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  • Glenmorangie Signet 46% 70cl

    Regular Price: £140.99

    Special Price £119.00

  • Glenmorangie Culloden Bottle 1971 43% 70cl
    The Glenmorangie Culloden Bottle 1971 is a special limited edition produced to mark the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden. It is presented in a replica bottle of a rare spirits flask once belonging to Duncan Forbes of Culloden. Limited to 2500 bottles only.
  • Glenmorangie 18 years Old 43% 70cl
    Honey and caramel sweetness with some peppery oak and deep citrus notes. The rich finish has a hint of raisins and walnuts. This rare expression of Glenmorangie is an attractive deep gold colour. It is distinctive from the Ten Years Old - although the floral bouquet and citrus notes are s...
  • Glenmorangie The Pioneer Gift Set With 40% 2 x 5cl Miniatures
    The Glenmornagie Pioneer Gift Set contains a bottle of the tasty Glenmorangie 10 year old with miniatures of sherry cask finished Lasanta and Port cask finished Quinta Ruban.
  • Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Glass Pack 40% 70cl
    A great Glenmorangie gift pack containing a bottle of ten year old Glenmorangie single malt from Speyside and two branded drinking glasses.
  • Glenmorangie Tusail Private Edition 46% 70cl
    This is thye sixth release in the Private Edition range from Glenmorangie. Tusail which means 'Originary' is made using floor malted Maris Otter Barley, a winter Barley which was very popular in the 60s, but has since been over taken by higher yielding strains. Maris otter was prized for its ric...
  • Glenmorangie Original 10 years old 40% 70cl
    Elegant swan necked stills, the tallest in Scotland, produce Glenmorangie whisky which is coaxed into perfect maturation through the use of oak bourbon casks, settled in traditional stone - built, earth - floored warehouses. After ten years of relaxation in the gentle Highland climate, the whisky...
  • Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release 52.5% vol 70cl
    Astar was first released in 2008 and was one of the first whiskies produced by Glenmorangie to use 'designer casks' or in this case a casks made from oak from the Ozark mountains in Missouri. This is a slow growing oak with a very porus structure. These barrels are then toasted to contribute almo...

    Regular Price: £77.99

    Special Price £70.00

  • Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or 12 years old 46% 70cl
    The Nectar D'or is aged in bourbon barrels and then finished in Sauternes wines barrels. Toasted oak and vanilla and intricatley woven with honey, lemon and spices to create a mix of sumptuous flavours, a silky texture and a long, lingering finish. The Nectar D'or is non chill-filtered and...

    Regular Price: £58.99

    Special Price £51.99

  • Glenmorangie Quarter Century 43% 70cl
    Glenmorangie 25 years old represents the pinnacle of the whisky creators art, the many facets of Glenmorangie's character being revealed in this truly exquisite single malt. Gentle maturation over 25 years of our delicate, fragrant spirit ina selection of oak casks offers a spectacular range of f...
  • Glenmorangie 1971 43% 70cl
    A rare bottling of Glenmorangie 1971, very collectable.
  • Glenmorangie Finealta 46% 70cl
    Glenmorangie Finealta (gaelic for 'elegant') is the new malt from the Glenmorangie distillery. This exquisite single malt is a recreation of the style of the early 1900s. It has a distinct vanilla and citrus notes, layers of rich fruit flavours from part maturation in Oloroso sherry casks. Lightl...
  • Glenmorangie 10 years old Cask Strength 60.4% 75cl
    This Old bottling of Glenmorangie 10 years old Natural Cask Strength bottled at 60.4% vol in a 75l bottle was distilled on 17th June 1980 and bottled 8th January 1991. A limited edition bottling from cask no.5461.
  • Glenmorangie Sonnalta 46% 70cl
    Glenmorangie Sonnalta is a rare expression from Glenmorangie's Private Collection. The Sonnalta has initially been matured in American Bourbon casks before being transferred to Pedro Ximinez Sherry casks. These 1 litre bottles have been bottled at 46%abv. Glenmorangie (means the Gl...
  • Glenmorangie Artein Private Edition 46% 15 years old
    Glenmorangie Artein Single malt whisky is their new limited edition for whisky for 2012. This one is a 15 year old and has been finished in a Super Tuscan wine barrel which adds fruit and depthness to this classic whisky. The ripe aroma's with heady ripe red berries, honeysuckle and freshmint.
  • Glenmorangie Ealanta 1993 Private Edition 46% 70cl
    Glenmorangie's Ealanta is the 4th Edition in the series of Private Edition malts from this Tain distillery. Ealanta is aged exclusively in virgin oak casks sourced from Missouri's 'Mark Twain National park', USA. Dr Bill Lumsden sourced the best oak from slow grown trees to age this single malt. ...
  • Glenmorangie Companta Private Edition 46% 70cl
    The 5th release in the Private Edition series from Highland Distiller Glenmorangie is called Companta, meaning Friendship in Gaelic. Dr Bill Lumsden has brought together some rather special casks of whisky for this bottling. Firstly using whisky matured in American white oak Bourbon casks then a ...
  • Glenmorangie The Pioneering Collection Gift Pack 40% 3 x 35cl
    Glenmorangies The Pioneering Collection 3 x 35cl Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Attractively presented gifting box containing one 35cl of 10 Year Old Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Lasanta12 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish and Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old Ruby Port Cask Finis...
  • Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 years old 46% 70cl
    In Gaelic 'Lasanta'means 'warmth and passion' Glenmorangie Lasanta is tantalsing marriage of warm, creamy and nutty flavours. Importantly, Lasanta is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46% vol.. This imparts added body, taste and texture to the spirit. Matured in Bourbon cask then finished ...
  • Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 years old 46% 70cl
    The Quinta Ruban, where matured in Glenmorangie is transfered from the original bourbon cask and then extra matured or finished in the finest port casks from the 'Quintas' or wine estates of Portugal. 'Ruban' is Gaelic for ruby.Like sipping velvet, this voluptously smooth malt whisky imparts a co...

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.