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Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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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Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Full and textured body
AnCnoc 12 yrs Single Malt Scotch Whisky, (formerly Knockdhu) is a top-quality proponent of the non-sherried Speyside style, showing polished malt and a delicious spiciness throughout a warm, complex palate and lasting finish.
Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Medium creamy body
A whiff of the sea, along with spice entices lovely malty-sweet tones which are creamy and almost buttery
Light to medium peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Smooth, silky and mature body
Glenfarclas 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside has Intense fruit and a sugar rich barley, and a classic sherry cask input. One of the bargains of scotch whisky, with a perfect balance of sherry sweetness, and spice. Delicious.
Cask Islay Single Malt Whisky has aromas of rich peat, candied orange peels and a light breeze of coastal air. On the palate Fresh orange and honeyed barley notes, surrounded by peat smoke. Quite oily. A hint of crumbly sea-side fudge glows in the centre. On the finish it has sweet apple and light smoke lasts on the long finish
Glen Keith Distillery Edition, Single Malt Speyside Whisky has been aged in the finest traditional oak casks for a distinctive smooth and easy drinking Malt with hints of freshly picked orchard fruits and rich toffee notes, Warm and lingering finish,
Kilchoman Machir Bay, Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a nose of soft cooked fruits, strong peaty aromas, palate of soft mixed fruits, vanilla with an intense sweetness, a long lingering finish
Loch Lomond 12Yrs Old Island Single Malt Whisky has distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness aromas. Light notes of freshly cut hay in summer sun. Flavours of Seville orange citrus notes build in intensity before mellowing into peach and apricot. The fruit character gives way to creamy fudge and vanilla. A medium in length with peppery finish.
Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Smooth, silky and mature body
The highest distillery in Scotland, a mellow, subtle malt. Aromatic heather-honey notes move to cut grass, malty sweetness intensifies to a sudden burst of peat,
No peat recognised - Full gold to amber colour - Medium creamy body
Auchentoshan 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a tempting aroma of tostaed almonds and caramalised toffee, this is a smooth and creamy malt
Smokehead Unfiltered Islay Scotch Whisky is a smoky, nutty Islay single malt from Smokehead, Unfiltered offers aromas of ginger, vanilla, thick smoke, burnt earth and rich stout that fill the nose. The palate holds notes of walnuts, almond flakes, dark chocolate, black smoke, pepper and earthy peat that linger in the finish.
Strong and very recognised peat flavours - Full amber colour - Luxuriously deep, bold and big bodied
Talisker 10 year old Island Single Malt Whisky is a bright amber red, with a pungent nose and a smoky, malty palate with lots of pepper,
Lochlea Our Barley, Single Malt Lowland Whisky has been matured in a combination of bourbon, oloroso sherrybutts & str casks. The nose opens up with a burst of pear syrup and fruit bon bons, followed by hints of zesty marmalade and cinnamon. The palate shows the signature Loclea fresh fruit and cereal with a luscious golden syrup. The finish shifts to macadamia nuts, cream soda and a lovely lasting orange beeswax note. Production Director John Campbell, ex Laphroig Distillery, refined the cask recipe over several months with the final whisky being decided by a blind tasting by the Lochlea team.
Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Speyside Single Malt Scottish Whisky has rich sweet toffee with zesty fresh fruit notes and spiciness. On the palate like a Highland peat campfire, with oak notes and toffee. Sharp green fruit, sweet baked apple and soft smoke. On the finish there is lingering smokiness and sweetness.
Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Cask Finish, Single Malt Whisky from the Highland Region of Scotland is a new whisky which was finished in a 225 litre cask (thus the name) which previously held maturing Sauternes dessert wine from Chateau Suduiraut. The result is a golden-coloured single malt with a deliciously creamy, fruity flavour.
Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Light soft body
Tullibardine 500 Sherry Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky is an intense dark rich brown whisky, hints of toffee and apples with an edge of cereal notes, palate of vanilla, toffee with dates and spice. After a long maturation in ex bourbon casks, the Tullibardine 500 Sherry Finish was re-casked into 500 litre sherry butts for a further period of maturation,
Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Cask Finish, Single Malt Whisky was released in 2013. It sees the Highland whisky finished for 12 months in 228-litre Red Burgundy wine casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet. The nose is spiced, with notes of red berry fruit, vanilla and toasted oak. A creamy, nutty palate entry with notes of sweet custard, apple peel, red berries and orange blossom honey. There is a long finish with plum jam and allspice. Overall: Spiced and rich with a delicious influence from the red wine casks.