For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008. Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46% ABV.
In 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail ‘World Whisky of the Year’ – in praise of its “utter silky brilliance” and “complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching.” Pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’, it’s a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. Ardbeg Uigeadail was voted by the 120,000+ strong Ardbeg Committee as their favorite Ardbeg. Non chill-filtered at 54.2% ABV
Enticing and silky smooth, this is the quintessential Cardhu. Glowing with notes of golden honey and delicate, fruity character.
This whisky has been called a lot of things in its time: smooth, fruity, complex, sophisticated, entertaining, classic. The Original Malt Whisky Almanac says: “A first-class malt. One of the most popular malts in the world – deservedly so.” The Glenlivet 12 Year Old’s legendary smooth character and tropical fruity notes come from spending quality time in a mix of American oak casks, which have been seasoned with Bourbon, and European oak. While a selection of different oak casks enhances the whisky’s flavor, the origins of it lies in the mineral-rich spring water drawn from Josie’s Well, their unique water source.
The original expression of the elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range. A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland's tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks. It is here, maturing for ten long years in a. range of ex-bourbon casks such as the famous slow-grown and air-dried 'designer casks' from Missouri, that the raw spirit develops a perfect balance between sweetness and complexity. Resulting in a mature spirit that is soft, mellow and creamy.
Isle of Orkney
Highland Park 12 Viking Honour
Viking Honour reflects the unique culture of the remote island home on Orkney. Part of Scotland, but, originally belonging to a vast Viking kingdom. The heart and soul of Highland Park, Viking Honour is a perfect harmony of aromatic smoky peat, sweet heather honey and rich fruit cake.
Aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years, this much sought-after single malt has the massive peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay, but also offering dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram.
The original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it over 75 years ago. In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. Those enjoying the 10 Year Old will first notice the bold, smoky taste, followed by a hint of seaweed and a surprising sweetness. Big oak with a hint of vanilla ice cream, try with water
The Macallan's Curiously Small Stills are amongst the smallest on Speyside. Their unique size and shape give the spirit maximum contact with the copper, helping to concentrate the 'new make' spirit and provide the rich, fruity, full-bodied flavors characteristic of the Macallan. There are fourteen of these spirit stills, crafted from copper, each holding an initial 'charge' of 3,900 liters. These stills are so famous that they have appeared on the back of a Bank of Scotland banknote. A sherry wood matured 12 year old, deliciously smooth, rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice.
A combination of rich sweetness with a smoky dryness and appetising spice distinguishes this lovingly-matured Highland malt.
Isle of Skye
The classic stalwart of the Talisker family. The perfect companion for when the day is done, smooth, smoky with a comforting afterglow. Grilled oily fish in lemon oil, on the nose, dry salt and pepper on the palate, peat and pepper in a tastebud treat of a finish,
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Recognized as the benchmark for all other deluxe blends. Created using only Scotch Whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years from the four corners of Scotland, Johnnie Walker Black Label has an unmistakably smooth, deep, complex character.
The term 'monkey shoulder' harks back to their whisky making heritage. It’s a reference to a condition that maltmen sometimes picked up while working long shifts, turning the barley by hand. It had a tendency to cause their arm to hang down a bit like a monkey’s, so they nicknamed it 'monkey shoulder'. While the maltmen are among the few who still turn the barley manually, working conditions have changed which means this injury has been consigned to the past. The world's first "triple" malt, combining single malts from three of Speyside's finest distilleries. Not a single drop of grain whisky is included, the chosen malts mature in first fill ex-bourbon casks.
Dublin, County Cork
Jameson Original is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned the green bottle into an icon. Perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.
Middleton, County Cork
One of the most decorated Irish whiskeys, Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world. Regarded as the definitive expression of traditional Pot Still Irish whiskey, Redbreast dates back to 1903 when Jameson entered into an agreement with the Gilbeys Wines & Spirits Import Company. Redbreast 15 Year Old was first created in 2005 for La Maison du Whisky in Paris, France. Due to the positive attention it received, it is now in regular production at the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork. It is a 15 year old whiskey and is bottled at 46% ABV.
Tullamore, Cty. Offaly
Triple distilled and patiently aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this original blended Irish whiskey is known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity.
Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye
A total return to the art of craft-first hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time, every barrel is tasted throughout each step of the aging process to ensure that the spirits meet very high standards. Every whiskey is finished in hand-selected finishing barrels. For an added layer of flavor and complexity, the bourbon is finished in ruby port casks with no set time for the process.
