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Scotch Whisky

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  • Benromach 15 years old 43% 70cl
    This 15 years old Benromach has been aged in a combination or Bourbon casks and sherry casks. This results in a complex Speyside dram which is reminiscent of the style pre 1960's. Beautifully balanced with sherry and rich fruit cake, hints of sweet vanilla and honey with a light touch of smoke on...
  • Benromach Tripled Distilled 2009 50% 70cl
    Distilled three times which is once more than the norm at Benromach distillery, this Speyside malt has been aged in First Fill Bourbon casks until bottling in 2017. It is light and delicate with fruity aromas and hints of vanilla. The palate is savoury with pepper and hints of citrus lime followe...
  • Benromach Wood Finish Chateau Cissac 2009 45% 70cl
    This beautiful Benromach wood finish is matured in first fill bourbon casks and is finished for 25 months in hand-selected casks from the illustrious Chateau Cissac within the appellation Hait-Medoc Controllee in South Western France. A limited release of 4200 bottles.To see in the...
  • Benromach 10 years old 43% 70cl
    Benromach 10 Years Old is hand-crafted at Speyside's smallest working distillery using the finest Scottish malted barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. Matured in the finest, hand selected Sherry & Bourbon casks, Benromach 10 Years Old is returned to sweet Oloroso s...
  • Benromach Organic 2010 Bottled 2018 43% 70cl
    This new bottling of Benromach Orgnanic whisky was distilled in 2010 and aged in Virgin American oak cask until bottling in 2018. The style is still Benromach but differs from the 10 year old with peppery notes, rich sweet fruits, toffee and dark chocolate.
  • Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish 2009 45% 70cl
    Part of the Benromach Wood Finish range, Benromach Chateau Cissac has been aged in First fill bourbon casks before a finishing period of no less than 25 months in Chateau Cissac Haut Medoc red wine casks from Bordeaux in France. Rich and fruity with pepper and vanilla notes and a slight hint of s...
  • Benromach Organic Whisky 43% 70cl
    Created to the rigorous standards set up by The Soil Association, this special edition of Benromach Organic has been made using the finest Scottish organic barley, dried using peat smoke to produce a single malt with a distinctly smoky character. Matured in casks made from virgin American oak thi...
  • Benromach Traditional Single Malt 40% 70cl
    Using only the finest Scottish malted barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach hills, Benromach is crafted by our experienced distillers. Checking each stage by hand they personally ensure that only the highest quality spirit is filled into sturdy oak casks. The casks full of new...
  • Benromach Peat Smoke 70cl
    At Benromach Distillery we source batches of heavily peated barley that varies from year to year. Bringing out different batches of Benromach Peat Smoke allows the discerning whisky drinker assess how differing peating levels complement the unique Benromach distillery character. Benromach Peat Sm...
  • Benromach Latitude 57 2nd Release 57% 70cl
    A limited Edtion bottling to commemorate the The clipper 07/08 Round the World Race. Cask No. 579 Cask Type: First Fill Sherry Hogshead. Bottled April 2008
  • Benromach Origins Batch 3 Optic Barley 50% 70cl
    Benromach Origins is a series of special bottlings crafted to highlight the subtle xhanges to the art of whisky making can help shape the character of the final single malt. Batch 3 has been created using the finest Optic barley. Matured in hand selected sherry casks, zesty citrus ...
  • Benromach Origins Batch 5 Golden Promise 50% 70cl
    Benromach's Batch 5 uses the finest Golden promise barley which has been peated to 12ppm and matured in sherry casks. Fresh and fruity aromas of green apples and citrus fruits, with sweet oak flavours and a hint of smoke. Bottled at 50% vol in 2013.
  • Benromach Origins Batch 4 Port Pipes 50% 70cl
    Benromach Origins is a special bottling of this speyside single malt which has been fully matured in Port Pipes. The malted barley has also been slightly peated to 8ppm. Sweet vanilla flavours and enhanced by rich cherry and toasted malt flavours. The palate is smooth with summer fruits and a sli...
  • Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Pipes 50% 70cl
    Benromach Origins is a series of special bottlings crafted to highlight the subtle xhanges to the art of whisky making can help shape the character of the final single malt. This batch 2 release has been fully matured in Port Pipes. Smooth and mouth-coating, this fine single malt c...
  • Benromach Pedro Ximenez wood Finish 45% 70cl
    Benromach Pedro Ximenez wood finish was distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2010. It has been finished in casks which previously held Pedro Ximenez sherry for 30 months. Pedro Ximenez is the sweetest of all the sherrys. The result is a soft, fresh single malt whisky, with a pronouced ...
  • Benromach Origins Batch No.1 Golden promise 50% 70cl
    Benromach Origins is a series of special bottlings crafted to highlight how small changes in the art of whisky making can help shape the character of the final single malt. This third batch release in the series has been created using the finest Golden Promise Barley. Distilled 1999. Bottled 2008...
  • Benromach 10 years old 100 Proof 57% 70cl
    New from Benromach is the Classic 100 proof 10 years old whisky, a term used from the imperial measurement of alcoholic strength. The nose is rich with sherry notes and stewed fruits, leading to vanilla and toasted malt. On the palate, summer fruits with bitter orange and spice, chocolate leads t...
  • Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish 45% 2006
    Part or Benromach Wood Finish range this Malt has been aged in first fill bourbon casks with a finishing period of 20 months in Chateau Cissac wine casks.
  • Benromach Hermitage Wood Finish 2005 45% 70cl
    Part of the Benromach Wood Finish Series, this one has been matured in first fill bourbon casks with a finishing period of 27 months in Hermitage wine casks from Northern Rhone valley. Intense and juicy summer fruits, pure vanilla, melting milk chocolate and a gorgeous underlying smokiness.
  • Benromach Sassicaia 2007 45% 70cl
    This is Benromach has been aged in First fill Bourbon casks then a finishing period of 24 months in wine casks which previously held Sassicaia red wine. Sassicaia is a super Tuscan wine from Italy which has acheived cult status and is highly sort after.
  • Benromach Heritage 35years old 43% 70cl
    One of ther oldest Benromachs to dated bottled by new owners Gordon & Macphail presented in a superb wooden case with informations booklet.
  • Benromach 1973 Single Malt Cask No. 4606 UK Exclusive 48.9% 70cl
    The Benromach 1973 Single Malt Cask 4606 is a very rare and exclusive bottling of just 41 bottles. This is to be released in the UK only, sorry rest of the world! The whisky is fairly dark, however it has been maturing in an American White Oak Bourbon Barrel remade into a Hogshead ...
  • Benromach Heritage 1975 49.9% vol 70cl
    This is the latest release from the Heritage collection from Benromach distillery. Distilled in 1975 and matured in an American hogshead cask number 3434, 1 of only 162 bottles at 49.9% vol. Presented in a beautiful unique glass bottle decanter and wooden presentation box which contains a tasting...

