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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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The Glenturret 10 Years Old Peat Smoked, Single Malt Whisky, 2021 Release


The Glenturret 10 Years Old Peat Smoked 2021 Release, Single Malt Whisky is mellow, sweet and smoky, soft warm spices, vibrant citrus fruits,

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700ml £66.50

Craigellachie 13yrs, Single Speyside Malt Whisky,


Craigellachie 13yrs, Single Speyside Malt Whisky is a real meaty, punchy malt from refill American oak casks, youthful nose with creamy rice pudding and tropical fruitiness, most subtle hint of smoke,

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700ml £69.58

Glenmorangie Nectar D'or Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

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


Glenmorangie Nectar D\'or Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been extra matured in Sauternes casks, this has hints of ginger, coconut and nutmeg, and a lovely lemon zest finish,

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700ml £69.88

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Glenmorangie Lasanta Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12

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


Aged in Oloroso casks, this is a luscious, soft and sweet whisky with warming spice, and hints of linseed oil

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700ml £69.88

The Glenturret Peat Smoked 10 Years Single Malt Whisky, 2022 Release,


The Glenturret Peat Smoked Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 10 Years Old, 2022 Release has hints of sweet vanilla, fresh citrus fruits, remnants of campfire smoke and understated peat. There is subtle sweetness, lemon sherbet with a finish of the return of dying embers, softly glowing and smoky,

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700ml £69.95

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Cragganmore Distiller's Edition Port Wood Finish, 2003


Diageo\'s Distillers Edition range is a series of Classic Malts, specially finished in wine casks. This Cragganmore is a fine example, distilled in 2003 and finished in port pipes before bottling.\"

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700ml £70.98

Longmorn Distillers Choice, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Longmorn Distillers Choice, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is exceptionally balanced and matured in three different types of oak cask. First fill American oak barrels bring sweet caramel notes, tempered with hints of warm spices from ex-sherry casks, whilst traditional oak casks impart subtle depth. The result is a smooth malt, with delicate spice and sweet treacle toffee notes,

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700ml £71.20

Tomatin 14 Years Old Port Wood Finish, Single Malt Whisky,


Tomatin 14 Years Old Port Wood Finish, Single Malt Whisky, has been finished in tawny-port pipes which adds notes of extra fruitiness to the classic Highland notes of toffee and honey,

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700ml £71.99

Benromach 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

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


Benromach 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a luscious sherry and rich fruitcake with stewed plums, darker hints of cocoa and a touch of smoke. Long maturation in sherry and bourbon casks softens its smokiness to hints of charred smoke while developing the wood imbued character of succulent honey, vanilla and fruit.

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700ml £73.78

Allt A Bhainne Connoisseurs Choice 2206 Single Malt Whisky, 2006


Allt A Bhainne Connoisseurs Choice 2206 Single Malt Whisky is produced by independent bottler\'s Gordon and MacPhail and is an exciting addition to the Connoisseurs Choice range. This UK exclusive was distilled in 2006 and matured in refill American hogshead casks for 15 years, it has a total number of 453 bottled. A nose of fresh apple aromas combine with honeydew, melon and vanilla. Smooth tropical fruit flavours give way to rich honey and grapefruit taste. A medium finish with lingering spice.

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700ml £75.45

Highland Park Cask Strength Release 2,

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


Highland Park Cask Strength Release 2, Single Malt Island Whisky is complex and lightly smoky on the nose with aromas of summer rose, ripe pear and fresh coconut gathering on a wave of aromatic peat with a hint of cedarwood in the background . A sweet and spicy harmony of flavours follows, a drizzle of cloudy honey and twist of salty liquorice, toasted oak. Intriguing notes of orchard fruits, black pepper and sweet aniseed linger, a satisfyingly long finish,

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700ml £75.95

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Glen Scotia Victoriana Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky,


Glen Scotia Victoriana CaskSstrength Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky,Each cask is chosen for its rare character and exceptional maturity. Finished in deep charred oak, the result is an exceptionally smooth single malt whisky whose aroma and flavour work in harmony. Bottled in the traditional way straight from the cask and without filtration, its subtle wood and vanilla flavour is enhanced by a full bodied spicy fruit aroma and mildly smokey aftertaste. A dark nose again elegant with hints of oak driving the bouquet. Interesting creme brulee notes leading to generous caramelised fruits and finally polished oak. Sweet and concentrated start with some jammy blackcurrant fruitiness. A big mid palate. Typical tightening towards the back palate. Becomes more austere with water. The finish is clean and initially sweet.The green bean, with cocoa characteristic.

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700ml £77.88

Ardbeg Uigeadall Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

Strong and very recognised peat flavours - Pale to light green colour - Luxuriously deep, bold and big bodied


Ardbeg Uigeadall Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay is a big fiery malt, intensely smokey and alcoholic, yet retains a smoothness on the palate. Excellent,

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700ml £78.50

Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Years Old Single Malt Whisky


Traditional smooth, honeyed charcater married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, warm, lingering finish. Extra matured in rum casks.

