Whisky Menu

Speyside Whiskies

Aberlour 10 yr   5.99
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.

Aberlour 12 yr   7.99
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   8.99
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   14.99
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 28           59.7% abv    12.99
Nose: Plenty of creamy Oloroso sherry, with chocolate raisins, dates, Peychaud's bitters, hints of smoke, maybe a touch of cured meat. Palate: Big, big, big! Just awash with a massive attack of colossal spices, Morella cherries, sherry, dates, figs, maybe even a cognac-like flavour. Finish: Long, spices, very hot spices this time, almost like black pepper like. Overall: One of the best value for money malts to be had in Speyside, and indeed the world.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 35           60.3% abv    12.95
Nose sweet, sherry notes. Palate rich, creamy, with hints of vanilla and a bit of fruit.  Heaven in a glass. The finish has a sherry bite. Really outstanding cask strength whisky.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 36            60.1% abv    12.95
Nose: Rich with vanilla sweetness, as well as smoked prune juice, fig compote, copper, tobacco and a touch of cocoa.Palate: Orange marmalade, fig pudding, sticky toffee pudding Finish: Sweet and very creamy, with ginger and nutmeg spices and some treacle on the tail.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 37            59.6 % abv    12.95
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 39           59.8% abv    12.95
Nose: Very rich and sweet, with mince pie spices, particularly cinnamon. You can taste the Oloroso too, and all round you can tell it's another big a'Bunadh.Palate: It's sweet, and thick with dried fruit; prunes, figs raisins and sultanas. There's sticky toffee pudding, plus malty cereal notes. Finish: Long and strong  Heavily sherried, and spicy.

Aberlour a’bunadh Batch 41           59% abv    10.95
Nose: Mixed spices including plenty of cinnamon, hazelnuts and caramelised  peel and lots of rich Oloroso sherry notes. Palate: Marmalade, maraschino cherries, prunes and sultanas. Ginger nut biscuits and dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish: Intense and oaky with peppered dark chocolate. Overall: There's a reason these releases are so popular... a bandwagon worth jumping on.

An Cnoc 1991 15 yr              10.95
Non chill filtered a light aperitif style, 46% abv. Very light colour, aged in American oak ex-bourbon cask. A floral nose, a dry palate with a hint of vanilla, mouth coating, a dry finish with little development

An Cnoc 1993 15 yr                 14.95
This single malt is from the Knockdhu distillery.  It is non chillfiltered and bottled at 46% abv. Bottled in 2007, this version is full bodied with a slight peatiness with hints of sweet vanilla and toffee.

An Cnoc 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 smooth finish.

An Cnoc 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.

Ardmore 1991                       8.95
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 Notes Nose: 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   6.95
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   8.95
This is a classic whisky from Speyside. This one is now unavailable from the Balvenie line up. Enjoy it now. 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 Speysider

Balvenie Doublewood 12 yr             7.95
Aged in ex-bourbon casks and sherry butts then married together to create a great dram! Nose, sherry and orange skins. Palate, nutty, sherry, orange fruits, cinnamon. Finish, long, tingling warm.

Balvenie 12 yr Signature Batch No.2   8.95
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   8.95
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   8.95
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   12.99
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   13.95

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

Balvenie New Oak 17 yr     16.95

A batch of 79 casks ("Limited Release") of new Quercus Alba (American Oak) were used to further mature Balvenie for 4 months. The result is a spicy, intensely creamy and perfumed nose packed with vanilla. Sweet creamy vanilla notes, malty. Palate, chocolate cookies, milk chocolate, spicy cherries? Finish oily dry spice, burnt . 

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    19.95
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   19.95 
Official Tasting Notes and Background
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   21.95
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

Balvenie Single Barrel 25 yr   59.95
Distilled in 1974. Unchillfiltered, each bottle is hand filled. The nose is quite sweet, honeyed, oaky whisky with a fruity bouquet. Hints of butterscotch and toffee flavours with a long, dry finish. Classic stuff! Extremely rare

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   89.99
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   89.99
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.

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 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 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 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 mouth feel; 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   6.99
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    10.99
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

Dailuaine Gordon and MacPhail bottling 1995   7.99
A release of independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail.  Dailuaine a workhorse 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.

