ABERLOUR- SPEYSIDE, CHARLESTOWN OF ABERLOUR
A distillery located in the small village of Aberlour, Strath Spey. Although it’s labeling states that it was founded in 1879, it was actually first opened in 1826.
A’BUNADH BATCH 50 59.6%… $18.00
This dram is aged in Oloroso sherry butts, big, rich and full of fruit and nut flavours.
Nose: Allspice, praline and spiced orange.
Palate: Orange, black cherries, and ginger with dark bitter chocolate.
Finish: Robust, with notes of exotic spices, dark chocolate and oak.
In early 1892 work began to convert an eighteenth century mansion (Balvenie New House) into a distillery. The building took fifteen months to complete and on May 1, 1893, the first distillation took place at the Balvenie Distillery.
CARIBBEAN CASK AGED 14 YEARS 43% …$20.00
Aged in traditional oak cask for a fourteen year period, then “finished” in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. Rich, sweet and creamy toffee.
Nose: Rich notes of tropical fruits and creamy toffee
Palate: Sweet vanilla with notes of orange, apple and mango
Finish: Lingering vanilla character
DOUBLEWOOD AGED 17 YEARS 43% …$20.00
Aged in American oak then finished off in European sherry oak casks. This dram is rich and complex with notes of honey, green apple, vanilla and creamy toffee.
Nose: Oak, vanilla and honeyed sweetness with hints of green apple
Palate: Sweet with dried fruits, toasted almonds and cinnamon
Finish: Vanilla oak, honey and spicy sweetness
PORTWOOD AGED 21 YEARS 47.6% …$38.00
Aged in port pipes/casks that previously held fine port wine. The port wood is non-chilled filtered displaying bold notes of fruit, raisin, honey and spice.
Nose: Fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness
Palate: Creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes
Finish: Long, gentle and nutty
MORE FROM SPEYSIDE
AUCHROISK 10 YEAR OLD 43% FLORA & FAUNA …$15.00
Tangy orange on the nose, the malt is amplified by the curious saltiness of the palate.
AULTMORE 12 YEAR OLD 46% …$13.00
A refreshing dram with plenty of vanilla, honey and citrus, alongside a touch of grassiness.
BENRIACH 15 YEAR OLD 43% …$20.00
Initially matured in American oak then finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks from southern Spain, this dram has zest citrus notes on the nose and a finish of honey and toffee.
BENRINNES 15 YEAR OLD 43%… $14.00
The only Speyside whisky to be triple distilled, this dram is slightly doughy on the nose, leading in a sweet, well rounded palate.
BENROMACH SASSICAIA WOOD FINISH. 45%… $20.00
Spending two years in Sassiacia wine casks, this dram is light with hints of vanillia and tropical fruit complimented by honey.
CARDHU 12 YEAR OLD 40% …$14.00
Sweet and rich, with apple peels and bruised pears on the nose. The palate is smooth and rounded with a gentle touch of soft peat.
CARDHU 18 YEAR OLD 40% …$25.00
A rich and complex Cardhu. Soft and approachable whilst staying true to the classic style of the distillery this dram is has rich fruits on the nose with a leather and chocolate finish.
CRAGGANMORE 12 YEAR OLD 40%… $15.00
A sherried, twelve year old malt. A well rounded representation of the Speyside region, offering a rich, slightly floral finish, with barley notes.
CRAGGANMORE DISTILLERS EDITION 40% …$17.00
This malt has been double matured in port pipes, yielding a sweet and deeply fruity flavour with smoked oak.
CRAIGELLACHIE 13 YEAR OLD 46% …$13.00
One of the three official Craigellachie bottlings released in 2014, this thirteen year old malt handsomely shows off the bold, robust character of the distilleries output. A dram that boasts oodles of dynamic fruit notes with a distinctive current of smoke running through.
DAILUAINE 16 YEAR OLD FLORA & FAUNA 43% …$16.00
This whisky has a certain period in sherry casks, producing thick fruitcake notes and winter spice. A great digestive.
SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN 59.8%… $21.00
Smooth, sweet, richly fruity and rounded with just the right balance of complexity. This dram has plenty of rich, sweet flavour and a clean finish.
GLEN ELGIN 12 YEAR OLD 43% …$12.00
Smooth and mellow, with hints of honey. A great introduction to Scotch whisky.
GLENFARCLAS 10 YEAR OLD 40%… $16.00
Delicately light, sweet and malty, leaving a long slightly spicy finish. Always impeccably well-made, this is a whisky that delivers in quality.
GLENFIDDICH 12 YEAR OLD 40% …$12.00
Aged in American and European casks, this award winning malt has flavours of honey, apple and pear.
GLENFIDDICH 15 YEAR OLD SOLERA 40% …$15.00
Matured in American oak, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak, then married into a wooden vat and constantly topped up to ensure quality. This dram has rich flavours of dark fruit, sherry oak and marzipan.
THE GLENLIVET 12 YEAR OLD 40% …$12.00
This entry-level whisky, from the famous Glenlivet distillery, is orchard fruit driven on the nose with apple, pineapple, honey and creamy citrus shine from start to finish.
GLENROTHES SELECT RESERVE 43% …$14.00
This non-aged statement release is a tremendous Speyside dram, with lots of zesty fresh fruit on the nose, with a vanilla and slight spice finish.
GLENROTHES SHERRY CASK RESERVE 40% …$15.00
Another non-aged statement whisky from Glenrothes. Distilled entirely in first filled sherry casks, this rich dram has notes of gingerbread, vanilla and crème brulee.
GLEN SPEY 12 YEAR OLD FLORA & FAUNA 43% …$14.00
The only official bottling from the Glen Spey distillery, this is a light, crisp malt with fresh and dried grass, finished off by hints of honey and fruity calvados.
KNOCKANDO 12 YEAR OLD 43%… $18.00
Rich in fruity Speyside notes alongside good helpings of golden barley and candied ginger.
LINKWOOD 12 YEAR OLD FLORA & FAUNA 43%… $16.00
Rounded yet delicate, with notes of apples and tingly spiciness. This delicious dram fills the mouth with perfume flavours.
MORTLACH 16 YEAR OLD FLORA & FAUNA 43% …$28.00
A cracking malt from a great, but relatively unknown distillery. Rich and complex with a spicy sherried character. A whisky lover’s favourite!
MORTLACH RARE & OLD 43.4% …$24.00
The first release from the new range of Mortlach single malts. This malt has come from a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks with a rich cinnamon and light spice finish.
STRATHMILL 12 YEAR OLD FLORA & FAUNA 43% …$14.00
This rare bottling, which has since been discontinued, is soft and fruity on the nose, leading a silken, smooth delivery to the palate with notes of winter spice and vanilla custard.