Welcome to our whisky page. Each month we hope to feature a whisky available to sample at the Inn.
After our 'whisky of the month' section is list of the whiskies we carry - listed alphabetically under the headings of their areas - Campbeltown, Highland, Island, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. So please peruse the list and see if your favourite is there.
The list is not definitive and will always be a work in progress, due to bottlings and availability.
Springbank 10 yr old 43% abv
Salty, sherry oak. (aperitif)
Longrow 10 yr old 46% abv
Springbank Distillery produces Longrow single malt whisky in the same distillery equipment as it does its namesake malt.
Creamy coconut, peppery after tones.(after dinner)
ABERFELDY 15 yr old 43% abv
Light peat with barley a fresh clean finish, with a hint of citrus (After Dinner)
ARDMORE 16 yr old 40%abv
The distillery was established by William Teacher in 1898 in response to the 1890's whisky boom. It is a staple in his successors' blended whisky, Highland Cream.
Sweet grain flavour, fruit and nut-no chocolate (after dinner)
Adrmore Quarter Cask - n.a.s. 46% abv.
A nose of caramel, with a taste of light smoke and peat, with vanilla and slight lanolin at the end.
Matured in bourbon casks and finished in the more old fashioned quarter cask. quite comlex with strong notes of smoke and peat. (after dinner)
Medium-weight and quite sweet, light oakiness, toffee and fruit, malty. (daytime)
BENROMACH 15 yr old 40% abv
Light to medium-bodied. Fruity, vanilla, notes of malt and smoke. (after Dinner)
BENROMACH MADEIRA FINISH 8yr old 45% abv
Rich spicy character with hints of cooked fruits, treacle and a touch of peat smoke. (after Dinner)
BLAIR ATHOL 12 yr old 40% abv
Blair Athol distillery, established in 1798, lies in the Perthshire town of Pitlochry. Blair Athol single malt is one of the key whiskies found in the Bell’s blend. A beautifully balanced and flavoursome dram which combines flavours of citrus, ginger and cocoa with rich smoky and earthy, peaty tones. (Afternoon - tea?)
CLYNELISH 14 yr old 43% abv
Clynelish distillery is found in the North of Scotland near Brora, Sutherland. The Gaelic meaning is 'slope of the garden'. This coastal Highland whisky has a rich and complex character with a maritime influence. Sweet and fruity toffee notes are balanced with big, smoky, peaty flavours. (aperitif/anytime)
THE DALMORE 12 yr old 40% abv
Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being carefully divided. One half continues its maturation in bourbon barrels, the other half is transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks. Complex, yet balanced, The Dalmore 12 year old is the epitome of the Dalmore house style.
Deep, golden mahogany in colour, with citrus fruits, chocolate and aromatic spices on the nose. Elegant and rich on the palate with concentrated citrus, oloroso sherry and hints of vanilla pod to finish, enhanced by roasted coffee and chocolate for an aftertaste of great complexity.
Dalmore distillery sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth and takes its name from the gaelic meaning 'the big meadowland'. (after dinner)
DEANSTON 12 yr old 43% abv
Deanston is situated a few miles from the historic town of Stirling,on the banks of the River Teith, in the very heart of Scotland.The main part of the distillery is
sited in a listed cotton mill. A turbine and dam, which employ the waters of the Teith, render Deanston electrically self-sufficient.
It was transformed into a distillery in 1966 where, to this day, it produces a malt Whisky which is handmade, un-chillfiltered.
There are no computers used in production as they prefer to rely on the ancient art of distilling and the keen eye and taste of the 'craftsmen'.
It is owned by Burn Stewart and is used in its blend Scottish Leader.
Expressive with hay and malty cereal notes. Creamy toffee and heather honey balanced with aromas of sweet oak and barley sugar
Fresh and creamy with soft vanilla. Sweet and fruity with a malty honeyed spiciness
Satisfying, clean and dry with a hint of cloves, tingling then gently fades . (apeitif)
EDRADOUR 10 yr old 40% abv
Edradour is produced in Scotland's smallest distillery - and is hand made today as it was over 150 years ago by just three men who are devoted to the time-honoured methods of whisky making. Only 12 casks of whisky are produced a week.
