Long known as 'the gentle dram' Tomintoul 16yo is soft and nutty, with a pleasant richness. A Gold Medal winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), this is a cracking dram for the money. Please note that this is a 35cl bottle!
A recent release from long-time TWE favourite Aberlour, this 16 year-old has been double-matured in traditional oak and sherry casks. Deep and complex, with lip-smacking spices - not as sherry-sweet as the 18yo. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Speyside 13 to 20 years IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A 1st fill sherry butt matured, single cask Glenlivet from Signatory, bottled as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on May 13th 1996, matured for 16 years and bottled on January 16th 2013.
With the smoothness of the 10 year-old allied to extra complexity from more ageing, this is a winner. 'A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight.' Jim Murray, Whisky Magazine Dec 2000
The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers. Malt Maniacs Awards 2010 & 2011: Non-Plus-Ultra Award (Daily Drams) IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Another batch of Glenlivet's rightfully successful Nadurra, their cask strength, un-chillfiltered, simply matured 'natural' single malt. A look at the other, more raw side of whisky by one of the biggest producers in the world.
One of a series of 16yo Bruichladdichs finished in First Growth Bordeaux wine casks. Unfortunately they've managed to spell Pauillac wrongly for this one, which is probably rather embarrassing for former wine merchant Mark Reynier, Bruichladdich's head honcho.
One of a series of 16yo Bruichladdichs finished in First Growth Bordeaux wine casks. This one is rather controversial, given that the wine casks come from Chateau Lafleur, which is not actually a first growth claret.
The initially controversial 16yo official expression of Scapa is now winning people round with a jump in quality after a few wobbly years following the rapid transition from the much-loved 12yo via the short-lived 14yo. Orkney's less shouted about (but still lovely in its own way) malt whisky has found its feet. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Island 13 to 20 years