Round the Islands (Deluxe)

Highland Park 18 year old

The intense balance of the flavours found in this whiskey owes everything to slow-burning, aromatic peat from Hobbister Moor, hand turned floor maltings, Sherry seasoned European oak casks, cool maturation in our temperate island climate and a long and unhurried harmonisation process.

Aromas of ripe floral nots with a delectable fruit salad a long with honeyed exotic fruits with a little botrytis. A creamy and full palate with fruit conserves and espresso. Hints of cinnamon and all spice with toffee and black forest honey. The finish is long, well sugared with a herbal edge.

Arran Lochranza Reserve Single Malt

A citrusy, light and elegant no-age statement single malt Scotch whisky from the distillery on the Isle of Arran. The name comes from the village on the Isle of Arran where the distillery is located.

Aromas of gresh green apples, lemon peels and a hint of milk chocolate. A touch of golden barley and sea breeze too. Flavours of salty sea air notes grow slightly on the palate, balanced with plenty of juicy citrus and sweet toffee pennies. Hints of oak spice. Relaxed and creamy on the finish.

Arran ‘Port Cask Finish’ 50%

A bold, sweet Port finish from Arran, released in late 2010 as part of the downsized standard offering from the distillery now that their malt is fully mature. Bottled at 50%, so some water may be preferred.

Aromas of vanilla and oak. In the mouth initially citrus, mainly grapefruit, and peppery character of the young spirit presents itself followed by waves of oakiness, red fruit and citrus with pepper persisting throughout. Very distinct red berry note in the finish.

Jura Superstition

A union of two Jura malt whisky styles: one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. Superstition is a unique whisky created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts.

Initial gristy cereal nose giving way to evocative smoke and heady malt. It’s quite sweet and creamy. A sweet and porridge-like palate. A cereal fest on the tongue, with hints of white pepper and black forest honey with hot buttered toast. Light and oily. Medium length finish with cocoa and rice paper with hints of honey and spice on the tail.

Talisker 57 North

A cask strength bottling at 57% ABV bearing no age statement. This was named for the Isle of Skye that sits on the line of latitude 57 Degrees North

The nose is very pungent and full. Notes of sour citrus develop with rich peat smoke. Hints of peppered oak and notes of sea spray pounding stones and a little kelp. The palate is thick and full. Creamy manuka honey and lemon juice, notes of peppered oak and spice, a little butter perhaps and plenty of dry wood. The finish is long with black pepper and oak.

Bruichladdich 21 year cuvee 640

Bruichladdich Cuvee 640 is the first of three whiskies from the distillery’s Cuvee range. This Eroica edition was ages in American oak and finished in Limousin oak brandy casks before bottling

The nose offers up stone fruit and peach nectar. Soft spice, chocolate, coffee and a hint of marmalade. Very fragrant. Thick, fruity palate entry with notes of apple peel, rose petal jelly and dried strawberries. Slightly coastal and fresh, with a malty core. Long, fruity finish. Dried apricots.