Whiskies

Our 10 favourite whiskies of the month

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

  • Ardbeg Uigeadail

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 54.2%

    5 (118 Reviews)

    Ardbeg Uigeadail

    A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrels and sherry butts which gives a sweet and smoky finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of Airigh nam Beist, this probably represents the best value in the core range.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Honey Honey
    • Malt Malt
    • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
    • Meat Meat

    £53.95

    £77.07 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

    £62.95

    £89.93 per litre

  • Balvenie 21 Year Old / Port Wood

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 40%

    5 (53 Reviews)

    Balvenie 21 Year Old / Port Wood

    An additional period of maturation in 30 year-old port pipes has given this aged Balvenie an extra level of depth and concentration of flavour, adding potent fruit and smoke notes to the silky-smooth full-bodied palate. Rich, indulgent, after-dinner Speyside at its best.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Orange Orange
    • Hazelnut Hazelnut
    • Honey Honey
    • Cream Cream

    £145

    £207.14 per litre

  • Glen Scotia Victoriana / Cask Strength

    Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 54.2%

    5 (1 Review)

    Glen Scotia Victoriana / Cask Strength

    Glen Scotia Victoriana has been bottled at cask strength and finished in heavily-charred oak casks. Victoriana has notes of richly-spiced fruit, vanilla and oak throughout the palate, followed by a gently smoky finish.

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    £69.95

    £99.93 per litre

  • Port Charlotte 10 Year Old / 2 Glass Pack

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 50%

    Port Charlotte 10 Year Old / 2 Glass Pack

    Port Charlotte's 10-year-old, rich and smoky whisky made by the independently minded folks at Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. It is big and peaty with a maritime tang – the Bruichladdich team would claim that it's because their warehouses are so close to the sea, we're still undecided. In the end, the most important thing is the taste: it's rather good. This gift set also contains a pair of glasses.

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    £58.95

    £84.21 per litre

  • Highland Park Valkyrie

    Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 45.9%

    4.5 (12 Reviews)

    Highland Park Valkyrie

    Valkyrie is the first of Highland Park’s new Viking Legend series. Richer than the 10 and 12yo, the emphasis is on rich spice and aromatic smoke, with plenty of heather-rich Orkney peat. The subsequent Viking Legend bottlings are Valknut and Valhalla.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Clove Clove
    • Apple Apple
    • Mango Mango
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Custard Custard

    £54.95

    £78.50 per litre

  • Glenallachie 12 Year Old

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    4.5 (3 Reviews)

    Glenallachie 12 Year Old

    The flagship in GlenAllachie's new core range, released in July 2018. Matured in a mixture of virgin oak, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, this has sweet flavours of honey, marzipan, bananas and butterscotch. Prior to 2017, when the distillery was acquired by master distiller Billy Walker, GlenAllachie whisky was most commonly found in blends.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Raisins Raisins
    • Banana Banana
    • Marzipan Marzipan
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Honey Honey
    • Butterscotch Butterscotch

    £37.95

    £54.21 per litre

  • Dalmore 18 Year Old

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43%

    5 (29 Reviews)

    Dalmore 18 Year Old

    Dalmore’s trademark style is luscious notes of orange, chocolate and spices, and the 18 Year Old bottling is a terrific example. Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, it has seductive notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and candied orange on the nose, followed by a full-bodied, spicy palate of cinnamon and stewed fruit.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Orange Orange
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Christmas Cake Christmas Cake

    £110

    £157.14 per litre

  • Ichiro's Malt & Grain (46.5%)

    Japanese Blended Whisky

    70cl / 46.5%

    5 (1 Review)

    Ichiro's Malt & Grain (46.5%)

    A blend from the king of independent Japanese distillers, Ichiro Akuto. In addition to whisky from his own Chichibu distillery, it also includes whiskies from America, Canada, Scotland and Ireland. As it says on the label – 'This is worldwide blended whisky'.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Pear Pear
    • Apple Apple
    • Honey Honey
    • Malt Malt

    £72.95

    £104.21 per litre