Scotch, Vintage & Collectibles, Whisky
Ardmore Highland Single Malt 12 Year Old Port Wood Finish
A 2015 addition to the Ardmore range – this 12 year old single malt was initially matured in American white oak bourbon casks before being transferred over to Port pipes for a finishing period. Its time in the Port pipes has imparted wine-like sweetness to the whisky, with further hints of juicy grape and flamed orange peel along the way.
Nose : Old-fashioned peatiness on the nose, quickly joined by summer berries, red grapes and old oak.
Palate : Flamed orange peel and mellow peat up front, joined by a little vanilla from the bourbon casks.
Finish : A light, honey’d finish, with a final flash of wine sweetness.SKU: ZARM01-NV00700-WS
BenRiach Curiositas Aged 10 Years
Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion after 10 years of maturation. Curiositas is a distinctive and welcome addition to the Speyside scene.
Nose: Sweet grassy malt, succulent fudge and hints of smoke and heather lead. A touch of malmsey underneath with fragrant honey and mellow oak.
Palate: Caramelised sugar and strong cereal flavours form the core. Marshmallows, ripe stone fruit and a warm nuttiness develop while peppery spice tingles in the backdrop with green wood smoke.
Finish: Bittersweet with slight suggestions of dry oak, beeswax and fennel.SKU: BNR04-NV00700-WS
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The Revival is the first expression released from Glenglassaugh distillery after being mothballed for more than 20 years. The Glenglassaugh Revival has been matured in a balanced mix of ex-red wine and fresh bourbon casks, vatted and re-racked for double maturation in rich sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
- Colour : Copper
- Nose : Sweet caramel and toffee with notes of nutty sherry, milk chocolate and honey. Ripe plums, red berries and oranges. Caramelised sugar and earthy, charred oak.
- Palate : Sweet, rounded and creamy. Oranges, plums, cherries and walnuts, chocolate, honey-mead, sherry and soft, spiced oak.
BenRiach Sherry Wood Aged 12 Years
This luscious 12-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is unconventionally made using three facets of sherry cask maturation: full sherry cask maturation, combined with Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry cask finishing, for unexpected layers of fruit sweetness and toasted oak spice.
Nose: Sherry cask maturation at its most fruity and luscious. Baked fruit salad with fig, pear, apricot and glacé cherry in mandarin syrup. Honey glazed flan with crème-caramel and toasted vanilla pod add to the multi-layered sweetness.
Palate: A rich fruit cocktail of honeyed fig, baked pineapple and sultana fuse with chocolate fondant and muscovado sugar, lifted by mandarin cream, ground nutmeg and vanilla.
Finish: Savour nectarine, candied grape and star anise, lingering into the dessert-like sherried finish.SKU: BNR06-NV00700-WS
The Glendronach Peated Port Wood
The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood is a rare example of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, made in the ‘old style’, from malted barley dried with Highland peat. Inspired by the historical import of casked port into Scotland during the nineteenth century, the peated spirit has then undergone a final maturation in the finest port pipes, from the Douro Valley in Portugal. The whisky maker has hand-selected and expertly combined these port pipes, to create a rare and surprising expression of The GlenDronach. The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood is bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered and natural colour.
- Colour : Dark amber with a ruby heart
- Nose : Wild strawberries dusted with cinnamon sugar, filled with sweet wood smoke. A warming hint of black pepper and a sprig of mint appear in the back note.
- Taste : Crisp, tart cranberry juice, flooded with waves of Highland smoke, sweetens to red berry compote, with rich, stewed barley.
The Glendronach Port Wood
Made by our craftsmen using the same, time-honoured methods passed down through generations for almost two hundred years, The GlenDronach’s rich, full bodied Highland spirit has been matured in the distillery’s signature Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, followed by a second maturation in some of the finest port pipes from the majestic Douro Valley of Portugal. Expertly selected and married by The GlenDronach Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie, The GlenDronach Port Wood is a rich and fruity ten-year-old limited release to be savoured.
- Colour : Intense cherry wood.
- Nose : Breathe in delightful waves of Victoria plum, bramble and strawberry jam with top notes of cherry blossom and honeysuckle on a base of sandalwood and ginger.
- Taste : Layers upon layers of rich fruits. Sip blackberry and roasted apple crumble with freshly baked gingerbread, developing into a baked orange and black cherry.
