Rumbullion XO is a spiced rum from Ableforth's. Made using 15-year-old Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and cardamom, this is rich and intense.
NOSE: Creamy, sweet vanilla and juicy, freshly sliced oranges. Mulled wine-like delivery of toasted cinnamon and cloves, with a core of well-aged rum. Notes of dark chocolate, ripe plums and fragrant oak develop in the glass.
PALATE: Mouth-coating palate with crystallised orange peels and a hint of blackberry. Soft chamois leather and cedar wood provide a complex backbone alongside cinnamon, cloves and liquorice.
FINISH: Long with notes of old-fashioned cola cubes and intense bittersweet orange. A note of toasted oak appears on the tail.Learn More
A welcome new addition to the Ultimate range. Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in the newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other.
Rounded and smoky aromas - like burning Applewood - with creamy toffee, aniseed, treacle and dates. A curious suggestion of juicy fruits, such as peach and banana. With a drop of water, reminders of Ardbeg’s classic fragrance – lime, pine resin, fennel, saddle soap and tar. A gentle waxiness, like fragrant candle wax, and hints of smoked herbs. An Oa gives a final subtle reminder of the sea with briny notes and seaweed but always accompanied with creaminess. A smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Wood is always present in the spirit, gently nutty and reminiscent of a carpenter’s workshop. A long, sweet finish, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty biscuit notes. Lingering, seductive, gentle yet intense finish, with flavours of aniseed, hickory and distant subtle smoke.Learn More
£65.99Multifaceted, notes of peat and little flourishes of dark sugar, freshly ground espresso beans, cereal notes and a most sophisticated tar. The palate is led by sweet, ripe fruit and black forest honey. A good helping of malt. The throne then usurped by a powerful peat and smoked barley. Very long finish with caramel and malt that weave their way through peat smoke and dark sugar and just a hint of fresh espresso coffee before it finally peters out. Learn More
Bernheim Original is made by Heaven Hill and is the only straight wheat American whiskey available. A winner of the Gold 'Editor's Choice Award' from Whisky Magazine with a score of 17.75 out of 20 from Dave Broom & Michael Jackson
NOSE: Warm and sweet with buttered granary toast, a hint of salt, mixed spices and a distinct morello cherry character. Cooked fruit and a defined bakery note.
PALATE: Quite full and sweet. Freshly baked sweet buns, a stewed fruit note and a mixed nut character. There are hints of tuck shop favourites and a touch of spearmint.
FINISH: Long and slightly dry with toasty spices.Learn More
The Caol Ila Distillers Edition bottlings are a reliable source of Islay awesomeness. They boast plenty of warming peat notes mixed in with lip-smacking sweetness coming from the Moscatel cask finishing period - all-in-all, much deliciousness to be had. This is the 2004 vintage Distillers Edition, which was bottled in 2016.
Nose: Honey, subtly floral malt, a crash of sea spray and a few touches of spearmint.
Palate: Salty peat smoke, golden syrup, a fiery kick of cinnamon and cassia. Some lighter hints of orange oil and jasmine tea.
Finish: Brown sugar, red grapes and oatcakes.Learn More
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Moch is Gaelic for dawn, and this release from Caol Ila is an altogether lighter prospect than the distillery's excellent 12 year old standard expression.
Nose: Lemon sherbet and apple crumble topping with custard. Dry grass and not a hint of smoke.
Palate: Sweet lemon meringue pie and soft, very soft mouthfeel. The peat hits a third of the way in but it's restrained; soothing wood smoke rather than burning tyres, and it retains a sweetness throughout.
Finish: Soft drying smoke.Learn More
A deliciously fresh wine which perfectly expresses the complexity of the Charles Heidsieck spirit. Coral-like in appearance, with subtle orange reflections reminiscent of antique roses. Freshly picked strawberry aromas gradually become more intense, with home-made strawberry jam and blood peach alongside rich, warm notes of gingerbread and cinnamon. A vivacious palate full of red fruit, with some generous floral notes. Following a silky-rich texture, the finish is long and balanced.Learn More
A terrific blended grain whisky (the first of its type when released in 2000) from tireless innovators Compass Box.
