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.
This is the core bottling of the Bowmore range and consistently offers impressive quality at an affo..
€54.00 Ex Tax: €44.63
The 15 Year Old is Bowmore's heavily sherried whisky and has seen a period of finishing in ..
€77.00 Ex Tax: €63.64
A highly rated expression from Bowmore that has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and O..
€98.00 Ex Tax: €80.99
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our first Single Cask exclusive from the Bruichladdich D..
€150.00 Ex Tax: €123.97
A peaty whisky from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, this 2011-vintage Port Charlotte was disti..
€135.00 Ex Tax: €111.57
Part of the Cask Exploration series, the Port Charlotte OLC: 01 was distilled in 2010 from Scot..
€152.00 Ex Tax: €125.62
Originally released for the Travel Retail Market, this 8 Year Old Bruichladdich has bountiful floral..
€70.00 Ex Tax: €57.85
By rebranding the whisky, and bottling at a higher strength without filtration Bunnahabhai..
€200.00 Ex Tax: €165.29
A great 25 year old single malt that has some rich chocolate, spice and dried fruit flavours. A real..
€402.99 Ex Tax: €333.05
Part of Bunnahabhain's peated core range, the moine. The Toiteach A Dha, means Smoky two in Scot..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €49.59
A smooth and elegant Speyside single malt that is extremely popular in Spain. Cardhu is crisp and li..
€52.99 Ex Tax: €43.79
Chivas Brother are an old company who can trace their roots back to 1801 when the company were based..
€45.00 Ex Tax: €37.19
The first blended malt in the Diageo Special Releases, featuring malt from every operational Diageo ..
€160.00 Ex Tax: €132.23
The fourth release of Convalmore in the Diageo Special Releases, the Convalmore 32 Year Old. Aged in..
€1,150.00 Ex Tax: €950.41
Atteractively floral and smooth with flavours of honey, heather, fruit salad and barley sugar. Often..
€55.00 Ex Tax: €45.45
Distilled in 2005, this Cragganmore Single Malt has been finished in Port pipes and bottled in 2018...
€72.50 Ex Tax: €59.92