Vintage & Collectibles, Whisky
Acorn’s Caol Ila 2011 6 Year Old (Friends of Oak)
Volume 700 ML Alcohol Degree 46% Cask Type Bourbon Barrel Brand Name Acorn Limited Color – Aroma Peat incense with a slight alcohol feeling. Smoke of bonfire on the beach. Menthol, orange peel, gradually cream, vanilla. Taste The aroma and sweetness of peated malt, the sourness of the fruit and the warm astringency spread in a balanced manner. Finish Peat feel like a sweet spice that lasts lightly for a long time.SKU: ZFOO01-NV00700-WS
The Glendronach Revival 15 Years
After ceasing production in 2015, The GlenDronach Revival Aged 15 years now returns to the core range of the distillery’s line-up. The expression embodies The GlenDronach’s signature style of Spanish Sherry Cask maturation in fine Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, quietly growing in stature for 15 years in the darkness of our dunnage warehouses.
In flavour, the expression offers sumptuous notes of dark fruits, rich chocolate and manuka honey with an enveloping, memorable finish worthy of this monumental malt’s history. This luxuriously sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered and natural in colour.
- Colour : Antique Bronze.
- Nose : An intoxicating burst of maraschino cherry, ripe bramble and dark chocolate mint with hints of orange bitters and walnut liquer.
- Taste : Honey-glazed apricot and ripe fig with a crescendo of black cherry, angelica and muscovado.
- Finish : Long and enveloping with dark manuka honey, herbal bitters and dark chocolate.
The Glendronach Allardice 18 Years
The GlenDronach Allardice 18 Year Old is a fitting tribute to the founder of our distillery. Matured in fine Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain, this richly sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky presents exquisite complexity, with dark treacle, allspice and walnut carrying on into the long, lingering finish.
The expression is bottled at 46%, non-chill filtered and natural in colour.
- Colour : Bright deep gold with a tawny centre.
- Nose : Sweet aromatics of fudge and muscovado sugar. Fruit compote and glacier Morello cherries provide added complexity.
- Taste : Rich, dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and allspice marry together with classical aged Oloroso and toasted walnut bread and chocolate orange.
- Finish : Tremendously long and complex.
Smokehead 18 Year Old
A release of 6,000 bottles of 18 year old Smokehead, packaged smartly in an “extra black” bottle. Full bodied and rich.
- Nose : Very peaty and smoky, rich and deep with notes of spice, herbal, some tropical fruit.
- Palate : Medium on palate entry, then builds with spices and peat smoke. Sweet oak, chocolate and peat.
- Finish : Long, fruity, cocoa.
BenRiach Aged 21 Years Classic
This beguiling Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been matured for at least twenty-one years in a combination of four types of casks: bourbon barrels, virgin oak casks, Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and red wine casks. The whisky from these four woods has then been expertly blended together by our Master Blender to create a multi-faceted and superbly balanced malt, with each cask type adding unique notes to the taste experience: vanilla, chocolate and red fruits, developing from BenRiach’s signature sweet barley and fruit-laden style.
Colour : Bright Autumn Gold
Nose : Ripe summer fruit compote with contrasting candied peel and a warming stem ginger background.
Palate : Soft vanilla and cinnamon give way to tangy red fruits and citrus peel. Barley sugars and honeyed malt build into the long, sweet and satisfying finish.SKU: BNR12-NV00700-WS
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The Glendronach Revival 15 Years 2015 Edition
- Nose : Instant Christmas cake and heavily sherried fruits, muscovado sugar, toffee, zingy chocolate orange, old leather – like an old brief case, polish, subtle hints of peat if you look closely (usually after a bottle is half finished and sat for a few weeks)
- Taste : Very rich, fruity oil, lots of treacle, toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, muscovado sugar, toasted oak and nuts with dried winter fruits. A decent amount of spice and cloves, hints of cinnamon and sugary honey.
- Finish : Quite long and lingering, spices with an orange tang, complex, more Christmas cake, dried dates and raisins.
BenRiach Temporis Aged 21 Years
Back in the 1970s, the BenRiach Distillery made the bold move of returning to distilling peated malt, at a time when most Speyside distillers had moved their focus towards unpeated malt distillation. Aged for over two decades, this is a rare opportunity to experience a peated single malt of this age in Speyside. To create BenRiach Temporis, our Master Blender has expertly married together an eclectic mix of four casks: Bourbon barrels, virgin oak, Pedro Ximénez sherry and Oloroso sherry.
Colour : Rich Amber
Nose : Caramelised pear and toasted oak spice fused with honeyed peat and smoked pinewood.
Taste : Smooth creamy peat builds uncover roasted orchard fruits and eucalyptus. Tropical pineapple and star anise gradually appear with smoked cinnamon embers, lingering long into the sweet and smoky finish.SKU: BNR15-NV00700-WS
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BenRiach Moscatel Wood Finish Aged 22 Years
From renowned Master Distiller Billy Walker comes a limited edition BenRiach Moscatel Wood Finish aged 22 years.
