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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.
500ml, 40.0% abv, JapanThe Akashi Blended Whisky (Black) is a blend of 35% Malt, and Grain whisky (made from wheat & barley). This is whisky blended in the scotch tradition, with Japanese precision, the malt is lightly peated, and vatting is mostly ex-bourbon, balanced by White Oak’s unique variety of barrels. Non-chillfiltered. "The nose is very fruity with apricots and dried fruits, and a shy note of honey"
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandConnemara Peated uses the traditional Irish custom of drying the malted barley over peat fires with this peated single malt. The smoke rising through the malted barley during this drying process confers the whiskey with a distinct peaty flavour and aroma. These traditional distilling methods combined with natural ingredients and long years in oak casks continue to create a whiskey that is simply exceptional. Peat level of around 20-25 PPM.
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandWriters’ Tears is a unique vatting of Single Malt and Single Pot Still whiskeys. Distilled from 60% Pot Still and 40% Malt (no grain). Writers’ Tears is triple distilled, non -peated and matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks. A gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge in London and one of the highest rated Irish Whiskeys in Jim Murrays Iconic “Whiskey Bible” “Altogether a very unusual Irish Whiskey , a throwback to the last century where spiced Pure Pot Still whiskey was married with Floral Single Malt” –Jim Murray .
It has also been added to Ian Buxton’s publication “101 Whiskeys to try before you die”.
700 ml, 40% abv, ScotlandStrathcolm 12 year old Single Grain Scotch Whisky is bottled by Angus Dundee (who own Tomintoul and Glencadam distilleries) Single Grain Scotch Whisky is made using a continuous method called the Patent Still process. The majority of cereals used are typically un-malted like wheat, corn, maize and rye together with a small amount of malted barley. The cereals are cooked together under steam pressure to aid the conversion into soluble starch ready for fermentation and distillation in a Patent or Coffey still.
Matured in a high proportion of first-fill ex-Bourbon casks for 12 years.
"Very easy drinking"
500ml, 40.0% abv, JapanAkashi Red is a whisky blend produced from both malt and grain whiskies.
This is a light and fruity whisky with notes of peach, almond and grape.
700 ml, 50.0% abv, ScotlandKyloe (pronounced Kahy-loh) is inspired by the hardy breed of highland cattle, the Kyloe, known to survive in the bitter windswept highlands and islands of Scotland. This Black Bull Kyloe shares much of its likeness with this great breed – robust and with outstanding pedigree. Selected prime Speyside malt whiskies matured in a blend of refill bourbon and sherry casks, but with a bourbon slant, blended together with aged grain, and bottled at a punchy 50% abv – this one is a real treat for the taste buds. Are you ready for this ride?
700 ml, 40.0% abv, ScotlandWhisky as it used to be! Blended in small batches, Duncan Taylor has created a modern Blended Whisky using peaty malts from throughout Scotland, and paying homage to the legendary old, heavy smoky blends of yesteryear. Smokin’ – The Gentleman’s Dram contains smoky whiskies from distilleries throughout Scotland. The Master Blender has perfectly balanced the robust peat smoke flavours now being produced by mainland Scottish Distillers and complimented them with the smooth notes of toffee and vanilla produced by pairing grain whisky and fresh bourbon casks. Smokin’ is renowned for its rich flavour and un-compromising character, a full bodied experience to be savored.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Islay)'Islay Storm' captures the essence of the unique and mysterious energy that surrounds the famous island of Islay. Islay malts are unlike any other malt whiskies – they are robust, smoky and peaty, with hints of the sea and spicy sweetness – combining the torrents and tranquility of this magical island. Sourced from one secret distillery on Islay and independently bottled.
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, 40% abv, Scotland (Highland)A Highland single malt with sweet honey and yet a subtle smokiness, a single malt that is better known as the heart of the famous Dewar blend. It’s the longer fermentation process that creates Aberfeldy’s honey and heather notes.
