This bicentenary limited edition is magnificently full-on in flavour – a celebration of the people and craft that make Lagavulin great.
LAPHROAIG 10 Year Old is the original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it more than 75 years ago. It is the foundation of all other Laphroaig expressions.
In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour.
Those enjoying the 10 Year Old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. This full-bodied variant is the foundation of all Laphroaig expressions and comes with a long finish.
This whisky was also named 2019 Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Years & Under by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
Released in 2004, this bottling was aged for around five years before being finished in a quarter cask for several months, the size of the cask is quite small, thus does not require such a long maturation. This remains a truly great achievement from Laphroaig.
For the Laphroaig Select, the Islay distillery has taken whisky from a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hoggies, Quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. Quite a "selection", wouldn't you say? A laid-back addition to the Laphroaig core range of single malts.
This exquisite 12 year old single malt has a deep fruity character of peach and pear layered with a vanilla sweetness and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in loch lomond whiskies.
Aged in three types of cask – bourbon, refill and re-charred – this whisky is brought together to deliver a perfectly balanced single malt under the watchful eye of michael henry our master distiller.
Loch Lomond Inchmoan 10-Year-Old Single Malt scotch whisky has an unconventional peat character with a lot of depth marrying smoke and spiciness.
It is matured for 10 years in a mix of re-charred American oak and refills bourbon American oak casks giving sweet vanilla background notes that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up. For centuries, the mainland inhabitants of Luss, on the west side of Loch Lomond, used Inchmoan island as their source of peat fuel for the village fires. Hence its name ‘Inch-moan’: the island of the peat in Gaelic.
Loch Lomond 14 year old single malt is born from a combination of malt whiskies from our traditional swan neck pot still and our unique straight neck pot still to create an unconventional peat character with a lot of depth marrying smoke and spiciness.
It is matured for 14 years in a mix of recharred american oak and refill bourbon american oak casks giving sweet vanilla background notes that complements the soft peat style of loch lomond's unique still set up.
Loch Lomond 18 year old has a strong oak character, with hints of summer grass, tropical fruit and zesty citrus notes. our master cooper back then was tommy wallace, who carefully selected the finest casks to mature the liquid for a minimum of 18 years allowing time and nature to bring out the sweet character of the wood. our 18 year old is non-chill filtered to keep things just as nature intended.
Our master distiller Bill White selects individual casks matured exclusively in traditional American oak whisky barrels before marrying them together for a further maturation in casks that have previously been used for making fortified madeira wine. the madeira cask finish enhances the orchard fruit character of peach and pear with marzipan and nutmeg and gives a dry nuttiness to the long, oak finish.
A satisfying, subtly peated single malt Scotch whisky from Loch Lomond. The distillery is renowned for being able to produce a multitude of whisky styles, including single malt (like the one you see before your eyes right now), single grain and blends. Versatile and talented, those Loch Lomond distillers...
A creamy, fruity and good value-for-money blended Scotch whisky from Loch Lomond - an adaptable distillery in the Highlands who make a selection of whisky styles, from single malts and grains to blends just like this!
Loch Lomond Signature is a handsome blend from the prolific distillery, using whiskies which are married in their 100-cask Solera system, which features both Oloroso Sherry and recharred American oak casks. Good value for money, this one.
Please note: The bottle lids of this expression are a touch scratched, but the whisky within remains safe and sound.
A single grain from the very adaptable Loch Lomond distillery, known for producing a variety of different whiskies, from single malts to single grains to blends. A very light whisky here, perfect as an aperitif.
The first in a series of annual releases from The Macallan, the wonderfully titled A Night on Earth in Scotland is inspired by Hogmanay, Scotland's New Year's Eve celebration. Created by Macallan lead whisky maker Sarah Burgess, whose memories of Hogmanay were a key influence to the expression, this single malt features whiskies aged in American and European oak sherry seasoned casks, as well as ex-bourbon barrels.
Those ex-bourbon barrels have imparted a distinctive helping of vanilla notes to the whisky, an homage to the 'first footer', a custom of Hogmanay where it's supposed to be good luck for a dark-haired person to be the first to visit your home after midnight on New Year. Apparently, the 'first footer' will be carrying shortbread (that's where the vanilla notes we were talking about come into this), whisky, and coal for the fire.
A Night on Earth in Scotland features designs by Japanese-French illustrator Erica Dorn, once again inspired by the New Year celebrations around the world.
Martell Cordon Bleu is the cognac for true connoisseurs and has acquired legendary status since its creation by Edouard Martell in 1912. Its distinctive taste, characterised by a predominance of eaux-de-vie from the Borderies, and its timeless bottle design make it a classic, unequalled in the world of cognac. An explosion of deliciously fruited, spice notes. Elegance linked to aromatic richness is what defines Martell Cordon Bleu.