A great whisky for those looking to try Glenrothes for the first time. This sweet, zesty dram has a yellow label that denotes the colour of the grape at the point it is plucked from the vine.
This whisky is part of the Soleo collection, a series paying homage to the ageing process used on some sherry grapes. Each whisky in the series has a different colour label, each reflecting a different stage of the grapes’ maturation.
A Glenrothes 12 Year Old in classic style: fruity and sweet. Aged solely in sherry-seasoned casks, this Speyside whisky has notes of vanilla, melon, banana and cinnamon.
This 12-year-old whisky is part of The Soleo Collection: a range of five whiskies from The Glenrothes, ranging from 10 to 25 years old, which pay homage to the grapes from which some sherries, such as Pedro Ximénez, are made.
Matured in sherry casks, the majority of which were first-fill, this is a sweet and spicy whisky with notes of vanilla, fresh ginger and pear.
This 18-year-old whisky is part of The Soleo Collection: a range of five whiskies from Glenrothes, ranging from 10 to 25 years old, which pay homage to the grapes from which some sherries, such as Pedro Ximénez, are made.
The pinnacle of the Glenrothes new range is this decadent 25 Year Old, which was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Aged in mostly first-fill sherry-seasoned casks, it has notes of tropical fruits, coriander seed and salted caramel.
Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny has an excellent `nutty’ characters and delicious hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. On the palate, it is rich, softly sweet and smooth, perfectly balanced, with a long and elegant finish.
Light, orange-tinted amber in colour. Grahams 30 Year Old Tawny Port has a magnificent nose showing an array of dried fruits. A matured, concentrated palate with full honeyed fruit. Gorgeously mellow, with an amazing, long finish Fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate but can also be enjoyed alone, as a dessert in its own right – it is indeed an experience in itself.
Graham’s 40 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
This specialty grappa is produced with grapes from the Tignanello vineyard and is made in limited quantities. Tignanello Grappa presents the aromas and flavors of Chianti Classico grapes in a refined and aromatic distilled spirit.
The Highland Park Malt Whisky 12 Year Old has a heather-honey sweetness to it and a silky taste that leaves a warming feeling. Its glowing amber colour reflects its honey essence and smoky sweetness that makes this full malt an all-rounded whisky.
Since its release in 1997, the Highland Park Malt Whisky 18 Year Old has been an exceptional hit with both whisky critics and enthusiasts across the globe. Balanced to perfection, this single malt has a toffee sweetness aroma and its smoky finish leaves a feeling of warmness.
A great example of whisky at its finest, the Highland Park Malt Whisky 18 Years Old was named “the Best Spirit in the World” in 2005 by US spirits writer F. Paul Pacult in the June issue (Volume 26, Issue 2) of the Spirit Journal.
The Highland Park Malt Whisky 21 Year Old is rated as one of the best example of whiskies from the famous distillery. Released in 2007, the whisky was named Best Single Malt of the Year at the World Whisky Awards 2009.
This full-flavoured, sweet single malt hits the nose with a hint of balsamic and toffee, and its exotic spicy, smoky finish leaves a feeling of satisfying warmth.
Contained in a classic bottle and protected in a stylish wooden box, Highland Park Malt Whisky 30 Year Old is a must for any collector. Released in April 2005, this edition pays tribute to the distillery’s character and celebrates the unique feel of the brand.
Matured for 30-years, it brings together a complex aromatic fudge sweetness and spice that tingles the nose and palate. The finish has a smoky flavour and mildly salty kick, all slowly created during the Orkney sea spray aging process.
Held in an almost bell-shaped bottle, the Highland Park Malt Whisky 40 Year Old is a great example of traditional whisky making. The famous distillery stays true to perfecting the process and adding all its expertise to maturing the whisky just right.
This perfection is achieved by hand-turning the malt, cutting peat by hand, maturing the whisky in custom-made sherry butts, nurturing it a precise climate and bringing it all together in casks. Dedication to doing things the right way has gained Highland Park the status of Distiller of the Year 2007, a status that the 40 year old addition aspires to respect and maintain.
