Aberlour Single Malt, made with only the best local ingredients of barley and soft water from nearby mountain, Ben Rinnes is a whisky with a uniquely rewarding depth of character and subtle balance of flavour. Since the beginning, our founder, James Fleming, has let his whisky do the talking. ‘Let the Deed Show’, simply translated as ‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’ has been a guiding principal of the brand. It was his actions then, and the actions now of all of our craftsmen that define the character of Aberlour. Featured marques will include Aberlour 12 Year old, Aberlour 16 Year old, Aberlour 18 Year old and Aberlour A’Bunadh.
Ardbeg: For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. It’s been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference” by whisky connoisseurs (yes, that’s how connoisseurs speak)—and has been named “World Whisky of the Year” no less than four times out of the last eight years. Ardbeg uses the most phenolic malt in the business (i.e. the smokiest), which is what gives the whisky its great complexity, while its distilling methods achieve a beautiful balance. As you taste it, see if you can detect the smoke, along with the spice and sweeter high notes.
Glenmorangie: In 1843, William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Its pure, smooth spirit is distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills. Their long copper necks – the same height as an adult, male giraffe – allow only the very finest vapors to rise to the top, for a pure and fragrant spirit, bursting with fruity, floral complexity. The spirit then matures in designer casks, only ever used twice, created bespoke from hand-selected, slow-growth, American white oak. The result is a single malt whisky that’s mellow and creamy, wonderfully complex and exceptionally smooth.
Glen Moray Elgin Classic – Combining the smoothness of a stunning Speyside Single Malt with the instantly-recognizable fruit of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a whisky that will delight and enthrall. After years of aging in ex-Bourbon oak barrels, the Single Malt is transferred to the wine casks for its final few months of maturation, where it takes on all the strong blackcurrant and sweet cherry notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Built in 1881 on the wild Scottish island of Islay, our distillery still uses the original Victorian equipment to create a range of single malt whiskies that are triple distilled, matured and bottled solely on Islay by a skilled team of men and women. Our whiskies are governed by the human senses – sight, sound and smell. Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Lochindaal in premium American Oak, it is a testament to the quality of our ingredients. Our barley farmers are our partners rather than suppliers. They tell us about the soil, the wind, the drainage, the aspect, the micro-climate of every field. It’s time to discover true artisanal single malt whisky from Islay.
Recent Accolades: Master Distiller AND American Single Malt of the Year, 2017Westland Distillery was co-founded by Matt Hofmann in 2010 in Seattle, WA. The distillery mashes, distills, matures and bottles American Single Malt Whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. When we founded Westland Distillery in Seattle, we had a vision for an entirely new category of whiskey. Distilled from the rich, flavorful barley of Washington State and matured predominantly in new American oak casks in the steady, cool humidity of our seaside home, this whiskey is a testament to that vision. All of these choices and ingredients conspire to create an approachable, mature and uniquely American single malt that can stand with the finest whiskies in the world. Westland has also founded and funded The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission, designed to establish, educate, promote and protect the category of American Single Malt Whiskey as a whole. Today, it counts over 50 Member Producers and an equal number of trade supporters.
This is whisky made in the land of the Vikings, shaped by a wild climate and stormy seas. Scattered across windswept waters, ten miles North from the reaches of the Scottish mainland, you’ll find a set of islands that make up “Orkney”. For over two centuries, they’ve dried their barley with over 4,000-year-old peat cut just seven miles from the distillery. It burns with a floral, aromatic smoke, delivering the balanced smoky-sweetness found only in Highland Park. Highland Park’s range of single malt whiskies are consistently acclaimed by whisky lovers around the world, with the brand receiving the accolade of ‘Best Spirit In The World’ from industry expert, Paul Pacult, on three separate occasions.
Old Pulteney: Built in 1826, Pulteney Distillery is one of the northernmost distilleries on the Scottish mainland. The extreme location and unique stills have resulted in a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that’s bursting with the power and subtlety of the sea. Their 12 Year Single Malt is matured in air-dried, hand-selected, ex-bourbon casks and traditionally crafted using techniques that other distillers have long since abandoned. The result is a deep amber, red-golden liquid (with a slightly pink hue); a medium-to-high intensity aroma with a briny hint of sea air; and a dry, medium-bodied, smooth taste, faintly salty yet reminiscent of honey and cream.
Speyburn: Over a century ago, Speyburn founder John Hopkins found a unique spot for his distillery in Speyside, a region already famous for its whisky. He discovered the Granty Burn, an untouched stream hidden in a secluded Speyside valley. The exceptionally pure water of this burn would be perfect for producing whisky. Today, Speyburn remains the only distillery to use the pure, crystal-clear water of the Granty Burn. And the result is Speyside Single Malts that are bright, bold, and full of character. Today their range includes Speyburn 10 and 15 Years Old, as well as Bradan Orach Single Malt, and Arranta Casks Single Malt—brimming with toffee, vanilla, and notes of spice.
The Balblair Distillery, Dornoch Firth, has been producing award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky since 1790. Balblair vintages are timed to perfection, only ever released when the whisky is ready. Every year Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, selects whiskies that have reached their exact point of ‘optimum maturation’, the peak of perfection to represent the very best the Distillery has to offer. The bottles are not marked with an age statement, but simply with the year that the whisky was laid down. Thus making each Balblair Vintage a strongly individual whisky which captures the unique essence of a year.
The Singleton of Glendullan is predominantly matured in American bourbon oak casks, which naturally impart layers of sweet, nutty flavors but also blends in small addition to European ex sherry casks which bring a rich fruity flavor, to this perfectly balanced liquid. The Singleton 12 is fresh and easy to drink, with hints of citrus, raisins, vanilla and honey.
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