Every drop of Basil Hayden’s is distilled in Clermont, Kentucky; right in the heart of bourbon country. Late in the 18th century, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. left his Maryland home for the greener pastures of Kentucky, bringing his family and reputation with him. Not yet privy to the old guard’s ‘rules’ of bourbon, legend has it that Basil set out to make a batch simply using the ingredients he had on hand, unaware of what the traditionalists might think of his mash. What resulted was a bourbon with a uniquely high-rye mashbill, combining the sweetness of corn with the spicy undertones of rye. The purists may have been displeased, but not the neighbors who tried it. Over 200 years later, the Noe family pays tribute to Basil’s masterful discovery with a high-rye, small batch bourbon that embodies the spirit of that very first recipe.
Basil Hayden's Rye
To produce this very special batch of Basil Hayden’s Rye, a long known but rarely used "re-barreling" technique is employed. A traditional rye is aged for four years and then transferred to newly charred quarter cask barrels to age an additional seven years. The smaller barrels create more contact with the oak and allows more air to breathe into the cask. The result is an incredibly deep flavor. It’s not easy or quick, but blending just a small amount of this “re-barreled” liquid into the Rye Whiskey amplifies its natural characteristics and creates a profile that shines in any serve.
Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet with citrus and oak. A creamy vanilla nose features hints of nuts, caramel, orange and light chocolate. Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons. Best served neat or on the rocks.
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world. Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century old warehouses until the peak of maturity. The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit. The smooth finish lingers on the palate.
Bulleit Bourbon is inspired by the whiskey pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that's distinctively clean and smooth.
Bulleit Rye is an award-winning, straight rye whiskey with a character of unparalleled spice and complexity. Released in 2011, it continues to enjoy recognition as one of the highest quality ryes available.
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch
As founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. here, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other.
Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. Every barrel is discriminately selected to offer consistent flavor but with a seemingly individual personality. The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.
I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight
Beginning with a subtle nose, I.W. HARPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey leaves traces of caramel and vanilla on entry before melting into velvety bursts of wood and spice. The finish is sweet and pleasant with subtle fruit notes.
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
Mellowed drop by drop through 10-feet of sugar maple charcoal, then matured in handcrafted barrels of their own making. This Tennessee Whiskey doesn’t follow a calendar. It’s only ready when the tasters say it is. Judged by the way it looks. By its aroma. And of course, by the way it tastes. It’s how Jack Daniel himself did it over a century ago. And how it is still done today.
Jefferson's Groth Cask Finish
Groth Winery produced the first wine from California to receive 100 points from Robert Parker and produce one of the most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon’s from the region. The barrels were sent to Kentucky, where they were filled with fully matured Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Then the barrels were placed in a “hot box” (a steel container that reaches up to 120 degrees inside during the summer) to sweat the wine out of the wood. In the first 60 days, it tasted like a glass of Cabernet followed by a shot of bourbon. Over the ensuing months, the bourbon took on unique characteristics from the Groth barrel which married together in a supremely balanced spirit. The Groth Cask Finish explodes with luscious dark berry flavors, such as black cherry and blackberry, evident from the red hue that the bourbon has adopted.
Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea
This bourbon started out as an experiment in a curious effort to discover what would happen if bourbon was left to weather the extreme elements: temperature fluctuations, salt air and the gentle rocking of the ship. The result was a thick, dark bourbon that showcases complex flavors reminiscent of other spirits; the almost black color and caramel flavors resemble a dark rum as the sugars within the barrels caramelized; the briny, savory taste from the barrels breathing the sea air is reminiscent of Islay Scotch; and at its core, it’s a true bourbon. Each voyage of Jefferson’s Ocean typically crosses the equator four times, visits five continents and over 30 ports on an average sailing.
An unflinching balance of deep, old-style flavor with a natural oak sweetness. Rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied. Almost fruity.
Every barrel of Maker's Mark is aged to taste, not time - a practice uncommon among bourbons. After the bottles are filled, each is hand-dipped into the signature red wax. While every drop of bourbon is consistent, each drip is distinctively different, thanks to the particular technique of the individual dipper.
Suntory Whisky Toki
"Toki" means "time" in Japanese. It's a concept rich in meaning the world over, but particularly in Japan where respect for tradition and reinvention sparks a powerful creative energy. Inspired by that interplay, Suntory Whisky Toki brings together old and new - the house of Suntory's proud heritage and its innovative spirit - to create blended Japanese whisky that is both groundbreaking and timeless.
The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more that 200 delectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes.