Waterfront Whisky Cabinet

WHISKY ( All Served in 25ml Measures)

SPEYSIDE

Aberlour – 10 year old 40% alc   

Nose: Sweet and full. Sherried raisins, hints of toffee and a pleasant nuttiness.

Palate: Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty-feel and the vaguest whisper of something akin to synthetic banana.

Finish: Caramel and honey, the malt still evident and the sweet spices still linger.

Cragganmore – 12 year old  40% alc                        

Nose: Aromatic, floral. Heather, fruit salad, creamy texture. Smoked almonds, steamy hay.

Palate: Rich, honey, stone fruits, chestnuts, walnuts, almonds. Berries.

Finish: Smoky, good length, delicate peppery spice.

Glenfiddich – 12 year old  40% alc 

Nose: Grain. Slightly floral, mineral. Spirit??, orchard fruit, malty, honey. Citrus develops.

Palate: Light, floral, spices. Very smooth.

Finish: Sweet, touch of oak and general fruit, oily.

Glenfiddich – 15 year old  40% alc 

Nose: Sherry, citrus – orange in particular, dry wood. Slight suggestion of smoke?

Palate: Medium, Sherry, raisins. Fruitcake, spices, sweetness.

Finish: Candied fruits, raisins, spices, Christmas pudding, oak takes over.

Glenfiddich – 18 year old  40% alc 

Nose: Loads of fruit. Zesty grapefruit, baked toffee apples. Dry, chocolate Flake-y wood and cinnamon.

Palate: Candied fruits and freshness balances richer notes of dried apricot, more cinnamon and toffee, ginger and dry Sherry.

Finish: Peels and a touch of salted toffee.

Glenlivet – 12 year old  40% alc  

Nose: described as a slightly sharp plum and apricot wine note. There’s orange zest, toffee, hints of struck match and chocolate raisins, there’s also pear drops, a dusting of sweet cinnamon, honeysuckle and sweet pea.

Palate: Fruity, then sweet, more toffee, a touch of anise, then into milk chocolate Flakes, banoffee pie and apple turnovers.

Finish: Creamy toffee to the fore now, a little oak and sweet barley sugar warmth too. Milk chocolate raisins linger.

Glenrothes Select Reserve  40% alc

Nose: Apple orchards, honey on rye toast and a whiff of vanilla blossom.

Palate: Dried fruit and diced almonds, pink peppercorn, buttery brioche and some dry hickory.

Finish: Toffee and milk chocolate notes stick around on the finish.

Macallan Gold – Double Cask  40% alc

Nose:  a lemon citrus nose, the orange peel and an interlacing sweetness that softens. Vanilla is followed by dark chocolate, with a lingering floral and light oak notes.

Palate: Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones reveal toasted apples.

Finish: The finish is medium sweet, malty and slightly dry.

Monkey Shoulder – Batch 27  40% alc

Nose: A nose of marmalade, Crema Catalana, cocoa and malt. Vanilla and winter spice (nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) alongside a hint of aniseed.

Palate: Very malty, a suggestion of berry fruit. Juicy toasted barley, cloves and butterscotch. Manuka honey, hot-buttered-toast and dried apricot develop.

Finish: Medium length, spicy oak and a hint of peppermint on the tail.

Balvenie – 12 year old  40% alc

Nose: Supple nuttiness intertwined with spices. Honeyed sultanas and grapes. Hugely inviting.

Palate: Sweet with good body. Gentle spice with a little vanilla, a hint of peat. Dried fruit too, combining with nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon.

Finish: Spicy, slightly drying, still sweet.

Balvenie Caribbean Cask  – 14 year old  43% alc

Nose: The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee.

Palate: Sweet vanilla forms a creamy palate with notes of apples and mangoes with a hint of orange in the background.

Finish: The finish lingers with a vanilla focussed character.

Balvenie Doublewood – 17 year old  43% alc

Nose: A rich vanilla oakiness with gentle spice and subtle honey notes on the nose.

Palate: Rich layering of oaky vanilla, dried fruits (apricot and dates) with a spicy character.

Finish: The characteristic Balvenie honey sweetness comes through – soft, warm and lingering.

ISLAY

Lagavulin – 16 year old  43% alc

Nose: More like Lapsang Souchong tea than Lapsang Souchong! One of the smokiest noses from Islay. It’s big & very concentrated, sweet spices, good, mature Sherry and creamy vanilla. 