Glen Garioch 8 yr     6.99
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
Introduced to Glen Garioch's 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   7.95
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   11.95 53.9 abv
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 Note 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   9.99
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   8.95  
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 Elgin 12 yr   14.95
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 12 yr   24.95
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 is scheduled to reopen in 2013.

Glenburgie 10 yr   7.95
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   6.99
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  11.99
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 bourbony 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   9.99
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 Notes Appearance: 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  11.99
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   13.99  48% abv
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. RichOloroso sherry and candied orange segements. 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 - cinnamoon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins and a long and lasting finish.

Glenfarclas 10 yr   7.95
Colour straw, sweet with a touch of coffee, malty, rich spicy, long finish with a great character delicately light, sweet and malty dram leaving a long slightly spicy finish. Always impeccably well-made, this is a whisky that always delivers in quality.

Glenfarclas 12 yr   7.95
This is classic Speyside single malt. The distillery is located 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   8.99
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   12.99
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          14.99
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         19.95
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       39.95
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.  9.95
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

Glenfiddich 12 yr   5.95
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 15 yr      6.95
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 15 yr Distillers Edition 10.95  51% abv
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 14.95 51% abv
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      8.95
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   18.95
This whisky has been traditionally aged in Rum Casks from Cuba Nose: 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

Glenfiddich 30 yr     26.95
Sweet hints of beeswax, white chocolate, hint of ginger, Applewood flavours.This is as good as whisky gets. “Pears in Cream” according to Michael Jackson. Luxurious. I wish I could afford to sip on this one all the time. Never let be said that Glenfiddich is common whisky. This is a great whisky.

Glenlivet 12 yr   5.95
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   6.95
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   8.95       55.1% abv
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 18 yr 8.95 43%abv
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   16.95   43% abv
Official Tasting Notes Colour 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. Luscious barley sugar aromas. 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 59.99  43% abv
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 69.99 57.5 % abv
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 69.99 50.7% abv Helios Single Cask Edition,
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

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 crème brulee and forest fruits.

Glenrothes Select Reserve 7.95
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 MacPhail’s Collection 30 yr   24.99
Gordon & MacPhail Tasting Notes Nose: Sweet with malty notes and some wood oil aromas.
Taste: Initially cereal flavours followed by hints of chocolate and smoke. Diluted Nose: 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.

Imperial Gordon and MacPhail Bottling 1993   11.99
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 Notes Nose: 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.

Knockando 25 yr      24.99
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 casks Official 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. Bitter-tinged traces of crystalline sugar, creamy wood oil. 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 30 yr 54.9% abv    24.95  
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        10.95
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.

Longmorn 16 yr  48% abv     8.95
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 a well-managed bourbon cask maturation. Tasted by Martine Nouet

Mortlach 15 yr  9.95
A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of this Classic Speysider from Dufftown. Nose, sherry red ripe fruit.  Palate, sweetish and creamy, winey. Finish, cherry brandy, huge fruit

Mortlach 16 yr Flora & Fauna   19.95
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

Mortlach 20 yr 1983 (Douglas Laing Bottling) 50% abv.  18.95
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 flavour

Mortlach 32 yr 50.1% abv.  49.95
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   8.95
Nose, fresh clean with hints of lemony fruitiness, pale gold in colour. Taste, delicate fruity flavour, with dry warm, peaty finish

Speyburn Bradan Orach   6.99
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  14.95
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 

Speymalt 1988   12.95
A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of The Macallan. Hints of spicy ginger and vanilla. A chewy, slightly nutty mouthfeel. The finish is long and sweet

Strathisla 12 yr  6.95
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 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

Tamdhu MacPhail’s Collection 8 yr   6.95
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   6.95
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

The Macallan 10 yr   9.95
Buttery, honeyish on the nose.  Palate, sweet nutty and spicy, lots of sherry.  Finish, ginger, wood spices. Lots of character for such a young whisky

The Macallan 12 yr   8.95
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

The Macallan 18 yr      19.95
Nose dried fruits and ginger. Palate, cloves, dried fruits, orange and wood smoke.  Finish sweet toffee dried fruits, ginger and wood smoke

The Macallan 25 yr   119.95
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   abv 58.4%         9.95
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.

