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Herb, Spice, and Everything Nice

A selection of mouthwatering whiskies that create an appetite just from opening a bottle. As the name suggests, this flight serves a sumptuous herbal and spicy three-course meal. It’s so aromatic. Who can resist?

Aberlour 14 Year Old Double Cask Matured

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Speyside
Country Scotland
Distillery Aberlour
ABV % 40
Aged 14
NOTES:
RM558.00

Lessons in the Dram

Deed No.7
Local barley, GENUINE Character

A few miles down the road from Aberlour's distillery is where the barley grows that gives the whisky its remarkably distinctive character.

Description

Introducing Aberlour 14 Years Old. A new expression, produced in individual batches, that celebrates the best that nature has to offer and a belief that sometimes, less is more.

Aberlour's artisanal philosophy combines the makers’ careful craft with a deep understanding and respect for the natural maturation process. This approach allows the finest, now locally sourced, barley and pure Birke bush spring water to retain their inherent character; imparting soft and gentle hints of blackcurrant and citrus to our unique new-make distillate. Signature flavour notes that are still discernible in the final aged product.

They then lay down the whisky and nurture it for 14 years in only the very best handpicked Oloroso sherry casks for aromatic ginger notes, and a higher proportion of first fill American oak casks for a deep, rich, creaminess. What emerges from the cask is rich yet rounded. Subtle yet spicy. Bold yet elegant.

This is Aberlour 14 Years Old –a delicate balance of nature and nurture.

Awards

Gold IWSC 2021 : Award Spirit Gold Outstanding 2021, Score 98

Tasting Notes

Sight
Deep amber with honeyed gold
Nose
Incredibly well balanced, sweet vanilla and honey with notes of sweet ripe cherry and milk chocolate
Palate
Round and smooth, soft caramel, blackberry and homemade blackcurrant jam followed by subtle ginger and apple crumble
Finish
Long, sweet, and perfectly balanced

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Speyside
Country Scotland
Distillery Glenfarclas
ABV % 46
Aged 15
NOTES:
RM488.00

Lessons in the Dram

The maker of this Spirit is one of the few remaining independent and family-owned distilleries in Scotland. It was started in 1836 by Robert Hay, and bought by John Grant a few decades later. Nowadays it's run by the 6th generation of the Grant family, making it truly independent, which is kind-of refreshing these days.

Description

Rich and sherried 15yo malt from one of the best distilleries in Speyside. Aged for a little bit longer and bottled a little stronger for a more concentrated, richer flavour. As always, Glenfarclas remains one of the best-value malts on the market – a must for lovers of sherried whisky.

Glenfarclas distillery owns six stills, which are the largest in all of Highland, and produce a typical Speyside-style Whisky, which is heavily Sherry influenced. They mature their malts in traditional dunnage warehouses, where they have stock back to 1952.

Awards

Gold
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 Years Old – 2019 International Spirits Challenge
Gold
Speyside Single Malt Premium – 2019 The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Silver Outstanding
Scotch Single Malt – Speyside – 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Tasting Notes

Sight
Gold amber
Nose
The sherry note packs a punch! It says 15 years but smells older. Invites an intricate blend of cream sherry, possibly Pedro Ximenez, maybe peppermint, and likely spiced. It’s too anomalous to tell.
Palate
Have we shouted sherry? Well, here it is again! Topped that with sweet chewy raisins, some orange peels, crunchy walnuts, and rich dates.
Finish
Extraordinarily long and intricate in flavour. At one point it’s a handful of walnuts. Then it’s fruitcake soaked in whisky. Have we told you that drops of water work like magic? Turns the whisky sweeter and gives it a blissful ending.

Wolfburn Langskip

Type Scotch
Style Single Malt
Region Highland
Country Scotland
Distillery Wolfburn
ABV % 58
Aged NAS
NOTES:
RM498.00

Lessons in the Dram

Here’s a fact from the Guinness Book of World Records. The oldest bottle of whisky is believed to be the Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, bottled by the Glenavon Distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland. No one knows the exact age of the bottle, but professionals estimate it to be roughly 160 years old. We would very much like a taste of that. Just saying.

Description

It’s a jolly good whisky from up north of Scotland. Not exactly the north pole but close enough. Langskip is Christmas in a bottle. Matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks. It keeps us warm and fuzzy inside with a whopping 58% ABV, then wins our heart with its strong yummilicious flavours.

Awards

Tasting Notes

Sight
Golden straw
Nose
It smells a lot like Christmas. Spices all over with gingerbread and white pepper. Infused with the lovely scent of Demerara sugar, floral malt, and sugar-coated almonds.
Palate
Starts with a prominent taste of dried fruits like sultanas and apricots. Has an added nutty layer of macadamia and walnut, followed by big servings of nutmeg and candied ginger for that extra zing.
Finish
A good balance of lasting toffee apple and black pepper. Feisty but sweet.
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