DELUXE TASTING PACKS

WHISKY OF THE WORLD

Green Spot Chateau Montelena Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Green Spot launched a range of wood finishes in 2015 with a whisky part matured in x Chateau Leoville Barton barrels (ex-Bordeaux barrels from the namesake winery). This Chateau Montelena brings together Irish traditions from both County Cork and the Napa Valley of California. An Irishman by the name of Barrett purchased the struggling Chateau Montelena winery in the 1970s, hence the association. Distilled from malted and unmalted barley, it's composed of whiskeys that are 7 to 10 years old, aged an additional twelve months in French oak Zinfandel casks from Chateau Montelena.

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Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon Whiskey

Johnny Drum Private Stock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the premium offering from the Johnny Drum range. Bottled at 101 proof, this big bold bourbon is a terrific rich, mellow old-school sour mash bourbon produced in very limited quantities to a method unchanged in five generations of quality distilling. At cask strength , this is the flagship from the Johnny Drum range of handmade bourbons, produced in small batches at Willett Distillery. NAS but approximatively 8 years old.

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Warenghem Distillery Armorik Double Maturation Single Malt French Whisky

Armorik’s double maturation takes a different approach to your standard modern whiskies. Where bourbon barrels are often the base of scotch, the double maturation favours local French grown virgin oak casks before finishing the dram in a more traditional sherry. The result is phenomenal and certainly unique.

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Cotswolds Founder's Choice Cask Strength English Single Malt Whisky 

This release sees Cotswolds' creamy, fruity new-make filled into American oak STR barriques for just over three years. The Master Blender selected nine for the final cut. The inaugural batch was dedicated to industry legend, Dr. Jim Swan, who encouraged Cotswolds to shave, toast, and re-char red wine barriques. Subsequent batches have followed. The highly active casks were finally disgorged and bottled at natural cask strength, non-chill filtered and with no added colouring. 

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SCOTCH Malts

Gordon & Macphail Distillery Labels Mortlach 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A well-balanced and nuanced Mortlach, selected and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of the Distillery Labels range. Rather than the full-on sherry monsters that Mortlach is better known for, this is a more complex take, with restrained sherry-cask notes and lots of Mortlach's rich and malty character. If you're a sherry fan, don't worry: there's still lots of rich fruit and raisins here, tempered by a touch of sultana and vanilla.

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Dalmore 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Time, different cask types, varying sizes, and warehouse conditions can all influence the maturity of a single malt. For this Dalmore, 13 years in American Bourbon Casks and then a year split between Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso sherry butts from Jerez de la Frontera have been elemental. And to achieve this extra layer of complexity, they marry these liquids together in a sherry butt for one final year. The redolence of these vessels delivers the perfect balance between spirit, wood and maturity.

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Tobermory 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tobermory 12 year old is the truest expression of our Hebridean home and surprisingly simple. They use the best non-peated barley, water from our private source and distil to tried and tested methods that allow the essence of our home on the Isle of Mull to show.

Aged in American oak casks for 12 years. Tobermory 12 has colourful palette of vibrant fruit and spice with a subtle saltiness reflective of our harbour waters at Tobermory.

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Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Gaelic for ‘peat stack’, this malt has strong influences of peat and sea salt.  Burning grass, hay and sweet herbs burst into flavours of nuts, white pepper, seaweed and sea salt to give an intense smoky and spicy whisky.

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AUSTRALIAN WHISKY

Headlands Apera Cask Single Malt Whisky (NSW)

Distilled in 2016 and bottled in 2021. The first release sold out rapidly, with the second and third releases a step above! Batch 2 won the silver medal at the 2021 London Spirits Competition.

Marmalade and dried fruit peel combine with hints of walnuts, complex toasted oak, baked pears and vanilla in this Australian whisky. It has been finished in oak casks that were seasoned with 18 year old Seppeltsfield Rare Rich Apera. Made from Palomino and Grenache grapes grown in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, this is the Australian equivalent of Spanish Oloroso Sherry.

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The Lark Distillery Classic Cask Single Malt Australian Whisky (TAS)

Handcrafted at our Coal Valley Distillery, Classic Cask 43% is a true labour of love from the second it leaves our stills to the moment the cork is popped. It features the citrus and butterscotch of the Lark house style with a hint of Tasmanian peat. A great balance of sweet, spicy and savoury elements make this the perfect dram for whisky-lovers at all stages of their whisky-drinking journey.

