With over 130 distilleries across five different whisky regions, the choice of whisky in Scotland is endless. Each whisky is packed with a unique array of flavours which create its individual character to be enjoyed across the globe by Scotch enthusiasts. Why not bring a little bit of Scotland into your home to discover the different flavours in each sip?
To help you choose between the endless selection of this world-renowned golden spirit, here are our team’s favourite whiskies:
Packed with flavour from its time in the three most traditional types of cask – first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry – this Speyside whisky is smooth and sweet, with notes of dried fruit and oak, delicately combined with vanilla and cinnamon.
Chris’ favourite place to enjoy it: Over an evening campfire.
This rich and full-bodied Islay whisky is matured in Bourbon and Sherry Casks to create a delicately balanced deep golden spirit. Its nutty flavours enhanced by a sweet touch of vanilla and caramel, and a slight hint of smoke, combine in a beautifully rich and complex whisky.
Ema’s favourite place to enjoy it: Looking out to sea at sunset on the West Coast of Scotland.
An elegant Highland whisky with a warm and complex character resulting from its time in double fired American oak casks and ex-bourbon casks. Notes of orange and ground spices intricately balanced with the sweetness of honey and a creamy finish with hints of vanilla and leather.
William’s favourite place to enjoy it: From a hip flask while waiting for the turning tide to bring the sea birds closer to the hide.
This deep, dry and peaty whisky is characteristic of southern Islay. Packed with flavours taken from its surroundings, its peat smoke and seaweed finish will transport you to the Scottish islands, while its rich sweetness and touches of wood will remind you of a warming fire.
Euan’s favourite place to enjoy it: By the fire after a cold winter’s day.
With our extensive experience of the Whisky industry and as members of the Malt Whisky Society, we know the hidden gems around Scotland.
There are a number of private and family run distilleries that produce some of the finest drams of our nation's golden spirit but have been keep secret to the rest of the World, much like that 40 year-old single malt that you keep stashed behind the bookshelf for "special occasions only".
Why not join the locals to experience the true traditions and tastes of Scottish Whisky?
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