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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.

  • Glenfiddich

    21-Year-Old
    Gran Reserva Rum
    Cask Finish Single
    Malt Scotch Whisky


    Peppery with a touch of smoke, oak,
    lime, ginger and spices.

    The Aging Period

    The Glenfiddich 21-Year-Old Gran Reserva Rum Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured for 21 years after which it is finished in first fill bourbon barrels that once contained rum from the Caribbean. This infuses the aged whisky with a spicy warmth, vanilla and toffee sweetness.

    The Tasting

    The nose reveals figs, rich toffee, new leather and oak. The taste starts off soft then brisk, vibrant and drying. This malt is peppery with a touch of smoke, oak, lime, ginger and spices. You’ll enjoy the long, warming and dry finish of this sophisticated whisky.

    ABV: 40% Alc/Vol

    The History

    The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1887 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland and is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned. In 1963, the Glenfiddich single malt was the first to be actively promoted outside of Scotland and since 2000 the Glenfiddich range has received more awards than any other single malt Scotch whisky.

    SILVER – OUTSTANDING MEDAL – 2012
    International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)

    SILVER MEDAL 2013
    International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

    For Extra Flavour, Add Water

    Pour over ice for chilled consumption or add a splash of water to release the flavours.

    Goes Down a Treat

    The Macallan’s smooth, sweet and spicy character is enhanced when it’s paired with a Gouda with cumin from Checkers' Cheese World. The spices and the creaminess of the Gouda bring out more oak and fruity notes in the whisky, while The Macallan will enrich the Gouda and make it even more creamy and delicious.

  • The Singleton

    12-Year-Old
    Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    Attractive and substantial with a fruity
    richness on the palate, followed by an
    elegant, lingering nutty finish.

    The Aging Period

    The Singleton undergoes a long fermentation and slow distillation process, after which it’s matured in hand-selected American and European oak casks for 12 years to produce a smooth and naturally rich single malt whisky.

    The Tasting

    The Singleton undergoes a long fermentation and slow distillation process, after which it’s matured in hand-selected American and European oak casks for 12 years to produce a smooth and naturally rich single malt whisky.

    ABV: 40% Alc/Vol

    The History

    The Singleton distillery was founded on the site of an old sawmill in 1895, during the whisky boom of the late 19th century. Withstanding the challenges of water disputes, two world wars and prohibition, the distillery has gone from strength to strength to produce some of Speyside’s most distinctive single malts.

    For Extra Flavour, Add Water

    Pour over ice for chilled consumption or add a splash of water to release the flavours.

    Goes Down a Treat

    The Macallan’s smooth, sweet and spicy character is enhanced when it’s paired with a Gouda with cumin from Checkers' Cheese World. The spices and the creaminess of the Gouda bring out more oak and fruity notes in the whisky, while The Macallan will enrich the Gouda and make it even more creamy and delicious.

  • The Balvenie
    DoubleWood

    12-Year-Old
    Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    This single malt is smooth and mellow
    with flavours of nutty sweetness,
    cinnamon spiciness and a delicately
    proportioned layer of sherry.

    The Aging Period

    The Balvenie DoubleWood 12-Year-Old is made from whisky which has been matured in traditional casks to soften and add delicate character, then it’s moved to sherry casts for an additional nine months to bring depth and fullness of flavour. In the final 3-4 months, the whisky is transferred to large oak vessels called tuns, to allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.

    The Tasting

    It boasts a complex nose with sweet fruit and oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla. The taste is smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours of nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry, complemented by a long and warming finish.

    ABV: 43% Alc/Vol

    The History

    DoubleWood 12 was launched in 1993, using a process designed by their Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now commonly known as 'wood finishing'. It is the only distillery in Scotland that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both a coppersmith and a team of coopers on-site. Thanks to natural alchemy and centuries-old craftsmanship, The Balvenie is the most hand-crafted of single malts.

    For Extra Flavour, Add Water

    Pour over ice for chilled consumption or add a splash of water to release the flavours.

    Goes Down a Treat

    The Macallan’s smooth, sweet and spicy character is enhanced when it’s paired with a Gouda with cumin from Checkers' Cheese World. The spices and the creaminess of the Gouda bring out more oak and fruity notes in the whisky, while The Macallan will enrich the Gouda and make it even more creamy and delicious.

  • The Macallan

    Fine Oak
    12-Year-Old
    Highland Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    This vibrant and sophisticated single
    malt is perfectly balanced with notes
    of vanilla, fresh oak and spice.