Sugared almonds and forest pines. Smooth, creamy and malty with notes of butterscotch. Mellow and warming. (after dinner)
FETTERCAIRN 12 yrs old 40% abv
Fettercairn's stills have an unusual feature in that the necks of the stills are externally cooled with running water from just below the curve to a gutter just above the lower flange.
The taste of nuts is rather dry, and some toffee hints make it sweeter.
This whisky is well balanced, and the very pleasant finish is slightly perfumed. (daytime)
GLENGOYNE 10 yr old 40% abv
Glengoyne Distillery is located in a wooded glen near Loch Lomond in one of the most beautiful sites for a distillery. It was formerly known as Burn Foot and Glen Guin. It has a pretty waterfall that falls into the natural hollow that forms the distillery's dam, creating a pool where ducks swim. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Glengoyne spirit is that it is produced entirely from unpeated malt. Clean sweet and pleasant (daytime)
GLENGOYNE 17 yr old 43% abv
Deep flavours, fruity and nutty, some oak and vanilla., (after dinner)
GLENGOYNE 21 yr old 43% abv
clean and soft with a hint of ginger, long finish (after dinner)
GLENMORANGIE 10 yr old 40% abv
The principal version of Glenmorangie. This dram has a spicy nose, with some flowery sweetness. The body is on the light side of medium, but with some viscosity. The palate is spicy, flowery with malty sweet tones and a long and rounded finish. (After dinner)
GLEN ORD 12 yr old 40% abv
Hints of sherry and fruit, a very nice malty sensation, rather complex clear vanilla touches and some woody bitterness. A nice and warm finish. Good flavour ,dry malt, citric spice. (after dinner)
GLENTURRET 12 yr old 40% abv
Glenturret is claimed to be the oldest distillery in Scotland. Origionally set up by smugglers as an illicit still it was officially licensed in 1775, the distilery was known as the Hosh. It wasn't untill 1875 it took the name of Glenturret, drawing it's water from the river Turret near Crieff. The distillery is possibly better known for the blend it is at the heart of which is The Famous Grouse. This is where the the award winning 'The Famous Grouse Experience' visitor centre is based. Glenturret has one fiurther clame to fame and that is to do with the now deceased vermin controller, Towser the cat, who allegedly over her 23 years dispatched 28,899 mice. For this feat she gained an entry in the Guinness book of World Records! Glenturret has a nose of barley and autumnal fruit and nuts, palate is of oak and fruit with a hint of hay, nice long sweet finish. Daytime
INCHMURIN 10 yr old 40% abv
Inchmurrin comes from the Loch Lomond distillery, Dunbartonshire, light and fruity slightly medicinal (Aperitif).
LINKWOOD 12 yr old 43% abv
Flowery, sweet, hint of almonds, toffee. (afternoon tea!)
OBAN 14 yr old 43% abv
Sweet with seaside aromas and fresh flowers. Pear drops and rock candy, becoming dry and smoky. A smooth and fruity finish. Oban distillery was founded in 1794 and lies in the centre of this scenic West highland town. (seafood or after dinner)
OBAN1980 Double matured 43% abv
The western Highland style of malt is epitomised by oban's gentle sweetness and suprising richness of palate and finish.The peatiness of the islands it faces accross the firth of Lorn is softened by the influences of the highlands at its back. distilled in 1992 and double matured. (after dinner)
OLD PULTNEY 12 yr old 40% abv
Founded in 1826, this distillery relied heavily on the sea for it's survival, to bring in the barley and to take away the malt whisky. 'Pultney Town' and Wick became known for shipping barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky). It is the most one of the most northerly distilleries in Britain.
The stills in the distillery are quite unique and it is reflected in the neck of the Old Pultney bottle. Legend has it that when the wash still arrived it was to big for the building so the manager cut the swan neck off, this shape is known as a 'smugglers kettle'.
There is a link between Old Pultney and Stein (all be it a bit tenuous). Thomas Telfor who designed the origilnal plan for the village of Stein, was friends with Sir William Johnstone Pultney, who Pultneytown was named after. Telford designed the lade ( water chanel) that supplied the distillery.
This is a sister whisky to the 21 year old that Jim Murray said was his Malt of the year in 2012.
Old Pultney is matured in Bourbon casks, its nose is dry with a hint of sea air.
Taste of citrus and floral notes with salted caramel to finish, some say a little water brings out more toffee notes. Anytime!
