Blair Athol 12-Year-old
A rich "fruitcake" whisky with spice, lemon and slight smoke to balance out the weightier elements. Silky smooth and well balanced.
Blair Athol Connoisseurs Choice
Founded in the late 1790s - not at Blair Atholl, but 10 miles south - at Pitlochry. Closed in 1932, it was bought by blenders Arthur Bell and rebuilt in 1949. Today it operates two pairs of stills which produce a sweet, aromatic whisky with malty overtones.
Edradour 10 Year old
The Edradour distillery was founded in 1825. Besides being Scotland's smallest distillery, many claim it to be the prettiest. Slightly sweet, malty, sherry and clean. Finish is mellow, warm with some spice.
Edradour Wood finish
Initially matured in ex bourbon casks for 10 years, the whisky was then finished in a Chateau Roubine red wine cask. The typical influence of bourbon maturation showing vanilla and toffee notes has been supplemented by the subtle introduction of red berries and spices, to provide a gentle explosion on the palate, and results in a warming finish.
Aberfeldy Connoisseurs Choice 1989 - Local Distillery
Local and worth a visit! Spicy and herbal on the nose, developing into sweet and sour fruity mix. Add some water to feel its true smoky character.
Aberfeldy 12 Year old - Local Distillery
HIGHLAND - Local and worth a visit. Lovers of Dewars may recognise this as its signature malt. Medium body with a heathery and light peaty nose.
Amber in appearance with rose-golden highlights. Full-bodied malt, fused with aromas of pineapple, apricot & lemon to create a long-lasting sweet finish. Hints of oak, spice & raisin combine with vanilla to create a creamy, smooth finish on the palate.
Ballechin - from one of our Local Distilleries
From the Edradour Distillery founded in 1837. Firm peatiness and smoke, some fruit via the influence of the Madeira cask. An interesting malt that actually works.
Ben Nevis 10 Year old
Immediate deep pakiness offers enormous substance from the off. Typically mouth filling with an almost rum-like rich estery quality which guarantees a big, fattish mouth feel.
Clynelish 14 Year old
This distillery can be found by Brora in the Northern Highlands. The texture of this dram is superb. Velvety and sweet on the palate with notes of tropical and citrus fruits. On the nose there is a touch of wax and smoke that hang around on the finish.
Dalmore 12 Year old
Pure, clean water taken from the local River Alness is used to create The Dalmore in the time-honoured way. A malt arousing with fruit (orange marmalade), malt and sherry and a remarkably long finish.
Dalwhinnie 15 Year old
Dalwhinnie is the Gaelic for 'meeting place' and is the highest distillery in Scotland. Smooth, yellow, subtle with a heathery honey taste and just a hint of smoke.
Deanston 12 Year old
The distillery is located by Doune near Dunblane. Breathe deep into the fresh, floral, citrus fruit aroma laden with a honeycomb maltiness. Delve into the layers of barley sugar, creamy toffee and orange with hints of ginger. Enjoy its long, balanced finale as the spiced honey flavours dance on the tongue.
Fettercairn 12 Year old
On the palate it has a peppery spiciness - Liquorice. Almost a chocolaty sweetness. With water it is grassy with a hint of cedar. Light to medium body with a dry finish with a hint of oak.
Glen Albyn 1975
One of the three Distilleries that once graced Inverness. The Distillery was lost for good in 1983 when it was closed and demolished. Tasting this malt is equivalent to drinking liquid history - like a rare antique! Rich with fresh fruit and peat smoke aromas. Birchwood with floral traces on the palate. Try it now before it is lost for good.
Glen Deveron 10 Year old
The whisky is named after the water source, the River Deveron, whereas the distillery is known as 'Macduff. The colour is gold, the nose, simple, is marked by the malt sweetness. The palate is light, but full, just like the nose. The finish is dryer, and not too long.
Glen Garioch 15 Year old
The first bottling since the re-opening of the distillery in 1997 after a re¬furbishment. This won the under 12 Mainland (non-Speyside) Single Malt award in the World Whisky Awards 2007.
Glen Mhor 1965
No longer in existence, since demolition in 1986, this Inverness malt is becoming increasingly rare. It sat on the banks of the Caledonian Canal adjacent to Glen Albyn. Floral with hints of polished wood, sherry flavours and a drying smokiness appear on the palate.
Glen Mhor 1980
No longer in existence, since demolition in 1986, this Inverness malt is becoming increasingly rare. Complex and rich in body with a slightly smoky and aromatic palate. Named after the Great Glen that flowed west to Fort William. Golden in colour. Sherried & dried fruits - figs & dates. Hint of cereal, malty aromas. Full - oily & smoky, herbal with floral notes. A sweet, rounding fruitiness - sherry & ripe fruits.
Glen Ord 12 Year old - Get it while you can!
