Blended from more than 50 single malts (with particular emphasis on Miltonduff and Glenburgie) as well as 4 single grain whiskies. Ballantine's Finest is a smooth, satisfyingly modern blend, now picking up serious momentum in overseas markets under owners Chivas Brothers.
Chivas Regal 12 year old is an expression of a unique tradition that has continued unbroken since the Chivas Brothers first introduced the world to the rich, smooth Scotch whisky of Chivas Regal. Tasting Notes Nose: Initially lots of toffee then wood chips, custard and vanilla flavoured Angel Delight. Green resin, cedar and potpourri also present. Palate: : Quite earthy with barely, liquorice and coriander. Finish: : short and a little bitter. Comments: : Doesn't take water well. Awards:
2003Gold medal winner, Chivas Highland Jewel category, International Spirits Competition Cocktail Awards2004
Gold award, International Spirits Competition Cocktail Awards2006
Silver award, 10 to 12 year old category, International Wine & Spirits Competition2008
Silver winner, San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Dewars White Label blended Scotch whisky is one of the top selling blended whiskies in the world. Once you taste Dewars, it is easy to see why. Not only is Dewars mild, sweet and easy drinking, without a big smoke component that drives many drinkers away from Scotch whisky, but it also mixes exceptionally well. From a Scotch and soda to an elegant Blood and Sand Cocktail, Dewars is versatile, attractively priced and a great introduction into the world of blended Scotch whisky. Alcohol : 40%
Glencadam Distillery is located about half a mile outside the ancient city and former Royal Burgh of Brechin in the Kingdom of Angus in the Eastern Highland of Scotland. Their 10 year old expression is a soft and delicate style of malt that displays aromas of spicy oak and citrus tones that leads onto the palate, which is fresh and crisp with a long pleasing finish.
Two centuries ago, the illicit whisky from the remote and wild region of Glenlivet was sought after for its smooth and characterful qualities. The defining fruity 'pineapple' note from the sma' stills lives on to this day in George Smith's definitive legacy of The Glenlivet. The Single Malt That Started It All COLOUR Bright and lively gold. NOSE Exquisite delicacy of summer-like fragrances, with playful interlacing of floral and fruity aromas. A sensuous touch of exotic fruit, notably pineapple. It opens in time on creamier and richer notes of stewed greengages and ripe apricots. Oak tenderly enhances that enticing bouquet with more vanilla and nutty notes and an echo of toasted oats. PALATE Honeyed floral notessahine through. A silky feel, flowing on the tongue. Smooth and sweet fruit notes of white peaches and pears poached in vanilla syrup. FINISH Marzipan and fresh hazelnuts followed by a gentle spiciness of grated ginger Awards: Silver medal 2008 International Spirits Challenge Silver 2009 The Glenlivet 12 YO San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2009 The Glenlivet 12 YO First Fill IWSC
Founded by William Grant in 1886 in Dufftown, Scotland. It is one of the world's largest Scotch Whisky brands sold in unique triangular bottles. William Grant's has a beautifully balanced and mellow aroma, and a full rich flavour with a pleasant smooth and lingering taste.
With its origins in the 1870's Old Special Whisky, JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL became simply 'BLACK LABEL' in 1909. It is regarded by experts as the ultimate Scotch deluxe whisky, the benchmark by which all others are measured. Each bottle of BLACK LABEL will have been two decades in the planning and draws whisky from the finest distilleries across Scotland aged in the finest whisky casks. Each whisky is matured in a slightly different way, due to the intricacies of wood, climate and location. The Master Blenders' skill is in blending these whiskies together to create a whisky with an extraordinary range of flavour. A continued focus on quality and style has resulted in JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL earning numerous awards. Today the blend remains as rich and smooth as it was when John Walker's son and grandson were Master Blenders. It has been called 'a masterpiece, the Michelangelo's David of the blender's art, the very best in its category' - Charles Maclean, whisky writer, and 'the Savoy, the Everest of deluxe whiskies' - Jim Murray, author of the 'Whisky Bible'. BLACK LABEL retains the authenticity of its creator and currently outsells every other deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky around the globe. That it's stood the test of time is testament to the pioneering spirit and the skills of the Walker family.
The world's best-selling Scotch Whisky. It's renowned for its bold, characterful taste, balanced to shine through even when mixed. It's a flavour the Walker family has never compromised on. The Walker family used their encyclopaedic knowledge of Scotland's malts to create a blend with universal appeal. The result? Red Label became the world's favourite whisky, a position it still holds today. Developed for an export market with a taste for long, refreshing drinks, it's the label that built the Walker empire, and the brand that defined the whisky business.
This gold medal winning blended malt whiskey need a brand identity and packaging that reflected its quirky name while still being taken seriously. Sheep Dip - This golden-colored, vatted malt is a blend of 16 single malt whiskys aged between 8 and 21 years, its name arising from British farmers' slang for whisky: sheep dip (so called to avoid paying taxes on home-distilled spirits). The nose is heavy on the malt, a rich and starchy tone that promises a really meaty spirit. The palate, however, is quite a bit more subdued. Citrus hinted at in the nose is stronger here, overpowering the malt a bit. It's very pleasant and easy to drink, but not overly complex. Certainly something to break out at the end of a long day in the fields rather than to cap off a gourmet feast.
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