    The Aging Period

    The Macallan Fine Oak 12-Year-Old is triple cask matured in a unique and complex combination of sherry seasoned European oak casks and bourbon seasoned American oak casks. The result is a diverse yet subtle whisky with abundant flavours of citrus, vanilla and coconut.

    The Tasting

    It boasts a complex nose with a hint of fruit and vanilla. The palate is medium, and balanced with fruit, oak and spice. The finish is lingering with dried fruit, oak and spice.

    ABV: 40% Alc/Vol

    The History

    The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher, on a plateau above the river Spey north-east Scotland. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from a monk named St. Fillan who was associated with a church on the grounds of The Macallan Estate.

    For Extra Flavour, Add Water

    Pour over ice for chilled consumption or add a splash of water to release the flavours.

    Goes Down a Treat

    The Macallan’s smooth, sweet and spicy character is enhanced when it’s paired with a Gouda with cumin from Checkers' Cheese World. The spices and the creaminess of the Gouda bring out more oak and fruity notes in the whisky, while The Macallan will enrich the Gouda and make it even more creamy and delicious.

  • Aberlour

    12-Year-Old
    Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    Rich and fruity with hints of spicy notes,
    this award-winning single malt makes for
    a delightfully dependable daily dram.

    The Aging Period

    The spirit rests for a minimum of 12 years in traditional oak and seasoned sherry butts. This double cask maturation deftly softens the raw spirit to produce a whisky with subtly balanced flavour.

    The Tasting

    Golden amber with hints of ruby, Aberlour’s colour alludes to the sensorial rewards to follow. It boasts a soft, rounded nose with fruity notes of red apple. The palate has a fine sherried character with fruity aromas balanced with rich chocolate. The finish is warm with lingering sweet and spicy notes.

    ABV: 40% Alc/Vol

    The History

    Aberlour Distillery was founded in 1879 in the very heart of Speyside, where the Lour burn joins the River Spey. Surrounded by the dramatic Highland scenery of Ben Rinnes, the site is steeped in centuries of legend and noted for its magical relationship with water.

    The exceptionally pure, soft spring water used for making Aberlour whisky is drawn from nearby natural springs that flow over the pink granite of Ben Rinnes.

    The Rating

    “Sweet and silky…good for such a young Aberlour.”
    Dave Broom, Whisky Mag

    Gold
    Distillers’ Single Malts 12 Years and Under International Spirits Challenge 2014

    Gold
    Speyside Single Malts up to 12YO The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business) 2015

    Gold
    Single Malt Scotch - Speyside International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017

  • Dalwhinnie

    15-Year-Old HIGHLAND
    Single Malt
    Scotch Whisky


    Smooth and sweet with honey and
    delicate spicy notes, this award
    winner is an excellent introduction
    to single malts, able to delight
    even those who aren’t usually malt
    whisky drinkers.

    The Aging Period

    This Dalwhinnie spirit is a rounded, long-matured malt whisky that’s aged for a minimum of 15 years in a mixture of Oak casks.

    The Tasting

    This deep, gold malt delights at first smell, boasting an aromatic nose with hints of peat. The palate is smooth and creamy with heather-honey sweetness and vanilla flavours, which deepen into citrus fruit flavours for a long, lingering and intense finish of smoke, peat and malt.

    Want to experience the essence of Highland single malt Scotch whiskies? Taste its rounded, floral flavours in this single malt.

    ABV: 43% Alc/Vol

    The History

    This 15-year-old single malt comes from a single, remote distillery in the Scottish Highland, that’s both the highest and oldest working distillery of its kind in Scotland. Built in 1897, Dalwhinnie – or “Plain of Meetings” in Gaelic – is named for its location at a junction of old drove roads, between two mountain ranges.

    The location was selected for its access to extra cold, fresh spring water that gives its malts a uniquely clean, accessible and sweet taste. It also exposes its whiskies to extremely cold weather for a distinct richness and complexity.

    The Rating

    “Underrated and charming with surprising mid-palate weight.”
    Dave Broom, Whisky Magazine Issue 79, 2009.

    92 Points
    Excellent. Highly recommended. Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018

    Silver
    Scotch Whisky International Spirits Challenge 2017

    Silver
    Outstanding Single Malt Scotch Whisky International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017

    Gold
    Distillers’ Single Malt Scotch 13–19 Years San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016

    Silver
    Single Malt Highlands & Islands: Aged 13–18 Years The Global Scotch Whisky Masters 2015

  • 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