May is Whisky Month; good time to start your journey if you've never tried a malt, or a good time to experiment with new flavours. There are many whisky festivals on in Scotland this month - sadly none on Skye!
Old Pultney is owned by Inver House DistillersFlowery with orange peel. Toffee, liquorice, malt and honey notes. With a soft and mellow finish. (all day)
Dry with a hint of sea-air. Smooth, clean, refreshing and lightly sherried. Old Pulteney lies in the fishing town of Wick and is the northernmost distillery on the Scottish mainland. It was established in 1826. (appetizer)
OLD PULTNEY 8yr old 40%abv
Gordon and MacPhail
PITTYVAICH 12 yr old 40%abv
Spicy, perfumy very dry. hint of fruit, fiery. (after dinner)
ROYAL LOCHNAGAR 12 yr old 40%abv
Aged in second fill casks, this royal malt has a malty sweetness with a dry smoke. Queen Victoria is believed to have laced her claret with the whisky, which possibly inspired the wood finishes we know so well now. (daytime)
SPEYBURN 10 yr old 40%abv
First produced on the 15th December 1897, the diamond jubilee year of Queen Victoria. To make sure that whisky was distilled in the jubilee year, men worked through the night in a heavy snow storm in a still house without windows, managing to bond one single butt of 1897 Speyburn. Medium-bodied with a delicate, fruity character and a dry, warm, peaty finish. (daytime)
TEANINICH 10 yr old 43% abv
Teaninich pronounced 'tee-ninick' or 'chee-ninick' was founded in 1817 and provided whisky for blends VAT 69 and Haig Dimple. A herbal and fruity malt with chocolatey limes. Light and very appetizing. (After dinner)
TULLIBARDINE 10 yr old 40% abv
The Distillery draws its water from the same source which fed the first public brewery in Scotland and from where King James IV purchased beer to celebrate his coronation in 1488. Today Tullibardine (built on the site of the brewery) reigns supreme as a fine malt whisky of majestic qualities.Dry touch of vanilla, honeyish. (after dinner)
ARRAN No age 40%abv
The distillery is the most recent of Scotland, as it was founded in 1995. Clean, fresh with a hint of toffee, creamy finish (after dinner)
HIGHLAND PARK Orkney 12 yr old 40% abv
Smoky, honey, malty (after dinner)
HIGHLAND PARK 18 yr old 43% abv
Flowery, Autumnal flavour, spicy,smooth (after dinner going to bed)
HIGHLAND PARK 25 yr old 53.5%abv
Full, smooth, golden honey
HIGHLAND PARK CASK STRENGTH 10 yr old 63.7%abv
Smokey wit a lemon honey finish (book at bedtime)
JURA Isle of Jura 10 yrs old 40%abv
The Jura distillery was built origionaly in the early 1800's near to a cave where it is said, 'the water of life' was ditilled illegally from the 1600. Due to a land dispute it fell into disrepair in the early 1900's, and was resurected again in in the early part of 1960. It was one of the main constituent parts of MacKinlay blends.
George Orwell wrote his famed novel "1984" on Jura. which, if he inbibed lots of the local 'refreshment', might explain a few things!
It has been said that Jura may be hard to get to, but as those who've been there will testify, it's a place that's even harder to leave - the same might be said of it's whisky!
The nose is slightly of oak and damp hay.The palate is rich and smooth, cut grass, vanilla,and fudge. Slight spice to a long finish. (daytime)
JURA 16 yrs 40%abv
Backbone of oak guarantees a dry start and middle.The end is softer and sweeter with waves of vanilla.
JURA 20yr old
A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight. (after dinner)
JURA SUPERSTITION No age 45%abv
Spice, honey, pine and peat aromas make a dramatic impact, the long years in oak casks have tempered and tamed this mystic spirit creating a long, lingering and tantalising aftertaste. (After Dinner)
LEDAIG Mull 15 yr old 40%abv
Ledaig comes from the Tobermory distillery on the island of Mull. The nose is simple with distinct peatiness and prevalence of fresh sea air. Subtle milk chocolate leaves a lasting impression on the palate, with a long and satisfying ginger sweetness and mellow soft warm finish. (all day)
SCAPA Orkney 12 yr old 40% abv
Used as an ammunition dump in the 2nd world war. Hints of tobacco, cigar. Fruity, chocolate, praline, nutty, zesty, salty refreshing, (all day)
TALISKER Skye 10 yr old 45.8% abv
Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous writer wrote in one of his poems "The king o' drinks, as I conceive it,Talisker, Islay or Glenlivet".
