OUR WHISKY

HIGHLANDS


The Highlands is the largest distilling area in Scotland, which makes it very difficult to give it an overall description, though they tend to be bolder than the Lowlands. The easiest way to describe Highland whisky is to split it up in to the 4 compass regions. The Northern Highlands produce big-bodied whiskies that tend to be rich with sherry and cereal, have a honeyed sweetness and have a big mouth feel. Good examples are The Dalmore and Glenmorangie. The Southern Highlands produce lighter, fruitier and drier whiskies, such as Edradour and Aberfeldy. The Eastern Highlands produce full bodied, dry and well fruited single malts, such as Ardmore and Knockdhu. The Western Highlands produce powerful, full bodied, single malts that tend to be peaty and smoky, with briny coastal character. Oban and Dalwhinnie are consistently good single malt producers.

Aberfeldy 12 | 40.0% | Bourbon & sherry casks | £4.60

AnCnoc Cutter - Disc. | 46.0% | Bourbon cask | £6.50

Balblair 12 | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon & 1st-fill Spanish oak butts | £5.70

Balblair 15 | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon & double charred american oak | £9.40

Crabbie 8 | 46.0% | Bourbon casks | £5.70

Dalmore 12 | 40.0% | Bourbon & sherry casks | £4.50

Dalmore 15 | 40.0% | Matusalem, Apostles & Amarosso sherry casks | £5.10

Dalwhinnie 15 | 43.0% | Bourbon & Oloroso sherry casks | £7.70

Dalmore Cigar Malt | 44.0% | American ex-bourbon, Matusalem olorosso & Cabernet Sauvignon casks | £10.60

Deanston 12 | 46.3% | Ex Kentucky bourbon casks | £7.80

Deanston 18 | 46.3% | Hogshead & Kentucky bourbon casks | £7.80

Edreadour 10 | 40.0% | Ex-bourbon & Olorosso sherry casks | £5.00

Glencadam 10 | 46.0% | Bourbon cask | £4.50

Glendronach cask Strength | 61.0% | Matured in Spanish oak, PX & Olorosso sherry casks | £10.80

Glendronach 12 | 43.0% | Olorosso & Pedro Ximiniex casks | £4.50

The GlenDronach 21 The Parliament | 48.0% | Oloross & Pedro Ximinez casks | £18.50

Glen Garioch 12 | 48.0% | Bourbon & Sherry casks | £6.40

Glenglassaugh Revival | 46.0% | Re-Fill Bourbon & Olorosso sherry casks | £5.10

Glengoyne 12 | 43.0% | Sherry & first-fill bourbon casks | £4.80

Glengoyne 15 | 43.0% | Bourbon & first-fill sherry casks | £7.00

Glengoyne 18 | 43.0% | Refill & 1st-fill Sherry casks | £9.70

Glengoyne Legacy Chapter 1 | 48.0% | First-fill Olorosso Casks | £7.50

Glenmorangie 10 - The Original | 40.0% | First and second fill American white oak | £4.10

Oban 14 | 43.0% | Bourbon cask | £5.80

Oban Little Bay | 43.0% | Refill American oak, European sherry oak, refill sherry casks | £7.00

Old Puletney 12 | 40.0% | Bourbon cask | £4.40

Old Pulteney 15 | 46.0% | Bourbon & Spanish oak | £7.90

Old Pulteney 18 | 46.0% | Olorosso & Pedro Ximinez casks | £8.00

Old Pulteney Navigator | 46.0% | Ex-Bourbon & Sherry casks | £5.30

Old Pulteney Huddart | 46.0% | Bourbon & Ex-Peated casks | £5.10

Royal Lochnagar 12 | 40.0% | Ex-bourbon cask | £4.30

Speyburn 15 | 46.0% | American & Spanish oak casks | £6.20

Speyburn 25 - Disc. | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon & Fino sherry casks | £27.10

Whiskey Jar 21 | 54.8% | Refill Ex-sherry | £9.50

Wolfburn Aurora | 46.0% | 2nd fill Quarter, First-fill bourbon, First-fill sherry | £5.30

Wolfburn Northland | 46.0% | Ex peated quarter cask | £5.10




SPEYSIDE


Modern Speyside whiskies are amongst some of the lightest and sweetest single malts that are currently being produced in Scotland. Age often produces much bolder sherried whiskies from the region. Although it is one of the smaller regions, Speyside has the vast majority of scotch distilleries. There are 84 distilleries, including some of the world’s best sellers: Glenfiddich, The Macallan and The Glenlivet. Speyside single malts lack the peat of Islay and the Highlands, the salinity of coastal malts or the dryness of the Lowlands, they remain sweet and subtle.

Aberlour 10 | 40.0% | Sherry oak cask | £4.30

Aberlour 12 Double Cask | 40.0% | Traditional & sherry oak casks | £5.20

Aberlour 16 Double Cask | 40.0% | Traditional & Sherry oak casks | £9.20

Aberlour 18 | 43.0% | Bourbon & sherry casks | £15.00

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 63 | 61.0% | Sherry Cask | £10.40

Aberlour 23 TBWC Batch 3 | 49.2% | Hogshead cask | £15.00

Ardmore Traditional | 46.0% | American oak & Quarter casks | £4.90

Auchriosk 10 - Flora & Fauna | 43.0% | Bourbon casks | £6.00

Aultmore 12 | 46.0% | Bourbon casks | £6.00

Balvenie 12 The Sweet Toast of American Oak | 43% | American white oak bourbon casks | £6.80

Balvenie 12 Doublewood | 40.0% | Refill American oak & 1st-fill Olorosso sherry butts | £5.60

Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask | 43.0% | Bourbon & new American oak with rum cask finish | £6.90

Balvenie 14 Week of Peat | 48.3% | Bourbon Casks | £9.30

Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry | 47.8% | Sherry butt | £9.20

Balvenie 17 DoubleWood | 43.0% | Bourbon & sherry cask | £12.70

Balvenie 21 Port Wood | 40.0% | Bourbon & 30 year old port pipe | £17.90

Benriach 10 | 43.0% | Ex-bourbon & Ex-sherry | £5.10

Benromach 10 100 proof | 57.0% | Bourbon & Oloroso sherry casks | £5.30

Benromach Organic 2010/2015 | 43.0% | Only Organic whisky to have official accreditation from the UK Soil Association. Organic Barley. The oak used was srouced from an organic forrest in Missouri. | £5.30

Cragganmore 12 | 40.0% | Ex-sherry | £4.70

Craighellachie 13 | 46.0% | Re-fill american oak casks | £5.90

Craigellachie 17 | 46.0% | American oak casks | £12.20

Glen Grant 16 - Disc. | 43.0% | Ex-bourbon cask | £5.00

Glenburgie 18 TBWC Batch 1 - Disc. | 49.0% | Clove-studded citrus and well-rounded tropical fruity notes | £8.80

Glenfarclas 10 | 40.0% | 100% Oloroso sherry casks | £4.50

Glenfarclas 15 | 46.0% | Oloroso sherry cask | £6.80

Glenfarclas 25 | 43.0% | 100% Oloroso sherry cask | £16.00

Glenfarclas 105 | 60.0% | Oloroso sherry cask | £6.50

Glen Grant 16 | 43.0% | Bourbon Cask | £

Glenfiddich 12 | 40.0% | American & European sherry oak casks | £4.00

Glenfiddich Solera 15 | Ex-Bourbon, Sherry & Virgin oak casks | £5.40

Glenfiddich 18 | 40.0% | Ex-Bourbon & Olorosso Sherry casks | £9.20

Glenfiddich Select Cask | 40.0% | Bourbon, European oak cask & red wine cask finish | £4.90

Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserve - Disc. | 40.0% | Hand selected casks. Ex-bourbon, finished in Cairbbean rum caks. | £14.10

Glenfiddich Experimental - IPA | 43.0% | Bespoke craft IPA barrels | £5.80

Glenfiddich Experimental - Project XX | 47.0% | Bourbon, Sherry & Pedro Ximinez | £5.50

Glenlivet Founder's Reserve | 40.0% | Traditional oak and American first-fill | £4.80

Glenlivet 18 | 43.0% | First and second-fill American oak and ex-sherry casks | £11.60

Glenlivet Nadurra - Olorosso | 60.3% | First fill Oloroso Sherry | £7.30

Macallan Gold Double Cask | 40.0% | Sherry seasoned American & European oak | £7.10

Macallan Lumina | 41.3% | Sherry seasoned european, american & hogshead | £13.10

Singleton 12 | 40.0% | American & European oak casks | £5.00

Strathisla 12 | 40.0% | Bourbon & sherry casks | £4.20

Tamdhu 10 | 40.0% | Sherry oak casks | £4.50

Tormore 12 - Disc. | 40.0% | American oak cask | £5.10




ISLAY


Islay (eye-luh) is associated with peated single malt whiskies and is best known for it’s three world famous distilleries on the south coast, Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin. It has a truly iconic status. Islay single malts often have plenty of peat and smoke, brine and medicinal flavours. They are powerful whiskies. Further north, the distilleries tend to produce softer whiskies; Coal Ila and Bunnahabhain. Most distilleries are on the coast, which results in salty & coastal whiskies as the sea spray is said to whip across the warehouses. The salty air penetrates the barrels and flavours the maturing whisky.

Ardbeg 10 | 46.0% | First and second fill American oak casks | £5.50

Ardbeg Perpetuum 2015 Bicentenary Distillery Release - Disc. | 49.2% | Bourbon and sherry casks, including some very old and younger Ardbeg. A release celebrating their 200th anniversary | £30.00

Ardbeg Supernova 2014 Committee Release - Disc. | 55.0% | A mix of some of the peatiest whiskies from Ardbeg's warehouses, a mix of ex-bourbon & ex-sherry | £35.00

Bowmore 12 | 40.0% | Bourbon cask | £5.50

Bowmore 18 | 43.0% | Bourbon barrels and sherry casks | £10.90

Bruichladdich Islay Barley | 50.0% | 1st-fill American, 3rd-fill Sauternes, 1st-fill Rivesaltes casks | £6.90

Bunnahabhain 12 | 46.3% | Bourbon and sherry casks | £5.50

Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhóna | 50.0% | Spanish sherry and American boubon casks | £8.70

Bunnahbain Toiteach a Dha | 46.3% | Spanish Sherry & American bourbon casks | £5.60

Bunnahabain Striuiredair | 46.3% | 1st & 2nd fill Sherry casks | £4.90

Caol Ila 12 | 43.0% | Bourbon, hogshead, Puncheon & sherry casks | £6.50

Caol Ila 15 Unpeated - 2016 | 61.5% | Refill American oak cask & European oak butts | £12.50

Caol Ila 18 | 43.0% | American Hogshead | £10.50

Caol Ila Distiller's Edition 2016 - Moscatel Cask | 43.0% | Moscatel sherry finish | £7.50

Kilchoman Machir Bay | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon & Olorosso sherry butts | £5.50

