- Malt Whiskies - Speyside
world 's greatest whisky-making region, in the number of its distilleries
and the diverse palates of their products, lies between Loch Ness,
the Grampian Mountains and the North Sea. The mountains water this
region with rivers like the Findhorn, the Lossie, the Spey and the
Devvron. The water often rises in granite and flows over peat to
impart certain smokiness. Some of the region's classics also speak
eloquently of maturation in sherry wood, giving an elegant complexity.
12 year old 43%
amber colour with bronze highlights. Complex, full-bodied nose,
rich sherry with heather honey, medium-sweetness and a nutty note.
Full-bodied, sherry nose with a note of nuttiness and distinct vanilla
tone. Long nutty finish with a hint of tannin.
15 year old 43%
colour with gold highlights. Fresh, medium bodied nose with biscuity-yeast,
vanilla and floral notes. Round, medium-sweet honeyed flavour with
a biscuity and honeyed finish.
12 year old 40%
colour with pale gold highlight and, a clean, medium-dry nose with
a light-green touch.. Well-rounded flavour with a hint of spice
and a smoky maltiness on the finish.
DHU 1979 20 year old 40%
pale straw colour with yellow gold highlights. Full bodied nose
with an apple mustiness, perhaps a little green and unripe. Ripe,
rich wood flavour with hints of oak oil and long chewy, slightly
spicy finish. A rare opportunity to sample the dwindling stocks
of this now closed distillery. It is now a museum, open to the public.
16 year old 43%
amber colour with bronze highlights with a sherry nose showing some
oaky character. Medium-dry, full-bodied flavour with a touch of
tannin. Slightly peaty finish, long and smooth.
15 year old 43%
amber colour with lemon highlights. Rich, fruity nose, slightly
floral and medium sweet. Rich fresh, slightly peated flavour with
a slight sweetness which lasts through the long slightly smoky finish.
12 year old 43%
straw colour with green and lemon highlights. Full nose with hints
of green apples and cereals, slightly peaty and spirity. The greenness
lasts through to the flavour, which is rich and set, medium dry
with hints of oak and vanilla. Long smooth oaky finish with smoke
in the tail.
10 year old 40%
coloured with good gold highlights, a rubbery but delicately light
and sweet, leafy-oak nose with a slight tang of coffee. The flavour
is sweet, malty, full rich and round with slightly spicy long and
Special Reserve NAS 40%
world’s largest selling malt whisky is one of only two bottled at
the distillery It is the only Highland Malt to use a single spring
water source for all processes. It has a straw-gold colour and light
soapy and delicately peated nose with hints of cooked mash. The
gentle flavour is sweet, light and well balanced with a sweet, medium
10 Year Old 43%
first distillery to be founded in Scotland in the twentieth century
(1957)it was originally designed for triple distillation. Pale amber
with lemon highlights, a medium bodied nose with firm peat and soft
rich lanolin. A rich and creamy, soft oak flavour with a slight
toffee touch to the finish,.
14 year old 43%
straw colour with lemon highlights. Medium sweet, fairly rich nose
with hints of vanilla and a background greenness. The flavour is
medium sweet and creamy with a lasting greenness and a vanilla note.
Long clean finish with a coffee note on the tail
12 year old 43%
pale gold with a lemon tinge, the colour belies the full nose, lightly
peated, medium dry with a yeasty note. The flavour is fresh, clean
and aromatic if, perhaps with a memory of the mash tun. The long-lasting
finish is similarly light and clean with a coffee note.
16year old 43%
amber colour with gold highlights and a full-bodied nose, dark,
nutty and gently peated. The flavour is big, smooth and round with
dark nutty vanilla notes. A long finish full of sherry cask flavour,
smooth and dark with a hint of lingering nuttiness.
12 year old 43%
often seen now, since the distillery closed in 1993, this twelve-year-old
has an amber colour with pale gold highlights. Big round nose reminiscent
of damp oak, very full and malty with spice and peper notes. The
flavour is fairly full-bodied with a touch of tannin and a long
special bottling by Gordon & McPhail of single malt from the
Macallan Distillery. Rich amber colour with a slightly smoky nose
and fruity, red apple notes. Light in body with a creamy sweet palate
becoming dry and a lingering dry finish.
12 years old 43%
is said the Broomhill Spring, which supplies the water for Strathisla
is visited nightly by kelpies and it is this that gives the whisky
its special flavour. The colour is mid-amber with yellow highlights.
The nose has a dark hazelnut character with a delicate burnt peatiness
behind. Medium dry with a nuttiness and hint of dark oaky tannins
it has a medium finish with hints of hazelnut.
No age statement 40%
distillery was one of several to be built along the Strathspey Railway
Line. Straw amber colour with yellow highlights. It is light, sweet
with hints of marshmallow on the nose Medium sweet, light flavour,
biscuity smooth with a pleasant toasted finish.
12 years old 40%
of the modern Glenlivet distilleries, mothballed in 1995. Straw
colour with light sweet nose. Mature, sweet light and gently oaky
flavour with a long, easy and slightly spicy finish.
10 Year Old 40%
very pale straw with lemon highlights. Fresh, clean and aromatic
nose with a rich lemony fruitiness. Fresh, clean, rich and medium
sweet flavour, quite full bodied with a long sweet finish betraying
a touch of spice.
GLENLIVET 12 Years Old 40%
Smith, assisted and succeeded by his son, John Gordon Smith, founded
Scotland’s first licensed distillery. In 1880, the sole rights to
the name were established in court. The whisky itself has a leafy,
slightly malty and very fragrant nose. An elegant and complex flavour
with a slight hint of sweetness and
a finish of a good length.
MACALLAN 10 Years Old 40%
only in oak sherry casks purchased annually and kept full of specially
selected sherries in Spain for ten years. This results partly in
the rich golden colour and partly in the full-bodied nose. The flavour
however is of caramel tablet and the finish short and sweet.