Full flavour salty with pepper, a heart warmer (bring you back from the dead!)
DOUBLE MATURED Dist 1986 45.8 % abv
The colour is amber, and the sherry which dominates the nose, disappears in the palate where it is replaced by more salted, fresh and herbal notes.
The body is rich and smoky, with a nice lingering finish. ( after dinner)
TALISKER 18 yr old
TALISKER 20 yr old
All of the above but honeyed and very very smooth. Special edition. (One to savour)
TOBERMORY Mull 10yr old 40% abv
This is from the Isle of Mull's only distillery and was started in 1798, by a local Merchant, initially it was known as Ledaig (also a bottling from the distillery) The two whiskies are quite different and distinct.
The distillery has gone through a mixed history; it closed in 1837 and opened again in 1878, and it was closed in the 1930' as much to do with the depression, as with the prohibition era in the USA.
It re-opened again in 1971 after an absence of 40 or so years (at one stage it was used to store cheese in). the distillery still found it hard going with it's warehouses converted into flats in the 80's. But it survived long enough for Burns Stewart to buy it, and would now seem to be securing it's place on the 'whisky map'
It is used in the production of Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.
The maturation is now done at the Deanston Distillery (near Stirling) which is owned by the same company.
The whisky is distilled from unpeated barley, so it has a light nose with a little peat but a hint of smoke, li oak and a peppery palet with a smooth finish. (anytime)
ARDBEG 10yr old 40% abv
A full flavoured scintillating smoky smack in the mouth. If you like strong Islay Malts this is it.
(End of the day, staring into the middle distance)
AIRGH NAM BEIST No age 46%abv
Shows maturity along with toasted almond, biscuity cereal, mix of peat and citrus. Not overly heavy, a good tongue-coating texture with persistent smoke.
UIGEADAIL No age 54.1%abv
Rich, concentrated and powerful. Sooty with light tarry/liquorice touches. Very smoky, great presence but subtle in its own way. (after Dinner)
ALL MOST THERE 9 yr old 54.4%abv
Discrete hints of citrus fruit give it a kind of freshness. Citrus notes are pleasantly mixed with the peat. Nice finish, fresh and lingering, in the exact line of the mouth. (late Afternoon)
ARDBEG dist 1994 bttld 2002
Starts of quite light , then becomes mean and moody
BOWMORE 12 yr old 40% abv
Bowmore Distillery has been nestled on the shoreline of Loch Indaal for over 200 years in the village by the same name. It was founded in 1779 by a local merchant by the name of John Simpson. Its heat recycling system has significantly reduced their reliance on peat. The "waste heat" is used to heat the village's swimming pool. Spicy aroma, with heather and slight smoke.(Apéritif)
BRUICHLADDICH 12 yr old 40% abv
Medium, heathery hint of peat. (Apéritif)
BRUICHLADDICH TWENTY 20 yr old 40% abv
Seaweedy, rounded very drinkable (After Dinner)
BRUICHLADDICH CASK 21 yr old
Rich flavour with birch wood and peatiness (after dinner)
BRUICHLADDICH INFINITY No age 55.5%abv
Honeycomb barley, peat explosion very thick and powerful flavour ….. and beyond
BUNNAHABHAIN 12 yr old 40 % abv
Fresh and sweet, notes of vanilla with a slight whiff of peat smoke. Light, gentle sweetness with nuttiness and frosted corn flakes. Crisp and refreshing. (Anytime)
MACPHAIL'S BOTTLING 12 yr old 40%abv
Salty with a hint of smoke, soft Islay tones (anytime)
CAOL ILA 15 yr old 43 % abv
Caol Ila (pronounced "cull-eela") means "Sound of Islay," in Gaelic, . The view from the distillery stillhouse oversees the Sound and carries the eye out to the famous Paps (mountains) of Jura. It is claimed that this may be the finest view from any distillery anywhere.
