Take a peek at the top shelf behind the bar to find our selection of whisky.
Aberlour (10yr) -Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this 10 year old from Aberlour remains a perennial favourite, typical of the modern Speyside style and thoroughly approachable. Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty-feel.
Glenfiddich (18yr) – An elegant nose, faintly sweet, scented with apple and wood. Glenfiddich 18yo is a robust and full-bodied single malt whisky, yet remains remarkably soft, rounded and long lasting.
Macallan fine Oak Whiskey (21 yr) – Matured in a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks. Orange, peat, vanilla and smoky wood tastes with a full and rich herbal note.
Knockando 2000 (12yr) – The 2000 vintage Knockando 12 year old, bottled as usual bearing a vintage as well as an age statement. Produced in the heart of Speyside this a great example of the area’s traditional style. Full in the mouth with honey and ginger notes.
Balvenie Signiture (12yr) -Balvenie Signature 12yr replaced the fondly-remembered Founders Reserve 10yr as the staple in the distillery’s range. This is a marriage of sherry, bourbon and refill casks and, as always with Balvenie, it’s a polished, mellow whisky to relax with.
Craggenmore (12yr) – The Speyside representative of the Classic Malts series is rich and spicy, with a very satisfying complexity and well-sherried backbone. Sweetish with a malty finish.
Johnny Walker Blue Label – Johnnie Walker’s most prestigious whisky. Probably THE most famous super-premium blend, made up of the finest old-aged malt and grain whiskies. The Cristal of the blended whisky world. Blue Label’s bold, multi-layered palate and silky delivery ensure that it sits unchallenged at the top of the Johnnie Walker pile. Butterscotch and prunes on the nose, vanilla orange and heather flavours.
Caol Ila (12 yr) – Caol Ila 12 Year Old is of medium weight, but still packing plenty of potent phenols, this is a refined, powerful dram with a compensating oiliness. A balanced, peaty beauty.
Lagavulin (16yr) – Single malt with the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay – but also offering richness and a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram.
Bunnahabhain (12 yr) – A giant leap forward for Bunnahabhain 12yr, this edition was launched in summer 2010 with a jump in strength to 46.3% and a declaration of no chill-filtration and no added colouring. Honey and ginger, dry sherry and smoky.
Isle of Jura Superstition – A union of two Jura malt whisky styles: one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. Superstition is a unique whisky created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts.
Talisker (10yr) – A massive success as the island representative in Diageo’s ‘Classic Malts’ series, Talisker 10yo’s profile keeps increasing as more fans discover its intense coastal spicy, peaty character. A truly elemental malt.
Glenkinchie – Much-loved dry, fruity, vanilla-tinged Lowland expression of the ‘Classic Malt’ range. One of only a few surviving Lowland distilleries still in production. There is a freshness and roundness to this dram.
Auchentoshan (12yr) – This Auchentoshan 12 yrs expression replaced the old 10 year-old a few years ago in 2008, when the range was totally revamped, and has been hailed as a big improvement on the occasionally lacklustre 10yr.
Glenmorangie Original – The ‘original’ sets a high standard for Highland whisky, and has gone from strength to strength since its slightly controversial packaging redesign a few years ago. Medium-bodied and gently warming, with pleasant spicy notes. Shortlist for TWE’s Whisky of the Year 2013. Honeyed sweetness with citrus, vanilla and almonds.
Oban (14yr) – The Western Highland representative in Diageo’s ‘Classic Malt’ series, Oban 14yr is a superb, full-blooded fruity malt with a whiff of heather and more than a hint of smoke. Lightly smoky on the honeyed floral nose, toffee, cereal and hint of peat.
Dalwhinnie – A good introduction to the delights of single malt whisky – elegant, smooth and medium-bodied, with a light, fruity palate and a whiff of heather on the finish.
Dalmore (12yr) – Dalmore 12 is aged for the first nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before half is transferred to ex-oloroso sherry casks for the final three years. The result is a whisky with a combination of sweetness and rich, sherried flavours.
Dewars (12yr) – Dewar’s 12 year old blend, called ‘Double Aged’ due to the 6 months of marrying in oak casks that the whisky does after initial maturation and blending. Dewar’s is one of the world’s most awarded whiskies having won the Monde Grand Gold across their range. Medium sweet and floral, elegant honey and caramel with liquorice notes emerging later on.
Sazerac Straight Rye – Sazerac is a terrific spicy rye from Buffalo Trace in a great old-time bottle. We understand this to be six years old. Crisp and dry with oaky flavours and long orange and spice finish.
Suntory Yamazaki Japanese Whiskey (12yr) – Yamazaki 12 year Old is a pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit. In its early days, it was rounded and delicate…now it is more intense, confident and elegant. Old sherry, nutty with sour raspberry and red apple.
Penderyn Legend Welsh Whiskey – This Penderyn has been matured in bourbon wood before finishing in ex-Madeira casks. Bottled at a slightly lower strength than the standard Penderyn Madeira Wood for even easier drinkability.
– Hugely popular Irish blend, renowned for its affinity with ginger ale. The default springboard into the fascinating world of Irish whiskey, Jameson’s quality has improved massively in the last 10-15 years.
You’ll be sure to find a tipple that you love amongst all of these!