Glen Scotia 12 year Old
The whisky has been gently matured in our finest American oak barrels before bottling. The signature nose has hints of vanilla oak, interwoven with the subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits.
Richer colours. Broad and medium-weight with citrus peels, ginger snap biscuits. Sweet and with great depth. Apricot aromas develop then drift towards fruit salad. After a short time the wood come to the fore and water helps to release baked fruit. A complicated palate where the initial nose would lead you to expect plump fruits, what you get is a surprisingly dry element. The palate fleshes out as the first impact of the nose fades. Adding water brings out the caramelised elements balanced with the wood elements expected of a 15 year old. A firm and slightly dry finish.
Glengyle Kilkerran 12 year Old
This Kilkerran 12 year old is lightly peated and non-chill filtered, and has been matured in a combination of 70% bourbon casks and 30% Sherry casks.
Oak notes are dominant on the nose, followed by toasted marshmallows and dried fruit pudding, as well as cherries, marzipan and a hint of peat. The palate is initially fruity with citrus notes and orange peel, after this: vanilla, butterscotch, honeycomb and digestive biscuits can all be tasted and enjoyed. Velvety and smooth finish with lemon meringue, to conclude, there’s an oiliness and a saltiness that you’d expect from a Campbeltown dram.
Springbank 10 year old
Blended from a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks the colour of this malt belies the richness of character.
The nose has a wide range of aromas, from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, while the palate shows touches of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang characteristic of the distillery.
Springbank 12 year old
A staggeringly good cask strength edition of the 12 year old Springbank, 60% matured in first fill and the remainder in refill sherry hogsheads. A favourite amongst Cambeltown whisky fans.
Aromas full of pine and chestnut trees, before returning home to the iodine of a Campbeltown malt and ending with a delicate hint of peat. A gorgeous richness on the palate which is balanced between citrus marmalade on toast and caramelised toasted marshmallows, not forgetting flavours of vanilla and pepper. Viscous and smooth on the finish with a salty edge.
Hazelburn 12 year old
A 12 year old, triple distilled malt from Springbank. This was first released in August 2009, with a limited release of just 3900 bottles.
Aromas of stewed pears and baked apples are followed by honeycomb and fudge notes.
A lovely and rich whisky with vanilla and honey flavours, liquorice follows with a refreshing zestiness. A refined milk chocolate cream finish that is oily and chewy.
Hazelburn 9 year old Borolo Cask
A 9 year old single malt Scotch initially matured in fresh bourbon casks before being finished in refill Barolo wines casks.
The are fragrant aromas of sweet confectionery and fruit salad, giving was to sugared almonds, sherbet and soft fruits. The palate is peppery with light tannins. The sweetness is continued alongside dried fruits, raisins and the subtle hint of coconut shavings. Dark sugars and chocolate to the fore with pineapple custard, vanilla, stewed fruits all present in the medium dry finish