Launched today (16 November), this Single Malt Scotch Whisky offers notes of dark orange marmalade, cocoa and spiced honey.
At BenRiach we have one of the most innovative ranges of any Scottish distillery and the 22 year old continues a great tradition of experimentation with wood finishes.
This whisky was originally matured in American bourbon barrels before being finished in Moscatel wine casks from Portugal and Spain. During this second period of maturation, the spirit subtly interacts with the oak wood and takes on new flavours and aromas from the Moscatel wine cask.
The 22 year old is non chill filtered, natural in colour and bottled at 46% abv.
Our Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “Moscatel is a sweet fortified wine, hailing from Portugal and Spain, which adds a buttery-soft, spicy and fruity dimension to the whisky. The result is a superlative malt in the classic BenRiach style. It is lusciously rich, velvety and full-flavoured, delivering superb dried fruit and honeyed sweetness, like a good apple crumble.”
Rich gold mahogany.
A full, sumptuous nose consisting of dark orange marmalade, rich fig syrup and sweet dates. A dusting of cocoa and cinnamon followed by a gentle hint of garden mint adds a luxurious character.
Rich, velvety dark chocolate fondant topped with glazed maraschino cherries develops to plum cordial and spiced honey. The long finish is rounded with a gentle, earthy balance of nutmeg, stewed barley and old vintage leather.
A rich body laden with dark Mediterranean fruits and a complementary balance of warm spices and delicate oak characters.SKU: BNR30-NV00700-WS
BenRiach Dark Rum Aged 22 Years
Matured in the traditional style in American Bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in dark rum barrels, sourced from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. During this second period of maturation, the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Dark Rum barrel, ripe stone fruit infused with vanilla, ginger and tangerine peel. Bottled at natural colour and non-chill filtered.
Nose : Vanilla syrup and poached pears, dusted with sweet barley grist, combine with oak spice and candied peel to create a warm contrast.
Palate : Ripe yellow plums and nectarines infused with vanilla, ginger and tangerine peel. Wild flower honey combined with stewed barley creates an exceptionally luscious. A long finish with rich, dark sugars and warm oak spice of the dark rum casks combined perfectly with orchard fruits and fresh barley character of the classic BenRiach style. A truly exceptional example of the marriage between cask, maturation and spirit.SKU: BNR16-NV00700-WS
Dictador 2 Masters Laballe 1976
A 41-year-old Dictador Rum from a 1976 single vintage cask, finished in Bourbon barrels and then shipped to Laballe in Armagnac, where it further spent six months in an interesting Black Gascon oak cask, medium toasted.
Nose : Great complexity and soft vanilla extract, crème caramel, almond butter, banana leaf esters, punctuated by dried apples and figs, as well as powerful phenols.
Palate : It expands and coats the palate with rich dark chocolate, mocha and toasted pecans as an overlay to the more expansive sea-salt caramel and maple bar, going into a long supple finish that lingers with nice touches of caramel apple and high-grade marzipan.
Color : Dark and brooding mahogany with brass accents, going out into a fine light golden rim with high viscosity and nice ‘legs’ showing in the glass.
Matured in Black Gascon oak cask
Time of Finishing: 6 monthsSKU: DTD08-NV00700-RM
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Acorn’s Bunnahabhain 1997 20 Year Old (Friends of Oak)
Volume 700 ML Alcohol Degree 50.4% Matured In Ex-Bourbon Hogshead Brand Name Acorn Limited Color – Aroma Sweet and ashy, dark chocolate and raisins. Taste Fruity and smokey with toffee sweetness and salted caramel digestive biscuits.SKU: ZFOO02-NV00700-WS
BenRiach Authenticus Aged 30 Years
BenRiach Authenticus aged 30 years is a rare opportunity to experience peated Speyside single malt dating back to the 1980s. As the oldest expression in our peated range, we believe BenRiach Authenticus will impress with its distinguished profile. An unusually richly peated Speyside, Authenticus beguiles with its fusion of ripe, developed sweetness and aromatic peat smoke. 1 cask matured: bourbon barrels.
Colour: Polished red wood
Nose: A delightful balance of wild honey and peat combine perfectly with a touch of allspice. Distant soft fruits add hints of yellow pear, melon and peach to the sweet, smoky nose.
Palate: An exquisite combination of spiced oak, soft, creamy vanilla and summer fruits with a dusting of cocoa. An infusion of sweet peat reek gently builds, adding an intriguing herbal, smoky contrast to the unique character. In the finish, a rush of sweet, wild honey provides a lovely contrast to this lively, intense expression.SKU: BNR05-NV00700-WS