Exciting new whiskies in store now!
The Hollow’s Crown?
First up, the limited edition Lagavulin 8yo. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the distillery’s inception, this new dram from the Queen of the Hebrides, combines a robust, initial kick with the much-loved sweet and smoky style of their other derivations.
A matter of ‘taste’
Whether you love or hate anCnoc’s collaboration with Scottish fashion designer Patrick Grant, you have to admit that the packaging for Blas (Gaelic for ‘taste’) brightens up a room. This equally light and sunny dram is characterised by anCnoc’s signature citrus notes, alongside vanilla and bitter dark chocolate.
New to the SWE fold, is Tobermory’s rare 42yo bottling. With its Oloroso cask finish, this one is a perfect fit for those who enjoy their whisky on the rich and sweet side. Fruitcake, raisins, dried spices and creamy oak; it’s a complex and powerful dram.
Something to Mull over
An intriguing combination of light sherry sweetness – provided by its Spanish Oloroso cask maturation – and Ledaig’s distinctive salty and smoky style, the 1996 Vintage is an experience not to be missed for fans of this brand. Limited to a release of just 500 bottles.
Bells and Whistles
To commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday this year, Bell’s have released their ‘Royal Birthday Decanter.’ Replete with royal blue sash and gold leaf pin, the decanter is limited to a release of just 1,000 bottles.
Cream of the Crop
Made from barley which is grown on Islay, and distilled and matured entirely at Kilchoman, the sixth bottling in the ‘100% Islay’ range offers a lightly peated whisky to chase off the winter blues. With its stunning smoke notes, excellently complimented by a pear and citrus-fruit sweetness (provided by a long maturation in ex-Buffalo Trace casks), this Limited Edition dram is one of 2016’s must-haves.
New from anCnoc’s ‘Peaty Collection’ is the distinctly medicinal and aptly titled ‘Rascan’. Named for the traditional peat-cutting tool, this dram has a phenol content of 11ppm, combining an expected burst of rich peatiness on the palate with a more surprising floral and fudge sweetness.