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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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Glenfarclas 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is assertive with plenty of sherry oak maltiness, good smokiness. Arguably the best balanced of the Glenfarclas range.
Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Smooth, silky and mature body
Matured in whisky casktransfers before being red to Sherry casks, acquiring character from both. This is an excellent whisky, and is thoroughly recommended
Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish Island Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2015 as part of the distillery\'s Loch Lomond Island Collection. This expression benefits from double-maturation, first in American white oak barrels, followed by extra finishing in casks that previously aged Madeira wine. This non-chill-filtered single malt carries no age statement. \"Red wine and a tart or sour beer note reveal a strong Madeira influence on the nose. The palate offers rich, dark red fruits, with plums, dates, and raw honey, as well as raisins and nuttiness. The finish showcases dry oak and tannins, transitioning to more of a nutty-rancio profile, backed by orchard fruits such as pears and peaches, and lighter traces of the richer, darker fruits of the palate.\"
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated, Islay Single Malt Whisky is made from pure Scottish barley, supreme elegance, this show the union of the classic floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat.
Ardbeg An Oa, Single Malt Whisky Islay has smoky power, mellowed by delectable, smooth sweetness, peat, dark chocolate, aniseed wrapped in butterscotch, black pepper ending in a crescendo of flavour. Whisky from several different casks, including new charred oak, PX sherry and first fill bourbon are blended together. The southern-most point of Islay is the Mull of Oa, the rounded headland that shelters Ardbeg from the wild Atlantic.
Tomatin Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Whisky has been aged in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks and has notes of golden syrup, ginger, malt and marzipan.
This Classic Laddie is made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, matured in American oak, floral, elegant and unpeated,
Benromach 100 Proof Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is intense and complex yet beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.
Light to medium peat flavours - Full gold to amber colour - Light soft body
Ledaig Vintage Single Malt Whisky from the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull, selected and produced by Gordon and MacPhail.
Glentauchers 2005 Distillery Label Speyside Single Malt Whisky has been left to mature until 2019. There is a nose of fresh ripe nectarines, white chocolate and freshly cut grass with a palate of gentile tropical fruit sweetness with zingy pineapple, apricot and touch of white pepper. Rich dark chocolate, floral oak and toasted malt show on the finish.
Medium to strong peat flavours - Pale to light green colour - Firm oily body
Caol Ila 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is lighter in style than many Islay malts, but with all the characteristic peatiness. This is absolutely stunning, due to its cleanness and complexity.
Aberlour Casg Annamh Single Malt Whisky has been significantly influenced by the finest quality, hand-selected Oloroso Sherry casks. Casg Annamh means \"rare cask\"in Gaelic, and this expression has been matured in three types of casks, European oak Sherry casks and two different types of American oak casks, resulting in a rich, intense whisky. The fruity flavours are balanced perfectly with spicy notes of liquorice, ginger and cinnamon.
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.
A small batch release 1V with a burst of citrus, lemons, oranges then distinct peat and a long finish with lingering citrus, first fill bourbon, non chilled and cask strength
Mannochmore 12yrs Old Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky in Scotland has a light, fruity aroma and a smooth, mellow taste with butter, sweet grass, honey suckle and toffee.
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.
Light to medium peat flavours - Green to gold colour - Smooth, silky and mature body
Auchroisk 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside Whisky has a smoky and nutty sweetness with the feel of silky springwater followed by a dry well balanced finish.
AnCnoc Peatheart Batch 2, Single Malt Whisky is AnCnoc\'s smokiest-ever whisky and a welcome addition to the core range for fans of their \'Peaty\' series. Peatheart is a single malt with intense smoke followed by orchard and citrus fruit notes. Peatheart has been named after the peat bogs surrounding distillery, which are described as the heart of Scotland\'s peatlands.
Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Smooth, silky and mature body
Nose of freshly chopped pine trees, ferns, forest floor, light firm oily-creamy and dry body with flavours of buttered scones