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

Glenfarclas Family Reserve £511.19s.Od

70cl

A very special Glenfarclas that was released to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Grant Family&..

€155.00 Ex Tax: €128.10

Dalmore 18 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

An initial period of 14 years ageing in American oak casks is followed by a further 4 years in old 3..

€155.00 Ex Tax: €128.10

BenRiach 22 Year Old Albariza - Peated

70cl

A limited release from Benriach that has been matured in American oak casks and then finished in Ped..

€155.00 Ex Tax: €128.10

Lagavulin 12 Year-Old Cask Strength

70cl

A powerful expression of Lagavulin that has been entirely matured in refill Bourbon casks before bei..

€154.44 Ex Tax: €127.63

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte OLC:01 2010 New In

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte OLC:01 2010

70cl

Part of the Cask Exploration series, the Port Charlotte OLC: 01 was distilled in 2010 from Scot..

€152.00 Ex Tax: €125.62

Tomatin Contrast Sherry and Bourbon Casks

2 bottles each containing 35cl.

This is a twin pack with two half bottles of Tomatin. One has been exclusively aged in Bourbon casks..

€150.99 Ex Tax: €124.79

Bruichladdich Celtic Whiskey Shop Single Cask 10 Year Old

70cl

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our first Single Cask exclusive from the Bruichladdich D..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €123.97

Benriach 22 Year Old Moscatel Finish

70cl

A superb limited edition Benriach that has been finished in sweet moscatel wine casks which were sou..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €123.97

Benriach 22 Year Old Dunder - Peated

70cl

The BenRiach Dunder derives its name from Rum production. The residue cane juice left in the st..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €123.97

Auchentoshan 21 Year-Old

70cl

Described by Jim Murray as 'One of the finest Lowland whiskies of our time' in the 2010 Whis..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €123.97

Arran Smuggler Volume 3 'The Exciseman'

70cl

In the concluding third volume of the Arran Smugglers’ Series, this final bottling titled..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €123.97

Glendronach 1994 Oloroso Sherry Butt 54

70cl

One of the stars of Glendronach's eleventh batch of single cask releases. This has been entirely..

€149.52 Ex Tax: €123.57

Tullibardine Single Malt 10 Year Old 1980s

75cl

A 1980s bottling of Highland Distillery, Tullibardine 10 Year Old single malt. Old square-shape bott..

€147.56 Ex Tax: €121.95

Longmorn-Glenlivet 12 Year Old 1980s Gordon and MacPhail

75 cl

One of the better releases of Longmorn single malt whisky. This was released in the 1980s by Gordon ..

€147.56 Ex Tax: €121.95

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 1980s Bottling

75 cl

This is a bottle of Bunnahabhain 12 year old single malt from the 1980s. This style of bottle has no..

€147.56 Ex Tax: €121.95

Auchentoshan 10 Year Old 1980s Bottling

75cl

A rare 1980s bottling of Auchentoshan 10 year old. Triple distilled single malt, aged in oak casks. ..

€147.56 Ex Tax: €121.95