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Single Malt of the Month

Introduce your palate to a new single malt or rekindle your love for
an old favourite with our showcased Single Malt of the Month.

  • Glenmorangie

    10-Year-Old Highland
    Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    This extremely smooth and perfectly balanced
    10-year-old Scotch whisky has subtle
    vanilla and flowery fruitiness on the palate,
    with hints of orange and peach on the finish.

    The Aging Period

    Glenmorangie is aged for 10 years in the finest ex-Bourbon casks, which impart layers of vanilla, coconut and gentle spice. Unlike other whiskies, Glenmorangie only use their casks twice, extracting maximum flavour from the wood. The result is an extremely smooth, complex and perfectly balanced blend.

    The Tasting

    Glenmorangie 10-Year-Old can be encapsulated in two words: smooth and complex.

    When savouring this definitive Highland malt, you’ll detect vanilla on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness. About a minute after tasting, you are left with a clean aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.

    ABV: 40% Alc/Vol

    The History

    Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843, making it one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. The distillery lies in a sheltered bay, and its location could well have been the inspiration behind its name, which means “glen of tranquility” in Gaelic. The rolling hills and pure spring water from the Tarlogie Springs provide a natural inspiration for this outstanding single malt.

    The Rating

    94/100
    “Complexity at its most complex.”
    Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, 2015

    Gold
    Single Malt Scotch
    Highland 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition

    Gold
    Single Malt Scotch
    Highland 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition

    Gold
    Single Malt Scotch
    Highland 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition

  • Glen Scotia

    Double Cask Single
    Malt Scotch Whisky


    An impeccable balance of
    rich spicy fruits, with
    Glen Scotia’s famous hints
    of sea spray.

    The Aging Period

    As a No Age Statement Scotch, its aging period is a mystery. That being said, we know it’s matured for up to 12 months in two different casks – first in the finest bourbon barrels followed by time in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The result is an outstanding single malt boasting the perfect balance of flavours.

    The Tasting

    Glen Scotia’s Double Cask can be summed up in two words: rich and spicy.

    This classic Campbeltown malt delivers an impeccable perfect balance of rich spicy fruits with Glen Scotia’s famous hints of sea spray and a vanilla oak finish. Smooth and deliciously sweet at first sip, it boasts an intense character with a deep, dark and dry finish.

    ABV: 46% Alc/Vol

    The History

    Glen Scotia distillery is situated in Campbeltown, one of five recognised Scotch-producing regions in Scotland. Once hailed as the Whisky Capital of the World with 28 distilleries, only three remain today – of which Glen Scotia is one of the finest. It’s also a fine example of the unique Campbeltown style.

    The Rating

    85.5/100
    “A malt that means business.”
    Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017.

    Silver Medal
    Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015.

    Gold Medal
    Distillers Single Malt Scotch
    – No Age.
    San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016.

    Gold
    Scottish Field Whisky Challenge 2016 Grand Final.





    Best Scotch
    Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky. World Whiskies Awards 2016.

    Gold Medal
    Berlin International Spirits Competition 2017.

  • Lagavulin

    16-Year-Old
    Islay Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    Intensely flavoured, smoky
    and rich, Lagavulin 16-Year-Old
    is considered by many to
    be the definitive Islay Malt.

    The Aging Period

    Lagavulin’s slow distillation and long maturation in oak casks for at least sixteen years contributes to its smooth, rich texture and intense peaty flavour. As Islay locals say, “Time takes out the fire, but leaves in the warmth”.

    The Tasting

    This deep amber gold, full-bodied single malt has intense peat smoke and a rich sweetness on the nose; then sherry, fruit and smoke on the palate, leaving a long, spicy finish with appetising sweetness.

    ABV: 43% Alc/Vol

    The History

    The remote, windswept island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland instills a certain strength of character in everything from the people who live there to the whiskies it produces. And it’s here, nestled in a small bay guarded by treacherous rocks and the ruins of a medieval castle, the Lagavulin, one of the world’s most intense, smoky and rich single malt whiskies has been made since 1816. Named after a Gaelic word meaning ‘the hollow where the mill is’, this sheltered site boasted ten illicit stills until in 1816, a local farmer founded one of the oldest official distilleries on the island.

    The Rating

    "A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth."
    Jim Murray 1999, Whisky Magazine, Issue 6

    Double Gold Medal – Best Single Malt Scotch 13-19 Years – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015

    Gold Medal – International Spirits Challenge 2015

    Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016

    Double Gold Medal and Best Distiller’s Single Malt 13-19 Years – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017

  • Glenfiddich

    12 year old
    Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    The world’s most awarded
    single malt Scotch whisky
    has a distinctive fresh pear
    taste, creamy with subtle
    oak flavours and a long
    smooth and mellow finish.

    The Aging Period

    Matured for 12 years in Olorosso, European oak sherry and American oak casks.

    The Tasting

    This golden malt is distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted and delicately balanced, it has characteristic sweet, fruity notes that develop into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours with a long smooth and mellow finish.

    The History

    For 20 years, William Grant nurtured a dream to make the ‘best dram in the valley’. With the help of his family, he finally achieved that vision. In the summer of 1886, with his seven sons and two daughters by his side, William set out to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Together they began building his distillery by hand, stone by stone. After a single year of work it was ready and William named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer

    The Rating

    The world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky

    GOLD MEDAL 2014 –
    International Spirits Challenge

    GOLD MEDAL 2014 –
    International Wine and Spirit Competition