Lagavulin 16 | 43.0% | Bourbon barrel | £6.90

Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 2016 | 43.0% | Double matured in Pedro Ximenez casks | £10.50

Laphroaig 10 | 40.0% | Bourbon & European sherry | £5.30

Laphroaig Quarter cask | 48.0% | Quarter casks | £5.30

Laphroaig Lore | 48.0% | First-fill Sherry & Bourbon casks | £10.10

Laphroaig PX | 48.0% | American oak, Quarter casks & PX Sherry casks | £7.20

Laphroaig 25 Cask Strength 2015 - Disc. | 46.8% | Ex-American bourbon & Olorosso sherry casks | £40.00

Port Askaig 100 Proof | 57.1% | Bourbon casks | £5.90




SCOTTISH ISLES


The Scottish Isles are a very diverse region of Scotland. Due to the isles covering such a large area, isle whiskies have many different characters although they usually tend to have a slight salinity to them due to most distilleries being coastal. Highland Park, Scotland’s most northern distillery, produces whiskies with plenty of honey, malt, heather and a light whisps of smoke. Then there is the Isle of Skye with it’s sole distillery; Talisker. Single malts here are often described as being volcanic in character with plenty of body. Arran, on the Island from which it gets it's namesake, produces malty and rich whiskies. On Mull, the Tobermory distillery produces a sweet, thick, slightly herbal whisky and a heavily peated version called Ledaig. Jura produces slightly maritime, oily whiskies with a nutty cereal character.

Arran 18 | 46.0% | Sherry Hogshead cask | £9.00

Highland Park 12 | 40.0% | Sherry heavy, light ex-bourbon | £4.00

Highland Park 14 | 42.3% | Sherry seasoned american oak | £9.40

Highland Park 17 - The Dark | 52.9% | European sherry oak | £24.40

Highland Park 18 | 43.0% | Sherry heavy, light ex-bourbon cask| £13.40

Jura 10 | 40.0% | American oak & Olorosso sherry butts | £4.10

Jura 18 | 44.0% | Ex-bourbon, finished in Bordeaux Grand-cru casks | £9.50

Ledaig 10 | 46.3% | Ex-bourbon cask | £5.00

Scapa Skiren | 40.0% | 1st fill American oak | £5.30

Scapa Glansa | Ex-peated casks | £6.60

Talisker 10 | 45.8% | Bourbon & European sherry casks | £5.10

Talisker Premier Barrel 5 | 46.0% | Bourbon & sherry - Rebuilt & heavily re-charred | £6.90

Talisker Storm | 45.8% | Twice matured in port casks | £5.10

Tobermory 12 | 46.3% | Ex-bourbon cask | £6.00

Tobermory 21 Old Particular | 51.3% | Refill hogshead 1/290 | £12.90




CAMPBELTOWN


Once a whisky boomtown of 34 distilleries famed for their smoky, oily character, Campbeltown is quieter now, with only three producers – Springbank, Glen Scotia and Glengyle. Which was only resurrected in 2004. Nonetheless, there are a number of styles here, including peaty whiskies, which are a reminder of Campbeltown’s illustrious past.

Glen Scotia Cambelltown Malts Festival | 51.3% | Re-fill Bourbon Hogsead, Guyanan Rum cask finish | £10.20

Hazelburn 10 | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon cask | £5.30

Kilkerran 12 | 46.0% | 70% Bourbon & 30% Sherry casks | £4.70

Springbank 18 | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon & sherry casks | £13.40

Springbank 21 | 46.0% | Aged for 21 years each in ex-bourbon, sherry, port & rum casks |£28.00




LOWLAND


The Lowlands produce light, floral, un-peated whiskies that are often dry. They are often referred to as feminine drams, ‘the Lowland Ladies’. Lowland whiskies are known for being triple distilled, instead of twice distilled. Triple distillation removes some of the heavier components of a whisky, leaving behind the lighter components of flavor and aroma. However, nowadays the only distillery in the Lowlands that still triple distils is Auchentoshan.

Auchentoshan American Oak | 40.0% | First fill American oak | £3.50

Auchentoshan 12 | 40.0% | Sherry cask finish | £4.50

Auchentoshan 18 | 43.0% | American oak casks | £10.20

Auchentoshan Blood oak | 46.0% | Bourbon & Red wine cask | £10.40

Bladnoch 10 | 46.7% | Limited release, Bourbon cask | £7.00

Glenkinchie 2005 Amontillado | Amontillado sherry casks | £8.30




BLENDED


Roughly 9 out of 10 bottles of Scotch sold around the world are blends – that is, a mix of grain and single malt whiskies. These products are the lifeblood of the industry and the liquid expression of an art form that borders on alchemy: combining myriad components to create one harmonious and consistent whole. The world’s best selling blend, Johnnie Walker, sold just under 224 million 700ml bottles in 2016 - equivalent to more than 450 bottles every minute.

