Scotch Whisky

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  • Arran Hardy Cognac 57.7% 70cl
    1 of 487 bottles Cognac Cask J Hardy Bottled 12.9.06
  • Talisker 57 Degrees North 57.8% 70cl
    Highlighting the latitudinal position of our distillery - one of the most remote and northerly at its rugged home on the Isle of Skye, Talisker 57 North has no age statement. Drawn from 100% American oak refill casks, it has a purity which emphasises Taliskers unique and intense distillery charac...
  • Jura Prophecy 46% vol 70cl
    Jura Prophecy is a new limited single malt which has been heavily peated to produce a rich tarry malt with salt spray and a hint of cinnamon.
  • Talisker Port Ruighe 45.8% 70cl
    Talisker Port Ruighe takes this well know Skye malt and matures it Port wine casks. The name derives from the main trading Port on Skye, Port Ruighe. The result is a lovely combination of the peaty peppery notes with sweet port wine flavours.
  • Arran Machrie Moor 4th Edition 70cl
    Arran Distillery has just released their 4th edition of Machrie Moor , limited to 12000 bottles worldwide. Distilled since 2004 the malted barely is peated to a level of 14ppm and bottled at their prefered strenght of 46% vol. The nose gives hints of fudge, coconut spice and a glorious to...
  • Talisker 1985 27 years old 56.1% 70cl
    A limited edition Talisker, natural cask strength single malt whisky.The seventeenth release in this series from the distillery. From American Oak refill casks filled in 1985. Just 3,000 individually numbered bottles available world-wide. Appearance: Rich, clear amber with notes of antique...
  • Arran 18 Year Old 46% 70cl
    The first official release of Arran 18 years old bring together the final edition in the Trilogy od 16,17 and 18 years old malts. Only 9000 bottles were released worldwide and has been matured in ex sherry casks, refilled by the look of the colour. A fresh nose of peaches with honey and toasted a...
  • Talisker The Distillers Edition 2005 Bottled 2014 45.8% 70cl
    Richer than the regularTalisker as a result of the Double cask maturing. It spends a finishing period in ex Amoroso sherry casks which adds sweet luscious fruit notes to the dry peaty back ground, with typical Talisker pepperiness.
  • Jura Superstition 43% 20cl
    The people of Jura are superstitious. From the prophecy of the one-eyed Campbell to an aversion to cutting peat before May, age-old island beliefs resonate to this day. Drawing on our finest older malts and spring-peated younger whiskies, Jura Superstition is a tribute to the people, the traditio...
  • Ledaig 18 years old Limited release 46.3% 70cl
    A limited Edition from the Tobermory distillery, Ledaig is their peated malt whisky. This 18 years old has been matured in a selected oak casks with a finishing period in sherry cask. It has a nose of rich sherried fruit, smokiness, light creosote, pepper and spice with sweet oak notes. The palat...
  • Jura 16 years old Diurachs Own 40%
    For sixteen years in beachside warehouses, the gentle sea breezes have combined to make a whisky that truly expresses the magic of the island. A great age to drink Jura according to the locals. The rich colour of golden sun rays combine with a taste of strong butter notes, tinged with oranges and...
  • Highland Park 8 years old Gordon & Macphail 40% 70cl
    Built in 1798, Scotland's most Northern distillery is set on the site where the infamous illicit distiller, Magnus Eunson's bothy used to stand. Highland Park continues to malt its own barley using the traditional floor malting method and to kiln dry the 'green' malt using peat cut from its own m...
  • Glen Scotia Victoriana 51.5% 70cl
    This is part of the new expressions from Glen Scotia the Campbeltown distillery on the Kintyre peninsular. The Victoriana has been been made from selected casks by Master Distiller John Peterson and bottled unchill filtered and at natural cask strength and finished in deeply charred barrels. This...
  • Glen Scotia Double Cask 46% 70cl
    Glen Scotia Double Cask has been finished in First fill bourbon casks and then it is another finishing in Pedro ximenez sherry casks. The two styles perfectly complement each other with rich spicy fruit overlaid with salt spray and vanilla oak.
  • Glen Scotia 15 years old 46% 70cl
    This is the classical Glen Scotia ideally aged to 15 years having been matured in old American oak barrels. It has a nose of spicy vanilla interwoven with salt spray and spicy aromatic fruits.
