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Single Malt Scotches 

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Speyside Whiskies

Aberlour 10 yr   8.99

Distillers' Tasting Notes Appearance - Rich amber. Predominant Flavours - Honey like with notes of custard and sherry. Hints of autumn fruits, pears, apples and plums. Secondary flavours - Cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness, creamy with a slightly nutty earthiness.

No longer available in Canada, we’re sad but we have lots

Aberlour 12 yr   9.99

Golden amber, soft and round with fruity red apple notes. Taste of red fruits and chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger. Finish is long, warm and peppery with smoky’   notes

Aberlour 16 yr   14.99

Quite sweet rich hints of prunes and spice warm with a nutty rich flavour and a long warm finish. Hints of sherry and spice throughout. A double matured malt in bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks

Aberlour 18 yr   18.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Rich and complex, milk chocolate and butterscotch combine with ripe peach and orange zest. Palate: Perfect structure - initial notes of soft apricot and cream offset by developing flavours of liquorice and oak with a touch of honey. Finish:  Very long and balanced, progresses from crème brulé to a gentle oak flourish

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 37           59.6 % abv    14.95

Nose: Rich with treacle and sweet dried fruits Wow! Orange marmalade, fig pudding, sticky toffee pudding with warm custard, a little cut hay, gingerbread and citrus zestiness. Finish: Sweet and very creamy, like dessert sherry now, with ginger and nutmeg spices and some treacle on the tail.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 44           59.7 % abv    14.95

Big Oloroso sherry notes of coffee and 85% cocoa chocolate on the nose followed by roasted coffee beans and burnt raisins on the palate. The finish is big and spicy with some fruit compote on the tail.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 47           60.7 % abv    14.95

Nose: Seductive sherry notes, candied orange peel, hazelnut and mixed spices.

Palate: A huge hit of sherry comes first, alive with orange and ginger. Dried fruits and dark chocolate follow close behind. Finish: Bitter dark chocolate and allspice.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 50    60.1 % abv     14.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Deep rich amber. Nose: allspice, praline and spiced orange, in with deep notes of Oloroso Sherry. Palate: Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, lingering Sherry and oak Full bodied and very creamy. Finish: Robust and long lasting, with bittersweet notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 52    60.5 % abv     12.95

Nose: Dark jammy fruit. Creamy chocolate. Leather. Deep spicy sherry notes. Dark toffee and a hint of both coffee and tea.  Prunes   A hint of mint. Palate:  Better.  More fruit now.  Berry jam on slightly burnt toast.  Damp wood.  Mocha.  Candied orange peel.  Walnut.  Maraschino cherry.  Dark, oily vanilla.  Caramel with some fruit. 

anCnoc 12 yr                         10.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground. Colour: Amber with a slight yellow hue. Taste: Sweet to start with an appetizing fruitiness and a long smoothfinish.

anCnoc 16 yr                         16.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose: An intense aroma that awakens your senses with bursts of citrus fruit, before slowly melting into a soft and sweet, fragrant vanilla. Palate Light and zesty with a hint of spice, warming up to what can only be described as 'stick to your teeth' toffee. A long and lingering finish leaving you ready for the next sip.

anCnoc 18 yr            22.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Bronzed amber. Nose:Gentle spices and intense sweetness of dried fruits are topped with silky chocolate ganache, a squeeze of ripe orange and a mere suggestion of oiled leather. Intricate and elegant, balancing both maturity and Distillery's signature character. Palate:Full-bodied and bold, the palate brings aromatic spices, fruit loaf and candied lemon slices followed by a surge of vanilla custard, honey and runny caramel. European and American casks play in harmony delivering a lush and irresistibly moreish drinking experience while retaining anCnoc spirit firmly at the heart of this whisky. Finish:Long and rewarding, the finish transforms from peppery and hot to deliciously sweet and smooth with an undertone of bitter pralines.

anCnoc 22 yr   46% abv   29.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Bright gold with a copper tint. Nose:Sweet and spicy with notes of honey and toffee. Warm Christmas cake is accentuated by the freshness of lemons, green apples and cut flowers. All wrapped in a delicate whiff of wood smoke. Palate:Full bodied and complex. Distinct crushed clove, raisin and blood orange flavours are at the front, closely followed by layers of fragrant vanilla and leather. The long, rich finish is smoky and spicy.

anCnoc 24 yr                  39.95

A 24 year old bottling from the Knockdhu distillery, also known as ‘anCnoc’. It has been bottled with no colouring and chill-filtration, and at 46% ABV. This 24 year old single malt is a very citrus-heavy dram, with lots of lemon zest, home-made marmalade, creamy vanilla and deep, sweet honey. 

anCnoc Cutter                12.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Cutter is pale yellow in appearance. Nose:An initially thick and oily smoke structure reveals a sharper, more medicinal phenolic layer and a piercing burst of fruitiness. Ripe peaches and just a touch of oak. The nose is intense and unforgettable. Palate:More ashy, with slight apple-core bitterness. Leather and spicy vanilla is there too, lingering at the back, accompanied by sharper notes of pink grapefruit and ripe orchard fruits. Elegant and long. A kaleidoscope of spicy and peaty notes that die out with a juicy burst and a loud call for another sip.

anCnoc Flaughter          12.99

Official Notes Colour, Pale Gold Palate, Initially smoky and ashy underneath that frsh vanilla notes ooze softness and creaminess while a sharper hint of sticky toffee offers a balancing sweetness Taste, a warming and smooth experience, peaty and intense but remarkably rounded it flickers with hints of fragrant pipe tobacco orchard fruits, brown sugar sweetness and a slight medicinal overtone Finish an intensely flavoursome smoky and smooth finish

anCnoc 2000                  14.99

Colour Bronzed honey with rich amber highlights. Nose Oriental spices, toasted vanilla and cocoa beans give way to subtle aromas of lemon grass, orange peel and fragrant cut flowers. Taste Smooth creamy vanilla, spicy sherry notes, pralines and lively citrus lead to a long balanced finish with a hint of wood smoke.

 

Ardmore 1991              9.95

The work horse malt found in Wm. Teachers blended whisky. Light smoke on the nose. Palate, slightly smoky with mints & toffee. Clean finish, has a hint of smokiness

Ardmore Cask Strength 57.3% abv 1991               10.99

Gordon & MacPhail's Tasting NotesNose: Sweet, malty notes with a smoky medicinal edge. Floral aromas also present. Palate: Smoky, sweet - fudge/toffee, malty and husk flavours develop along with a peaty/medicinal element. Diluted Nose: Sweet, malty - milk coffee aromas with a touch of birch wood. Medicinal note never far away. Palate: Smoky - a touch metallic with some ozone character. Malty flavours and a subtle citrus fruitiness. Finish: Smoky with a roasted malt flavour.

Ardmore Traditional Cask                               9.95

Non-chill filtered, 46% abv, double cask matured, initially in ex-bourbon barrels and then in Quarter Casks which are smaller, allowing greater contact with the oak during maturation.

Distillers Tasting Notes Full, smooth. Peat smoke and earthy richness, tempered by subtle sweetness

Balvenie Founders Reserve 10 yr                  49.99

This is a classic whisky from Speyside. This one is no longer available anywhere. The Rogue would be the only bar in Canada with this whisky! Nose, orange peel and honey.  Palate, again honey and spice, hints of sherry. Finish, long lingering with honey. A Classic long gone

Balvenie Doublewood 12 yr    11.95

Aged in ex-bourbon casks and sherry butts then married together to create a great dram! A must try whisky Nose, sherry and orange skins. Palate, nutty, sherry, orange fruits, cinnamon. Finish, long, tingling warm.

Balvenie Single Barrel 12 yr 47.8% abv    15.95

NOSE: Bounty of sweet oak and spice TASTE: Rich and complex with deep vanilla oakiness. Honey notes will be overlaid with sweet fruits and subtle spices FINISH: Lingering sweetness 

Balvenie 12 yr Signature Batch No.2   16.95

Created by Maltmaster David Stewart to mark his 45th year in the whisky industry Signature encapsulates David’s passion for the art of maturing & marrying whisky. A traditional vatting of 3 casks in the way the original Balvenie was made. Sherry casks give rich fruit, intense oak, and spice. The first fill bourbon casks offer sweetness and vanilla, and the refill bourbon a subtle, delicate honey character.

Balvenie 12 yr Signature Batch No.3      16.95

Distillery Notes Nose: Rich and complex with honey, citrus fruits and vanilla oak notes. Taste: Rich and honeyed with a hint of sherry fruitiness. A spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg and a subtle oakiness develop with time. Finish: Warm and lingering.

Balvenie 12 yr Signature Batch No.4      16.95

Nose: Aromatic and rich. Fruity: peaches on syrup, apricot, oranges. Balvenie’s trademark honey. Vanilla. Some floral notes as well. Very light influence of sherry, noticeable in notes of dried fruits . Palate  Soft. Fruity maybe marmalade, spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish oak and spices. Dry on the end

Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 yr       14.99

Nose: Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes
Taste: Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time  Finish: Soft and lingering

Balvenie Single Barrel 15 yr      18.95

Light gold with straw highlights. Nose, cedary, honey, custard. Palate, toffee, sweetish honey, cedary. Finish, almonds, spices

Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 yr     18.95

Each bottle is from a batch of a few hundred of each bottling may vary. Aged in a Sherry cask it will have a rich fruity character

Balvenie Double Wood 17 yr     19.95

New Double Wood from Balvenie! Official Tasting Notes Nose:Elegant & complex with oak, vanilla, honeyed sweetness and a hint of green apple. Palate:Sweet with dried fruits, sherbet spice, toasted almonds & cinnamon, layered with a richness of creamy toffee notes & traces of oak & deep vanilla. Finish:Vanilla, oak, honey and a spicy sweetness.

Balvenie Sherry Wood 17 yr     19.95

Nose - Rich and intense with complex layers of sherried oak, spiced apples, caramelized pears and toasted almonds. Taste - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, combined with sweet, fruity, sherried flavours delicate vanilla character reveals itself with beautiful stewed fruit sweetness Finish - Rewardingly long and rich with a hint of dryness at the very end.

Balvenie Madeira Wood 17 yr    22.95

The latest in the series of six, the new 2009 release limited edition 17 year old finished in Madeira casks. The Madeira wood has exceptionally rich luxurious aromas translating into an equally rewarding flavour of spice and dried fruit.

Balvenie Peated 17 yr      24.95 

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Gentle floral aroma with hints of violet and lavender. Delicate smoke beautifully balanced with honeyed vanilla and spicy oakiness Taste: Prominent smoke softens to reveal oaky honey and vanilla. Cinnamon and nutmeg develop with time
Finish: Sweet and spicy with a hint of smoke- A marriage of whiskies finished in heavily peated casks & new American oak barrels In 2001, a heavily peated batch of barley was bought from a local supplier, distilled & allowed to mature. To rejuvenate the maturation process the whisky was transferred to newly-treated traditional casks. Until filled with 17yo Balvenie for a short period, the result was an intensely peaty whisky Married with Balvenie finished in new American oak casks produced a rich & spicy malt with layers of smokiness.  The intention was not to emulate a traditional Islay style, but to explore the impact on aged Balvenie. This limited edition expression will be released over a two year period with a second bottling in 2011.

Balvenie Portwood 21 yr      32.95

Classic Balvenie aged in traditional bourbon casks then finished in Portuguese port pipes, giving a deep rich, full flavoured whisky, and good balance with a long, dry finish on my top ten of all-time greatest whiskies Official Tasting NotesNose:A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness.Taste:Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes. Finish:Long, gentle, nutty.

Balvenie 30 yr      119.95

Dry and ash-like: cedar, cigar ash, charred. Softens, showing honeycomb, candied peel, acacia, honey, kumquat, orange pekoe tea, powdered ginger. Palate Soft, unctuous feel. Cream, orange peel, that cigar box note again, hint of nut. Fine grained tannin. Great balance with depth and texture. Finish Soft and gentle, fades discreetly. Comment Fantastic length. A truly three-dimensional malt. Notes by Dave Broom

Balvenie Portwood 1993        19.95

Rich perfumed with fruity ripe raisins, hints of vanilla &oak and nutty dryness. The body is creamy like with honey and spice. The finish is long gentle and nutty Very hard to fine

Balvenie 1971 Cask 34 yr     99.99

From a Single Cask. Gold highlights with intense fruits and honey. This is a classic, once in a life time chance to experience this great dram. Distilled in June 1971 and hand bottled at the Distillery on May 27, 2005.A very hard whisky to find

Balvenie 1976 Cask 32 yr   99.99

From a single cask.  Distilled in 1976 and bottled on March 27, 2008.  Bottle number 24 out of a limited edition of 231. Rich and golden in colour.  Rich complex fruity aroma with distinct citrus notes.  Hints of summer blossom and fresh honey are enveloped with gentle oak notes.  Silky smooth with a rich velvety texture, its taste is sweet with flavours of oranges, peaches and apricots and honey and vanilla are overlaid with spicy oak and a hint of beeswax.  The finish is exceptionally long, sweet and warming~ Malt master’s notes.

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8       89.95

Nose: Starts off with the traditional Balvenie heather honey notes, real honey rather than just random sweetness, and flower petals, backed up by spicy cinnamon, old dark oak, wax polish and some leather. Traditional bourbon notes of fresh orchard fruit start out quite vibrant, but get a bit hidden by the sherry influence as the whisky develops in the glass. Palate: The palate is much more balanced, with rich sherry, spicy oak and touches of pine resin acting as a base, with liquorice, menthol, blackberries and cinnamon filling out the darker flavours. On top of that is more honey, orange peel, peach skin, dried apricot, cinnamon toast, touch of tannic wood. Finish: Lingering leather and woody spice are joined by some dried tropical fruit touches, and peach and plum stone bitter notes.

Balvenie Tun 1509    47.5% abv     89.95

Deep and rich on the nose, with floral notes, sweet vanilla and orange peel. Velvety smooth to taste with tangy citrus, mellow cinnamon spice and blossom honey. Limited global release

Benromach 10 yr   7.95  

Colour, golden. Nose, rich sherry influence with fruits, nuts and delicate spice. Cinnamon comes to mind. Palate forest fruits, raspberries, sherry and a malty creaminess and strong peat influence. Finish, well balanced, long lingering with subtle sherry notes.

Benromach Traditional   6.95

A nose of cloves and vanilla, and a smooth palate with malted milks and custard creams, tinned fruits and a citric finish. Great value malt whisky matured in 80% bourbon and 20% sherry casks Official Tasting Notes Nose:Citrus fruits (lemons and limes) with a hint of honey and pine resin. Peaty and malt notes in the background. With water: Sweet, chocolate and fudge aromas. Floral elements and hints of phenols. Palate: Smoky with cereal and malt flavours. Dries up with spicy/peppery notes followed by a delicate floral edge. With water: Toasted/smoky flavours initially with a subtle fragrance. Some fruity notes develop along with an earthy, vanilla edge.

Benromach Organic  7.95

A new style whisky made with registered organic barley. Nose spicy, pine, cloves and fudge. Palate toffee and spicy, wood shavings. Finish youthful and oaky

Benromach Peat Smoke Batch 4   6 yr     7.95

1st fill ex bourbon barrels 46% abv. 35 ppm peat smoke complex and seriously smoky with a rich fruity character

Benromach Peat Smoke Batch 5     9.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Initial soft fruit notes, with a subtle medicinal edge. A sweetness develops and a touch of fire embers linger. With a delicate phenol edge. With water: Fresh with malt influences, the floral notes come to the fore. A touch of almond emerges and the subtle hint of smoke remains. Palate: Subtle hint of brine, with a rounded sweetness. Some smoke emerges and a touch of spice lingers in the background.

Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Wood Finish     9.99 

A savoury and fruity nose, with a smoky edge. Rich and full-bodied  with spicy fruit notes and brittle, smoky toffee.  A bit earthy adding a touch of water. Rich dark chocolate in the lengthy, ginger finish. 50.0% ABV

Benromach Contrasts Peat Smoke 2006 46% abv     12.99

Nose Sweet vanilla, honey and curried meat aromas, hints of apricots and lemon with a subtle tobacco note Taste, Cracked pepper with strawberry and orange flavours a delicate hint of aniseed and bonfire embers

Benromach Contrasts Hermitage Wood Finish 45% abv   12.99

Nose, Sweet summer fruits, red apples, zesty lemon and lime. A touch of vanilla emerges and a cinnamon note develops with a touch of peat smoke Palate, Intense fruits, dark cherries, orange, kiwi and gooseberries creamy milk chocolate and gentle smoke edge develops at the end

Benromach Origins Batch 4 Port Wood Finish    9.99 

Subtle changes can completely change the feel and flavour of a whisky and that is what the Benromach Origin range sets out to prove. This particular batch has been fully matured in port pipes to create an unusual and enjoyable experience. Official tasting Notes Nose:Sweet vanilla with red cherry and toasted malt. A subtle ginger note develops with a touch almond and lemon. With water:Burnt sugar, sweet vanilla and ripe pear aromas. Subtle hints of Brazil nuts and eucalyptus linger. Palate:Chili flakes with melon and sweet cured ham. A slight oak edge with a lingering crème caramel flavour. With water:Still spicy and sweet with chilli, kiwi and blueberry flavours. Sugar syrup with a raspberry and pineapple edge.

Benromach 1969 35 yr           29.95

Mixed spice notes, with defined sweet sherry influences. Some lightly poached pear with a touch of aniseed. Subtle earthy notes with a delicate hint of peat lingering in the background Smooth with defined dark chocolate influences, hints of bonfire embers and a pronounced burst of sherry sweetness. Creamy with a delicate hint of cracked black pepper A burst of mixed spices becoming smooth and mouth warming, with a very delicate hint of peat smoke. Herbal influences emerge with a touch of cream toffee lingering.

Benromach Cask Strength 58.1 % abv 1981 26 yr      26.95

Distilled in Oct. 1981 and bottled Oct. 2007, a 26 yr old treat. Unchill filtered, no colour added, bottled at natural strength. Strong resins of European oak, fresh tea, aldehydes, demerara sugar. An excellent sherry wood whisky, slightly peppery with a fresh taste and long subdued finish, wonderful. A great sherry style Highland dram.

Benromach Cask Strength 60.3 % abv 1981 26 yr             26.95

Distilled in Oct. 1981 and bottled Oct. 2007, a 26 yr old treat. Unchill filtered, no colour added, bottled at natural strength. Strong resins of European oak, fresh tea, aldehydes, demerara sugar. An excellent sherry wood whisky, slightly peppery with a fresh taste and long subdued finish, wonderful. A great sherry style Highland dram.

Benromach Sassicaia    8.95

Given a long 'finish' of 27 months in casks that previously contained Sassicaia wine. Official Tasting Notes Nose:A subtle smokiness, with some sweet toffee and marshmallow notes followed by hints of red berries. With water:Fresh and peaty with malty aromas, hints of cocoa powder and summer fruits. A herbal element is also present. Palate:Initially very peppery, rich and creamy with A lingering smokiness. With water:Peppery, with a sweet toffee note, followed by a slight saltiness and a subtle smoky edge.

Benromach 25 yr   18.95

Distillers Tasting Notes Undiluted Nose: Citrus fruits - oranges and lemons with a soft fruit element also present. Delicate floral aromas and a spicy earthy note. Palate: Sweet and spicy with cedar wood developing late. Subtle citrus fruitiness developing late. Diluted Nose: Floral note more dominant now and the soft fruit element remains. A little toffee and vanilla sweetness. Palate: Hints of smokiness, charred oak and cinnamon. A rich fruit flavour developing. Body: Clean and fresh. Finish: Sweet, spices with a little fruitiness.

Cardhu 12 yr   10.99

Official Tasting Notes Appearance: Golden honey. Nose: At full strength, heady, nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. Enticing. Intriguing. With a little water, still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt-cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear.Body: Soft, pleasing, medium.Palate: Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Enjoyable at any time, with little or no water.Finish:Quite short. Some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste

Cragganmore 12 yr   10.99

Nose: Complex, rich mix of flowers, fruit (dried and caramelized), plum, baked apple, currant, honey, roast chestnut, meat and toffee. Palate: A soft start, then dark fruits mixed with light honey and cooked peach. A rich, elegant, silky texture that fills the mouth. Highly complex. Finish: Soft with a gentle hint of smoke. Balances richness and fragrance superbly- Diageo Notes

Cragganmore Distillers Edition   Distilled 1998 bottled 2011    13.99

Nose: very complex, candied apples, oranges, cherries, toffee with a luscious mouth feel Palate:  sweet, oranges and cherries.  Finish: sweet and light, a bit of smoke appearing then turning malty/cereal and smooth

Craigellachie 13 yr 10.95

Bonfire night: aromas of oozing toasted marshmallows, and baked apples studded with cloves, with the tang of sulphurs, cordite lingering in the background.  To the taste this 13 year old Craigellachie delivers malty, sweet complexity, with a finish that is slightly smoky.

Craigellachie 17 yr  46% abv    18.99

Official Tasting Notes A caustic candy store. Vanilla, exotic fruits. Sweet treats. Then the sucker punch; a jab of aromatic liquorice and a smooth, smoldering end. A nippy sweetie of a nip.

Craigellachie  14 yr Hart Bros    24.95

Distilled at. The Craigellachie Distillery in December 1997. Bottled in Glasgow December 2012. Aged 14 years old in American Oak. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. Bottled at a strength of 46.0% alcohol by volume. Smoky, malty nose. Light bodied with delicate sweetness. Warming finish. The Craigellachie distillery occupies a commanding position above Thomas Telford’s famous single span bridge across the river Spey. It was built in 1891 by Peter Mackie in partnership with Alexander Edward. Eventually it was taken over completely by Mackie, a man renowned for his high standards and boundless energy. He was later knighted for his services to the whisky industry. The distillery was rebuilt in 1965 by present owners Diageo. 

Dailuaine Gordon and MacPhail bottling 1995      8.99

A release of independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail. Dailuaine a work horse malt for Diageo found in many of their blends including the Johnnie Walker family. The distillery is located just outside the village of Carron, Speyside. This bottling is as part of the G&M Connoisseurs Choice range. This is from the 1995 vintage and has been bottled from refill sherry butts. Nose: Fresh with a vanilla edge .Palate: Mouth warming and well balanced. Body: Light. Finish: Medium to long.

Dailuaine Gordon and MacPhail bottling 1997      8.99

Medium bright yellow gold colour. Intense, slightly spicy, fairly peppery vanilla-tinged, caramel nose with some dried apple notes. Very intense, medium bodied, spicy, harmonious, ripe plummy-lemon flavours with a lingering, caramel-tinged finish.

Dailuaine Hart Bros bottling 46% abv       24.95

Distilled at The Dailuaine Distillery in March 1998. Bottled in Glasgow December 2012. Aged 14 years old in American oak. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. Bottled at 46.0% Alcohol by volume. This expression was bottled at 46.0% alcohol, and has pretty much the same characteristics as the cask strength it is a vigorous and charming single malt. Sweet and aromatic. Some tasting notes suggest a hint of smoke. No way. Think more of the Italian liqueur Limoncello or lemon meringue pie. Pronounced Dal-oo-ayn, meaning ‘green vale’ it was built in a hollow between the Ben Rinnes Mountain and the River Spey. It takes its water from the Baillemullich Burn. Dailuaine as is the nearby Cardhu Distillery is a major component of the Johnnie Walker blend. A work horse distillery for Diageo.  A rare opportunity to try an independent bottling 

Glen Garioch 8 yr        7.99

Nose, Sweet malt, hay, and wet grass. Porridge character a bit of exotic fruitiness. Palate: Lots of malt, Refresher sweeties, some sulphury grassiness and fruit cocktail. Finish, dry and chalky.

Glen Garioch 12 yr       7.95

Glen Garioch 12 yr was introduced to the standard range in late 2010.This 12yo is a mix of ex-Bourbon and sherry casks and has been bottled at 48% delicate sherry notes and oak spice, Sweet notes vanilla cream, butterscotch, caramel. Fruits maybe lime, apple, caramelized pear, dry, oak spice emerging towards the finish. A lot of oak influence for its age.

Glen Garioch 15 yr    9.95

Mint, sage, notes floral, the palate is quite rich and spicy, a very hot finish lots of spice and peat 15 year old East Highland malt from Aberdeenshire. A very drinkable highland style whisky with lots of varied flavours. I like the old fashioned packaging, which reminds me of the days when all malt whisky was covered in tartan.

Glen Garioch 1994   53.9% abv      11.95  

 

Made using peated barley from their own maltings prior to the distillery being mothballed temporarily in 1995. This is the latest in a range of delicious small batch offerings from Glen Garioch.   

This is one of the last opportunities to experience old style of Glen Garioch. The distillery stopped using peat and their own maltings when it re-opened in 1997 making this a rare vintage for single malt fans. Official Tasting Notes Toffee and Demerara sugar give way to a floral freshness of springtime Highland heather, finishing with lasting yet subtle warm smoking embers.

Glen Grant 16 yr    12.99

Nose, Peaches in cream, crème brulé, toasted grain, and roasted nuts Palate full body with elegant depth and graceful balance.  Finish long peppery spice, wet mossy stone, and nuts highlight the finish. An immensely interesting dram and calls for another sip.

Glen Grant 1993 17 yr     10.95  

A rare bottling from the independent bottlers, Gordon and MacPhail of Elgin, Scotland. Aged in ex bourbon casks an elegant dram, a must try at some point. Nose: Fresh and clean with waves of light fruit, citrus, nectarine, creamy hints of bourbon and spice, cedar.Palate: Deep spices, bourbon char, thick fruit and hints of smoke, balanced with shades of oak. Finish: Slightly dry, good length, fruity, spicy

Glen Grant 1963 bottled in 2011    48 yr          99.95

A very rare bottling by Gordon and MacPhail The Nose is rich and well balanced There are notes of dried fruits, sultanas, red plums. A bit of red apple peel. Notes of all spice cinnamon and cloves, cereal sweetness. The sherry notes are rich full. The palate is full rich an smooth There are lots of juicy fruits and sherried sultanas. The finish is soft with a good clarity and freshness. 

Glen Elgin 12 yr      19.95

Nose, Almonds, or marzipan?  Some orange juice. Perhaps a trace of sawn wood.  With water, Speyside esters, nut oil and buttery fat, prawn crackers, traces of fresh pears; a whiff of smoke or steam; dense. Pleasant mouthfeel; sweetish, then dryish, with some acidity between, all well balanced. Finish Dryish, balanced finish

Glen Keith 10 yr      29.95

Colour gold, green highlights, oily, nutty, full, rich, long and sweet finish and a touch of vanilla. Sadly the whisky is no longer available. This version of Glen Keith is extremely hard to find anywhere. The distillery was mothballed in the late 90’s but recently we have received good news, it reopened in April 2013.