The Macallan 10 yr Fine Oak          7.95
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   9.95
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. Will soon disappear in Canada and be replaced by The Macallan Gold later this year

The Singleton of Glendullan    5.95  
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   8.95
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 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.

Bowmore Tempest 10 yr Batch 1 9.95    
A new cask strength 10 year 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 12 yr   6.95
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 15 yr   9.95
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 Laimrig 15 yr   10.99
Scottish Gaelic for 'pier', Laimrig celebrates Bowmore's ancient stone pier where the distillery's barley would once have been unloaded and our celebrated Single Malt first set sail for the four corners of the world. Finished in the finest Spanish sherry butts, our cask strength, non-chill filtered Bowmore Laimrig has a rich, dark character and colour. sweet dark sherry, figs and cocoa balanced with smoky peatiness and a salty tang. Sip a rich combination of chocolate, sherry, raisins and smoke. Savour the long and lingering finish.

Bowmore 18 yr          14.95
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 incredibly complex. Savour every drop.

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     9.99
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. Finish Rich dried fruit with butterscotch, chocolate sweetness and growing toastiness. No longer available and very difficult to find

Bruichladdich Links 15 yr        14.95
This 15 year old features a golf themed label with a painting of Valhalla by the famed golf artist Graeme W. Baxter. Partly matured in Chateau Climens Sauternes casks, this is limited to 18,000 bottles and is described as having apricot, pineapple and honey flavours. Nose: Light, fruity, stone fruits, particularly nectarine and white peach. Oaky vanilla, buttery. Exotic fruit. Palate: Balanced, honeyed. Custard, tropical fruit, heather. Finish: Good length, warmth, more fruit.

Bruichladdich Laddie   7.99
Nose gentle at first then reveals rich dried fruits, honey and some very vague hints of tobacco and varnish. The Palate 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 Port Charlotte   10.99
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. At this point the palate surrenders to seduction by the most handsome spirit it has ever encountered. Finish: As you near your journey’s end, you will notice there is a 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.

Bruichladdich Rocks   9.95
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 Rocks Newer version   9.95
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 Octomore Comus 4.2 Chateau D’ Yquem abv 61%             19.99
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. And so the dance goes on but where is the french beauty? She waits patiently on the fringes then at exactly the right moment she makes her entrance from the epicentre of the spirit bringing aromatics and flavour the young ileach could only dream about. 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. The smoke is the perfect foil for the sauterne; this is bruichladdich at its best, walking on the wild side, bringing pleasure and excitement to those who have that sense of adventure and passion that comes only from people who are totally committed to tradition, yet fearless in their search for the ultimate dram. 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.

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, carmelized entry with more fruity wine notes to start. These transition 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   8.99
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   10.99 46.3% abv
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   29.99 46.3% abv
Official Tasting Notes This 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   89.99 43% abv
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   12.95
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.  One of the most approachable Islay malts.

Caol Ila Distillers Edition    14.99
The nose is peaty, hints of dried fruit and nuts tend to emerge .The Palate  is 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 Connoisseurs Choice 1997             9.99
Nose: Oily with hints of kippers and creosote. Cereal notes with rounding sweet, medicinal elements. Palate: Sweet and medicinal with some floral/birch wood flavours. The smoky/peaty notes begin to build up.

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.  Charred newspaper and aniseed balls.  Red berry notes.  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.  So savoury, great to enjoy with juicy meats (sausage, kebab).  Finish, warming, chargrilled fennel with lashings of peppery olive oil.  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   9.99
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 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   10.99
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   25.95
Phenol, tar sulphur on the nose, palate, peppermint sweetness and grassy, burning peat, finish, long, chocolaty, round dry long.  Hard to find.

