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Aberlour Single Malt Scotch 12 Year 750ml

Rated 90-95 - Nosing passes find delicious aromas of roasted chestnuts, nectarines, apricots, banana, traces of jasmine, unbaked bread dough and...
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Aberlour Single Malt Scotch 16 Year 750ml

Rated 95 - A toasty nose with aromas of hazelnut, toffee and sugar cookies. Spicier on the palate with plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg and mace, there...
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Aberlour Single Malt Scotch 18 Year 750ml

Rated 96 - Dried apricot and fresh oranges mingle with light smoke aromas. In the mouth it leads with a touch of sweetness and soft vanilla and...
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Benromach Scotch Single Malt 15 Year 750ml

Rated 94 - The brand’s classic chocolate character steps aside to make way for barrel aromas and flavors. Buttery grain and hazelnut pops through...
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Cardhu Distillery Scotch Single Malt 12 Year 750ml

Rated 94 - Wonderfully rich and decadent on the nose with loads of sweet caramel malt, toffee, shortbread, and butterscotch with accents of...
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Cragganmore Scotch Single Malt 12 Year Old 750ml

Rated 94 - The aromatics leap from the glass filling the room with the sweet scents of malt, ripe orchard fruits, creme caramel, wild flower honey,...
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Craigellachie Scotch Single Malt 13 Year 750ml

Rated 93 - Light gold color. Delicate aromas of honey butter on toast, caramelized nuts, and latte with an crisp, medium body and a warming,...
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Craigellachie Single Malt 23 Year 750ml

Rated 93 - Smoke and earth strong on the nose with wet brown moss and a slight fruitiness. Bright and sweet in flavor with nice maltiness, toasted...
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Glenfiddich Scotch Single Malt 12 Year Old 750ml

Rated 93 - Lush and rich, this honeyed whisky is loaded with dense notes of creamy custard and tropical fruit, finishing with a flourish of baking...

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When people think of fine whisky, their minds typically turn to Scotland. This wild at windy country, battered by the north sea and dotted with mountains, lochs and moors, has been the home of high-quality whisky for over six hundred years. During this time, it has forged a reputation over these centuries which has proven difficult to beat, and which has influenced the rest of the world, from America to Japan and beyond.

The term Scotch refers to either malt or grain whisky, which must be made in one of Scotland’s specified whisky regions, with practices and techniques strictly controlled by a series of stringent regulations. One such regulation is that Scotch must be aged for a minimum of three years, and that the age of the whisky must be clearly printed on the bottle. The quality and style of whisky varies quite significantly from place to place, with certain regions producing light and grassy whisky styles, and others using time-honored practices such as burning peat (a type of moorland soil) during the fermentation to imbue a smoky, earthy character.

There are five categories of Scotch, and each has its own set of distinctive characteristics and typical flavors and aromas. These are single malt Scotch (often referred to as the connoisseur's choice), blended malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended grain Scotch and blended Scotch whisky.

When you think of Scotch whisky, you are probably thinking of the whiskies of Speyside. This fascinating and unique corner of the country is tucked into the north-east coast of Scotland, where the north sea batters the cliffs and cold, arctic winds make life hard for the families who have worked there for generations. Speyside is the most industrious and productive whisky region in Scotland, and this small area on the river Spey between Moray and Badenoch produces more whisky than any other part of Scotland, due to the enormous number of famed distilleries which can be found there. No less than sixty percent of all Scotland’s whiskies come out of Speyside, and certain distilleries produce vast quantities of the spirit, with one distillery churning out 12.5 million litres of whisky per year for a global audience.

In Speyside, we can find the big-hitters of the scotch whisky world. Indeed, the two best selling single malt whiskies on earth are produced here - Glenlivet and Glenfiddich - still made using traditional techniques and fiercely guarded secret methods which have been passed down through the ages.

Speyside single malt whiskies fall comfortably into two quite distinctive camps. Whiskies like Glenlivet, for example, typify the light and smooth end of the spectrum - comforting, delicious and full of fresh, grassy flavors. On the other side, we have the heavier, richer and sweeter whiskies which age in sherry barrels and take on a caramel complexity which has its own dedicated fanbase.