 Feis Ile to celebrate the completion of Ardnahoe distillery. Aged in two refill hogsheads and bottled at cask strength, this single malt has tobacco, citrus and peat smoke aromas. The palate opens with rolls of peat and liquorice, before developing into softer notes of pine needles, tobacco, sweet vanilla and lemon.
Inspired by the notes of Sir Alexander Walker II, Johnnie Walker XR is a blend of rare whiskies, from Johnnie Walker's xclusive reserve, all matured for 21 years. Balanced and elegant, the nose offers aromas of honey, baking spices and delicate smoke. The palate offers notes of orange zest, tropical fruits, caramel, tobacco and raisins, with a subtle, peaty backbone.
A rich sherry-influenced single malt from Bunnahabhain, An Cladach has sweet aromas of dried fruit, caramel and rich sherry. The palate offers creamy, smooth notes of roast nuts, baking spices, sherry and briny coastal undertones.
A 21-year-old blended grain whisky from Royal Salute, the Snow Polo Edition is a rich, sweet whisky with elegantly layered flavours of vanilla, toffee, blossom honey, toasted hazelnuts, raspberry and peach.
An eight-year-old limited-edition Islay single malt from Bruichladdich, distilled in 2010 using a 2009 harvest of Bere barley grown throughout the Orkney Islands. On the nose aromas of cereal, malt and porridge are balanced by intense fruit, peaches in syrup, lemon meringue pie, oak, honey, vanilla, coffee and coconut. The palate offers notes of malted barley, honey, peaches, chocolate, cinder toffee and apricot jam.
A limited-edition 29-year-old blended whisky from Royal Salute, matured exclusively in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. Well-rounded and full, it offers notes of oranges, liquorice, sandalwood, honey, ripe plums, treacle and toffee.
This bundle combines a bottle of Old Pulteney 15 Year Old – a rich, elegant single malt that's was introduced in 2018 – with a pair of i10 wireless earphones.
Inspired by Michter's US* 1 Sour Mash, this small-batch whiskey has been finished in a custom-made toasted barrel. The result is a smooth, sweet whiskey with aromas of toffee, buttery vanilla, honey, milk chocolate and orange peel. The palate offers notes of warm toast, campfires, cherry, ginger and melted butter.
A smooth, creamy 15-year-old Glenburgie single malt from Ballantine's, with aromas of sweet red apples, blackcurrant and honeycomb on the nose. The palate offers notes of smooth caramel, lively orange and creamy vanilla.
A 15-year-old Glentauchers single malt from Ballantine's, this has sweet aromas of citrus fruit, hazelnut and delicate heather on the nose. The palate offers soft notes of raspberry, blackcurrant and barley sugar sweets.
A 15-year-old Miltonduff single malt from Ballantine's, this has a warm character with aromas of peaches in syrup, juicy oranges, creamy toffee and toasted almonds on the nose. The palate offers notes of cinnamon hot chocolate, cloves, liquorice root and delicate flowers.
The third release in Amrut's series, Kadhambam means 'mixture' or 'combination', and this Amrut certainly lives up to its name: a vatting of normal and peated Amrut that started life in ex-oloroso casks before being transferred first into brandy casks, then into rum casks (both the rum and brandy having been produced at Amrut also). A curious mixture, but it works. This is a unique and thrilling whisky.
The 2019-edition of Big Peat at Christmas is an Islay blended malt whisky with a rich, smoky character. Aromas of burnt wood, salted caramel and sea air fill the nose, complemented by notes of plums, caramel and toasty peat throughout the palate.
A 2008 Caol Ila single malt, matured in a quartet of casks for more than a decade, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in July 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks series.
A 2006 Glen Elgin single malt, matured in a quartet of casks for 13 years, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in July 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks series. Sweet aromas of pear cider, apples, bubblegum, strawberry bonbons and rhubarb and custard candies fill the nose. The palate offers notes of lemon and tangerine, slightly bitter tea, white pepper and digestive biscuits.