Laphroaig 18 yr        15.95
Newly released to replace the coveted 15 yr old. 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 Cairdeas   13.95
Every year, Laphroaig makes its Feis Ile (Islay Whisky Festival held annually in May) bottling available for the Friends of Laphroaig. This year’s release is tagged “Master Edition” because it’s created by the Master blender Robert Hicks. The recipe is 50% of bourbon hogsheads (11 years old) and 50% of first fill bourbon (15, 17 and 19 years old). Colour: Bright gold Nose: Spicy smoke, bacon and seaweed, a hint of citrus fruit. Palate: Sweet peat, salt, cloves, adding water unveils mixed citrus fruit and pepper. Finish: Very long and peaty with a salty finish.

Laphroaig Cairdeas FOL( Friends of Laphroaig) Limited Edition  19.95
 
Extremely rare bottling and never available in UK shops. Color: Golden Barley Nose: Distinctly Laphroaig - iodine, peat, smoke etc. but with quite a bit of citrus (Orange & Apples) and a hint of creamy fudge. Taste: A good mixture of Laphroaig medicinal, peat, slight ginger, apples and hints of vanilla sweetness.Finish: Quite long with peat, iodine and chocolatey coffee.Bottled at 51.2% abv and non-chill filtered

Laphroaig Quarter Cask   7.95
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?

Port Ellen 25 yr          29.95
Port Ellen distillery closed in 1983, a rare opportunity to sample a classic Islay. Distilled in 1978, and one of only 5100 bottled in 2004. The abv is 56.2 % cask strength. This is a distillery bottling not an independent. Nose, citrus fruits (lemon), iodine and peat with a background of smoke. Taste complex, between peat smoke and hazelnuts, hints of chocolate.  Finish hints of dried fruits and spices long and rewarding

McClelland’s Islay Malt        4.99
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   5.95
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.  The packaging and entry-level price of the malt are targeted at younger arrivals to the malt scene, with the emphasis on the malt's peaty characteristics.  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!

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whisky and
car keys to teenage boys.” PJ O’Rourke (writer)

Isle of Jura Whisky

Isle of Jura 10 yr 7.99
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 Superstition 9.99
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 14.99 46%abv
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.

Highland Whiskies

Aberfeldy 12 Yr   5.95
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   22.99
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

Balblair 16 yr     12.95
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 in Canada except here at the Rogue.

Balblair 1975      34.95  
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 1989    12.99
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 1997   8.99
Hints of oak, spice and raisin combine with the sweetness of vanilla to create a long-lingering, creamy smooth finish on the palate.

Balblair 2000   8.99
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   8.99
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) 29.99
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 Heart of Speyside   7.99
Nose, fresh heather, fruit, nuts, oak wood and honey. Palate  Fruits, honey and spicy notes behind a mellow oak backdrop. Quite fresh and lively

BenRiach Curiositas 10 yr   8.99
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 7.99
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          12.99
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             12.99
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 14.95
Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Aged 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 15 yr Rum Cask Finish   14.95
Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Dark Rum barrels, sourced from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. During this second period of maturation the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Dark Rum barrel. Nose Fantastic interaction between toffee, spices, cinnamon and sultana, with a rich backdrop of rum. Colour Light gold. Taste Toffee, cinnamon, apricots, rosehips and chocolate, with an avalanche of rum and sultanas in the finish.

BenRiach 16 yr Sauternes Cask Finish   10.99
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   12.95
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 20 yr     17.95
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”    17.95
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 30yr                 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   12.95
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

Dalwhinnie 15 yr   6.95
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 1990   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   9.95
Pale straw, cerealy, aroma of chocolate, smooth, long finish with a touch of honey

Drumguish   4.95
A new whisky from the Speyside Distillery, light flavour, full medium finish

Glenburgie    7.95
The little seen workhorse malt for the Ballantine's blends. Fruity with hints of citrus and mulled fruit, with sweet, creamy elements. Touch of toasted malt Finish Fruit - grapefruit skins with toffee fudge aromas First fill Sherry butts and Sherry hogsheads

Glencadam Portwood Finish 12yr    9.95
A limited batch of the new Glencadam 12 Year Old finished for 20 months in Port Pipes. Official Tasting Notes 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 15 yr    9.95
Nose is powerful, spicy, pencil shavings, big Palate toffee, raisins oaky soft coconut finish is big rummy medicinal very nice dram

Glengoyne 17yr         43%abv          12.99
Official Tasting Notes Appearance: Medium golden, clear and bright. Nose: Soft, mature, mellow oak and apple fruitiness. Palate: Rich, full oak and fruit, very long, rich finish Scotland's top Master Blenders awarded Glengoyne 17 Year Old a Gold Medal in 2001 - a lovely rich, sherried whisky

Glengoyne 21yr         43%abv          16.99
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.