Rounded, mid-weight. Good smoky intensity mid-palate. Clean juicy fruits, oil and dry smoke. (Apéritif)
CAOL ILA CASK
CAOL ILA 18 yr old
LAGAVULIN 16yr old 43%abv
Meaning‘Hollow by the mill’, Lagavulin is one of the oldest legal distilleries on Islay. With strong peat flavour and Iodine, this like laphroaig is a love or hate whisky. (on it’s own, any time)
LAGAVULIN Distillers edition 43%abv
Finished in pedro ximenez casks, lots of flavour, sweet with peaty smoke, long and smooth afterburn of dry seaweed!
LAPHROIG 10 yr old 40%abv
Full sparkling gold
Huge smoke, seaweedy, "medicinal", with a hint of sweetness. Full bodieds with hints of salt and layers of peatiness, lingers like kippers
LAPHROIG 15 yr old
Peppermint sweetness and grassiness, then an explosion of matches, burning peat, Long and chocolaty . Lots of vanilla (after dinner)
Very powerful, smoke, seaweed, sweet. With a massive peated burst of flavour
Long and savoury.
PORT ELLEN 19 yr old 40% abv
Oily, heavy on peat, tones of the sea. (Smoked Salmon, after dinner)
AUCHENTOSHAN 10 yr old 40%abv
Auchentoshan, meaning `Corner of the field’ in Gaelic, produces a delicate, smooth and light single Malt Whisky. The subtle aroma and flavour of its Spirit is achieved by the unique Triple Distillation process, whereby the spirit is not distilled twice, as elsewhere in Scotland, but instead, distilled three times producing even greater refinement to its character. (Pronounced "Och’n’tosh’n".) This is the classic Lowland malt, triple-distilled, light, but with plenty of complexity and character to in its own right. The distillery is just outside of Glasgow, hidden in a hollow between the river Clyde and the Kilpatrick hills. Citrus, lemony, fresh taste, clean, refreshing. ( aperitif)
BLADNOCH 10 yr old 43% abv.
Medium with some fruity sweetness. Some slight malty, citrus and spice overtones (Daytime)
GLENKINCHIE 10 yrs old 43%abv
Glenkinchie is located near the village of Pencaitland, about 15 miles from Edinburgh, in rich farmland. Used in Jonnie Walker Red and Black and Dimple blends.
Some lemon, herbal and malty hints, with a touch of peat.
The finish, of average length confirms this impressions.
A pleasant, but simple whisky. (afternoon)
GLENKINCHIE DOUBLE MATURED 14 yrs old 43%abv
The taste remains typical of a Lowland, light and pleasant, and the sherry, even if it is still present in the palate, does not denature the characteristic freshness of malts from that area. a pleasant finish, just all ingredients to make a very good whisky. Good first malt! (early evening)
INVERLEVEN 10 yr old 40% abv
Distillery now closed, Clean, barley, slight grassiness, refreshing. (daytime)
LITTLEMILL 8 yr old 43% abv
Light, with a hints of coconut cereal and spicy notes, faint notes of honey-like sweetness near the end. (daytime)
ST. MAGDALANE 10 yr old 43% abv
Also known as Linlithgow.Typically lowland, with a nice progression of sensation: sweet, malty then zingy. rare. (anytime)
ABERLOUR 10yr old 40% abv
Aberlour distillery was founded in 1879 and it uses fresh spring water from St. Drostan's Well.
Soft malty sweetness with a hint of spice, aromatic crisp finish. (After Dinner)
Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with sherry and oak. Full-bodied and creamy. (after dinner)
AN CNOC 12 yr old 40%abv
An Cnoc' is the Gaelic and means 'the hill'. The distillery is located by Huntly, Aberdeen-shire. The single malt is aromatic with a sweet honey and citrus flavour and a lingering smooth finish. (aperitif)
THE BALVENNIE 10 yr old 40% abv
Balvenie distillery was established using second-hand stills, which are quite bulbous, this no doubts contributes to the distinct character of the whisky.
Lightly spicy with honey and sweet peaty notes. This bottling is matured in American oak and sherry casks. (After dinner)
THE BALVENNIE DOUBLE WOOD 12 yr old 40% abv
Golden syrup and liquorice. With smooth oak, vanilla and cinammon. (before bed)
THE BALVENNIE 15 yr old 50.4% abv
This comes from a single first fill bourbon cask. Each bottle is individually dated and numbered. A firm, robust whisky with a fruity sweetness. Heather and pine needles with a dry, spicy finish. (Apéritif)
Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of ream, spice and chocolate.(daytime)
Benrinnes is one of the few distilleries still using a so-called 'worm tub' to cool the vapours and
condensed spirit from the running stills. The triple distillation process used produces a silky and very pure whisky with exotic fruit, honey and biscuits notes.
