The Whisky List

Want to look like you know a thing or two about Whisky? Well my good friend…pop these bad boys on your shelf and you’ll look like a true Whisky connoisseur. I’ve even given you the tasting notes and region cheat sheets.
Whisky – Filters

Norlan Whisky Glass Set


As soon as I saw this glass I knew it was a bit of me. Inspired by nature, digitally crafted, and meticulously refined for the ultimate Whisky drinking experience. It really enhances the complex flavors and aromatics in a Whisky and delivers them to the senses like never before. It needed to be on this list!


Ailsa Bay Sweet Smoke

LowlandOakySingle MaltsToffeeVanillaYup...That's Peaty

This cheeky little number is an absolute delight. The only Scotch Whisky to undergo a process called ‘micro maturation’…basically the usual distillation process but on acid…topped off with a tonne of science. Just my cup tea! It really does have a beautiful balance of vanilla oakiness, peat and creamy toffee.


Glen Scotia Victoriana

CampbeltownCask StrengthChocolateyOakySingle Malts

Love the rich, roasty-toasty notes on this one. It’s bottled at cask strength too which really helps boost the aforementioned roasty-toasty notes.


Lagavulin 16 Year Old

IslaySingle MaltsSmokySpicyVanillaYup...That's Peaty

For me this one is the benchmark of Islay Whiskies and it has to be on your shelf. Super peaty with sweet spices and a sherry, vanilla hit. Sublime!


Bowmore 15 Year Old

ChocolateyIslayLil' Bit PeatySingle MaltsSmokySpicyToffee

I love this smooth wee tipple. Rich raisins and gentle smoke lead the way to a delicious chocolaty centre. If you want a sweet yet not overly smoky Whisky this one’s the ticket!


Hibiki Japanese Harmony


If you ignore all the other Whiskys on this list this is the one you can drink every day, any time of day and it never gets old. A smooth, sweet blend unlike any other!


Ledaig Sinclair

CaramelChocolateyIslandLil' Bit PeatyRed FruitySingle MaltsSmoky

Ledaig…pronounced Led Dig…have thrown down the gauntlet with this one. Mega flavoursome because of it’s Rioja wine cask finish getting them peaty notes alongside the ripe red fruit sweetness.


Octomore 10.1

CaramelHoneyIslayOakyPeaty As F**kSaltySingle MaltsSmoky

Not for the faint hearted! Octomore is the definition of peaty Whiskies. From you moment you open the bottle the room is blasted with peat. Tastes of charred oak and dried earth and a little hint of honey.


Highland Park 12 Year Old

CitrusFloralHoneyIslandPepperySingle MaltsSmoothWoody

A super fresh Whisky that doesn’t break the bank. Pleasant honey & citrus notes with woody hints. If you don’t like the Whisky at least you’ll love the bottle.


Kilkerran 8 Year Old – Cask Strength

CampbeltownCask StrengthHoneyLil' Bit PeatySingle MaltsSmokyVanilla

If you can find a bottle this one is a delight! It may only be 8 years old but there’s such a massive flavour profile. Delicate notes of smoky peat with fresh and sharp green apples, alongside aromas of spiced rhubarb crumble with creamy vanilla custard.


Ardbeg Wee Beastie

IslayPepperyRed FruitySaltySingle MaltsSmokyVanillaYup...That's Peaty

A 5 year old which will absolutely blow your socks off. Drawn from a combination of ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks the peaty notes sit at the fore for this one, with oak somewhat taking a back seat. Smoky and musty and like standing by a seaside bonfire.


Laphroaig Quarter Cask

CigarsIslayNuttyOakySingle MaltsSmokyToffeeYup...That's Peaty

This one is another must have. Good amount of peat followed by toffee, nuttiness, hickory, rum and raisin. Love the balance of sweet and smoke.


Caol Ila 12 Year Old

CigarsIslayPepperySingle MaltsSmokySpicyWoodyYup...That's Peaty

This peaty beast is another bolter for me. It begins sweetly then yields a fragrant smokiness typical of Islay Whiskies. For the beginner palette it’ll take some getting used to but it’s a gem!


Glenkinchie 12 Year Old

FloralHoneyLowlandNuttyOakySingle MaltsSmooth

Characteristic lightness and grassy elements that Lowland whiskies are known for really shine through on this one. I enjoy this one as an aperitif on a warm evening.


Macallan 12 Year Old – Double Cask

FloralHoneyOakySingle MaltsSmoothSpeysideWiney

As smooth as James Bond himself. The Macallan 12 Year Old is crisp and sweet. Raisins and floral notes are followed by that Sherry hint hallmark of Macallan. It’s basically a Christmas pud in a glass.


The Balvenie Double Wood 12 Year Old

HoneyNuttyOakySingle MaltsSpeysideSpicyVanillaWiney

Finished in European oak Oloroso sherry butts the double wood is another sweet Whisky with a good body. You get those Bourbon cask characters popping out too with hints of vanilla, nuts and cinnamon. Sexy!


Clynelish 14 Year Old

FloralHighlandHoneyOakyOrangeySingle MaltsVanilla

This zesty little number is a nice light Whisky with hints of tangerine and a lovely hint of vanilla. One for those summer days!


Dalmore 15 Year Old

ChocolateyCigarsHighlandOrangeySingle MaltsSpicyWineyWoody

This one features a fairly pretentious palette no matter where you look. To not verge too much into those realms it’s a chocolatey, woody, orangey, spicy, syrupy belter!


Edradour 10 Year Old

CitrusHighlandHoneyNuttyOakyOrangeySingle MaltsToffeeVanillaWineyWoody

You’ve probably never heard of this one and I’m not surprised. It hails from one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries whose production methods have pretty much stayed the same for the last 150 years…and I know why. It’s a fresh fruity Whisky with Sherry notes giving a similar impact than a good sipping rum. Super seductive!


Penderyn Madeira

CitrusFloralHoneyOrangeySingle MaltsSmoothToffeeVanillaWelsh

Yup it’s Welsh…and it’s delightful. This little number is fresh as f*#k, sweet and fruity. Just another perfect light Whisky to share with your mates.


Nikka Whisky From The Barrel


This Japanese blend combines both single malt and grain Whisky and packs some punch. Always find a huge flavour profile. Winter spice and toffee, a wee bit of caramel and vanilla and a good mouthful of fruit.

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