A 12-year-old island single malt whisky, made in 2006 at a mystery distillery on Orkney and matured in five hogsheads for 12 years, before being bottled by Elixir Distillers in July 2019, as part of its Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks series. Aromas of tart fruit, lime juice, sea salt, peach and smoked meats fill the nose. The palate offers notes of soft vanilla, gentle peat smoke, grassy wild rocket, parsley, cream and salty butter.
The 2019 edition of Kilkerran's small batch 8-year-old cask-strength whisky. It's matured in sherry casks and bottled without chill-filtration to keep as much of the whisky's character intact. It's a rich and gently smoky dram, with balanced sweetness and fruit.
A 1996 Highland Park single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead for 21 years, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in June 2018, as part of its Xtra Old Particular series.
A lovely gift set from Sadler's, including a bottle of Peaky Blinders Irish whiskey, as well as a Sadler's hipflask.
A cask strength New Zealand whisky, matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in French oak New Zealand wine casks, before being bottled in April 2018. Aromas of Port-soaked raisins, cherries, cloves, plums, pecans and almonds fill the nose. The palate offers notes of dried fruit, strawberries, almonds, nutmeg, liquorice and anise.
A 1992 New Zealand single malt whisky that has been matured in a single cask for a quarter of a century, before being bottled in January 2017. Aromas of sweet citrus, delicate flowers and soft smoke fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of toasted almonds, oak, vanilla and citrus, with a hint of ginger and honey in the finish.
A 16-year-old New Zealand whisky that has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels for six years, before spending a further 10 years finishing in French oak New Zealand wine casks. Aromas of blackberries, stewed fruit and cocoa fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of maple syrup, rich red berries and honey.
"A very tasty dram, with a clear malt-intense in the Speyside style. The sheer intensity of the malt is sublime." Jim Murray, author of Classic Irish Whiskey.
A 12-year-old Highland single malt from Adelphi, Breath of the Highlands was distilled in 2007 at a mystery Highland distillery and matured in a single cask, before being bottled in 2019.
An 18-year-old rye whiskey from WhistlePig, made with a mash bill of 79% rye, 15% malted rye and 6% malted barley, creating a floral, earthy character. Sweet aromas of toasted oak, red berries and nutmeg fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of summer fruits, white flowers, vanilla, oak and crystalised ginger fill the palate, with a spicy undercurrent of green rye.
The 2019 release of Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition was distilled in 2004 and matured in oloroso sherry casks, before being bottled in 2019.
Resplendent in its new packaging, this 21-year-old is a rich and complex expression of Arran whisky, with delicious sherry notes immediately on the nose. The palate is elegant and sweet, with notes of bitter orange, spice and dark chocolate.
The fourth release of spirit from Adelphi's Ardnamurchan distillery is a combination of two butts, six hogsheads and 21 octaves. Aromas of crème caramel, candied orange and Manuka honey fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of mango, rock salt, liquorice, maple-cured smoked bacon and smouldering peat.
This year’s exclusive Christmas Malt is a beautiful, warming Speyside single malt from Linkwood distillery. The whisky is delicate and refined, with layers of fruit and festive spice thanks to maturation in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
A 1995 Tormore single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead for more than two decades, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in September 2019, as part of its Xtra Old Particular series.
Despite the distillery's closure between 1995 and 2007, for a brief five weeks in the spring of 2000 the stills were relit and this Tamnavulin single malt was made. Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and Amoroso sherry casks for 18 years before being bottled in 2019 for the distillery's Vintage Collection. Creamy aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, fried banana and cinnamon pastries fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of caramelised nuts, praline, baked apples and banoffee pie. Runny honey, apple crumble and homemade vanilla custard linger in the finish.
The fourth batch of Ledaig single malt to be bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this 19-year-old whisky from Tobermory distillery holds aromas of cinnamon, baking spices, rich smoke, damp moss and autumn leaves. The palate offers oily notes of toffee, bonfire smoke, black pepper and wild herbs.
A 1998 Jura single malt, matured in a single refill barrel for 21 years, before being bottled by Douglas Laing in August 2019, as part of its Xtra Old Particular series. The palate offers notes of toffee, tropical fruit and lively citrus.
A gift pack from Talisker, including the a bottle of the classically rugged Talisker Skye, as well as a hip flask.
