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.
A 2019 Re-release of the Arran Quarter Cask, this has been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels ..
€57.00 Ex Tax: €47.11
Sauternes is a famous sweet wine from the Bordeaux region of France that is widely considered to be ..
€56.99 Ex Tax: €47.10
Distilled and matured in Lochranza, this Arran Single Malt has been matured exclusively in sherry ho..
€64.00 Ex Tax: €52.89
A delicate and light version of Auchentoshan's triple distilled malt. One of the most popular wh..
€45.00 Ex Tax: €37.19
A superb 18 year old from Auchentoshan distillery. This has been entirely aged in ex-bourbon barrels..
€93.99 Ex Tax: €77.68
This is one to go for if you really like sherry cask matured whiskies. The Three Wood has been prima..
€65.00 Ex Tax: €53.72
A smooth and grassy single malt with harmonious flavours of vanilla, cream, citrus and honey. Bottle..
€68.00 Ex Tax: €56.20
Aged in a mix of first-fill and refill American oak along with first-fill sherry butts. This is an e..
€105.00 Ex Tax: €86.78
A superbly crafted single malt that is the next level up from the equally impressive Balvenie 12 Yea..
€162.50 Ex Tax: €134.30
The top whisky in the core range of Balvenie single malts. As the name suggests this is matured in t..
€550.00 Ex Tax: €454.55
A great new addition to the Balvenie portfolio. These releases are a series of single cask whiskies,..
€97.00 Ex Tax: €80.17
This is a significant release of Benriach. It is the first core release made from whisky distilled a..
€50.00 Ex Tax: €41.32
Initially matured in American Bourbon barrels, this Speyside single malt was additionally finis..
€165.00 Ex Tax: €136.36
The new BenRiach 30 Year Old Authenticus has been brought out to replace the 25 Year Old and it does..
€525.00 Ex Tax: €433.88
A fantastic Benromach from 1976. This has been matured in a combination of refill and first fill she..
€759.99 Ex Tax: €628.09
Part of a series known by many collectors as 'Dumpy Bottle'. This 18 Year Old was distilled by Sp..
€700.00 Ex Tax: €578.51