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 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
A superb Sherry cask matured malt that is packed full of sweet, dried fruit flavours with some tangy..
€159.00 Ex Tax: €131.41
This non-chilled filtered cask strength Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition has been matured ..
€105.00 Ex Tax: €86.78
The Glenfiddich 15 Year Old is a uniquely aged single malt that has been aged in European, American ..
€65.00 Ex Tax: €53.72
Specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker, this 40 Year Old Single Malt Highland whisky ha..
€1,400.00 Ex Tax: €1,157.02
Like other Glengoyne whiskies this is completely unpeated and has a light, delicate character. Lots ..
€58.00 Ex Tax: €47.93
This was introduced in 2012 as the replacement to the 17 year old. It has been very well received an..
€126.00 Ex Tax: €104.13
A great after dinner malt that like other Glengoyne whiskies is completely unpeated. This has taken ..
€183.99 Ex Tax: €152.06
The 25 year old is one of the newest releases from Glengoyne and it has had some great reviews. This..
€420.00 Ex Tax: €347.11
This is the eighth batch of the highly acclaimed Glengoyne Cask Strength series. Bottled at 59...
€85.00 Ex Tax: €70.25
This is the second chapter in the Glengoyne Legacy Series. A single malt whisky which has ..
€77.00 Ex Tax: €63.64
Glengoyne Teapot Batch No. 007 has been created in remembrance of the days when workers at Glengoyne..
€132.80 Ex Tax: €109.76
Finished in Amontillado Sherry casks, the 2004 Distillery Edition was bottled in 2016.
€74.00 Ex Tax: €61.16
A unique edition from the Speyside distillers, the 12-year-old Glenlivet is matured in first-fi..
€62.00 Ex Tax: €51.24