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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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Lagavulin 8 Years Old Malt Scotch Whisky,


Lagavulin 8 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky was Released for 200th Anniversary of the Distillery, big and smoky with sweet spice that comes apparent with a drop of water,

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700ml £63.60

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 £64.25

Glenlivet French Oak 15 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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


Nutty aromatic nose of oak, dried apple and fressia, followed by a clean, nutty and light palate with a waff of smoke.

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700ml £64.48

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Yrs Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

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


Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Yrs Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been aged in ex-bourbon casks and extra matured in ruby port pipes. Has a palate of mint chocolate and Seville orange, berries and nutmeg with a nose of rose scented Turkish Delight, Honeysuckle, tangerines and dark chocolate,

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700ml £64.95

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Springbank Cask Strength 12 years Old Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


An amazingly full bodied whisky, rich with a thick and oily texture. Rich taste of oranges, tangerines, hint of cocoa,

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700ml £64.95

Port Charlotte Heavily Peated 10 Years Old, 10


Port Charlotte Heavily Peated 10Yrs Old Islay Single Malt Whisky has been conceived, distilled, matured and bottled at Bruichladdich Distillery on the Isle of Islay. Aged for ten years in oak casks,

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700ml £64.95

Glenburgie Distillery Label Single Malt Whisky, 2004


Glenburgie 2004 Distillery Label Speyside Single Malt Whisky shows subtle sherry aromas with butterscotch and spices. Smooth, sweet stewed fruit, milk chocolate and roasted hazelnut on the finish.

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700ml £65.22

Bunnahabhain Ceobanach Single Malt Scotch Whisky,


Matured in ex bourbon casks for over 10 years, complex layers of flavour, reflects the intensely peated origins,

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700ml £65.34

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Glenrothes 10 Yrs McGibbons Provenance Single Malt Speyside Whisky,

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


Spicy nose opens sweetly with a sticky toffee pudding style developing to macerated dried fruit, soft leather and hint of tobacco. a warming spiced palate runs to creamy butterscotch, nutty chocolate, sweet mocha. Long finish - star anise and chocolate coated candied orange peel.

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700ml £65.55

Tomatin 12yrs 2006 Amontillado Finish Limited Edition, 2006


Tomatin 12yrs 2006 Amontillado Finish Limited Edition shows rich flavours of chocolate, dried fruits, espresso and a hint of nuts

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700ml £67.76

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 £69.98

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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

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 £71.49

Mortlach 15 Year Old Distillery Label Single Malt Whisky,


Mortlach 15 Year Old Distillery Label Single Malt Speyside Whisky is a complex take with restrained sherry cask notes and lots of Mortlach\'s rich and malty character. Lots of rich fruit and raisins tempered by a touch of sultanas and vanilla,

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700ml £71.77

Linkwood 15 Year Old Distillery Label Single Malt Whisky,

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


Distillery Label Linkwood 15yrs Single Malt Speyside Whisky is light bodied, delicate, fragrant and very floral but complex. Delicious notes of salt and peppercorns weaved in with the malty and ethereal strawberry. Try this one neat,

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700ml £71.77

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Kilkerran 16 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky,


Kilkerran 16 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky has a delicate nose and a sweet, sticky waxy mouthfeel, hint of aniseed, honey notes with rich milk chocolate and liquorice, gentle peat smoke influence

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700ml £72.58

Benrinnes 15Yrs Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside,


Benrinnes 15Yrs Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside is triple distilled, robust yet smooth and rich with fresh bramble and smoke, rich fruit, wood, dark chocolate and sweet creamy notes leading to sherry like finish,

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700ml £73.35

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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 £73.98

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 £74.58

Lagavulin 16 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Strong and very recognised peat flavours - Green to gold colour - Luxuriously deep, bold and big bodied


A powerful smokey flavour from roasted grains over locally gathered seaweed.

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700ml £74.98

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Mortlach Rare Old


Combining bourbon and sherry matured whisky to create a spicy, rich flavoursome dram

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700ml £75.00

Craigellachie Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 1997

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


Light, fruity with hints of kiwi, coconut and toasted malt aromas, chilli spice initially, raspberries, dark chocolate flavours with lingering hint of tobacco

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700ml £75.86

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

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

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 £81.55