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Silky-smooth Cardhu 12 comes from a long established Speyside distillery that began life as a farm in 1811. Taste, to discover a smooth, rich flavour with delicious layers of fruit, honey and nutty sweetness. Packaged in an elegant and prestigious decanter.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)Matured wholly in air-dried, hand-selected ex-bourbon casks, the Old Pulteney 12-years-old is the definitive expression in the Old Pulteney family. Traditionally crafted using techniques that other distillers have long abandoned, this winner of numerous gold medals at international competitions is a high water-mark of quality spirits.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, ScotlandIslay Mist Peated Reserve, specially created by the master blender, remains faithful to almost 100 years of tradition of Islay Mist. Using generous quantities of superior single malts Peated Reserve maintains the brands world recognised, signature balance between Islay malt and softer mainland whiskies, but adds an extra smokey kick. The whisky presented in a bottle, featuring the historical 1000 year old Great Seal of Islay embossed on the neck.
500ml, 40.0% abv, JapanA limited version of Akashi blended Japanese whisky from White Oak. Meïsei translates roughly as 'celebrity' in Japanese and is made with 45% American oak matured, single malt.
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandUsing malted barley and pure Irish spring water, Clontarf Single Malt is triple distilled and aged to smooth perfection in bourbon barrels. Its nose is full of character with a sharp, grassy maltiness to it. The taste is richly textured and it finishes with varying shades of malt ending with a late oaky complexity.
Believed to be distilled at the Bushmills distillery.
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Lowland)This 'Single Grain' Scotch whisky was distilled at the Cameronbridge distillery. "A very light, gentle whisky" "Smooth. Nutty. Firm. Faintly coffeish. Smoky. With a slight, appetising, bitterness" "I have long enjoyed this whisky. It's own subtle character shines through.."(Michael Jackson)
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Speyside)As with most Aberlour whisky, this 12 Year Old single malt has been matured in two types of cask. This double matured version is a mix of traditional oak and sherry casks and is rich and fruity with delicious Christmas cake notes.
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland ( Highland)The anCnoc 12 year old (a-nock) is renowned the world over. Known as a must-have in any whisky drinker’s collection, it’s light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone.
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tomintoul, Peaty Tang, a new no-age-statement expression, is distilled in the traditional manner but unusually for a Speyside, it is crafted using peated malted barley to impart a distinctive smoky and heathery flavour. The colour of Peaty Tang is light and golden and the nose is fresh, clean and crisp. There is initial vanilla and cereal grains (think of the husks especially) before the vibrant 'peaty tang' kicks in. The peatiness is reminiscent of damp earth and has a root-like element to it. There is also a slight floral note (imagine heather) and a hint of dried fruits (particularly sultanas). On the palate, there is distinct malted barley and nuts (think of almonds) and these are joined by the vanilla and dried fruit from the nose. The 'peaty tang' is sweeter and slightly more prominent than on the nose but still has that earthy, rooty quality to it. These elements combine well with an additonal touch of saltiness and spiciness (imagine peppercorns). The overall feeling is vibrant, fresh and uncomplicated. The finish begins sweetly before turning oaky and dry, with the peaty smokiness lingering after the other elements have faded. (whiskyforeveryone.com)
700ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Tomintoul Aged 10 Years has been lovingly crafted from a selection of the finest bourbon casks, each aged for a minimum of ten years. "Enveloping and warm. Velvety. Cream fudge. A lot of spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper" "sweet, honey, floral, pepper, wood, spices, toffee, apples"
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Highland)Smooth and soft with heather, honey and delicate spice, creamy not dry. A single malt with smoothness and depth that benefits from a full 15 year of aging.
700 ml, 45.8% abv, Scotland (Island)A wonderful award-winning Island malt bottled at above average strength with a comforting smooth afterglow. One of the "Classic Malts of Scotland" series by Diageo.