Timorous Beastie - Douglas Laing | 46.8% | Highland malts including Blair Athol, Dalmore, Glengoyne, Glen Garioch | £4.80

Chivas Regal 12 | 40.0% | Strathisla (Speyside) heavy | £3.90

Chivas Regal 18 | 40.0% | Strathisla (Speyside) heavy | £6.80

Chivas Extra | 40% | Olorosso sherry | £5.60

Chivas 21 Royal Salute | 40% | Royal Salute | £17.00

Cutty Sark 12 | 40.0% | Speyside - Bourbon cask | £4.20

Dewars 12 | 40.0% | Whiskies from over 40 malt & grain distilleries. Once blended, it is aged for an extra 6 months.| £3.50

Compass Box - Peat Monster | 46.0% | A blend of single malts from Port Askaig, Islay. Matured in first fill and refill American Oak | £4.50

Compass Box - Spaniard | 43.0% | Ex-sherry & Ex-spanish red wine | £6.00

Compass Box - Spice Tree | 46.0% | First-fill french oak | £6.00

Compass Box - Hedonism | 43.0% | American oak | £7.80

Compass Box - Artists Blend | 43.0% | Clynelish 1st-fill bourbon hogshead, Highland blended malt in french oak, Sherry matured Linkwood & Cameronbridge grain aged in 1st-fill american oak | £4.30

Compass Box - Glasgow Street | 33% Lowland grain & 67% blended highland, speyside & Islay aged in 1st-fill & Refill Ex-bourbon & 1st-fill sherry, with a small portion in french oak | £4.30

Monkey Shoulder | 40.0% | Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie - First fill bourbon casks | £4.00

Johnnie Walker Red Label | 40.0% | 35 single malt & grain whiskies | £3.50

Johnnie Walker Black Label (12 | )40.0% | 40 single malt and grain whiskies | £4.60

Johnnie Walker Green Label (15) |43.0% | 27 single malts (vatted blend) | £7.00

Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve | 40.0% | Blended (Clynelish) | £6.00




JAPANESE


In it’s most basic form, Japanese whisky is Scotch whisky that is made in Japan. It is made in exactly the same way, is inspired by Scotch, many distilleries use exact copies of Scotch stills, nearly all the malted barley used is imported from Scotland, one of the fathers of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, even went to Glasgow to study whisky and then went to Speyside and Campbeltown to get some hands on experience. What makes them different? It’s an injustice to say Japanese whisky is smooth. Japanese whiskies tend to have very light, fruity and floral notes with a honeyed sweetness, tend not be peated, have little to no burn that other whiskies are known for and tend to be blends, there are however some exceptions to this. The richness and variety of Scotch is obtained through the exchange of productions among the many distilleries, each of which often only produce a one main single malt. In Japan it’s the opposite, there are very few distilleries who often don’t sell to each other (Suntory and Nikka) but produce a wide variety of single malts. The Yamazaki distillery can produce over 60 distinct single malts, which can then be used in blended whiskies to create even more variety. Japanese distillers use many different barrels of various sizes and backgrounds; including European oak sherry casks, American oak casks, rare Mizunara (Japanese oak) casks and even casks that have previously held fruit liquors.

Akashi White Oak Blended | 40.0% | Blended Bourbon cask | £5.00

Akashi White Oak Single Malt | 46.0% | Sherry, Bourbon & Hogshead casks | £14.50

Akashi White Oak Tokinoka | 40.0% | Blended ex-bourbon & virgin oak casks | £7.00

Chita | 43.0% | Wine, sherry & bourbon cask matured | £6.10

Hakushu Distillers Reserve | 43.0% | Released in 2014, a blend of light & heavily peated malts | £7.80

Hakushu 12 | 43.0% | Single Malt Bourbon & Olorosso sherry casks | £13.30

Hakushu 18 | 43.0% | Single Malt Bourbon, hogshead, Puncheon & sherry casks | £28.60

Hatozaki Single Malt | 46.0% | Sherry , Bourbon & Mizunara casks | £5.90

Hibiki Harmony | 43.0% | Blended Blend of Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita - aged in bourbon, Mizunara, sherry & plum liqueur casks | £8.60

Hibiki 17 | 43.0% | Malt & Grain matured in Mizunara Oak casks | £42.00

Ichiro Wine Wood Reserve | 46.0% | Hanyu malt vatted at Chichibu and finished in french wine casks | £11.60

Ichiro Mizunara Wood Reeserve | 46.0% | Bottled in 2010 after aging in Japanese oak | £13.20

Mars Cosmo | 43.0% | Blended malts from undisclosed scottish distilleries | £7.40

Mars Kasei | 40.0% | Blended malt & grain whiskies | £6.00

Nikka Days | 40.0% | Blended spirits from Yoichi & Miyagiko | £4.90

Nikka Coffey Grain | 45.0% | Grain Whisky Primarily corn with some barley | £7.00

Nikka Coffey Malt | 45.0% | Malt Bourbon cask | £7.00

Nikka From The Barrel | 51.4% | Blended Blend of grain & malt | £6.50

Nikka 12 | 43.0% | Blended A base of Nikka Coffey Grain and malts from Miyagikyo & Yoichi distilleries. | £12.20

Nikka Taketsuru - Disc | 43.0% | Blended Single malts from Yoichi & Miyagikyo - aged in sherry butts, bourbon barrels & new American oak | £10.00

Nikka Taketsuru 17 - Disc | 43.0% | Blended Sherry butts, bourbon barrels & new American oak | £25.00

Suntory Year of the Monkey | 43.0% | Blended spirit from suntory | £8.50

Togouchi Blended | 40.0% | Blended Single malt from Scotland & grain whisky from Canada, aged in an old railway tunnel in Japan | £5.40

Togouchi 9 | 40.0% | Blended scottish and canadian new make | £10.50

Togouchi 12 | Blended peated scotch and japanese new make | £9.00

Toki | 43.0% | Blended Hakushu & Chita malts | £6.20

Yamazaki Distillers | 43.0% | Single MaltBordeaux Wine, sherry & Mizunara Casks | £8.30

Yamazaki 12yr | 43.0% | Single MaltBourbon, Spanish Olorosso & Mizunara casks | £15.90

Yoichi | 45.0% | Blended peated scotch & japanese | £10.30




IRISH


Irish whiskies are often thought of as smooth, fruity and triple distilled, which many are but this is not always the case. The Irish are widely credited as being the first to distil whiskey, though this is strongly contested by the Scots. The Bushmills distillery is the world’s oldest licensed distillery, founded in 1608. Irish single pot still whiskey uses both malted and unmalted barley. The unmalted barley offers a sweet spiciness that is associated with Irish whiskey. Unmalted barley was originally used to avoid certain tax, fortunately it resulted in a good whiskey which is why many distilleries still carry on the tradition. In the 19th century, Irish whiskey ruled the whiskey world. They used huge pot stills, pioneered by John Jameson, which gave their whiskies a consistency like no other. Some historians claim that 19th century Irish distillers added the ‘e’ to ‘whisky’ to distinguish them selves from the sub-standard scotch that was flooding the market.