BENRINNES 15 yr old 40% abv
Dry,well-rounded, with some sweetness, smoke and vanilla.
Reviver/ After Dinner
CARDHU 12 yr old 40% abv
Founded in 1824, Cardhu was built on a site where illicit distilling had been in progress since about 1813. The water supply for the distillery is piped from a site about two miles away, close to the location from where it gets its peat. The main whisky for Jonnie Walker blends.
Distinct peat hints, smooth, sweet and syrupy. (anywhere, anytime)
CRAGGANMORE 12 yr old 40% abv
Cragganmore distillery was founded in 1869,less widely known than the other 'Classic Malts' it is a component of Old Parr. Delicate, hint of herbs, complex flavour, long finish. (After dinner)
The Distiller's Edition is finished in ruby port casks. A warming and soothing after dinner dram with a fruity, aromatic flavour (after dinner)
CRAIGELLACHIE 14 yr old 43% abv
The Craigellachie distillery was established in 1888 by Peter J.Mackie. Set in the village of Craigellachie at the meeting point of those two great rivers of whisky lore, the Fiddich and the Spey. The location where the distillery was built was only partially because of the quality of the water there, the main reason was the proximity of the railway. It is used in blends, mainly Dewar's White Label.
Aromatic, hint of citrus. (After dinner)
DAILUAINE 16 yr old 43% abv
In Johnnie Walker Complex, sherry, chocolate and malt with hints of oranges.
Malted notes. A pleasant finish, syrupy and long (after dinner)
DALLAS DHU 10 yr old 40% abv
The name which means, "black water valley."
Distillery is a museum and not currently functioning.
Chocolatey, very rich smooth. (After dinner)
DALWHINNIE 15 yr old 43% abv
Flowery, vanilla and a touch of peat. Smooth and heathery with a little pepper. Long and slightly smoky.
(apéretif and after dinner)
Exceptionally smooth and full of flavour, this special Dalwhinnie has been finished in the rich Oloroso cask-wood that has been especially selected for it's fine yet robust balance. Bottled in 2005 and 43% volume. (after dinner)
DUFFTOWN 15yr old 40% abv
Dry and smoky, This is an important constituent of Diageo’s Bells Blend. (afternoon)
GLEN DEVRON 12 yr old 40% abv
Dry, malty and warming (reviver)
GLENDRONACH 12 yr old 40% abv
Full and clean. Sherryish, heathery, hint of peat. (after dinner)
GLENFARCLAS 10 yr old 40% abv
Robust, deep and fruity with lovely rich oaky notes.Sherry sweetness with a hint of smoke, firm.
GLENFARCLAS 15 year old 46% abv
Oaky with a sent of smoke, well rounded, Balanced (after Dinner)
GLANFARCLAS 21 yr old 40% abv
Honied, sweet and drawn out, little hint of smoke , rounded. (after dinner)
GLANFARCLAS 105 60%abv
Butterscotch and toffee with a kick, long lingeri6ng flavour (after Dinner)
GLENFIDDICH 12yr old 40% abv
Glenfiddich, one of Scotland's few independently owned distilleries, has become the biggest selling malt whisky in the world. This malt is sweet with white chocolate and toasted hazelnuts. A fragrant and peaty smoke finish. (anytime)
CAORAN RESERVE 12 yr old 40% abv
Slightly peppery with a treacle like sweetness. A lively, slightly spicy dram balanced with an edge of sweetness. A mildly smoky, warming finish. The name 'Caoran' comes from the Gaelic meaning 'peat ember' (anytime)
GLENFIDDICH SOLERA RESERVE 15 yr old 40%abv
Smooth and silky with white chocolate, pears and cardamom spice. A creamy finish with a hint of ginger.
GLEN GRANT 10 yr old 40% abv
A rather fresh whisky, with some fruit dominance. Light becoming nutty with herbal notes, very dry
THE GLENLIVET 12 yr old 40% abv
Smooth and flowery with peach and vanilla. Delicately balanced with a long and warming finish..
