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Single Malt Whisky

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  • Glen Elgin 1996 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Glen Elgin Distillery was the last distillery to be built during the boom years of the 1890s. The architect, Charles Doig, stated it would be the last one built in Speyside for 50 years. His prediction was remarkably accurate with Tormore being the next distillery built, in 1958. Until the 1950s ...
  • Inchgower 2000 Connoisseurs Choice Bottled 2014 46% 70cl
    Inchgower is owned by the Diageo group with most of the production goin gto their blends, Bells, Johnnie Walker and white Horse. This bottling from Gordon & Macphail under their 'Connoisseurs Choice' label has been matured in Refill sherry Butt and Refill sherry Hogsheads. It has a delicate f...
  • Glenlossie 1998 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Glenlossie which is near Elgin, nestles under a fir clad hill. This expression has been matured in a refill sherry butt and a refill sherry hogshead. Sweet toffee, honey and raisin aromas on the nose. The palate is peppery and sweet with red apple, orange and dark chocolate with a creamy finish.
  • Glentauchers 1998 Cask Strength 56.8% vol 70cl
    Part of the Gordon & Macphails Cask Strength Collection this Glentauchers was distilled in 1998 and matured in refill sherry casks before bottling in April 2016 giving this malt an age of around 18 years old. It has sherry aromas with vanilla, apple and cinnamon notes; The palate is sweet and...
  • Aultmore 2000 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Aultmore distillery lies a few miles north of Keith on the eastern edge of Speyside. It is one of the main componets of Dewars blended whisky, but was since become popular in its own right. Matured in refilled sherry hogsheads it has a herbal nose with dried fruist and charred oak. The palate sho...
  • Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair 46.3% 70cl
    Taking its name from the Gaelic for "Helmsman", Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair showcases the coastal nature of the distillery that lies on the Sound of Islay. Matured in first and second fill sherry casks, this expression is presented without chill-filtration or artificial colouring. The n...
  • Glen Elgin 1995 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl
    Glen Elgin Distillery was the last distillery to be built during the boom years of the 1890s. The architect, Charles Doig, stated it would be the last one built in Speyside for 50 years. His prediction was remarkably accurate with Tormore being the next distillery built, in 1958. Until the...
  • Dailuaine 1994 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl
    Pronounced dal-u-ayn, many visitors to Speyside would be blissfully ingnorant of the existence of this gem, a mile off the main Aberlour to Grantown road. The undoubted beauty was not the reason the site was chosen - good quality water from the Ballieumullich Burn, the local supply of barl...
  • Caol Ila 1998 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl
    Caol Ila has remained almost a secret Islay malt. The Name is pronouced 'cull-eela', gaelic for 'sound of Islay'. The distillery is located in a cove near Port Askaig. Distilled September 1998 Bottled June 2010 Nose: Sweet and fresh with a delicate smoke.
  • Glendullan 1997 Connoisseurs Choice 43% 70cl
    Glendullan Distillery was founded in 1897, and was the last built of the original seven distilleries of Dufftown. Glendullan was rebuilt in the 1960's and an additional distillery unit was built between 1971-72. WITHOUT WATER :Nose: Toasted malt notes, with a touch of sweet Sherry a...
  • Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Benriach Distillery was establish by the Grant family in the 1890's and lies close to the Longmorn distillery on the outskirts of Elgin. This bottling was matured in refill sherry hogsheads, which gives lovely sweet and malty notes with hints of marzipan. The palate has spice layered with fruit a...
  • Inchgower 1998 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Connoisseurs Choice Bottling of Inchgower distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2013 at 46% vol. Matured in refilled sherry butts it shows subtle hints of sherry with red apple and lemon aromas. The palate is sweet with mild spiciness, vanilla, apple and pear fruits and a chocolate edge. The distiller...
  • Braeval 1995 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Braeval used to be called Braes of Glenlivet but was renamed in 1995 to avoid confusion with The Glenlivet. The malt was mainly used for blends until it was mothballed in 2002 to repopen again in 2008. This bottling was matured in refill sherry hogsheads. Delicate sherry influences with herbal no...
  • Macduff 2000 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Sitting on a rocky headland across the River Deveron from Banff is the fishing port of Macduff. Like Banff it also gives its name to a distillery. Established in the early 1960s by a consortium of Glasgow-based whiskybrokers and businessmen, the distillery was designed by renowned engineer Willia...
  • Aberfeldy 1996 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Aberfledy Distillery was founded in the 1890s before being expanded in the 1960s and 70s. This particular bottling was matured in refill sherry hogsheads giving notes of stewed plums, malt a hint of sherry. The palate has spice, with ripe tropical fruits and a milk chocolate edge.Bottled 20...
  • Dallas Dhu 1980 43% 70cl
    This distillery closed in 1983 so expressions of this fine Malt are becoming rarer and rarer. A delicate sherry influences with hints of apples and pears. The palate has citrus fruits with ripe banana and a lovely burnt oak finish.
  • Imperial 1995 Gordon & Macphail 43% 70cl
    Imperial distillery was mothballed in 1998, so nothing has been produced since the. This 1995 vintage form Gordon & Mapchail shows delicate sherry notes on the nose with stewed fruit and beeswax.
  • Dailuaine 2002 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Dailuaine which is pronouced 'Dal-u-ayn' is situated very close to the rown of Aberlour in the Speyside. Distilled in 2002 and aged in a combination of refill sherry butts and refill sherry hogsheads before bottling in 2014. It has delicate sherry aromas with dried fruits and citrus peel. The pal...
  • Clynelish 1997 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Clynelish was built in 1819 by the 1st Duke of Sutherland at a cost of 750. By the end of the century the demand for its whisky was such that no trade orders were accepted. This led to the distillery being purchased by Ainslie & Co., blenders from Leith, who increased capacity. By 1930 the di...
  • Ledaig 1998 Connoisseurs Choice Bottled 2014 46% 70cl
    This is the peated malt from the Tobermory Distillery on Mull. Distilled in 1998 and matured in a refilled sherry cask before bottling in 2014 by Gordon & Macphail under their Connoisseurs Choice label. Aromatic with cured meat notes, lemon and apple. The palate has sweet lime and orange flav...
  • Mannochmore 1994 Connoisseurs Choice 46% 70cl
    Mannochmore sits in the middle of the speyside complex of Glenlossie distillery. Distilled in 1994 and matured in refill sherry butts, it has a sweet nose with malty notes. The palate is fruity with the merest hint of smoke. It is rich, yet delicate with long sherry flavours on the finish. ...