The 10 year old expression of Talisker is the most award winning single malt in its class.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)This perfectly-balanced single malt whisky is created using fresh spring water from Speyside. And, it’s this soft water which gives the whisky its distinctive character and unique flavour. Speyburn 10 years old single malt is matured in a combination of American Oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. "Light, fruity and relatively complex with notes of gingerbread, apricot and orange marmalade" "Speyburn comes onto the palate with soft, smooth notes of vanilla, ginger, and caramel before some nice spice and oak notes begin to appear. Grilled peach, apricot preserves and shortbread flavors appear, balanced with hazelnut and almond notes"
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Singleton of Dufftown (Speyside)The Singleton of Dufftown was released to replace the Singleton of Auchroisk, but just to confuse you...the Singleton is actually 3 different single malts for 3 different markets...so, The Singleton of Glendullan for the USA, The Singleton of Glen Ord for Asia and The Singleton of Dufftown for Europe. So this bottle is the European release, which won the 'Best Speyside 12 years and under' at the World Whiskies Awards 2012. Matured in a combination of American and European oak casks. "Perfectly balanced, naturally rich and deliciously creamy"
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Island)The expression that started it all for Highland Park. First introduced in 1979, the 12 year old is at the very heart of their core range and demonstrates rich, well balanced malty tones, with the subtle floral smoke which makes Highland Park such a distinctive single malt whisky. Made from the best barley malted over peat fires, merged with the unique spring waters of the island, and aged in casks for a minimum of twelve years that shape its rare and very distinctive character. Now labeled as 'Viking Honour'
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Silky-smooth Cardhu 12 comes from a long established Speyside distillery that began life as a farm in 1811. Taste, to discover a smooth, rich flavour with delicious layers of fruit, honey and nutty sweetness. Packaged in an elegant and prestigious decanter. - Whisky Bible 2011 score '90' - 'Silver' The Spirits Business 2015.
Beautifully presented in this limited edition gift set which includes 2 logo whisky glasses.
700 ml, 43% abv, ScotlandThis special edition of Islay Mist was created in close collaboration with Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana of Spain, whose vineyards are at the highest altitude of the entire Jerez (Sherry) district. This Islay Mist is a blend of whiskies matured for a minimum of 8 years, gentle Lowland grain, Highland malt and peaty, smoky, Islay malt whisky from Laphroaig. After blending the whisky is matured for a further 6 months in Amontillado casks. The casks used are intensely flavoured solera butts infused for many years with premium Amontillado Napoleon. (the 'Napoleon' part of the name ?, well that dates back to the days when Bodega Hidalo made sherry for Napoleon's French soldiers)
700 ml, 40% abv, ScotlandThis special edition of Islay Mist was created in close collaboration with Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana of Spain, whose vineyards are at the highest altitude of the entire Jerez (Sherry) district. This Islay Mist is a blend of whiskies matured for a minimum of 8 years, gentle Lowland grain, Highland malt and peaty, smoky, Islay malt whisky from Laphroaig. After blending the whisky is matured for a further 6 months in Manzanilla La Gitana casks. The casks used are intensely flavoured solera butts infused for many years with premium Manzanilla Sherry.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Matured in American oak barrels for a sweet, mellow taste with a rich, smooth Sherry cask finish. Award winner.
700 ml, 46.0% abv, ScotlandThe Big Smoke is a blended Islay malt whisky. Bottled relatively young, its characteristics are reminiscent of traditional Islay malt – full of peat smoke coastal sweetness. Powerful yet caressing, the Big Smoke is bottled at 46% abv, and contains the likes of some of the most iconic Islay malt distilleries. The Big Smoke delivers a bold and powerful sensory experience to the seasoned Islay fanatics, with a multi-dimensional sweetness from the fresh American Oak.
- Includes presentation tube
700 ml, 43% abv, JapanThe simply named Nikka Blended Whisky shows off the skills of the company's blenders more than any of their other bottlings. Packed full of fruit and more refined than their other blends this is a perfect entry point into the world of Japanese whisky.
