A fruity, clean and polished malt with a touch of honey and spice, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old is an excellent introduction to this Highland distillery. This smooth, sweet dram offers rich rewards for those who like to dig deeper. This is a whisky that is one step beyond the conventional, mainstream offerings and a more interesting choice than the classic malts commonly available.
ABERFELDY 12 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY
ABERFELDY 21 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKYTASTING NOTES Nose: Honey, fruity. Thick malt, enlivened by a fresh, zesty quality. Palate: Smooth, vanilla, undulating, refined smoke. Finish: Peters out gently, perhaps some ripe white peach notes and a good wave of honey.
The 12 year-old expression is a fine example of how the distinctively crisp, citrus character of Aberlour’s new distillate is deftly softened by double cask maturation.
12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Double CaskTASTING NOTES NOSE: Soft and rounded with fruity notes of red apple. PALATE: A fine Sherried character, fruity aromas balanced with rich chocolate. FINISH: Warm and lingering. Sweet and spicy.
Amrut Fusion gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish - with the latter being peated for good measure. Fusion has been picking up awards ever since it first appeared in 2009, and in 2012 was named the best whisky for a Rob Roy in the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge in New York.TASTING NOTES Aroma- Rich, barley, fruity. Big on citrus, spices, creamy sweetness. A hint of peat. Palate- Oaky, rich, gentle peat, coffee, dark chocolate. Fruity. Finish- Long, spiced, marmalade, sweetness.
Amrut's flagship Indian single malt, showing their signature character of spice, fruit and honey. Bottled at 46%, it has the depth of flavour needed to properly showcase the distillery.TASTING NOTES Palate- Intense barley and grain, nutty, citrus, apricot. Finish- Apples, apricot, greengages, malt, fruit.
Ardbeg 10 Years Old is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky that is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.TASTING NOTES Eye: Light Gold. The natural light gold colour is due to the non-chill filtration that Ardbeg distillery uses to create this single malt. Nose: A burst of intense smoky fruity peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. Tongue: An explosion of crackling peat with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. End note: Long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.
The blending skills at Ballantine’s have long been renowned. The 17 has always seemed the most eloquent demonstration of that. Beautifully composed and mature – WHISKY MAGAZINETASTING NOTES Colour: Clear, golden amber.
Nose: Smooth vanilla and oak with a sensation of smoke.
Taste: Full and complex, vibrant honey sweetness and creamy vanilla flavours with hints of oak and spicy liquorice.
Finish: Long, sweet and smooth with a hint of spice.