Palate: Very thick and rich. A massive mouthful of malt and Sherry with good fruity sweetness, but also a wonderful sweetness. Big, powerful peat and oak.

Finish: Long, spicy finish, figs, dates, peat smoke, vanilla.

Bowmore – 12 year old  40% alc

Nose: Coastal smoke and ash soon make way for bergamot, orange zest, lemon slices and some hay before becoming rather floral, heather smoke now competing with the ash.

Palate: Lovely and rounded, honeyed even, initially. Vanilla, perfumed smoke and coastal elements develop. Dark Peat. Blossom, oily sweetness.

Finish: Smoky and long. Sea spray, dry grass, a touch of ash and citrus.

Bowmore Sherry Cask– 15 year old  43% alc   

Nose: Dark and punchy. Sherry notes, juicy Corinth raisins. Spices. Creamy, mochaccino, sweet dates.

Palate: Rich, woody, pine oil. Syrupy. Lovely, creamy toffee and malt. Smoky.

Finish: Spicy, toffee, sherry, barley.

Ardbeg – 10 year old  40% alc

Nose: A ridge of vanilla leads to mountain of peat capped with citrus fruits and circled by clouds of sea spray.

Palate: Sweet vanilla counterbalanced with lemon and lime followed by that surging Ardbeg smoke that we all know and love.

Finish: Long and glorious; sea salted caramel and beach bonfire smoke.

Laphroig – 10 year old  40% alc

Nose: Cigar box and waxy vanilla, with honeyed cereal, toasty oak and buttery shortbread.

Palate: Oak char and burnt sugar, with salted caramel, coffee icing and peppery woody spice alongside hints of nutmeg.

Finish: Milky coffee and green oak, with a maritime savoury note lingering.

Bunnahabhain – 12 year old  46.3% alc

Nose: Fresh, sweet. Seaweed, malt.

Palate: Soft, supple. Sherry, nutty. A little sweetness, malty, juicy sultana. Slightly coastal.

Finish: Sherried, mochaccino, herbal, balanced salty tang.

LOWLANDS 

Auchentoshan – 12 year old  40% alc

Nose: A cereal-sweet nose with notes of guava and mango, with a drizzle of honey.

Palate: Oaky and sweet, with barley sugar, a little passion fruit and vanilla custard too.

Finish: A lengthy, dry and oaky finish with barley sweetness and cocoa powder.

Glenkinchie – 12 yea£r old  43% alc

Nose: A light, aromatic nose with hints of barley malt, almonds, hazelnuts and manuka honey/beeswax.

Palate: Very fruity palate with a mix of stewed fruits, dessert wine, apple peels and honey. Becomes quite oaky late palate.

Finish: A medium-length finish with barley and freshly mown grass…

HIGHLAND

Dalmore – 12 year old  40% alc

Nose:  notes of malt and cereal and butter from the pastry counter with rich orange from the fruit bowl on the counter.

Palate: Notes of Seville marmalade and triple sec with winter spices and fruitcake. Zesty cocoa and milk chocolate.

Finish: Medium, oranges.

Dalwhinnie – 15 year old  43% alc

Nose: Aromatic, toffee, fruit salad, lush nectarine, custard. Floral, apple blossom, honeysuckle. Apple peels, pear, touch of smoke.

Palate: Malty. Walnuts steeped in manuka honey with vanilla sponge. Gentle smoke weaves its way through the cereal with a touch of spice.

Finish: Long, malty, walnut, almond.

Glenmorangie – 10 year old  40% alc 

Nose: Very fruity and thick. Rich notes of lemon, nectarine and apple. Spices.

Palate: Fresh and balanced, vanilla. Boiled sweets, very creamy, tiramisu, toffee.

Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty and very fruity.

Glenmorangie Lasanta – 12 year old  43% alc

Nose: Plum and baking spice supported by milk chocolate raisin, caramel and toasty oak.

Palate: Raspberry coulis, dried fruit, with orange marmalade, toasted nuts and berry jam. 

Finish: Silky and long, with oily orange peel, cinnamon and hazelnut praline, rounded off by bitter dark chocolate.

Glen Morangie Quinta Ruben – 12 year old  46% alc

Nose: Summer fruit tart with a sprinkling of icing sugar, aromatic cedar, milky coffee and almond pastries.

Palate: Chocolate mousse, Bourbon biscuits, orange oil, more almond notes (now toasted), blackcurrant and raisin.