Glenburgie 10 yr      9.95

A Gordon & MacPhail expression and is a unique and rare single malt whisky. Nose creamy, oaky notes. Taste sweet oaky vanilla, lightly peated. Finish, tannins and chewy, hints of coffee

Glenburgie is a work horse single malt whisky for Pernod Ricard and found in many of their blends including Chivas Regal.

GlenDronach 12 yr      8.99

Colour, Deep amber-red gold. Nose, Sweet, creamy vanilla, with hints of ginger. Spiced mulled wine and pear. Palate: Rich, creamy, silky-smooth. Warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, full mouth feel, raisins and soft fruits. Finish, long, full and firm, slightly nutty.

GlenDronach 14 yr Virgin New Oak     12.99

Another finish from GlenDronach, this time using new American oak casks. A big, heavy spirit like GlenDronach should be able to handle itself in the face of all those brash bourbon flavours. A release of 5760 bottles.  Official Tasting Notes Colour: Light gold. Freshly harvested straw. Nose: Toasted oak elements which are so intense that smoky attributes emerge. Sweet and lush tropical fruits rise with prominence. Banana and cacao, with roasted coconut. Palate: Spiced ginger and cinnamon cake with a beautiful smoky twist. Creamed desiccated coconut, hazelnuts and fresh buttered toast. Finish: A glorious nut feast with superb depth.

GlenDronach Revival 15 yr       11.99

The first bottling of the new BenRiach-owned era and the sherry monster is back and improved. 100% Oloroso sherry casks and unchillfiltered.Official Tasting NotesAppearance: Deep gold with a lovely mahogany shade. Nose, Wonderful concentration of aromas. Treacle, toffee and chocolate orange.  Palate: A very dynamic and full bodied dram for its age. Chewy with coffee chocolate and treacle scones.  Conclusions: A veritable feast to enliven the senses.

GlenDronach 18 yr Allardice     15.99

This whisky is heavily influenced by its 18 years in Oloroso Sherry Casks. There is a creaminess that could be attributed to the sweet and creamy Amoroso Sherry which the casks may have once nurtured. The effect is damned near perfection. The nose:  dates, toffee and rich sherried fruit, cocoa. The palate, deep, rich, sweet nutty and creamy sherry. The finish is creamy and special.  You feel as though you have had something very special.

GlenDronach 21 yr Parliament 48% abv     19.99

New addition to the GlenDronach range. Matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry casks. Named “Parliament” after the colony, or “parliament” of rooks that have been nesting in the trees overlooking the distillery for almost 200 years. Official Tasting note: Nose: Delicate mix of ripe Autumnal fruits - blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segments. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances. Palate: Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins and a long and lasting finish.

Glenfarclas 12 yr      9.95

This is classic Speyside single malt. The distillery is located in Ballindalloch near Aberlour A sherry nose with a hint of nuts and maltiness. Hints of peat with dried fruits, very long dry finish

Glenfarclas 15 yr      10.99

Nose: Fresh and clean with waves of light fruit, citrus, nectarine, creamy hints of bourbon and spice, cedar. Palate: Deep spices, bourbon char, thick fruit and hints of smoke, balanced with shades of oak. Finish: Slightly dry, good length, fruity, spicy

Glenfarclas 17 yr      14.99

Nose: roasted nuts hazelnuts, almonds and caramel and toffee notes. Plenty of herbs like parsley. This one is a bit smokier than other Glenfarclas bottlings. Palate: herbal note up front.  Pine needles and resin.  Sherried but malty at the same time. Hints of Oak, Cloves. Cinnamon sticks. Finish: long, nutty and drying on spices and oak. A great whisky!

Glenfarclas 21 yr          18.99

Nose: Lots of nose, oak, vanilla, nuts hazel and almonds and sherry. Palate: A lot of character, peppery, very nice balance. Light very smooth and complex. Finish Long smooth and full flavoured a lovely whisky

Glenfarclas 25 yr            29.95 

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Amber with dark gold highlights. Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins. Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither are overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness. Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old. Comment: A great after-dinner whisky so rich and full that it is a dessert in itself, with a finish that goes on forever.

Glenfarclas 30 yr          49.95

Past winner of the International Spirits Challenge overall trophy. A prize not awarded without good reason, for this is a rich, complex and spicy malt whisky packed with sherry cask character. A full complex aroma combining fruit and spices similar to a fruit cake, an extraordinary deep spirit, warm and rich leaving a lingering fruit and nut chocolate feel on the palate.

Glenfarclas 105 60% abv.     10.95

Now extremely hard to find in Atlantic Canada.  One of the first cask strength whiskies available on the market. You will find this one has a deep amber colour. The nose very spirity, sweet, malty, and a little oily. Lovely mouth-feel, complete with a long dry finish

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1995    39.95

Nose of caramel and rich toffee, butterscotch notes Palate quite different with hints of herbs and floral notes. The Finish combining the two unique flavours the combination works quite nicely a little floral and spices

Glenfiddich Malt Master 43%    12.99

Taste: At first the taste is of zingy sherbet, which slowly turns to spicy and tempting flavours of plum and cherry with hints of toasted almonds and wedding cake. Nose: Double maturation delivers a rich whisky that is complex in flavours imparted from the two different woods. On the nose damp earth and whisky-soaked wood intermingle with deep vanilla and smoky embers. Finish: A silky smooth finish.

Glenfiddich 12 yr     7.99

Glenfiddich is the world's largest selling single malt. Nose: Light and malty/mealy. Some citric notes (lemon/orange peel). Water opens up the nutty cracker bread maltiness alongside some dry grass and dried apple. Palate: Soft with vanilla, malt, a light nuttiness and a soft mid-palate. Finish: Soft and lightly fruity with a hint of chocolate. Overall: Very clean, well-made and attractive. Tasted by Dave Broom

Glenfiddich 14 yr Rich Oak     10.95

This is finished in a combination of new American and new European oak casks. Official Tasting NotesNose: A complex harmony of fresh fruits and spices. Initial spicy oak notes followed by vibrant vanilla and rich dried fruit. Taste: Rich and sweet vanilla with a silky texture and elegant hints of fruit. The flavour becomes deeper and richer with time and has a subtle nutty character that develops into a spicy oak finish. Key Notes: Vanilla, dried fruits, nutty

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 yr    12.95

A unique whisky made using the solera system .This is always available on my bar at home. David Stewart the Malt Master at Glenfiddich is a genius. Nose: Honey with hints of wood and vanilla, complex spice and fresh fruit.Palate: Honey again, perfectly balanced by delicate spice and Glenfiddich maltiness.Finish: Medium length, with sherry notes and spiciness. It has been one of my favourites for many years.

Glenfiddich Distillers Edition 15 yr  51% abv     12.95

A marriage of American and European oak casks and Oloroso sherry casks. Unchillfiltered and bottled at a higher 51% Abv. Limited Bottling Official Tasting Notes Nose: Delicate floral aromas with hints of freshly ground black pepper and vanilla. Palate: Creamily smooth with floral and spicy notes of black pepper and gentle luscious fruit. Finish: Lingering, sweet and velvety warm

Glenfiddich “Cask of Dreams” Canadian Edition 51% abv    15.95

Malt Master Brian Kinsman will usher the American Oak casks into Scotland to create a rare

and personally significant bottling. Under his watchful eye the barrels will spend three months

Imparting a uniquely rich, intense flavour to the single malt he has specially chosen for the Cask of Dreams spirit.

Glenfiddich 18 yr      15.95

Maybe the best kept secret in the whisky world. Official Tasting Notes Nose: Remarkably rich aroma with ripe orchard fruit, baked apple and a robust oakiness. Taste: Richly delivers luxurious dried fruit, candy peel and dates overlaid with elegant cinnamon notes Finish: Warming, rewarding and distinguished

Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yr     29.95

This whisky has been traditionally aged in Rum Casks from CubaNose: Rich and rounded with clean malty notes. Chocolate, caramelized banana, some citric notes, orange pulp, toffee and spice. Palate: The chocolate comes back giving a sweet, balanced dram. Good mature malt character. Finish: Chocolate, coffee and orange peel. Comment: Good balance with the rum at no point overwhelming the whisky. Whisky Mag Notes

Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve    8.99

New product Official Tasting Notes Colour:Pale gold. Nose:Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange. Palate:Sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears, with a hint of candy, toffee apples. Well-balanced and exceptionally smooth. Finish:Long, creamy and smooth.

Glenlivet 12 yr     7.95

One of best known Speyside whiskies.Nose: Lifted. Apple wood, heather, baked soft fruits mixed with cereal, citrus and pear. In time there’s notes of freshly-sawn wood, freesia and dried orange peel. Complex but light as well. Palate: Light and fragrant. All the notes on the nose come through. Medium-bodied and gentle. Finish: Dry and clean. Tasted by Dave Broom

Glenlivet French Oak 15 yr      8.95

Aged in Limousin oak casks. Softer gentler malt than the 12 yr Glenlivet, hints of citrus and gentle nutty character.Nose: Strawberries and cream, vanilla. heady. Palate: Firm, slippery-smooth, cookie-like maltiness, spicy middle. Lots of flavour development.
Finish: Creamy, fruity. Like a Slavic sour cream pancake laced with Maraschino cherry brandy. Overall~ complex, entrancing (Whisky Magazine tasting notes).

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yr   55.1% abv     9.95      

Nadurra means “natural” in Gaelic and this non chilled filtered cask strength dram has been aged in ex bourbon casks the nose floral, fruity honeyed notes palate, the fruity floral notes continue along with oaky nutty flavours on the finish. Official Tasting Notes Nose: A fresh summer-like medley of floral and sweet spice aromas enhanced by gentle notes of toasted oak. The taste: Smooth and silky with the sweetness of soft fruits and honeyed flowers balanced by a dry, oak finish of considerable length with notes of ginger and hazelnuts

Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Sherry Cask Limited Edition 60.7% abv     10.95      

Produced in small batches with no chill filtration and matured in first fill Oloroso sherry casks. Colour Bright Gold, Nose, A medley of dried fruit aroma, raisins and apricots ,with gentle notes of cinnamon and liquorice Palate, Smooth and creamy with the fruitiness of spicy orange marmalade, and hints of rich dark chocolate Finish, Long and sweet, leading to a slightly dry spicy finish

Glenlivet 18 yr  43% abv            13.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour: Old gold, with ripe apricot hues. Nose: Fragrant, elegant, complex with a sweet oakiness reminiscent of an antique shop. Oak leads the way to heady floral fragrances of Freesia and Peony. Toffee notes emerge in time along with butterscotch, mint chocolate and summer fruit pie. Palate: Smooth and velvety, with a firm foundation. Sweetness is immediately followed by a tantalizing burst of spices and bitter oranges drying out on oaky notes. Finish: Lasting, oaky and gingery. Distant smoke. A dry austere touch.

Glenlivet 21 yr Archive   43% abv      29.95  

Official Tasting NotesColour Amber with sparkling copper shades. Nose: An opulent, mature nose with a sherry influence. An intricate array of wood and fruit: Christmas cake, sultanas, maraschino cherry. Water enlightens the fruity bouquet and brings out vanilla and lighter notes of ripe peaches. Pear and marzipan pie. Palate: This full-bodied whisky is unctuous and mouth coating, almost syrupy. Oak holds the reins back, releasing a drying spiciness of cinnamon, ginger, walnut and dark chocolate. Finish: The finish is everlasting and warming with lingering presence of toasted hazelnuts and a full layer of liquorice.

Glenlivet XXV 43% abv      59.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour: Rich amber with ripe gold hues. Nose: Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry shows itself with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Enticing scents of exotic wood. Creamier notes rising. Orange crème brulé; candied fruit; pineapple.  Palate: Silky and caressing. Sweet at first then releasing a full bunch of spices; ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Developing dark chocolate and orange peel flavours. Finish: Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the taste buds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note.

Glenlivet Josie Single Cask Edition 57.5 % abv     69.99

Extremely rare. The Glenlivet Josie Single Cask Edition takes its name from the distillery's infamous underground spring. The 17 Year Old non chill-filtered whisky was aged in a first-fill ex-sherry butt in European oak that was filled on 6th July 1994. Bottled at 57.5% ABV cask strength, just 464 bottles of The Glenlivet Josie Single Cask Edition made available with markets including the UK. Canada was allotted 12 bottles only. The Glenlivet Josie tasting notes Nose: Concentrated sweet flavours of moist raisin and cherry fruitcake creamy fondant orange and traditional barley sugar sweets. Taste: Sweet candied almonds intermingled with tangy orange marmalade and liquorice. Finish: Long and mellow.

Glenlivet Helios Single Cask Edition,50.7% abv     69.99

Extremely Rare named to signify the importance of the sun in production at the Speyside distillery, is a 20 Year Old non chill-filtered single malt aged in a second-fill hogshead cask, that was filled on 9th May 1991. Bottled at 50.7% cask strength, just 307 bottles made available with markets including the UK. Canada was allotted only 12 bottles. The Glenlivet Helios tasting notes Nose: Sweet, fruity (tropical fruits and peach) with flavours of peardrop sweets and honey and a scented floral background. Taste: Juicy sweet and jam packed full of fruity flavours echoing the nose with the faintest hint of root ginger Finish: Exceptionally long, sweet and slightly spicy

Glenlivet Single Cask Tomnabat Hill 59.5% abv    69.99

This cask-strength Glenlivet takes its name from one of the hills overlooking the distillery, and the single cask bottling was exclusively available in Canada. It was matured for 14 years in a second-fill Sherry cask, and the nose has the distillery’s traditional flowery and fruity notes along with hints of mint, chocolate, and honey for a gentle, smooth aroma. The taste is tart and peppery with notes of lemon pepper, dried flowers, and touches of coconut, banana, honey, heather, and Clementine oranges. The finish is long with gently fading lemon pepper spiciness. Overall, high marks for good balance. Whiskycast notes

Glenlivet Guardians Chapter 48.7% abv     10.99

Nose Marmalade with fruitcake notes, Palate Dark chocolate with spicy notes, Finish Long with hints of rich fruits. You can join the Guardians of Glenlivet on their website and have input into the next release of the Guardians.

Glenrothes Alba Reserve      8.95

Glenrothes matured exclusively in American oak refill bourbon casks, meaning this a certified Kosher product. Quercus Alba is the Latin name for White (or American) oak; and Alba is the Gaelic word for Scotland Official Tasting Notes Pale straw, clear and bright in colour, with a fresh, floral, coconut, American oak vanilla nose. The palate is soft & mellow, showing creme brulee and forest fruits.

Glenrothes Select Reserve      8.95

Select Reserve is the essence of all that is The Glenrothes in its early prime. Laden with ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla, and a hint of spice – this savouring, fresh single malt is characteristically complex with a deliciously creamy texture on the palate" said Ronnie Cox, the director of Glenrothes. Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose: Spice, spirit and citrus. Fruitiness too, with a combination of pale sultanas and sharp woodland berries. Palate: Slightly spirity, spicy and with mixed peel character. Finish: Biscuit.

Glenrothes 1998       10.95

 Nose cereal, honey, sweet, tropical fruits and raspberries. The palate is gentle and quite sweet, with vanilla custard, coconut and cinnamon notes. The finish is medium in length and spicy. 

Glenrothes MacPhail’s Collection 30 yr      29.99

Gordon & MacPhail Tasting NotesNose: Sweet with malty notes and some wood oil aromas.
Taste: Initially cereal flavours followed by hints of chocolate and smoke. DilutedNose: Sweet sherry notes and charred oak. More balanced with delicate aromas. Taste: Smooth, creamy vanilla notes together with the sherry influence. Finish: Long and warming. One of my favs.

Glen Spey 20 yr (Hart Brothers)      28.99

Glen Spey is a little-known Diageo-owned workhorse distillery in Rothes, Speyside (the town is also home to Glen Grant, Caperdonich, Glenrothes and Speyburn). The distillery was founded in 1878 by James Stuart, who sold it shortly after buying Macallan eight years later. The buyers, W&A Gilbey (more famous for their gin), were the first English company to own a Scottish distillery.Bottled in Glasgow in April 2012. Aged 20 years old in American Oak. Un-chill filtered, natural colour. Strength 46.0% Alcohol by volume.

Imperial Gordon and MacPhail Bottling 1993       12.99

17 Year old Imperial from Gordon & MacPhail, An inexpensive opportunity to try whisky from this mothballed distillery. Matured in Sherry Butts and Refill American Bourbons and bottled in 2010 Gordon & MacPhail Tasting NotesNose: Sweet malt, toasted cereal. Green grass with fruit notes - red apple skins and cherries. Rich spices - traces of ginger. Palate: Sweet and spicy - liquorice and aniseed. Toasted malt flavours develop with a peppery edge. Subtle mulled fruitiness. Diluted Nose: Sweet chocolate, malty aromas. Spices - dusted fruit notes. Rounded. Palate: Aniseed and eucalyptus flavours. Strong grape/wine note - cognac like. Toasted malt element still present. The distillery was demolished in 2014 and replaced on the same site by Dalmunach Distillery. New make was running in the fall of 2015.

Knockando 25 yr       69.99

A modest 43% debut into the Diageo super-premium range with fewer than 4,500 individually numbered bottles worldwide but maturation only in 1st fill sherry casksOfficial Tasting Notes
Appearance: Polished mahogany with crimson highlights Nose: Deeply intriguing; rich and immediate, with no prickle. Dry Christmas cake, with slightly burnt edges, then a hard toffee note. Dry oloroso sherry. Persistent, becoming more succulent; dried fruits macerated in liquor.  Fresh strawberries and raisins! Water introduces more burnt notes, with chocolate, underscored by porcini and sage. Finally sweeter, with juicy-fruit gum. Palate: Mouth-drying and surprisingly harmonious. A sweet start (fresh, ripe grapes and citrus pith), then immediately drying, with distant smoke.  More cocoa and cedar-wood; autumn fruits Finish: Long and warming. Espresso coffee, with a distant hint of struck matches. Glorious late, winey notes accompany drying tannins. Soft caramel, cleansing tart red fruit.

Linkwood 15 yr Gordon and MacPhail bottling     10.99

Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 15 year old Linkwood, matured in first fill and refill sherry casks. Nose: Fruity - toffee apples, sweet fudge and spicy/aromatic aromas. Taste: Smoky - charred wood with fruit cake flavours. Finish: Long, spicy notes - drying. Colour: Golden Amber. Without water Nose: Fresh and fragrant with heavy Sherry influences. More delicate fruity notes develop. Palate: Heavy sweetness, very smooth and creamy, with a delicate spicy edge. Some nutty influences such as Brazil nuts. With water: Nose: Fresh and fragrant, highly floral - some violet notes. Sweetness is present with a subtle charred oak edge.

Palate: Mouth warming - hint of ground black pepper, well balances and sweet. Body: medium. Finish: Medium. Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry casks. Whisky Style: Smooth and sherried. G & M Notes

Linkwood 22 yr Hart Bros      39.99

Distilled at The Linkwood Distillery in June 1990. Bottled in Glasgow in September 2012. Aged 22 years old in American Oak. Un-chill filtered, natural colour. Strength 46.0% Alcohol by volume. A hint of sweetness, developing into a long, satisfying dry finish. Ideal as an after dinner dram. Linkwood is the distillery closest to the sea on the river Lossie, South of Elgin, was founded in 1821. When in 1936 the distillery was sold, the new manager, a Gaelic speaker from Wester Ross, insured that no-changes were made to the distillation process. Under his supervision, even spiders webs were preserved for fear that the whisky would lose some of its character if they were removed.

Linkwood 25 yr Gordon and MacPhail bottling      34.99

Dark golden. Without water Nose: Burst of freshness - hay like notes, with a defined hint of well toasted malt. Some candied fruits emerge and a subtle Sherry influence lingers. Herbal with a touch of rosemary. Palate: Mouthwatering with a sweet and creamy edge. Some delicate hints of bonfire embers develop. Vanilla emerges and a hint of peppery warmth comes to the fore. With water: Nose: Toasted malt, with a Sherried sweetness. Hints of citrus notes (lemon zest) linger and a defined vanilla edge becomes apparent. Palate: Initially sweet and warming with hints of mixed spices and a defined dark chocolate nose. A subtle touch of peat smoke lingers in the background. Body: Medium. Finish: Long. Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry casks. Whisky Style: A sophisticated Speysider - with some finesse. G & M Notes

Linkwood 30 yr 54.9% abv      49.95  

One of Diageo's 'Rare Malts' releases for 2006. Linkwood distillery is situated on the outskirts of Elgin, and was established in 1821. One of the less well known of Diageo’s Speyside malts, Linkwood has frequently been bottled by independents and is highly regarded by blenders. Fudge, fresh fruit and spices on the nose. Sophisticated and sweet on the palate, delicately perfumed, with nutmeg notes in the finish. 54.9% ABV

Longmorn 15 yr      34.95

One of the best kept secrets on Speyside. This Longmorn is a classic. Colour, Bright gold, sweet and peppery, buttery with a hint of nuttiness long, velvety, smooth finish. Sadly no longer available it was delisted last year by Pernod Ricard and replaced with the 16 yr. The Rogue has a limited supply

Longmorn 16 yr 48% abv       15.95

A new release from this outstanding Speyside distillery. Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose: A sweet tempting almost heady coconut fragrance. Like walking among gorses on a summer day. Opens on biscuity aromas. Palate: Smooth, silky, enticing. Marzipan, macaroon, Chocolate and cereal bar. Finish: Drying on pleasant oaky notes. And chewed grass. Comment: A“sunny” dram. So satisfying.  Beautiful example of well-managed bourbon cask maturation. Tasted by Martine Nouet

McClelland’s Speyside 6.95

Nose fresh invigorating Speyside malt of mint, menthol and freshly cut pine. Traces of fine dark chocolate and a lingering sweet malt aroma. Palate An initial fibrous sweet nougat essence is complemented by the savoury flavours of brazil and hazelnut. A subtle floral freshness adds a faint perfumed bouquet to the palate. Finish Short, yet powerful, complex unforgettable. Official notes

Mortlach Rare Old 43.45% abv     16.99

Dufftown's oldest distillery is back with a brand new look. Mortlach's new bottle takes inspiration from an "engineered world" of steel and structure whilst the whisky boasts a heavy, full flavour. Official tasting Notes A complex and bold expression with Mortlach’s signature exquisite balance of sweetness and dryness for which the distillery is renowned. Superbly structured and well balanced, the whisky’s fruit and floral notes on the nose introduce a rich, energetic palate and a pleasantly drying finish.

Mortlach 14 yr Hart Bros Bottling      16.95

Distilled at The Mortlach distillery in October 1997. Aged 14 years in American oak. Licensed in 1823, Mortlach distillery stands in a hollow in the hills just outside Dufftown and draws its water from the Conval Hills. In 1903 it was thoroughly renovated by the then owner George Cowie. A full flavoured malt with a lot happening. Tinned fruit salad, pears and peaches. Perhaps butterscotch.

Mortlach 16 yr Flora & Fauna       49.95

Deep amber gold highlights. Nose, black chocolate, flowery, peppermint crisp. Taste complex and subtle dances on the tongue, a touch of sherry. Finish, smooth, a dry smoothness. Sadly it is now discontinued and very difficult to find anywhere.

Mortlach 20 yr 1983 (Douglas Laing Bottling) 50% abv.      29.95

Colour Full Rich amber, dried fruits hints of caramel apple, palate  thick, mouth coating and warm, hints of cloves and chocolate orange Finish, long and warm  full rich flavor

Mortlach 21 yr Gordon and MacPhail Bottling 22.95

Nose Sweet and fruity.  Palate Creamy mouth feel, hints of black pepper and nuts, bananas vanilla and sherry.  Finish slight hint of anise

Mortlach 32 yr  50.1% abv.       99.95

Distilled in 1971 and bottled at 50.1%, this whisky was matured in refill American oak. Only 2160 bottles produced. A complex expression of a real "after dinner" single malt at natural cask strength from a unique Speyside distillery.

Speyburn 10 yr       9.95

Nose, fresh clean with hints of lemony fruitiness, pale gold in colour. Taste, delicate fruity flavour, with dry warm, peaty finish

Speyburn Bradan Orach     9.99

A great value bottling without an age statement.  Bradan Orach is Gaelic for Golden Salmon most likely caught on the Spey River and the location of the distillery; I actually prefer this one to the 10 year old version.  A very decent whisky.  Gentle fruits on the nose. Buttery. Heather, bananas, apricots. A bit sweet and simple the finish is very pleasant

Speyburn 25 yr      22.95

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Full, quite rich, soft oaky vanilla with a little smokiness and a mild peaty overtone. Colour: Rich golden with bronze highlights. Taste: Medium full bodied, round and rich with a touch of toffee, a warm lasting finish and an edge of sweetness on the tail. Jim Murray rated this one of the best Speyside whiskies in 2012 Whisky Bible

Strathisla 12 yr     8.95

Bright gold, another sleeper!  Nose, sherry, stewed fruits, spices and lots of malt the palate toffee honey and nuts with a suggestion of oaky spice. The finish is slightly smoky lots of oak and a snap of ginger

Strathisla 12 yr New Bottling      8.95

Nose Rich and fruity with a complex array of hay like aromas well balanced oakiness. Taste Full and Rich mellow nutty sweetness Finish Rich and Mellow

Strathisla 1997 Connoisseurs Choice Gordon MacPhail       8.99 

A new bottling in New Brunswick finished in ex bourbon casks this is an iconic whisky renowned for the main malt in the Chivas Regal blends Nose Sweet, vanilla. Palate hints of vanilla, honey and wild flowers, finish is dry and long

Tamnavulin 12 yr     14.95

Tamnavulin is delicate and floral on the nose, with light malt and fruit gums. Light to medium bodied, fresh, malty and spicy, with a whiff of background smoke. The finish is medium in length, with lingering spice, smoke, and notes of caramel  No longer available except here at the Rogue

Tamdhu MacPhail’s Collection 8 yr     8.95

Gordon & MacPhail Tasting Notes Undiluted Nose: Citrus fruits - limes/grapefruit with fragrant notes. Hints of sweetness - vanilla. Palate: Malty with hints of cedar wood. Sweetness still evident. Diluted Nose: Fruity, estery - boiled fruit sweets, lemonade.
Palate: Cereal notes with slight leafiness. Finish: Smooth, slightly drying.

Tamdhu 10 yr     8.95

Golden highlights, the nose sweet, malty and slightly smoky, the palate, a clean sweetish taste, mild and toffee notes the finish a pleasant malty floral notes This bottling was done by the previous owners Highland Distillers, who had closed the distillery for several years before selling it to a new consortium who have reopened the distillery in May 2013. This various is no longer available anywhere in Canada.

The Macallan Gold 1824 Series     9.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Burnished gold. Nose:Lemon citrus, then orange peel and an interlacing sweetness that softens but doesn't eliminate the zest. A quiet note of vanilla is followed by dark chocolate - more assertive, yet not overly so - with lingering floral and light oak notes. Palate:Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones reveal toasted apples.

