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.
From the Glen Elgin Distillery in Speyside. This whisky is made in an experimental fashion, some of ..
€300.00 Ex Tax: €247.93
A semi-official bottling of Glen Grant from Gordon and Macphail's Rare Vintage series. This was ..
€749.99 Ex Tax: €619.83
Part of the single cask series, carefully selected by Master Distiller, Billy Walker, this is a 30 y..
€433.50 Ex Tax: €358.26
Released in July 2018, the GlenAllachie 12 Year Old is the flagship within the GlenAllachie range. H..
€51.95 Ex Tax: €42.93
A 15-year-old expression of GlenAllachie single malt. This has been matured in a combination o..
€70.95 Ex Tax: €58.64
Master Distiller Billy Walker (previously BenRiach) bought GlenAllachie in 2017. The 18 Year Old has..
€103.95 Ex Tax: €85.91
One of four GlenAllachie whiskies that have been released in July 2018. The 25 Year Old has been mat..
€244.95 Ex Tax: €202.44
After sampling a vast range of casks from the GlenAllachie warehouse, which contains over ..
€69.95 Ex Tax: €57.81
This gorgeous ruby red malt has been matured for over eight years in American Oak Barrels. It was th..
€65.95 Ex Tax: €54.50
This, like most Glendronach malts relies heavily on sherry cask ageing. Still one of the best bargai..
€54.75 Ex Tax: €45.25
A staff favourite at the Celtic Whiskey Shop. The Glenfarclas 105 is bottled at a jaw-dropping 60% a..
€75.00 Ex Tax: €61.98
An excellent introduction to the 'Sherried' style of Glenfarclas. This has some lovely, juic..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €49.59
Often rated as the most balanced and richest tasting of the core range of Glenfarclas single malts. ..
€80.99 Ex Tax: €66.93
A superbly balanced edition of Glenfarclas with lots of sherry cask character that never becomes too..
€95.00 Ex Tax: €78.51
Originally released as a travel exclusive, this Glenfarclas stays true to its typical distillery pro..
€94.00 Ex Tax: €77.69
A much loved and richly flavoured single malt from Glenfarclas. This has a wonderful balance and lik..
€110.00 Ex Tax: €90.91