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   6.95   (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.

Glenmorangie 10 yr   29.95    (Old expression)
A smooth, medium bodied whisky, delicate, slightly sweet nose, honey notes warm, dry finish One of Scotland’s best sellers and for good reason!

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, then 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 woodsmoke Finish: Lingering and enticing with the subtle sweetness of dried fruit and nutty dryness of sherry

Glenmorangie Port Wood   12.99
A sweet nose with minty notes and dry smooth taste. The port flavours coming on the end
No longer available but we have some!

Glenmorangie Burgundy Wood   12.99
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   12.99
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 7.95
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         7.95
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      9.99
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 39.95    46%abv
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. "I'm surprised we haven't had any comments from our distillery visitors," Dr Lumsden says. 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.

Glentromie 12 yr   6.95
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   7.95
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.

Lochside 1991    9.95
A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of this extremely rare single malt. The distillery has long been closed and no chance of reopening Colour - Light gold. Tasting notes, Sweet, scented, hint of camphor and a toasted maltiness. Sweet and spicy, malty notes

McClelland’s Highland Malt            6.95
Nose, Sandal and cedar wood with butter creams and fresh vanilla Palate, well balanced gooseberries and a hint of lime finish is pleasantly smooth and mouth filling aftertaste

North Port Brechin 28 yr   39.95
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 14 yr     11.95
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 1984   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 12 yr   7.99
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   21.95
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 Lochnagar Distiller’s Edition 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   7.95 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   8.95 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 Cigar Malt 15.99 44% abv
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 by rich mango, crushed pear and kiwi fruits. An aftertaste of unsurpassed elegance. Matured 70% Oloroso Sherry Wood; 30% Bourbon American White Oak.

Tomintoul 10 yr   6.95
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        8.99
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   7.99 
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 16 yr    8.99
This great all-rounder lends its self to be drunk at any time of the day. It is crisp with hints of juicy barley and wonderfully impressive array of sweet tones. Awards: Gold Medal 2008 @ The International Wine & Spirits competition Distinction award@2006 Scottish Field Whisky Merchants" Official Tasting Notes: Colour: Amber Nose: Rounded softness, hints of hazelnut & candied peel Taste: Full flavour nutty with spicy overtones Finish : Very long & gentle

Tomintoul Peat     8.95
Colour, rich gold, nose, heathery smoke with floral tones Palate, gentle peat reek or smoke with hints of nuttiness finish lingering smoke and peat touch of sweetness

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   6.99
Full-bodied with a sweet well rounded flavour, with a grapey note

Tullibardine 1988   8.95
A new bottling by the new owners after the distillery re-opened in 2003. 46% abv

Tullibardine 1993   8.95
Light and fairly sweet, hints of ginger, quite easy to drink.  Finish is medium long

 

“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 12 yr   6.99
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.    Tasted by Michael Jackson

Highland Park 15 yr    7.99
Sweet burning heather is the trademark of this exceptional 12 year old from Orkney. For a long time this was colour adjusted, but happily it is natural colour now. Rum truffles, hints of dried apricots and lots of cinnamon. A charmer, a well-balanced dram."

Highland Park 18 yr   9.99
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. o. 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   19.95
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. Finish Lemon, honey, roses. Fragrant, smooth. Balancing dryness. M Jackson notes

Highland Park 30 yr   59.95
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

Highland Park “Thor” 16 yr 29.99 abv 52.1%
The Valhalla Collection. 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, dark but sweet liquorice root note kicks in.

Scapa 1993   8.95
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.