The Macallan Amber 1824 Series     12.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose:A floral, citrus sweet nose that gains presence, commanding a chorus of sweet vanilla notes over freshly harvested grain. Raisin, sultana and cinnamon look on as toffee apples and candy floss step into the limelight.Palate:On the palate fresh green apples and lemons mingle with cinnamon. Ginger notes hover as fruit takes over, with subtle oak lingering in the wings. Finish:The finale is light to medium, with soft fruits and cereal, slightly dry.

The Macallan Sienna 1824 Series    19.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Warm sienna. Nose/Palate:Opens with a subtle vanilla nose, persistent yet not overpowering. Orange elbows its way in, turning zesty and sharp, though tempering green apples add freshness and balance. Next comes white chocolate truffles, chewy and sumptuous, with elegant oak notes for a digestif. Dates, figs and raisins lead the palate, then on to nutmeg and ginger with a hint of oranges and apples, before vanilla returns in majesty.Finish:The final fanfare is gentle, smooth and warming.

The Macallan Ruby 1824 Series     39.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Ruby. Nose:European Oak piques the nose before reluctantly admitting rich, dried fruits and an edgy trickle of treacle. A hesitant sweetness enters, then oak reasserts itself, burnished and mature. Palate:A rush of ginger, nutmeg and resin herald orange, sultana and raisin with their restrained but pervasive sweetness. Clove is here and gone, leaving oak the undisputed maestro. Finish:Long, lingering and reflective.

The Macallan 10 yr     29.95

Buttery, honeyish on the nose.  Palate, sweet nutty and spicy, lots of sherry.  Finish, ginger, wood spices. Extremely hard to find in North America

The Macallan 12 yr      15.95

Rich, amber colour. Nose, vanilla hints of ginger, sherry sweetness wood smoke.  Palate, ginger, dried fruits and wood smoke. Finish sweet toffee dried fruits and spice, sadly no longer available in Canada

The Macallan 18 yr      49.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Light mahogany. Nose:Dried fruits and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon. Palate:Rich dried fruits with spice, clove, orange and wood smoke. Finish:Full and lingering with dried fruits and sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke. No longer available in Canada.

The Macallan 25 yr      169.95

Superlative Speysider from Macallan, this astonishing 25 year old is one of the most revered whiskies in the world. It received a perfect 100 out of 100 score from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, 1999. It also received Gold at the International Spirits Challenge. Nose: Citrus balanced with cinnamon, sherry and wood smoke. Palate Full and rich, with dried fruits and wood smoke .Finish Long, with dried fruits, wood smoke and spice.

The Macallan Cask Strength   58.4% abv      14.95

Nose, lots of red fruits, oranges, toffee, chocolate and wood spice.  Palate, fruit cake ginger and wood smoke, vanilla.  Finish, full and dried fruits and spicy No longer produced and will disappear from shops in a year or less. One of my favourite Macallan expressions and good value. No longer available except the Rogue.

The Macallan 10 yr Fine Oak            16.95

Aged in bourbon and sherry casks, a unique combination. Nose, light with hints of fruits. Palate, soft with oak and dried fruits. Finish, hints of lingering oak. Will soon disappear in Canada

The Macallan 15 yr Fine Oak        18.95

Nose orange peel and ripe melon. Taste caramel, toffee, cooked red fruits. Finish very complex, hints of red fruits notes of rich, lush stone fruits and apple, a hint of peel and some Calvados notes. The palate is quite full and round with plenty of bourbon notes. The winter spices and vanilla crème abound with a chewy oak underlying. A little dark chocolate appears. The finish is of medium-length with dry oak. No longer available in Canada, We’re sad… great dram.

The Singleton of Glendullan       9.95  

Appearance: golden, amber.  Nose: toffee, roasted nut and spice aromas. Some soft fragrant notes too, scented leather, sandalwood and vanilla.  Finish: creamy smooth and slightly drying with a long peppery fade.  Body: light to medium. 

Palate: fresh, spicy then soft and pleasantly sweet throughout. Fruity with citrus and raisins, then vanilla and a hint of honey with just a trace of wood.  Round, elegant and beautifully balanced.

“What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for”…old Irish proverb

Islay Whiskies

Ardbeg 10 yr     11.95

One of the most devoutly followed drams in whiskydom, and for good reason. Intensely smoky yet elegant, it has power and grace and although quite a bit more expensive than it used to be, your pennies do buy one of the very best single malts out there. Nose, phenolic, limes, marmalade, peat fire on a beach. Palate, sweet and velvety, smoke and medicinal. Finish, smoky

Ardbeg Auriverdes Limited Edition 49.9% abv    19.95

Nose: Iodine, peat and a pickled green pepper Burnt toast and tarry ropes. Smoked fish. Soft citrus. Hints of coffee Peppery notes.  Chalky notes. estery notes and vanilla nonetheless. Complex and balanced. Mouth: starts with a slight sweetness to big smoke and lots of medicinal notes. Also faint bitter notes: grapefruit zest, roasted coffee beans. A little more narrow than the nose. The mocha does come out in the aftertaste. Mouth: really long, sooty, with some dark chocolate and a pronounced oakiness. Great nose, with maybe a little too much sharpness on the palate to be entirely stunning, but it’s way better than what I expected from what’s essentially a result of clever marketing. One of the best modern Ardbegs in my opinion. 

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1% abv      16.99

Ardbeg Corryvreckan (named after a dangerous whirlpool in the seas near Islay) is composed around batches of spirit matured in first-fill French oak casks. They should give this whisky enough sweetness and spiciness to compete with the peat. Nose: sweet peat smoke mixed with lemons, and fresh kumquats Walnuts and wet wool. Roasted nuts and a few spicy notes emerge after a while (pepper and ginger). Corryvreckan is a real whirlpool of flavours.  Palate: very strong impact, starting rather sweet but evolving towards a spicy profile. Peppery with hints of coal smoke. Lemons very long, continuously switching between peat, salt, mocha and pepper.

Ardbeg Galileo 49% abv     32.95

Celebrating the remarkable feat of sending whisky into space, the 'heart' of this whisky is ex-Marsala casks from Italy (where the link to Galileo comes in!) This stock is balanced with first fill ex-bourbon casks, and all stock is from 1999.Official Tasting Notes Nose:Spicy toffee, tropical fruits and a puff of soot. Taste:Salty, yet sweet with cream and a burst of smoking apricots. Finish:Long, lingering and serene.

Ardbeg Supernova 49% abv     29.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour: Deep gold Aroma: Big and powerful with peaty, earthy and deep herbal notes. With the first sniff, encounter deep earthy peat oils and crushed black pepper embedded in the darkest chocolate. Swirl the glass and dip your nose into herbal infusions of juniper, elderflower and agave. Tarry ropes and creosote-soaked elm follow with flowering currants, olives and hot chilli peppers. Swirl water into the glass, and voyage into the unknown with smoky coal tar, an open box of rolling tobacco, peat moss and roasted malt. A barbeque of smoky charcoal rises above the peat moss, softened by camomile, cedar and heather bloom. A blast of brine, white pepper and smoky asparagus escapes into the atmosphere with a spritely display of gooseberries and greengages. Taste: Ardbeg challenges the palate with a smoke and salt explosion - hot, sizzling and gristy sensations effervesce and explode on the tongue with a powerful peaty punch. Black and white crushed pepper pop with chilli and chocolate. Chewy sweet rolling tobacco, linseed oil and newly tanned leather roll backwards on a wave of brininess and burst of juicy lime marmalade. Cigar smoke builds up to a crescendo before drying out to bring dark roast earthy coffee, toasted almonds and liquorice root. Finish: Long, deep and powerful, refusing to fade away – remaining warm and drying with tarry peat, cocoa and chilli.

Ardbeg Uigeadial 54.2% abv       16.99

A mix of young bourbon casks and older sherry casks it has an exciting peaty attack tempered by a lip-smacking sherried texture. Official TastingNotes Nose:Rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics, this expression of Ardbeg is both intensely flavoured and perfectly integrated. At full strength, the initial aroma is a beguiling mix of warm Christmas cake, walnut oil and Parma violets fused with fresh ocean spice, cedar and pine needles falling from the Christmas tree. A smoldering smoky coal fire and the deep scent of well-oiled leather brings warmth to the scene. The sweetness of treacle toffees and chocolate-coated raisins bring indulgence through the smoke. With water, the deep smokiness increases in intensity, reminiscent of a Christmas pudding on fire. Tarry smoke and diesel engine oil enter the room bringing smells of an age gone by. Palate:Full flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours. The flavour is initially sweet as Christmas cake begins to soak into the tongue, chewy treacle. Finish: Amazingly long and chewy with lingering raisin, deep mocha tones and rich aromatic smoke into the perfectly integrated finish.

Ardbeg Perpetuum 47.4% abv      24.99

Colour:Deep Amber.Aroma:Mellow, rich and enticing, with the unmistakable Ardbeggian combination of tar, soot and pine resin. This leads into dark chocolate, treacle toffee, coffee grinds and a distant, nutty/ oaky note. A splash of water initiates a burst of fresh, briny sea-spray with a hint of salt, some linseed oil, and then some more of the classic Ardbeg pine resin/ lime top note. A remarkably fresh bouquet for such a peaty whisky.Mouthfeel:Creamy and mouth-coating, slightly chewy.Taste:Intense, robust peat smoke, savoury smoky bacon, cinnamon and nutmeg, but also an incredible creamy, sweet vanilla/milk chocolate note, which soothes the palate. The never-ending aftertaste sees more linseed oil (a hint of the Sherry Casks in the recipe), some creosote and tar, but understated, and always gentle.

Bowmore Tempest 10 yr  Batch 1       12.95    

A cask strength 10 year old from Bowmore.  Tempest has been vatted from first fill bourbon casks.  This may be the best standard bottling of Bowmore of the 21st century.  Nose – whiffs of smoke and iodine with notes of barley sugar, honey, a hint of marmalade, oaky.  Musty spices.  Palate – spicy, black pepper, thick oak wood smoke.  Quite fiery.  Finish - smoky spices and some sweetness later on.

Bowmore Tempest 10 yr Batch 4   55.1% abv     12.95    

The fourth release in Bowmore's Tempest series, taking a small batch of first fill bourbon casks and marrying them before bottling at cask strength. A classic example of relatively young and fully flavoured Bowmore.

Bowmore 12 yr         8.95

This is the core expression of the most floral of the Islay malts, from the oldest operational distillery. A consistent winner for people looking to explore a slightly peaty dram without going as far as Ardbeg or Laphroaig. Nose floral and peaty, briny notes. Palate, smooth and sweet with a light smoky flavour. Finish fragrant peat, drying oak

Bowmore Darkest 15yr         10.95

Nose: Treacle, sweet coffee and sweet coffee ice cream.
Palate: Treacle toffee and a viscous oily yet creamy texture. Rich malt and a hint of smoke. Finish: Burnt toffee and toast. A great interplay of vanilla and sherry.

Bowmore 18 yr             22.95

The 18 yr old is zesty and refreshing with deep golden summer barley appearance. The nose is fresh tobacco leaf then sweet with a hint of caramelized sugars, green tea and toasted almonds. At first the palate has a floral freshness with sweet barley sugar which gently ebbs to reveal a tangerine zestiness that leaves the palate alive and refreshed. It leaves a long, lingering and well balanced dram that invigorates the mouth

Bowmore 25 yr              39.99

The oldest core expression from Islay’s oldest distillery. Official Tasting Notes  Colour: Deep, Rich Mahogany. Nose: Intense sherry and stewed fruits with a trace of Bowmore smokiness. Palate: After twenty five years, delicious toffee and hazelnut have mellowed together with just a hint of sweet peat smoke. The finish is mellow, gentle and incrediblycomplex. Savour every drop.

Bowmore Small Batch        8.95

Exclusively matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, then blissfully married together, Small Batch exhibits the best qualities of both. First-fill bourbon offers delicious vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and bourbon oak smoke to complement Bowmore's gentle peaty smokiness, while the second-fill cask enhances Bowmore's fresh fruity complexity and showcases its trademark honey and creamy malt character. Nose vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice. Palate mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut. Finish wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

Bruichladdich 10 yr 46% abv.         18.99

Light gold, creamy texture, slightly oily, sweet and light for an Islay, nutty, seaside on a beach, briny, citrus fruits, tangerine & orange

Bruichladdich 12 yr 2nd Edition       10.99

Matured in bourbon casks and replacing the 10 year old. Described as having "layers of green fruits, citrus fruits and vanilla cream - the perfect aperitif". They thought they had enough stock of this whisky to last 3-4 years, but it only lasted 18 months Distiller’s Tasting Notes: Passion fruit, pear, gooseberry, apple, apricot, butterscotch, sweet malted barley, vanilla and thyme.

Bruichladdich 15 yr 46% abv      24.95

Toffee, butterscotch overture, followed by vanilla, citrus and apricots, with a final touch of malt Palate Ultra-delicate, creamy, apricots, hint of orange marmalade lusciousness, spicy fruitiness. FinishRich dried fruit with butterscotch, chocolate sweetness and growing toastiness. No longer available and very difficult to find

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 50% abv        13.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Gilded Lily. Nose:The nose is totally disarming considering the age of the spirit. It opens on bracken and bluebells then it’s warm crisp peat, dried barley with the smokiness drifting sensuously from the glass, shadowed by a salt sea breeze. Then that brilliant aroma of toasted oak sugars together with the succulent soft fruits from slow distillation; guava, papaya and kiwi with a squeeze of lemon. Its feisty, its fresh it’s smoky, sweet, minty, and marine. Palate:On the palate the warmth of the spirit is impressive not aggressive. It’s incredible, you have the dryness of the peat smoke together with soft fruits splashed with sea spray held in a crunchy basket of caramelized wood sugars and then it’s been sprinkled with lemon and pepper. It’s very rare and special to experience a spirit that is 100% Islay, but what also shines through above all else is the skill of our distillers, who using ancient equipment are creating the most exciting single malts in the world today. Finish:Parting from a special one is never easy especially when you have enjoyed their company with every drop in the glass, don’t worry its aromatics and flavours will stay with you for some time. Comment:Enjoy your spiritual visit to Islay, this magical rock in the Atlantic Ocean where single malts sleep to the sound of the sea. Jim McEwan notes

Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm      9.99

Barley exclusively from the Atlantic facing Rockside Farm on the west coast of Islay has been used for the latest expression of Bruichladdich Islay Barley adding more depth to the range. Official tasting Notes Nose:Classic, distinct, Islay aromas enchant the sensory system. The floral notes of heather covered moorlands in full bloom and more than a hint of juniper, hawthorn & mountain thyme. Then the beautiful aroma of soft ripe fruit, green grapes, melon, pear & pineapple all sprinkled with cinnamon. However the main player in this stunning olfactory bouquet is the Islay barley; grown in salt laden soil, washed by Atlantic showers, battered by strong winds and warmed by a late summer sun. It survives and we love it like no other. Its DNA is 100% Islay. Palate:The oak has been waiting patiently and now it cradles all of the aromatics. This malt is in so perfect a place at this time that I cannot ever recall such a pleasurable taste experience. The flavours of this island detonate across the palate. Made and matured by the ocean by real artisans, working with Victorian equipment. It’s the start of a journey that few have ever dreamed about and now it’s possible for us to walk with this young Ileach as he challenges the shaman and their marketing myths.
Finish:With no chill filtration the palate is bathed in an amazing spiritual composition. The viscosity of spirit ensures that the taste buds will still be experiencing the strong pulse of passion that has gone into the making of this true son of Islay, finally leaving you with a feeling of sublime contentment. Jim McEwan notes

 

Bruichladdich Laddie      9.99

Nosegentle at first then reveals rich dried fruits, honey and some very vague hints of tobacco and varnish. ThePalate rich dried fruits that come across as a Sauternes finish along with some good pepper, oak spice and barley sugar. Rich dried fruit emerge at the end .Finish rich fruit notes that continue a long time. The finish is very long and warming.

Bruichladdich Organic     10.99

Nose opens with an almond note and a twist of candied lemon, toffee sweetness comes from the American oak casks. Melon and hints of kiwi can be found. Palate, Barley sugar honey almonds and pear drops Finish Fresh and lingering

Bruichladdich Rocks     11.95

Colour, Light gold, nose hints of licorice and floral fruits, maybe mango, finish,  licorice and long The Rocks is a very approachable dram and would be great for someone just starting in out in the whisky world All Bruichladdich single malts are non-chill filtered with no caramel or sugar added. So what you get is what comes straight from the cask

Bruichladdich Waves   46% abv      11.95

This is the repackaged edition of Bruichladdich Waves, which has now dropped its age statement (and the peat level slightly too, we're told). In this case, the finishing casks are Madeira. This is a mid-level peated whisky long now discontinued. All peated Bruichladdichs will be marketed as Port Charlotte or Octomore labels

Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Scottish Barley   50% abv     24.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour: Bronzed mahogany. Nose: The sherry and peat are the first to rise; they warm and seduce the senses into an Islay frame of mind with little slipstreams of lemon peel, black pepper, eucalyptus, cinnamon, heather and mint - all being caressed and cooled by the Atlantic coastal notes which merge beautifully with the earthy flora and fauna aromatics of the peat moors, heaths and woodlands of this special place. Palate:Slowly the combination of both bourbon and sherry wood arrives in an unhurried wave of sticky dates, mellow Oloroso, chocolate orange, smoked malt, roasted walnuts and dark toffee. Finish:As you near your journey’s end, you will notice there isa subtle change in the flavour as the American bourbon wood sunsets the experience with a brilliant flash of Spanish flair - dark, passionate, sweet and desirable. Made at Bruichladdich Distillery

Bruichladdich Octomore Comus 4.2 Chateau D’ Yquem 61% abv    49.99

Bottled at 5 years of age and distilled from barley peated to 167 ppm, there are only 18,000 bottles of this expression of Octomore available world-wide and consider this to be the best Octomore yet.Official Tasting Notes Colour: Golden honey/ripe barley. Body: Medium weight and well defined for a young Islander. The texture is rich, sweet and mellow and the viscosity of the sauterne brings balance to the power of the peat. This is a most sophisticated Octomore and it’s kind of unbelievable to see “The beast” tamed a little! Nose: The opening is a beautiful combination of peat smoke, bracken, leather, tobacco pouches, bog-myrtle & briny waves. Then little twists of home-made mint Toffee enter the system as do the nutty notes from the oaks – both french and american. It’s a brilliant engagement to experience. From deep in her soul she commits to this amazing relationship, the aromatics relay the message to the waiting taste buds to expect a whole new experience. The grand cru sauterne flavours of pear syrup, plump bursting grapes, guava, passion fruits and cantaloupe with a dusting of icing sugar; you have to wonder just how surreal this is, a super heavy peated spirit being seduced by the delectable classic French beauty – passion changes everything!Palate: It’s absolutely outrageous, the coming together of flavours so far removed from each other you would think it would be a disaster but once again we stand in awe of imagination and the courage to take the consumer on this incredible journey of discovery. The kaleidoscope of aromatics transcends beautifully onto the palate which is going crazy with excitement. Finish: This love affair should never have happened but it has and we are witness to its enchantment, passion and joyfulness as the flavours linger long into the night, ending on a drift of peat smoke and the marine magic that is truly Islay. Jim McEwan notes

Bruichladdich Octomore 07.1  59.9% abv     39.99

The last release of Octomore under the last Master Distiller Jim McEwan. It has been matured for five years in American oak and boasts a hefty 208ppm.Official Notes Nose:Initially the nose is sea spray and caramel, lemon balm and pipe tobacco. Slowly the peat smoke rises from the glass, gentle but strong lifting vanilla, mint, toffee, golden syrup and almond. Peach follows with pear syrup and butter cup. Palate:Smoothness, sweetness and then smoke. A texture like no other, satin soft and devilishly warming. The American oak influence is in perfect tune with the smoke and soft fruits delicately coaxed from the still during exceptionally slow distillation. Vanilla, honey, citrus rise up to be met by sea spray and leather, smoked mussels mix with autumn bracken and crème brulée. Finish:As the sweetness from the oak fades the salt comes to the fore one last time while the gentle peat smoke steady and true grows and out lasts all else.

 

Bruichladdich Black Art 3 1989 19 yr      16.95

The Nose: A big, opulent red wine of a nose. Along with more of that sugar heavy Vin Santo, there were golden raisins, red berries, and baked stone fruit. At times this had a cheap Port or California fruit bomb red wine scent to it…but in a good way. A little nutty, spiced cookie dough and a touch of oak helped to round things out a bit. The Palate: Viscous, caramelized entry with more fruity wine notes to start. This transitions nicely into some baking spices, clove and cinnamon, and fresh gingerbread. A little bit of smoke emerges towards the end along with touch of brine and a growing tannic dusty-ness. The Finish: Longish, with that touch of smoke and brine working well with the oaky dryness.

Bunnahabhain MacPhail’s Collection 1997       10.99

The Bunnahabhain distillery on Islay is located on the north of Islay with Caol Ila as its only neighbour. Situated along the Sound of Islay, it's protected from the fierce winds blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe this is reflected in the unpeated style of the 'Bunny' - it's the only unpeated Islay malt whisky. This is an 11yr old from the independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail

Bunnahabhain 12yr   46.3% abv        10.99

Official Tasting Notes The nose offers a fresh and aromatic experience with a subtle whiff of smoke floating through the air. The taste starts with a light fruit and nut appeal that leads to a spectacular malty sweetness, finishing into a beautifully rich full-bodied, lingering experience.

Bunnahabhain 18yr   46.3% abv       29.99

Official Tasting NotesThis beautiful golden spirit’s nose releases honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak aromas can be sensed upon further inspection. The palate is influenced by mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood. The voyage ends with dry notes that are interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.

Bunnahabhain 25yr   43% abv   89.99

Official Tasting Notes This 25 year old has an amber gold colouring with quite a sherried nose, at first that introduces a stunning sweet caramel dessert aroma, beautifully entwined with subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather. The indulgence of sweet berries and cream ensures a wonderful mélange of tastes that progress into a roasted nut and malt feast. The finish is soft and dry with a delicate dispersal of sugar and spiced oak flavours lingering on the tongue.

Caol Ila 12 yr     14.95

Pale straw with gold highlights, full bodied pungent dry, earthy, peatiness burnt heather, sweet and a touch of salt In the classic Islay style, Caol Ila is made predominantly with peated malt and the resulting phenols have a big influence on the final flavour of the whisky, as does the salty coastal air that the casks ‘breathe’ during maturation.

Caol Ila Cask Strength Distillery Bottling 55% abv     89.99

Fresh peat, sweet malt, fish oil, gentle smoke and a touch of brine on the nose. The palate is smoky, dry, spicy and intense, with a slightly waxy mouth feel. The finish is long, peaty and peppery, with fish oil reappearing at the very last. This expression of Caol Ila has a more youthful feel to it than the12-year-old house bottling at 43%, but it is still a powerful, profound and excellent example of one of the very best Islay malts.

 

Caol Ila Distillers Edition 1996      15.99

The nose is peaty, hints of dried fruit and nuts tend to emerge .The palate of the  maturation of this Distillers Edition is finished on Muscatel sherry casks, which leaves a strong imprint on the whisky's flavour.  A burst of sweetness like dessert wines followed by the peaty impact of the whisky's full-bodied palate. Citrus, nuts, dried fruits, sherry, grapes, the flavours just keep on coming. The Finish has a very pleasant aftertaste that lingers on and on. I loved this one.

Caol Ila 25 yr Distillery Bottling       89.95

Official Tasting Notes Appearance:Full gold, medium viscosity. Aroma:Without water, sweet-spicy, fresh sea air notes with hints of preserved fruit, perhaps. Adding a little water brings up subtle, fragrant, polished wood. Palate:Without water, immediately sweet and fruity with balancing bitterness. As befits its age, the trademark smoky-medicinal character of Caol Ila is controlled. Good mouth-feel. Adding water gives a sweeter start, then a light smokiness elegantly envelopes the palate. Sweetly drying overall. Medium bodied, elegant and smooth. Finish:Quite long, sweetly drying, with more smoke coming through. Pleasant aftertaste.

Caol Ila Connoisseurs Choice 1998     10.99

Sweet cured bacon, a delicate smoky nose hints of fruits emerge later, palate, Delicate spice and pepper with a decided hint of smoke a creaminess on the mouthfeel and and smoke on the finish

Caol Ila Connoisseurs Choice 2000      10.99

Nose sweet sherry notes cured ham, green apples and pears, palate, tropical fruits and toffee, hints of fresh ground pepper burning embers on the finish

Caol Ila Connoisseurs Choice 2001     10.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Pale Gold. Nose:Sweet cured meat aromas, with hints of green apple, pineapple and vanilla. Underlying hints of menthol and peat smoke develop.With Water:Hints of beeswax polish and vanilla initially. Menthol, lemon and lime aromas develop and compliment a subtle peat smoke note. Palate:The palate is sweet with cracked black pepper initially. Lemon, lime and ripe banana flavours combine with a lingering hint of bonfire embers.With Water:Chilli spice with ripe fruit flavours, banana and pear. Becomes creamy with hints of milk chocolate and delicate peat smoke edge. Finish:Long and balanced.

Kilchoman 100% Islay Limited Edition 50 % abv     16.95

Colour: Light golden Nose: Floral and delicate with a mix of soft fruits and pear drops. Palate: The peat smoke explodes in the mouth.  Sweet soft mixed fruits are very evident. Finish: A long sweet lingering finish with a soft peaty aftertaste.

Kilchoman Machir Bay 46% abv      12.95

Nose plenty of peat, iodine, salt and oiliness. A lovely little bit of mintiness follows with floral and citrus notes hiding at the back. Palate:Big hit of cut grass and syrup right from the start. The smoke is much calmer on the palate and balances really, really nicely with that soft syrup and chocolate feel. The oily character has fallen but the coastal feel is still pretty dominant with the peat and sweetness on the palate. Finish: Salty, savoury, and meaty.

Kilchoman Loch Gorm Sherry Finish 46% abv    24.99

This, the latest annual Loch Gorm release, is a vatting of fresh Oloroso butts and hogsheads filled in 2009 and 2010. Deep and rich in colour. Nose: soft, spicy and rich with light smoke dark chocolate and citrus fruit. Palate: soft fruits and peat smoke

Lagavulin 12yr          57.5% abv         16.99

Official tasting notes: Appearance, pale gold.  Good beading with oily legs.  Nose, glorious.  Mild nose feel.  Starts oddly rounded and well mannered.  Soon grown increasingly complex. A waft of linseed oil then newsprint splashed with vinegar and fragrant sweet wood smoke with carbolic notes rising then falling.  Struck matches.  Later beeswax polish meets rich fruit mincemeat and coal tar as chocolate and cumin tease.  With water, more of the same but greater clarity.  A fabulous subtle interplay of tastes and a little more smoke.  Body, rich, firm.  Palate, pleasing texture, lightly oily.  At natural strength the taste starts sweet and is then dominated by wood smoke.  More powerful with a dusting of pine shavings then cooling carbolic and herbal.  With water the texture is smoother still, the taste long and slightly

sweeter with some fresh acidity.  Still herbal with notes of aniseed and wood.  Powerfully bitter sweet. Lengthened by adding water.  Drying and warming with elegant savoury notes again and a late whiff of lingering fragrant smoke.