A rich, smoky single malt from The English Whisky Company, Smokey Virgin has been matured in virgin oak casks, creating a layer of creamy vanilla throughout the palate.
Whether they're already a fan of this wonderful Norfolk distillery or new to English whisky, your recipient will love this beautiful gift pack, which contains a 200ml bottle of the distillery's Original single malt whisky, plus a handsome blue hip flask.
The English Original Single Malt is aged in ex-bourbon casks and has sweet notes of vanilla ice cream, nuts and a hint of sea spray.
A 1988 Miltonduff single malt, matured in a single refill bourbon barrel for three decades, before being bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in June 2019, as part of its Connoisseurs Choice series.
The second-ever single malt whisky released by west London's Bimber distillery has been matured in re-charred American oak casks. The barrels were hand charred by Bimber's own cooper in London, and laid down in 2016, creating a sweet, rich whisky with aromas of orchard fruits, roasted pineapple, honey, nougat and oak, as well as hints of cinnamon and pepper. The palate offers notes of red apples, juicy pears, banana bread, pineapple juice, caramel, butterscotch and vanilla pods, on top of a layer of pepper, ginger and charred oak.
Rock Island is Douglas Laing's blended malt based on whiskies from the Islands, specifically Jura, Islay, Arran and Orkney. Rich with a smoky and maritime character.
A creamy, sweet Swedish corn whisky from Spirit of Hven, MerCurious is made with a mash bill of 88% Swedish corn, 5% wheat, 3.5% barley and 3.5% rye, and matured for up to eight years.
A limited-edition 15-year-old single malt from Aberfeldy, finished in French red wine casks from Pomerol, creating a fruity, honeyed character.
The fourth and final special edition in a series that is supporting the Glasgow School of Art after it was afflicted by two successive fires. This edition is themed around summer at the distillery and every bottle contains a print of the painting 'Summer Eveninglight at Glengoyne Distillery' by John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo).
The whisky inside is Glengoyne 10 Year Old, which has notes of fresh green apples, toffee and a hint of nuttiness.
Resplendent in its new packaging, Arran's 18 Year Old is a rich and complex whisky, with notes of citrus, orchard fruit, milk brioche and dark chocolate. Fans of the distillery will be relieved to know that the whisky inside the new bottle remains unchanged, and continues to be a marriage of hand-picked sherry casks from the distillery's mature stocks.
From the mighty Kavalan distillery in Taiwan comes this rich fruit lead whisky that has been aged in a Port cask. Dark berry fruits combine with vibrant tropical notes to give a very satisfying dram.
A 2019 release of Cotswolds Distillery’s Founder’s Choice single malt has been matured exclusively in shaved, toasted and recharred Americal oak red wine barriques. A rich, fruity whisky, it has notes of butterscotch, raspberries and red apples, before rich oak spices build into a lingering, nutty finish.
A 2008 Penderyn Welsh single malt, bottled exclusively for the 20th anniversary of The Whisky Exchange. Matured in a single ex-bourbon cask and bottled in August 2019, this Welsh whisky offers aromas of pear-drops and barley sugar, tropical fruit, gummy bears, sultanas, butter and nutmeg on the nose. The palate holds notes of tropical fruit, candied lemon, anise, apples, pears, apricots and barley sugar, with a hint of something sour in the finish.
The third in the Macallan Classic Cut series has been bottled at a slightly higher ABV of 52.9%. This sherry-matured whisky has aromas of orange zest, ginger, sultana and hazelnut, accompanied by flavours of gentle oak spice, orange zest and sweet ginger.
The second batch of Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength released in 2019, this single pot still whiskey has been matured in a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks. The nose holds aromas of marzipan, freshly-baked bread, vanilla, apricot and citrus, alongside hints of soft dried fruits. The palate offers notes of tropical fruit, exotic spices, vanilla, sea salt, raisins and sultanas.
A 2005 Oban single malt from the Ditillers Edition series, bottled in 2019.
The 16th release of Glenfiddich's series of incredible 40-year-old whiskies, bottled in 2019. Vatted from a selection of excellent casks as well as the saved remnants of previous year's vattings. Incredibly complex with notes of fruit cake, dates, raisins and stewed apples.