Scapa 14 yr    18.95
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    12.95
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

Campbeltown Whiskies

Springbank 10 yr   9.95
This is one of the very few Campbeltown distilleries still in operation. Unique. Nose of zest of lemon, sea salt, loads of flavour and rich, long finish

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 Malt     6.95
A new whisky from the Isle of Arran distillery. Light, vanilla notes sweet, hints of peat

Arran Burns Edition   6.95
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   6.95
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 Malt 14 yr   8.95    
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 Machrie Moor   8.95 
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 Amarone Cask Finish   8.95 
Official Tasting Notes   Colour: Burnished Copper
Nose: Poached pears and honey followed by toasted almonds and a subtle touch of cranberry. With water a coffee note appears together with chocolate orange and mellow butterscotch. Palate: Dark chocolate, cherry and Turkish delights are evident as are stewed fruits and toffee. Muscular notes of dark plum wrestle with bitter-sweet apricots and a hint of cinnamon. Finish: A well-balanced combination of the finesse of The Arran Malt and the restrained fruit and oak from the Amarone casks. Concentrated and elegant this malt delivers on all levels.

Arran Sauternes Cask Finish          8.99 
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.

Isle of Skye Whiskies

Talisker 10 yr   7.95
Official Tasting Notes Appearance: 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    10.95
Toffee, bitter chocolate on the nose, toasty, powerful salt with a peat and sherry finish. A wonderful whisky

Talisker 25 yr     26.95
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   14.99
Distillery-bottled cask strength Talisker, 57º 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!! 

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

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whisky is barely enough” - Mark Twain (writer) 

Lowland Whiskies

Auchentoshan 10 yr   7.95
Nose of lemon grass, linseed oil, vanilla, zest of lemon.  Finish vanilla, hints of perfume, long unfortunately it is now unavailable and discontinued. But the Rogue still has lots.

Auchentoshan 12 yr   7.95
Newly released to replace the 10 yr old Auchie as it’s called in Scotland has had rave reviews from the critics

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

A great lowland whisky. Nose soft green fruit with mint, fresh barley.  Palate, sweet chocolate and mint with oak and honey.  Finish, long soft and warm.  No longer available
around the globe

Auchentoshan Three Wood   8.99
Voted one of the best new whiskies in Scotland in 2005. Aged in ex- bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Jimenez Fino sherry casks. Nose of rich red stewed fruits, treacle, raisins

Auchentoshan Valinch  10.99 abv 57.5%
The Valinch of 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. Like its sister malt Classic, Auchentoshan Valinch has now received a Kosher endorsment. 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 pinapple. Finish: Fresh as a spring morning and leaves you wanting another one. You were warned.

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. Diluted Nose: 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   7.99
Nose, grassy, sweet, very clean. Palate, spicy, cinnamon, ginger, with a dryish finish
No longer available in New Brunswick

Glenkinchie 12 yr   9.99
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 1988   8.99
Sweet, soft, slightly oily, nutty, cooked fruits, rum butter finish, touch of sherry

Glen Flagler 1973 30 yr   99.95
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 8.99  abv40%
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 16 yr   10.99
A lowland distillery long closed. This is a very rare whisky, nose light floral, grass-like, apple, taste, light, red currants, add very little water. Finish very light

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.

Isle of Mull Whiskies

Tobermory - no age statement   8.95
Pale golden, woody with a slight greenness, oaky, greenish, and smoky at the end

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 Tasting Notes 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    11.99
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: Tantalisingly 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   19.99 46.3% abv
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

Oak Cross No age statement, but it is approx. 10 yrs old   6.95
Cloves and vanilla, sweet maltiness, sweet fruit characteristics long finish

Peat Monster   5.95
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   8.95
A lovely vatted malt with true Island character, peat and smoke with a long finish

Poit Dhubh 12 yr   9.95
Amber yellow highlights, slightly green fruit, rich, lightly peated, dry, long and smoky finish

Poit Dhubh 21 yr   18.99
A luxurious whisky from the Isle of Skye. Glorious! You must try this one once and you will be back.  Talisker and Glenfarclas carry the load in this one

Six Isles Malt   5.95
A classic combination of six Western Isles whiskies located off Scotland’s West Coast. Smoky, peaty and rich

Johnnie Walker "Green"   9.99
A Johnnie now very hard to find in Canada, made up of Cragganmore, Talisker, Linkwood and Caol Ila. Very rich.