Lagavulin 16yr      14.99

Great complexity on the nose. The bouquet starts with antiseptic ointment, then hot wax, orange marmalade, rubber bands, and some toffee – and going back a few minutes later there were some meaty bbq aromas. A sweet, creamy palate with a bit of peat to follow.

Wraps you in a blanket of flavor

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1995    18.99

Diageo’s flagship Islay malt is no question Lagavulin. The Malt Master selects casks for a period of secondary maturation are former Pedro Ximinez sherry casks and the influence is a rich, characterful sherry proves more than a match for the powerful Lagavulin. The Nose is smoky, stewed fruits and raisins. Full-bodied and rounded, the well balanced palate displays a marriage of Islay peat smoke and Spanish sherry. The finish is long, softly smoky and gently spiced

Laphroaig 10 yr         10.95

Amber, peaty, full, medicinal, smoky, slight sweetness, long, smoky finish.  Now extremely hard to find in Canada Colour: Full - refractive -gold  Nose: Phenolic - seaweedy - very peaty with a hint of sweetness. Body:Medium and oily. Palate: Richly smoky, fully peated with a hint of salty-sweetness. Finish: Lingering and unique. Distillery notes

Laphroaig 15 yr - 200th Anniversary Edition       26.99

Laphroaig 15 Year Old is a limited edition celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Laphroaig. Colour: Sparkling gold NOSE: Initial scents of grapefruit and fresh mint. A touch of water releases salted caramel, with signature Islay peat smoke underlying sweet orchard fruit aromas. Body: Multifaceted. Taste: Pink peppercorns, light peat smoke with a soft dryness, before a finish of tobacco and faint sea salt. Finish: Mellow with a smoky aftertaste

Laphroaig 18 yr          24.95

Newly released to replace the coveted 15 yr old. See above

Here’s the official tasting notes: Colour:  Bright gold. Nose:  At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet, faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit.  There is an all encompassing smoothness when these are all brought together. Adding a touch of water allows the seaweed and salt to come through but not enough to overpower the vanilla and honey sweetness with just a trace of new mown hay and peat at the finish Body:  An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming. Taste:  An instant warming tang of smoke that fades into smooth floral scents and blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste. With a touch of water the peaty warmth fills the mouth but does not overshadow the sweet chocolate smoothness. This is balanced by the rich toffee taste and slowly fades into a delicate hint of heather and peat smoke. Finish:   Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness

Laphroaig 25 yr 40% abv    89.95

Producer's Tasting NotesNose:  A touch of water releases the multitude of different flavours.  The initial sherry sweetness is quickly followed by the time-honoured Islay peat tang.  After this opening burst of flavour, there is a smooth fruit ripeness that complements the tang of salt in the background. Body:  Rich, round and full. Palate The burst of peat that fills the mouth is quickly restrained by a sherry sweetness that slowly develops into spicy apple fruitiness. Finish:  Very long and warming, leaving a distinct tang of Islay

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 bottling        16.95   

The Cairdeas for 2014 is a Laphroaig that has been double matured first in "first fill" ex-bourbon casks then in Amontillado hogsheads for one year. The Amontillado barrels give it a rich burnt orange colour. The nose starts off with dusty, gentle cinnamon hints and then distinctive lemon zest. This moves into earthy figs and dates before nutty, creamy brazil nuts come to the fore. This complex nose then changes with elements of carbolic soap before finally finishing with a lovely lingering salted liquorice note.

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 bottling      16.95

Nose: Initially a sweet note of red apple blossom moving quickly into a rich cask char flavour. Rock salt followed by creamy seaweed and dried apricots and then a dry, lingering finish. Palate: Earthy peat, then a fruity salty combination and huge iodine and black pepper feeling that runs all the way through the initial phase of Cairdeas 2015. The never ending peaty tones move slightly into a liquorice toffee note and it really has amazing depth and balance between the peat, fruit, sweet and dry flavours. Berried oak finish.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask       8.95

Burnt toast, dry medicinal character, and sweet vanilla. Palate smoky cereal notes, dry, smoky, peaty. Finish smoky and pepper A vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been speeded up by ageing in Quarter Casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. A really terrific whisky and great value.

Laphroaig Triple Wood       11.99

This is essentially a quarter cask finished in sherry casks, so in addition to the intense charcoal smoke attack there are rich fruity notes; blackcurrant and berries. Big, moody, broody, fruity, and rich I found it quite a departure from the Laphroaig house style. Try it and see that you think

McClelland’s Islay Malt          7.99

McClelland's Islay label is whisky produced at the Bowmore distilleries on Islay .Nose: Medicinal, moderate peat, some sea salts.  Palate medicinal,  peaty, and salty. Finish a long finish, with the peat, especially hanging on Balance: It has a lot of character. The quality is good, and the value for the money is exceptional.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt      8.95

No age statement. Nose heavy and peaty, body, hints of cocoa, peat, honey sweetness and a peppery spiciness.  Finish is light and sweet.  Smokehead is the name of a ‘mystery’ single malt from Islay bottled by Ian MacLeod distillers. There has been frequent speculation as to the identity of the malt in Smokehead, with guesses ranging from the interesting (heavily-peated Bunnahabhain) to the highly unlikely (young Ardbeg or Lagavulin).  In reality, very few people know the true identity of the distillery which supplies the stock for Smokehead - and those who do aren't telling!

Isle of Jura Whisky

Isle of Jura 10 yr      8.99

A major part of the Mackinlay blend, Isle of Jura is a lightly peated whisky with a gentle Island character. I believe that this bottling has improved over the years.Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose:  Oily, lightly piney, earthy, salty, dry. Palate  Sweetish, soft, malty, oily, slowly developing a slight island dryness and saltiness. Finish,  a  little malty sweetness and some saltiness. Comment: A lovely aperitif.

Isle of Jura Elixir 12 yr       9.95

Finished in a combination of American white oak and European sherry casks, this is complex with notes of pineapple, toffee and spice.

Isle of Jura Superstition      10.99

Two styles of spirit from Jura distillery are combined to produce this beautifully balanced single malt. Heavily peated younger malt and older Jura making a great alternative for Islay fans.

 

Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose: Immediate peatiness. Turfy rather than marine. Phenolics, macadamia nut, horchata. Light meaty note. Sweet centre.Palate: Light smoke lying above firm, young grassy, notes. beech nuts, heather. Silky feel. Finish: Good length. Drifting smoke. Tasted by Dave Broom

Isle of Jura Prophecy 46% abv        14.99

Isle of Jura's 'profoundly peated' Prophecy bottlings are released in small batches and are drier, stronger and smokier than the standard Superstition peated IOJ. Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Rich, amber gold with shimmering highlights. A lustrous copper gold and cherry wood hue. Nose: The tarry bonfire notes slowly give way to hints of soft liquorice and nutmeg. Taste: Meticulously crafted from a selection of the finest and rarest aged Jura single malt whiskies, Prophecy is a profoundly peated spirit. Powerful flavours of peat smoke, fresh cinnamon and spicy sea spray lead the first assault. Finally the tarry bonfire notes slowly give way to hints of soft liquorice and nutmeg. Some say Jura Prophecy contains earthy notes of damp moss and peat coupled with bonfire smoke and Arbroath kippers too.

Isle of Jura 16 yr      12.95

Nose:Cedary. Shoe polish. Wood speaks up first but elegantly gives way to fruity notes. fruit cake. Marmalade. Raisin scones. Cinnamon.Palate:Round and mellow. Mouth-coating. Rich and luscious. Candied chestnut. Resiny. Smooth. Finish:Round, sweet, drying off on wood. Hint of chewed tobacco.

Isle of Jura 21 yr  44%abv     16.99

Vintage Amoroso Oloroso sherry casks have given this spirit a flawless finish of soft marzipan, crushed walnuts and bitter chocolate. The palate is further rewarded with whispers of succulent maraschino cherries, citrus fruit and soft liquorice to complete this memorable masterpiece

Highland Whiskies

Aberfeldy 12 Yr             6.99

Nose Rich, perfumed aroma, rounded and full with heather, honey, notes of sweet pineapple, butter toffee, toast cereal and vanilla. Palate Great depth, sweet golden syrup and honey followed by spices and orange peel. Body: Medium to full. Finish: Glorious; the perfume characteristics become spicier, with a zesty hint of orange peel in a decidedly dry finish. Official Tasting notes.

Aberfeldy 21 Yr           24.99

Deep gold with amber highlights Nose: A pleasing aroma of heathery honey, followed by a fruity softness, hints of vanilla and burnt wood. Palate full flavoured with touches of Seville oranges lingering on the tongue like a good liqueur. Body: Full bodied Finish: Long, spicy with a decidedly dry finish

Aberfeldy Cask Strength Gordon and MacPhail bottling      19.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour: Dark Gold. Nose: Subtle Sherry influences with stewed apple, toasted malt and floral notes. With Water: Hints of toasted malt and menthol with a defined citrus edge, lemon and lime. Palate: On the palate, chilli spice initially with ripe banana, lemon and red apple. A lingering charred oak edge lingers. With Water: Cracked black pepper, followed by grapefruit, lime and ginger flavours. Finish: Long and smooth

Balblair 16 yr          69.95

Nose: clean, soft, quite spicy apricots, red fruits. Palate, cream toffee chocolate, cinnamon, oranges, spicy. Finish, dark chocolate and raisins, cedary. This is a very good whisky but sadly it is no longer available anywhere except here at the Rogue.

Balblair 1975           89.95  

Matured entirely in ex-Sherry casks, Balblair 1975 has a very attractive nose of rich, spicy fruitcake, Sherry and toffee. The palate is surprisingly lively, with Sherried sherbet notes, fondant creams and developing background smoke. The finish is long, with persistent Sherry and figs, drying steadily to oak. 46.0% ABV,  a Gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge 2008, this also won top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.

Balblair 1983             49.99

Appearance The first release of Balblair 1983 has a rich golden appearance. Aroma On the nose there are warm aromas of butterscotch, toffee and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Citrus fruits can also be detected in the aroma adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage. Taste On the palate it is sweet and spicy; with overtones of fresh fruits and honey.

Balblair 1989              24.99

A full bodied malt with a nose of raisins, green apples, hints of banana and lemons. On the palate there are Raisins and fruits with a rich spiciness leading to a long, complex and ultimately smooth finish. Aged in ex bourbon casks giving vanilla and warm toffee

Balblair 1990 46% abv         24.95

Official Tasting Notes ColourThe second release of Balblair 1990 is deep copper in appearance with hints of sparkling amber. NoseThe aroma is spicy yet sweet and is punctuated with notes of raisins, toffee and honey. Hints of vanilla, chocolate and citrus fruits are also present. PalateOn the palate it is full bodied; sweet and spicy in character with hints of honey, raisins and zesty fruits.
FinishThe finish is smooth and long-lasting.

Balblair 1997 Cask Strength 52.6% abv      28.95

Exclusive & Official Bottling of the 20th Anniversary of the NB Spirits Festival

Official NotesBalblair Single Cask 237 was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2015 at  natural cask strength. Hand selected by Balblair Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, the liquid is golden amber in appearance; a bold and powerful example of Balblair which reflects the time spent maturing in a first fill American oak, ex-bourbon barrel.
On the nose it is floral and fragrant with aromas of spice, green apples, bananas, lemons, oranges, vanilla, toffee and leather. The flavour is spicy and rich with toffee, vanilla, citrus fruits and leather. The long-lasting and warm finish is sweet and delicious.

Balblair 1999 46% abv   14.95

Nose:The American oak, ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak, ex-sherry butts used for maturation impart the signature Balblair aromas of honey and green apples, as well as notes of rich, fruity Christmas cake with a hint of spice, citrus fruits and vanilla. Palate:On the palate it is full bodied, sweet and spicy in character, with hints of honey, vanilla and leather. Finish:The finish is warm, smooth and long-lasting.

Balblair 2000        14.99

Matured in First fill American Oak, Nose, Pears, pineapple and green apples Hints of honey and vanilla, Palate, sweet, floral, and  honey notes, with hints of coconut and spices. Finish smooth, long lasting and warming Distillery Notes   

Balblair 2001        13.99

Nose:On the nose there are the signature Balblair aromas; floral and fragrant with zesty fruits such as oranges and lemons. The American oak, ex-bourbon barrels used in maturation impart toffee and vanilla notes. Palate: On the palate it is full bodied, yet sweet and spicy in character, with hints of oranges, lemons, green apples, toffee and vanilla. There is a typical long finish as the floral and fruit notes develop and combine with the initial spice and sweetness from the American oak casks.

Benriach Original 10 yr (with original spelling)        49.99

A very rare bottling of Benriach 10 yr with its pale blue label made by Pernod Ricard prior to the sale in 2004 to its current owners who changed the lettering of BenRiach by capitalizing the “R”in Riach . Nose Light, clean, flowery heather honey, Palate, cereal like quite smooth, spicy.  Finish fresh, flowers, bittersweet

BenRiach Curiositas 10 yr       9.99

Bright amber, gold highlights, green citrusy, rich, hint of toffee, apple fruity, smooth long finish we’re not sure what this 'Curiositas' means, but this is an experimental, heavily peated BenRiach. Very interesting!  Delicious. A must try dram

BenRiach 12 yr        9.99

Nose, honey, vanilla, floral, fruity with well balanced wood overtones Taste, rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of ream, spice and chocolate.

BenRiach 12 yr Arumaticus Fumosus        46% abv         14.99

The whisky has been finished in Jamaican Dark Rum barrels and the name which is Latin literally translates to “smoky rum”.  Bottled at 46% abv and non chill filtered and natural colouring was sold worldwide with only 1740 bottles available.  Nose, peat reek and moor herbs followed by a cascade of sultanas and rum.  Palate, wild flowers and eucalyptus.  Finish, a good dose of rum and sultanas.

BenRiach Horizons 12yr   50% abv            13.99

A potent, high-strength 12yo single malt from BenRiach with one extremely unusual feature - it's been triple-distilled. Horizons have also been finished in sherry casks after initial maturation in bourbon wood, and has been bottled without colouring or chill-filtration. Freshly cut grass, vanilla, porridge, hints of raisins and cinnamon. Palate: Honey, raisins, vanilla, lemon zest, hints of ginger and pepper. Finish: Long, fruity and slightly spicy. The sherry adds some depth

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BenRiach 15 yr Tawny Port          15.95

Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ inAged Tawny Port hogsheads, sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal. During this second period of maturation the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Port hogshead. Nose Crème brulée, honey, cinnamon and coconut in harmony with rich port notes and oak wood.Taste Butterscotch, herbs, cinnamon, peaches and sultanas, infused with rich port and oak wood notes.

BenRiach 16 yr Sauternes Cask Finish      14.99

Finished in Premier Cru Sauternes casks. Limited to 1650 bottles, and this is another great BenRiach finish (Sauternes almost always seems to add positives to finished whiskies). Official Tasting Notes Nose: Sultanas, figs, butterscotch. Taste: Rich sweet Sauternes notes married with tropical fruits, melons, toffee, and butterscotch

BenRiach 16 yr        16.95

Nose, hazelnuts, honey, marzipan and malt. Taste, silky malt and delicate honey, soft spices.  Finish,a hint of smoke, offers a little weight to the developing vanilla

BenRiach 17 yr Septendecim 46% abv               16.99

Official Tasting NoteColour:Rich summer gold with a freshly harvested barley impression.
Nose:A robust mix of fresh peaty aromas constructed around a central core of apples and toasted nuts which have been dowsed in wild mountain honey. Full of energy and vibrancy.
Palate:Sweet concentrated peat flavours dominate from the start. Bold and intense. The peaty heart is united with honey-infused raisins, roasted nuts and a luxurious leather impression. Full-bodied with fantastic length. A real heavyweight, which will impart a lasting impression on the palate.

BenRiach 20 yr          21.95

Nose, white chocolate with a touch of ripe pineapple and sweet peat.  Lovely, intricate as it oxidizes. Taste, sharp, spicy oak and hints of honey. Finish,clean, gentle.

BenRiach 21 yr “Authenticus”       20.95

Nose, Explosion of smoke and peat, in combination with hints of honey, apples and spices  Taste, Rich peat with honey, chocolate and raisins and oak wood followed by a cascade of spices

BenRiach 25 yr “Authenticus”       29.95

Authenticus is the name given to aged heavily peated Benriach Official Tasting notes Nose: Elegant aromas of ripe pineapple, fresh mountain herbs and a profusion of sweet peat. A huge pungent blast of peat smoke emerges, partnering the peated element perfectly. Full bodied and audacious. Palate: A fantastic fusion of rich peat and smouldering embers bound together by fresh herbs - oregano, aniseed and chicory in particular. A rush of sweet, wild honey provides a lovely contrast to this lively, intense expression. Conclusions: Terrific weight and development which leaves a powerful long lasting impression on the palate.

 

Brora 20 yr    58.1% abv Cask Strength      24.95

Nose perfumed, floral, lemons, hint of smoke.  Palate, spicy, ginger and cumin. Finish, licorice, smoky, very complex and well balanced. Ace!

Brora 30 yr                  39.99

The fourth official bottling of 30 year old, released in 2005. We always said this was brilliant and now Jim Murray has given it Scotch Single Malt of the Year 2006.  Limited to 3000 bottles worldwide.

Clynelish 14 yr                14.95

Nose: sweet, fruity, lightly peppery. Palate: seaweedy, fruity, lemon grass creamy maltiness.  Finish, smoky, dry cocoa, and fresh mustard

Clynelish Distillers Edition 1992      15.95

Nose: sherry, sweet raisins coffee creams and away in the distance black cherries. Palate: Spice, oaky tannins, sherry, wild red berries, sea spray mixing wonderfully with pear drops. A very nice whisky One of the highlights at the NB Spirit Festival 2011

 

Dalwhinnie 15 yr        14.95

Official Tasting Notes Appearance: Gold. Nose: A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose with hints of heather and peat. Body: Light to medium. Palate: Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather, honey sweetness and vanilla followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours and hints of malted bread. Finish: Long, lingering, surprisingly intense finish that starts sweetly, then gives way to smoke, peat and malt

Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1995         13.95

Gentle delicate malt, subtle, smooth and delicately smoky. Palate, smooth and full flavoured, finished in selected Oloroso sherry casks for a robust balance

Deanston 12 yr          11.95

Official Tasting Notes Nose:Expressive with hay and malty cereal notes. Creamy toffee and heather honey balanced with aromas of sweet oak and barley sugar. Taste:Fresh and creamy with soft vanilla. Sweet and fruity with a malty honeyed spiciness. Finish:Satisfying, clean and dry with a hint of cloves, tingling then gently fades.

Deanston Virgin Oak            9.95

Made by traditional distillation processes – no computers used in production. Only local Scottish barley & yeast used. Finished in virgin oak casks from Bardstown, Kentucky. Deanston is certified by the Organic Food association & produces all of its energy through using hydroelectric power. Official Tasting Notes Nose:On the nose, Deanston Virgin Oak tantalizes the senses with a light lemon zest and sweet, syrupy fragrance. Palate:Then, as it coats your mouth, think butter-scotch sweeties with a scoop or two of real vanilla ice-cream. Finish:As for the finish, delicious and ever tempting with a little freshly cut, sweet grass on the tip of your tongue.

Drumguish         6.95

From the Speyside Distillery located near Kingussie, light flavour, full medium finish

Glencadam 10 yr              9.95

Bottled unchillfiltered at 46%, this is a fruity Highland which may not have the complexity of the 15 but is a lovely introduction to a distillery you may not have tried yet. Official Tasting Notes: Colour:Straw gold Nose:Lively, intense. Grassy freshness and citrus tones with hints of spicy oak. Palate:Rounded elegance. Clean, crisp citrus tones. A pleasing harmony between a natural sweetness and the soft spicy oak. Finish:Long and soothing. Rich, clean barley and gristy sweetness.

Glencadam Portwood Finish 12yr      9.95

A limited batch of the new Glencadam 12 Year Old finished for 20 months in Port Pipes.Official TastingNotes  Colour: Coppery pale rose Nose: Elegant balance of barley and port sweetness Palate: Round and full bodied with handsome port and whisky balance

Finish: refined

Glencadam 14 yr Oloroso Sherry Finish 46% abv      12.95

The limited batch of the new Glencadam 14 Year Old (also titled “The Rather Enriched”) is finished for 16 months in Oloroso Sherry Casks which gives it all the vanilla and dry fruit cake notes you could hope for Official Tasting Notes Colour:Orange golden.Nose:Spice and vanilla with elegant sweetness. Palate:Floral and spicy with sophisticated mix of vanilla and Sherry sweetness. Finish:Gentle pepper and spice.

Glencadam 15 yr            11.95

Nose is powerful, spicy, pencil shavings, big Palate toffee, raisins oaky soft coconut finish is big rummy medicinal very nice dram

Glencadam 21 yr           14.95

Colour: Light golden. Nose: Floral and elegant with some sweet orange citrus tones. Palate: Refined, gentle, floral with orange citrus and candied peel sweetness balanced by underlying peppery oak tones; Finish: Lingering and dignified. A 21yo has been added to Glencadam's rapidly-growing range.

Glenglassaugh Revival             14.99

Nose: sweet caramel, toffee, notes of nutty sherry, milk chocolate and honey. Ripe plums, red berries, oranges. Caramelised sugar, earthy, charred oak. Palate: sweet, rounded and creamy. Oranges, plums, cherry and walnuts, chocolate, spiced oak.

Glengoyne 15 yr             12.99

Official Tasting Notes Appearance:Bright gold. Nose:Initial hit of sweet lemon gives way to warm toffee popcorn. Palate:Oily and mouth coating. Sweet citrus becomes walnuts and a nip of cinnamon. Finish:Drying with subtle oak. Comments:A brilliantly balanced, very approachable dram.

Glengoyne 18 yr        43% abv         22.99

Official Tasting Notes Appearance:Medium gold with a rich glow. Nose:Awash with red apple, ripe melon and fresh banana. Heavenly and well rounded, it drifts into hot porridge topped with brown sugar. Palate:Full bodied, round and rich. At first macerated fruits, marzipan and walnuts; then warm spices, dry cocoa and lingering Seville marmalade. Finish:Long, warm and dry. Comments:Remarkable depth. Each glass unveils more layers.

Glengoyne 21yr         43%abv          24.99

A sherry cask matured whisky with sweet sherry and sweet hay on the nose and bubblegum, sweet toffee and marzipan on the palate.Official tasting notes appearance, deep copper, meandering legs.  Nose, red apples, toffee, sherry, spicy strudel.  Mouth feel, coating initial taste, lots of sherry, honey, oak with a developing aromatic sensation.  Ends with a heavenly cinnamon nip.  Finish, long, sherry, spicy, warm and dry.

Glengoyne 1972    46% abv        129.99

Distiller's Tasting NotesColour: A natural pale, yet bright Imperial gold. The light syrupy smoothness creates slowly forming legs on the glass which slowly meander. Nose: The fruitiness of bananas, sweeties and fruit punch combine with the rich, yet subtle floral notes of apple blossom and elderflower, followed by nectarine and grapefruit with hints of vanilla pod and dry oak wood. Palate: Light and syrup smooth at first with hints of liquorice and a spicy sweetness, followed by a ladder of delicate lemon peel and light cashew to reach new heights with an explosion of rich honeycomb sweetness and light oak. The aftertaste is dry and sweet, leading to an almond bitterness and aniseed. Finish: A medium to long dry, lingering finish which is sweet and mouth warming, followed by glazed orange and sweet kaki. A delightful rich candy concoction.

Glen Ord 30 yr                  39.95

Rich, spicy fruit (think plums in syrup, preserved lemons) and sweet nuttiness (pecans). A scented, waxy note too, with light smoke, Water brings up the scented sweetness, without changing the nose overall. Body, light to medium. Soft, waxy and tooth-coating.
Palate: Rich, sweet and lightly spiced with a floral lift. Light citrus acidity, drying to ginger. Finish: Lightly nutty at first, then lemon returns.

Glenmorangie Original 10 yr        7.95   (new expression)

A perfect harmony of sweetness and complexity that is the signature of Glenmorangie Original: Velvet textured with delicate, honeyed overtones and a burst of citrus softening into vanilla and almonds. One of Scotland’s best sellers and for good reason!

Glenmorangie 10 yr                29.95    (Old expression)

A smooth, medium bodied whisky, delicate, slightly sweet nose, honey notes warm, dry finish Nose Walnuts, vanilla, green herbs, palate, salty, flowery, herbal, finish resiny salty

 

Glenmorangie 18 yr        29.95   

Official Tasting Notes Aroma: The rich, resinous quality of nuts cascades into a crisp toffee sweetness of crème brulée, merging with caressingly smooth, creamy vanilla. Hints of vibrant oranges & lemons are found, sparkling floral tones emerge with the green, almost herbal bouquet of geranium, tempered with musky jasmine and the bright, sharp clarity of narcissus Taste: Glenmorangie 18 Years Old slips like silk over the tongue with a full, rounded flavour, starting with grapefruit & orange. The palate is then entranced with melting honey, creamy malt and aromatic florals before rich, sticky date and fig flavours with a caress of wood smoke Finish: Lingering and enticing with the subtle sweetness of dried fruit and nutty dryness of sherry

 

Glenmorangie Burgundy Wood       18.99

Nose, toasty, vanilla, orange, cooked plums, maple syrup. Palate big, soft syrupy, very fruity, very drinkable. Finish black fruits toasty oak, replaced by the Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie 10 yr Sherry Wood       18.99

A rich, full flavoured whisky with lovely underlying sweet tones. A well balanced finish with sherry. Discontinued by the bottler and replaced by Lasanta

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban        9.95

Still resonating with the rich, velvety aroma of ruby port, Glenmorangie ships Portuguese barrels to serve as further maturation for The Original, imprinting the spirit with a lingering chocolatey mint aroma and ruby glow.

Glenmorangie Lasanta             9.95

Sherry casks that retain the warmth and nutty flavours of this fortified wine are imported to the Scottish Highlands by Glenmorangie where they are filled with Original single malt whisky until it takes on the delicate nuances of taste and a rich golden russet clarity

Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or        12.95

Extra-matured in Sauternes wine casks Nose: apples and cinnamon. Apricots and tangerine. Hints of pineapple, honeysuckle. Palate, sweet, spices from the oak. Thicker and richer than the Original. Hints of marmalade and all kinds of yellow fruits. Honey. Lots of vanilla and white chocolate. Mocha in the after taste. Finish: medium length, creamy and firm enough thanks to the oak 

Glenmorangie Signet  46%abv     39.95   

Background info on Signet from Glenmorangie ... a whisky using chocolate malted barley - a rich, chocolate-coloured version of malted barley. He uses about 20% chocolate malt in the initial "wash" so the result is probably closer to a dark ale than stout in character. This explains the bitter mocha notes that proved so elusive. For the past decade, the distillery has made a single annual batch of this unusual whisky, producing rich, roasted smells during the process. The present bottling of Signet is a combination of the original chocolate-malt batch, matured for 10 years in a combination of former bourbon and new oak casks and then blended with other Glenmorangie whiskies, some up to 35 years old.Opens into pepper, dry leaves, and you can really taste the heavily-toasted chocolate malt alongside big sherried richness. Very toasty indeed. Becomes cognac-esque with plum, damson and tobacco on the palate. Some smoke in the background, and the sherry influence is big and weighty, with loads of raisins, ginger and fruitcake. A rich, sweet, dense, unctuous and luxurious whisky.

Glenmorangie Companta            22.95

Say hello to the fifth release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition range- Companta (meaning friendship in Gaelic). Glenmorangie have been as innovative as ever by using bold and spicy Clos du Tart Grand Cru wine barrels as well as barrels from Cote du Rhone which previously held sweet fortified wine. Official Tasting Notes Colour:Deep, cherry red. Nose:Rich, 'Autumnal' scents of red berries, damp forest floors, a hint of fragrant wood smoke and some aromatic, nutty oak. Palate:Red/stewed fruits, sugared plums, blood orange, rose-hip syrup, milk chocolate, brown sugar. Finish:Mouth-coating finish.

Glenmorangie Tusail              22.99

The sixth entry in Glenmorangie's Private Collection, showing off the distillery's experiments with different varieties of barley and named after the Gaelic word for 'originary' (an archaic form of 'originating'). Made using traditionally floor-malted Maris Otter barley, it's an old-fashioned whisky backed up by Glenmorangie's modern approach to whisky-making.

Nose: Like opening a biscuit tin full of Digestives and Malted Milks. Slightly earthy, agricultural notes, with a background note of orange and lemon peel. On the rich side.

Palate: Rich and chocolately, with notes of cinnamon and ginger perking things up. The malty notes persist, with a slight green, stalky note making its presence felt. Overall, this is notably fuller and richer than the classic Glenmorangie house style. Finish: The spices persist as the rich malt slowly fades. Comment: As Glenmorangies go, this makes quite a statement with its burly malt and biscuit notes. What it lacks in finesse it makes up for in plush chocolate and spice.

Glentauchers Distillery Label 1994             22.99

Situated on the eastern edge of Speyside, this distillery was founded in 1898 by James Buchanan, famous for Black and White blended whisky. A Gordon and MacPhail bottling. Initially sweet, with red apple, pear and eucalyptus notes developing.

Glentromie 12 yr       7.95

A light delicate nose, with hints of citrus, pears and toffee.  A long finish with dried fruits. From the Speyside Distillery

Glenturret 1999 MacPhail’s Collection       8.95

Sweet toffee notes, with a freshness present and a citrus edge. Some vanilla with a touch of mixed spices becoming apparent. Sweet, with a herbal edge, some cracked papper emerges and a delicate touch of vanilla. Delicate rum and raisin notes, with a touch of marzipan/almonds. Some festive spices emerge  cinnamon. With a tropical fruits edge. Initially fresh with a burst of ripe tropical fruits and some sweet hints of sherry. Creamy with a touch of charred oak emerging.

Glenury Royal 36 yr   51.2% abv   Hand filled from Cask    189.99

The Distillery closed in 1985 and has been demolished so stocks of this Eastern Highland whisky are extremely limited. The Rogue was lucky to get the only bottle sold in New Brunswick.Producer's Tasting Notes Nose: Vivacious for its age; complex, full and deep. Perfume and fruit dominate at first, led by vanilla and Parma violets, black cherries and cooked apricots. Behind them lies a leathery, masculine note leading into burnt sugar, chocolate and mint. Water mellows all. Perfume and fruit give way now to wedding cake, treacle and soft leathery aromas. Body: Medium to full. Velvety and mouthfilling.
Palate: Pleasantly soft at natural strength. Smoky to start, then a scented and deliciously layered fruitiness that reminds you of a sandalwood box containing sweet treats - Turkish delight, dried fruits, black plum. Water makes the mouthfeel waxier, even teeth coating. The flavour is gloriously mellow and agreeably balanced. Finish: Polished leather and boat varnish, then more delicious caramelised fruit.

McClelland’s Highland Malt           7.95

Nose, Sandal and cedar wood with butter creams and fresh vanilla Palate, well balanced, gooseberries and a hint of fresh lime finish is pleasantly smooth and mouth filling aftertaste

North Port Brechin 28 yr          79.95

Only 2040 bottles released by Diageo, Dry on the nose, almonds, bitter chocolate and a hint of smoke. Sherbet, liquorice on the palate, with some wood smoke, changing to caramels. Fudgy notes and lingering hot spices in the finish

Oban Little Bay                      13.95

Oban Little Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a deep aroma of sea salt, rich oak tannins, espresso beans and citrus. Notes of dried spices, Christmas cake, brown sugar and oak dominate the palate, and lead to an elegant finish with touches of smoke and fruit

Oban 14 yr                       12.95

Colour olive gold. Nose: Rich sweetness and fruits - oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness. Body: Full, rich. Palate: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits - dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness. Finish: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.

Oban Distillers Edition 1996            16.95

A gentle sweetness, delicate peaty aroma, richness of palate. Finished in Montilla Fino sherry, a dry and delicate cask wood adding to the graceful style.

Old Pulteney Clipper         12.95

Colour: Polished gold Nose: Sweetness of dried fruits and crispiness of green apples is accompanied by notes of fresh vanilla and white chocolate. Palate: Waves of honey and orange zest, a rounded oaky structure and an unmistakable coastal note which sets Old Pulteney apart. Smooth and long-lasting.

 

Old Pulteney Navigator            12.95

Colour: Rich golden honeycomb. Nose: Sweet and crisp: tangy apples and dried fruit with hints of chocolate and fresh vanilla. Palate: Full bodied and rich: a burst of cocoa, honey and oranges with a long-lasting, spicy finish and suggestion of the sea at the end.

 

Old Pulteney 12 yr               8.99

A pungent aroma, salty with underlying peaty notes, a long dry finish we love it!

This awarding winning whisky from Wick has the best bang for your buck. It should be in any whisky lover’s cabinet. It has something for everyone!

Old Pulteney 17 yr             16.95

Nose Furniture polish, chocolate, orange juice, cloves and pralines, with a saltiness holding everything together. Palate wood, polished oak, mint, pineapple and hazelnuts.  Creamy mouthfeel. Water brings out the taste of the malted barley and a not-unpleasant bitterness with pine needles Finish Tannic and dry, with liquorice, After Eight and pine needle notes.  A very interesting, complex whisky.

Old Pulteney 21 yr              24.95

Bottled unchillfiltered, this is much more intense than you usually find with Pulteney. Lots of gingery, peppery spices on the palate. We always thought this was very good, but Jim Murray just declared it the best whisky in the world! Nose apples and pears followed by rich spices. Palate, honey and vanilla notes with a long dry finish

Old Pulteney 23 yr   43% abv          30.99

Bourbon cask matured small batch 23yo from Old Pulteney, released at the same time as the Sherry Casks edition. This is slightly lighter in style, as one would expect, but boasts equal intensity of flavour, with vanilla and clove from the oak taking prominence

Old Pulteney 30 yr   44% abv          49.99

Aged for 30 years, this expression features single malt whisky matured in ex-bourbon (American oak) wood. It is neither coloured nor chill-filtered Nose Full and sweet with floral overtones, complex mix of gooseberry, citrus and lemons. Woody with a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied single malt with elements of honey and lemons. Oaky and aromatic with a warm spiciness and a sweet long-lasting finish. Official notes

Royal Brackla 12 yr                     11.99

Official Tasting Notes Salute a superior Scotch: almonds, vine fruits, opulent spices; steeped in sherried richness. Ennobled nectar, fit for a king.

Royal Lochnagar Distiller’s Edition 1996             12.95

Official Tasting Notes Elegant and dry, in the Highland style, fine old Royal Lochnagar invariably shows pleasing citrus acidity and an attractive, lingering finish. Skilled double maturation in old Muscat cask-wood brings a sweet, floral richness to balance this subtle sandalwood style and so reveals a deeper side of this regal malt whisky.

The Dalmore 12 yr         12.95 Old Version

Dalmore is known for an oily orange character Full flavoured, dry, well rounded, and well balanced with a long dry finish. The new expression just arrived back in Canada .This is the original version of the 12 yr extremely hard to find anywhere.

The Dalmore 12 yr            9.95 New Version

Jim Murray's Tasting Note: Nose Out­wardly flat­tish, but time and patience reveals life beyond the sherry — hints of cherry and oak. Palate  Mouth-filling and chewy. Lots of cream tof­fee. All the time there’s a del­i­cate, malty spice buzz Fin­ish Very long and still milky, silky tof­fee with malt and vanilla arriv­ing. A wave or two of sweet liquorice adds fur­ther richness.

The Dalmore 15 yr            13.95

The Dalmore 15 year old spends its time maturing in three different types of ex-sherry cask (matusalem, apostoles and amoroso). It is rich, full and yet still soft. Official Tasting Notes Fine structure of sweet vanilla with aromatic cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Seville oranges, lemons and limes.

The Dalmore 18 yr             19.95

A new addition to the Dalmore family. Dalmore 18 year old is aged 14 years in white oak casks then finished in Matusalem sherry casks for 3 year and then married for a final 12 months in a sherry butt and bottled at 43%. Spice, chocolate and coffee.

 

The Dalmore Cigar Malt 44% abv       17.99

Matured for the majority of its life in bespoke Oloroso “Matusalem” sherry butts and bottled at 44% alcohol by volume, the body and character of this extraordinary expression is the perfect complement to a fine cigar. Deep amber gold in colour, with glittering highlights; aromas of orange marmalade, honey and citrus fruits abound in sensual profusion. The long years spent in the finest Oloroso sherry wood deliver intense notes of crushed almonds, cinnamon and spice to complete the nose of this remarkable expression. On the palate, creamy vanilla, toffee and sweet pineapples open, followed byrich mango, crushed pear and kiwi fruits. An aftertaste of unsurpassed elegance. Matured 70% Oloroso Sherry Wood; 30% Bourbon American White Oak.

                 

The Dalmore King Alexander III 40% abv            25.99

Over the course of our history The Dalmore’s remarkable spirit has been filled to French wine barriques, Madeira drums, sherry butts from Jerez, Sicilian Marsala barrels, port pipes from the Douro and bourbon barrels from Kentucky. Each of these casks has now been united to create an exceptional malt where the individual characteristics of each work together to form a rich, deep spirit. This release commemorates the Mackenzie Clan ancestor’s heroic act in saving King Alexander in 1263.

The Deveron 12 yr            12.99

The Macduff distillery has five small pot stills with unusual horizontal condensers. These condensers help make this an easy drinking and light fruity single malt with apple notes, dried fruits and nuts. Smooth and aromatic – rich, creamy vanilla with notes of poached pears, apples and ripe mango, give way to gorgeous aromas redolent of a sherry infused fruit cake, plump with vine fruits and almonds.

 

Tomatin 12 yr                9.95

Official Tasting Notes Aroma:A complex, fresh and airy bouquet which contains rich malt and fruity aromas with a hint of peatiness.Palate:The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavours – a balance of apples, pears and malt with a gentle hint of nuttiness introduced by the subtle use of sherry wood. Very smooth and silky. Finish:A wonderfully rich and elegant taste produces a long and satisfying finish; there is an oily richness which leads to a desire for more. Cask:Matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels, refill American oak casks and Spanish sherry butts. The 12 year old is married exclusively in Spanish sherry butts prior to bottling.

Tomatin 18 yr                 19.95

Official Tasting Notes Aroma:Delicious sweet sherry bursts up you, and plateaus with undertones of fresh apples, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and a hint of smoky heather.
Palate:Sweet and honeyed at first, with an oaky edge. Develops in the mouth with a bite of citrus and a hint of dark chocolate. Finish:The finish is long and lingering, with warming alcohol and smooth rich sherry, and it all keeps the mouth alive for several moments after. A world class single highland malt. Casks:initial maturation in re fill American oak casks, married in Oloroso sherry butts prior to bottling.

Tomatin Legacy               9.95

Official Tasting Notes Nose:Vanilla pods, marshmallow, sponge cake and fresh pineapple, mixed with citrus lemon and boiled sweets. Palate:Light and delicate with a candy sweetness which is peppered with hints of pine. Lemon sherbet, pineapple and crunchy green apples with a touch of freshly baked sponge cake. Finish:Clean, light and refreshing.

Tomatin Cu Bocan           9.95

Official Tasting Notes Nose:Hints of smoke, sweet paprika, dried fruits and treacle toffee alongside dominant wood, custard and malty notes. Palate:Rich and fruity, butter toffee and almonds. Dark chocolate, coffee, biscuit, roasted chestnuts. Finish:Slowly warming with an incredible sweetness and the light smoke becoming drier in time.

Tomatin Limited Edition Cask Strength       16.95

Nose : Golden syrup. Orange and Lemon. Pears. Walnuts. Ginger Biscuits. Gets sweeter with time. Mouth: Marzipan, Burnt sugar. Toasted malt loaf. Chestnuts. Polished leather. Vanilla flavoured tobacco. Finish : Dry, with a developing spiciness.

 

Tomatin Port Wood Finish 14 yr           13.99

Aromas of honeydew melon, red berries, baked apples. Rich toffee and butterscotch. Sweet honey and bitter dark chocolate. On the palate fruit and nut flavours throughout. More specifically peaches, apricots, mango and plum with traces of mixed walnut and pecan. On the finish smooth fruit salad lingers on the palate.

Tomintoul 10 yr              8.95

Light delicate whisky with a fine balance of flavours nose toffee nutty notes, palate nutmeg, cream fudge, thick finish almonds heathery

Tomintoul 12 yr Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish        10.99

Awards: Silver Medal 2008 @ International Wines & Spirits Competition “Best in Class”, Silver Medal 2007 @ The International Wines & Spirits Challenge" Official Tasting Notes: Colour:- Warm, gold. Nose:- Round, creamy nose with subtle hints of sherry sweetness Taste:- Soft, smooth and elegant style with delicate Sherry presence Finish :- Mellow & soothing

Tomintoul 14 yr            10.99 

Kudos to Tomintoul, who are clearly listening to their customers - this 14yo has been bottled at 46% at its natural colour without being chill-filtered. A big thumbs-up. Nose, Light floral, possibly a touch of apples too. Palate, A delicate almost grassy to compliment the malt and honey Finish, very smooth but not overly long

Tomintoul 21 yr              19.99

Colour: Golden; Nose: Soft and creamy with sweet toffee tones; Palate: Smooth, gentle and toffee-sweet with hint of butterscotch; Finish: Creamy, soft with some spicy tones .This 21yo Tomintoul boasts a floral, fruity, spicy character and was introduced in summer 2011 following the demise of 27yo.

Tomintoul 33 yr              39.95 

This limited edition bottling from carefully selected casks has been given the very highest seal of approval by Distillery Director, Robert Fleming:  “I consider this whisky to be a very special jewel amongst single malts and one of the finest to have been released in Scotland”. Official Tasting Notes: Colour: Rich Gold Nose: hints of rum and cedary wood tones with a touch of fruity maltiness Taste: round and soft with some sweetness and a suggestion of cinnamon and vanilla.  Finish: Lingering with touch of sweetness

Tomintoul 1976                 59.99   

"This limited edition bottling at end of 2007, out of carefully selected casks from the outstanding 1976 distillation, has been given the highest seal of approval by Distillery Director, Robert Fleming” I consider this whisky to be a jewel amongst single malts and of the finest to have been released in Scotland” Awards: Gold medal @ The Spirit Business Masters 2008, international spirits challenge 2008 UK, Gold best in class International wine & Spirits Competition 2008 UK" Official Tasting Notes: Colour: Pale gold.  Nose: Hints of rum soaked raisins with a touch of fruity maltiness Palate: Round and soft with some sweetness and fruit. Pleasantly complex yet delicate. Finish: Mature, long and elegant

Tullibardine 10 yr             12.99

Full-bodied with a sweet well rounded flavour, with a grapey note

Tullibardine 1988               16.95

A new bottling by the new owners after the distillery re-opened in 2003. 46% abv

 

Tullibardine 1993               16.95

Light and fairly sweet, hints of ginger, quite easy to drink.  Finish is medium long

 

Tullibardine Burgundy Finish 228            9.95

Wine finished whiskies are still not common so if you are keen to see the effect it has on nose and palate then this Tullibardine is an excellent place to start. Expect to be impressed!Official Tasting NotesA delightful ruby colour with vanilla, light chocolate flavours, a creamy richness and hints of red summer fruit

Tullibardine Sherry Finish 228                 9.95

Official Tasting Notes an intense, dark, rich brown whisky. There are hints of toffee and apples with an edge of cereal notes. On the palate, vanilla and toffee abound with dates and spice.

Tullibardine Sauternes Cask Finish 225         9.95

This finish from the Tullibardine distillery has had about 12 months of maturation in a Sauternes cask. This imparts a delightful exotic fruit note into an already very drinkable whisky. Official Tasting Notes a wonderful golden whisky with interesting citrus flavours, cereal notes and vanilla. There is a touch of pineapple and orange peel on the finish, which is medium to long.

Tullibardine 20 yr             24.95

A 20 year old entry in Tullibardine range, replacing their previous vintaged bottlings with classic honeyed dram, rich with malt and peppery spice.Official Tasting Notes A charming single malt that delivers vanilla, cocoa, honey, and oatmeal in equal measure, while finishing smooth and dry on the palate. There is a complexity from its age, but there is still that hint of subtle sweetness that Tullibardine has in its malts.

Tullibardine 25 yr              39.95

A fantastic aged dram from Tullibardine, the top of their relaunched 2013 range. Honey, spice and fruit packed in with cream toasted oak. Nose: Notes of vanilla fudge, salt and pepper coated liquorice aroma. A black treacle/molasses sweetness (like good barbeque sauce)  Underlining a body of furniture polish, toffee, citrus edge. Palate: Dinner in a glass with a slightly dry spice mix, caramelized onions, toasted almonds. A pleasant fresh oaky wood with gentle tannins combine with the peppered malt lead onto a long and lingering finish filled with waxy & spiced honey bursting through.

“Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snake bite and furthermore, always carry a small snake.” WC Fields (actor)

Orkney Whiskies

Highland Park 10 yr                9.99

Nose: Honey, floral, citrus, dried fruit and light smoke. Palate: Honey, peat smoke, butterscotch, spices and oak. Finish: Vanilla and spice. A new Highland Park exclusive to the Canadian market and travel retail

Highland Park 12 yr         10.99

Nose:Smoky, "garden bonfires" sweetness, heathery, malty, hint of sherry.
Palate:Exceptionally smooth. Succulent, with smoky dryness, heathery-honey sweetness and maltiness. Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious overall.  A beautifully balanced classic islander. Notes by Michael Jackson

Highland Park 18 yr        16.99

Toffee, honey and cocoa all give complexity, with some chewy peat lingering in the background - staggeringly good whisky with a gorgeous texture. All balanced with an attractive ripe fruitiness. Good balance with bitter-sweet palate. Highland Park's 18-year-old single malt Scotch whisky has been crowned 'best spirit in the world' for the second consecutive time by leading US independent whisky expert Paul Pacult in the Spirit Journal's Top 115 Spirits in the World. Might be hard to argue

Highland Park 21 yr      32.99

Nose: Heather, fruity and sweet, pear, oak influence, apple pie, floral notes and even some cherry. Palate, spicy with ginger and nutmeg. Oily. Peat smoke Creamy milk chocolate. Rich.  Finish: long continuation of the taste. Starting with a sweet smokiness and getting drier in the end. This is a brilliant dram. A must try at some point.

 

Highland Park 25 yr                   29.95

A rich, wonderful full flavour, honey, peaty, awesome, a long finish. A soft side compared to the 12 yrs. More honey, slightly chewy. Nutty toffee. Nougat. Pistachio nuts. Turkish delight. Cedar. FinishLemon, honey, roses. Fragrant, smooth. Balancing dryness. M Jackson notes

Highland Park 30 yr             69.95

A classic, a unique rich whisky, a lovely smokiness with a hint of sherry and dried red fruits, spicy & warm, the mouth feel is elegant and oily with a slipperiness that it glorious. The finish is warm long and nutty. A must try at some point.Official Tasting NotesColour:Natural colour; dark red golden, clear and bright. Bouquet:Very rich, mature oak; chocolate; fudge. Palate:Full, rich burst of flavour; soft honey; nutty toffee. Finish:Rich, long and surprisingly sweet for its age. Overall:Highland Park 30 Year Old merits time and attention. It has spent 30 years maturing so treat it with respect; you’ll discover the characteristic fudge sweetness together with complex aromatic spices and dark chocolate orange. It has a drying finish, leaving a gentle smoky flavour and a mildly salty aftertaste – the result of 30 years ageing in the Orkney sea spray.

Highland Park Dark Origins 46.8% abv  12.99

A non-age statement release from Highland Park inspired by the shady character of Magnus Eunson. Dark Origins uses twice the amount of first-fill sherry casks of Highland Park 12 and has a richer, fuller flavour. Official tasting Notes Colour:Rich mahogany. Nose:Sherried spice and ripe bananas combine with toasted hazelnuts and baked apple. Palate:Well-balanced, dry peat at first mellowing out to maraschino cherries, warm dark chocolate entices the palate. Finish:Enduring sweet smoke.

Highland Park   The Valhalla Collection

Highland Park “Thor” 16 yr 52.1% abv      39.95

Delving again into Orkney’s Scandinavian past they’ve hooked on to the Norse pantheon and their first release is in honour of the hammer-flinging god of thunder – Thor.Nose: Salted caramel, evergreen leaves, light mint and menthol rounded out with a hint of woody smoke. Palate: Juicy oranges and lemon, hot ginger and cinnamon, fruitcake richness, black liquorice and more wood smoke. Water: A few drops calms down some of the heat, revealing ferns, damp forest and woody spice on the nose, and more caramel and polished wood on the body. It still has a big hit of warmth, although it’s more ginger and cinnamon than it is alcoholic burn. Finish: Tongue-tingling heat, sweet wood, muddy paths and fallen leaves. As it fades, a dark but sweet liquorice root note kicks in.

Highland Park “Loki” 15 yr  58.7% abv               39.95

Nose: A spirited lift of dried bitter orange which quickly turns into lemon peels. Cardamom notes trick then tease the nose, before an enticing hit of gingerbread develops. With water, liquorice and aromatic smoke are both unleashed. Palate: The true shape-shifting ability of Loki springs to life on the palate: its waxy texture is amplified by an intense smoke that doesn't appear on the nose, shattering the light citrusy illusion of the aroma. All is not what it seems. The smoke fades as liquorice and rich spiced apple flavours come out to play. Lemon and grapefruit are consistent throughout this elusive, yet intriguing character. With a touch of water, lingering notes of melted dark chocolate over spent embers leave a soft smoky impression. Finish: As Loki departs, he leaves behind toasted cloves, hickory smoke and soft vanilla. It is constantly changing, from appearance to finish. Loki is an enigma and truly another whisky of the gods.

Highland Park “Freya” 15 yr  51.2 % abv          47.95

Official Tasting Notes: Colour:The Fair One, goldenAroma:Almond and Madagascan vanilla shimmer in the distance like the Aurora Borealis. White chocolate followed by candied cherries makes way for a vibrant wave of mango and melon, riding upon a cloud of cream soda.Taste:The heart of this whisky shines like a jewel, surrounded by fragrant peat. Orange peel, butterscotch and rose petals provide the sweetness along with orange blossom and ginger. Lively popping candy, lemongrass and tropical fruits are lightly shrouded in peat smoke. Finish:Complex and beautiful, yet balanced and considered like Freya herself, the finish gives lingering spice and soft peat smoke intertwined with soft orchard fruits, toasted coconut and a light char, providing a rounded depth and allowing this whisky to soar.

Highland Park “Odin” 16 yr  55.5% abv            49.99

Nose there is a distinct smoky edge covered in sherry and dried fruit notes, but the main theme is spice Peppery, nutmeg and cloves, strong cinnamon. The whole thing is delivered by a healthy abv of 55,8% ensuring that the notes reaches your olfactory system in full force Palate a huge powerful palate draws on the complexity of Odin’s character layers of peat uncover thousands of years of wisdom Dense oak combines with rich charred walnuts. Finish Throughout a subtle sweetness sharing the knowledge of wee seasoned sherry wines. Plums and soft fruits nots the dense peaty embers reveal a smoky finale

 

Scapa 14 yr     24.95

Nose, heavy, butterscotch sweetness, dried fruits, subtle hints of orange.  Body, smooth and full.  Palate, wild honey, well balanced, heather delicate spices.  Finish, very rich and long with a distinct dry after taste.

Scapa 16 yr      16.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour: Deep honeyed gold Nose: Heavy butterscotch sweetness, dried fruits, subtle hints of orange. Body: Smooth and full Palate: Perfectly balanced, wild honey and heather, delicate spices. Finish: Very rich and long with a distinct dry aftertaste

Scapa 1993          14.95

Scapa has reopened and is back in full production. This one is from the independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail. Glorious hints of honey, peat, & sea air.

Campbeltown Whiskies

Hazelburn 12 yr 46% abv            19.95

Official Tasting NotesColour:Light bronze. Nose:Incredibly rich, the influence of the sherry casks is immediately apparent. Sweet and chocolatey, there are also notes of apricot, orange marmalade, almonds and marzipan.Palate:Malty, fruity and elegant. A very well balanced and rounded dram with hints of oak, figs and nuts. Finish:A long, lingering fruity sweetness.

Longrow 46%abv               10.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Dark amber. Nose: Very creamy, vanilla custard. The smoke develops gradually, rather than overpowering the other aromas present. Toasted marshmallows, herbs and rich fruits appear over time. Palate:Incredibly well balanced - rich and creamy with a slight medicinal hint. The smoke is always present, washing over the palate in waves, like the soft billows of smoke from the kiln. Finish:The gentle smoke lingers and lingers leaving you yearning for more!

