If you're looking for a soft, smooth and approachable whisky, here are a few suggestions. These are whiskies that we have chosen that offer an easy drinking style, without an overwhelming influence of oak or peat/smoke making them the ideal dram for gift-giving.

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An Cnoc 12 years old 40%

An Cnoc 12 years old 40%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$76.00

anCnoc, from the Knockdhu distillery remains one of our favourite single malts from Scotland. It is light and smooth with a surprising depth of flavour. On the nose you get fruity floral notes with some lemon, honey and vanilla cerme brulee. The palate is full and sweet, with a good body (mouthfeel) and lingering on a delicate spice and vanilla/...


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BenRiach 10 years old 43%

BenRiach 10 years old 43%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$78.00

This new whisky from BenRiach is the first major release under the independent ownership of Billy Walker and his team. A true expression of the distillery style, with orchard fruits (peach, apricot), baked apple and creamy vanilla. There is hint of honey with a delicate citrus, barley and spicy note that lingers in the finish. A fantastic new re...


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Auchentoshan 12 years old 40%

Auchentoshan 12 years old 40%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Lowland

$76.00

One of the few remaining distilleries in the Lowlands of Scotland, Auchentoshan is tripple distilled which contributes to its light yet complex nose and palate, offering up toasted almonds, hints of citrus (mandarin) and fresh grass and a rounded caramalised toffee mouthfeel. An excellent dram to get the evening started.


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Glenfiddich 12 years old 40% 700ml

Glenfiddich 12 years old 40% 700ml

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Speyside

$65.00

What first hits you about the fresh and fragrant Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is the touch of pear in the nose, followed by a distinctive, well-balanced flavour of rich fruit, subtle pine and a hint of peatiness. Expect a satisfyingly long, lingering and rounded aftertaste. Gold medal winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2007.


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Speyburn 10 years old 40%

Speyburn 10 years old 40%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$68.00

In a bonnie location surrounded by trees and situated right on the river Spey, the Speyburn distillery is a classic of the region. A clean, soft and smooth nose has delicate touches of fruit, toffee and a touch of citrus. The palate is again smooth, rounded and fruity with just a faint touch of smoke and citrus in the background. An especially g...


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Deanston 12 years old 46.3%

Deanston 12 years old 46.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46.3%

$92.00

Located just outside of Stirling in the Highlands of Scotland, the whisky made at Deanston has an aroma of barley and slightly floral with hints of nuts and buttered popcorn. The palate is malty and honeyed with a hint of smoke in the background. A good every-day single malt.


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Glen Grant 10 years old 40%

Glen Grant 10 years old 40%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$68.00

Glen Grant 10 year old has a rich golden barley colour with a medium-dry nose and offers a clean, fruity palate with a long, delicate, nutty finish.


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Glenmorangie 'The Original' 10 years old 40%

Glenmorangie 'The Original' 10 years old 40%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Highland

$71.50

Scotland's biggest selling malt just got better! 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 ...


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The Glenlivet 12 years old 40%

The Glenlivet 12 years old 40%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$92.00

The Glenlivet's 12 year old single malt, one of the most famous whiskies in the world from one of the world's most iconic distilleries, is sadly been phased out in many world markets. Fortunately we have managed to get our hands on a wee bit more before is disappears from New Zealand for the foreseeable future. It has a soft, fruity nose with no...


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Oban 14 years old 43%

Oban 14 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$105.00

Oban 14 Year is a West Highland Malt and a real classic in its own right. Both on the nose and the palate it comes across as a marriage of the slightly salty coastal character and a medley of ripe fruitsalad flavours, with a touch of golden syrup drizzled on top and a subtle smokyness.


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Glengoyne 10 years old 40%

Glengoyne 10 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$79.80

Official Tasting Notes A fresh, delicate nose and a light golden colour indicates lightness and subtlety. A refined, well balanced malt scotch whisky in taste, made all the more rewarding by its unpeated style and light, yet complex taste. Appearance: Golden yellow. Clear and bright Nose: Sweet, with toffee and popcorn aromas. Slightly nutty, wi...


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Isle of Arran 10 years old 46%

Isle of Arran 10 years old 46%

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Highland

$91.90

A superb example of all that is good about Arran. 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 touch of cinnamo...


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Deanston 'Virgin Oak' finish 46.3%

Deanston 'Virgin Oak' finish 46.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46.3%

Volume: 700ml

$67.20

Virgin Oak refers to casks that have not had any previous contents (bourbon, sherry) and being so fresh, the oak really shines through with flavours of vanilla, lemon zest, fresh apples and spices (particularly nutmeg). Bottled at 46.3%


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