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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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Tomatin 12yrs 2006 Amontillado Finish Limited Edition shows rich flavours of chocolate, dried fruits, espresso and a hint of nuts
AnCnoc Vintage 2002 has matured in Spanish and American oak casks and has been bottled in its most natural form neither chill-filtered nor coloured and as a result this dram may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of whisky that is non chill-filtered. A nose packed with liquorice and toffee. Creamy vanilla and ground spices then follow, all wrapped up in the classic honey and citrus flavours so typical of anCnoc. Chocolate adds another level of sweetness contrasted by orange zest and a hint of leather. The finish is long and warming with a spicy kick.
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,
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.\"
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,
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,
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,
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.
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,
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,
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
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.
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,
Ledaig 13 Year Old Amontillado Single Malt Whisky is a heavily peated limited-edition release from Tobermory on Mull, this Ledaig takes sherry maturation in a different direction, using an Amontillado cask. Rather than the rich and ripe fruit you find in most sherry-cask-finished drams, you can expect something a bit more complex, savoury and interesting, all wrapped up in classic maritime Ledaig smoke.
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.
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.
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,
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
Light subtle peat - Green to gold colour - Medium creamy body
Glen Keith Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky is malty, perfumed nose, hints of heather honey, cedar wood aromas. Sweet palate, cream soda notes mixed with citrus fruit flavours, delicate, dry spiciness,
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.
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.