Springbank 10 yr              18.95

This is one of the very few Campbeltown distilleries still in operation. Unique. Nose:Orchard fruit (pear) with a hint of peat, vanilla and malt.Palate:Malt, oak, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, vanilla essence. Finish:Sweet with a lingering salty tingles.

Springbank 12 yr Cask Strength 53.1% abv                12.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Fiery red Nose:Rich and sweet with hints of toffee and fudge. As the whisky breathes sherry, vanilla and chocolate notes are revealed. Toffee pudding in a glass. Palate:Initially the sherry influence is apparent, followed by vanilla and oak flavours. A lovely smooth and creamy feeling on the palate. Finish:Dry, smooth and complex with a hint of smoke that lingers in the finish.

Springbank 15 yr   46% abv                  15.99

Nose: Sherry, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, almonds, toffee and oak. Palate: Creamy, raisins, dark chocolate, figs, marzipan, brazil nuts and vanilla. Finish: Oak and sherry notes sustain, mingling with hints of leather. Overall: Truly classic Springbank, best enjoyed after dinner, or with your favourite cigar.

Springbank 18 yr 46% abv            22.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour,Rich, gold NoseInitial notes of marzipan give way to darker aromas like liquorice and treacle toffee. Like a home-baked cake full of everything that smells so good that you can’t resist another helping. Palate  Incredible depth and balance. Rich and oily from the moment it hits the palate, the whisky develops to reveal dried fruits and just a hint of smoke. A fine combination of sugar candy, almonds and Christmas cake emerge as the whisky slips off the tongue. Finisha reassuring wisp of smoke rises from the back of your mouth and around the palate, enveloping a flavour which contains more raisins, dark chocolate and treacle.

Glen Scotia 14 yr   12.95 (MacPhail’s Collection Bottling)

From The Gordon and MacPhail Collection a heavier peated version. I am looking forward to trying this one.

                                                                                                                  

Isle of Arran Whiskies

Arran Burns Edition              8.95

Light, fragrant malt from one of Scotland's new distilleries located on the Isle of Arran. This is a nice aperitif dram. Nose pears, lemons, and crab apples. Palate, malty sweet, soft fruits. Finish, short, nutmeg

Arran Malt 10 yr                   8.95

Nose: Yeast and dough, hints of lemon juice and cider.
Palate: Butter and cream with a strong citrus presence. notes of pencil shavings and nutmeg.   Medium to short finish.  For a 10 year old it shows great complexity whilst providing a light, mouth-watering dram.

Arran 12 yr Cask Strength 54.1% abv                 12.95

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Autumn Gold Aroma:Full-bodied aroma of dark chocolate, toasted oak and baked apples Palate:A warming sherry blanket at first but time and a splash of water reveal more subtle nuances of citrus fruits and cinnamon.  Finish:Powerful and spicy but still retains the finesse of classic Arran expressions.

Arran 12 yr Cask Strength Batch 2    54.1% abv            12.95

For Batch #2 of The Arran Malt 12 Years Old Cask Strength our Master Distiller James MacTaggart has selected a combination of 17 First-Fill Sherry Butts and 4 Second-Fill Sherry Hogsheads which have been bottled at Natural Cask Strength. The influence of the Sherry Casks has enhanced the classic Arran characteristics of sweet fruit and spicy oak to create a rich and powerful new edition of The Arran Malt.

Arran Malt 14 yr                      9.95 

Nose, Dried fruits, vanilla and toffee. Palate, an initial burst of brine followed by warming toffee and hazelnuts, then by chocolate orange, dates and spiced tea. Quite a weighty mouth feel overall. Finish, cinnamon spices and sweet fruits

Arran Malt 17 yr                    18.95 

Nose:A lovely butterscotch presence surrounded by straw and warm oranges. Some of us even found wine gums, jelly, vanilla and golden syrup.Palate:A fairly soft palate presents itself with plenty of creamy character and marshmallows. The rest of the notes continue the dessert theme with sugared almonds, double cream, honey and sweet biscuits. A small amount of spiciness in there. Finish:Lots more marshmallows and candied fruits again. The finish has a syrupy nature with some of use finding more savoury paprika and burnt bacon notes. Comments:Very tasty, this is a nice drinkable dram that would be a welcome dessert course for a lot of us.

Arran Malt 18 yr             18.99

Nose- Rich, lush honey with hints of ginger and dark chocolate Palate: Glides over the tongue in a glorious wave of sweetness and spice. Crème brulee at first followed by bitter orange and charred oak Finish: Long and lingering, Arran is showing its decadent side at sweet sixteen.

Arran Machrie Moor               9.95 

Official tasting notes:  Aroma; subtle and elusive initially.  Hints of fudge, coconut and spice with a teasing touch of the glorious peat reek to follow.  Palate; classic Arran at first with notes of citrus, orchard fruits and cardamom spice mingling in a rich melting pot.  At the back of the palate, peat smoke finally emerges to whip up a storm.  Finish; the peat reek takes centre stage leaving a rich, warming glow like the burning embers of a bonfire.

Arran Sauternes Cask Finish               10.99 

Nose:  Honeysuckle, melon and marzipan with a spicy edge to add balance.  Add water and a lush fruit attack appears with banana, forest flowers and a rich nutty character   Palate   Richly honeyed and backed with a lifting zestiness which slides into spice and zingy salt. Once the dram opens out, vanilla and sultana stand out followed by notes of toasted oak. Finish A glorious combination of voluptuous Sauternes and snake-hippe Arran Malt - a richly rewarding partnership.

Arran Malt Devil’s Punch Bowl              16.95

Nose: The nose is vibrant with the hallmark notes of classic dried fruits, light spice and cigar box as the base of Sherry comes to the fore and sets the tone for this complex dram.Palate: Here the depth of the Sherry sweetness comes into its own. Notes of dark chocolate with a layer of delicate butterscotch spice mingle to create a rich initial burst of character. With a dash of water, the lighter shade of the Bourbon barrel emerges with soft citrus and vanilla notes dancing on the tongue. Finish: Over time, the fresh citrus is counterbalanced by the earthy nature of the Peated barrels. The depth of spice and light twist of smoke will intrigue you long after the last drop has disappeared

Arran Malt Devil’s Punch Bowl Batch 3              22.95

 Nose Sugary and sweet. Caramel, cherries, strawberry, brown sugar and dried red fruits.  After a while some vanilla appears, as well as a light orange aroma. Also a nice warm porridge smell. Taste: Caramelized apples. Also prunes and apricots. Lots of citrus, followed by pineapple. Next up are wood spices and nutmeg. Finish: Sweet malt and spicy with some added peaches.

Isle of Skye Whiskies

Talisker 10 yr               9.95

Official Tasting NotesAppearance: Brilliant gold. Nose:Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters, and a citrus sweetness. Body: Full.
Palate: A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth. Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetizing sweetness

Talisker Distillers Edition 2001                14.95

Toffee, bitter chocolate on the nose, toasty, powerful salt with a peat and sherry finish. A wonderful whisky

Talisker 18 yr               26.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose:Rich and fruity – Victoria plums, greengages, perhaps dried orange peel – with some butterscotch or rum toffee and a thread of smoke behind. The smoke soon advances into the foreground and the toffee note is joined by a light mintiness. With water, appropriately, maritime characteristics emerge – dry boat varnish, edible seaweed.

Still sweet; now with notes of iodine and the smokiness of an un-struck match.
Body:Full. Pleasant, smooth. Palate:Sweet in front, then more assertive, with a whiff of smoke. The overall effect is warming. The development is towards smoke, coal-tar and toffee.
Finish:Medium length. Talisker’s characteristic chili ‘catch’ in the finish is subtly present. Some smoke in the aftertaste.

Talisker 25 yr               39.95

Nose, drying seaweed, old oranges, fruits with a waxy sweetness, taste, dry, stony, dusty, ground white pepper, finish long, slightly bitter, warming, vegetal

 

Talisker North 57 Degrees 57 % abv              24.99

Distillery-bottled cask strength Talisker, 57' North is deceptively smooth for a whisky at this strength, but still a muscular presence on the palate, with the pepper and chili Talisker hallmarks very much in evidence. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010. Tasting neat brings spice, smoke, peat and a hot woodiness  sweet, aromatic, tongue coating, well balanced, warming, a classic dram!!

Talisker Storm 45.8% abv       14.95

Official Tasting Notes Appearance:Full Gold Nose:At first restrained yet spicy, with a hint of struck matches; fresh-clean and growing in complexity like a gathering storm to reveal a honeyed sweet maltiness with ripe red berry fruit. Eventually a little well integrated mellow smoke drifts across the scene as a wild sea turns up briny, fresh clean notes, and an oily explosion of pepper. Body:Medium. Palate:At first sweetly mellow and rich in the mouth then quickly very spicy and increasingly stormy as the Talisker heat comes through. It’s as if the pure, tongue-coating sweetness joins hands with a deep nutty smokiness to embrace those spicier notes.Finish:Clean and of medium length, warming, with a lasting, smooth aftertaste, in which late peaty burnt embers can be found.

“Don’t cry over spilt milk… it could have been whisky” Maverick

Lowland Whiskies

Auchentoshan 10 yr              12.95

Nose of lemon grass, linseed oil, vanilla, zest of lemon.  Finish vanilla, hints of perfume, long unfortunately it is now unavailable and discontinued globally. But the Rogue still has lots.

Auchentoshan 12 yr               9.95

Newly released to replace the 10 yr old Auchie as it’s called in Scotland has had rave reviews from the critics Official Tasting Notes Colour:Golden honey. Nose:Crème brulee, a burst of citrus and the signature nuttiness and green leafiness of Auchentoshan. Palate:Smooth and sweet with hints of tangerine and lime. Finish:Gingery and slightly drying, with a pleasant lingering nuttiness.

Auchentoshan 18 yr                16.95

 Nose, fresh tobacco leaf then sweet with a hint of caramelized sugars, green tea and toasted almonds. Palate floral freshness with sweet barley sugar, tangerine zestiness that leaves the palate alive and refreshed. It leaves a long, lingering and well balanced dram that invigorates the mouth

Auchentoshan 21 yr                  19.95

Official Tasting NotesThe 21 year old is zesty and refreshing with deep golden summer barley appearance. The nose is fresh tobacco leaf then sweet with a hint of caramelized sugars, green tea and toasted almonds. At first the palate has a floral freshness with sweet barley sugar which gently ebbs to reveal a tangerine zestiness that leaves the palate alive and refreshed. It leaves a long, lingering and well balanced dram that invigorates the mouth. No longer available around the globe

Auchentoshan Three Wood          9.99

Official Tasting Notes Colour:Rich golden bronze. Nose:Blackcurrant, brown sugar, orange, plum and raisin. Palate:Fruit and syrup. Hazelnut with hints of cinnamon and lemon. A butterscotch sweetness adds to the overall complexity. Finish:Fresh and fruity, with long lasting oaky sweetness.

Auchentoshan Valinch   abv 57.5%             10.99

The name is the 'proper' name for the tube used to extract whisky from the barrel for tasting, although you may have heard its alternative title - The Whisky Thief or Dog.Nose: As good as it gets for cask strength whisky on the nose with honey, perfume and citrus fruits filling your nostrils. Taste: Add water to taste this Auchentoshan cask strength scotch whisky and you will be rewarded a perfect body and host of summer fruits, including raspberries, strawberries and pineapple. Finish: Fresh as a spring morning and leaves you wanting another one.

Auchentoshan American Oak 40% abv           8.95 

Official tasting Notes Colour:Bright gold. Nose:Bourbon vanilla and coconut with layers of zesty citrus fruit. Palate:Refreshingly smooth yet lively with vanilla cream, coconut and white peach. Finish:Crisp, with sugared grapefruit and a hint of spice.

 

Bladnoch 1993 Gordon and MacPhail Bottling       9.99

Bottled at 40%, an independent bottling from Scotland's most Southerly distillery. Matured in Refill Bourbon Casks. Gordon & MacPhail Tasting Notes Undiluted Nose: Lavender with citrus fruit notes. Some malty, cereal aromas present. Palate: Sweet, floral and dry grass flavours. A spicy, liquorice note develops. DilutedNose: Cereal and hessian with hints of spices. A delicate sweetness - milk chocolate. Palate: Sweet and spicy - hints of cedar wood. The floral notes slowly emerge. Finish: Delicate with fragrant notes.

 

Glenkinchie 10 yr             32.99

Nose, grassy, sweet, very clean. Palate, spicy, cinnamon, ginger, with a dryish finish

No longer available anywhere, extremely hard to find.

Glenkinchie 12 yr              10.99

Official Tasting Notes Appearance: Bright Gold Nose: Very aromatic and flowery overall, like breathing in a country garden. Noticeable vanilla, cut flowers and beneath these, a clean, toasty note. Becomes increasingly sweet and creamy, with a lightly aromatic edge and fresh citrus, which all brings to mind lemon cheesecake. Water makes it still more creamy and scented.  Body: Light, smooth. Palate: A sweet, soft start, like crème anglaise, soon becoming flowery again. A really smooth delivery, especially after adding a drop of water. The mid-palate is crisp and then the flavour settles into a tightly focused bundle of butter-icing, lemon cheesecake and freesias. Finish: Herbal and drying.

 

Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 1992           12.99

As the Glenkinchie Distillers Edition the 1992 vintage of this Lowland whisky has been finished in casks that previously held Amontillado sherry. This medium dry flavour well compliments the gentle style of whisky. Nose:Brisk, sharp and brittle. Complex and excellent; astonishing balance between sweet and dry. Firmer, drier notes from soft vanilla to crisp grape. Sweeter, nuttier tones come from the malted barley and cask wood. Body:Firm, light to medium Palate:Dry, after early biscuit-sweetness. Enormous malt character contrasts with the fruitiness of the grape. Finish:Very long, dry, oaky. Very faint peppery notes add spice, softened by very late caramel.

Glen Flagler 1973 30 yr              259.99

A very rare lowland whisky, one of the rarest on the planet. Unlikely that any bar in Canada would have this one! Nose, fudge, toffee, and honey with a hint of smokiness. Palate, soft fruits, vanilla, oaky notes, with a long clean finish. Bottled in 2003 at 46% abv. Cask strength, non chill filtered.

Fraser’s Lowland Reserve Gordon and MacPhail Bottling 40% abv     8.99

The nose is light and well-balanced. There are notes of cut hay and sherried oak, a touch of fudge and an herbal character, an heather root note develops. The palate is quite light and a little peppy. There are notes of dry spice and wood oil, a green note and a touch of cedar and oak. The finish is of medium-length and quite dry.

Inverleven 1990             11.99

The nose has herbal, lemony, sweet notes, bubblegum, yet complex, chocolate, oaky, herbal. Finish is oily, toasty. A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of this rare single malt.

Littlemill 21 yr Hart Bros Bottling         22.95

Littlemill Distillery, which was officially established in 1772 on the site of a 14th century brewery, is situated on the north bank of the River Clyde at Bowling on the forth & Clyde canal.  Prior to 1900 there were as many as 213 distilleries operating in the Lowlands of Scotland.  Throughout Littlemill’s official 200 year history, the distillery has had many owners but it was in 1992 that the distillery finally ceased production when the then owners went into liquidation. The distillery lay dormant for 12 years when finally on September 4, 2004, what was reckoned to be Scotland’s third oldest distillery, was destroyed by fire.Distilled at the Littlemill Distillery in February 1992.Bottled in Glasgow in November 2013. Un-chill filtered. Matured in a first fill Port pipe. The Port Pipes in which this Littlemill was matured have imparted the deep russet hue and given a fusion of character which has been preserved by the absence of chill-filtration at time of bottling.  A bit dryer than the sherry matured. Lowland whiskies tend to be light bodied and easy drinking However having been matured in a first fill Port Pipe there is plenty of dark chocolate and toffee. Think Christmas pudding with sultanas and raisins

Isle of Mull Whiskies

Tobermory 10 yr                  9.99

A light, sweet nose with a hint of smoke. A sweet dry finish

Tobermory 10 yr    9.99 new version New Packaging and higher abv at 46.3%

Official TastingNotes

Nose: Rich island character with tantalizing hints of grass, malt, gingerbread, stewed fruit syrup and finely polished oak. Palate: Smooth, velvety with fruity tangs and exquisitely spiced gingerbread and aniseed for a medium sweetness to treasure. Finish: Ginger and spicy oak, matched with bitter chocolate and almond that gently fades with a tail of sweet salty seas

Ledaig 10 yr   46.3% abv            14.99

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Sweet briny smokiness with a distinctly island character that hints at mild antiseptic, creosote, wax polish, mint chocolate and floral seaside aromas. Palate: Tantalizingly sweet yet medicinal flavours release sparks of spicy pepper with peaty smoke and vanilla malty creaminess. Finish: Spicy white pepper and sweet vibrant liquorice and cloves with a lingering saltiness

Tobermory 15 yr   46.3% abv            19.99

A new limited edition from Mull, matured in González Byass Oloroso sherry casks. Official Tasting Notes Nose: A lovely sherried nose with notes of figs, orange marmalade, hints of leather and a touch of smoke. Palate: Medium to full bodied. Rich sherry fruit cake, milk chocolate, creamy toffee, light oak, a hint of white pepper creating a lovely spicy tang. Finish: Softly spicy, tingling with a nutty note, a hint of salt, lingering then gently fades.

Blended (Vatted) Malt Scotch Whiskies

Hart Bros Port Pipe Finish 50% abv  12.99

An exclusive bottling in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the NB Spirits Festival.

 Nose, combining the best characteristics of Port wine and Scotch whisky. Taste, honey and bitter orange with a soft creamy palate, Finish milk chocolate & coated ginger with rose pedal Turkish delight 

Oak Cross (No age statement, but it is approx.) 10 yrs old      8.95

Cloves and vanilla, sweet maltiness, sweet fruit characteristics long finish

Peat Monster       8.95

A new vatted malt with Caol Ila 10 yrs and 11 yrs and Ardmore 17 yrs. Lots of smoke. Peaty smokiness, bacon fat smokiness

Poit Dhubh 8 yr       12.95

A lovely vatted malt with true Island character, peat and smoke with a long finish

Poit Dhubh 12 yr       14.95

Amber yellow highlights, slightly green fruit, rich, lightly peated, dry, long and smoky finish

Poit Dhubh 12 yr New Expression     12.95

They say their range may contain illicit whisky? Either way, it has great flavour and contains malt that has been partly matured in sherry casks. Praban Na Linne say that it boasts a 'full-bodied peatiness balanced by sweet sherry cask maturation. A beautifully rich, long finish'.

 

Poit Dhubh 21 yr       24.99

A luxurious whisky from the Isle of Skye. Glorious! You must try this one once and you will be back.  A Blended Malt or vatted if you remember the old days before it was changed. Talisker and Glenfarclas carry the load in this one.Bottlers Tasting NotesNose: Soft enticing suggestions of vanilla, oak and peat belie the robust yet well rounded flavours to come. Palate: Powerful explosive flavour with rich peat and smoky overtones surrounding the complex almost sweet seductiveness of mature spirit and sherry wood. Finish: Tremendous length on the palate.

Six Isles Malt       8.95

Whisky Magazine Tasting NotesNose: Clean and light with precise phenolic notes, citrus, vanilla yellow haddock. All quite restrained... in a peaty way. Like standing on a high, rainy moor. Palate: Immediate smoke, but with a balancing sweetness that runs the length of the palate. Great drive and energy. Finish: Phenolic, dry. Medium length. Comment: A young, punchy vatting. For beginners and peat lovers Tasted by Dave Broom

Johnnie Walker "Green"      12.99

A Johnnie now very hard to find in Canada, made up of Cragganmore, Talisker, Linkwood and Caol Ila. Very rich. According to Diageo, they "provide the Power, the Finesse, the Heart and the Mystery that define the character of Green Label." The result of all this blending and marketing is a whisky with a sweet, vanilla and floral nose, vibrant and full-bodied in the mouth and with a lingering malty aftertaste. Sophisticated and well-balanced, as befits a stablemate of Johnnie Walker Black, Blue and Gold. 

Famous Grouse 12 yr            6.95

The Famous Grouse 12 year old malt whisky is created from the finest single malt scotch whiskies including the world renowned The Macallan and Highland Park. These whiskies are left undisturbed to mature for a minimum of 12 years. Only then is each cask individually selected to create a malt whisky of exceptionally smooth character.  Nose has a marvelous depth of character, and burnished gold color, with hints of citrus, vanilla, and oak on the palate and finish

Famous Grouse 16 yr Edition Vic Lee Designed bottle 40% abv      15.95

Renowned blended Scotch whisky brand The Famous Grouse has launched a 16-year-old Vic Lee edition of the golden spirit, which will be the first in a series of blends that will be produced annually for Asia This double matured whisky is a sublime blend of eight different whiskies, expertly finished in Spanish sherry casks and first fill American bourbon casks Appearance: Bright, clear and burnished gold Nose Caramelized pears, vanilla sponge cake and black cherries with a hint of cedar wood. Taste: Spicy nutmeg and cinnamon bark with a smooth and silky vanilla. Finish: Medium, smooth with subtle spiciness.

Famous Grouse 18 yr         14.99

This award winning whisky is created from the finest single malt scotch whiskies including the world renowned The Macallan and Highland Park. These whiskies are left undisturbed to mature for a minimum of 18 years. Each cask individually selected to create a malt whisky of exceptionally smooth character.

Famous Grouse 30 yr      34.95

The Famous Grouse 30 year old malt whisky is created from the finest single malt scotch whiskies including the world renowned The Macallan and Highland Park. These whiskies are left undisturbed to mature for a minimum of 30 years. Each cask individually selected to create a malt whisky of exceptionally smooth character.

Hart Bros Port Finish 17 yr old           14.95

Hart Brothers was incorporated by brothers Iain & Donald Hart in 1964 as wholesale wine and spirit merchants. The company can trace its roots back to the late 19th century when their great Grand-father owned a public house in Paisley, the mill town on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Hart Bros Sherry Finish 17 yr old            14.95

Whiskies from closed distilleries such as Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay or St. Magdalene and Rosebank from the Scottish lowlands. They bottle single malts at cask strength or at a minimum strength of 46% alc./vol. They do not add artificial colouring or chill-filter prior to bottling - two cosmetic procedures they feel are unnecessary and not welcomed by the true single malt whisky aficionado. I loved this one.

The Spice Tree             8.95 

Tasting Notes: A natural, deep, gold-brown colour and a rich nose with spices such as clove and nutmeg, and sweet stewed fruits. Palate is soft, sweet, deep and rich with a malt whisky fruitiness embellished by rich spice. Very long.  Lead Distilleries: Dailuaine, Teaninich and two other malt whiskies distilled in the villages of Brora and Longmorn. Wood: 100% first-fill Bourbon barrels and first-fill recharred American oak hogsheads for the primary maturation. A portion of the whisky went through a secondary maturation on new (virgin) French Sessile oak, heavily toasted. Our inaugural batch (labelled as such on the front and back labels) had one toast level. Our second batch, released April 2006, had several different toast levels for a slightly more subtle yet complex flavour profile, but definitely similar to the inaugural batch. Bottling Details: 46% non chill filtered, natural colour. (Distillers Notes)

Sheep Dip               8.99    

The name comes from a time when farmers hid their home made whisky from the nosey Excise officers in barrels marked sheep Dip. Colour: Rich, golden copper highlights.

Nose: Delicate and refined. Soft sensual floral notes arise in perfect harmony supported by an attractive array of complex fruit flavours. Melon, pear and orange with a hint of almonds conclude this profusion of charming nuances. Taste: Finesse and elegance gives way to a majestic assertion of pure malty flavours drawn from the four distilling regions of Scotland. Each area forges and makes its own inimitable contribution to this outstanding pure malt - the main accent being expressed from the Highlands and Speyside Valleys. Distiller’s notes

Single Grain Scotch Whiskies

Invergordon Single Grain         26.99

Light, clean smooth whisky with a gentle hint of vanilla and lemon zest

Black Barrel Single Grain               26.99

A light sweet whisky, with a grassy, vanilla palate and light grain malt flavours

Neither of these whiskies is available in any retail outlet anywhere

Blended (Vatted) Grain Whisky

Hedonism No Age Statement         9.95

Elegant flavours of vanilla creams, toffee and coconut aged in first fill bourbon casks. Made up of single grains from Cambus, Caledonian and Cameron Bridge Distilleries

Snow Grouse          9.99

A blend of single grains very nice cold or on the rocks The Snow Grouse has a slightly metallic nose, with developing vanilla, ginger and peach. The palate is pleasant, without being highly flavoured, with clean cereal notes and fresh fruit which lingers through the medium length finish. Sampled from the freezer, there is an inevitable increase in viscosity, and while some of the characteristics of aroma and taste and dulled, there is a pleasing vanilla spiciness, and this is certainly an easy to drink whisky which would also make an ideal cocktail base.

Ultra-Deluxe Scotch Whiskies

Auchnagie Lost Distilleries Whisky 46% abv   19.95

The Lost Distillery is very open about the fact that these whiskies aren’t based on analysis of archival spirits nor recipe books from the distilleries; instead, they are modern interpretations of what these whiskies may have been like based on a historical study of each distillery. The information the Lost Distillery Company uses to re-image these whiskies includes location, water source, grain source, yeast source, malt drying process,  mash tun, wash back, still, and the wood used in their casks.Pale gold in color, the Lost Distillery Auchnagie features  light straw on the nose accompanied by honeysuckle, green apple, oak, light smoke, and iodine. The entry for Lost Distillery Auchnagie brings the honeysuckle from the nose and combines it with a salted and honeyed malt. Flavors intensify in the midpalate with the addition of oak spice, black pepper, almond, iodine, and peat smoke. It’s in the mid palate where the whisky also takes on a fairly acidic quality which is accompanied by a kick from some of the younger whisky in the mix. The finish for the Lost Distillery Auchnagie is short to medium length and starts out quite nice, preserving some of the nice grain notes established in the midpalate, but those flavors vanish and all we’re left with is a dry palate. Drinks spirits review

Cutty Sark Tam O’ Shanter 25 yr 46.5 abv       69.99

Limited to 5,000 bottles, the glass bottle has been created specifically for this new expression and is based on the oldest in our archive. It features the famous chase scene from the Robert Burns poem Tam o’ Shanter, etched around the entire bottle, as well as a wax closure showing Tam’s face in relief. Cutty Sark Tam o’ Shanter includes a fantastic book with over 50 illustrated scenes by the late Alexander Goudie, widely considered to be one of Scotland’s finest figurative painters. The book and bottle are presented in a bespoke, oak box which has been decorated in the style of Goudie.
Official Tasting Notes Colour: Rich, shadowy dark amber as if glistening from a subterranean Gothic fire. Nose: Drifting incense held in the evening air, exotic spices, jasmine, anise and sandalwood dance and leap out of the glass - promising something Palate: Full bodied, boisterous and sweet with a darkly sinister menace, rich velvet curtains surround dark chocolate, eucalyptus, cracked black pepper and drying mint whilst dancing with rich full sherry sweetness and toffee. Waves of flavour andtexture envelop your tongue, powerfully tantalizing and teasing your taste buds. Finish: Lingering, long, rich, sweet yet spicy. Truly full-bodied whisky. A magnificent dram!

