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Around Scotland 1st July 2021 | $40 per person | Single 15ml

 Auchentoshan Three Wood (Lowland)

A Lowland single malt matured in 3 different casks, namely: Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks, bourbon casks and Oloroso Sherry casks. A distinctive triple distilled whisky from Auchentoshan.

Nose: Cooked fruit, sherry, toffee, a rum-like quality and notes of Bas Armagnac distilled circa 1940.

Palate: Rich. Liqueur cherries in dark chocolate, more sherried fruit, ripe dark forest fruits, like a Black Forest Gateaux.

Finish: Superb, led by thick dark treacle and toffee notes and chewy wooded notes, balanced with a green fruit edge.

ABV 43%

 

Dalmore 10 Year Old 2009 (Highland)

10 year old single malt from the ever-fantastic Dalmore Distillery up in the Highland region. This edition was distilled back in 2009, and bottled after a decade of maturation. You’ll find plenty of hallmark Dalmore sherried notes here, perfect for late evening dramming.

Nose: Dates and walnuts, with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Some bright hints of fresh barley and green apple.

Palate: Coffee ice cream, dried peels, potpourri fragrance and buttery pastry.

Finish: Chocolatey once again, with almond flakes and marmalade.

ABV 42.5%

 

Speyburn Bradan (Speyside)

Bradan Orach is Gaelic for Golden Salmon, the very best kind of salmon. A no age statement Speyburn, named for the River Spey, a great spot for salmon fishing

Nose: Fruity, malty. Orchard fruits, blossom, hints of light citrus, creamy.

Palate: Fruity and balanced. Lots of creamy vanilla, hints of spice. Oak.

Finish: Quite long, oak, spice.

ABV 40%

 

Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832  (Cambeltown)

Campbeltown 1832 refers to the region in which the distillery resides, and the year the distillery was founded. The whisky itself features punchier peat than your standard Glen Scotia, and has been finished in Pedro Ximénez casks, making for an intriguing juxtaposition between peatiness and sweetness

Nose: Dates, oatcakes and smoked cheese, with orange peel cutting through.

Palate: Salted caramel, cooked fruit (apple and strawberry), coastal smoke.

Finish: Sea salt and waves of honey.

ABV 46%

 

 

 

 

Highland Park Spirit Of The Bear (Orkney)

This is a no-age-statement single malt that was matured in sherry seasoned American oak casks, and bottled at 40% ABV. We assume that the bear-based spirit which the name refers to is that of the strong, noble type that Vikings saw in the creature, rather than the picnic basket stealing and fedora hat wearing spirit we know bears for today.

Nose: Peat is up-front, though swiftly moves on to brioche dipped in coffee and fresh honey.

Palate: Orange peel and stem ginger. Still enjoyably smoky, though now with hints of floral barley in tow.

Finish: Sandalwood and vanilla-y malt.

ABV 40%

 

 

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 13YO Discovery (Islay)

The spirit of this single malt Scotch whisky was sourced from Caol Ila Distillery before Gordon and MacPhail matured it in its own casks for its new introductory range, Discovery. It was aged for a total of 13 years before being bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Sweet vanilla, fleshy apple and apricot lead among dry-cured meat and peat smoke.

Palate: White fruit, sponge cake, lemon, oatcakes and smoked cheese.

Finish: Long, sweet and smoky

ABV 43%