Famous Grouse 12 yr         5.95
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.

Famous Grouse 18 yr      9.99
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   24.95
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.

The Spice Tree   5.95 
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% not chill filtered, natural colour. (Distillers Notes)

Sheep Dip   6.99    
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   9.99
Light, clean smooth whisky with a gentle hint of vanilla and lemon zest

Black Barrel Single Grain   10.99
A light sweet whisky, with a grassy, vanilla palate and light grain malt flavours

Blended (Vatted) Grain Whisky

Hedonism No Age Statement   8.95
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

Cutty Sark Tam O’ Shanter 25 yr  69.99  46.5 abv
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 and texture envelop your tongue, powerfully tantalising 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.

Johnnie Walker "Blue” 18.95
A super deluxe blend made with over 50 different whiskies, most over 50 years old, and a rare treat. You must try this once.

Chivas Regal 18 yr   11.99
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 yrs   19.95
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.

Deluxe Scotch Whiskies

Chivas Regal 12   6.95

Dewar’s Special Reserve 12 yr     6.95

Famous Grouse Gold Reserve    14.95
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”        19.95

Johnnie Walker "Black” 12yr 6 .95
One of the World’s greatest blends in MHO

Johnnie Walker "Gold"   10.95
An exclusive blend of aged whiskies with a complex character, rich finish

Johnnie Walker "Platinum"   16.95
An exclusive blend of aged whiskies with a complex character, rich finish

Asyla   7.95
Smoky characteristics of the Islay whiskies

Chivas Revolve   11.99
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     4.95

Bell’s "Extra" Special    4.95

Black & White Scotch   4.95

Catto’s Rare Old    4.95

Cutty Sark 4.95

Dewar’s White Label   4.95

The Famous Grouse   4.95

Gordon Highlanders   16.95

Grand Macnish 12 yrs   6.95

Grant's Ale Cask   5.95

Grant's Family Reserve   4.95

Grant's Sherry Cask   4.95

Islay Mist 17 yrs        8.95

Islay Mist 12 yrs   6.95

Islay Mist 8 yrs   4.95

J & B Rare   4.95

Johnnie Walker "Red"   4.95

Lauders   4.95

Mac Na Mara   4.99

Naked Grouse 7.95

Saint Andrew’s Deluxe         9.99

Te Bheag (means little Lady in Gaelic)   9.99

Teacher's Highland Cream   4.99
A great blend, contains lots of malt, great value

Whyte & Mackay   4.99

The Famous Grouse Black Grouse       5.95
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.

Nova Scotia Single Malt Whiskies

Kenloch   19.95
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

Japanese Whisky

Yamazaki 12 yr 7.95
12 year old malt whisky from the first whisky distillery to be built in Japan. A sweet - full bodied and distinctively woody whisky

Yamazaki 18 yr    14.95
Nose: Black cherries, sherry, tarragon, a little rubbery and pink grapefruits.
Palate: Dry sherry, raisins, grapefruit, and malty. A bark-like dry finish.
Overall: Another excellent whisky. Better without water! This is a great dram!
Japanese whiskies are all the rage and I have been shouting about them for a long time. Delighted that we managed to get this in for the NB Spirit Festival 2009
Irish Whiskey

Black Bush   6.95
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.

Bushmills Original   5.95
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

Bushmills 10 yr   6.95
Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes
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.

Jameson Irish               5.95
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   6.95
Official Tasting Notes Nose: Warm, spicy, assertively complex. Taste: Sherry richness, nutty flavour, mild woody undertones. Finish: Rich and lasting

Jameson 18 yr 12.95
This is the Master Blender's special selection of old Irish whiskey from hand-picked casks.

Jameson Gold 9.99   
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 Notes Nose: 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  10.99   
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 14.99     
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 potstill 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.

 Kilbeggan 15 yr   14.99 
A limited edition bottling of Irish whisky, bottled to celebrate the re-opening of Kilbeggan Distillery (Ireland's smallest and newest distillery). This is a bottling of spirit from Cooley Distillery and is limited to 1,000 bottles (a very attractive, heavy, etched bottle it is too). Official Tasting Notes Nose: Creamy and spicy followed by succulent honey sweetness. Taste: Sweet fruits and vanilla tones compliment the rich malt flavour. Finish: Hints of toffee emerge in the long oaky finish

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

Tullamore Dew   5.95
Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes Nose: 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 clone.

