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Glenfiddich 12 YO

Glenfiddich 12 YO:

gl 12Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks for at least 12 years, it is mellowed in oak marrying tuns to create its sweet and subtle oak flavours. Creamy with a long, smooth and mellow finish, our 12 Year Old is the perfect example of Glenfiddich’s unique Speyside style and is widely proclaimed the best dram in the valley.

COLOUR: Golden

NOSE: Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted and delicately balanced.

TASTE: Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours.

FINISH : A long smooth and mellow finish.

IL Bruciato, Guado Al Tasso (Baby Guado)2014​​, Bolgheri, Italy​

IL Bruciato, Guado Al Tasso (Baby Guado)2014, Bolgheri, Italy:

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A rich and pleasurable wine on the nose with notes of sweet spices, toasted coffee, and ripe red berry fruit. The wine is elegant and balanced on the palate with good length and a highly  pleasurable fruity finish and aftertaste.

 

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand:

kim crawfordLight straw with yellow and green hues. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity and fruit sweetness, providing a balanced flavour profile. The finish is fresh, zesty, and lingering.

Blue Label

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Blue Label: Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an unrivalled masterpiece. It is an exquisite blend made from some of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional whiskies. Only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality, character and flavour to deliver the’ remarkable signature taste of Johnnie Walker Blue Label .

Region: Kilmarnock

Nose: Notes of oak, spice, dried fruit, Berry, aniseed along with hints of cedar and a touch of spice and citrus.

Palate: Supple and balanced. Good toffee and Chocolate flavours with hints of grass and malt.

Finish: Floral, oaky, good length, urged on by a plume of very well-kept, highland style smoke. Dried fruit, spice, honey.

Glenfiddich 18 YO

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Glenfiddich 18 YO: Truly exceptional single malt, the result not just of eighteen years of care and attention, but of whisky-making craft and knowledge passed down through the generations. Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special.

Region: Speyside

Barrels: Oloroso wood and American Oak

Nose: Aromas of grapefruit, baked apples, hints of chocolate and cinnamon.

Palate: On the Palate notes of dried apricot, cinnamon, toffee, ginger and dry Sherry.

Finish: Medium finish with touch of salted toffee.

Balvenie Doublewood 17 YO

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The Balvenie Doublewood 17 YO is consecutively matured in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as ‘cask finishing’. This technique is at the heart of The Balvenie DoubleWood – it sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask ageing adds rich spicy flavours and a depth and fullness of flavour

Region: Speyside

Barrel: American Oak, European Oak.

Nose: It is elegant and complex with vanilla, honeye and a hint of green apple aromas.

Taste: On the palate it is sweet with dried fruits, sherbet spice, toasted almonds and cinnamon, layered with a richness of creamy toffee notes and traces of oak and deep vanilla.

Finish: The finish has flavours of vanilla oak, honey and spicy sweetness.

Monkey Shoulder

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Monkey Shoulder: The term “Monkey Shoulder” harks back to our whisky making heritage. It’s a reference to a condition that malt-men sometimes picked up while working long shifts, turning the barley by hand. It had a tendency to cause their arm to hang a down a bit like a monkey hence the name.

The Whiskey is created by combining single malts from three of Speyside’s finest distilleries. The result is a smooth, creamy, supple and very malty Scotch which works superbly well neat, over ice, or in whisky cocktails (where it really excels).

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Barrel: Ex – Bourbon cask

Nose: This Whisky is elegant and stylish with nose of marmalade, cocoa, spice and anniseed

Palate: Very malty, creamy delivery with a suggestion of berry fruit. Cloves and butterscotch, hot-buttered-toast and dried apricot.

Finish: Medium length, spicy oak and a hint of peppermint on the tail.