Malt whisky is the ‘original’ whisky of Scotland. Malt whisky is made only from malted barley, in two (occasionally three) copper pot stills, by a batch process. ‘Single’ malt whisky is the product of an individual distillery. Read More »
A 20cl bottle of 15 year old Glengoyne. Famously the only distillery where the malt is produced in the Highlands but matured in the Lowlands, with the road splitting the two being the boundary. This has notes of vanilla and spice and is complex, sweet and rounded.
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.
The Loch Lomond distillery was built in 1965 (presumably Captain Haddock had access to a time machine), and produces all kinds of single malt, grain and blended whiskies on its potstills, Coffey stills and Lomond stills. This Loch Lomond single malt is the least peated product from the distillery, with little or no smoky notes discernible.
Ben Bracken is the name given to malts from an unspecified Speyside distillery produced for German supermarket Lidl. Made by Whyte and Mackay, it's widely assumed this came from their only Speyside distillery - Tamnavulin.
An interesting spicy dram from Glen Moray - a 10 year old whisky entirely matured in Chardonnay casks. The start of what we hope is a continuing line of new whiskies from this often overlooked distillery.