From Spayside's 'longest glen' The Glenlivet, 40%abv .The start of it all, the first licensed distillery to legally produce whisky. The water is still drawn from Josie's well as it was over 200 years ago.
This legendry malt has a nose of summer fruits and pineapple, on the palate it has notes of peaches, pears and vanilla and finishes with almonds and hazelnuts. It is lively to start but doesn't have a long finish, refreshing, good daytime and aperetif.
GLEN MORAY 16 yr old 40% abv
The mouth feel is lightly spiced with a warming and gently mouth watering effect. Malty toffee sweetness is present throughout with blackcurrants and a fragrant citrus lemongrass tang. (Aperitif)
GLENROTHES 12 yr old 43% abv
Smooth dry and velvety.hint of spice. (after dinner)
KNOCKANDO 12 yr old 40%abv
In Gaelic, Knockando (Cnoc-an-dhu) means "little black hillock". Complex, smooth, flowers, nutty, and a hint of mint near the end. (Evening)
LONGMORN GLENLIVET 12 yr old 40% abv
Full bodied wih fruit under tones. (after dinner)
LONGMORN GLENLIVET 25 yr old
LONGMORN 15 yr old 45% abv
Smooth, sweetish, delicious, clean. Spun sugar. Never cloying, though. Crunchy dryness.
THE MACALLAN 10 yr old 40% abv
Full sherry, and malt. (after diner)
THE MACALLAN 18 yr old 43% abv
Sherry, nutty, full of power
MACALLAN FINE OAK 21yr old 43% abv
MACALLAN 1876 REPLICA 40.6%abv
Produced to demonstrate the way MacAllan used to taste, Oak and silk (after dinner)
MORTLACH 16 yr old 43% abv
Sherry, peat, dry barley flavour. It is an important contributor to Johnnie Walker blends (after dinner)
THE SINGLETON 10 yr old 43% abv
Small hint of licorice, sherry. (after dinner)
SMITHS GLENLIVET 15 yr old 40% abv
Firm Gingery, aromatic, smooth (aperitif)
MALT OF THE MONTH
10 yr old 40%abv Speyside
''The spirit of independence''
Distilled and bottle by J&G Grant. No relation to the Grants of Glenfiddich.
Glenfarclas is under the control of the 6th generation of Grants, and is one of the few distilleries that are truly independent.
Glenfarclas means 'valley of the green grass'. The distillery was originally purchased with a farm and is fair to say was more of a hobby to start with, the farming being the serious business. The distillery was rebuilt in the late 1800s and from then on Whisky was the serious business, the family still breed pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle.
The still house features 6 stills which are the largest on speyside, the whisky is distilled twice, and then put into shery casks for maturation, there are 52,000 casks maturing in the 'dunnage' houses at Glenfarclas.
the tasting room in the distillery is wooden panelling from the RMS Empress of Australia built in 1913
This is a robust whisky and but has the finesse of the classic Speyside malts, there are sweet malty tones with hints of vanilla and spice to the nose, on tasting these come out with a light smokiness, which then has long lingering finish.
STRATHISLA 12 yr old 43% abv
STRATHISLA 12 yr old 40% abv
Strathisla is the oldest distillery in the highlands of Scotland dating from 1786. It started as a farm distillery as an alternstive to the failing flax industry.
The water for the distillery is drawn from the nearby Broomhill spring, which had previously been used by Dominican Monks for brewing beer in the 13th century.
Strathisla was origionally know as Milltown and then Milton, it became Strathisla in 1876.
It was purchased by Chivas brothers in 1949.
Chivas describe Strathisla as their spiritual home.The distillery produces 2.4 million litres a year.
Colin Scott master blender of Chivas has said '' This classic speyside malt has a deep fruitiness with a complex array of nutty and hay-like flavours and is the heart of all Chivas blends''
After dinner drink long and calming!
TAMDHU No age 40% abv
Tamdhu still uses a Saladin box. Charles Saladin, a Frenchman, invented a process able to rationalize the production of malt. He substituted a kind of box (50 meter long and 1,5 meter deep) to the traditional. This box has metallic mixers to avoid destruction of the grain by the warmth produced by the germination. Aeration happens by micro perforations in the bottom of the box. Some distilleries installed such a system, even if most of the distilleries stopped producing their malt.
Toffeeish, slight hint of peat, light. (Anytime)