NEW PRODUCT IN STOCK AT SOUTH JEFFERSON – Laphraoig 15 Year – 200 Year Anniversary Edition

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Laphroaig 15 year old was first created 30 years ago. Barrels were individually selected for their particularly mellow rounded flavour, then batch bottled at the higher export strength of 43% ABV. The resulting flavour soon became a firm favourite winning many awards. Its highlight was being chosen for the famous ‘Erskine Charity Bottling’ in 2000 when 270 bottles were drawn from a single 15 year old cask signed by HRH The Prince of Wales for this charity of which he is a patron.

The 200th Anniversary edition has been created in exactly the same way as the original. We very much hope it will be a delight both to those who have enjoyed it in the past and for many of you for whom it will be the first opportunity.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: Sparkling gold

NOSE: Initial scents of grapefruit and fresh mint. A touch of water releases salted caramel, with signature Islay peat smoke underlying sweet orchard fruit aromas.

BODY: Multifaceted.

TASTE: Pink peppercorns, light peat smoke with a soft dryness, before a finish of tobacco and faint sea salt.

FINISH: Mellow with a smoky aftertaste

Reference: http://www.laphroaig.com/

Single Malts from The GlenDronach Distillery

 

 

In a secluded spot in Aberdeenshire, nestled in the rolling East Highland hills, you’ll find The GlenDronach Distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. The GlenDronach Distillery is famous for producing richly sherried single malt whiskies of inimitable and individual character.

GlenDronach 12 year Oldglendronach_12

This superb richly sherried single malt is matured for at least 12 years in a combination of the finest Spanish Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. Non-chill filtered, of natural colour and bottled at 43%, the GlenDronach 12 year old Original is a sweet, creamy dram.

The 12 Year Old is rich, creamy, and silky-smooth. Warm, rich oak and sherry sweetness, it has a full mouth feel, tasting of raisins and soft fruits. Spicy with medium length and a dry finish.

GlenDronach 15 Year Old

Renowned amongst many whisky enthusiasts around the world, this remarkable and full bodied malt is matured for a minimum of 15 years in the finest Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, the GlenDronach Revival is non chill filtered and of natural colour. A truly excellent single malt.

A very dynamic and full bodied dram for its age, this malt is chewy with coffee and chocolate and tastes of treacle scones.

GlenDronach 18 Year Old

The famous GlenDronach 18 year old, now renamed Allardice, is the third expression in the GlenDronach core range. This exceptional single sherried malt is non chill filtered and of natural colour. Matured in the finest Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 46%, this sublime richly sherried malt is truly unforgettable.

The 18 Year Old is rich, dark and seductive. Remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and all-spice marry together with classical aged Oloroso and toasted walnut bread and chocolate orange.

The Arran Malt

arran-10-years-oldOpened on the Scottish island of Arran in 1995, Isle of Arran Distillers is one of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. Based at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, one of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland which lies off the West Coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre. The location offers perfect water for whisky production, cleansed by granite and softened by peat as it comes down from the mountain above. The atmosphere of sea breezes and clear mountain air together with the warm flow of the Gulf Stream matures the Arran Malt to perfection in earth floored warehouses.

Arran Malt 10 Year Old

A touch of cinnamon adds a spicy edge to the soft and sweet texture which captivates the palate. The classic Arran citrus notes have rounded with age and reveal new depths of character against a background of sweet oak.

On the finish, it drifts over the tongue like golden syrup and fades ever so slowly to tempt another sip. This is a beautifully made whisky. Arran has come a long way in 10 years. Truly the best things in life are always worth waiting for!

Arran Malt 14 Years Old

Arran-14-Year-OldAn initial burst of brine leads onto warming toffee appleas and hazlenuts. This is followed by dates, chocolate orange and spiced tea cake. The mouthfeel is overwhelmingly rich and weighty.

A trademark Arran finish with cinnamon spices leads back to where the experience began, with a classic island-style salty wave balancing the sweet-fruit of the palate.

Arran Malt Port Cask Finish

Layered fruits and spice combine with cinnamon baked apple wrestling with raisin and plum pudding. The dram opens out to reveal warming barley and a hint of sweet pear.

This is a classic Single Malt with punch that dances on the palate. The trademark Arran barley-sweetness shines through the layers of complexity.ingering complexity, each sip reveals new depths.