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.
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
This Cragganmore Single Malt has been finished in Port pipes. Lots of fruity flavours with hints of ..
€72.50 Ex Tax: €59.92
A robust and surprisingly richly flavoured Speysider. This has a little bit of everything, from dyna..
€68.00 Ex Tax: €56.20
A highly rated 17 year old from this very under rated distillery. The distillery has some traditiona..
€145.00 Ex Tax: €119.83
Almost like liquidised Christmas cake, Dalmore 12 Year Old packs in plenty of flavour but never seem..
€66.00 Ex Tax: €54.55
Dalmore 25 Year Old Single Malt was first launched in 2013. It has been initially matured&..
€1,003.00 Ex Tax: €828.93
An phenomonal example of the blending skills of Mastiller Distiller Richard Paterson, the Dalmo..
€7,606.00 Ex Tax: €6,285.95
Dalmore more 45 Year Old Single Malt is one of the most special and exceptional whiskies to come out..
€12,619.00 Ex Tax: €10,428.93
A big and bold single malt that is designed to be partnered with a cigar of a similar character. Thi..
€116.00 Ex Tax: €95.87
Created by Master Distiller Richard Paterson, the Dalmore King Alexander III has had six different c..
€212.50 Ex Tax: €175.62
Expect plenty of Port wood spice and a viscous mouthfeel with rich red fruits. This expression ..
€85.00 Ex Tax: €70.25
Finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. Similar to all Dalwhinnie's, this whisky has a lot of honey ch..
€74.00 Ex Tax: €61.16
Initially matured in 2nd fill Bourbon casks before being finished in 1st fill Bourbon casks, th..
€108.00 Ex Tax: €89.26
A popular deluxe blend that has more depth and a little more smoke than the standard white label Dew..
€45.00 Ex Tax: €37.19