Dewar’s Founders Reserve 18 yr                14.99

The distillers describe this as "a sweet and mellow whisky with notes of butterscotch and almonds". A big scorer when tasted blind in the Scottish Field Merchant's Challenge and winner of Best Blend award in the World Whiskies Awards 2007.

Chivas Regal 18 yr                16.99

Nose complex, sherry, dark chocolate, leather, demerara sugar, almonds.  Palate vanilla and fruit cake, chocolate leather hints of  caramel. Finish, vanilla softness. One great blends from Master Blender Colin Scott of House of Chivas. This has a great proportion of single malt to grain ratio.

 

Chivas Regal "Royal Salute" 21 yr               24.95

A masterful blend of select, rare, old whiskies married into a super Deluxe Whisky, as smooth as whisky can get. One of my all-time favourites.

Famous Grouse Vic Lee Special Edition 16 yr            15.99

The Famous Grouse 16yo Double Matured Blended Scotch Whisky (abv40%), is a blend of eight different whiskies, is the first in a new series of collectable Special Edition blends that will be produced annually by The Famous Grouse.The blend is expertly finished in a combination of first fill Spanish sherry casks (the most expensive casks used in whisky production) and first fill American bourbon casks. As a result, its bright burnished gold hue belies a robust flavour – a beautiful blend of spicy nutmeg and cinnamon bark notes with a hint of smooth and silky vanilla

Gerston Lost Distilleries 46% abv         19.95

Lost Distillery Gerston is gold in color with a nose that is much more clearly smoky than the other Lost Distillery releases. Peat smoke and iodine are the top notes in the nose which has a decidedly marine style; underneath is marzipan, heather, and apricot jam.  The entry for Lost Distillery’s Gerston is slightly metallic with the iodine from the nose immediately on the palate.  This medicinal start is balanced well by toffee and marzipan as well as a floral note. In the midpalate we get the addition of spiced cake, apricot jam, black tea, oak, pepper, and peat smoke. The Lost Distillery Gerston is by far the most complex in the midpalate of the three releases.

Johnnie Walker "Blue”       22.95

A super deluxe blend made with over 50 different whiskies, a rare treat. You must try this once.Nose: Opens very slowly to reveal a mass of aromas: lanolin, smoke, hessian, dried fruit, polished wood floors, oak, liquorice, cake, silky red fruit, cream. Palate: Hold it in the mouth and there's allspice, sultana cake, crisp malt, bung cloth, turfy smoke which builds in intensity as the whisky opens. Finish: Long, smoky, but also fruit pastilles. Comment: This needs time. Right enough at this price you're hardly going to shark it back. Dave Broom notes

MacKinlay’s Shackleton Blend   47.3 abv       25.95

This new blend is still based on the bottle taken to the Antarctic over 100 years ago but has been elevated by Richard Paterson into something even smoother. This bottling has been created to help the preservation of the original Antarctic bases. Official Tasting Notes Colour:Light honey, straw gold with shimmering highlights.  Hints of vanilla, creamy caramel and nutmeg. Taste:Plenty of impact on the palate; a tantalizing array of flavours, harmonious and exhilarating.

Deluxe Scotch Whiskies

Chivas Regal 12             7.95

One of the best known whisky brands across the world.Golden colour; sweet cereal grain and oak aroma with light smoke; 12 years of aging gives smooth long finish.

Dewar’s Special Reserve 12 yr      7.95

The distillers describe this blend as fruity, rich and well-rounded.

 

Great King George Street Artist’s Blend    10.95

Compass Box has made their aim plain: "Quite simply, our mission is to get whisky lovers (from beginners to connoisseurs) to rediscover the joys of Blended whisky" And this looks like a great way to do it! The blends will be about 50% of malt whisky and some of the best quality grain whisky that they can get their hands on.

Famous Grouse Gold Reserve      16.95

A deluxe blend with the Macallan and Highland Park playing a major part of the make up of this lovely dram. The nose is delicate and floral, and just a touch sweeter than the standard blend, offering milk chocolate and coconut notes. The palate has fresh fruit, ginger and vanilla, but the vanilla does not overwhelm. The finish is quite long and spicy.

 

J & B Rare “Jet”          39.95

Extremely difficult to find anywhere in the world

Johnnie Walker "Black” 12yr      8.95

One of the World’s greatest blends in MHO

Johnnie Walker “Double Black”     12.95

An interesting twist on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Double Black was rolled out for general release in 2011 after a successful launch in travel retail. Double Black adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavour with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style

Johnnie Walker "Gold"          13.95

An exclusive blend of aged whiskies with a complex character, rich finish

Johnnie Walker "Platinum" 18 yr        16.95

An exclusive blend of aged whiskies with a complex character, rich finish

Asyla             8.95

Smoky characteristics of the Islay whiskies

Chivas Revolve           16.99

An exclusive top-end blend packaged in an eye-catching designer bottle. This product is seldom available on the general market.Very difficult to find.

Premium Scotch Whiskies

Ballantine’s     5.95

Golden colour; barley grain and light peat aromas; soft, round and slightly sweet on the palate

Bell’s "Extra" Special    5.95

Light amber colour; mildly peaty and smoky nose; smooth light flavours of smoke, peat and malt

Black Bull 12 yr 50% abv 9.99

Nose: Sweet sherry, lemony notes and vanilla, some pears too. Quite nice actually, and full with that vanilla. the high %ABV is well integrated. Palate: Very nice as well : Creamy, Chocolate, toffee, wood, and quite a bit of vanilla. Finish : Cocoa , some dark chocolate, and wood.

Black & White Scotch   5.95

Catto’s Rare Old    5.95

Pale amber colour; lightly smoky with a grainy sweetness; very smooth with a mild flavour

Cutty Sark Storm 8.95

Official Tasting Notes Appearance:Bright amber - with a suggestion of hidden depths.
Nose:Rich and exotic, fudge and tropical fruit – intriguing depth that only comes from aged malts.
Palate:Sweet, ripe stone fruit, peaches and cream – layers of complexity and attractive velvety texture. Finish:Gently drying, medium to good length, spicy with undertones of oak – exuberant yet mature with perfect balance.

Cutty Sark Prohibition 50% abv  9.95

According to the distiller, the Prohibition Edition is a celebration of the earliest days of Cutty Sark, when it was smuggled into the USA by legendary bootlegger Captain Bill McCoy, and enjoyed by the thirsty clientele of thousands of Speakeasy bars. The nose is slightly mashy, spicy, with vanilla, honey and malt. Fresh citrus fruit and a sprinkling of white pepper on the palate, balanced by more honey. The finish features a touch of liquorice and persistent, spicy malt

Dewar’s White Label   5.95

Pale amber gold; soft smoke, and floral note; light, slightly sweet flavour.

Dewar’s Highland Honey 5.95

The Famous Grouse   5.95

Golden amber colour; fruit sweetness with soft smoke in the nose and flavour; medium-bodied with a round warm finish

Gordon Highlanders   19.95

Tough to find anywhere discounted by Wm Grant and Sons years ago

Grand Macnish 5.95

Bright gold colour; floral and soft peat aromas; smooth taste; slightly smoky finish

Grand Macnish 12 yrs   9.95

Grant's Ale Cask   9.95

Grant's Family Reserve   5.95

Medium amber colour; floral and pear aromas; light flavour with a slight sweetness

Grant's Sherry Cask   5.95

Rich amber in colour; aromas of nuts, honey, vanilla, apricot & peach, soft & supple with flavours of butterscotch candies.

Islay Mist 17 yrs        8.95

Islay Mist 12 yrs   6.95

Islay Mist 8 yrs   5.95

J & B Rare   5.95

Golden amber colour; light peat, smoke/iodine nose and flavour; dry, clean style, crisp finish

Johnnie Walker "Red"   5.95

Bright brass colour; light smoke, wood and vanilla toffee and spicy flavours; light style scotch

Lauders   5.95

Mac Na Mara   5.99

Naked Grouse 9.95

Pig’s Nose 9.95

A blended whisky made up with a high proportion of Speyside malt, named after the expression “Soft as a pig's nose”

Robert Burn’s Blend from Isle of Arran Distillery 9.95

Old Saint Andrew’s Deluxe 9.99

Te Bheag (means little Lady in Gaelic)   9.99

From the  Isle of Skyeis unchillfiltered to preserve and accentuate the flavours. Owners Pràban na Linne are said to be the pioneers of this increasingly common practice. Té Bheag's blend is derived from 8- to 11-year-old malts from Islay, Highland and Speyside. It has the richness of toffee and delicate peaty tones with a long warm finish. One of the Scotch world's best values.

Teacher's Highland Cream   5.99

A great blend, contains lots of malt, great value one of my favs

The Big Smoke 46% abv 8.99

Nose Phenolic and marine, oysters, Palate sweet and mouth coating quite oily, Finish Smoky spicy, creamy, liquorice 

Whyte & Mackay   6.99

Medium amber; peppery, light peat and citrus aroma; peppery with a hint of smoke on the palate

The Famous Grouse Black Grouse       7.95

On the nose, bonfire smoke overlies the rich, smooth, fruity, cereal character associated with The Famous Grouse. The bonfire notes become softer and peatier with exposure to air. Full-bodied and silky smooth in the mouth, smoky and fruity, with spice and oak. Smoke and citrus fruits in the finish; complex, creamy and balanced. A lovely whisky which remains true to the essential Famous Grouse character.

The Famous Grouse Black Grouse Alpha   8.95

Nose: Sweet, rich and inviting aromas of caramel and dark chocolate covered berries with soft thread of dried grass and straw laden peat smokiness.  Palate: Medium-bodied and a touch oily. The dram opens with sweet flavours of toasted vanilla and caramel that gracefully usher in a gentle, balanced, layer of char and peat smoke. Once on the scene, the smoky element dominates but doesn't overpower and a light bitterness akin to a high cocoa content dark chocolate emerges on the way to the finish. Finish: Long and smoky with soft drying tannin reminiscent of musty old leather. 

Nova Scotia Single Malt Whiskies

Kenloch           29.95

Golden highlights, slight greenish hue, light, clean and hint of smoke. Kenloch is actually a 5 year old Glen Garioch bottled for the Glenora Distillers, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia before they had product that was aged enough to market. Very rare now finding this one

Glen Breton       9.99

A light, sweet nose, grassy, notes, mild, light, subtle character, smooth with a slight greenishness, single malt

Glen Breton Ice      19.95

10 yr Glen Breton Rare single malt finished in ice wine barrels from Jost Wines in Nova Scotia. A very unique whisky

Glen Breton Rare 14 yr            24.95

Enjoy this taste of the Cape Breton Highlands. This rare single malt whisky was aged for 14 years allowing the whisky and oak to marry harmoniously. It is also bottled at cask strength, which means it was not diluted with water before bottling.

Fiddler’s Choice            11.95

An elegant and traditionally made whisky that has wonderful nuttiness with a hint of hazelnut, maple and apple and sweet oak charters from aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

Produced at Glenora distillery in Cape Breton

Japanese Whisky

Yamazaki 12 yr        28.95

Nose:Sherbet followed by a damp earthiness. Then sweet vanilla. Gets quite woody as well, like the woodwork room at school. After a while stewed apples and butterscotch. With water – shortbread, grassier than before and icing sugar. Palate: Sweet at first – cookie dough and then ginger biscuits – sweetness gradually gives way to spiciness. Pepper, aniseed – bitter sweet, cooling on the tip of the tongue. Gets sweeter again like white chocolate also grassy. Very long finish. With water similar but softer, spiciness much more restrained, grass, apples.

Hibiki Harmony 43% abv 15.99

Hibiki has carved out a reputation as one of the finest blended whiskies in the world. The Hibiki Harmony has be created to epitomize the Hibiki style and is a perfect introduction to Japanese whisky Official Tasting Notes Colour:Amber. Nose:Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness/sandal wood. Palate:Honey like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate. Finish:Subtle and tender long finish, hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)

Irish Whiskey

 

Black Bush         7.95

Official Tasting Notes, Nose: Big, full, rich fruitcake aroma, intense sherry sweetness developing into dried fruit/raisin/Christmas cake notes. Palate: Soft, silky texture with a nutty character. Finish: Lingering sweetness: Remarkable balance between the fruit from sherry seasoned casks and the smoothness of the spirit.

Green Spot Single Pot Still              18.99

The longest running pot still whiskey to continuously remain on the shelves, and one of the very few still on sale. A 'pot still' whiskey is one made in Irish copper stills (larger than those found in Scotland) using malted and unmalted barley (unlike Scotch, which is purely malted barley. This gives Irish Pot Still whiskeys a smooth and oily character, with a purity caused by triple distillation. Green Spot is made entirely from seven and eight year old Midleton pot still, with 25% of the spirit having matured in sherry casks. Only 500 cases are made each year.Nose: Fresh aromatic oils and spices with orchard fruits and barley on a background of toasted wood. Taste: Full spicy body. A hint of cloves along with the fruity sweetness of green apples, rounded off with toasted oak. Finish Lingering flavours of spices and barley.

 

Old Bushmills Original                6.95

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Light and fruity with spicy aroma. Vanilla note, developing into vanilla ice cream and crème brulé.  Palate: Gently warming, mouth-coating texture. A touch of honey sweetness. Finish: Crisp, fresh finish, with a touch of spice

Old Bushmills 10 yr         8.95

Nose: Very lightly scented with nutty ice cream and sherry. Palate: Rich dried fruit and chewy toffee, quite a mouth filling shock after the very delicate nose. Finish: Fudgy. Finish: After years of being overshadowed by its older wood finished cousins, this 10 year old is finally coming into its own. Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes

 

Jameson Irish            7.95

Official tasting notes Nose: To the nose, Jameson has a light floral fragrance, peppered with spicy wood and sweet notes. Palate: Perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness. Finish: Incredibly smooth and mellow finish

Jameson 12 yr          8.95

Official Tasting NotesNose: Warm, spicy, assertively complex. Taste: Sherry richness, nutty flavour, mild woody undertones. Finish: Rich and lasting

Jameson Gold            10.99   

An Irish blend with a big rich body by being partially matured in new oak and a good amount of pot still character. Official Tasting NotesNose: Fragrant wood, rich pot still with a touch of sherry sweetness. Taste:All the creaminess and honey sweetness come together to create a taste sensation of spicy character. Finish:A very long finish with a pleasantly peppery finale

Jameson Select Reserve          12.99   

A special pot still whiskey-heavy version of Jameson. Select Reserve has lots of first fill bourbon and sherry casks in the mix giving it a much richer flavour than regular Jameson, with a strong sherried note. Bright sparks, these Jameson guys. This takes all the worldwide quality and balance of the standard bottle and adds a large dollop of pot still whiskey, providing plummy, rich fruits to the mix. They may have also upped the effects of oak, too, so there's an extra depth to the whiskey. Fans of the brand will love it, and pot still whiskey fans will appreciate a full-flavoured blend

Midleton Very Rare                  16.99     

The flagship blend from Ireland's biggest distillery (home of Jameson), Midleton Very Rare is a small batch blend released annually, generally to universal acclaim 40%abv

Nose Subtle and complex. Very spicy with sandalwood, discreet oakiness, cereal and peach. In time even more spice and a lovely juiciness. Palate Long and very perfumed with layers of flavour: lilac, oak, toffee. Finer than the others. Finish Long, spices, oak. Dave Broom Notes

Powers Gold Label Irish whiskey         9.99

The best-selling whiskey in the Republic of Ireland, Power's has a spicy pot still character and is aged between 5 and 6 years in Bourbon casks.

Kilbeggan Blended Irish whiskey               7.99

A highly delicious and dangerously more-ish whiskey which will remain in the taste-buds" Jim Murray, author of Classic Irish Whiskey.

Locke’s 8 Yr    8.95  

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Very aromatic nose bulging with big fruit-barley character.
Taste: The barley is big and succulent. There is a copper-tanginess followed by a dry fruity flavour. Finish: The malt is nothing short of enormous with a tangy character, vanilla essence and peaty finish

Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey       10.95

Small batch blended Irish whiskey with a high proportion of malt whiskey.Non-chill filtered. Tasting Notes Color: Rich Golden Nose: Vanilla, orange citrus, and spice with a hint of rum. Palate: Smooth and sweet with notes of wood, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla. Finish: Sweet with some lingering oak and spice. Hand crafted since 1782 by the Teeling family.. Finished in rum casks and bottled at 46% without chill-filtration it's an excellent statement of intent. The blend is said to contain a high proportion of first fill bourbon cask whiskey, and a higher-than-normal ratio of malt to grain.

Teeling Grain Whiskey    10.99

Nose Spice and fruit notes mingle with an underlying sweet note, Palate, strong spice developing into lush red berries and grapes, Finish Dry finish dominated with spice and wood

Tullamore Dew       6.95

Whisky Magazine Tasting NotesNose: Fruit scones with burnt raisins.
Palate: That crackling pot still and sherry wood combination is knockout here, beautifully balanced with toasted vanilla notes and sunflower seeds. Finish: Slightly bitter. Burnt hops, toffee on the stove. Very long.  Comment: This is a super little whiskey; a premium Jameson’s clone.

Redbreast 12 yr         9.95

'Remains an all-Ireland great...a treat for even the most experienced connoisseur' (Jim Murray). 'Highly commended' in the Irish Whisky category at Best of the Best .Nose: A mature fruit bowl (pears, brown bananas, and strawberries), vanilla, and cloves. PalateThick texture, floral and creamy with burnt ginger cake Finish: Rich and complex but still easy-drinking…“Classy”.

Connemara 12 Yr      9.95 

Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose: Roses, heavy musk, damp conifers and bog.  Palate: Very soft, round and complex. The flavours are hard to unpick, but there's warm honey, buttered crumpet and a hint of sweet pipe smoke. Finish: Long and chewy

Connemara Peated        10.95 

Thought peat was all about Islay? Think (or perhaps that should be 'drink') again. All Islay fans owe it to themselves to check out Connemara from the splendid Cooley distillery.

Connemara Cask Strength        9.95 

Awesome peated Irish malt that will knock unbelievers for six. A gentle yet intense peat presence on the palate, this is a brilliantly balanced dram that Islay fans will adore. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010

Tyrconnell Single Malt       8.95

Official Tasting Notes Nose: Full and fruity aroma with a citrus spritzyness.
Taste: A tang of oranges and lemons with a strong malt presence that balances well with the oily sweetness. Finish: A long finish with the malt becoming more dominant.

Tyrconnell Port Wood Finish              12.95 

Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes
Nose: Strawberry jam, pineapple and apples. Some forest floor (earthy and leafy), but only in small quantities. Palate: Blackcurrant and strawberry jam, in a sweet Victoria sponge. Very sweet and confected, but not in a nauseating way and underpinned with a little malty, cereal character. Finish: More sweetness. Overall: Another success…it walked that fine line between jammy and cloying, just about staying on the right side. A slugger.

Tyrconnell Sherry Wood Finish       12.95  

Rich and full in the big bodied mouth with well layered flavours where more citrus is apparent along with honey, vanilla and some tropical notes.”

Tyrconnell Madeira Wood Finish     12.95 

Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose: A vibrant initial nose with forest fruits, strawberries and orange frozen yoghurt. Vanilla and nuttiness like nut sprinkles on ice cream. Palate: Rich and creamy with caramel sweetness on the tongue with lots of dried fruit (papaya, raisins, apricots, pineapple…posh muesli fruit basically). Strawberry jam and cake. Finish: More jammy sweetness.

The Irishman Single Malt            8.99

This is a classic Irish Malt, triple distilled and aged in Bourbon and Sherry Casks. Nose - Ripe and fruity with luscious peach, dried apricot, and tropical fruits. Hints of orange blossom and vanilla fudge. Palate - Vanilla sweetness, cinnamon and ginger, a little oak, digestive biscuits, apricots, and a hint of coca. Finish - Long lingering finish with a light maltiness and sweet oak.

West Cork Original Irish Whiskey             6.99

A delicate blend of grain and malt whiskey matured in Bourbon casks to deliver a smooth and approachable whiskey with a light vanilla finish.

Writer’s Tears Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey         10.95

From a new family owned Irish distillery,Colour Bright gold appearance. a fruity edge including notes of peach and pear over a distinctively Irish pot still base. Hints of banana cake and flashes of apple along with hints of vanilla and manuka honey. Supremely soft entry builds into a medium bodied whiskey with a gently spiced, fruity, grainy profile followed by a burst of butterscotch at mid palate. Soft, slightly oily mouthfeel. Finish is dry and understated with notes of vanilla and cereal followed by a subtle butterscotch fade. Non Chill filtered. 40% abv

2 Gingers Irish Whisky      7.95

Blended Irish Whiskey distilled in Ireland for 2 Gingers Whiskey Co. in Minnesota. Aged  for 4 years. Mild and easy drinking Irish Whiskey. Tasting Notes Color: Pale golden amber Nose: Sweet malt, honey, and citrus. Palate: Light caramel, vanilla, oak, honey, and citrus. Finish: Light and mellow with a touch of sweetness.Dry medium body and a nut oil and honeyed grain finish.

Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Greenore Single Grain 8 yr       11.95  

A gold medal-winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this unique concoction is a 100% Single Grain Irish whiskey, from the multi-award-winning Cooley distillery in Dundalk. Sweet with vanilla, dried banana chips, and coconut oil. Bourbon-y sweetness that gets the mouth wet in anticipation. Organic like fresh corn, green tomatoes

English Whisky

The distillery produced its first 'run' on 12th December 2006 and they now produce enough spirit to fill around 13 ex-Jim Beam bourbon barrels per week. Their spirit is made in two distinct styles: peated (62PPM!) and non-peated. Not only do they have their own peat bog close by they also managed the coup of employing Iain Henderson, former manager at Laphroaig and one of Scotland's most renowned distillers.The early releases of developing spirit were released as Chapters

English Whisky Black Single Malt Classic           8.99

Creamy and slightly buttery with notes of vanilla and toffee. Sweet, spicy, malty and oaky. Tropical fruits but also a hint of that 70's classic Black Forest Gateau! Again, toffee cream tart. Long malty finish which runs from sweet to spicy and then dry.

English Whisky Chapter 11             9.99

Creamy and clean barley at first, then the peat and pepper slowly build and fill every corner of the mouth, without overpowering. Ginger biscuits, lemon and lime followed by savoury dry peat and then more tropical fruits (pineapple, mango). Cask Type: Bourbon Cask

English Whisky Chapter 11 Cask Strength                16.99

Sweet and creamy with hints of ginger biscuits, aniseed and white pepper. Also vanilla and pear drops along with the grappa nose.

English Whisky Chapter 6       8.99

Quite full-bodied. Tingling and textured on the palate. Fresh wood, vanilla, again fruity and nutty, malty, cereal character comes through. Slightly citrus. Very clean. 46%

Welsh Whisky

Penderyn Madeira Finish 46% abv      12.95  

Penderynwas founded in 1998 by four private individuals. It’s the one and only Welsh distillery and quite different from Scottish or Irish whisk(e)y because the complete process from wash to new make is done in a single still. Also, they buy their wash from a regional beer brewer instead of preparing it themselves Nose: fruity and mildly perfumed. Big notes of white wine and oak. Some juicy vanilla as well. Slight apple and peach. Not bad. Stranger, dusty notes as well, mixed with hints of new-make (artificial banana). Let’s say it’s different. Mouth: malty with a few young bourbon notes: pine wood, sweet vanilla. Blood oranges. Also lokum (turkish delight) with rose water. Hints of bubble gum that are not really integrated. Gets spicier towards the finish. Finish: honeyed and sweet. Creamy toffee

South African Whisky

Three Ships 5 yr       7.95

The Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old is a blend of selected South African malts and Scotch grain whiskies, combining heavily peated malted barley and grain, and matured for five years in American oak. The whisky is robust, aromatic and unpretentious with a full peaty character on the palate leading to an extended warm finish. South African whiskies are acknowledged as some of the best in the world, the Three Ships whisky fleet is celebrating two gold medals received at the 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition. The Three Ships Premium Select 5 Year Old took the Gold medal This is an outstanding accolade bestowed on a whisky  Colour  Full, Golden with a sherry red tinge Nose, Robust and full with a full peaty character Finish Long full and a warm finish Official notes 

Indian Whisky (India)

Amrut Fusion 50% abv    10.95

From Bangalore, India Official Tasting Notes Nose:Heavy, thickly oaked and complex: some curious barley-sugar notes here shrouded in soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, too Taste: The delivery, though controlled at first, is massive! Then more like con-fusion as that smoke on the nose turns into warming, full blown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note (curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved) - the custard presumably is oaky vanilla - hammers home that barley - fruitiness to make for a bit of a free-for-all; but for extra food measure the flavours develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate.  Finish: A slight struggle here as the mouthfeel gets a bit puffy here with the dry peat and oak; enough molasses sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end, though. Above all the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its exit. A high strength bottling which uses a combination of Indian and (peated) Scottish barley.

McDowells’ No.1 Whisky               5.95

Is a blend of imported Scottish and local Indian Single Malt whiskies. The brand has a huge following in India. It is owned by United Spirits Limited who was recently acquired by Diageo. It has annual sales of over 15 million litres, and number one selling in India

After Dark Grain Blend               9.95

Nose: Sweet and Fruity with a hint of smoky character Palate: Medium body, sweet and slight smoky character that lingers at the back of your tongue. Finish: Balanced medium finish

Australian Whiskies (Tasmania)

Sullivan’s Cove American Oak            22.95

A single cask whisky from Sullivan's Cove, a great Australian distillery in Tasmania, that spent the whole of its maturation in a Bourbon cask, eschewing some of the more esoteric woods that often pop up in Australian whisky.

Sullivan’s Cove French Oak             22.95

A single cask bottling by the Sullivan's Cove distillery in Tasmania. Matured for about 10 years in French Oak and increasingly considered to be one of the best whiskies coming out of Australia.

Sullivan’s Cove Double Cask            16.95

A mix of two casks of Australian single malt from the Tasmania distillery, Sullivan's Cove Double Cask has been matured in French oak and American oak casks and is described as 'a perfect balance between sweet malt and oak that ends with a hint of dark chocolate and rainforest botanic'.

