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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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Isle Of Jura 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Matured for eighteen long years in American White Oak ex bourbon barrels, this whisky is then beautifully enriched by superior Premier Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux red wine barriques from the South of France. The result is an incredibly rich and fruity whisky, with flavours of cooked raspberries, warm spice, rich caramel and crème anglaise.
Inchmurrin 18 Year Old Island Single Malt Whisky was named after an island rich in meadow and woodland, this 18 year old has a strong oak character, with hints of summer grass, tropical fruit and zesty citrus notes. Rich, deep aromas of heather honey perfectly balanced with crafted oak wood notes. Full bodied with strong oak character in harmony with tropical fruit of pineapple, mango and kiwi. Zesty citrus notes emerge in the background. The finish is long and warming with elegant oak and stem ginger.
Auchroisk Connoisseurs Choice 2006 Cask Strength Single Malt Speyside Whisky A 15-year-old Auchroisk 2006 bottled at the tail end of 2021 by Gordon & MacPhail for their Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength range. This 2006 Auchroisk is a UK Exclusive bottling. Single cask Auchroisks like this G&M 15-year-old, bottled without colouring or chill filtration at natural cask strength (55%) from a refill bourbon barrel after a respectable ageing period, are the best way to get to know this perhaps rather under-appreciated distillery.
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve, Highland Single Malt Whisky is a special assemblage of whisky matured in American White oak ex bourbon barrels and finessed by aged Tawny port pipes, hand selected from W&J Grahams vineyard in Portugal. Aromas of sweet red berries, Seville oranges, plummy fruits and sticky toffee puddings. On the palate there are nectarines, creamy caramel, roasted chestnuts and java coffee. the finish is of sultanas, Sanguinello blood oarnges and macerated cherries.
Glendullan Connoisseurs Choice Cote Rotie Cask Finish 2009 Single Malt Whisky, Initially matured in refill bourbon casks, this Single Malt from Glendullan experienced a three year finishing in Côte Rôtie wine casks. Dried strawberry aromas give way to roasted peanuts and crystalised violet. Raspberry compote flavours combine with liquorice and red apple, leading to a medium bodied finish with citrus and red berries.
Ledaig 18 Year Old Batch 3 Single Malt Island Whisky is a wonderfully smoky island Single Malt which balances sweet and floral aromas with the richness and warmth of sea salt and smoke. This 18 Year Old Ledaig represents the rebirth of the style of malt whisky that would have originally been produced at the distillery. This sought after peated Hebridean style Single Malt Scotch Whisky balances rich and fruity, sherried smokiness with seaweed and light creosote that allows for a long and quite pungent finish with more smoke and a hint of liquorice and sea spray. Rich, fruity sherried smokiness, lovely balance of phenols, seaweed and light creosote, dried chilli flakes, spicy black pepper with hints of sweet oakiness. Powerful rich, sherried, herbal smoky flavours, orange peel, coffee, a touch of sea salt, tobacco and white pepper. The finish is long and quite pungent with more smoke, a hint of liquorice and sea spray.
Strathmill Connoisseurs Choice 2008, Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been matured for thirteen years in a single refill Bourbon barrel, producing only 202 bottles. Pineapple aromas give way to spiced apple and floral notes. Tropical fruit flavours are balanced by cracked black pepper. A full and long finish with mixed nuts and spice.
Batch 19/036 is a 2005 Aultmore bottled in 2019 by G&M for their new and improved Connoisseur\'s Choice range. G&M have also spiced things up and bottled this one at a natural strength instead of the usual 46%. It was matured for 13 years in a refill Bourbon barrel that yielded 256 bottles.
The Dalmore 15 Year Old Single Malt Highland Whisky is a robust yet elegant malt Whisky, aged for 12 years in American White oak ex bourbon casks then a three year finish in three different sherry woods, including Apostoles,Amoroso and Matusalem Oloroso. An aroma of orange marmalade, cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate has mandarin, vanilla, ginger and crushed apple. The finish notes are caramalised orange and rich dark chocolate.
Ardmore 1999 Distillery Label Single Malt Highland Whisky was aged in refill sherry hogsheads before being bottled in 2018 with a retro styled label. A nose of baked apple and salted caramel with driftwood and anise developing in the background. A palate of bitter orange and lime, followed by blackberry jam, rye, bread and cloves. A finish of nutmeg, touch of earthy peat and stewed summer berries.
Glen Scotia 18 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky is a flavourful 18-year-old whisky from Glen Scotia, one of only three remaining distilleries in Campbeltown. This single malt, introduced in September 2017 and finished in oloroso sherry casks, offers abundant notes of sea spray, vanilla toffee and spiced fruits. The finish lingers, with spiced raisin and a touch of honeyed nuttiness. The higher peat content gives a more sweet and smoky character and a beautiful rounded finish. Rich deep vanilla fruit flavours, apricot and pineapple, plump sultana. The finish is long and dry with gentle warming spice.
Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Full and textured body
Balvenie Double Wood 17 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside is sweet with dried fruits, toasted almonds and spice, layered with toffee notes, oak and vanilla,
Double matured in Pedro Ximenez cask Wood, robust and warming, extra rich with a deep, sweet, smoky flavour and intense layers of raisin sweetness, Bottled 1999 distilled 2003 Batch Igv.4/508
Light to medium peat flavours - Full amber colour - Full and textured body
The Dalmore Cigar Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks , Matusalem oloroso sherry casks and Cabernet Sauvignon barriques.
Medium to strong peat flavours - Dark rich colour - Full and textured body
Double matured in dry Montilla Fino wood casks, this has a salty, nutty palate with notes of Oban\'s typical tobacco and seaweed. Lovely
Aberlour 16 Years Old Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky is double cask matured to ensure the depth of character and distinctive fruitiness and spiciness Aberlour,
Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has beenmatured in superior oak casks and oloroso sherry casks. Sumptious flavours of vanilla, almonds, dried fruit. An expression of great depth and richness
Light subtle peat - Full gold to amber colour - Smooth, silky and mature body
Glenlivet 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a flowery malt with a light touch of fresh peat, and a peach-stone nuttiness. Has a good interplay between sweet and bitter flavours
Impressive depth and balance. Classic style evident, 18 years maturation in sherry casks. Rich, oily on the palate, develops to reveal dried fruits and just a hint of smoke
Longrow 18 Yrs Peated Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky, Limited Edition IS a double distilled, heavily peated single malt. The malt is peat dried for up to 48 hours to give the whisky a unique Campbeltown style smoky character.
Ardmore 2000 Distillery Label Single Malt Whisky has a nose of juicy blood orange and candied apple aromas combine with a subtle hint of vanilla, Smoke features prominently alongside tart grapefruit and lemon peel, Smoky bonfire embers complement baked apple and sweet orange zest. Light and spicy; black pepper develops alongside flavours of milk chocolate with an undertone of aniseed, A light and medium-bodied finish with lingering smoke and cocoa powder,
Glenburgie 21 Years Old Distillery Label Single Malt Whisky is a floral, fruity and complex release with two decades of layering on complexity and flavour. The distillery is known for producing a thick, slightly meaty spirit well suited to long aging and sherry casks. This is a fine whisky packed with Speyside notes of apple, pear, grassy malt, warm hay, vanilla, cream, dried fruit and citrus rind.