Scotch whisky is a subject that is as expansive as the myriad of lochs, glens and mountains that contribute to the terroir of its historic homeland of Scotland. Scottish whisky in its current form has been distilled in the Highlands and Lowlands since the 18th Century but its roots run much deeper into the past. It is widely regarded that it is an adaptation of the traditional Scottish spirit ‘Uisge Beatha’, meaning ‘water of life’ in the Celtic tongue. The earliest official record of its production is in 1494 but it is highly likely that it was produced prior to this date. It’s a widely held belief that Irish monks introduced the spirit to the Scots although no true Scotsman would ever admit to this!

This precious liquid’s heritage is protected by law so that only spirit distilled within Scottish borders can be labelled as Scotch. There are other caveats as well; it must be made from either malted barley or grain fermented in copper stills and matured in wooden Oak barrels. This batch process is essential to the authenticity of the spirit, as is the insistence that it is bottled at 40% ABV or higher.

There are four different varieties of Scotch; single malt, blended, grain and blended malt (which was formerly known as vatted malt). Single malt is defined as a whisky made from 100% malt barley by one distillery. This is by far the most valuable and collected variety, especially rare bottlings from closed distilleries that can fetch four figure plus sums. Blended whisky is a spirit that’s created using a mixture of malt and grain whiskies by one distillery. This is the most popular and widely drunk variety despite the single malt’s continued rising popularity, driving up both production and price significantly. Grain whisky, as the name suggests, is made from 100% grain by a single distillery. Finally, blended malt is a product that is created by combining two or more single malts from separate distilleries together without the addition of grain whisky.

Despite only a few simple ingredients being used in the production process (malted barley or grain, water and yeast), a surprising array of different characteristics can be achieved. Gentle drams from the Lowlands can be soothing, light and fruity whilst big, bold offerings from Islay can knock your socks off with an assault of peat and smokiness. There are many variations in between to explore and it takes dedication and a whole lot of tasting to become a true whisky connoisseur!

The type of barrel used to mature the whisky accounts for the lions share of the final flavour. Factors such as whether American Oak or European Oak have been used to make the barrels, how many times the barrels have been used previously to mature Scotch or other drinks like Bourbon, Port or Sherry and the length of time the spirit has spent maturing all play their part. In more recent times, some distilleries have gone rogue by experimenting with old cognac, wine and rum casks, thus creating a modern and youthful taste that appeals to the trendy bar fraternity.

There are six distinct whisky producing regions in Scotland and they also have some bearing on the flavour of the final product. The regions are Islay, Islands, Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside and Campbeltown. The terrain, climate and other geographical factors of a region all contribute to the character, although a great deal also has to do with the different techniques and traditions employed by the distilleries as well. A good example is how coastal distilleries often produce a whisky that is saltier due to the proximity of the sea.

The world of Scotch whisky is a complex and fascinating one that thrives on time honoured practices and ancient traditions. If you are thinking of taking your first foray into this exciting realm, whether for pleasure or investment, then we are on hand to offer our expert advice and a selection of over 1000 different whiskies to suit all budgets.