The World Atlas of Whisky by Dave Broom 2nd edition
No.3 London Dry Gin 46%
No. 3 is a London Dry gin made especially for Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchants, situated at 3, St. Jame's Street, London. The gin itself is produced by De Kuyper Royal distillers in Holland, it is heady with the aroma and taste of juniper, floral notes and plenty of citric zing and a gingery spice of coriander.
Longmorn 'Signatory' 1990 / 26 years old 51%
The Longmorn distillery in Speyside produced a complex, delicate and layered style of whisky, often with orange blossom, honeysuckle, honey and home-baking notes that becomes citric and drying on the finish. A very long-lasting and complex whisky selected by Signatory Vintage from just 2 cask and bottled and a natural strength of 51%
Glenfarclas 'Family Cask' 1987 / 2017 #1851 52.6%
The Family Cask series are an iconic range of whiskies, selected from individual casks dating from 1954 through to 2004 from the Glenfarclas distillery in Speyside. This special release comes from a single refill sherry butt that was filled in 1987 and matured for 30 years before bottling. Glenfarclas of this age are elegant and refined, offerin...
Lp8 - Elements of Islay 53.5% 500ml
Lp8 is the latest release from the Elements of Islay series, distilled at the world famous Laphroaig distillery on Islay. This cask-strength bottling is from three ex-Madeira casks that were filled with spirit in 1998 and then bottled in 2017. The aroma is distinctily and clasically Laphroaig - briney, tarry and medicinal notes are mixed with fr...
Old Pulteney 12 years old 40%
Hailing from one of Scotland's most notherly distilleries, Old Pulteney resides in the old fishing village of Wick. Pulteney's whiskies are known for their gentle honeyed, vanilla sweetness, and a touch of marzipan nuttyness. The distinctive slightly salty tang tells of the distilleries home by the sea. A great introductory dram for those new to...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2004 / 2015 46%
Distilled at the Caol Ila (pronounced cull-eela) distillery on Islay in 2004, this expression is a beautiful example of the combination of the fruit and peat smoke flavours Caol Ila is famous for. The nose has a soft fruity (apple, lime) tone that is surrounded by a rich peat smoke flavour, carrying a slightly peppery spice and a salty edge in t...
Kilchoman 2009 Vintage 46%
Selected from a combination of casks all originally laid down at Kilchoman in 2009, this is the latest single vintage release from Islay's farm distillery. Filled into a combination of mostly fresh and refill ex-bourbon casks along with three ex-sherry Oloroso butts, the aroma is classic Kilchoman - soft peat smoke is combined with plenty of lem...
Springbank 15 years old 46%
The 15 year old from is a classic example of this old distillery's distinctive style - notes of damp and dusty old warehouses, hints of sea brine are joined by rich, complex flavours of fruit cake, toffee, marzipan (almond) and a background of very subtle peat smoke. The oaky, woody flavours that have developed during maturation give this dram a...
Glen Scotia 'Double Cask' 46%
Situated at the foot of the Kintyre peninsula in the historic whisky producing region of Campbeltown, Glen Scotia has had a bit of a make-over of late with the release of three impressive new expressions. The 'Double Cask' is Finished in a selection of first fill bourbon and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The nose is an intriguing combination of ri...
Benromach 10 years old 100 proof 57%
This high strength bottling from the Benromach distillery has a rich and powerful character, with fruit notes of green apples and dried fruit combining with vanilla and creamy malted barley flavours that are rounded by a spicy crack of black pepper and a late whiff of peat smoke. A big, warming whisky from one of Speyside's smallest distillery.
Clynelish 'Signatory' 1996 / 20 years old UCF 46%
One of the most distinctive whiskies in all of Scotland is the Clynelish distillery from the village of Brora. This new bottling from Signatory Vintage comes from a single refill Sherry butt in which the spirit aged for 20 years. The aroma has notes of orchard and dried fruits joined by brandy snaps and brown sugar, with the classic waxy, honeyc...
An Cnoc 'Blas' 54%
Blas is the Gaelic word for 'taste', and this limited edition collaboration with Scottish designer Pattrick Grant was matured in both Spanish and American oak and most excitingly for fans of the distillery, this was bottled at cask strength. Densely fruity and sweet, the distillery character shines through with hints of orange peel, vanilla and ...