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700ml £78.50

Glen Scotia 15 Year Old Single Malt Campbeltown Whisky,


Glen Scotia 15 Year Old Single Malt Campbeltown Whisky has been gently matured in our finest American oak barrels before bottling. The signature nose has hints of vanilla oak, interwoven with the subtle notes of sea spray and spicy aromatic fruits. Richer colours. Broad and medium-weight with citrus peels, ginger snap biscuits. Sweet and with great depth. Apricot aromas develop then drift towards fruit salad. After a short time the wood come to the fore and water helps to release baked fruit. A complicated palate where the initial nose would lead you to expect plump fruits, what you get is a surprisingly dry element. The palate fleshes out as the first impact of the nose fades. Adding water brings out the caramalised elements balanced with the wood elements expected of a 15 yr old.

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700ml £79.95

The Glenturret 12 Years Old, Single Malt Whisky, 2022 Release,


The Glenturret 12 Years Old, Single Malt Whisky, 2022 Release has flavours of caramelised apples, creamy soft vanilla custard, fruit pie with a cinnamon glaze topped with a drizzle of caramel. Maturing oak showing later.

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700ml £79.98

Glenburgie Connoisseurs Choice 2004 Single Malt Whisky, 2004


Glenburgie Connoisseurs Choice 2004 Single Malt Whisky was distilled in 2006 at Glenburgie Distillery, matured for 14 yrs in single first-fill bourbon barrel before being bottled in 2018. Rich aromas of vanilla, green apples and white chocolate on the nose lead the way for notes of cracked black pepper, apple pie, stewed pear and stem ginger throughout the palate.

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700ml £80.32

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Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 2004, Lowland Single Malt Whisky,


Double matured in Amontillado Cask Wood, intriguing nutty notes from the wood, firmer, drier ones from malted barley, hints of amontillado grapes, very malty palate with a lingering dry finish,

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700ml £80.98

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Springbank Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 15 Years Old

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


Springbank Single Malt Campbeltown Scotch Whisky, 15 Years Old is a bewildering array of flavours, dark chocolate, figs, marzipan, brazil nuts and vanilla are just some of the notes on show

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700ml £81.50

Tamnavulin Connoisseurs Choice 2007 Cask Strength, Single Malt Whisky, 2007


Tamnavulin Connoisseurs Choice 2007 Cask Strength, Single Malt Whisky, was matured in a refill bourbon barrel yielding 214 bottles at its hefty cask strength of 58.8%. Tamnavulin is an underrated distillery, which is a shame but also a blessing for thrifty malt fans as it keeps the prices down. Tamnavulin is also more famous for sherry cask whisky, so it\'s great to see one from a refill bourbon cask that should allow the distillery\'s spirit character to shine. This 2007 Tamnavulin should be splendid whisky and looks a bargain.

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700ml £82.75

Glendullan Connoisseurs Choice 2007 Cask Strength Single Malt Speyside Whisky 2007


Glendullan Connoisseurs Choice 2007 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky has an aroma of fragrant orange zest that intertwines with baked apples and brazil nut. Poached pear comes to the fore alongside lemon and soft vanilla. A taste of sweet notes of watermelon give way to ripe green apple and citrus fruits. Honeycomb notes develop accompanied by malted biscuit and banana. Medium-bodied finish with toasted almond and soft spice.

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700ml £82.75

Loch Lomond 18 Year Old Island Single Malt Whisky,


Loch Lomond 18 Year Old Island Single Malt Whisky has been left to mature in the finest oak barrels bringing out the sweeter character of the wood with a subtle characteristic hint of peat and smoke ensuring a well balanced finish. Green apple and grapefruit aromas fuse before the sweet character of honeysuckle and mature oak comes through. Full bodied and rounded. Elegant wood notes of toasted oak and cigar box become green fruits with apple and gooseberry. Long finish with dried tea and tobacco leaf in balance with soft medicinal peatiness and wood smoke.

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700ml £83.50

Mannochmore Vintage Single Malt Whisky,

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


Mannochmore Vintage 1994 Single Malt Whisky has a fresh, flowery nose with a firm medium body and perfumy, light faint peat dry finish,

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700ml £83.58

Talisker Vintage Amoroso Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 2006

Strong and very recognised peat flavours - Full amber colour - Luxuriously deep, bold and big bodied


Rich, double matured in ex-Amoroso casks, a luscious, fruity sweetness with the crisp dry peat-smoke and pepperiness,

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700ml £83.98

Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 18


Matured in the finest Oloroso sherry and Bourbon casks to create an extraordinarily smooth, rich and mellow single malt - Light to medium peat flavours - Full amber colour - Medium creamy body

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700ml £84.08