World Whisky Day is fast approaching so whether your new to whisky or whisky is your go to drink, the Beer Seller and Hidden Seller are here for you.
We will be offering 10% off all 15 Whisky’s stocked in The Hidden Seller!
Whisky is produced all over the world, made famous by the Scottish but also produced in countries such as Japan, America and Ireland.
Scottish Whisky is similar to wine in some respects as where it is produced can make a big difference in it’s taste and style. Scotland isn’t particularly big but the range is phenomenal. There are 5 main regions where Scotch whisky is produced. These are: Highlands, Speyside, Lowlands, Islay and the Islands. In each of these regions there are characteristics found in the whiskeys from those areas.
In the Highlands the typical characteristics you will find in the single malts they are more sweeter and richer in taste with notes of heather and dried fruit. Famous whisky distillers in the area are Glenmorangie and Dalmore.
Whisky’s from Speyside tend to be sweet with very little to no peatiness and notes of apple, nutmeg and vanilla. Some of the big name distillers in the area are Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Macallan.
In the region there are less than 5 distilleries currently which are producing whisky’s that are light and gentle with no peatiness and notes of honeysuckle. The well known distillers in the area are Auchentoshan and Glenkincke.
This is another region where there are very few distilleries, currently only 8. Whisky’s from this region will be predominately peaty with notes of brine and salt. The region has 3 world famous distilleries: Ardberg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin.
Whisky produced in this region tends to have peaty and smoky characteristics. Well known names such as Highland Park, Talisker and Jura.
These are just some of the Whisky’s we stock in The Hidden Seller. Please come in to take a look at the others.
Ledaig 10 Year Old
This extraordinary and distinguished hand crafted single malt is the distillery’s signature smoky expression.
For 10 years, oak wood casks lie in rest in ancient vaults. Within them, the aromatic Lochan waters marry with the peated malted barley to create a deep golden treasure that is both floral and smoky.
Ledaig is an exquisite peated single malts which is integral part of the Tobermory Family.
The Macallen 12 Year Old
The Macallen triple cask matured 12 year old forms part of their triple cask matured range: a series of single malt whiskies crafted in a triple cask combination of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks and American ex- bourbon oak casks. This complex combination of oak casks delivers an extraordinarily smooth and delicate character, full of citrus fruits, vanilla and fresh oak.
On the nose this whisky is complex with hints of vanilla, melon and lemon zest. It is medium balanced with lemon citrus, vanilla and light toasted oak and nutmeg. The finish has lingering melon, papaya, fresh oak and oak spice.
“Samsara”, meaning ‘rebirth’ symbolises it’s first release and reawakening of Bladnoch Distillery. This whisky is finished in Californian red wine and ex bourbon casks, Bladnoch Samsara Single malt is luscious, full bodied and fragrant with a rich, ligering core.
On the nose you get notes of fruit compote, with plums, vanilla and orange blossom. A sweet winey start, then drying slightly before more plums and vanilla flavours, some citrus and a malty core. The finish is mellow and winey with a spicy and a lingering tail.