Single malt whisky is the purest expression of Scotch you can get. Malted barley, yeast and water - that’s it! These key ingredients are fermented in copper pot stills and the resultant spirit is then matured in Oak barrels. This batch process is a legal perquisite that has to be adhered to in order for the product to be called a Scotch whisky. The other stipulations are that it must be matured for at least 3 years inside the cask, be bottled at no less than 40% ABV and the distillery that produces it must be in Scotland!

To be classed as single malt, the whisky must be made wholly from malted barley; no other grain is allowed at all. It must also be the product of a single distillery. There are around 100 working distilleries in Scotland, although some may not be in operation for periods of time in order for stock levels to recoup. There used to be at least double this number but, unfortunately, many have closed their doors permanently due to adverse economical conditions and low demand. The majority of these closures occurred around the final years of the Second World War. Single malt expressions from these ‘lost distilleries’ are very desirable to whisky enthusiasts and have a price tag that reflects their increasing rarity.

The popularity of single malt has gone from zero to hero over the course of the last 25 years or so. It’s hard to believe that it was rarely consumed outside of its native borders and accounted for an extremely small percentage of sales, with blended whisky being the most popular style by far. That was until the end of the 80’s when it skyrocketed into the public domain and was recognised as the elegant and sophisticated tipple we all know and love. With the public embracing the authenticity of single malt Scotch, the distilleries responded by upping production. The success story has not faltered once since that time and the popularity of the traditional single malt shows no sign of waning.