Redbreast 12 yr         10.99
'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. Palate Thick texture, floral and creamy with burnt ginger cake Finish: Rich and complex but still easy-drinking…“Classy”.

Connemara Single Malt   6.95
Distiller's Tasting Notes Nose: Smokey peatiness balanced by heather floralness with hints of honey and oak. Taste: Silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by more complex aromas of malt and fruit giving way to the intensifying full bodied peat. A well-balanced yet complex taste with vanilla oak notes. Finish: A long and glorious finish with golden honey notes and deep peat spreading across the mouth and palate. Hints of chocolate vanilla and oak

Connemara 12 Yr   8.95 
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 9.95 
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   9.95 
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 9.95  
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 9.95 
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.

Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Greenore Single Grain    7.95  
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

Welsh Whisky
Penderyn Madeira Finish 46%abv 11.95  
Penderyn was 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

Canadian Whiskies

Alberta Premium   4.99
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. 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   5.95
Iconic whisky around the globe

Canadian Club Reserve 10 yr          6.99
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            7.99 
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           6.99
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    6.99
Rich and very fruity– from raisins to peaches to berries. Sweet hot tobacco, black tea, pencil shavings, pepper and baking spices. Fruity & Spicy Notes from Canadianwhisky.org

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          8.99
Rich, complex as a pure corn whisky can get  hints of  citric elements, flowers, spices, fresh-cut wood, and hot pepper. Soft, rich & Oaky.

Crown Royal   5.95
Nose complex hints of ginger, cloves, pepper, cedar fresh prunes. Palate Caramel, vanilla, and citrus .Finish Rich & oaky.

Crown Royal Maple Finish   6.95

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   6.95
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 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.

Canadian Club Sherry Cask 41.3% abv.   6.95
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 6.99
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

Forty Creek Barrel Select   5.95
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   8.95
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 John’s Private Cask No.1       8.99
Bursting gingery spice bombs, dark fruits, clean sweet wood, and crème caramel. A spice “Monster.” Sultry fruits and dusky rye spices like fireworks in an ancient muggy rainforest. Spicy, Canadianwhisky.org This is limited to 9000 bottles only

Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve 8.99
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.

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 fine anywhere

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 18 yr   8.95
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 thr Grey Cup Limited Edition Maple Finish 6.99
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 maple

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

Spicebox 5.99
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

Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky 6.99

Wiser's Deluxe           5.95

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 Small Batch    4.95

Wiser’s Special Blend           5.95

Wiser’s  Spiced Vanilla        5.95

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        5.25

Arran Gold Cream          5.95

Drambuie                          5.95

Irish Mist                          4.95

Old Pulteney Liqueur     5.95

Glayva                              5.95

Forty Creek Cream        5.95

Drambuie 15 yr               9.95

American Whiskey

Bakers Bourbon 7      6.95

Basil Haydens 8         6.95

Blanton’s Special Reserve 9.99

Blanton’s Bourbon    6.95

Bookers True Barrel    6.99

Bulleit Frontier Bourbon    6.95

Buffalo Trace 6.95

Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 yr 9.99

Elijah Craig 12 yr 6.99

Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon 5.99

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 12.99

Gentleman Jack   6.95

Jack Daniels   4.95

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey 4.99

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel 25 yr   9.99

Jim Beam   4.95

Jim Beam Black Label   5.95

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut 7.99

Knob Creek Small Batch 9   5.95

Maker’s Mark 5.95

Maker’s Mark 46      8.99 
Nose Pleasant, 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

Red Stag Bourbon 5.95

Rittenhouse Rye 5.95

Wild Turkey   4.95

Wild Turkey 81 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon 9.99 

Woodford Reserve   6.95

Beer Aged in Whisky Casks

Innes and Gunn 6.6% abv.     7.25
Aged for 77 days in oak whisky barrels. This honey hued beer was the supreme champion at the International Beer Competition in 2004.

Glassware for Whisky

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