70cl / 43% / Flora & Fauna - A very interesting dram, the only Speysider to be triple-distilled like a Lowland malt or Irish whiskey, but with a lot more body and character than either of those styles. Impressive stuff.
70cl / 40% - Millstone is the single malt whisky made by the remarkably versatile Zuidam distillery in the Netherlands. The malt is aged for a minimum of five years in small American white oak barrels, plus ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
70cl / 53.9% - A cask strength Glen Garioch from the 1994 vintage, bottled from American oak barrels. This small batch release is said to combine a hint of smoke with classic Highland floral aromas.
70cl / 46.3% / Distillery Bottling - A no-age-statement whisky from Deanston bottled at 46.3%. This one is made up of young whisky which is decanted into new American oak casks for its final stages of maturation.
70cl / 40% / Distillery Bottling - A 15 year-old expression of Singleton of Dufftown, Diageo's easy-drinking Speysider. This is a mix of European and American oak casks, producing a smooth, sweet, approachable style and a spicy, drying finish.
70cl / 46% - A special bottling to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the license to distil aqua vitae in Antrim originally granted in 1608 to Sir Thomas Phillips. Bushmills 1608 has already won 'Best Irish Blended Whiskey (No Age Statement)' at the World Whiskies Awards 2008.
70cl / 40% - A rich, dark, Irish blend, Black Bush contains a high proportion of triple-distilled single malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks for around 8-10 years before marriage with the grain. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
70cl / 43% / Distillery Bottling - A jazzed-up presentation of the delicious Tomatin 25 year old. This is exclusively from American oak casks.
70cl / 57.9% - An awesome peated Irish malt that will knock unbelievers for six. A gentle yet intense peat presence on the palate, this is a brilliantly balanced dram that Islay fans will adore. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
75cl / 40% - A blend for the American market, bottled by an Otto Schmidt of Chicago and in pretty good condition considering its age - we believe this to have been bottled around the 1930s.
70cl / 46% - Introduced by Irish Distillers in 2011 as part of the relaunched range of pot still whiskies, The Barry Crockett Legacy is named for the Midleton master distiller and combines bourbon cask matured whisky with some from a new american oak barrel. A great entry into the Midleton line-up which has been showered with awards since it first appeared on the horizon.
70cl / 58.2% - Turf Mor is the second of Connemara's limited edition Small Batch Collection, and has been created using very heavily peated malt, with a phenol level of over 50ppm. A very pleasant, very peaty young whiskey - we predict this will be very popular too.
70cl / 46% - A peated malt spirit from England's only distillery, the Norfolk-located St George's. As this is less than three years old, it can't be called whisky. This particular release has spent twenty-two months maturing in a first fill American bourbon cask.
70cl / 52.3% / Distillery Bottling - The oldest and most limited of Balblair's vintage expressions yet released, this 1965 comes from a single American oak ex-sherry butt that yielded 350 bottles at natural strength. This picked up a humonguous 96.5 points from Jim Murray, who made it Single Malt of the Year in its age category.
70cl / 50.9% / Distillery Bottling - A full strength 1978 single cask Benriach, finished in a brand new virgin American oak hogshead. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
75cl / 45% - 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, Bernheim is 51% winter wheat, 39% corn and 10% barley malt. A soft, mellow, fruity palate with gentle vanilla notes.
70cl / 40% - The superlative Jameson 18yo has long been considered one of the brightest stars of the range. This blend of two potstill whiskies and a single grain is matured in Oloroso sherry casks and finished in bourbon wood for 6 months for a brilliantly complex potstill character.
70cl / 43% / Distillery Bottling - After maturation in 100% American oak casks, this Auchentoshan 18 years is a significant step up in quality and complexity from the Classic and 12 yrs expressions.
75cl / 40% - A Dalwhinnie-based deluxe blend launched by Diageo in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and duty-free markets in Latin America "to deliver enhanced margin by targeting the premiumisation trend", it says here. Best In Class at the International Wines and Spirits Competition 2006.
70cl / 43% / Distillery Bottling - A bottling of Dutch single malt whisky Millstone, made at the Zuidam distillery in Holland. This 8yo is from the 2000 vintage and was matured in American oak.
70cl / 59.2% / Distillery Bottling - A single American oak cask of Glen Ord 1997, bottled at full strength for the Managers' Choice range. This is only the second ever official vintage bottling of Glen Ord from Diageo.
100cl / 46.3% / Distillery Bottling - An official 1L bottling of Bunnahabhain, originally for travel retail. Darach Ur means 'New Oak' in Scots Gaelic - this no-age-statement malt has been matured exclusively in virgin American oak casks.
70cl / 43% / Distillery Bottling - A special release of Benromach's well-known Organic malt whisky. This version has been matured in virgin American Oak casks.
70cl / 46% / Distillery Bottling - Chapter 6 is the official release of proper three year old unpeated English single malt whisky from Norfolk's St. George's distillery, which has become a phenomenon following recent media coverage.
70cl / 46% / Distillery Bottling - The second in Glenmorangie's series of Private Editions (the first being the hugely popular Sonnalta), Finealta is lightly peated barley that has been matured partly in ex-sherry casks and partly in plain new American oak casks. the name means 'Elegance' in Gaelic (it says here).
70cl / 48.85% / Distillery Bottling - A historic bottling - the first ever official release of Inverleven, the Lowland distillery closed in 1991. This is one of the first releases in Chivas Brothers' Deoch an Doras series - the name (roughly pronounced 'Jock an Doris') means 'a drink at the door', the Gaelic equivalent of 'one for the road' - although why the Irish spelling of 'doras' has been used instead of the Scottish 'doruis' or 'dorus' is probably one for the marketing dept to answer.
70cl / 33% - Fireball is made with Canadian whisky and natural cinnamon flavours. It's certainly very cinnamon-y (if that's a word), and it's not too sweet, which is a plus. A very popular shot drink on the other side of the pond, Fireball was awarded 87 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute, and a Silver Medal from the International Review of Spirits.
70cl / 56% / Distillery Bottling - A special Cragganmore 1989, bottled at 21 years old for Diageo's 2010 Special Releases. This is from a smallish batch of refill American oak casks.
75cl / 40% - A real museum piece - Dunville's was produced by Dunville & Co. at the Royal Irish Distillery in Belfast, which operated from the 1870s but closed in the 1930s. This Three Crowns bottling was pure potstill whisky with some noticeable sherry cask influence. A dram of Irish distilling history.
20cl / 46% - Chapter 6 is the official release of proper three year old unpeated English single malt whisky from Norfolk's St. George's distillery, which has become a phenomenon following recent media coverage.
70cl / 43% - A vatting of top-quality Highland malts that undergo a unique secondary maturation in American casks capped with new French Oak heads, adding an extra layer of spicy flavour and complexity. The result is fruity and rich with clove and vanilla notes.
20cl / 46% / Distillery Bottling - A 20cl bottle of The English Whisky Company's heavily peated Chapter 11, award winning and much anticipated.