Tamdhu 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
46%, Master of Malt£77.50 for 70cl
Located in the heart of Speyside, the Tamdhu Distillery is renowned for aging its single malt exclusively in expensive sherry casks. The result of this expression, aged for 15 years, is a rich and smooth Scotch that bears notes of Christmas cake, honey, dates and figs.
Ledaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
46.3%, The Whiskey Exchange£79.95 for 70cl from £84.95
Made at the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull, Ledaig is named differently from the base malt whiskey Tobermory, to mark it as carrying a smoky, peaty style. This expression earned the specialty retailer the 2023 Whiskey of the Year from the Whiskey Exchange and is layered with notes of black pepper, sweet oak and rich smoke.
GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
46%, Royal Mile Whiskeys£53.95 for 70cl
Independent distillery GlenAllachie has become a distillery to watch since it was acquired by Billy Walker, the man who gave GlenDronach malt whiskey such a great reputation. His style is for big flavors, and this whisky, aged for a minimum of 12 years in ex Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, has an explosion of sweet cherry notes and rich oak spice.
Ardnamurchan AD/ Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
46.8%, Selfridges£68.99 for 70cl
A new Scottish distillery, located in Glenbeg in the Western Highlands, which opened in 2014. Its releases have been critically acclaimed. AD/ is the first consistent and regular release from the distillery after a series of limited editions. A blend of 50% peated and 50% unpeated whiskey, it shows maturity beyond its years.
Glen Scotia Single Malt Double Cask Scotch Whiskey
46%, Amazon£71.95 for 70cl
Remote Campbeltown is Scotland’s smallest whiskey-producing region, with just three distilleries. However, in Victorian times it was one of the largest and busiest in the country, and known as ‘the whiskey capital of the world’. This single malt from the region’s Glen Scotia distillery aims to replicate the oily, smooth and supremely flavorful malt whiskey of that era, and it does so with aplomb.
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