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 »
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!
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.
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.
The first new bottling since the distillery began production in 1998 after a 15-year lay-off. The whisky is young, but has a delicious dollop of peat and plenty of fresh, ripe flavours. A very welcome return.
A no-age-statement Auchentoshan released in 2008, Classic is aimed at drawing in new drinkers to malt whisky, and has the easy-going drinkability to do the job. Not only that, but Auchentoshan Classic has now received a Kosher endorsement.
Given that Miltonduff is the seventh largest distillery in Scotland, one would think that it would be more common - however the vast majority of its output goes into the Ballantine's blends. This G&M bottling has an attractive grassy, fruity character.
A mystery Islay single malt from an unnamed distillery, purported by many to be Lagavulin, which somehow seems a little unlikely to us. That said, this is a terrific dram for the money and likely to appeal to frugal peatheads.