X.O. is the flagship Armagnac of the blends. Indeed the whole range has been built around it. The majority of the eaux-de-vie used in the X.O. blend is for 30 years in old oak barrels.
Founded by Pierre Etienne Janneau in 1851, Maison Janneau is one of the main producers that carries out the distillation, ageing and bottling of its production fully in the region of origin, the AOC Armagnac.
A wonderfully rich aroma, combining notes of rich, sweet fruit with hints of toffee and caramel. A comforting mix of warming, malty cereal and smooth creamy vanilla, with fragrant notes of almond and tropical tangerine. A lingering finish with hints of dark chocolate, citrus peel and a very light, aromatic smoke.
Mature fruits slowly supersede aromas of fresh citrus. A vanilla oak sweetness is framed by a certain zest of the great classic Johnnie Walker Speyside whiskies, including Mortlach, which bring elegant structure and enormous body. Smooth & mellow, reaching its climax in rich smokiness. So many big characters, malt and grain, smoke and richness, are all held together in harmony and controlled balance with smoothness. The John Walker has been created to capture the essence of the founder: powerful but quiet and elegant; giant flavours, slowly unfolding with great dignity. Controlled power and richness building finally to a crescendo and then, the elegant rich smoke bringing this to a close.
Take in the wonderfully mellow, rounded nose – replete with dry smokiness artfully mixed with the sweetness of raisins. Serving a velvety combination of vanilla, honey and rose petals – before broadening out to include a zesty orange flavour with notes of hazelnut, sherry and dark chocolate. Signing off with a rich and luxuriously long finish, which showcases Johnnie Walker’s trademark smokiness in the most sophisticated way.
Take in the delicious scent of sweet smoke and cloves. Relish the unmistakably peaty taste – rich with raisins, fresh apples and a tropical orange flavour combined with creamy vanilla. Evolving to a wonderfully long, warming finish. The smoldering spice from oak-aged casks makes for a powerful and lingering smokiness.
Opening with the sweet, enticing scent of honey – made characterful by subtle hints of more woody notes. Developing on the tongue – layers of vibrant and tropical fruit, with a distinct creamy vanilla flavour. Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve brings together all the moreish golden flavours in one sensationally long, lingering finish.
Profound smoky initial aroma followed by sweet, fresh fruit (apples, pears, bananas) malt characteristics; developing into rich dried fruit/spicy complexity (raisins, figs, cinnamon). Smooth with a rich, fruity sweetness. Warming with subtle flavours of sandalwood and smoke.Powerful, complex, rich and smooth. Mouthwarming and lingering rich peaty finish.
House of Krug chose to create Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 because the year 2004 succeeded in offering ideal conditions for the maturation of beautiful grapes, with the promise of revealing the full potential of this walled plot. Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 exalts the crisp purity of a single walled plot of vines (clos in French) in the village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, and of a single grape variety – Chardonnay – from a single year, 2004. After 12 years in Krug’s cellars, it reveals a precise signature and a striking grace.
For Krug, the year 2006 gave birth to a great and classic Krug Champagne. Krug 2006 is generous, intense in aromas on the palate, without any excess, with an ending leaving a sensation of greatness and distinction.For the final blend, the selected wines were those best exhibiting the unique, silky roundness of the year with a good structure and length. Pinot Noir constitutes almost half (48%) of the blend, with the majority coming from plots in Montagne de Reims Nord, Sud and Les Riceys. Ripe and full-bodied Chardonnays (35%) add roundness and opulence while Meuniers (17%) from Leuvrigny and Sainte- Gemme bring tension and length.
Krug Grande Cuvée is re-created every year and the 168ème Édition is based on the 2012 harvest complemented by 42% reserve wines from 11 different vintages dating back to 1996. This is a sensational release with abundant aromas of white flowers, fresh and dried citrus, marzipan, toasted nuts and gingerbread. On the palate it is full-bodied and generous with a deep core of fruit and a wonderfully silky, refined mousse. Immediately enjoyable and ready to drink, however, Grande Cuvée has an excellent track record for ageing and this can be expected to improve over the next couple of decades.