Whiskies

Our 10 favourite whiskies of the month

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

  • 20 Year Old Speyside Cognac Finish / Whisky Works

    Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 47.1%

    20 Year Old Speyside Cognac Finish / Whisky Works

    Part of the second wave of whiskies from independent bottler Whisky Works, this Speyside single malt was distilled at a lost distillery in Carron and matured in American oak for two decades before it was finished for seven months in 20-year-old Cognac casks from the Bourgin Estate in southwest France. Bottled in 2019, this is a sweet, floral whisky, with aromas of citrus, violets and sweet, grassy herbal notes on the nose. The palate offers notes of creamy milk chocolate, golden syrup, ginger and strawberries & cream.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Violet Violet
    • Ginger Ginger
    • Grapefruit Grapefruit
    • Strawberry Strawberry
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Cream Cream

    £150

    £214.29 per litre

  • Dailuaine 16 Year Old / Sherry Cask / Flora & Fauna

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43%

    5 (31 Reviews)

    Dailuaine 16 Year Old / Sherry Cask / Flora & Fauna

    A delicious bottling from Dailuaine. Big, rich, sweet and smoky, with a very smooth mouthfeel and plenty of fruits and spices.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Walnut Walnut
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

    £58.95

    £84.21 per litre

  • Sazerac Rye

    Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

    70cl / 45%

    Sazerac Rye

    Sazerac is a terrific spicy rye from Buffalo Trace in a great old-time bottle. We understand this to be six years old. Great in a Manhattan, especially with Carpano's Antica Formula vermouth.

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    £44.95

    £64.21 per litre

  • East London Liquor Co London Rye Whisky / Bot.2020

    English Rye Whisky

    70cl / 47.2%

    East London Liquor Co London Rye Whisky / Bot.2020

    The 2020 edition of East London Liquor Company's London Rye Whisky has been matured in a combination of different casks, including virgin French oak, chestnut, shaved-toasted-recharred, sherry and bourbon casks. The palate offers notes of candied orange peel, toffee apples, sour cherries and rich oak that linger in the finish alongside peppery spice.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • White Pepper White Pepper
    • Orange Orange
    • Apple Apple
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Oak Oak

    £79.95

    £114.21 per litre

  • Glenfiddich Project XX / Experimental Series

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 47%

    4.5 (18 Reviews)

    Glenfiddich Project XX / Experimental Series

    One of the first pair of entries in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series, Project XX started as a whisky created by the distillery's 20 brand ambassadors – each selected a cask and master blender Brian Kinsman combined them to create the template for this 47%, non-chill-filtered whisky. It's a mix of sherry casks, bourbon casks and more, with a rich and spicy character.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Orange Orange
    • Apple Apple
    • Hazelnut Hazelnut
    • Biscuits Biscuits

    £45.45

    £64.93 per litre

  • Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 58.6%

    Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength

    A cask strength edition of Kilchoman Machir Bay, released in 2020, this limited-edition single malt has been matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. The palate offers bursts of tropical fruits – pineapple and mango – sultanas, butterscotch, rich smoke and honey that linger in the finish.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Pineapple Pineapple
    • Mango Mango
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Honey Honey
    • Butterscotch Butterscotch
    • Sultana Sultana

    £51.95

    £74.21 per litre

  • Laphroaig 10 Year Old / Cask Strength / Batch 012 / Bot.2020

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 60.1%

    5 (2 Reviews)

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old / Cask Strength / Batch 012 / Bot.2020

    A smoky, complex bourbon barrel matured whisky from Laphroaig, this is the 12th edition of the Islay distillery's ever-popular Cask Strength 10 Year Old single malt. Bottled in February 2020, aromas of sweet biscuits, smoked cedar and Manuka honey mingle with pipe tobacco, old leather, candle wax and hints on vanilla on the nose. The palate offers notes of burnt oak, barbecued marshmallow, toffee, sea salt and Belgian caramel waffles, as well as roasted coffee beans, sticky toffee pudding and white pepper, wrapped in waves of peat smoke.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Oak Oak
    • Coffee Coffee

    £73.95

    £105.64 per litre

  • Waterford Sheestown 1.2

    Irish Single Malt Whisky

    70cl / 50%

    Waterford Sheestown 1.2

    A Single Farm Origin single malt Irish whiskey from Waterford, Sheestown 1.2 is made exclusively with barley grown by Phillip O'Brien in Sheestown, Kilkenny. Softly spiced aromas of cinnamon, black pepper and cooked pears fill the nose, complemented by notes of malted barley, vanilla, apples and caraway throughout the palate.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Black Pepper Black Pepper
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Pear Pear
    • Apple Apple
    • Caraway Caraway

    £69.95

    £99.93 per litre

  • Glenburgie 1998 / 21 Year Old / The Whisky Exchange

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 55.4%

    Glenburgie 1998 / 21 Year Old / The Whisky Exchange

    A 1998 Glenburgie from The Whisky Exchange, matured in a single hogshead for 21 years before being bottled in 2019. Aromas of tinned fruit and cocktail cherries burst forward on the nose, followed by oak, pineapple, barley sugar and candied lemon. The palate offers notes of boiled sweets, sour apples and underripe pears, with hints of waxy furniture polish underneath.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Lemon Lemon
    • Pear Pear
    • Apple Apple
    • Rhubarb Rhubarb
    • Oak Oak
    • Custard Custard

    £120

    £171.43 per litre

  • Bunnahabhain 1997 / 22 Year Old / The Whisky Exchange

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 51.3%

    Bunnahabhain 1997 / 22 Year Old / The Whisky Exchange

    Malt loaf, menthol and fresh, mineral high notes are layered atop notes of rich dried fruit, dark chocolate and loamy foundations in this Bunnahabhain, matured in a single hogshead and limited to just 174 bottles.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Leaves Leaves
    • Liquorice root Liquorice root
    • Mint Mint
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Brine Brine
    • Smoke Smoke

    £250

    £357.14 per litre