Bushmills Original | 40.0% | Blended American oak cask | £3.50

Bushmills Black Bush | 40.0% | Blended Bourbon cask | £4.00

Bushmills 10 | 40.0% | Single Malt Bourbon cask | £4.00

Bushmills 16 | 40.0% | Bourbon & Sherry casks, Port Pipes | £10.90

Bushmills Sherry Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection | 40.0% | Ruby port pipe | £12.50

Bushmills Bourbon Cask Reserve - Steamship Collection | First-fill Bourbon Casks | £6.20

Connemara | 43.0% | Bourbon cask, Olorosso sherry finish | £4.90

Feckin Irish Whiskey | 40.0% | Blended | £3.30

Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon, Virgin american oak & ex-Oloroso sherry casks, finished in Bordeaux wine casks | £7.10

Green Spot Chateau Montelena | 46.0% | Ex-Bourbon & Olorosso Sherry casks, Finished in Zinfandel casks | £7.40

Irishman 12 - 2014 | 43.0% | Single Malt First fill bourbon cask | £4.80

Irishman Founders reserve | 40.0% | Blended Ex-bourbon barrel | £4.50

Irishman Single Malt | 40.0% | Blended Sherry & Bourbon Casks | £5.40

Jameson Original | 40.0% | Blended Ex-bourbon and sherry casks | £3.50

Jameson Caskmates Stout | 40.0% | Blended Stout finish | £4.10

Jameson Caskmates IPA | 40.0% | Blended IPA Cask finish | £4.00

Jameson Black Barrel | 40.0% | Blended Double charred first fill bourbon casks | £5.00

Jameson Crested Ten | 40.0% | Blended Ex-bourbon and sherry casks | £3.90

Kilbeggan | 40.0% | Blended Ex-bourbon 2nd & 3rd-fill | £3.60

Kilbeggan Grain 8 | 40.0% | Single Grain Casks Unknown | £4.00

Locke's 8 | 40.0% | Single Malt Mostly first fill ex-bourbon, some second & third. 10% of the malt is peated | £4.90

Method & Madness | 46.0% | Sherry & Bourbon, French Chestnit finish | £6.40

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy | 46.0% | Single Pot Still Ex-bourbon barrels and New American Oak | £21.40

Paddys | 40.0% | Oak casks | £3.20

Redbreast 12 | 40.0% | Single Pot Still Ex-bourbon and European sherry casks | £5.70

Redbreast 12 Cask Strength - Ask batch # |Ask%| Ex-bourbon and European sherry casks | £12.40

Redbreast 15 | 46.0% | Ex- & refill oak casks | £9.00

Redbreast 16 2001 Single Cask - Master of Malt | 60.2% | First fill Olorosso sherry butt. One of 582 botles. | £28.00

Teeling Brabazon Botting No.2 | 49.5% | Port casks | £9.00

Teeling Silver Reserve 21 | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon casks, Sauternes wine cask finish | £22.00

Teeling 12 Revival Vol V | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon casks, finished in Cognac & Brandy casks | £14.90

Teeling Single Grain | 46.0% | California red wine barrels | £5.50

Teeling Single Malt | 46.0% | Ex-sherry, Madeira, Port, white Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks | £5.40

Teeling Small Batch | 46.0% | Used American oak, rum cask finish | £4.70

Tullamore Dew 12 | 40.0% | Ex-bourbon and sherry casks | £7.60

Tullamore Dew Cider Cask | 40.0% | Ex-bourbon & Cider cask finish | £4.30

West Cork 10 | 40.0% | Blended First-fill bourbon barrel | £4.40

West Cork Bourbon Cask | 40.0% | Ex-bourbon barrel | £4.60




AMERICAN


As a general rule, American whiskies tend to be sweater & younger than Scotch,with a bit more punch. The main two types of whiskey to come out of the US are Bourbon and Rye. Both use a variety of grain, known as a mashbill, which is the grain recipe. Bourbon will usually be sweater with more caramel and vanilla notes where as rye will be bold and with rich spice. Bourbons are known to be a sweeter style of whiskey. Legally bourbon needs to be made in the US with a mashbill containing at least 51% corn, has no minimum age requirement and has to be aged in new & newly charred American oak barrels. The 51% corn requirement means that the majority grain is always corn with the rest usually being rye and barley, or sometimes wheat instead of rye, which results in a wheated bourbon. This allows producers to be able to use varying amounts of each grain they use. Some bourbons contain high amounts of corn, others rye and some wheat. Varying grain percentages is one of many ways bourbon producers are able to produce their own unique whiskey. Traditional bourbons use around 70% corn, 15% rye & 15% barley. Some examples are Wild Turkey, Jim Beam & Knob Creek. High Rye (20%+) bourbons include Four Roses Small Batch, Bulleit & Woodford Reserve. High Wheat (little or no rye) bourbons include Maker’s Mark, Larceny, Bernheim & Pappy Van Winkle. Tennessee Whiskey is straight bourbon that is filtered through charcoal before being aged. Tennessee Whiskies aren’t usually called bourbons, they are Tennessee Whiskies. The main Tennessee whiskey being Jack Daniel’s. Rye whiskies are all about bold spice, richness and depth with a bitter finish. They use a minimum if 51% rye grain which means they cannot be called bourbon. Rittenhouse and Sazerac are two great rye whiskies. 1776 Straight Rye | 46.0% | Named after James.E.Pepper who had claim to the first distillery in Kentucky | KY | £5.50 Angels Envy Port Cask | 43.3 | Finished for 3 to 6 months in Port casks | KY | £7.90

