Gentleman Jack is a whisky of real refinement, charcoal-mellowed twice before its ageing process begins. In its recognisable monogrammed bottle and the granddaddy of all Jack Daniel offerings, any fan of the Daniel’s family simply has to add the Gentleman to their collection. Surprisingly sweet and enjoyable mellow, vanilla and brown sugar take centre stage with just a touch of charcoal. Short and sweet in its finish, a truly refined classic from the Daniel family.
A smart packaging job for this distillery-bottled expression of Benromach 10yo, which has been a big hit since its introduction in late 2009. Well done to G&M for making the standard release strength 43%.
A classic Speyside offering, Glenfiddich’s 12 Year Old blend spends time in both American and European oak casks, developing a truly distinguished flavour. Your traditional Speyside flavours are released as you open the bottle with a slightly floral, mineral-inspired malted aroma, with citrus honey and orchard fruit notes. The floral notes come to a head in the flavour, with spices carrying the drink to a new level, smoothness ruling throughout. A true benchmark of quality.
Matured in American bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak casks, this Glenfiddich offering is a fine and enjoyable choice. 15 years spent ageing makes this a staple of the distillery and one which every drinks cabinet should be home to. The nose is rich with sherry, bright citrus notes and dried oak. Its flavour enhances these notes with raisins and sherry, evoking Christmas cake, complete with light spicing. Oak lingers and takes centre stage as the end note fades.
This 18 year old offering from the core range of Glenfiddich is matured in a mixture of ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, delivering a sweet, smooth flavour. As you open the bottle you’ll enjoy the zest of grapefruit, fresh apples and spiced dried wood. When you taste you’ll enjoy all these bright fruit flavours candied and spiced with ginger. Complimentary notes toffee and sherry give the drink further character.
One of the most well-known distilleries in the land, this 21 year old Glenfiddich has all the flavours you want from an exceptional malt. Finished in specially selected Caribbean rum casks, rum-like notes come through in the nose alongside figs, caramel, evoking the festive period. The flavour is rich in spiced fruit depth, with ginger and lime standing out strongly. A long and dry finish is the perfect ending to a highly enjoyable drink.
Excellence is a 26 year old expression from Glenfiddich, aged exclusively in ex-bourbon casks sourced from the Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, which, like Glenfiddich, is independently owned by a Scottish family. Their first ongoing bourbon cask release, this is a fruit bomb of a whisky, with well-controlled spice from the long, American oak maturation.
The second release in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes. Hooray for teamwork!
The entry level bottle from the Glenkinchie Distillery, this 12 year old malt is rich in the classic flavours whisky lovers look for. The nose is light and fragrant, with cereal notes and a little barley sweetness most prominent. The flavour is fruity with notes of sweet Madeira, calvados and tannic oak flooding the mouth. Fresh and rounded, this dram is vibrantly refreshing with just a little gentle spice coming through.
An excellent 18 year old single malt from Glenlivet, this bottle is a classic Speyside offering which has won awards for its style and refinement. Classic flavours come through in a well-rounded and vibrant nose, fresh with sherried peel, apple blossom and chewy sultanas. On sipping you’ll enjoy the sharpness of tannic oak, walnuts, orange peel and manuka honey. Toasty cereals are spiced up and hints of fennel draw each sip to a satisfying close.
With gold medals under its belt this 21 year old Glenlivet is highly regarded and its taste stands up to its reputation. The nose is full and rich with woody notes, sandalwood and pine coming through with sharp resin. Potpourri and brown sugar also come through, wrapped in acacia honey and the palate too is full-bodied with oily walnuts, baking spices and fruitcake creating a delightful and enjoyable flavour.
Pale gold colour scotch whisky
Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange on nose
On palate sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears
With a hint of candy, toffee apples
Well-balanced and exceptionally smooth
2015 Silver Outstanding Medal Winner - International Wine & Spirits Competition
IWSC Awards Tasting Note: Nose opens with honey, apples, citrus and backing of parma violets. Full flowing entry into the mouth with intense honey richness perfectly balanced by toasty oak and ripe malt. Flavours roll across the palate with some attractive bitter-sweet notes. Lingering honey in long finish.
The talents of Scotland and America are combined in each bottle of Glenmorangie. The finest single malt whisky of Scotland is matured in American Mountain Oak casks, delivering the characteristic aromatic flavour of Glenmorangie. A light and inviting aromas only hints at the flavour, enticing you to taste the fresh and floral flavours within. Notes of vanilla balance gently alongside sweet orange and peach, the latter lingering in a satisfying aftertaste.