Smooth and intensely fruity.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Highland)Royal Lochnagar 12 year old is a fragrant Highland single malt with a delightful balance of fruit and spices. Lots going on, with sherry, stewed fruit, malty vanilla notes and a trace of smoke. "A big, spicy buzz followed by an impressive build up of very clear, well defined malt. After a quick burst of sweetness, a rich, grape effect moves in towards the middle"
700 ml, 46.3% abv, Scotland (Island)Ledaig 10 (pronounced Led-chig)is a wonderfully distinguished single malt. It is handcrafted in the Tobermory Distillery, the only distillery on the Isle of Mull, and it is the sole peated malt from this famous 18th century distillery. Peated at 30-40 ppm. Un-chillfiltered at 46.3% abv. "Sweet, smoky flavors with an explosion of spicy pepper, then boasts a savory salty maltiness"
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Highland)This superb richly sherried single malt is matured for at least 12 years in a combination of the finest Spanish Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso sherry casks. Non-chill filtered and of natural colour, the GlenDronach 12 year old Original is a sweet, creamy dram.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Gloriously smooth, yet with the depth and finish you would normally only expect of a much older dram. A wonderfully sherried whisky, and an excellent aperitif.
700 ml, 50.0% abv, ScotlandThe 12 year old, charges at you and shakes you up a bit, but then leaves you with a realisation that this is what blended Scotch whisky should actually be like, a bit of rough and tumble with a silky smooth ending. We take robust and rich highland and speyside malt whiskies, matured in refill ex-sherry European Oak butts and refill ex-bourbon American Oak hogsheads, and blend them together with lowland grain, matured in refill ex-bourbon American Oak barrels, in a ratio of 50% malt to 50% grain and bottled at a powerful 50% abv to give you the ride of your life. Grab it by the horns, hold on tight and enjoy the ride.
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Singleton of Dufftown (Speyside)TAILFIRE has been created using specially selected casks to enhance particular elements of the flavour profile of this classic Speyside malt whisky. It has a vibrant and enticing character, which comes from maturation in a higher proportion of European Sherry oak casks specially selected to enhance the juicy red berry freshness and sweet aromas of vanilla and fresh cut grass. The name TAILFIRE is derived from the names of salmon flies, inspired by the world of the Singleton icon, the leaping salmon and fly fishing on the River Spey. "A vibrant evocation of Dufftown’s fruity character with notes of fresh red berries and sweet vanilla aromas. Best enjoyed with a dash of water" "Sweet and minty, then agreeably smooth; elegant, rich and oaky with velvety chocolate and a creamy hint of coconut, leading to a faintly smoky, aromatic conclusion with orange oil, oak and cedar"
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Island)Jura 10, 'Origin', is aged in ex-Bourbon casks for 10 years. Light and delicate with a warming honey finish. "oak with hints of honey, caramel and soft liquorice"
700 ml, 40.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Its back, the popular Glenlivet 12 is finally back in stock. Representing The Glenlivet’s signature style, this classic malt is first matured in traditional oak, before spending time in American oak casks which impart notes of vanilla and gives the whisky it’s distinctive smoothness.
700 ml, 40% abv, IrelandClontarf Irish Single Malt Whiskey, is named after an ancient village nestled along Dublin Bay's northern shore. It was here in the year 1014 that High King Brian Boru defeated a mighty Viking army, the famous Battle of Clontarf. Today, Clontarf is a suburb of the bustling capital of Dublin. Using malted barley and pure Irish spring water, Clontarf Single Malt is triple distilled and aged to smooth perfection in bourbon barrels. This Clontarf whisky blend has been distilled three times and then matured in ex-Bourbon barrels.
"A light, vanilla-rich, soft Irish whiskey"
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Nestling on the banks of the legendary salmon river, Cragganmore distillery is the home of the definitive Speyside malt. Hugely complex, rich with layers of flavour and a whiff of smoke in the finish.
500 ml, 51.4% abv, JapanWhisky From The Barrel forms part of a series of vatted whiskies that are released by Nikka. Vatted whiskies are produced using single malts that are mixed together. These single malts may be of differing ages and from different distilleries. They are similar to blended whiskies in this respect, but blends include whisky made from other grains. Vatted whiskies only include single malt whisky produced from malted barley. In this case, Nikka have used different ages of single malt from both Miyagikyo and Yoichi and married them together over time. "Whisky From The Barrel" is a multi award winning whisky, including scooping the Best Japanese Blended/Vatted Whisky prize at The World Whisky Awards 2007 and 2010.
This Blend is produced with grain and malt from Miyagikyo and malt from Yoichi distillery. Nikka from the barrel is matured in first fill bourbon casks.