Taiwanese Whiskies

Kavalan Concertmaster      12.99

Colour pleasant brownish red Nose tropical fruitiness with honey, vanilla, coconut and candy floss Palate rich bodied with natural sweetness and complexity

Kavalan Single Malt Classic      16.99

Colour Lively and passionate amber. Nose Clean, elegant, floral (pleasant refreshing fragrance of the butterfly orchid), fruity and seductive. With hints of honey, tropical fruits (mango in particular), pear drop, vanilla, coconuts and suggestions of chocolate. Palate A hint of sweet mango juice with that spicy complexity and gentle warmth on a medium, oily and citrus finish.

Kavalan Fino Sherry       24.99

Colour: Dark gold amber Nose: The rich aroma of sherry, with its creamy toffee and rich fudge qualities, and the slightest hint of chocolate blends with the fruity character of the spirit. The fruitiness is a complex, multi-layered blend of mango and over-ripe citrus fruit flavours that ends with a touch of green apples.Palate: Natural sweetness on the tongue is accentuated with a gentle fudge flavour. The complex fruity flavours are layered with dry smoked wood aromas. This special anniversary edition of Solist cask strength whisky has a long finish and natural sweetness giving way to a pleasant mouth-drying sensation that leaves the connoisseur ready for the next sip!

Canadian Whiskies

Alberta Premium     5.99

Sweet vanilla pods and fresh-cut lumber. A complex mosaic of flavours from cedar to tropical fruit set on a creamy base with hot pepper and a delicate underlying citric zest.Made from 100% rye. Rich & Oaky. Notes from Canadianwhisky.org

Alberta Premium Dark Horse    6.99

Slate, charcoal, bourbon-like vanilla, sweet pickles, dark fruits, sweet and herbal flowers, hot pepper, sweet ginger and crispy clean oak. An extraordinary symphony of rye. Alberta Distillers is one of the very few producers of 100 percent rye-grain whisky in North America, and each year it makes about 225,000 cases of Alberta Premium Canadian Whisky Org.

Canadian Club     6.95

Iconic whisky around the globe Bright medium gold colour; aromas of cereal grain, roasted almond, vanilla and pepper; on the palate it is medium bodied and warm, with flavours of spicy vanilla, cornflakes and a faint nutty note that leads to a long finish.

Canadian Club Reserve 10 yr         7.99

Sweet, peppery, and fruity, with a pleasing bitter zest. Hard, flinty, earthy rye tinged with cinnamon and ginger. Nice weight and creamy mouth feel. Spicy Rye

Notes from Canadianwhisky.org

Canadian Club 20 yr     9.99

A profusion of flavours melded into one, amply demonstrate that barrel blending is more than marketing hype, for this 20-year-old rendition is one complex and highly integrated whisky. Nose: The nose opens on cloves, nutmeg and sweet rye spices before a truckload of fresh-cut lumber, cedar, and bond paper rolls in bringing with it some rich oaky notes Palate: What starts out woody with some soft oak tannins, but without their harshness, quickly displays a range of tightly integrated flavours. These spread slowly across the tongue, but you have to pay attention to pick out fleeting individual notes. Sweet rye spices including nutmeg, hints of cloves, and cinnamon soon establish their presence, followed by a muted hot pepper Finish: Medium-long and fading, the finish is warm, sweet and slightly peppery as it disappears into traces of spices, vanilla, fruit, and wood

Canadian Club Classic 12 yr           8.99

Sweet oak caramels and burnt sugar, raisins, prunes, and Christmas cake. Peppery with a slippery creaminess and underlying notes of clean oak. Fruity & Spicy

Canadian Club Sherry Cask 41.3% abv.     8.95

Nose: Rich and robust aromas begin with unusually fruity tobacco notes, but also black tea, dust, and raisins. The fruitiness develops into dark, dried, and over-ripe fruit, along with fresh peaches, purple plums, fresh apples, strawberry jam, Palate Pepper, sherry, and dark fruits intertwine, but it’s the persistent half-bitter tobacco-smoke heat that thrills. And underneath it all rich oaky tones blend seamlessly into the tobacco. Finish: Long, fading gradually into sherry wood and hot pepper. Hints of hot tobacco, some zestiness, with traces of cream sherry and baking spices.

Canadian Club Dock 57           7.99

A typical fruity, rye-forward Canadian Club nose becomes sweet, hot, and spicy on the tongue. The most whisky like of the spiced whiskies with added notes of black licorice, Mom’s baking vanilla and a touch of clean oak.  Canadian Whisky Org

Canadian Club 100% Rye            7.99

Canadian Club 100% Rye is more robust with a satisfying spiciness that is true to the rye grain.” Canadian Club 100% Rye is distilled by Calgary-based Alberta Distillers Ltd, and then cut to bottling strength and bottled in Walkerville, Ontario

Caribou Crossing         14.99

Creamy vanilla, a dusting of rye spices, bursts of citrus and a veritable tsunami of fresh-cut wood. Soft. Caribou Crossing is the first single-barrel Canadian Whisky produced by a major whisky company since the 19th century. That was the time when people would arrive at Canadian distilleries with jugs to be filled straight from the barrel

Century Reserve 21 yr          10.99

Rich, complex as a pure corn whisky can get, hints of citric elements, flowers, spices, fresh-cut wood, and hot pepper. Soft, rich & oaky.

Collingwood             7.99

Graham cracker sweetness with delicate notes of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch underpinned by a rich floral (rose petal) and fruit character. Warm and creamy with a prickly vibrancy that fades into a delicate marzipan dusted grain note. Warm, sweet and long with a lingering floral character.

Crown Royal          7.95

Nose complex hints of ginger, cloves, pepper, cedar fresh prunes. Palate Caramel, vanilla, and citrus .Finish rich & oaky. Light amber colour; slightly floral aroma with corn, buttery/vanilla and peaches; slightly sweet peach flavour with wood tone finishes dry.

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye        7.99

Voted the Best Whisky in the World for 2016 by noted whisky author Jim Murray. Medium amber colour; aromas of baking spice, vanilla, cooked apple/pear and rye bread, with notes of pepper, caramel and apricot; delicately sweet, creamy and rounded, flavours of sweet spice, pepper, vanilla, butterscotch, toasted nut and caramel with notes of oak, marmalade, anise and toffee on a warm, elegant finish.

Crown Royal Apple              6.95

Clear medium amber; aromas of ripe apple, cereal grain, honey and spice; on the palate it is medium bodied and soft, with flavours that reaffirm the aromas and notes of apples and honey on the finish.

Crown Royal Maple Finish   6.95

Amber colour; aromas and flavours of baking spices, maple and caramel; warm, medium-long finish.

Crown Royal Black 45% abv   6.95

Nose, Opens up on molasses then gets loads of vanilla, some spirit, dark fruit, black cherries, and bouquets of flowers. Robust. Palate: Very sweet and peppery. It begins on dark rum then becomes more Bourbon like, with some charcoal, followed by copious vanilla, loads of hot white pepper, chili pepper that stays hot on the tongue, and some ginger. Rich, robust, and creamy, with hints of black fruit The rum/molasses notes make it seem just a bit candied, which will appeal to some palates more than others Finish: Medium with nice warmth.

Fades to pepper and bitter orange, with lingering vanilla-charcoal-Bourbon notes. Notes from Canadianwhisky.org

Crown Royal Cask 16             12.95   

Best Canadian whisky of the year. A unique blend of more than 50 individually aged whiskies placed in rare cognac casks made from Limousin forest oak in France. Colour, Golden amber, Nose, rich and aromatic with hints of spicy pear and dried raisins. Palate, Complex rich and aromatic butterscotch, vanilla, and dried raisins. Finish, Sweetness subsiding in to a long clean finish

Crown Royal Limited Edition       7.95

Voted best Canadian Whisky 2010 by the WWA

Colour, Golden amber, Nose, Spicy cloves, delicate fruits and floral notes Palate, creamy and soft chocolate sensation Finish long and clean

Crown Royal Reserve               7.95

Light amber colour; slightly floral aroma with corn, buttery/vanilla and peaches; slightly sweet peach flavour with wood tone finishes dry.

Crown Royal XR      24.99 

A rich, weighty, hugely complex and skillfully structured whisky displaying ripe red fruit, fresh-cut oak, hot spices, dry grain, and violets. Rich & Oaky Nose: Closed at first, the nose opens to hints of fresh lumber, cedar, sweet licorice, floral and perfumed rye notes, then hints of pine. Palate: Begins with mild toffee, like faintly floral corn whisky, and surprisingly, it tastes a bit salty nutmeg, cardamom, and spices. Finish: Longish, peppery, and warm, with bitter zest in the middle, then hot and vaguely sweet with hints of toffee.

Danfield’s                5.99

Lots of Butterscotch, oak and spice on the nose with a rich clean palate, soft mouth feel but a very robust finish a very well balanced whisky

Danfield’s Limited Edition 21 yr              10.99

Classic rye spices—cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pepper—all brought together in a lumber yard. Sweet, fragrant wood with a tangy citric zest and lots of weight. Rich & Oaky.Canadian Whisky org. notes

Forty Creek Barrel Select                6.95

Forty Creek Barrel Select is distilled in small batches in a copper pot still and patiently aged in white oak barrels hand-picked for their unique characteristics. A selection of light, medium and heavy char barrels create a richness and toasted earthiness in the spirit. Vintage sherry casks impart a subtle complexity. This unique barrel selection process results in a whisky where aromas of honey, vanilla and apricot fuse with toasty oak, black walnut and spice. The flavour is rich & bold -distillers notes

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve            10.95

John Hansell, Editor of the Malt Advocate Notes One of the finest Canadian whiskies I have ever tasted. Creamy and seamless from beginning to end. Gently sweet, with orange creamsicle, marzipan, sultana, praline, maple syrup, and a hint of coconut macaroon. Forty Creek whiskies have always been very good, but none have ever had the right stuff to reach classic status. Until now, that is. An outstanding, very distinctive whisky!

Forty Creek Copper Pot           8.95

Rich toffee and searing chili peppers over bursting rye spices, rye grain and bitter orange. Big, rich and hearty.

Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve                 10.99

John Hall’s Tasting Notes Appearance: Rich copper and gold with red flashes. Nose: Ever evolving with concentrated, complex aromas. Dried fruit aromas of orange, black cherry, raisin, fig and date. Intense, yet delicate aromas of vanilla, ginger, cereal malt, and exotic spice. Palate: Full-bodied and smooth, with a fruity oak finish which is nicely framed by fiery cinnamon, chocolate, tobacco, and smoke, and balanced with sweet toffee & honey. Finish: Long, lingering and ultra-smooth.

Forty Creek Double Barrel                 9.99

Toasted oak sugars, vanilla, hot pepper, mustard, and ginger. Lemon cream, sweet- and-sour rye, dry grain, new sawdust, fresh fruit, and a citric zestiness. Almost chewy. Soft Corn. Canadian Whisky.org notes

Forty Creek Evolution              8.99

Evolution starts with fig, dates, anise, blackberry, black currants and bell peppers and then evolves into deep forest notes, cinnamon spice flares, cloves, nutmeg, chestnut and tobacco. There are wonderful hints of vanilla, sweet clover and butter, evolving milk chocolate, soft roasted oak, peach and apricot. Then comes a comfortable earthiness to this whisky that just constantly evolves. So, I have appropriately called it Evolution. John Hall’s notes

Forty Creek Heart of Gold 43% abv               9.95

John Hall’s Tasting Notes This complex yet delicate whisky has aromas of herbs, peach, sandalwood, hazelnut and vanilla. Violets rose petals and orange blossoms lend a delicate character and are framed by cinnamon and ginger notes which add a nice spicy flare.

Gooderham and Worts         24.99 

Produced by Corby’s a few year’s back this whisky had a cult like following around the globe. It now almost impossible to find. Has a suggestion of peat in a nicely subtle whisky A Canadian whisky extremely hard to find anywhere

Masterson’s Straight Rye 10 yr Whisky               10.95

A carefully crafted panorama of grassy dry grain, moist earth and burlap sacks, along with zingy pepper, blossoming floral vanilla, fragrant leather and tobacco leaves. Spicy Rye. Canadian Whisky.org notes

Pike Creek (Old Version)             24.99

Pike Creek Double Barreled Canadian Whisky is a blend of select oak aged whiskies finished in vintage Port barrels. Traces of port remaining in the pores of the casks serve to further condition and mellow the whisky while imparting a subtle fruitiness and warm toasted notes. Tasting note: Nose: curious amalgam of corn and fresh wine. Taste: soft, silky mouthfeel and then a whoosh of sweetness. Finish: some spices prosper as the port makes a stand, genuinely fruity at first then becoming a little bitter as the oak arrives. Balance: much more complexity now than from the first bottling 40% abv Jim Murray notes

Pike Creek (New Version)            7.99   

Spicy dark fruit, poached pears, gingery spice, and clean oak. Like a nutty fruit bar with cleansing bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Treads softly into single malt territory

Gibson’s Finest 12 yr      7.95

Gibson's Finest 18 yr        10.95

Gibson, one of Canada’s most respected names in whisky, started out south of the 49th parallel as a most-respectable Pennsylvania rye. In the 1830s, in a tiny bustling distillery on the Monongahela River in western Pennsylvania.

Nose .Sweet, spicy oak and pine sawdust, rich in toffee, vanilla, and hot spicy pepper. Palate Biscuits, with typical rye dustiness, spice, fruit, and just a drop of pickle juice. Rich & Oaky

Gibson's Finest              5.95

Produced from two sources: a base grain whisky (which would be a corn-based column still whisky) which is blended with a combination of rye based flavouring whiskies (which contain rye and malted barley distilled by a single column still and a pot still).  It is bottled at 40 % abv.

Gibson’s 100th anniversary of the Grey Cup Limited Edition Maple Finish      8.99

This finally crafted Special Edition whisky is unique blend of award-winning Canadian whiskies, infused with the highest quality Maple Syrup. The result is a beautiful marriage of flavours, with hints of delicious maple and vanilla. Enjoy it as you would our other fine whiskies - alone over ice or in your favourite. Hinst of vanilla, with slight nutiness and overtones of butterscotch and map

Lot 40 (Old Version)            24.99 

Lot 40 was a plot of land occupied by one of the ancestors of Mike Booth, the now-retired Master Distiller responsible for creating this whisky. Proud of his distilling heritage, he paid homage to his ancestry by naming this rye-heavy whisky for the spot where his family set up their first Canadian still many generations ago Nose: Very expressive right from the start. Dark, sour German rye bread, with dusty grain, caraway seed, wood, and bitter dark molasses. Dark fruits Complex and highly integrated, Palate: A really flavourful whisky that starts and stays on rye bread. The classic rye bitterness underscores it all like a pedal bass. Finish: Long, and the rye bread lingers the whole time. A pleasing peppery glow with a hint of vanilla sweetness and a clean zestiness.

Lot 40 (New Version)       7.99

Rye, rye bread, sour rye, floral rye, hard rye, earthy rye, dusty rye grain, and then sweet citric notes, oranges, hot peppery spices, and tannic wood. Spicy Rye

Rich and Rare Canadian       7.95Bottom of Form

Seagram’s VO                6.99

Golden amber colour; soft dried apricot, hazelnuts touch of vanilla in aroma and flavour.

Sortilege             6.99

Spicebox             6.99

Spicebox Whisky is based in Montreal, Quebec where they blend and bottle their Spicebox Canadian Spiced Whisky. According to their website the spiced whisky is blended from Canadian whisky stocks which are aged from 3 years to 6 years. The spices and vanilla used to flavour the blend are extracted through a process they call cold fusion. Apparently three different vanilla beans are used (from various parts of the world) as well as the blender’s “secret spices”. The Rogue Staff like it a lot

Still Waters Canadian Whisky Special Blend                6.99

Superb weaving of deep vanilla, heather honey, corn and cocoa oils and muscovado sugars...I must be in Canada! The most gorgeous texture and complex sugars. Yet, somehow not overly sweet as the drying, chalky vanillas and sharp citrus breaks up the monopoly. The vanilla and caramel on its own with the sugars spent leaves a bitter but manageable finale. 

Jim Murray notes

Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky Cask No.2              12.99

Still Waters Distillery is Ontario’s first grain-to-glass micro-distillery. Their focus is on handmade whiskies, with their STALK & BARREL SINGLE MALT WHISKY being the first release. A rye whisky will be released in the future to extend the product line.The whisky is made by hand from 100% Canadian two-row malted barley in small batches in a custom-built copper pot still. It is bottled with no chill-filtering or artificial colouring.

Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky Cask No.3            16.99

Still Waters Distillery is Ontario’s first grain-to-glass micro-distillery. Their focus is on handmade whiskies.

White Owl Canadian Whisky                7.95

Wiser's Deluxe            6.95

Bright golden colour; sweet caramel aroma; sweet corn meal and vanilla flavour.

Wiser’s Legacy             7.99

Sweet, rich and very spicy with overt rye notes. Cinnamon and cloves, dark fruits, hot peppermint and citric zest. Spectacular. Very highly recommended. Canadian Whisky Org

Wiser’s (JP) Hopped   5.95

Wiser’s (JP) Double Distilled   5.95

Wiser’s Small Batch       5.95

Colour, bright amber; floral, Nose, honey and ripe pear aromas; light body; cereal, honey and toasty grain flavours; medium finish

Wiser’s Special Blend           5.95

Golden amber colour; honey, vanilla and cloves on the nose; smooth and clean on the palate with a hint of spice on the finish

Wiser’s Spiced Vanilla        5.95

Rich amber in colour; aromas seductively suggest toffee, vanilla, nutmeg and allspice; intense and packing heat, the flavours come through with what the nose hinted at; a long and lingering spice on the finish.

Wiser’s Red Letter                19.95

A whisky created to celebrate 150 years of Wiser’s whisky in Canada. Golden amber in colour, with raisins, dried pear, honey roast anise on the nose, aged in new white oak casks.  A very nice whisky

Whisky Based Liqueurs 

Bailey’s Irish Cream         6.29

Arran Gold Cream           5.99

Celtic Crossing                  6.95

Drambuie                           6.99

Irish Mist                           5.95

Old Pulteney Liqueur       5.95

Glayva                                6.95

Drambuie 15 yr                 9.95

Drambuie's longer aged whisky liqueur, made with whiskies aged for at least 15 years and with all the extra depth of flavour and general tastiness you'd hope that implies

Stroma 6.99

Old Pulteney have updated their much loved liqueur. Now called Stroma they have upped the ABV to 35%. Distiller's Tasting Notes Nose: Beguiling whisky aroma, note of toffee and peel/fruit (prunes) with a hint of sherry in the background. Taste: Pleasantly sweet with a rich, fruity aftertaste and a warm lingering finish.

American Whiskey

Bakers Bourbon 7      6.95

Blanton’s Bourbon    6.95

Medium amber colour; sweet new vanilla and caramel oak aromas and flavours

Booker’s True Barrel    6.99

Bulleit Frontier Bourbon    6.95

Nose Caramel, vanilla, citrus, oaky char palate, caramel oak and vanilla finish long woody vanilla and citrus

Bulleit 100% Rye   6.95

No age statement, but it includes 4 to 7 year old whiskeys. The mashbill is 95% rye — much higher than most standard rye whiskeys out there. It’s brisk, vibrant, and loaded with spice (crisp mint, warming cinnamon, cocoa, hint of anise). Fruit — ripe nectarine, apricot, golden raisin — drizzled with maple syrup. Dry oak rounds out the finish. Bold enough for cocktails. Mature enough to drink neat (or on the rocks).  Malt Advocate magazine rating: 85

Buffalo Trace   6.95

Distilled by the Sazerac Company Inc at Frankfort in Kentucky, Buffalo Trace Bourbon was released in 2001, two years after the distillery’s name was changed from Ancient Age to Buffalo Trace. The Nose, gum, vanilla, mint, and molasses. Sweet, fruity and notably spicy on the palate, with brown sugar and lots of oak. Water releases intensive, fruity notes. The finish is long, spicy and dry, with hints of vanilla.

Corner Creek Bourbon     6.95

Exceptionally smooth bourbon from Bardstown Kentucky made with rye,corn and wheat and aged a minimum of 8 years

Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon   7.99

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage   12.99

George Dickel No 12 Tennessee Whiskey   7.99

Medium deep amber colour; forward vanilla spice on nose, with toasted nut, sweet fruit, earth and cedar shavings; dryish, rounded and smooth but elegant, flavours of sweet vanilla, nut, maple butter, mint and wood smoke; finish is long, warming and spicy.

Gentleman Jack    6.95

Medium amber colour; caramel, vanilla, peach and corn aromas; sweet fruit and vanilla flavour, touch of warmth in long, smooth finish

Jack Daniels    6.95

Light gold colour; corn meal aroma with sweet caramel & cedar tones. Round, smooth, sweet flavour with slightly sharp finish

Jack Daniels Masters Series        8.99

In honour of the seven Master Distillers who have made Jack Daniels whiskey since Jack himself

Jack Daniels Winter Jack             7.95

Limited Seasonal offering; a seasonal mix with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and the taste of apple, cinnamon and cloves.

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey            5.99

Medium gold in colour; distinct aromas of honey, clover and maple; sweet with matching flavours from the nose and a smooth finish.

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel 25 yr     9.99

Deep amber; Coconut, caramel, vanilla, leafy and peach aromas; Dry, fruity and spicy oak flavours, smooth with a long finish.

Jim Beam White Label            5.95

Golden amber colour; light floral, citrus, spice and corn mash aromas; medium-body; flavour matches aroma with clean finish

Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece         39.99

This bourbon expression from Jim Beam is the most exclusive, highest quality offering within the Beam family. It is extra aged in the optimal rack house position, determined by Master Distiller, Fred Noe. Finished in PX sherry casks, adding a dynamic to its taste that other bourbons cannot offer. Smooth, rich, full-bodied and mature

Jim Beam Black Label   6.95

This eight-year-old expression possesses greater depth than White Label, with more complex fruit and vanilla notes, plus liquorice, vanilla and sweet rye. 45.0% ABV

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut  8.99

A devilish twist on Jim Beam's regular bourbon, blending their 6 year old whiskey with spirit extracted from the wood of the cask itself, where it's soaked in over the years of maturation. This gives us a robust and hefty bourbon with a nice added chunk of woody richness.

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Small Batch 9    5.95

Knob Creek is the Kentucky town where Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas, owned a farm and worked at the local distillery. This nine-year-old Bourbon is made with the same high-rye formula as Basil Hayden?s. It has a nutty nose of sweet, tangy fruit and rye, with malt, spice and nuts on the palate, drying in the finish with notes of vanilla. 50.0% ABV

Knob Creek Single Barrel Batch 9    5.95

Made by Jim Beam, and revered by bourbon enthusiasts worldwide, is now joined by Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve on the market and bourbon aficionados should rejoice. Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is one of the best bourbons in America

Knob Creek Rye             6.95

Bold Rye spiciness with under tones of vanilla and oak taste noses of spiciness and oak herbs and rye finish warm smooth spiciness throughout

Maker’s Mark           6.95

Mark is produced at Loretto in Kentucky, where distilling has been taking place on the Star Hill Farm site since to 1805. A subtle, complex, clean nose, with vanilla and spice, a delicate floral note of roses, plus lime and cocoa beans. Medium in body, Maker?s Mark offers a palate of fresh fruit, spices, eucalyptus and ginger cake. The finish features more spices, fresh oak with a hint of smoke, and a final flash of peach cheesecake. A delicate and circumspect bourbon.  

Maker’s Mark 46      9.99 

NosePleasant, sweet, toasty oak nose with caramel notes. Intense aroma without an alcohol on the nose. Palate Rich, creamy oak flavors; caramel and vanilla notes linger on the front of the palate, but it is still soft enough to hold on the tongue
even at 47 %abv. Finish A big, mouth-watering oaky finish. Long with a little spice, staying forward on the palate without the bitter bite found in older whiskies

Mellow Corn Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey   6.99

Mellow Corn is made by the Heaven Hill. It is actually four years old, aged in ex-bourbon casks, which has taken off some of the rough edges, associated with corn whiskey and added a touch of spice. It is a simple, sweet whiskyNose: acetone, violets, Demerara sugar. Taste: gentle at first, quite nutty, slightly perfumed. Finish: woody spice and assertive at end.

Michter’s US 1 Small Batch Bourbon  12.95

Rich caramel with balanced vanilla, stone fruit notes, smoky depth, with an oak finish. Maxim's Highest-Rated Kentucky Bourbon (2014)

Red Stag Bourbon   6.95

A love-it-or-hate-it whiskey from Jim Beam, who have flavoured their bourbon with natural cherry flavour to make Red Stag. Nose sweet,  over ripe cherries, mashed up in bourbon with some brown sugar hints of cinnamon. It's sweet, thick, the dominant cherries take over on the palate. The finish Cinnamon, maybe some barrel oak

1792 Ridgemount Reserve Barrel Select            10.99

From Bardstown, Kentucky, the 1792 marks the year that Kentucky became the 15th State to join the Union. Deep amber color. Aromas of honeyed fruit cake and chocolate covered cherries follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium to full body with caramelized nuts and exotic peppercorn notes. Finishes with a nice ginger and spice accented fade with noticeable heat. Beverage Tasting Institute

Rittenhouse Rye        6.95

Very popular with rye aficionados, this must be tried by American whiskey enthusiasts. This complex, potent spirit is perfect for a rye Manhattan, and amazingly won 'World's Best American Whiskey' at the World Whisky Awards 2010, beating off competition from George T. Stagg.

Templeton Rye Whiskey     9.99  

Pale amber colour; aromas of citrus, pear, fresh grain, sweet spice, vanilla and burnt sugar; the palate is dry, smooth with flavours of sweet fruit, rye grain, smoke and vanilla that finish clean. From Iowa USA

Wild Turkey   6.95

Wild Turkey 81 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon    9.99 

Amber in colour; aromas of sweet vanilla, peach cobbler and honey; on the palate it tastes of salted caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and a lingering tobacco from start to finish

Woodford Reserve     6.95

Bright medium gold colour; aromas of green apple, cucumber, earth, vanilla and hay; on the palate it is medium bodied and warm, with heavy malty flavours and hints of honey, caramel and spice that follow through on the finish.

Van Brunt Stillhouse    12.99

Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey does not fit neatly into typical whiskey categories. It is a four grain whiskey made primarily from malted barley and wheat, with a little bit of corn and a touch of rye. This unique whiskey has floral notes of a malt whiskey with the new barrel sweetness of bourbon.

Glassware for Whisky

To enhance your enjoyment of your whisky selection we are pleased to offer a selection of unique glassware to choose from. The Rogue offers a selection of nosing and tasting glasses from Glencairn, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, copita style glassware, along with traditional rock glasses in various sizes. The Rogue Glencairn Glasses are available for purchase Ask your server for details. $59.95 for 6 or $10.95 each

Please be aware that the Rogue management makes every effort to sure that all the spirits above are in stock. However not all whiskies listed may available at all times – ask your server for information or helpful advice on your whisky choice.

September 14.16

Prices exclude HST