Scottish Whisky

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.

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Scottish Whisky

Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice

70cl

Inspired by the North in the Game of Thrones series which is renowned for its cold winters and icy l..

€54.00 Ex Tax: €43.90

GlenDronach 12 Year Old

70cl

This, like most Glendronach malts relies heavily on sherry cask ageing. Still one of the best bargai..

€54.75 Ex Tax: €44.51

Auchentoshan Valinch

70cl

The Valinch takes its name from the tool used to extract samples from a maturing cask of whisky. The..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Strathisla 12 Year Old

70cl

A classic Speyside single malt that has been given some careful ageing in sherry casks. Quite che..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Benromach Peat Smoke 2008

70cl

Packed with pungent, smoky flavours thanks to a peating level of 47ppm. This style of whisky is only..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Glendronach Peated Single Malt

70cl

A bit of a departure from the classic style of Glendronach. This bottling leans towards the old fash..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Glendronach The Heilan 8 Year Old

70cl

A new-ish expression of Glendronach that has been aged in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry ..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Macallan Amber

70cl

A smooth, malty and sherry tinged single malt. Forget that this does not carry an age statement, it ..

€54.99 Ex Tax: €44.71

Glengoyne 10 Year-Old

70cl

Like other Glengoyne whiskies this is completely unpeated and has a light, delicate character. Lots ..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Glenrothes 10 Year Old

70cl

This is a 10 year old single malt and is the entry level whisky of the Soleo collection, a seri..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Aberfeldy 12 Year Old

70cl

A great all rounder of a whisky that has a gentle touch of peat along with some biscuity/malty flavo..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Aberlour 10 Year Old Forest Reserve New In

Aberlour 10 Year Old Forest Reserve

70cl

The name Forest Reserve makes reference to the distilleries attempts at conserving forestr..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Cragganmore 12 Year Old

70cl

Atteractively floral and smooth with flavours of honey, heather, fruit salad and barley sugar. Often..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Glen Garioch Founders Reserve

70cl

Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve is the introduction malt to the new Glen Garioch single malt rang..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

70cl

A subtle and smooth whisky, encompassing the best of the Lowland style. This is the replacement to t..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Hazelburn 10 Year Old

70cl

A unique, triple distilled single malt that is now part of the core range of Springbank Distillery&#..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72