Baker's 7 year old Bourbon | 53.5% | A powerful bourbon made from a special strain of jug yeast used by the Beam family. Named after Jim Beam's grand nephew. | KY | £6.70

Balcones Texas Single Malt | 53.0% | "Yard aged" in ex-bourbon American oak | TX | £8.80

Balcones Baby Blue - 92 proof | 46.0% | Made from 100% True Blue corn, which is highly flammable and somewhat dangerous to distill… | TX | £9.30

Basil Hayden's Bourbon | 40.0% | Plenty spicy, well balanced with herbal notes of peppermint nad a touch of fruit | KY | £5.20

Bartons 1792 Full Proof | 62.5% | Jim Murrays' best whiskey of 2019 | £11.00

Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey | 45.0% | First straight wheat whiskey to be launched on the US market, sweet & smooth. | KY | £8.00

Blantons Gold | 51.5% | Arguably one of the best single barrel bourbons at the moment | KY | £14.00

Booker's 7 year old True Barrel | 63.7% | A fantastic whiskey from the Jim Beam range, named after the one and only Booker Noe | KY | £7.70

Buffalo Trace Bourbon | 40.0% | A staple bourbon all over, a great go to that we get through plenty of. | KY | £3.50

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash 1 | 62.5% | Un-aged whiskey. Very punchy at first, followed by a creamy sweetness from corn. | KY | £6.70

Bulleit Bourbon | 45.0% | Previously bottled at 40% for the UK market but you can now enjoy it like the Americans do. | KY | £3.80

Bulleit Rye | 45.0% | Made with a rye heavy mashbill consisting of 95% rye. | KY | £4.40

Copper Fox Rye | 45.0% | New and used apple wood and oak chips in bourbon barrels | VA | £4.80

Eagle Rare 10 | 45.0% | Low Rye mashbill, but still outstanding | KY | £4.60

Elijah Craig Small Batch | 47.0% | The replacement to the 12, it maintains the core flavour but is it as good? | KY | £5.00

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof | Ask% | A very highly regarded Barrel Proof, always around 70% abv. | KY | £12.80

Elijah Craig 18 | 45.0% | It's a rarity for bourbon to be this old, and this good. A highly saught after bourbon that sets the bar high. | KY | £21.90

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel | 45.0% | Named after one of Bufflo Trace's previous master distillersand creater of Blanton's. A high righ content that's very drinkable neat.| KY | £10.70

Evan Williams 1783 | 43.0% | An easy drinking high corn bourbon. | KY | £3.60

FEW Bourbon | 46.5% | A high rye bourbon using locally sourced ingredients. Sweet followed with rye spice. | IL | £7.30

FEW Rye | 46.5% | Complex and buttery. Makes for a great Manhattan. | IL | £7.60

Four Roses Small Batch | 45.0% | Four Roses use 2 different mashbills & 5 different yeast strains creating 10 recipes, this contains blend of 4. | KY | £3.60

Four Roses Single Barrel | 50.0% | This single barrel uses one of Four Roses recipes. Delicate on the nose but a burst of flavour. | KY | £5.50

Heaven Hill 9yr TBWC | 48.4% | 5 years older than the normal bottling of Heaven Hill bourbon this expression adds a lot more character | KY | 5.80

Hudson Baby Bourbon | 46.0% | The first bourbon to be distilled in NY and is 100% corn. | NY | £5.80

Hudson Single Malt | 46.0% | A single malt whiskey from Hudson but don't think of it as Scotch (because it's not). | NY | £16.00

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey | 40.0% | A sour mash, high corn bourbon filtered through 10ft of sugar maple charcoal. | TN | £3.50

Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack | 45.0% | Filtered through sugar maple charcoal both before and after aging. | TN | £4.60

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel 100 proof | 50.0% | A higher proof single barrel that is much richer than the standard single barrel. | TN | £6.70

Jefferson's | 41.2% | A very small batch bourbon, each batch is comprised of 8-12 barrels. | KY | £4.50

Jeffersons Ocean | 45.0% | Matured at sea | KY | £14.40

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny | 46.0% | 68% Corn, 28% Wheat & 12% Malt | KY | £6.20

Jim Beam White | 40.0% | An entry level bourbon that is good for mixing. | KY | £3.50

Jim Beam Devil's Cut | 45.0% | 6 year old blended with their Devil's Cut | KY | £4.50

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight | 50.0% | 9 years in new charred American oak | KY | £4.60

Maker's Mark | 45.0% | Wheated bourbon, rye in the mash bill has been replaced with red winter wheat | KY | £3.80

Maker's Mark 46 | 47.0% | Bourbon with seared French oak used in the aging process | KY | £3.60

Makers Mark Cask Strength | 54.45% | Cask strength bottling of makers mark | KY | £9.20

