700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Back in the 1970’S, 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. BenRiach Temporis, meaning ‘time’ in Latin, emulates the original character and flavour of Speyside malts in the nineteenth century. 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, the Master Blender has expertly blended together an eclectic mix of four casks: Bourbon barrels, Virgin Oak,Pedro Ximenez Sherry and Oloroso Sherry. Distilled with peated malt from the North East of Scotland, BenRiach Temporis captures multi-faceted notes of caramelised pear and tropical fruits balanced with toasted oak spice, all engulfed by a honeyed peat smoke.
500 ml, 40.0% abv, New ZealandDunedin DoubleWood 16 year old is a master blend of 70% single malt, and 30% premium grain whisky produced from un-malted barley in the Willowbank Distillery. Aged for 6 years in American Bourbon barrels, before finishing for 10 in French Oak NZ wine barrels, giving ruby colour, depth of character and long-lasting, rich flavours. "A superb blended whisky from the now demolished Willowbank distillery in New Zealand, with complex fruit and oak flavours. The Dunedin is a really great whisky, complex and rich"
700 ml, 46.3% abv, Scotland (Islay)Meaning 'Smoky Two' in Scots Gaelic, Toiteach A Dhà (pronounced Toch-ach ah-ghaa) is a sequel to the original peaty paradox on Bunnahabhain’s gentle single malt. To create this Mòine variant, Senior Blender, Dr. Kirstie McCallum selected a combination of ex Bourbon and Sherry casks which were then matured in full, in the coastal warehouses on Bunnahabhain Bay. "With touches of smoke from peated malted barley, this whisky’s prickling strength emanates from the dram, while warming with a lingering, robust length and delicately sweet sherry influence"
700 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland )Speyside)
GlenAllachie distillery is an independent, Scottish owned and managed whisky company. GlenAllachie 12 year old, the heart of their range, is a landmark bottling. This is the first time the whiskies have been officially distillery released, their best casks selected and bottled under the careful eye of Master Distiller Billy Walker. Matured in a mixture of virgin oak, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Natural colour, non-chill filtered.
"honey, marzipan and bananas, with lashings of butterscotch, raisins and a delicate hint of mocha"
1000 ml, 40% abv, IrelandThe third expression released in this series, Bushmills Bourbon #3 Char Cask Reserve is the result of a long-standing relationship with master coopers from Louisville, Kentucky who reserve only the finest American white oak, custom-charred bourbon casks to mature this unique whiskey. The amount of char you give a cask has a significant impact on the flavour and this is what makes Bourbon #3 Char Cask Reserve so special. “The seasoned casks are emptied of Bourbon and re-charred before being shipped to the Old Bushmills Distillery where we fill them exclusively with triple-distilled Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey.”
“subtle notes of toasted oak, spices and crème brûlée with a long, rich and smooth finish”
150 ml, 40% abv, IrelandThis mini book gift pack, with three miniatures of the critically acclaimed Writers Tears ‘Copper Pot’ whiskey concealed within the ‘book, is a salute to the tradition of great Irish writers from Behan to Yeats and the many in between. The design of the mini-book gift pack is based on a leather bound book with extracts from Dubliners by James Joyce. (note: the actual item is not leather bound)
“The light music of whiskey falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.” – James Joyce, Dubliners.
A perfect gift for a literary friend, or to hide on your own bookcase for emergencies.
700 ml, 43% abv, Ireland
The notion that "single grain" describes a whiskey made with just one grain is a common misconception. Rather, the term refers to whiskey made in a single location using malted barley and at least one other grain. 94% of the mash bill for Kilbeggan Single Grain is made of corn, with the other 6% being malted barley.
Kilbeggan Single Grain is a sweet spirit that absorbs the flavours of the casks it ages in. After aging in ex-bourbon barrels, it is finished in a marriage of ex-bourbon and different fortified wine barrels."The caramel from the nose carries through, and then it finishes with a little heat and currants"
700 ml, 58.0% abv, Scotland (Islay)A cask strength single malt, from a mystery Islay distillery. The bottler, Vintage Malt Whisky, is not allowed to reveal much about this highly popular dram. (is it a young Lagavulin ?...well we just dont know) Finlaggan Cask Strength is a true whisky lover’s choice. Bottled at a hefty 58% abv, this dram has spice running through its core.
"Peppery peat. Soot and ash. Long and warming"
700ml 55.1% abv, Scotland, (Lowland)A 25 year old single grain cask , bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their Rare Auld series. Distilled 1991, bottled 2017 at 55.1% abv, 238 bottles produced, individually numbered . Cask #1112969.
*Sherry Cask Matured...lovely !
700ml 53.1% abv, Scotland, (Islay)A 14 year old single cask Bunnahabhain, bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their Dimensions series. Distilled 2002, bottled 2017 at 53.1% abv, 258 bottles produced, individually numbered . Cask #3203.
Sherry cask matured...lovely !
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandBushmills Single Malt Whiskey 16 year old is aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in port wine barrels. The unique maturation process gives this single malt its distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness.
Score '90' Whisky Bible 2012.
"One of the most complex fruit aromas in the world, explodingly ripe greenage and gooseberry.... spiced apricote and layered sweetness"