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 fantastic Benromach from 1976. This has been matured in a combination of refill and first fill she..
€759.99 Ex Tax: €628.09
A semi-official bottling of Glen Grant from Gordon and Macphail's Rare Vintage series. This was ..
€749.99 Ex Tax: €619.83
Glenglassaugh 1975 cask 2180, hand selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker, demonstrates the ..
€748.99 Ex Tax: €619.00
Aged entirely in Sherry casks (1st fill and refill), this is classic old style Macallan with rich fr..
€737.80 Ex Tax: €609.75
An amazing single cask of Glenglassaugh single malt that has spent it's entire 41 years in a ref..
€718.12 Ex Tax: €593.49
Part of a series known by many collectors as 'Dumpy Bottle'. This 18 Year Old was distilled by Sp..
€700.00 Ex Tax: €578.51
A very highly rated version of Lochside, a distillery that unfortunately never really go the attenti..
€688.62 Ex Tax: €569.11
Distilled in 1962 by the Dailuaine Distillery and bottled by Wm. Cadenhead in August 1985. Some c..
€688.62 Ex Tax: €569.11
A smooth and very well balanced vintage bottling of Highland Park that spent its entire life in a fi..
€639.42 Ex Tax: €528.45
A rare 35 year old Benromach that comes from the old period before the distillery was mothballed in ..
€620.99 Ex Tax: €513.21
Mosstowie was a short lived single malt that was only produced from 1964 to 1981 at the Miltonduff D..
€614.84 Ex Tax: €508.13
A rare whisky because this is made using the distillery's more peaty/smoky distilate which is on..
€600.00 Ex Tax: €495.87
A fastastic rare bottling of Mortlach from Gordon and MacPhail's Rare Vintage series. This was m..
€599.99 Ex Tax: €495.86
Awarded a 'Liquid Gold' rating in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. This is a superb 42 ye..
€595.00 Ex Tax: €491.74
A richly flavoured and very hard to find expression of Lagavulin. The Feis Ile bottlings are all mad..
€592.70 Ex Tax: €489.84
A rare old Brora from the last year of production before it closed permanently in 1983. The 1980'..
€590.24 Ex Tax: €487.80