Mellow Corn - Corn Whiskey | 50.0% | Corn whiskey - made with a minimum of 81% corn | KY | £5.40

Michter's US*1 Small Batch Bourbon | 45.7% | Never drawn from more than 24 barrels per bottling run | KY | £7.40

Michter's US*1 Unblended American Whiskey | 41.7% | Aged in ex-bourbon casks, so not legally a bourbon! | KY | £5.70

Mitcher's US*1 Straight Rye | 42.4% | Single barrel, straight rye | KY | £5.70

Mitchers Small Batch 10 | 47.2% | Single barrel, american white oak | KY | £18.00

Old Forester | 43.0% | Rye forward bourbon | KY | £5.70

Old Forester Statesman | 47.5% | Well balanced and surprisingly good for a movie tie in | KY | £9.10

Pikesville 6yr 110 proof | 55.0% | One of the world's highest awarded rye whiskies, the Second Finest Whisky in the World 2016 | KY | £9.70

Ragtime Rye | 45.2% | 72% Rye, 16% Corn & 12% malted barley | NY | 5.10

Ragtime Rye BBS | 50.0% | 75% rye, 13% corn & 12% malted barley | NY | £9.90

Rittenhouse Rye BIB 100 proof | 50.0% | Fruity & spicy, a go to for all rye drinkers | PA | £4.70

Rowan's Creek | 50.05% | A high rye small batch bourbon. | KY | £7.80

Sazerac Straight Rye | 45.0% | Mashed at 51% Rye, 39% Corn & 10% Malt | KY | £5.30

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7yr - Disc. | 49.5% | Old Scout is sourced by Smooth Ambler for it's quality, creamy texture & flavour. | VA | £6.60

Stagg Jr | 63.2% | 85%(ish) Corn, 10%(ish) Rye & 5% Malted Barley, An excellent young expression of the GTS | KY |£9.70

Stetson | 42.0% | Originally produced for the German market, they decided it was good enough for the rest of the world too | KY | £4.30

Tincup American Whiskey | 42.0% | Technically a bourbon, with a high rye content but a bourbon style | CA | £4.40

Uncle Nearest | 50.0% | Named after the man credited with being the first African-American distiller on record | TN | £7.70

Virginia Black | 40.0% | A very easy going sweet whiskey. A blend of 2, 3 and 4 year old bourbons | IN | £4.40

Westland Single Malt | 46.0% | Made with barley from Washington | WA | £7.50

Westland American Oak | 46.0% | American Oak Casks | WA | £8.00

Westland Sherry Wood | 46.0% | Matured in Ex-Olorosso & PX casks | WA | £8.00

Westland Peated | 46.0 | Peated single malt from the distillery | WA | £8.00

Westland Garryana '19 | 50.0% | Aged in 1st fill & Refill Garry oak, rye, PX Hogshead & Bourbon casks with a focus on the 'Garry' oak from the pacific NW | WA | £18.00

Wild Turkey 101 Proof | 50.5% | Like the 81 but close to barrel proof, it leaves the barrel at 109 proof | KY | £4.60

Wild Turkey Rare Breed | 56.4% | Wild Turkey's barrel proof whiskey sitting at 56.4% | KY | £6.70

Wild Turkey Rye | 40.5% | An easy going whiskey that is made with the minimum rye content (51%). | KY | £4.90

Willet's 3 Year Family Estate Rye | 53.7% | A single barrel low rye whisky (using the minimum allowed). Bottled at cask strength. Level 4 char. | KY | £6.50

Willet Pot Still | 47.0% | Single barrel bourbon with great depth of flavour | KY | £7.90

WhistlePig Rye 10 | 43.0% | 100% straight rye goodness | CA | £9.90

WhistlePig Farmstock 003 | 43.0% | Using 52% 3yr WhistlePig, 31% Canadian 6yr rye & 17% 10yr Canadian rye | CA | £11.60

Woodford Reserve | 43.2% | A classic bourbon - triple distilled, high corn content, aged for at least 6 years | KY | £4.00

Woodford Reserve Double Oak | 43.2% | Woodford Reserve that has been further aged in heavily toasted & lightly charred barrels | KY | £6.00

Woodford Double Oak BBS |45.2% | BBS Barrel Pick | KY | £8.50

Woodford Batch Proof | 62.9% | Same mashbill as normal Woodofrd | £17.20




WORLD


This is the part of the menu that includes any whiskies that haven’t been mentioned yet. It contains exotic whiskies from countries such as England, Wales and even Taiwan and India. Whiskies from hotter countries will “age” a lot quicker, so therefore be younger. There is a massive variety of styles in the world section, so if you want to try something different ask one of the staff for a recommendation.

Bain's Cape Mountain | 40.0% | Single Grain World’s best grain whiskey 2018, twice aged in first fill bourbon casksSouth | Africa | £3.90

Caribou Crossing | 40.0% | Mixed GrainC anada's first single barrel whisky, from Sazerac. | Canada | £8.00

Cotswolds Single Malt | 46.0% | Ex-bourbon & Red wine casks | UK | £6.20

Cotswolds Peated |

Dunedin Double Wood 10 - Closed | 40.0% | Single Malt Closed in 1997 - aged 6 years in American oak, 4 years French oak ex-NZ pinot noir barrels. | New Zealand | £11.30

English Whisky Co. Chapter 14 | 46.0% | Single Malt 5 years old, aged in 4 consecutive bourbon barrels | England | £5.10

English Whisky Co. Chapter 15 | 46.0% | Single Malt Heavily peated 5 year old aged in bourbon casks for 5 years | England | £5.10

