Uisguebeatha (Scotch Whisky) New
(Scotch Whisky – Water of Life)
Originally a drink for the working class, whisky has developed into a group of spirits offering incredible depth and variety. However, you don’t always need to get caught up in tasting notes and identifying complexities: remember that a quality whisky is like a quality wine; if you like it, then it is good!
Glenmorangie Original 13
Nose offers fruit, butterscotch and toffee with vanilla, fruit soft tannins and peat combining for a warm finish
Oban 14yo 16
Nose is rich and smoky, with seaweed, tar and citrus notes that finishes with dry oak
Oban Distillers Edition 19
Similar to the 14yo but has a rich smoke on the palate with a lingering spice finish. Superb.
Light, sweet and smooth in the mouth, with citrus fruit, cloves and a gingery finish
Auchentoshan (Three Wood) 16
Fruit and syrup. Hazelnut with hints of cinnamon and lemon. A butterscotch sweetness adds to the overall complexity.
Light flowery nose with a hint of grass and cucumber. Palate is barley with a touch of spice and an earthy note.
anCnoc 16yo 25
Robust on the nose featuring honeysuckle, cereals and barley, and has a nicely sweet mocha, winter spice Madeira flavour. Medium length finish with oak and barley interaction.
Benrinnes 15yo 20
A complex and savoury whisky, showing peppery, leathery and caramel flavours and a medium to long finish. Also not available in Australia, and must be purchased directly from the distillery, or from here.
Lovely honeyed, floral and fragrant nose with a smooth malt and vanilla sweetness on the palate
Glenlivet XXV 55
A superb expression of this distinguished distillery, finished in sherry casks for its final 2 years. A seamless combination of honey, dried fruit and spice that emerges on the palate and peaks on the finish
Glenfiddich 12yo 14
Classic rich fruit and barley nose with a sharp malt palate and warming finish
Glenfarclas 15yo 19
A Classic Highland malt with hints of raisins, orange peel, sherry and walnuts. A liquid Christmas cake. Astonishing! Drinks like a 20yo.
Longmorn 16yo 18
Apple, toffee cream and spice on the nose, the Longmorn has a medium body with lovely fudge, butter and more spicy notes on the palate, and a long oaky finish.
The Macallan 12yo 16
Abundant fruit combined with sweet syrup. The solid oak rounds out a good lengthy finish
Highland Park 12yo (Orkney) 16
Fragrant and floral with hints of white heather and spice. Smooth and honeyed with fruit on the palate and potpourri finish.
Highland Park 18yo (Orkney) 28
A richer finish than its younger sibling with the creaminess of cinnamon and allspice and a long herbal sugared finish.
Isle of Jura 15
A resin, oil and pine note to the nose that combines to deliver a light malty, nutty and salt finish with a hint of smoke.
Talisker (Skye) 10yo 13
A complex dense smoky nose with sweet fruit and fish that delivers dark chocolate, ginger and black pepper in a spicy smoky tail.
Talisker Distiller’s Edition 20
Lightly peated, with a smokey finish which lingers long and reveals spice notes, black pepper and clove
Tobermory (Mull) 15yo 22
Finished in Sherry Oloroso casks this dram exudes Christmas cake, spice and smoke flavours with a long and luxurious chocolate coated raisin finish.
Ardbeg 10yo (Islay) 14
Traditionally the smokiest of whiskeys with over 50 phenol parts per million. With its deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks, it’s non-chill-filtered at high strength whilst retaining maximum flavor
Ardbeg Corryvreckan 23
Taking its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Swirling aromas and torrents of deep, peaty, peppery taste lurk beneath the surface of this beautifully balanced dram.
Bowmore (Islay) 15
Rich peat and seaweed nose with zesty lemon, menthol and smoke in a complex finish
Bowmore (Islay) 17yo 28
A luscious creamy toffee and malty sweetness combines with a warm smokiness. Incredibly smooth, warm and comforting
Bruichladdich (Islay) 15
A light elegant nose of fruit and vanilla that is smooth and stylish with nuts and spicy oak in the finish
Bunnahabhain (Islay) 12yo 15
Restrained for an Islay, the Bunnahabhain has a fresh nose with not too much peat. The smoke is more overt on the palate, along with nuts and fruits. The finish is long and full bodied, with hints of vanilla.
Caol Ila (Islay) 15
Iodine, smoked bacon and fish feature on the nose along with some fruit that remerge on a peppery peaty finish
Kilchoman (Islay) 10yo 22
Lovely balance between fruits (especially lemon) and a light peat smoke. A long and lively finish. For a newcomer to Islay it has certainly found its feet.
Laphroaig 10yo (Islay) 14
Salt, peat, seaweed and tar in a glorious nose that’s followed by a massive palate with fish oil & plankton, culminating in a long phenolic and peaty finish.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask (Islay) 16
Deep, complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness
Laphroaig 18yo (Islay) 30
An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming. Complete with all the characteristics that makes Laphroaig one of the kings of peat. Delicious!
Laguvalin 16yo (Islay) 18
A monster truck nose full of smoke, lychee and pear with banana and smoke notes on the palate this finishes with dark chocolate and a rich smoke