Menu Section: Single Malt

Talisker 57 North

Talisker 57 North

57 ABV Highlands, (Isle of Skye)

Colour: Rich orange.

Nose: Seaweed, damp boathouse, Islay-like peat and seaweed.

Body: Mouth coating, oily, full.

Palate: Sweet and peaty. Very smoky, but with peach and apricot and apple pits, oily and spicy, fatter and fuller than most Taliskers, aggressive and masculine.

Finish: Long and peaty, the trademark pepper appears at the end.

Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition

Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition

40.0 ABV Eastern Highlands

Colour: rich amber, with polished copper tones.

Nose: Immediate strawberry jam, bags of jelly babies, then a rich malty heart.

Body: Medium

Palate: Oily, fruity, with a silky cereal smoothness.

Finish: Soft and biscuity, as with old fashioned fig rolls, lovely late warmth.

 

Oban 14 YO

Oban 14 YO

43.0 ABV Western Highlands

Colour: Full gold to amber

Nose: A whiff of the sea, but also a touch of fresh peat and some maltiness.

Body: Firm, smooth, and slightly viscous.

Palate: Deceptively delicate at first, perfumy, faint hint of fruity seaweed, then lightly waxy, becoming smoky, dry.

Finish: Aromatic, smooth and appetizing.

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

43.0 ABV Japan

Colour: Rich Gold

Nose: Sherry soaked plums, raisins and green apple slices, honey’d cereal, black pepper and hint of barrel char.

Palate: Espresso beans, milk chocolate, tobacco leaf and lingering sherried fruit, touch of smoke.

Finish: Elegant smoke continues, with golden barley and a final hint of coffee.

 

 

Macallan Ruby

Macallan Ruby

43.0 ABV Speyside

Colour: Amber

Nose: Cocoa, kiwi, drying sherry, bread dough, raisins.

Body: Light, oily, sharp and earthy.

Palate: Quite dry, with rich fruitcake notes, dried lemon and orange peel, touches of oak and tannin, cinnamon.

Finish: Medium, fruity, spicy and pleasant.

Macallan Amber

Macallan Amber

43.0 ABV Speyside

Colour: Amber

Nose: Cocoa, kiwi, drying sherry, bread dough, raisins.

Body: Light, oily, sharp and earthy.

Palate: Quite dry, with rich fruitcake notes, dried lemon and orange peel, touches of oak and tannin, cinnamon.

Finish: Medium, fruity, spicy and pleasant.

Ledaig 10 YO

Ledaig 10 YO

46.3 ABV Highlands, (Mull)

Colour: Lemon Gold

Nose: Soft peat, barley, and malt extract, with walnut, a hint of iodine, plus dried fruit and nuts.

Body: Medium, oily.

Palate: Lively spice and peat smoke gather above charred oak, medicinal notes, plus vanilla and black pepper.

Finish: Medium in length, slightly smoky, with cloves and brine.

Kavalan Classic

Kavalan Classic

40.0 ABV Taiwan

Colour: Lively, passionate amber

Nose: Clean, elegant, floral, fruity and seductive, with hints of honey, mango, pear, vanilla, coconut and suggestion of chocolate.

Palate: A hint of sweet mango juice with a spicy complexity and gentle warmth.

Finish: Medium, oily and citrus finish.

Highland Park 25 YO

Highland Park 25 YO

45.7 ABV Orkney
Colour: Dark red, golden, clear and bright
Nose: Soft, plump cherries, toasted walnut, crumbly pastry, and brown sugar.
Palate: Stewed fruits, sweet vanilla and some classic Orkney peat, a hint of spiciness, not too much though.
Finish: Sweet, long and delicious

Highland Park 18 YO

Highland Park 18 YO

43.0 ABV Orkney

Colour: Refractive, Pale Gold

Nose: Warm, notably flowery, heather honey, fresh oak, sap, peat, and smoky fragrance, very aromatic and appetizing.

Body: Remarkably smooth, firm and rounded.

Palate: Lightly salty, leafy, pine nuts, lots of flavour development, nuts, honey, cinnamon, and dryish ginger.

Finish: Spicy, very dry, oaky, smoky and hot.