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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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Benromach Triple Distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 2009

Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Full and textured body


Benromach Triple Distilled Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is distinctly delicate with rich fruits, sweet peppery with lingering smoky embers. A unique medley of subtal aromas, luscious taste and wisp of peat smoke. Matured in First Fill Bourbon casks for many years.

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700ml £49.88

Glen Elgin 12 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Light to medium peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Full and textured body


Fruity and flowery, heather honey with a hint of coffee beans. Fresh and crisp with a dry spicy finish.

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700ml £50.11

Cardhu 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

No peat recognised - Green to gold colour - Light soft body


Possibly the cleanest malt around with hints of apple and just a touch of oak

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700ml £50.21

The Glenrothes Select Reserve Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Ripe fruits, citrus, hints of complex spices, creamy vanilla aged in oak casks

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700ml £50.59

Tomintoul 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Light soft body


A zesty sharp malt with notes of diced apple, and juicy barley, complemented by a heavier toffeeish finish

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700ml £50.64

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Inchgower 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


An almost chocolatey spiciness in a sweet start which develops into a lovely dry salty finish

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700ml £51.20

Allt-a-Bhainne Vintage 1995 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 1995

No peat recognised - Green to gold colour - Light soft body


Clean, smooth and honeyed, with big fruit and slightly peppery oak

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700ml £51.24

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Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

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


Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky is mildly smokey and with layered fruit palate. This has plenty of sherry oak, giving it a balancing sweetness,

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700ml £51.28

Auchentoshan Three Woods Single Malt Scotch Whisky

No peat recognised - Full amber colour - Smooth, silky and mature body


Matured in American bourbon oak, finished in Spanish oloroso and pedro ximinez sherry casks, rich with dark fruits, thick butterscotch, roasted hazlenuts and smooth, delicate taste

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700ml £51.36

Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 2011

Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Full and textured body


Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a stunning deep ruby red colour, imparted by the former Sassicaia wine casks from Bolgheri, aromas of summer berry fruits, subtle herbs with a peppery taste with sweet toffee notes followed by slight saltiness and a subtle smoky edge.

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700ml £51.45

Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a Limited Edition expression capturing the fabulous influence of finishing in Chateau Cissac casks, balanced by a tantalising hint of signature Benromach smokiness.

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700ml £51.45

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Highland Park Cask Strength Vintage 1997 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


Earthy, spicey character, with a big hint of new wood

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700ml £51.46

Balblair Discovery Bourbon Single Malt Whisky,


Discovery Bourbon Balblair 12 yrs Highland Single Malt Whisky has the distillery\'s trademark honeyed and fruity character amplified by American oak ex-bourbon casks. A palate of stewed apples and poached pears in drizzled honey, nose of grassy barley, vanilla pod, butterscotch and mint with a finish of lemon, black liquorice and more vanilla.

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700ml £51.54

Tormore Discovery Bourbon Single Malt Whisky,


Discovery Bourbon Tormore 13yrs Speyside Single Malt Whisky has matured for 13 years in ex-bourbon casks at the Tormore Distillery before being bottled in 2019. Aromas of pineapples, grapefruit, coconut and vanilla mingle with freshly cut grass. On the nose, offerings of baked apples, milk chocolate and lime, developing into a clean herbal finish.

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700ml £51.54

Bunnahabhain Discovery Sherry Single Malt Whisky,


Discovery Sherry Bunnahabhain 11yrs Islay Single Malt Whisky has been aged in sherry casks and shows plenty of stewed fruit, vanilla fudge and lingering spice. A nose of clove studded orange, butterscotch and nutmeg. A palate of cinnamon, drying barley with hint of hops, yellow plum and sultana, caramelised nuts and more dried fruit on the finish.

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700ml £51.54

Bunnahabhain Discovery Smoky Single Malt Whisky,


Discovery Smoky Bunnahabhain 10yrs Islay Single Malt Whisky has sweet aromas of toffee and vanilla mingle with peat smoke and sea salt on the nose. Notes of lemon zest, candied lime, liquorice and rich bonfire smoke.

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700ml £51.54

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Bladnoch 10Years Old Bourbon Cask, Lowland Single Malt


Bladnoch 10Years Old Bourbon Cask, Lowland Single Malt Whisky has ripples of citrus and coconut merging with sweet oak spices, juicy gooseberry and light vanilla aromas.

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700ml £51.62

Inchmoan 12yrs Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Inchmoan 12yrs Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky is from the Loch Lomond Island Collection. This whsiky has an unconventional peat character with lots of depth from marrying smoke and spice. Matured in recharred Americam oak and refill Bourbon casks giving sweet vanilla notes, soft peat and a rich smoky finish.

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700ml £51.78

Deanston 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Light soft body


Deanston 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the new, relaunched 12 year old, this single malt has been bottled at a slightly higher proof, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and as such retaining more of its original charm. A lovely dram from the Deanston distillery.

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700ml £51.85

Ardbeg 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

Strong and very recognised peat flavours - Pale to light green colour - Firm oily body


This whisky is non chill-filtered, making it delicate and complex, while still retaining maximum flavour.

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700ml £52.20

Benromach Organic Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 2012

Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Full and textured body


Benromach Organic Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, was Distilled 2012, bottled in 2020. Scottish organic barley, Massive oak input, aged in American oak casks, creamy pepper, sweet fruits, rich toffee and dark hints of coffee and cocoa, This is delicious

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700ml £52.25

Glenrothes Discovery Sherry Single Malt Whisky,


Discovery Sherry Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky has been matured in sherry casks for 11 years, Aromas of dark forest fruits, cinnamon and dark chocolate roll of the nose in waves. Flavours of raspberries, blackberries, charred oak, cinnamon and orange chocolates,

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700ml £52.58

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


From the North of the island of Islay and less peaty than other Islay malts, mellow and aromatic.

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700ml £53.15

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Tomatin 10yrs 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish Limited Edition, 2009


Tomatin 10yrs 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish Limited Edition has all the flavours of soft tropical fruit, mocha and salted caramel rounded off with a sweet, lingering finish.

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700ml £53.50

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Tullibardine The Murray 2017 Edition, Single Malt Whisky,


Tullibardine The Murray 2017 Edition, Single Malt Whisky is from Tullibarine\'s Marquess Collection which is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels. Following its maturation (this one was distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2017), The Murray is bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration or additional colours. A nose of soft vanilla and fresh summer berries, with light notes of savoury pastry underneath. The palate is still sweet and juicy, now with some earthy oak in support. There are hints of beeswax and orange peel on the finish.

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700ml £53.50