Scottish Whisky

Scotland is renowned both for its single malt and its blended whiskies. A single malt whisky is a product of a single distillery made using a local source of water and malted barley, aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels, and of an alcoholic strength of at least 40% vol. The great strength of Scottish single malts is that it often reflects perfectly its environment. For example, Islay and island malts often bear the briny imprint of maturation in warehouses close to cold northern seas, whereas the softness and smoothness of lowland malts reflect the gentler climate of southern Scotland. Blended Scotch is a product of blending malts and grain whisky from different distilleries. The aim is generally to produce a smooth, easy to enjoy whisky for both drinking and in some cases mixing. The production of Scotch whisky can be broken down into seven key stages commonly known as the “seven steps to heaven” – Malting(converting starch into sugar), Kilning( stopping the conversion), Milling(grinding the barley), Mashing(extracting the sugar from the barley), Fermentation(turning the sugar into alcohol), Distillation(turning the alcohol into high proof spirit), Maturation(turning the spirit into whisky). If the kilning is done using a peat fire, the whisky will have a smokey/peaty flavour. If maturation takes place in a barrel formerly used to mature Bourbon, the whisky will have flavours of caramel, toffee and vanilla. If the spirit is matured in former Sherry barrels it will have flavours of rich fruits such as raisins, dates and sultanas.

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Scottish Whisky

Benriach 17 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Finish New In

Benriach 17 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Finish

70cl

A rich and flavour packed expression of Benriach that has been finished in Pedro Ximenez sweet sherr..

€74.99 Ex Tax: €60.97

Famous Grouse

70 cl

Formulated by Matthew Gloag in 1896 this iconic brand has been the biggest selling blended Scotch..

€28.99 Ex Tax: €23.57

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old

70 cl

This is Glenmorangie's Sherry cask finished whisky. You could be forgiven for thinking that Lasa..

€59.99 Ex Tax: €48.77

Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Matured

70cl

The classic Macallan of old. Unfortunately these days it is getting harder to source Macallan that h..

€92.95 Ex Tax: €75.57

Macallan Sienna

70 cl

As part of Macallan's 1824 series this carries no age statement but has been solely matured in Sh..

€100.00 Ex Tax: €81.30

Macallan Rare Cask New In

Macallan Rare Cask

70cl

This expression of Macallan was originally released for the travel retails market but is now becomin..

€285.00 Ex Tax: €231.71

Caol Ila Distillers Edition

70 cl

A sweeter, grapier tasting version of Caol Ila that has been finished in Moscatel wine casks. These ..

€81.99 Ex Tax: €66.66

Caol Ila 18 Year Old - Diageo Special Releases 2017 New In

Caol Ila 18 Year Old - Diageo Special Releases 2017

70cl

Known for it's peaty flavour, we were pleasantly surprised with the launch of an unpeated versio..

€109.00 Ex Tax: €88.62

Macallan Select Oak 100cl New In

Macallan Select Oak 100cl

100cl

Part of the 1824 collection, the Macallan Select Oak was originally released for the Travel Retail m..

€80.00 Ex Tax: €65.04

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask New In

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

70cl

Having been aged in both American oak and Sherry casks, the Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask has not..

€73.00 Ex Tax: €59.35

Dalmore Cigar Malt New In

Dalmore Cigar Malt

70cl

A big and bold single malt that is designed to be partnered with a cigar of a similar character. Thi..

€117.99 Ex Tax: €95.93

Dalmore 18 Year Old Single Malt New In

Dalmore 18 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

An initial period of 14 years ageing in American oak casks is followed by a further 4 years in old 3..

€131.99 Ex Tax: €107.31

Balvenie 17 Year Old Doublewood New In

Balvenie 17 Year Old Doublewood

70cl

A superbly crafted single malt that is the next level up from the equally impressive Balvenie 12 Yea..

€162.50 Ex Tax: €132.11

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original

70 cl

The core release in the Glenmorangie range is this their 10 year old 'Original'. Since rebra..

€50.99 Ex Tax: €41.46

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old

70 cl

Chivas Brother are an old company who can trace their roots back to 1801 when the company were based..

€41.99 Ex Tax: €34.14

Oban 14 Year-Old

70 cl

The 14 year old expression is the core bottling from Oban distillery and was an original member of D..

€71.00 Ex Tax: €57.72