Jura 10 year old
This 10 year old expression is initially aged in American white oak bourbon barrels before enjoying a finishing period in Oloroso sherry butts and bottled at 40% ABV.
Aromas of honey’d barley and peaches in syrup with light wafts of fragrant wood smoke. An oily palate, subtly spicy at first before notes of earthy vanilla pod and chocolate-covered raisins develop. Another touch of smoke to round off the finish.
Arran Gordon & MacPhail 2009/2017
Indie Island single malt bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. This 2009 vintage Arran, aged in refill bourbon barrels until 2017, when it was bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range at 46% ABV
Aromas of fresh peaches covered in honey, buttered toast, five-spice and peppermint. A big palate with a large helping of juicy pineapple, shortly followed by red berries and nutty nougat. A long finish another hint of peppermint lingers.
Talisker 10 year old
Talisker is the oldest single malt scotch whisky made by the sea on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland.
Powerful peat smoke with salt water aromas with a touch of sweetness. Underneath Talisker’s smoke is a sweet pear quality. Notes of heather, moor, sweet seaweed and a huge, long warming peppery finish.
Tobermory 10 year old
A sophisticated single malt from the Tobermory distillery, which is based on the Isle of Mull. Aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, this unpeated whisky abounds with notes of gingerbread, honey, aniseed and rich fruit.
Rich island character on the nose with tantalising hints of grass, malt, gingerbread, stewed fruit syrup and finely polished oak.
Gloriously smooth and velvety palate. An electric tang of fruit, sublimely spiced gingerbread, acacia honey and aniseed give a sophisticated sweetness that is absolute paradise. On the finish, ginger and spicy oak meet with bitter chocolate and almond before gently fading with the sweetest sea salt.
Ledaig 10 year Old
Peaty whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, named after a previous incarnation of the distillery. Maritime and smoky, this rivals some of the Islay drams for power, and the 10 year old balances the intensity of youth with rounded, well-aged spirit.
Quite light and well-balanced nose. There is a very soft peat with a gentle smoke. Notes of barley and malt extract, with walnut and pine oil and a hint of iodine, dried fruit and nuts. Medium-bodied and quite rich palate. There are notes of spice and smoke gathering above the charred oak. The peat is quiet and dry with a touch of black pepper and earth. Medium-length finish and slightly smoky with spice.
Bruichladdich Rocks Single Malt
A bracing, light and floral dram that expresses both the marine top-note of classic Bruichladdich spirit and their master distiller’s lifetime experience. Individual casks from various vintages have been selected then, with further maturation in French red wine casks.
An exhilarating fresh and vibrant bouquet, opening with soft red grapes, redcurrant jelly, pomegranate and red apple all encased in an envelope of syrup, sweet malted barley and brown sugar vanilla. The palate has wine flavours, malt and oak. Red cherry, strawberry and spiciness. Really creamy yet retaining a coastal crispness. The finish is on a crest of a wave migrating from Islay to France but always returning to the homeland.