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Scotch whisky has similarities to vodka and a number of other alcoholic spirits since it is made of grain, but that's where the similarity ends. The unmistakable characteristic is that whisky is aged in oak barrels and depending on the style the whisky can be aged in plain new oak or in barrels that have previously been used to age sherry, port, madeira, red or white wine and even other types of spirits such as bourbon.

Single Malt Scotch Whisky only qualifies if it has been distilled at a single distillery using a pot still distillation method and only using malted grain, the grain in Scotland being barley. The whisky must be matured in oak barrels for a minimum of three years, but often the well known quality producers mature their whiskies for a much longer period, some 25 years or more and its reflected in the price.

Single Malt Scotch Whiskies have six clearly designated whisky producing regions developing flavours and aromas in many cases unique to a particular region,

"Highlands" is Scotland’s largest producer of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, probably the region with the largest variation of styles, although typical flavours would include dried fruit, sweet grass and often the taste of oak comes through in abundance.

"Speyside" is way up in the north east of Scotland with many distilleries following the flow of the River Spey. Many people find this regions whisky much sweeter than Highlands and within it hints of vanilla and nutmeg and these flavours tend to be long lasting.

"Lowlands" is the second largest producer of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Lowlands produces the lightest tasting whisky of all the regions and with no peatiness, this often allows the taste of fruit to come through. The nose will pick up spices especially cinnamon.

"Islands" distilleries are spread over a very wide area, thus flavours can vary from one distillery to another, but not on too large a scale. Smoke and sweet honey tend to be the most dominant flavours.

*Islay" is famed for its powerful peat style flavours. Other flavours include sea salt and lots and lots of smoke. This unique strong flavour has a huge following around the world.

"Campbeltown" located close to the Mull of Kintyre produces whisky of varying styles, depending from which of the regions three distilleries. Their styles and tastes can vary from light flavours similar to Lowland right up to heavy smoke similar to Islay.

Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK have a very large selection of Single Malt Scotch Whisky covering in depth all six regions and with prices to suit most budgets.


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Edradour 10 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml


Minty leafy nose with firm body, smoky syrupy palate, charcoal finish

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200ml £14.91

Benromach 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml,


A soft mellow character, soft fruity notes and gentle peat smoke delivers an exceptional whisky experience

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200ml £15.18

Talisker 10 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 200ml


Full bodied and smooth with robust, deep intensity and a long richly warming finish

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200ml £16.96

Jura Superstition Single Malt Whisky Half Bottle,


A half bottle of Jura\'s Superstition, combining both their hefty almost Islay style whisky and their more delicate well aged spirit for an interesting and complex mix.

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350ml £16.99

Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 200ml


Flavours of creamy vanilla, heather-honey sweetness and a smoky glow of intensity

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200ml £17.09

Highland Park 8 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Half Bottle

Light to medium peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Firm oily body


A great all-rounder with a island style being smoky and full-flavoured

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35cl £17.48

Caol Ila 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml, 200ml

Medium to strong peat flavours - Green to gold colour - Firm oily body


A Caol Ila that any Islay-phile will recognise, coastal, salty and fiery with a smokey malt

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200ml £17.53

Glenfarclas 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml,


Glenfarclas 12 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml, is a mouth-watering combination of sherry-sweet malty tones, delicately peated with a long spicy finish.

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200ml £17.98

Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml

Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Medium creamy body


Astonishing complexity, crushed sultanas, a hint of smoke along with liquorice, vanilla

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200ml £18.48

Clynelish 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml,


A light yet firm-bodied maritime single malt, fresh and creamy on the palate, it has a smoky, sea-spicy character and a very pleasing texture.

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200ml £19.75

Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 200ml

Medium to strong peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Full and textured body


Mildly smokey and with layered fruit palate. This has plenty of sherry oak, giving it a balancing sweetness

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200ml £21.25

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Strong and very recognised peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Full and textured body


A clean malt but with powerful peat and barley, and a sweet, distinguished finish

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350ml £21.71

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, Scottish Barley, Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 200ml


A heavily peated Single Malt Whisky distilled by Master Distiller in homage to the exceptional single malt produced in the Village of Port Charlotte

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200ml £22.66

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Half Bottle,

Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Smooth, silky and mature body


Fresh, sweet and appetizing with a hint of toasted hazlenuts

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35cl £22.73

Lagavulin 16 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml,


Rich, peaty, deep smoky flavours with an intense, long ambrosial finish

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200ml £22.75

Glen Moray Classic, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Elgin classic, slowly matured in traditional oak casks, malty toffee sweetness with blackcurrants and a fragrant citrus lemongrass tang, ginger and marmalade

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700ml £24.23

Bowmore, Bourbon Cask Matured


Vanilla fudge, sea air, peat smoked balanced by cinnamon spice, bourbon and lime finish

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700ml £28.07

Glen Moray 10 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Fully matured in Chardonnay Wine Barrels giving a perfect balance of caramelized fruit, butterscotch and lingering notes of toasted oak

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700ml £29.93

Loch Lomond Original Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Medium creamy body


Loch Lomond Original Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a distinctive background character with a hint of smoke and peat.

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700ml £29.95

Loch Lomond Single Grain Malted Barley Whisky,


Loch Lomond Single Grain Malted Barley Whisky is an elegant and full bodied single grain with a smoothness making this exceptionally easy to drink, A single grain scotch whisky with a distinctive background character of soft fruits and creamy vanilla with a hint of smoke and peat. Fresh cut barley fields with a malty edge, biscuity with baked apples alongside gentle lemon peel. Crisp and delicate. Pineapple juice and a lemon zestiness with a lovely vanilla sweetness at the end. Gentle finish with soft fruits alongside a juicy sweetness.

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700ml £29.95

Laphroaig Select Islay Single Malt Whisky,


Exquisite \"peat reek\" with an additonal layer of complexity and depth by the fusion of maturation in different oak casks

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700ml £30.35

Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 8 Years Old


Easily drinkable with a clean sweet palate, very slightly toffeeish with a flowery lemony nose

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700mll £30.55

Highland Park 8 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Light to medium peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Firm oily body


A firm, young honeyed malt with complex layers of vanilla and soft peat. Intially sweet, fruity, hints of peach and mango. Traces of toasted malt and vanilla develop. A palate of rich mulled fruit flavours, touch of smokiness, black pepper,

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700ml £30.61

Tomatin Legacy Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Light and delicate with a candy sweetness which is peppered with hints of pine. An aroma of vanilla pods, marshmallow, sponge cake, fresh pineapple, mixed with citrus lemon and boiled sweets. Matured in a combination of bourbon bareels and virgin oak casks.

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700ml £30.92

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