Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Classic aromas of dry cereal, baker’s yeast, malt and light spice; tastes include cooking spices (thyme), dry sherry, toasted malt and almonds; one of a kind.
The 100% Islay whisky range is unique. It is produced from barley grown at the distillery, and every step of the production is completed onsite.
The 4th limited edition 100% Islay is a combination of 5 year old first fill bourbon barrels selected from our warehouse.
Kilkerran Work in Progress 7 Bourbon Matured
Work in Progress (WIP) 7 Bourbon
Released in 2015. Only 6,000 bottles available worldwide.
Nose: Green apples mixed with marzipan, hot baked vanilla buns. Gentle smoke and fruit notes. After 15 mins, smell madagascan vanilla pod seeds in warm full fat milk.
Palate: Puff of smoke mixed with tangy apple, elegant & mature, very well rounded.
Finish: Long, smooth, luxurious.
Bottled in 2012, Distilled in 1996
94 points Whisky Advocate
This is the first time I’ve been up for reviews here so I had a game plan: play it cool, mark tightly, let everyone know I’m hard to please. Then they gave me this, the whisky equivalent to front row tickets to Neil Young on his current Twisted Road tour: not just a chance to get up close and personal with an old favorite, but to do so with an old favorite who’s on fire. Laphroaig’s owners are intent on ensuring a big peaty engine for any new release, but this is a monster by anyone’s standards. It’s essentially Quarter Cask finished in oloroso sherry casks, so in addition to the intense charcoal smoke attack there are rich fruity notes; blackcurrant and berries. It’s an evening barbecue whisky. Grill that fish until it’s blackened and crispy, drizzle on lemon, and as the smoke rears up in protest, sip this. Big, moody, broody, fruity, and rich: what’s not to love? (Vol 19, #3)
Islay Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig, pronounced “La-froyg”, is a Gaelic word meaning “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay.” The three main ingredients for Laproaig are barley, water and yeast. For the Laphroaig 10 year, the malted barley is dried over a peat fire. Laphroaig only uses peat found on the island of Islay. The Laphroaig 10 year has a strong smoky scent with a malt nose and the color is a full gold. The flavor is very smoky, almost mesquite with a complex finish and long aftertaste. The 10 year is a sweet and subtle full bodied peat monster! This is an excellent and classic 10 year single malt.
Islay Single Malt Scotch
A vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been speeded up by ageing in Quarter Casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. A really terrific whisky and great value.
This is essentially the awesome Longrow C.V. bottling in new packaging, we’re very glad it still features in the re-vamped range! Great value and great tasting!
Nose: Salt and a leathery smokiness come to the fore in a maritime combination, like a Harbourmaster’s Jacket.
Palate: Light and sweet with notes of green grapes and rhubarb, a great contrast to the nose. Then comes a big blast of smoke.
Finish: That salty smokiness returns from the nose providing a deeply satisfying ending.
Overall: A great entry-level offering from Longrow perfect for Islay fans looking for something a bit different.
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Matured in Bourbon & Sherry Oak Casks. This range has been around for a few years now and seems to have weathered the storm it caused amongst the faithful when it was initially released. “The Fine Oak range is…more approachable, and has the potential to be embraced by a greater percentage of whisky drinkers….cutting back on the sherry reveals more of the Macallan spirit, which is first-class.” John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine