One of the three official Craigellachie bottlings released in 2014, their 13 year old single malt Scotch whisky handsomely shows off the bold, robust character of the distillery's output. Oodles of dynamic fruit notes with a distinctive current of smoke running through the middle. Single malt Craigellachie hasn't been seen much outside of indie bottlings recently, so this is an ace return to our glasses from the distillery!
The 15 year old blended Scotch whisky from the Deward's range, with a particularly regal name - The Monarch. This expression features whisky drawn from bourbon and sherry casks, married together in yet more casks and bottled at 15 years of age.
The classic 12 year old blend from Dewars, this stuff is the successor to Dewar's "Double Aged" 12 Year Old - so named in reference to the additional six month marriage the whisky enjoys in oak after the initial maturation and blending. The practice is maintained despite the name change and the result is loads of flavour.
An exciting blend from Dewar's, combining an array of single malts and grain whiskies, aged for a minimum of eight years and finished in Caribbean rum casks! Why not try switching out the rum in some classic rum-based cocktails with this expression...?
An intriguing expression from Dewar's – this classic 8 year old blended Scotch is finished in Ilegal Mezcal casks! The two spirits collide in a beautifully eccentric fashion combining sweet malty flavour with warming smoky pepper.
Dewer's 'The Last Great Malts' range was unveiled in 2014, and with it came this 25 year old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky. Not afraid to show its age, this expression is packed with baked fruit, old oak and leather notes.
A lesser spotted Aultmore single malt! The fruity and herby Speysider was matured exclusively in refill hogsheads for over two decades of ageing. It was then bottled at 21 years of age at 46% ABV, without chillfiltering or colouring.
An 18 year old Aultmore launched in 2015 as part of John Dewar & Sons' Last Great Malts ranges.
A classic Highland dram, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old single malt whisky is a creamy, sweet and gently smoky example of what the region produces. Bolstered by plenty of Aberfeldy's signature honeyed fruit character, this makes for a superbly laid-back sipper. The label comes with a rather handsome black and rose-gold colour palate to match the rich, malty, honeyed flavour profile.
16-year-old single malt from the fantastic Aberfeldy distillery, which has been operating in the foothills of Scotland's central Highlands since 1898. This expression is finished in oloroso Sherry casks, imparting decadent layers of juicy sweetness, spiced fruitcake, and dark chocolate to the whisky.
The Aberfeldy distillery is nestled in the foothills of the central Highlands, and has been in operation since it was founded in 1898. Matured for a generous 21 years, this single malt boasts classic Highland character with layers of heather honey, nutty malt, and zesty fruit, joined by a rich depth of dried fruits and delicate smoke.
A fabulous 12 year old single malt from Royal Brackla! Bottled at 46% ABV, this whisky was finished in Oloroso sherry casks imparting a fantastically fruity, spiced depth of flavour. Royal Brackla was the first distillery to be granted the 'royal' warrant by King William IV back in 1833!
A glorious Highland single malt from Royal Brackla! Matured for 18 years, this whisky is then finished in Palo Cortado sherry casks. Brimming with creamy vanilla and spice, this is an opulent, fruity sipper – worthy of the 'royal' warrant which was bestowed upon the distillery in 1833 by King William IV!
Miypgikyo Peated Single Malt
Nikka Discovery series, the Miyagikyo Peated single malt is made using peated malts, showing off the distillery's smoky side of things. A brilliant Japanese whisky that is well worth exploring for enthusiasts.
Yoichi Non-Peated Single Malt
Nikka Discovery series, the Yoichi Distillery made exclusively with unpeated malts. You'll usually find a good helping of smoky elements in Yoichi's whiskies, so this ought to be a fascinating experience for Japanese whisky fans.
Replacing the previous NAS Miyagikyo single malt as well as the remaining age statement expressions, this single release will represent the distillery going forward as demand for Japanese whisky remains as strong as ever. The new single malt is said to be made with whiskies spanning various ages (hinting at the inclusion of older whiskies than the previous NAS release) with classic delicate, floral character and primarily ex-Sherry casks used for maturation.