Whiskies

Our 10 favourite whiskies of the month

Chosen by Whisky Exchange co-founder Sukhinder Singh and head buyer Dawn Davies MW

  • Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (136 Reviews)

    Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

    One of the classic after-dinner malts, Balvenie Doublewood's extra complexity and richness are a result of a second maturation in fresh sherry casks. Great stuff.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Black Pepper Black Pepper
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Raspberry Raspberry
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Stewed Fruit Stewed Fruit

    £39.95

    £57.07 per litre

  • Nikka Days

    Japanese Blended Whisky

    70cl / 40%

    5 (1 Review)

    Nikka Days

    A vibrant addition to the Nikka range, Nikka Days is a bright and vivacious blend of malt and grain whiskies from both Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Its medium body hosts an array of floral and zesty flavours which mingle effortlessly with an underlying vanilla-toffee depth and a light, distant touch of breezy peat smoke. A fresh and delicate whisky, Days makes a delicious sipping dram or sits beautifully in a refreshing highball.

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    Character

    • Lemon Lemon
    • Pear Pear
    • Apple Apple
    • Melon Melon
    • Strawberry Strawberry
    • Toffee Toffee

    £38.95

    £55.64 per litre

  • High Coast Alv / Delicate Vanilla

    Swedish Single Malt Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    4 (2 Reviews)

    High Coast Alv / Delicate Vanilla

    Älv – meaning 'river' in Swedish – is creamy, vanilla-forward Swedish single malt from High Coast distillery's Origins series. Matured in a combination of first-fill bourbon barrels and ex-bourbon quarter casks, Älv has sweet, fruity aromas of vanilla, apples, peaches and grapes. The palate offers notes of sharp citrus, spicy ginger, red berries and sweet, malty vanilla.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Ginger Ginger
    • Apple Apple
    • Peach Peach
    • Malt Malt
    • Cream Cream

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  • Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke

    Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 48.9%

    4 (8 Reviews)

    Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke

    The second iteration of Ailsa Bay single malt, replacing the version released in 2016, is both peatier and sweeter than its predecessor. It has, however, gone through the same micro-maturation process as the first edition - one that sees the spirit first filled into smaller-than-average bourbon casks for six to nine months, a process which accelerates maturation before it is then transferred into more traditional casks for several years. Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke has notes of damp heather, vanilla oak, creamy toffee and candied orange peel.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Orange Orange
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Oak Oak

    £54.95

    £78.50 per litre

  • Old Pulteney 15 Year Old

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    5 (2 Reviews)

    Old Pulteney 15 Year Old

    A rich, elegant single malt that's part of Old Pulteney's new range for 2018. This 15-year-old single malt has been matured in both ex-bourbon and Spanish oak casks.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Raisins Raisins
    • Apple Apple
    • Brine Brine
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Sultana Sultana

    £67.95

    £97.07 per litre

  • Glenlossie 10 Year Old / Flora & Fauna

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43%

    3 (2 Reviews)

    Glenlossie 10 Year Old / Flora & Fauna

    The only distillery bottling of Glenlossie, other than a Manager's Dram. Almost all of their whisky goes into Diageo's blends, which is a shame as this is a classic spicy Speysider.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Black Pepper Black Pepper
    • Ginger Ginger
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Oak Oak
    • Plums Plums

    £48.95

    £69.93 per litre

  • Deanston 12 Year Old / Unchillfiltered

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46.3%

    4.5 (26 Reviews)

    Deanston 12 Year Old / Unchillfiltered

    A relaunch in fancy packaging for Deanston's single malt, previously famous as the whisky used in the much-missed Wallace whisky liqueur. Trivia snitched from the Malt Whisky Yearbook: Deanston is the only distillery in Scotland that is self-sustaining for electricity, being equipped with a dam and a turbine.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Heather Heather
    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Clove Clove
    • Honey Honey
    • Malt Malt
    • Toffee Toffee

    £38.95

    £55.64 per litre

  • Glencadam 18 Year Old

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    Glencadam 18 Year Old

    A distillery release of 18-year-old Glencadam. Like most of the distillery's range this was bottled at 46%, and is a great addition to the Glencadam’s malt family. This single malt delivers notes of spice, apples and pears and an exquisite chocolatey finish.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Pear Pear
    • Apple Apple
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Malt Malt

    £83.95

    £119.93 per litre

  • Hinch Small Batch Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey

    Blended Irish Whiskey

    70cl / 43%

    Hinch Small Batch Bourbon Cask Irish Whiskey

    A small batch Irish whiskey from Hinch that has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, this has notes of creamy vanilla, honey-nut cornflakes and lively citrus throughout the palate.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Lemon Lemon
    • Hazelnut Hazelnut
    • Honey Honey
    • Cream Cream

    £33.95

    £48.50 per litre

  • Glen Moray 2008 / Bot.2019 / The Whisky Exchange Exclusive

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 52.8%

    Glen Moray 2008 / Bot.2019 / The Whisky Exchange Exclusive

    Made in 2008 at Glen Moray distillery, this Speyside single malt was matured in a single first-fill American oak hogshead, before being bottled in 2019 for The Whisky Exchange's 20th Anniversary. A sweet, fruity whisky, it offers aromas of candied apple, greengages and cherries, and the palate holds notes of peach, apricot and vanilla custard.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Apple Apple
    • Peach Peach
    • Honey Honey
    • Biscuits Biscuits
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Grape Grape

    £74.95

    £107.07 per litre