Located in Easter Ross not too far from Dingwall lies Glen Ord. The 12 Year old is the last of the younger expressions available in the UK. Now the younger ones are produced under the Singleton Range for the Far East markets. A Malt of good balance and a rich texture.
Glencadam 15 Year old
Located in the East of Scotland this distillery malt has chocolate and berry fruit notes. A wonderful sipping dram.
Glendronach 12 Year old
Located East of the Speyside Region in Aberdeenshire. The distillery has recently changed hands. The 12yo is double matured. It has a rich body of ripe plummy fruit, demerara sugar and fruitcake. Hints of toffee linger along with slight traces of smoke. There is a hint of spice on the finish.
Glenmorangie 10 Year old
Glenmorangie Distillery is in Tain, Ross-shire producing the number one selling malt whisky in Scotland. Smooth and delicate with appealing honey and citrus flavours. Well balanced with a subtle smokiness giving a fresh aromatic and refined taste.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
A caress of silk velvet on the tongue gives way to a swathe of rich, dark chocolate-enrobed walnuts leaving in their wake the lemony-rose jelly texture of Turkish delight. Finally, lingering memories of dark minty chocolate with the effervescence of orange provide a satisfying finish.
Glengoyne l0 Year old
Situated only 12 miles from Glasgow this picturesque distillery produces an unpeated Malt of differing vintages. Voted the "Best of the Best" by The Whisky Magazine. Deep rich flavours with a hint of apple. Long and alluring finish.
Glenturret 10 Year old
From the oldest distillery in Scotland, this malt delivers a smooth dry finish with a nutty and apple taste. Besides this bottling of the single malt in the pure form, Glenturret whisky is used in the blending of Famous Grouse.
Loch Lomond distillery is situated in the village of Alexandria beside the river Leven at the southernmost tip of Loch Lomond. Sweet, smoky, with hints of finest Madeira wine. Has a long, mellow finish, with echoes of a raisiny xmas pudding.
Located on the eastern edge of Inverness, this distillery has also been lost. Today the Chimney is still present but the remaining buildings form part of a travel hotel complex. From refill sherry casks, the whisky has a dry, spicy character with hints of aniseed and black pepper. Subtle floral and fruit notes also present.
Oban 14 Year old
Situated in Oban, West Highlands, Oban is also known as the 'Gateway to the Isles'. Rich, elegant and glowing with sea air notes and an underlying rich fruitiness.
Old Pulteney 12 Year old
Established in 1826 in Wick, Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. Deep yellow in colour with a dry yet peaty nose delivering a soothing, oily and salty finish.
Royal Lochnagar 12 Year old
The distillery lies on the banks of the river Dee. One and a half miles from Balmoral, the whisky received the royal seal from Queen Victoria. Lightly smoky.
Tullibardine 1993 Built in 1949, Tullibardine is situated in the small village of Blackford at the foot of the Ochil Hills. The whisky has a light, "Lowland" style with malty, floral notes.
Tomatin 12 Year old
Situated between Aviemore & Inverness. Easily accessible & yet with a sense of isolation which adds to the character of Tomatin. Complex bouquet with a rich malty & fruity aroma. A wonderfully rich and elegant taste producing a long and satisfying finish.
Auchentoshan 12 Year old
A gold honey colour with a creme Brule, citrus and nutty, green leaf note. Smooth and sweet with hints of citrus on the palate.
Glenkinchie 12 Year old
Located by Prestonpans, South of Edinburgh, in East Lothian. This malt is called a Lowlander wearing a kilt due to its fuller body and richer flavours.
Founded in 1938, as part of the Dumbarton Distillery complex, two stills produce Inverleven Malt Scotch Whisky. Once described as 'a Lowlander wearing a kilt', this malt has a lig ht, floral, fragrant nose with a sweet, nutty palate.
Rosebank 1991 Connoisseurs Choice
Situated on the Clyde/Forth canal at Falkirk, the distillery was one to retain the triple distillation process. The whisky has hints of rosewater notes and a touch of spicy, oak iness. The distillery was mothballed in 1993.
Springbank 10 Year old
The nose suggests a wide range of aromas, from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, the palate excites even further with a touch of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang we have come to expect from Springbank. An iconic dram!
Arran 10 Year old
One of the newest distilleries in Scotland, the Island of Arran is off the West Coast. Creamy and leafy with a nose of fresh peat smoke.
Arran Connoisseurs Choice 1998
Arran is often referred to as 'Scotland in Miniature', the Isle of Arran at one time was home to more than 50 whisky distilleries. Founded in 1995, Arran Distillery is situated at Lochranza, the most northerly sited of all the island's villages. There is a soft fresh taste to this malt. Citrus notes on the palate mix with gentle malti tones. An elegant clean finish.
