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OUR MALT RANGE BY FLAVOUR

Though much of whisky’s flavour comes from its contact with oak casks, and the older the whisky, the greater the cask influence. It goes without saying that there is much more to consider in choosing a whisky than simply its age. Here, we give our expert recommendations for how to make the best use of the malt whiskies you stock.

icon--fruity-spicy FRUITY & SPICY

TASTING PROFILES
MEDICINAL, DRY SMOKE PEPPERINESS TO LEAFY, STEWED FRUIT RIPENESS

Fruitiness in these whiskies comes from ingredients like lemon peel and autumn berries, whereas spice comes from cinnamon, mace or any other subtle spice. These whiskies are the yin to light and floral whiskies’ yang.

Malts
  • Dalwhinnie 15YO
  • Glenkinchie 12YO
  • Glenmorangie Original
  • Hibiki Harmony
  • Oban 14YO

icon--full-smokey FULL BODIED & SMOKY

TASTING PROFILES
PUNGENT SMOKY, PEATY RICHNESS TO DRIED FRUIT, SHERRY RICHNESS

Peat smoke joins tar, driftwood, and a cavalcade of unexpectedly delicious ingredients in these pungent, rich and almost medicinal whiskies. As warming as fruity and spicy whiskies, but in a completely different way.

Malts
  • Cragganmore 12YO
  • Highland Park 12YO
  • Highland Park 18YO
  • Lagavulin 16YO
  • Laphroaig 10YO
  • Talisker 10YO

icon--light-floral LIGHT & FLORAL

TASTING PROFILES
FRESH FRUIT, CITRUS CRISPINESS TO FLORAL, HERBAL, GRASSY FRESHNESS

Light on the palate initially, with green, almost medicinal notes giving way to something more powerful on the finish. These whiskies make for a perfect aperitif thanks to their fresh, fragrant overall profile.

Malts
  • Cardhu Gold Reserve
  • Glenfiddich Special Reserve
  • The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
  • Isle of Jura 10YO

icon--rich-rounded RICH & ROUNDED

TASTING PROFILES
NUTTY, BARLEY, BISCUITY SUBTLENESS TO SPICED, WOODY COMPLEXITY

Well rounded and full bodied, two qualities which are only bestowed upon these whiskies as the oak of the cask starts to work with the liquid contained within. Arguably for connoisseurs only.

Malts
  • The Balvenie Caribbean Cask
  • The Balvenie Doublewood
  • Glenfiddich 15YO
  • The Macallan Gold
  • The Singleton of Dufftown

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