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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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Aberlour 7 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky McGibbon's Provenance,


Sweet palate, slightly nutty, marzipan, buttery homebaked character, medium to long finish, fruity with apparent orange pith,

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700ml £42.99

Talisker 10 Year Old Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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,

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700ml £43.18

Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 10 Years Old

Medium to strong peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Firm oily body


Springbank Single Malt campbeltown Scotch Whisky, 10 Years Old,is a fantastic mix of dry and sweet, tinned pears and citrus flavours. Rich, oily mouth-coating body, melon on the finish. One of the truly great, and sought after malts

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700ml £43.23

Jura Superstition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


A slightly peated blend of older malts and spring peated younger whiskies

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700ml £43.23

Isle of Jura Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1997

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


Single Malt, full-bodied and smooth, produced on the island of Jura.

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700ml £43.33

Dufftown Vintage 2006 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


Sherry influences, hints of green apple, candied violets, peppery, butterscotch, banana flavours charred oak

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700ml £43.46

Glendronach 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky


A rich and smooth whisky with a dry, malty palate, along with notes of crunchy toffee and butter - Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Smooth, silky and mature body

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700ml £43.65

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky,

Light to medium peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Medium creamy body


Light smokiness, restrained fruit, malty sweetness. Smooth, medium bodied with a soft smoky yet sweet finish.

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700ml £43.65

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Ledaig 8 Yrs Douglas Laing Provenance Highland Single Malt Whisky,


Heavy peat, notes of liquorice, hint of toffee, long fresh minty finish with eucalyptus and smoke, Distilled 2008 at the Ledaig Distillery,

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700ml £43.65

Balblair 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Medium creamy body


Pale gold with a nose of vanilla and shortbread and custard on the palate. Fresh, slightly salty and very approachable

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700ml £43.66

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 £43.98

Glen Elgin Single Malt Whisky, Connoisseurs Choice 1996 1996


Influences of sherry, mouth warming and spicy-pepper, citrus fruits, hazelnuts, long dry yet fruity finish, Glen Elgin is a key component of the White Horse blend.

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700ml £43.98

Cragganmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


A most complex aroma, very fragrant with sweetish notes and a smoky maltiness on the finish.

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700ml £44.03

Bunnahabhain, Stiuireadair


Matured in sherry casks, scents of dried fruit, caramel and vanilla with a nutty, creamy taste and long fruity finish.

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700ml £44.03

Bunnahbhain 9yrs, Douglas Laing Provenance, Islay


Coastal air on the nose and a lively, citrus blossom palate. A nutty and earthy finish with a honeycomb sweetness

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700ml £44.25

The Macallan 1824 Gold Highland Single Malt Whisky,


Lemon citrus, then orange peel and an interlacing sweetness that softens but doesn\'t eliminate the zest. A quiet note of vanilla is followed by dark chocolate with lingering floral and light oak notes.Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones reveal toasted apples. Medium sweet, malty and slightly dry finish,

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700ml £44.65

Auchentoshan 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

No peat recognised - Full gold to amber colour - Medium creamy body


Has a tempting aroma of tostaed almonds and caramalised toffee, this is a smooth and creamy malt

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700ml £44.97

Benriach Birnie Moss Single Malt Whisky,


A unique expression wields its intensely peated, smoky character with precocious vigour,

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700ml £44.98

Arran Malt 12 Yrs, Cask Strength,


Arran Malt 12 Yrs, Cask Strength Whisky from Island Region is a powerful and complex expression, intensified with sweet fruit and spicy oak on a background of candied citrus,

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700ml £45.32

Arran Malt, Single Malt Sotch Whisky, Amarone Cask Finish,


Arran Malt, Single Malt Sotch Whisky, Amarone Cask Finish has elegant notes of cherry, dark chocolate and Turkish delight in a spectacular combination of the Amarone Cask and the Arran Malt,

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£45.50

Strathmill 12 yrs Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

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


Strathmill 12 yrs Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Forna and Flora Label is a grassy and floral malt, this a very delicate and elegent whisky.

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700ml £45.55

Glencadam 10Yrs McGibbon's Provenance Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Big and full, mouthcoating syrup, juicy barley, spiced finish with a syrup and muscavado sugary style,

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700ml £45.90

Laphroaig 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Seaweedy, salty and oily, very dry with a medicinal nose and hint of gooseberry sweetness

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700ml £45.95

Glenlossie Vintage 2004 Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

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


Glenlossie Vintage 2004 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, from The Connoisseurs Choice selection has been matured in Refill Sherry Hogsheads, sweet sherry aromas mingle with vanilla, apricot, spicy with hints of ginger, orange marmalade with a chocolate edge.

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700ml £45.98

Kilchoman Machir Bay, Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


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

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700ml £46.30