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Single Malt Whisky

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  • Jura 10 Year Old 70cl
    The Jura 10 Year Old is the youngest of the age statement whiskies in the new Jura range. It epitomises the new style of the Island distillery by maturing the single malt in ex-bourbon barrels before finishing in sweet sherry casks. Jura has taken the unusual step of combining the Island and H...
    £37.99
  • Jura 12 years old 40% 70cl
    Jura 12 Year Old is the third of five new single malt whiskies from Jura. The new range ushers in a new era for the distillery and a new style comprised of fruit and subtle smoke. Like the Jura 10 Year Old, this is matured in bourbon casks before being finished in sweet sherry barrels. The whi...
    £44.99
  • Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Wood Finish 46% 70cl
    The luscious sweetness of this full-bodied spirit is intensified in Pedro Ximenez sherry wood finish. Known as the ‘King of sherries’, PX is a sweet, dessert sherry, made by the sun-dried PX grape, known for its unctuous raisiny character. During finishing, the PX cask imbues Glenglassaug...
    £52.99

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.