This 18 year old Glemorangie dram is an exquisite tropical offering. Matured for 15 years in bourbon casks before finishing in Oloroso sherry casks. This helps develop the warm, tropical fruit flavours and leads to a hugely satisfying flavour. The nose is rich in creamy honey, with Greek yoghurt notes, exotic spice and vibrant berries. The flavour is awash with citrus, honeyed sweetness and strong hits of oak. A classic Glenmorangie malt.
Finished in Oloroso sherry casks, Glenmorangie Lasanta is a warm, toasty single malt that takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic for warmth and passion. The nose is creamily sweet, with caramel, chocolate-covered fruit and sweet spices blended perfectly. The mouth feel is voluptuously thick, honeyed raisins, beeswax, vanilla ice cream and oaky dryness melt together in perfect harmony. A little spice and bitter cacao bring this dram to an excellent close.
Like the nectar of the gods, Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or is an elegent, vinous single malt that will send you into raptures. Sauternes finish helps to deliver the sweet, vine flavours and enures the fruity notes are bold and inviting. A nose full of dessert wines and barley sweetness gives way to a full-bodied flavour, with cereal notes supporting the more wine-like characteristics. Oaky tannins support a light spice which help lead to a rounded finish.
Glenmorangie's Quinta Ruban 12 Year Old is a fantastic Port cask finished expression, and now the distillery has developed upon the recipe with The Quinta Ruban 14 Year Old! The whisky is initially matured in bourbon casks before being moved over to ruby Port casks, imparting waves of scrumptious fruit and chocolate notes to the spirit. Superb as a postprandial dram.
Beautifully packaged as a testament to the quality of the dram, Glenmorangie Signet is intense and deep with chocolate malty flavours. The nose of this offering is wonderfully rich, with chocolate raisins, citrus peels and old-fashioned cocktail flavours. The palate is sweet and syrupy thick with dry cinnamon, strong hits of cocoa and of course that archetypal malt which makes this Glenmorangie dram so moreish. Pleasant dry notes bring the drink to a close in refined, elegant style.
A wonderfully peaty expression from the Glenturret Distillery, offering up a well-balanced flavour profile of nutty malt, oaky smoke and vibrant citrus. Ought to make for a great postprandial dram, this one.
A wonderful single pot still whiskey, Green Spot is fabulous stuff, and much loved by the critics.
Hints of peppermint, malt, sweet barley, sugary porridge, creamy vanilla, papaya and citrus.
Spicy and soft, gentle bourbon oak, green woods, menthol, potpourri.
Creamy, long finish, vanilla.
A green and crunchy entry in the Hakushu Range, combining whisky of a wide variety of ages, from across the range of casks used by the distillery to create a gently smoky dram, packed with fruity flavour.
Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old Japanese blended whisky has been highly recommended by many whisky connoisseurs and industry experts. A full and vibrant nose greets you on opening, with honey, wax, resin and oak coming through. In terms of flavour you’ll enjoy all of these and more, with cooked fruit, chopped nuts and creamy custard added into the mix. Complex is one word for it, delicious is another!
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand's trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.
View deep amber colour with red tones. Floral nose, fruity, bright and spicy, caramel. Light smoke and burning wood campfire the next morning. Jasmine, chai tea, sandalwood, leather, snuff, pine resin and bread. Boca Tostado: vanilla, honey, caramel with some nice fruit, blueberries and black cherries. Chai spices - nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest.
What did one rye say to the other in a bottle of High West Double Rye!?
"This whiskey sure is big enough for the both of us!"
High West Double Rye! is made by blending two very distinct rye whiskies together, a lively 2-year-old and a sweeter 16-year-old that was made with a higher proportion of corn. It's the kind of idea that makes everyone in the saloon stop and stare, including the old fella playing piano in the corner.
American Prairie Bourbon is named after the impressive 5,000 square mile wildlife reserve in northeastern Montana, the largest in the lower 48 states. High West are also donating 10% of post tax profits from this whiskey to the project.
The whiskey itself is a small-batch blend of two straight Bourbons, a 6 year from Seagrams in Lawrenceberg, Indiana and a 10 year old from Four Roses with a higher rye content in the mashbill by comparison:
A no-age statement blended straight rye whiskey from Utah's High West Distillery Co., Rendezvous has already picked up a gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Whisky is a distilled spirit obtained from the fermented mash of grains including barley, rye, corn and wheat. Unlike other spirits made from fermented grain, it is the unique maturation process in oak that sets it apart.