  • Jura Tastival 1997 Bottled 2015 52% 70cl
    This is the 2015 Whisky Festival bottling, which has been matured in Sparkling wines casks from the Loire from Bouvet Ladubay. Rich, fruity and sweet, with forest fruits, raspberries liquorice and treacle. 1 of 3970 bottles produced.
  • Arran Founders Reserve 43% 70cl
    This is a bottling of Arran Founders Reserve which was the first release from the Arran distillery sold to bond owners who purchased a case before the whisky has matured.
  • Arran Smugglers The High Seas Series II 55.4% 70cl
    In this Smugglers Series Vol.2 The High Seas we pay tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Governments representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters. This dram is a powerful marriage of whisky matured in the fi nest rum casks with time-hono...
  • Arran Smugglers Volume Three - The Exciseman 56.8% 70cl
    Arran Smugglers Series Vol III The Exciseman has been matured in Madeira casks and is 1 of 8700 bottles worldwide.   1 per customer/address only.  
  • Highland Park 15 Year Old Single Malt 40% 70cl
    Highland Park matures this 15 year old whisky in ex-Oloroso sherry barrels crafted from American oak as opposed to the Spanish oak casks of the 12 and 18 year releases. The barrels are toasted instead of charred, yielding a unique flavor experience, especially when compared to the more common ch...
  • Tobermory 21 years old Cadenhead 52.5% 70cl
    Cadenheads bottling of Tobermory distilled in 1995 and bottled 2016 under their small batch label from 2 Bourbon hogsheads. This is 1 of 450 bottles. Taste: Salty, waxed leather and salted pork. A little smoke and drying. Palate: The saltiness continues and a slight smokiness emerge...
  • Arran 19 years old Small Btach Cadenheads 52.4% 70cl
    Bottled from two2 casks, the first was a bourbon hogshead and the second was a sherry hogshead. Distilled in 1997 and bottled 2016 at cask strength 52.4% vol. 1 of 486 bottlesNose: Raisins and brambles; vanilla custard, fruit trifle and butter.Palate: Fruit pudding, vanilla, plum jam ...
  • Arran Machrie Moor Fourth Edition Cask Strength 2017 58.1% 70cl
    On the west coast of the Isle of Arran lies a windswept and mystical peat bog called Machrie Moor. Bronze Age stone circles and standing stones are strewn across its barren, undulating terrain. One of the stone circles is known as Fingal’s Cauldron Seat, where sits a stone with a carved hole. ...
  • Arran James MacTaggart Anniversary Single Malt 54.2% 70cl
    In 2017, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 10th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery. This fresh and vibrant expression of The Arran Malt has been carefully created by James to mark this milestone in his career. A selection of first fill 10 year-old Bourbon Barrels from J...
  • Highland Park The Dark 17 Year Old Scotch Whisky 52.9% 70cl
    This 17 year old Highland Park single malt is the first of two bottles celebrating the seasons on Orkney. The Dark focuses on autumn and winter and is aged in sherry casks with the next bottle, The Light, being released in 2018. The presentation of this whisky is great and the distillery conti...
  • Arran Machrie Moor 5 Edition Released 2014 46% 70cl
    The 5th Edition of Arran's Peated Malt ' Machrie Moor' has just arrived, peated to 20ppm at 46% vol. 12000 bottles produced worldwide. This is a whisky that has become very popular since it was first distilled back in 2004. nose :Producer Tasting notes :Dried grass, peat smok...
  • Highland Park Fire Edition Single Malt 45.2% 70cl
    Highland Park Fire Edition is a special release 15 year old single malt which has been matured in 100% refill Port wine seasoned casks a first for Highland Park. This follows on from the release of Ice Edition and completes the two-part series of special edition bottlings which celebrate some o...

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  • Arran 10 years old 46% 70cl
    Colour Ripe Golden Barley. Nose The initial rush of vanilla sweetness gives way to the fruits of slow distillation - kiwi, banana, cantaloupe melon - with just a dusting of cocoa powder. It is undoubtedly complex and yet the aromas are in complete harmony with the malt. Taste A tou...
  • Arran Peated Cask Strength 57.7% vol 70cl
    A limited edition bottling from Arran Distillery. Distilled in december 2005 and bottled December 2009 at cask strength 57.7% vol. Matured in bourbon cask limited to 253 bottles only.
  • Jura 1997 Connoisseurs Choice Gordon Macphail 46% 70cl
    This bottling of Jura single malt was distilled in 1997 and matured in a refill hogshead cask until being bottled in 2012. A delicate malt with hints of tropical fruits and citrus peel lingering. A warm palate with stewed fruits and a smooth finish.
