The anCnoc 12 year old is renowned the world over. Known as a must-have in any whisky drinker’s collection, it’s light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone.
A distillery like no other, traditional production methods are used to craft a curiously modern Single Malt. Proudly named anCnoc, meaning simply ‘the hill’ in Gaelic, every drop of this remarkable Scotch Whisky celebrates its Highland home, rich heritage and the spirit of Modern Tradition.
anCnoc 24 Years Old has been bottled in its most natural form – neither chill-filtered nor coloured, and as a result may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of whisky that is non chill-filtered.
A fantastic release from AnCnoc, the oldest bottling in their regular range at 35 years old. A combination of a small number of bourbon and sherry casks to produce a balanced, sweet and fruity dram.
Matured over three decades in one of Balblair’s traditional dunnage warehouses, this exceptional Vintage developed aromas of butterscotch, toffee and fresh vanilla, with Balblair’s signature tropical fruitiness completing an exquisitely balanced profile.
“Very few malts are this comfortable, or vibrant, by the time they reach their third decade in the cask. A Highland gathering of sensational casks resulting in a celebration of what great Scotch whisky is really all about. Magnificent”. – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017 96.5 pts
Glendronach 1994 is dark mahogany in colour with a nose of sultanas and figs warmed by touches of ginger and cracked black pepper, with an excellent balance of sweet and spice. In the mouth is a robust sherried character of plums and milk chocolate that rolls seamlessly to clove and nutmeg. Cigar box spices and pepper provide a long and balanced finish.
Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for a minimum of 21 years, the ‘Parliament’ continues the great GlenDronach tradition of offering fruit-laden intensity in its single malts. This rich expression has been named ‘Parliament’ after the colony, or ‘parliament’, of rooks that have been nesting in the trees that overlook the GlenDronach distillery for almost 200 years. Bottled at 48%, the ‘Parliament’ is non chill filtered and of natural colour.
The youthful grape comes in clean, juicy bunches; the herbs and spices on a rack on the kitchen wall; Taste: Any lovers of the old Jennings books will here do a Mr Wilkins explosive snort as the magnificent barley-grape mix is propelled with the force of dynamite into the taste buds; survivors of this experience still able to speak may mention something about cocoa notes forming; Finish: Long, luxurious, with a pulsing vanilla-grape mix and a build up of spices; light oils intensify and elongate; Balance: I doubt if any restorative on the planet works quite as well as this one does. Or if any sherry cask whisky is so clean and full of the joys of Jerez. A classic malt which has upped a gear or two and has become exactly what it is: a whisky of pure brilliance … Score – 95.5. (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2017).
Since 1865, Glenfarclas has been owned by just one family, the Grants, and is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to be family owned and managed. An excellent introduction to the distillery style, Glenfarclas 12 year old is aged in sherry casks and puts forth seductive aromas of sherried fruit and oak. The finish is persistent, with notes of liquorice and grilled cereals.
“An incredible dram from Glenfarclas, we can’t say enough about it. It’s a juicy, Christmas cake of a whisky, absolutely huge! This 15 year old matured in sherry wood, a superb malt which earned 95 points from Jim Murray. A lot of the whisky in this is clearly much older than 15 years, this is a really sherried dram and we love it”. Masters of Malt
Gold hay hue. The nose is an intricate range of smoke, minerals and sherry. On the palate, there is butterscotch, more sherry and peat. Smoke continues to stay with you long after the final sip. A whisky of complexity and depth, offering a very long finish. Extraordinary.
Single cask Speyside single malt from the Glenfarclas distillery, presented as part of their Family Cask Winter 2015 Release. This edition was distilled in 1988 and left to mature in a refill sherry butt until August 2015, when it was bottled at cask strength with an outturn of 599 bottles.
From the Glenfarclas Family Cask range comes a 1997 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry butt – cask #1, yes that’s correct! It was matured from 1997 to July 2014, when it was bottled with an outturn of 628 bottles.