Scotland's 'water of life' is not all it appears! There is an image of Scotch whisky being small producers in tiny little glens making a rustic, farmyardy product. If only that were true - it is big business, and an industrial one at that.
Most distilleries are also owned by big corporations so we focus on the smaller guys, the ones that can't plough millions into advertising campaigns and the ones that are not as widely seen. We also put a particular focus on independent bottlings, whiskies that are released by very reputable companies that don't make the liquid. They give malt lovers the chance to explore the distilleries they love with different age statements, finishes in different barrels and find single malts from distilleries that you don't normally see.
Uncoloured and Unfiltered as it should be! Ardmore is known for it's distinctive peaty character unusual for a Highland Malt, and I think one of the hidden gems in Scotland....
Sherry sweetness comes through with spicy oak and a lovely freshness. A delicious expression of Arran that allows you to add as much water as you want, not what the...
A delicious example of Arran Single Malt that is named after the place on the Island that the whisky comes from. A delicious citrussy Singla Malt that has barley sugars...
The 'Glasgow' malt, Auchentoshan is a lighter, clean style of whisky with gentle fruit and a soft, subtleness.
Imagine the elegance of the 12 year old with a good dose of sweet sherry. A fantastic Malt Whisky.
Rich sherry flavours with forest fruits and a delicate smoke note. This whisky takes you back to the 1930s when Speyside malts tended to have a touch of peat.
The stunning 10 year old with a bit more booze! It allows you to dilute it to your strength, not the pre-determined one from the distillery.
Benromach's 15 year old is a super, mature whisky with some richer, honeyed aromas and a subtle hint of smoke.
Very sweet and malty initially, with vanilla, toffee and banana influences. On the palate, peppery and creamy with defined sweet fruit flavours, ripe bananas.
Sweet, malty notes with an elegant smokiness. A fruitiness develops, pear and green apples. Cured bacon flavours linger. Smoky bonfire ash initially on the palate with a white pepper spiciness....
An awesome young whisky from one of the Islay distilleries (we aren't allowed to tell you which but it sounds like 'Owl Tiler'). Big, bold and peaty, it has a...
Aromas of strawberry milkshake with some delicious perfumey notes coming out. You then get a lovely whisky liqueur flavour mingling with the strawberries. Why not put this with ginger ale...
Fresh green apples, toffee and a hint of nuttiness. This is the taste of distilling slower than anyone else in Scotland, and it is one of the most gentle and...
Complex, sweet and rounded with a spicy oak finish. This is the taste of distilling slower than anyone in Scotland, and of barley we dry by air, never peat. The...
I used to love Glengoyne's 17 year old and was sad when it went to the great whisky cellar in the sky. Who cares now, this 18 year old is...
A brilliant older whisky - round, complex, sweet and savoury aromas and then a lovely rich malty flavour... wowzers!
Lots of marzipan on the nose with some sweet spice and then Christmas cake, dark sugar and caramelised apples on the finish.
Bright fruitiness up front supported by a delightful salted nutty aroma finishing with a toasty oak character. This Independent bottling of Old Pulteney is something special and (dare I say...
Why pay the rediculous sums for the distillery bottling (which you can get anywhere) when you get this (better) whisky for less?! Wonderful sherry comes through with a super rich...
A bright aroma, lemon zest, wooy herbs and mince pie aromas. The palate is spicy with orange peel, bitter chocolate, cream and mint on the finish.
The Stronachie distillery closed in the 1920s but has been recreated by the company that distributed it back then. A lovely Benrinnes with cashew nut and dried apricots coming off...
Originally near Dollar, Stronachie closed down in the 1920s and is now a ruin. Dewar Rattray have resurrected the name and are bottling this series of Benrinnes under this old...
After being closed in 2010, Tamdhu was saved by Ian Macleod Distillers, who own Glengoyne, and have released this fantasic, cereal dominant whisky with sweeter sherry notes.
A great beginners Malt, subtle sherry, some peppery spice and a lot of cashew nuts. The palate is a bit like a toffee apple but with butterscotch instead of the...