Hven Seven Stars No. 2 Merek -Disc. | 45.0% | Single Malt Organic single malt aged in American, French & Spanish oak. | Sweden | £15.90

Kavalan Single Malt | 40.0% | Ex-Bourbon casks | £7.60

Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon | Ask%| Single Malt The Solist range is Kavalan's premium single cask cask strength range. Ex-bourbon barrels | Taiwan | £11.40

Kavalan Solist Sherry | 58.6%Single Malt Ex-Olorosso sherry casks. The darkest whisky we have ever come across, like mahogany! | Taiwan | £17.00

Mackmyra Vintersol | 46.1% | Bourbon & Port casks | Sweden | £6.50

Mackmyra Mack | 40.0% | A chill filtered single malt from Mackmyra | Sweden | £4.60

Mekhong | 35.0% | Distilled from 95% molasses & 5% rice | Thailand | £3.10

Milk & Honey | 46.0% | Ex-red wine, bourbon & ex-peated scotch casks | Israel | £7.40

Millstone 100 Rye Whisky | 50.0% | Rye100% rye, 100% small pot still, matured for 100 months, 100proof, new American oak | Dutch | £8.00

Nomad Outland | 41.3% | Blended Whisky & sherry collab - over 30 malt & grain whiskies matured in sherry butts in Scotland, then finished in PX casks in Jerez, SpainScotland & | Spain | £4.30

Omar Sherry Cask | 46.0% | Sherry cask matured | TAI | £10.80

Paul John Brilliance | 46.0% | Single Malt Produced in Goa - made with Indian 6 row barley and aged for 3-5 years in boubon casks | India | £5.00

Paul John Edited | 46.0% | Single Malt Made using Indian barley and peated Scottish barley, 15% of which was used - aged in bourbon casks | India | £4.80

Penderyn Portwood | 46.0% | Ex-Bourbon & Portwood casks | UK | £7.70

Signal Hill | 40.0% | Virgin oak, 1st-fill bourbon & candian whisky casks | Canada | £5.00

Starward Nova | 41.0% | Matured in ex-australian red wine casks | AUS | £6.50

Starward Solera | 43.0% | Matured in ex-apera barrels | AUS | £6.70

Starward Two Fold | 40.0% | Australian red wine cask matured | AUS | £4.70

The Lakes Whiskymaker's Reserve No.2 | 60.9% | Pedro Ximinez, Bourbon & Red Wine casks | UK | £9.90

The One | 40.0% | BlendedFrom The Lake District, lightly peated and aged in Olorosso casks | England | £4.10

The One Port Finish | 46.6% | First-fill Tawny port casks | UK | £6.30

Three Ships 10 - Disc. | 43.0% | A South African single malt aged in ex-bourbon casks |South Africa | £5.80




INDEPENDENT


It’s becoming normal practis for distilleries in Scotland to sell barrels of wisky to not only blenders but independant bottlers as well. Some distillers solely exist to serve independtant bottlers and blenders. Whiskies that are released by independant bottlers may not always be allowed to name the distillery of origin, these are known as “secret bottlings”, not all secrets are absolute though. Clues are sometimes given as to where they are from, Elements of Islay use codes for each of their independant bottlings, such as “CI8”. Could that possibly a release from Caol Ila, specifically their 8th realease? Indie bottlings are often bottled at cask strength which results in a more full-flavoured whisky, they are also rarely chill filtered. Indie brands will also very rarely add caramel colouring to their bottlings, which a lot of brands do, a surprise to most.

TBWC Aberlour 23 | 49.2% | Batch 3 - Disc.Well sherried, but creamy and vanilla-rich, hogshead cask | £7.90

TBWC Auchentoshan | 46.6% | Batch 2 - Disc.Creamy with some lavender, toasted oak with citrus peels | £10.40

TBWC BenRiach | 48.9% | Batch 3 - Disc.Big vamilla, sherry and almond flavours | £10.50

TBWC Glenburgie 18 | 49.0% | Batch 1 - Disc.Clove-studded citrus and well-rounded tropical fruity notes | £8.80

TBWC Tobermory 21 | 53.9% | Batch 2 - Disc.Nice biscuits, mixed peels, allspice and milk chocolate | £9.00




BTAC 17'


Originally introduced in 1975 as a 101 proof 10 year expression by Charles L. Beam, to compete with Wild turkey 101, one of the last produced before the small batch era of bourbon. The 17 year expression was only introduced in the last 10 years and bottled at 90 proof if you are a fan of the 10 this is one not to be missed. Eagle Rare 17 | 45.0% | The 2017 release of the Eagle Rare from the Buffallo trace antique collection | £14.00 After working as a travelling whiskey salesman George desired a change of pace, with the help of E.H. Taylor he purchased a distillery from Harrison Blanton in 1870, renaming it the 'George T. Stagg Distillery' in 1904 it became one the leading bourbon producers. It retained its name for almost a century, but it is known today as the Buffalo Trace. George T. Stagg | 64.6% | Rich oak hue, aged in barrels with a #4 char, big punchy abv | £14.50 Thomas H. Handy arrived in new orleans in 1847, opening a business importing 'Sazerac Brandy' in 1871, in 1873 he perfected the 'Sazerac' cocktail replacing brandy with american rye whiskey before going on to acquire the formula for Peychauds Bitters. Thomas Handy Sazerac | 63.6% | Named after the legendary bartender who started using rye in the 'Sazerac' cocktail | £13.00 Sazerac 18 | 45.0% | Drawn direct from the barrels, as opposed to previously being taken from steel tanks | £13.50





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