Macallan AERA Royal Black New Version
The Macallan AERA Royal Black is an exciting Taiwanese exclusive release from Scotland’s most famous distillery. The release has been surrounded by a lot of hype, and with good reason. Aged in a combination of European and American Oak casks, this dram follows the latest Macallan trend of moving away from exclusively sherry cask matured whisky, but there is no doubt that the signature sherried style is still on full display here. The precious sherry cask oak was grown in Jerez in southern Spain and the forests in the north before being dried for four years, made into wooden barrels and then sedated for two years before being filled with Sherry. This process is carried out to strict regulations set by Macallan’s Master of Wood and it results in supreme quality casks that have dramatic effects on the distillery’s outstanding spirit. As this whisky is a Taiwanese Exclusive, supplies are very limited, so grab yours while you can!
Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak Limited Edition Albert Watson
This limited edition Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak was released only for the Taiwanese market. It contains the same superb liquid that goes into the flagship sherry oak 12 Year Old and the stunning box was created by world famous photographer, Albert Watson. The artistic photography highlights the the long journey of the oak used for maturing the fine liquid inside, from the forests in Northern Spain, to the coopers in Jerez and then on to the world famous Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland, to be filled. It’s a wonderful, elegant expression and one that is extremely collectible. The perfect gift for Christmas.
Macallan Edition No.6
The Macallan Edition No.6 is the latest release in the hugely popular Editions Series, from the world famous Speyside distillery, and it’s everything we could have hoped for and more. The line of experimental bottlings has excited whisky lovers around the globe for years now, with each Edition bringing a totally unique and memorable experience through a delicate and eclectic array of aromas and flavours. The Macallan Edition No.6 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors in style. Inspired by the natural wonders surrounding The Macallan distillery and the famous River Spey, home to the mighty Atlantic Salmon, it was created using five different cask types, all hand-selected by expert Macallan Whisky Maker, Steven Bremner.
Glenfiddich Somerset Pomona Spirit Cask Experimental Series #5
The Glenfiddich Somerset Pomona Spirit Cask is the 5th release in the distillery’s popular Experimental Series. The unique process of maturation, the first of its kind for whisky, brings freshly sliced apples, dried apple and pear drops to the classically fruity and oaky Glenfiddich spirit, creating an expression that is unique, delicious and moreish all at the same time. A must try for fans of the distillery or those looking to expand their whisky horizons.
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still
The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still was created to honour the distillery’s founder, George Smith, who illegally distilled whisky in hand-crafted copper stills in a hidden bothy near the Glenlivet Valley. He would smuggle his whisky across the Scottish Highlands to avoid paying the dreaded exciseman and get it safely into the hands of whisky-lovers up and down the country. Matured for a whole 12 years, it brings elegant notes of tropical fruits, buttery toast and candied peels on the nose, before dried fruits, rich oak and gentle cinnamon arrive on the palate. Delicious.
Macallan Edition No.2 (700ml)
The Macallan Edition No.2 is the second instalment in the Speyside distillery’s limited ‘Editions Series’. This delightful expression is a collaboration between Macallan master blender, Bob Dalgarno, and Spanish chefs Josep, Joan and Jordi Roca. It is a fruity and complex dram created from a combination of sherry butts, puncheons and refill hogsheads and the results are astounding. As a limited edition whisky, this one is becoming rarer by the day. A truly incredible Christmas gift.
Ardbeg Dark Cove
The Ardbeg Dark Cove is an excellent limited edition single malt whisky from Islay’s famous Ardbeg distillery. This exceptional dram was released on 28th May 2016 for Ardbeg Day, the annual celebration that takes place during the hugely popular Feis Ile music and whisky festival. Matured in dark sherry and ex-bourbon casks, it brings notes of sticky dates, tobacco leaves, smoky bacon and that famous Ardbeg peat smoke together with ginger spice, rich treacle and sweet oak. It’s a full-bodied and relatively rich drinking experience that has been lapped up by anyone who manages to get their hands on a bottle.
Macallan Concept No.1
A 2018 limited edition release from the brilliant Macallan distillery that was inspired by surreal art and matured in sherry seasoned oak casks before being transferred to ex-bourbon casks for a similar time period. It is crafted to explore the differing effects casks can have on a dram while highlighting the distillery’s commitment to wood management and mastery. The results are once again astounding, with a whole array of notes including butterscotch, citrus fruits, green banana, ginger and soft oak spices bouncing off of each other, complimenting as they go.
