Released November 2019
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.
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 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 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.
A gift box from Johnnie Walker, including a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black, as well as a pair of glasses.
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.
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 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.
A gift set including a bottle of 18-year-old Tomintoul single malt, as well as a pair of branded glasses so that you can enjoy a dram with a friend.
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.