JURA SUPERSTITION: Made up of whiskies aged for 13 years and 21 years, with 13 percent heavily peated malt. It turns out Stevie was wrong, Superstition is the way… Nose, initial gristy cereal gives way to evocative smoke and heady malt. It’s quite sweet and creamy, and reminds us of Chantilly cream. Palate, sweet and porridge-like. A cereal fest on the tongue, with hints of white pepper and black forest honey with hot buttered toast. Light and oily. Finish, medium length with cocoa.
Talisker Port Ruighe, Single Ilse of Skye Malt Scotch Whisky. combines the powerful smoky maritime character of Talisker with succulent sweet notes of rich berry fruits for a superb contrasting taste experience.
Longrow Peated - Nose: maritime salt and leathery smokiness. 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: salty smokiness returns for a deeply satisfying ending. Perfect for Islay fans looking for something a bit different.
JURA 16 YEAR OLD: This 16 year old from the Isle of Jura was a bronze medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Nose, fragrant, slightly floral cereal, some minerality at first, becoming increasingly creamy with a hint of orange. Mixed nuts, redcurrant, green apple and finally dark chocolate and spice. Palate, oily and resinous with sweet tobacco, mixed nuts, clove, milk chocolate and violet. Rich and round. Finish, drying, fragrant oak.
JURA 10 YEAR OLD - Deliciously delicate yet robust, slumbering for a full decade in quiet contentment, this beguiling spirit has a lingering taste of warming gentle oak, caramel, soft liquorice and roasted coffee beans. A whisky to be leisurely savoured.
ROYAL CHALLENGE INDIAN WHISKEY: Royal Challenge is amongst the largest selling premium whisky brands in India with a rich heritage of innovation and unsurpassable quality. For over 28 years, Royal Challenge has won the hearts of whisky drinkers across the nation since its inception in the 80s. Appearance, antique gold. Nose, an amazingly smooth whiskey, the secret of its velvet-like texture lies in the use of leisurely matured malt and grain spirit.
TYRCONNELL SINGLE MALT IRISH WHISKEY: A single malt Irish whiskey from the Cooley distillery, Tyrconnell is incredibly creamy and smooth. The nose is sweet and crisp with orchard fruits and a malty character. Oaked dryness and an oily note. The palate is full and sweet with barley malt and hot buttered granary toast with honey. The finish is dry and grassy with a little spice.
KILCHOCMAN 2008 VINTAGE: Nose, we're in familiar territory here, golden barley, integrated peat, toffees and lemon peel. Palate, sweet vanilla and cocoa butter with wisps of smoke give way to greater fruitiness than has perhaps often been seen from Kilchoman, blueberries and apricot pieces. Finish, creamy and fruity, with soft peat too, naturally.