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WHISKY WEDNESDAY IS BACK! NOVEMBER 8: 4 TO 7 AT THE SHOP COME TASTE AN AWESOME LINE UP OF SINGLE MALT SCOTCHES WITH OUR SUPPLIER/EXPERT AND WHISKY FRIENDLY SNACKS

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Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Islay Single Malt Scotch "A nose and a taste of this tells more than a book ever could. The beautiful golden spirit's aroma releasing honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak notes can be sensed upon further reading, while the palate tells of mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood. Its story ends very happily, with dry notes interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale." -The Distillery

Our 18 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has also been re-introduced as an un-chillfiltered spirit, a move which has excited whisky lovers and experts from across the world. With the move to un-chillfiltered at a higher strength of 46.3%, the packaging has been slightly revised to complement the new expression. The label highlights the move to natural colour and un-chillfiltered. The bottle is now presented in a quality gift carton containing a booklet with information on the brand.

$113.39
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Deanston 20 Year Old Oloroso 110.6 Proof Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL
Deanston 20 Year Old Oloroso 110.6 Proof Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL

Tasting notes Deanston 20 Year Old (110.6 Proof, NCF, NC)

Appearance: Bronze, very slow and thin legs run off a sturdy necklace.

Nose: True sherry bomb territory here, with a strong hit of sultanas, a light note of sourness, a latte coffee, milk chocolate, dried fruit platter, cinnamon and nutmeg, with a hint of malt in the background.

Palate: Uniquely bitter, with some sherry sourness, dried berries, wood spices and hints of orange peel. It’s creamy and full bodied, with a drying effect.

Linger: Dry and bitter, with some rich pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon on the palate and on the top of the gullet. Hints of a sour note pop up on occasion, with some serious dryness all around.

Conclusion: This is a beautiful expression. Truly. A great dram to slowly savor. If you have a proclivity to bitterness, as this writer has, you’ll absolutely love this dram. I will say, though, that not all of the share participants who have already tasted this expression, share my raving enthusiasm for it….

$145.79
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Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Mull 750 mL
Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Mull 750 mL

Highland Single Malt Scotch (Isle of Mull) A 1994 vintage whisky from Ledaig, the former name of the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull and now the name given to the peated version of their spirit. AROMA WITHOUT WATER: Aromatic with sweet vanilla and honey notes. A subtle hint of smoke develops TASTE WITHOUT WATER: Fruity and creamy with hints of pear, green apples and milk chocolate AROMA WITH WATER: Sweet and perfumed with toasted malt and hints of tropical fruits linger TASTE WITH WATER: Sweet with subtle spices. creamy milk chocolate and orange flavours

$49.49
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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL

Islay Single Malt Scotch 89 Points - Whisky Advocate, January 2011 "The new version, at a higher proof and not chill-filtered. That helped -- especially on the palate -- with greater texture and more well-defined flavors. But the flavors are essentially the same: nutty, toffee, light molasses, vanilla fudge, with delicate fruit (citrus, dark berries) and a hint of brine. Very comforting. Extra points for versatility -- this whisky will accommodate many moods and situations." -John Hansell

Tasting Notes from the Distillery:

"This whisky is the stuff tales are made of and inside the new bottle, the whisky speaks for itself. The nose offering a fresh and aromatic experience with a subtle whiff of smoke floating through the air. The taste starts with a light fruit and nut appeal that leads to a spectacular malty sweetness, finishing into a beautifully rich full-bodied, lingering experience."

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Deanston 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL
Deanston 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL
From the Distillery:
12 Year Old
Indulge your traditional side with this seductive single malt. Matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels, its delicate taste of sweet, honeyed fruit and gentle warmth will bewitch you. Not even a hint of smoke. Smooth, easy and an absolute delight.
 
Tasting Notes:
Nose: Fresh hays of summer, malty cereal, rich creamy toffee and honeyed heather balanced with sweet oak and barley sugar.
Palate: Smooth creamy sweetness with sumptuous hints of fruit, malty honeyed spiciness and soft vanilla.
Finish: Crisp and satisfying with a tingle of cloves which linger, then gently fade.
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Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Highland Single Malt Scotch "This one is made up of young whisky which is decanted into new American oak casks for its final stages of maturation. Virgin Oak tantalises the senses with a light lemon zest and sweet barley sugar fragrance with hints of apple and nutmeg. As it coats your mouth, think candied fruits with vanilla toffee and heather honey. Delicious and lightly spiced finish with a burst of honeyed malt and sweet oakiness - unmistakably Deanston!" -The Distillery

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Bunnahabhain Old Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL
Bunnahabhain Old Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750mL

AVAILABLE FOR PRESELL, DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Bunnahabhain 15 year old Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky

By maturing in second fill sherry casks and then following this up by finishing for three years in first fill Pedro Ximenez butts, we have produced an especially rich syrupy character in a single malt of singular distinction.


Nose : Toffee, sweet dried fruit, nuts and chocolate.



Palate : Syrupy and smooth, mouth filling Perdo Ximénez influence, notes of sweet  raisins and sultanas, honeyed nuts, rich toffee, and subtle creamy chocolate.



Finish: Sweet dried fruit, long and lingering finish.

We’ve searched far and wide for the finest sherry casks and hand selected these Pedro Ximénez butts for the wonderful richness they add to our whisky.

Finished in the PX casks since 2014, following eleven years in second fill sherry butt’s, this limited edition release owes its distinctive flavour to a perfect marriage of our unique Bunnahabhain malts and the sweet, syrupy notes drawn from the very wood of the casks themselves. This is a process that cant be rushed and we only bottle when Kirstie, our Blender our blender says the time is right.

$99.99
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