For peat-lovers, Ardbeg 10yo is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours, this is an exuberant, in-your-face whisky to be cherished. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Single Malt Scotch of the Year, 10 Years and Under
Explore the range of fantastic whiskies from the renowned Ardbeg distillery on the Isle of Islay with the Ardbeg Exploration Pack. This set features a 70cl bottle of Ardbeg 10 Year Old (a timeless expression), a 5cl of Ardbeg Corryvreckan (intense and well-peated, named after a whirlpool) and a 5cl of Ardbeg Uigeadail (featuring whisky matured in Sherry casks), all within a handsome presentation box.
Released in 2014 to take the place of the Ardmore Traditional, the Legacy brings a lightly-peated, wood spice-led flavour profile to the table. At its core, the Ardmore Legacy is made with 80% peated and 20% unpeated malt. Awards for the Ardmore Legacy: Gold, Scotch Whisky - 2016 International Spirits Challenge
The Arran 14 year-old is an immensely popular part of our core range of Single Malts.
It is a perfectly balanced marriage of both first fill Sherry and Bourbon casks and is a righly rewarding Single Malt with depth of character and zest. It captures perfectly all the fresh character of the Arran 10 year-old with an added layer of intensity and fruitiness.
Dried fruits, vanilla and toffee up front. With a little water a salty tang appears, with caramelised fruits indicating a depth of flavour to come.
Sweetness, Spice, Bitter orange, Charred Oak, Honey, Apple, Pears.
Bottled at 43%, the Lochranza Reserve emphasises the delicious, sweet fruit notes which are the hallmark of our distillery.
The Lochranza Reserve is a fresh, light and elegant no-age-statement Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The name comes from the village on the Isle of Arran where our distillery is located. Lochranza has been our home since we opened in 1995.
Beautifully balanced citrus fruit and light vanilla sweetness with a burst of apple and delicate marine notes.
Taste: Sweetness, Spice, Charred Oak.
With the acclaimed Arran Single Malt at its heart, this blend is refreshingly dry in character with a smooth finish and the subtlest hints of peat-smoke in the background. An outstanding example of a great quality blended whisky, this is the perfect dram to be enjoyed on any occasion and a fitting tribute to Scotland’s greatest poet. ABV: 40%
Made from a blend of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, Brut Majeur is the epitome of a non-vintage brut from a great, historic House. Extended ageing in our cellars and a low dosage make this wine suitable for any occasion; it is the finest ambassador for the House’s freshness and elegance. ABV: 12%
Rosé Majeur is the perfect embodiment of the originality and finesse of the House’s wines. Made predominantly from Chardonnay it is crafted with the addition of a small proportion of Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. A low dosage enables it to express the House style, both feminine and generous, with great elegance. ABV:12%
Launched in April 2015, the release of BenRiach 10 year old marks a milestone in the BenRiach Distillery Company's ownership. For the first time they have a core bottling created predominantly with spirit distilled under the new owner's watch. It's presented at 43% and is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-Sherry casks for a classic Speyside style. ABV: 43%
Established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, the House of Bollinger has a reputation for producing premium Champagnes with body, depth and power. Still family managed, Bollinger's luxurious range of Pinot-Noir dominated vintage labels and Special Cuvees are fermented in oak barrels, making the Champagne well-suited to ageing in the cellar. Delicious toasty little number that deserves to be celebrated for its merits rather than as the chosen tipple of unfunny BBC sitcom characters.
Elegant aromas of cherries in eau de vie and blackcurrant, accompanied by delicate notes of pepper and clove. Cocoa and liquorice on the nish. Aged for eight months in small oak barrels.
The 2014 vintage of La Côte aux Enfants has a good ageing potential.
A lovely aromatic fullness with honey flavours and a smooth chalky texture; candied lemon notes and a delicious bitterness, a wonderfully
refreshing finish. La Grande Année 2007 is a must-have for gourmet restaurants and good hotels alike: it is the perfect champagne to serve with a fine meal. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année 2007 is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2007 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar. Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Sealed with a natural cork whilst ageing.
Bowmore, the 18 year old was launched in January of 2007 to replace the 17 year old. A perfumed, fruity offering from the Islay distillery.
Nose: Pungent, citrus. Stewing fruit, hints of damp wood and a very soft smoke.
Palate: Spirity at first, then give ways to perfume, fruit, plum jam. A good sweetness, peat smoke, grapey.
Finish: Seville marmalade, blossom, dark peat.
A travel retail release from Bowmore, Black Rock is matured predominantly in Spanish ex-Sherry casks for a sweet-but smoky dram. Plenty of rich fruit, chewy vanilla and peat smoke, all well balanced. An excellent value Bowmore with tonnes of character.
Caol Ila Distillers Edition Single Malt Whisky 1000ml:
This stuff is sneaky; when it first hits your palette you think someone switched your whisky with water, but after a second or so, the whisky arrives and unfolds into a sweeter, smoother version of the 12 Year. The finish has a mild sherry note to join the fresh vegetal notes. This stuff could be dangerous...it's so smooth.
Each expression of Caol Ila (pronounced 'Cull Ee-la') reflects a special quality of the light at this remote distillery. Together they picture a day in its secret cove on the Sound of Islay, where a distillery has stood for more than a hundred and sixty years. Soft as the light of a new dawn, Caol Ila Moch (in gaelic 'dawn') opens on the palate to reveal all the life and fresh-faced new hope of a spring day, clearly reflecting a character of Caol Ila first seen in 1846. Here are scrubbed-clean aromas and smoky-dry notes of peat followed through on the palate by a sweet, then salty, clarity and simplicity in what is a smooth, fresh expression of the classic "bonfire on the beach" taste of Caol Ila. Alcohol Vol 43%
A classic deluxe blend that has stood the test of time. Based on Glenkinchie with traces of other more northerly distilleries, Dimple benefits from an extended marrying period. Rich, smooth and complex.
With elegant layers of sweetness, spice and hints of citrus, Glenfiddich Select is a deliciously smooth expression made from casks married using our unique Solera vat process to create a single malt of unrivalled quality and consistency. Each cask is hand-selected by our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, and chosen for its unique taste profile. Individual casks are then married in our Solera Vat, a unique process where the flavours from each cask interact with each other to create a uniquely smooth and refined single malt. A beautifully soft, sweet single malt, our Select expression combines the refined taste of oak with the signature orchard fruit of the Glenfiddich collection ABV:40%
With 25 years of maturity, the Ancestors' Reserve forms part of our exclusive travel retail range which commissions our home in Rothes, and the community over which it presides. The Manse was formerly the home of the ministers, a place with open hearth, where the people of the small town and its church have come to share wisdom, and of course a dram. It's our Ancestors who made The Glenrothes and bestowed us the warm welcome. This whiskey celebrates them ". Color : A rich gold. Aroma: Rich, fruit compote, honey with a hint of citrus. Shows a nice maturity with delicious fruitiness, gentle and soft. Taste : Dried fruits wrapped in the viscosity of dark honey and a hint of licorice.
Originally released for Travel Retail, the Glenrothes Manse Reserve is made with whisky drawn mostly from American oak casks, with a helping of Sherry oak cask whisky too. Lots of fruit notes running through this one (pear drops and apple), along with vanilla custard and a little hint of spice on the mid-palate.
The Glenrothes Minister's Reserve is on the higher end of their Travel Retail range, made with well-matured single malt, most of which was aged in Spanish oak casks. An excellent expression, jam-packed with Sherried spices, vanilla sponge topped with blackberries, satsuma segments and mocha. ABV:43%
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