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 uncommonly exquisite 25 year old liquid is a non-chill filtered marriage of sherried, oaky flav..
€540.21 Ex Tax: €446.45
A hard to find Laphroaig release that has been exclusively aged in first fill American oak barrels a..
€115.00 Ex Tax: €95.04
Having been matured in four different types of cask - Ex-Bourbon casks, Quarter casks, virgin Americ..
€82.00 Ex Tax: €67.77
Assembled from the richest and fullect flavoured casks available at Laphroaig Distillery. This conta..
€118.95 Ex Tax: €98.31
One of our favourite recent Laphroaig releases. This combines the traditional highly peated, smoky i..
€103.95 Ex Tax: €85.91
The quarter cask takes its name from the small barrels that have been used for the final part of the..
€59.99 Ex Tax: €49.58
The Triple Wood expression of Laphroaig is a uniquely matured single malt that has been initially ag..
€74.99 Ex Tax: €61.98
A richly flavoured 18 year old that has been double distilled at Springbank and was made using heavi..
€125.00 Ex Tax: €103.31
A pungently smoky single malt with aromas reminiscent of wet bonfires, then some flavours of poached..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €49.59
4 x 3cl
Our next tasting pack from Celtic Whiskey — bespoke, virtual tastings which will be available ..
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Having been aged in both American oak and Sherry casks, the Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask has not..
€89.00 Ex Tax: €73.55
The classic Macallan of old. Unfortunately these days it is getting harder to source Macallan that h..
€79.95 Ex Tax: €66.07
This 12 Year Old Macallan has been matured in a mixture of European sherry casks, American sherry ca..
€89.00 Ex Tax: €73.55
Matured exclusively in hand-picked, sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez, Spain, this highly sought ..
€2,000.00 Ex Tax: €1,652.89
The fifth release to come from the Macallan Edition series, which was created to demonstrate the ext..
€130.00 Ex Tax: €107.44
Machrie Moor is Arran's peated single malt and it takes its name from the wild and rugged moor o..
€49.00 Ex Tax: €40.50