Whiskies

Our 10 favourite whiskies of the month

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

  • Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic / Batch 2

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 44%

    5 (2 Reviews)

    Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic / Batch 2

    The unpeated edition in the second batch of octave-matured whisky from Glenglassaugh. Octaves are small casks holding just 65 litres of whisky and add loads of oaky flavour to its contents in just a short time. This release is a vatting of these tiny casks that previously held bourbon, Pedro Ximénez and amontillado sherry, creating a complex, rich and nutty dram.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Apple Apple
    • Dates Dates
    • Almond Almond

    £56.95

    £81.36 per litre

  • Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46.3%

    4.5 (142 Reviews)

    Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

    A giant leap forward for Bunnahabhain 12yo, this edition was launched in summer 2010 with a jump in strength to 46.3% and a declaration of no chill-filtration and no added colouring. The producers deserve enormous credit for giving punters what they want without jacking up the price too much and we earnestly hope that this will be a massive success. Bravo!

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Cream Cream
    • Oak Oak

    Special Offer: £4.80 Off! (Was £45.25)

    £40.45

    £57.79 per litre

  • Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old / Sherry Cask Finish

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43%

    4.5 (53 Reviews)

    Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old / Sherry Cask Finish

    Glenmorangie's Lasanta is aged for 12 years, and is finished in a combination of oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and is said to mean 'warmth and passion' in Gaelic.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Orange Orange
    • Walnut Walnut
    • Butterscotch Butterscotch
    • Sultana Sultana

    £45.95

    £65.64 per litre

  • Balblair 15 Year Old

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    5 (2 Reviews)

    Balblair 15 Year Old

    The second whisky in the Balblair Collection, Balblair 15 Year Old is a full-bodied, velvety single malt that has been matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in first-fill Spanish oak butts. This creates a rich, sweet whisky with spicy aromas of honey, gingerbread and prunes. The palate is velvety-smooth and full of dark chocolate, tropical fruit and warm spice notes.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Ginger Ginger
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Prunes Prunes
    • Mango Mango
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Butter Butter

    £73.25

    £104.64 per litre

  • Balvenie 14 Year Old / Caribbean Cask

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43%

    4.5 (65 Reviews)

    Balvenie 14 Year Old / Caribbean Cask

    A 14-year-old limited-edition Balvenie which finished its maturation in casks which had previously held Caribbean rum. Expect vanilla and toffee notes as the rum contributes extra sweetness to the flavours.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Rum Rum
    • Honey Honey
    • Cream Cream
    • Toffee Toffee

    £55.25

    £78.93 per litre

  • Glen Scotia 18 Year Old

    Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    5 (4 Reviews)

    Glen Scotia 18 Year Old

    A flavourful 18-year-old whisky from Glen Scotia, one of only three remaining distilleries in Campbeltown. This single malt, introduced in September 2017 and finished in oloroso sherry casks, offers abundant notes of sea spray, vanilla toffee and spiced fruits. The finish lingers, with spiced raisin and a touch of honeyed nuttiness.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Brine Brine
    • Almond Almond
    • Honey Honey
    • Toffee Toffee

    £85.95

    £122.79 per litre

  • Laphroaig Lore

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 48%

    4.5 (15 Reviews)

    Laphroaig Lore

    Laphroaig Lore is a 2016 addition to the distillery's range. Made up of whiskies aged in a combination of quarter casks, sherry casks and reused peated casks. This is rich and classically peaty with a spicy chili bite and a long, sweet aftertaste.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Black Pepper Black Pepper
    • Chestnut Chestnut
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Cream Cream
    • Toffee Toffee

    £66.75

    £95.36 per litre

  • Bowmore Vault Edition First Release "Atlantic Sea Salt"

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 51.5%

    4.5 (8 Reviews)

    Bowmore Vault Edition First Release

    The Vault Editions from Bowmore is a four-part series of whiskies that highlight one characteristic of the distillery's style. The first release is named Atlantic Sea Salt and focuses on Bowmore's maritime style, while displaying its classic smoky and fruity nature.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Violet Violet
    • Apple Apple
    • Brine Brine
    • Tar Tar
    • Smoke Smoke

    £74.95

    £107.07 per litre

  • Arran Sherry Cask

    Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 55.8%

    4 (5 Reviews)

    Arran Sherry Cask

    Exclusively matured in sherry hogsheads from Jerez, Spain, Arran Sherry Cask is an elegant single malt with rich layers of fruit and spice. Aromas of ripe figs, black cherries, cinnamon, crystalised ginger and raisins fill the nose, and the palate offers notes of dark chocolate, figs, mandarins and baking spices.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Ginger Ginger
    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Dates Dates

    £53.95

    £77.07 per litre

  • Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Gift Set

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46.5%

    5 (1 Review)

    Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Gift Set

    The fruit of Dalmore's experiments with casks from around the world, this port wood reserve marries Dalmore's weighty whisky with thick port-cask fruit and spice. Matured first in American white oak bourbon casks, it is then finished in port pipes from W&J Graham before being bottled. Creamy and fruity with controlled sweetness. This gift set includes two Dalmore tumblers.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Orange Orange
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Chestnut Chestnut
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Coffee Coffee
    • Plums Plums

    £72.95

    £104.21 per litre