Finish: Lasting richness of stewed berries and dark chocolate.

Oban – 14 year old  43% alc

Nose: rich and smokey. The medicinal notes are quite evident with notes of the sea; seaweed, tarry ropes. There are notes of cut hay and wood smoke rising with a gentle estery sweetness

Palate: is thick and full. Notes of citrus with smooth sweetness. The smoke wafts with notes of seaweed. The oak is quite rich with grist and cereal and malt.

Finish: is of good length with fruit and dry oak.

Royal Lochnagar – 12 year old  40% alc

Nose: Creamy, aromatic nose with hints of hay, malted barley, oak and mixed peels.

Palate: Soft smoke and gingerbread, oodles of toasty spices, Demerara sugar and boiled sweets.

Finish: The finish is all about grass and honey.

Tomatin – 12 year old  43% alc

Nose: Buttery at first, but notes of raisin and almond soon take over.

Palate: Oak-y vanilla and fresh mint, dotted with stem ginger and dried orange peel.

Finish: Currant buns, a hint of raspberry jam, barley.

ISLANDS

Highland Park – 12 year old  40% alc

Nose: Floral notes abound the senses with a light grassiness. Manuka honey and a touch of juicy citrus with cream and a well-balanced sweetness.

Palate: Rather full with a pleasant depth. Lurking somewhere in the substratum a grilled orange lies. Notes of granary toast and green tea with jasmine. A touch of sweetness.

Finish: Quite long with peppery spice and wood shavings.

Talisker – 10 year old  45.8% alc

Nose: A fresh and fragrant nose. Through thick, pungent smoke comes sweet pear and apple peels, with pinches of maritime salt from kippers, seaweed.

Palate: Peat crackling with black pepper, with a touch of brine and dry barley. Orchard fruit provides a delicate and beautiful balance.

Finish: In a long finish, bonfire embers toast malt and crystallise a sugary underlay.

Isle of Jura – 10 year old  40% alc

Nose: Honeyed barley and peaches in syrup, with light wafts of fragrant wood smoke.

Palate: Oily and subtly spicy at first, before notes of earthy vanilla pod and chocolate-covered raisins develop.

Finish: Another touch of smoke rounds things off.

Ledaig – 10 year old  46.3% alc

Nose: A very soft peat with a gentle smoke. Notes of barley and malt extract, with walnut and pine oil and a hint of iodine, dried fruit and nuts.

Palate: Notes of spice and smoke and charred charred oak,  a touch of black pepper and earth.

Finish: Medium-length and slightly smoky with spice.

Scapa Skiren  40% alc

Nose: Honey and fresh cream. Hints of apple and a touch of anise.

Palate: Honey and richness. Juicy pear and lemon peel. 

Finish: Medium length and a bit sweet, with oak lasting too.

Whyte & Mackay Whisky – From Scotland 40% alc

The secret behind the award-winning taste of Whyte & Mackay is our triple maturation process and the way we blend to make sure no single whisky dominates another, creating a harmony of flavours that work together to produce our famous smoother, richer taste.

Famous Grouse Whisky – From Scotland  40%  alc

Famous grouse finest scotch whiskey is matured in seasoned oak casks and bottled in Scotland. The famous grouse is named after the Red Grouse, Scotland’s national game bird. It is a marriage of finest Scotch whiskies. The blend is crafted from the finest malt whiskies, such as Macallan and Highland Park, married with exceptional grain whiskies for the smoothest possible taste.

Chivas Regal 18 Whisky – From Scotland  40% alc

Chivas Regal 12 is smooth, rich and generous. It’s a blend of the finest malt and grain whiskies matured for at least 12 years, that deliver luxurious honey, vanilla and ripe apple notes.

Jamiesons Irish Whisky – From Ireland  40% alc

Jameson Irish Whiskey is a blended Irish whiskey. The perfect balance of spicy, nutty and vanilla notes with hints of sweet sherry and exceptional smoothness.

Jack Daniels Whiskey – From Tennessee U.S.A  40% alc

Jack Daniel’s is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top-selling American whiskey in the world.

Jack Daniels Rye Whiskey – From Tennessee U.S.A  45% alc

Introducing rye whiskey made Jack’s way. Crafted with our 70-percent rye grain bill, natural spring water from our own Cave Spring Hollow, and Jack’s time-honored charcoal mellowing process