  • Ledaig 10 years old 46.3% 70cl
    Ledaig 10 years old is the peated single malt whisky from the Tobermory distiller on the Isle of Mull. This whisky is wonderfully peaty and robust with spicy characters, smokiness and floral seaside aromas, hints of licquorice and cloves.
  • Talisker Storm 45.8% 70cl
    Talisker Storm is a new single Malt aimed at those who like a more intense tarry malt with maritime influence. It is a blend of different ages to achieve this more intense style. Spicy, peppery, rich with smoke becoming oily with peaty notes.
  • The Arran Port Cask Finish 50% 70cl
    An extremely popular Cask Finish, The Arran Malt Finished in a Port Cask is non chillfiltered and bottled at 50% for a richly rewarding and fruity whisky. One to be savoured. After initially maturing in traditional oak casks over a number of years The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was finish...
  • Arran Robert Burns Single Malt 43% 70cl
    This special Single Malt is the official Scotch whisky commemorating Robert Burns legacy and is consequently a highly anticipated launch from Arran Distillery this year. Made of the finest ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, with no artificial colouring added, the spirit has a rich and smooth ...
  • Arran 17 years old 46% 70cl
    New release from the Arran distillery their first official 17 year old has been made from unpeated malted barley and matured in a selection of ex-sherry casks. Bottled at their prefered strength of 46% vol this is the second edition in their journey to releasing an 18 year old in the spring of 20...
  • Highland Park Dark Origins 46.8% 70cl
    A new Edition to the Highland Park Range, Dark Origins takes its name from its use of a double amount of First Fill sherry casks used to produce this darker than usual single malt. Bottled at a slightly stronger 46.8% vol, the nose has sherry and spices with toasted nuts. The palate is well balan...
  • Talisker Skye 45.8% 70cl
    Talisker Skye is a new whisky to the range with a slightly softer, rounded flavour than its bigger brothers. Golden in colour with a citrus nose with a waft of peat smoke. The taste is soft and sweet to start then light smokiness, finishing with typical pepperiness and freshness.
  • Jura Superstition 43% 70cl
    The people of Jura are superstitious. From the prophecy of the one-eyed Campbell to an aversion to cutting peat before May, age-old island beliefs resonate to this day. Drawing on our finest older malts and spring-peated younger whiskies, Jura Superstition is a tribute to the people, the traditio...
  • Highland Park 12 years old 40% 70cl
    Highland Park single Malt nwhisky from the Isle of Orkney has a Glowing amber colour, with a bouquet ofHeather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness. The Palate is rounded with smoky sweetness and a full malt delivery. Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious. WEB EXCLUSIVE PRICE
  • Highland Park 18 years old 43% 70cl
    This has got to be one of the most complete single malts. It is beautifully balanced, complex with lovely fruity flavours, wood and a hint of smoke on the finish. A long soft finish that goes on and on.
  • Jura 10 years old 40% 70cl
    COLOUR: Pale, yellow straw, with subtle, green tinges. NOSE: Full, rich and aromatic. Positive and firm. Plenty of guts and glamour encapsulates this complex island malt. Silky, almondy wood notes complete this outstanding bouquet. TASTE: Drifts gently onto the palate, revealing f...
  • Jura 21 Years old 44% 70cl
    This Limited Edition Jura 21 years old celebrates Jura's 200th anniversary.Of more significance id the year 1963, for this is when the distillery was rebuilt and returned to former glory, bringing new life to the island.To celebrate this special year as part of our 200th anniversary we have selec...
  • Talisker 10 years old 45.8% 70cl
    Nose: Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters, and a citrus sweetness. Palate: A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth. Finish: Huge, lo...
  • Scapa Skiren Batch SK06 40% 70cl
    This is the new bottling from Scapa Distillery which has been matured in first fill American oak casks. The flavour is creamy sweet vanilla with tropical fruits, citrus notes and coastal heather.
  • Oban Little Bay Small Cask 43% 70cl
    This is a new addition to the Oban distillery give extra time to the Oban malt in small casks which yields a richer flavour with more contact from the wood.
  • Scapa Glansa 40% 70cl
    Glansa is the new single malt from the Scapa distillery, the name means shining storm-laden skies in Norse. This malt has been given a little peat-treatment with and extra resting period in casks which previously held peated malt. The result is honey smoothness with soft fruits but richer in sty...
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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.