Highland Park 12 Year old
The best known of the two Orkney Distilleries. Honey sweetness followed by fruit - maybe pineapple, apple or pear. On the palate it is drying and leaves a gentle smoky feeling and a flavour that just keeps on going. Once called the "greatest all-rounder" by award winning whisky journalist, the late Michael Jackson.
Highland Park 18 Year old
Voted the best Spirit in the World in 2007. The distillery is based in Kirkwall and is one of the 5 distilleries in Scotland that still does its own Malting. The characteristic Honey sweetness is supported with traces of vanilla that layers the rich ripe fruity body. Oranges, baked apples a hint of Apricot. On the palate it is silky, mellow with a slight drying texture. The smokiness is perfectly in balance and compliments the other flavours beautifully. This dram keeps on giving with a long and rewarding finish.
Isle of Jura 10 Year old
Jura was founded at Craighouse in 1810, the island's only village. The machinery and buildings were owned by different individuals, and a dispute between two led to its closure for over fifty years. A malt with a little peatiness and cereal notes.
Ledaig Connoisseurs Choice 1990
The distillery changed its name toTobermory Distillery in the 1970s. It occupies the ground beside the Ledaig burn. Floral with sweet, malty aromas. Toasted, nutty flavours, sesame seeds and liquorice sticks. Assertive with peaty influence.
Scapa 16 Year old
One of only two distilleries on Orkney, this malt shows more characteristics of its wind-blown home than its more mellow neighbour, Highland Park. A nose of spicy cloves and cardamom and a slightly peppery palate this is an ideal aperitif.
One of only two distilleries on Orkney, this malt is ynpeated yet has traces of peat. This comes from the water source - the Lingro Burn that meanders through the peat moorland. With a floral nose, dry grass and leafy aromas. Hints of citrus fruits and a spicy, cedar wood edge.
Talisker 10 Year old
The Cuillins are the dramatic hills of Skye, the home of Talisker. The distillery is on the exposed west coast, on the seaweedy shores of Loch Harport. Powerful, sweet and robust. Maritime on the nose - sweet, spicy undertones on the tongue.
Tobermory 10 Year old
From the Island of Mull, this malt is also known as Ledaig or safe haven in Gaelic. Light to medium body with a faint peat taste on the palate.
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
The distillery can trace it's history to 1794. This classic Islay Malt has a smoky nose with iodine running through it. One the most peaty of the islands malts.
The Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009. To Quote Jim "Quite simply: perfect". It is wonderfully complex. Drying smokiness, Caramel, a suggestion of sherry, peat, coffee and fruit. Controlled power.
Bowmore 12 Year old
The distillery dates back to 1798. The whisky has a fresh clean nose and a light body with a smooth finish. Towards the other end of the spectrum from Ardbeg. Bowmore delivers with a little more subtlety.
Bowmore 15 Year old Darkest
Teak in colour. Dark chocolate, raisins and sweet figs are bound together with that distinctive Bowmore smokiness to create a warm and delicious palate full of rich fruit cake flavours with a slight salty spiciness.
A former Whisky Distiller of the year winner. This is a whisky produced by the relatively new owners. It is a malt full of character, sweet youthfulness with some spicy notes with hints of pear drops. There is a saltiness present and hints of smoke.
Bunnahabhain 12 Year old
Built in 1881 in an almost desolate area of Islay, the village of Bunnahabhain grew up to serve the new distillery. It is unusual for an Islay malt to be lightly peated. Gentle, malty, nutty & sometimes salty with an oiliness that blends well into a round soft body.
Bunnahabhain 18 Year old
Very elegant and aromatic on the nose with caramel, honey and slightly smoky character. Rich fruity palate brings dried figs, bananas and grapes. Long finish with hazelnuts and dried figs once again.
Caol Ha Connoisseurs Choice 1996
The name - pronounced cull-eela' - is gaelic for 'Sound of Islay'. The distillery is appropriately hidden in a cove near Port Askaig. A well balanced, full-flavoured dram with medicinal, floral, spicy, nutty and smoky notes all present.
Lagavulin 16 Year old
Lagavulin (pronounced Lagga-voolin) is home to the definitive Islay malt whisky. Peated malt, slow distillation and long maturation together ensure Lagavulin develops a complex, rich, peaty character.
Laphroaig 10 Year old
From the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig s pronounced "La-froyg" Full golden in colour with a phenolic, seaweedy, peaty nose. Rich and smoky, full peated with a hint of sweetness. salty finish.
Laphroaig 18 Year old
From the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Pale amber in colour with a medium to full body, with an explosion of burning peat on the palate and a warming finish.
Sweet, flowery, light spice and leathery on the nose, with good balance between vanilla, sultana like fruits and melted chocolate on the finish. Staff Recommendations.