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Chief's Son The Tanist Single Malt Australian Whisky (VIC)

This extraordinarily smooth, sweet, yet rich whisky is forged by a long marriage of spirit in ‘double wood’, essentially using two types of oak barrels to mature the spirit. The early smooth honey, sweet vanilla and citrus character is derived from the harder American oak, whilst the bold rich flavours of stone fruits, dark toffees and old sherry come from the lush French oak casks. The rich, oily malts create a honey-like mouthfeel and a beautifully long finish.

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5 Nines Distilling Vatted VR001 Single Malt Australian Whisky (SA)

This lightly peated, vatted release is a marriage of 4 x 100 litre American oak casks (5ND028, 5ND050, 5ND053, 5ND119) with the cask provenance from Old Forester Bourbon and ex Scotch whisky, all with medium char. 5Nines whisky is never chill filtered or flocked to ensure a true depth of flavour.

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JAPANESE MALTS

White Oak Eigashima Sherry Cask Finish Blended Japanese Whisky

This Eigashima Blended Sherry Cask Finish whisky is a brilliant new release from the Akashi White Oak distillery that was created from their own single malt and imported grain before being matured in bourbon barrels and finished in sherry barrels. It’s a smooth and delicious whisky that brings lots of oak, rich fruits and a range of intriguing spices. 

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Togouchi whisky Sake Cask Finish

In the oak casks used for aging white wines in Japanese wineries, we matured Sake (junmai-shu) brewed by us and then used the Sake Cask to wood finish for Togouchi whisky. With a light fruit scent and a moderate acidity derived from white wine and Sake, a sweetness like brown sugar derived from the wood finish, the harmony of sweet taste with the mellow fruity aroma is enjoyable.

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Tokinoka Black Japanese Whisky

Made from 50% malt whisky and 50% grain whisky aged in 3 different types of casks (Bourbon, Xeres and new oak), this version richer in malt presents a very nice roundness in the mouth and combines at the same time a spicy and creamy sharp side, with a soft and vanilla finish characteristic of Tokinoka.

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Yamazakura Blended Japanese Whisky

Yamazakura is a new release from Sasanokawa distillery, dating back to 1765 with recognised sake and schochu. Based in the city of Koriyama Sasanokawa expanded into whisky in the 1940s. This represents a high-end complement to their entry level whisky range ('Yama' means 'mountain' and 'Sakura' means cherry tree, hence the beautiful label design). This blend is composed of four malt whiskies and one grain whisky. Orange blossoms on the nose, followed by oak, caramel, and fresh orchard fruit on the palate.

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WHISKY DE FRANCE

Warenghem Distillery Armorik Double Maturation Single Malt French Whisky

Armorik’s double maturation takes a different approach to your standard modern whiskies. Where bourbon barrels are often the base of scotch, the double maturation favours local French grown virgin oak casks before finishing the dram in a more traditional sherry. The result is phenomenal and certainly unique.

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Michel Couvreur Overaged Single Malt Whisky

Courveur's "Scotch" starts out in Scotland as bulk a.k.a.“clearach” (a high proof distillate) which is transferred to his humid cellar in Bouze-les-Beaune to be aged in small sherry casks that have been impregnated with 24 years ageing via traditional soleras.

Overaged Malt Whisky is a vatting of single malts aged between 12 and 27 years in oak casks and resulting from a cognac (double) distillation method with a mash exclusively made of Malt (germinated barley). 

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Bertrand Uberach 5 Year Old Single Malt French Whisky

Since 1874 the Artisan Distillery Bertrand in Uberach in Alsace has been creating some of the best Eaux de Vie de Fruit (Fruit Spirits). This long experience has allowed them an unequalled ability to produce the first French Whisky in 2003.

This whisky has an aroma of fruit and floral spirits, Greengage and Cherry plum, pear followed by honeysuckle, lavender and holyberry. It has notes of caramelised Pear Tart sprinkled with cinnamon and vanilla. With passion fruit and violet on the finish.

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La Salamandre French Whisky Single Malt 8YO

A single malt entirely produced in Perigord. Aged for seven years in barrels of sweet wine at the distillery before being matured for six months in our barrels of Vieille Prune. It is made from brown and blond barley Whiskey La Salamandre can be enjoyed both as an aperitif and as a digestif. However, will favour a tasting at the end of the meal. No need to accompany your glass with ice cubes, serve it in small quantities in your glass for a better appreciation of the taste. It is also not advisable to cut our whiskey with another drink, you risk not feeling all the aromas of the refining.

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