Macallan Concept No.2
The second release in the Macallan Concept Series, this No.2 bottling follows on from the first in style. A unique single malt, it brings together whisky and music, two passions of The Macallan whisky maker, Steve Bremner.Bremner is known to be an avid house DJ and he feels that “Building music is in some ways the same as building whisky. In music, you have to down the base track, just like you create the base flavour in whisky, and then you build layers around them”. It’s an interesting concept and one that has resulted in a truly fine dram.
Macallan A Night On Earth
This stunning Macallan Limited Edition was released to celebrate the New Year for 2022. It tells the story of Scotland’s most famous Hogmanay festivities, which attract thousands of visitors every year who revel in celebrating the change of the year in style. This bottling is a collaboration with acclaimed Japanese-French illustrator, Erica Dorn, who has most notable had artwork featured in Wes Anderson’s films. It was matured in American and European oak sherry seasoned casks and American ex-bourbon barrels which have worked to impart a rich, sweet shortbread-like character onto the moreish, smooth spirit. It’s an apt flavour profile considering the rich Scottish delicacy is traditionally gifted and eaten at Hogmanay up and down the country. As a unique limited edition bottling, this one is hard to get your hands on, so act fast to secure your bottle.
Johnnie Walker & Sons XR 23 Year Old
A stunning, special edition Johnnie Walker & Sons XR 23 Year Old created from some of the finest malts and grains available, including some rare whisky from the Brora distillery. It’s a well-spiced, wintery expression that brings indulgent notes of sticky toffee, Christmas cake, alcohol soaked raisins and subtle layers of vanilla that marry perfectly with cinnamon spice and gentle cardamom. This all comes packaged inside a stunning bottle and box that would look the part in any collection. A real delight.
Macallan Rare Cask Black
This incredibly rare Macallan single malt from the world famous Speyside distillery is a limited edition release created by marrying together 100 sherry seasoned casks. Rather surprisingly, peated Macallan whisky was used in the creation of this dram, adding intrigue, mystique and unique flavours to this beautiful expression. A full range of delicious sherried notes are on offer alongside spicy ginger and subtle layers of smoke that linger in the background. It’s an astounding achievement that makes us long for more peated expressions from the legendary Speyside distillery.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Auspicious Qilin Limited Edition
The Master Blenders at Johnnie Walker have access to an unparalleled 10 million casks of maturing whisky when they come to create their outstanding expressions, but for this Blue Label special edition, only 1 in every 10,000 of them will hold the richness and depth of flavour required to create this sophisticated and intricate release. The finest single malt and grain whiskies are selected from some of the best distillery warehouses in the country and carefully blended together, resulting in a rich, complex and flavourful dram that is velvety smooth.
As a Limited Edition bottling, released to celebrate Chinese New Year, this Auspicious Qilin bottling comes in a specially designed bottle featuring a “Qilin” – a mythological creature, similar to a dragon, that would soar around the country spreading its blessing. The delicate and intricate patterns on this bottle make it stand out among some of the best looking whisky on the market. It’s a stunning creation on the outside and in and one that will attract collectors and drinkers alike, given its limited nature.
Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Amontillado Finish
This new Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Amontillado Sherry Cask expression, released specifically for the Asia market, is a fine limited edition that was finished in the unique sherry cask type that has imparted a range of delicious notes onto the sublime Glenfiddich spirit. It brings rich fruits, hints of sugared almonds, gentle cinnamon and dried berries that combine with subtle nutmeg, sticky toffee and caramelised apples to create a drinking experience that will be remembered for some time.
Glenlivet 13 Year Old Sherry Cask
This Glenlivet 13 Year Old was bottled and released in late 2018 after spending 13 years maturing in the finest quality Oloroso sherry casks that Glenlivet could get their hands on. Bottled at a cask strength of 58.7%, this is as honest and pure an example of Glenlivet, and indeed Speyside, whisky as you will find anywhere on the market. Released as an Asian exclusive, this expression is quite elusive and a fantastic addition to any collection. It offers rich winter berries, dark chocolate tart, creamy vanilla and a range of intriguing spices that help to bring the whole thing together. As a special edition release, the availability of this whisky is extremely limited in numbers, so act fast if you want to grab yourself a bottle.
Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition
This fine Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition limited edition whisky from one of Islay’s most famous distilleries was created by Distillery Manager John Campbell in honour of those that have been producing excellent whisky since the distillery was founded in 1815. It was expertly crafted by leaving whisky to matured in first-fill, over-charred bourbon casks before maturing further in European oak hogsheads, never before used by Laphroaig. The result of this slow maturation process is a whisky with great depth and character and one that any fan of Islay drams is sure to enjoy.
Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition Classic Travel Range
The Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition Classic Travel Range is a stunning set of four whiskies created in partnership with Nick Veasey, an acclaimed British photographer famous for his X-ray imagery. Each of the four single malts in this set is adorned with a beautiful image honouring a classic mode of transport: a 1930s propeller plane, a 1930s roadster, a 1920s locomotive and a 1930s ocean liner. The superb, artistic design couples with the incredible Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition liquid inside to create a range of expressions that are as delicious and awe-striking on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.
Glenfiddich Gran Cortes XXII
This Glenfiddich Gran Cortes XXII is a brand new, innovative single malt from the world famous Glenfiddich distillery that has arrived just in time for Christmas. The recently released whisky follows on from the epic Grand Cru 23 Year Old, and it does so in real style. Finished in rare Spanish Palo Cortado Sherry Casks, it brings a wealth of rich and fruity notes to the table, all backed up by a delicate, perfectly balanced array of spices. Aromas of dates, dark chocolate and raisins make way for sweet oak, vanilla and marzipan on the palate, before citrus fruits, fruitcake and gentle cinnamon make themselves known on the finish. It’s a truly wonderful dram that showcases everything you would expect from a 22 Year Old Glenfiddich.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish
This brilliant expression from the world famous Laphroaig Distillery was created from peated malt and matured for 10 whole years, including a finishing period in Oloroso Sherry barrels. It brings a complex yet well-balanced tasting experience that brings rich peat, dried fruits, Christmas cask, sultanas and a gentle range of spices. It’s a masterfully crafted dram that any fan of the distillery is sure to enjoy. A really warming dram for the chilly months ahead.
Kilchoman 2014 Oloroso Sherry Single Cask #978
Kilchoman, the most traditional farm-style distillery on Islay Island, distilled this single cask whisky in 2014 before maturing it in an ex-bourbon barrel for 6 years and then finishing in an Oloroso Sherry Butt for 15 months. It was created using malt peated to 50ppm, bringing strong smoky notes, citrus fruits, dried berries, melted chocolate and cinnamon spice that mingle terrific fashion. It was released as an exclusive for Taoyuan The Whisky Taste and as a single cask whisky, is highly limited in numbers.
Mortlach 18 Year Old York House Asia Exclusive
This brilliant Mortlach 18 Year Old was distilled in Speyside and matured for 18 whole years in casks that have imparted delicious, rich and fruity notes onto the spirit. This expression makes up part of the distillery’s popular ‘York House’ series and it was released exclusively for the Asian market, making it hard to find anywhere online today. If you’re looking for a limited edition expression that delivers a superb tasting experience on the nose, palate and finish, then this is the one for you.
Glen Grant Arboralis
Glen Grant Arboralis is one of the latest works of Master Distiller, Dennis Malcolm. The term Arboralis means “light from within the trees”, and this whisky is so named because it was matured in ex-Bourbon and sherry barrels that sat sheltered by ancient trees that line the Victorian Gardens of the Glen Grant Distillery. It celebrates the incredible Glen Grant flavour profile, bringing dried raisins, honeysuckle, malt, butterscotch and light spices. A truly fantastic whisky.
Bunnahabhain 1998 Calvados Cask Finish – Fèis Ìle 2022
This Bunnahabhain 1998 Calvados Cask finished single malt was released for Feis Ile 2022 and has become an instant hit. The liquid spent a full two years in ex-Calvados casks, the finest brandy in France, infusing every drop of golden, sweet whisky with the influence of French Gaul. Expect lots of pear drops, toffee apples, gentle floral notes and brown sugar. It’s a superb creation and one that is also highly collectible.
The Macallan Aurora is an exciting Taiwanese exclusive release from Scotland’s most famous distillery. The release has been surrounded by a lot of hype, and with good reason. It is the latest addition to the hugely popular Quest Collection and has air of top quality whisky before the liquid has even passed your lips. It’s inspired by the dawning of a new day on the Macallan Estate, when the sun rises over the stunning distillery, making the surrounding fields of barley glow a beautiful golden amber colour. The similarly coloured whisky highlights the importance of sherry-seasoned oak in the creation of Macallan expressions and features a marriage of four different cask types: European and American sherry-seasoned oak casks and hogsheads, combined with American oak bourbon casks. A superb creation and the perfect Christmas gift.
Royal Salute 21 Year Old Blended Grain (King’s Diamond)
This stunning bottle of Royal Salute 21 Year Old is a delicious blended grain whisky that brings a truly incredible, smooth and moreish array of notes to the table. Expect apricots, pear drops, gentle oak, cinnamon spice and a crisp, clean mouthfeel. If you haven’t tried grain whisky before, this is a superb place to start, and if you’re already a fan of grain whisky, well you’re sure to love this one.