SCOTLAND HIGHLAND Largest region geographically, produces warm and rounded whisky with spicy notes. Clynelish 14yr (4,4) Dalwhinnie 15yr (5,2) Dalwhinnie 1991 (5,7) Deanston 12yr (3,7) Glen Garioch 15yr (5,6) Glen Ord 30yr (4,8) Glendronach 12yr (4,7) Glenmorangie 10yr (3,5) Glenmorangie LaSanta 12yr (4,7) Glenmorangie Nectar 12yr (3,7) Glenmorangie Ruban 12yr (4,8) Oban 14 (5,6) The Dalmore 12 (3,7)
SPEYSIDE The lush, fertile valley of the river Spey – is the heart of malt whisky distilling. Typically complex; a cornucopia of fruity and floral flavors with hints of green apples and citrus notes.
Balvenie 12yr Double Wood (3,8) Balvenie 15yr Single Barrel (3,6) Balvenie 30yr (3,9) Benriach 12yr (5,5) Benriach 16yr (5,7) Glenfarclas 12yr (3,5) Glenfarclas 25yr (3,8) Glenfiddich 12yr (2,3) Glenfiddich 15yr Solera (2,5) Glenfiddich 21yr (2,7) Glenfiddich 40yr (2,8) Glenlivet 12 (3,3) Glenlivet 18 (3,5) Glenrothes 1985 (4,5) Glenrothes Select Reserve (3,4) The Macallan 12 (3,7) The Macallan 18 (3,7) The Macallan 25 (3,8) The Macallan Cask Strength (3,8) The Macallan Fine Oak 10yr (2,5) The Macallan Fine Oak 15yr (2,6) The Macallan Fine Oak 21yr (2,8) The Macallan Fine Oak 30yr (2,8) Strathisla 12yr (3,6) Tormore 12yr (2,5) ISLAND Rocky, windswept and stark, the island landscapes are harsher and more barren than other parts of Scotland, with wood giving way to peat as a fuel for malting the barley. The resulting smokiness is unmistakable with a peaty nose and flavor to match. Highland Park 15yr (8,6) Highland Park 18yr (8,7) Highland Park 25yr (8,7) Highland Park 30yr (8,8) Highland Park 40yr (8,9) Talisker 10 yr (8,4) Talisker Distillers Edition (8,9) Talisker 25 yr (8,8)
ISLAY Malts of strength and purpose, earthy, smoky, and with the smell of the burning peat fires – the ‘peat reek’ – very much present in its most treasured representatives. Lagavulin 16yr (9,8) Laphroaig 10yr (9,2) Scapa 16yr (1,4)
LOWLAND The stills of the Lowlands are bigger than elsewhere in Scotland and this results in a lighter spirit which often needs less time in the cask to reach maturity. The Lowland malts have the fresh, floral and cereal flavors and aromas. Auchentoshan 12yr (3,2) McClellands Lowlands (2,3) Glenkinchie 12 yr (3,4) Glenkinchie Distillers Edition (3,5)
CAMPBELLTOWN Once considered the “whisky capital of the world,” it has declined over the years. There are now only three active distilleries creating peaty and robust drams. Springbank 10yr (7,5) Springbank 15yr (7,7) Glen Scotia 12yr (8,5)
BLEND Chivas Regal Chivas Regal 18yr Compass Box Peat Monster Compass Box Hedonism Dewar’s 12 Dewar’s White Label J&B RARE Johnnie Walker Red Label Johnnie Walker Black Label Johnnie Walker Green Label Johnnie Walker Blue Label Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V Edition Pinch 15yr Dimple Our Whisky selections contain an SI Index rating (S,I). --- This ranks the (S)mokiness and (I)ntensity on a scale from 1 to 9. A lower (S)mokiness rating means a more delicate, with little to no peat flavor, and moves up to discernable levels of peat from the malting process. The (I)ntensity rating goes from light, fresh flavors, to rich with characteristics often derived from the wood selection and aging.
IRELAND Irish whiskey allows more of the natural flavors of the barley to rise to the front than Scotch whisky. Because it is triple distilled in large pot stills, Irish whiskey also has a softer, more rounded flavor than its Scottish counterpart. Bushmills Bushmills Black Bush Bushmills 21yr Jameson Jameson 12yr Jameson 18yr Connemara 12yr Peated Knappogue 1995 Powers Red Breast Tullamore Dew Tyrconnell CANADA For drinkers new to whisky, these are some of the lightest and easiest whiskies. Commonly referred to as Rye, it is not necessarily the case. The classic method of production is to blend rye and perhaps other whiskys, with relatively neutral spirit, creating a light and approachable whisky. Canadian Club 6yr Canadian Club Reserve 10yr Forty Creek Barrel Select Seagram’s VO Wisers 10yr Crown Royal Crown Royal Reserve Crown Royal Extra Rare Crown Royal Cask No. 16 USA American whiskey often has a fuller, stronger and sweeter taste than its European counterparts. The most recognizable styles include Bourbon, which is at least 51% corn and aged in charred oak barrels for at least two years, and Tennessee which is filtered through sugar-maple charcoal. Rye whiskey is made from at least 51% rye and is slightly more powerful and bitter than Bourbon. Bakers 7yr (107prf) Basil Haydens (80prf) Bookers (130prf) Buffalo Trace (90prf) Bulleit (90prf) Eagle Rare 10yr (90prf) Elijah Craig 12yr (94prf) Elijah Craig 18yr (90prf) Gentleman Jack (80prf) George Dickel No.12 (90prf) Jack Daniel’s (80prf) Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel (94prf) Hirsch 20yr (96prf) Jim Beam White (80prf) Knob Creek 9yr (100prf) Maker’s Mark (90prf) Old Grandad (114prf) (ri)¹ (92prf) Van Winkle 12yr (90prf) Van Winkle 15yr (107prf) Van Winkle 20yr (90prf) Wild Turkey (101prf) Wild Turkey Rare Breed (108prf) Woodford Reserve (90prf) WHISK(E)Y BASICS
STRICTLY SPEAKING, THERE IS NOT A RULE ABOUT HOW WHISK(E)Y CAN BEST BE DRUNK. However, using some tasting techniques can considerably enhance the pleasure of drinking a dram. Adding water to any single malt changes the composition of the spirit and unlocks more flavors and aromas. We offer Hildon Natural Spring Water from the UK to maximize your tasting experience. Adding ice to a single malt can certainly make a refreshing drink. The coldness of the ice can sometimes impair your ability to fully appreciate the subtler qualities of a single malt. So, if you’re nosing and tasting, ice might not be ideal. Our Whisky selections contain an SI Index rating (S,I). This ranks the (S)mokiness and (I)ntensity on a scale from 1 to 9. A lower (S)mokiness rating means a more delicate, with little to no peat flavor, and moves up to discernable levels of peat from the malting process. The (I)ntensity rating goes from light, fresh flavors, to rich with characteristics often derived from the wood selection and aging. Explore the selections to find which style of Scotch Whisky suits you best.
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