Aromas and flavours of vanilla, caramel, a delicate fruitiness, accented with elegant, rich flavours of vanilla, toffee, coconut and cocoa.Learn More
The Founders Choice is a cask strength release from the Cotswolds Distillery which comes from founder Dan's favourite casks: shaved, toasted and recharred American Oak red wine barriques.
Aromas of dry hay and cut wood, with dark chocolate and dried figs, and plums in sweet syrup. The palate shows warming cereal and toast notes, with lots of fresh red fruits and butterscotch. Hints of spicy oak, lots of dried fruit and a lingering nutty, dry finish.Learn More
After 10 years in contact with the oak, Armagnac starts to take on the aromas of ageing. The fruit that is still present, is accompanied by the first aromas of soft spices such as liquorice and cinnamon. Still quite fiery, this eau de vie will become more complex after a few minutes breathing in your glass.Learn More
The Deanston distillery is well-versed in making organic whisky at this point, and this 15 year old expression is the perfect example of its expertise. The distillers use organic certified barley as the base for the spirit and mature it in new oak barrels before bottling it up at 46.3% ABV.
Nose: Buttery malt and cornflakes, with underlying cut grass fragrance.
Palate: Soft fruity notes develop on the palate - think apricot, quince and just a hint of grapefruit.
Finish: Lingering honey and marmalade.Learn More
No.1 in Diplomatico's limited-edition Distillery Collection, which highlights each individual element of their blended rums. This rum was made solely in the Batch Kettle Still that was brought to Diplomatico's La Miel distillery in 1959. This semi-continuous distillation system is originally from Canada, where it was employed for the production of whisky.
NOSE: Fruity and sweet aromas, wild flowers and vanilla notes.
PALATE: Elegant on the palate where delicate wood tannins are complemented by notes of toasted caramel and ripe red fruit flavours
FINISH: Soft, sweet and lingering aftertaste.Learn More
The Distillery Collection showcases Diplomático’s diverse distillation processes. Over the years, Diplomático has developed a unique style of merging different distillation methods to produce a wide range of complex distillates. The Barbet Column Still was brought to Diplomático’s La Miel distillery in 1959. This continuous distillation system is originally from France. Using high quality sugar cane molasses, the distillate is aged in American white oak barrels until it reaches its optimum maturity, resulting in a unique rum.
Singed brown sugar and buttermints start things off on the nose, with a hint of foam banana sweets. The buttery notes build, with spicy green leaves slowly replacing the mint. Sharp apple hides underneath. Sweet and fruity: stewed apples, banana, and candied papaya and mango. Cream then washes over everything, adding caffé latte and toffee sauce. There’s a hint of sharp apple skin and toasted cask stave under the sea of cream, sprinkled with mint. Green leaves and soft mintiness fade to leave toffee sweetness.Learn More
The current release of Iris Poivré from 12 barrels and every barrel is bottled on its own; each release has variation based on the life of each barrel. These are truly unique eaux-de-vies. Fanny Fougerat is to Cognac what Reisetbauer is to Gin. What Grower Producer is to Champagne.
Pure, distinct and floral, Iris Poivré links fineness to generosity. Delicate in essence and subtle by nature, it reminds one of a shared poetic moment.Learn More
The Fanny Fougerat Le Laurier d'Apollon Limited Edition Cognac is a delightful offering from this innovative brand. This truly is a limited edition, utilizing only 5 barrels, which equates to 2.460 bottles. It's a blend of Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, and showcases all the best aspects that the chalky soils of this terroir impart on the fruit that grows there.
Young, masculine and ambitious, this cognac offers a virile aromatic palette in a rich and powerful style!Learn More
With an ample proportion of rye in its mashbill, along with corn and malted barley, FEW Rye is a fantastic example of top-notch American craft distilling.
NOSE: The aroma is particularly fruity with notes of apples, pears and plums with a spicy after thought.
PALATE: The flavour is as fruity as the aroma with more apples and pears but also a little unripe banana and candied orange peel.
FINISH: The finish is long and lingering with notes of fresh orange juice, spice and apple tart.Learn More