Amrut Fusion Single Malt (India): ABV 50%
Colour: Chestnut. Nose: Fruity, Spicy with plenty of oak, smoke underlying. Palate: Oaky with a slight peatiness, lots of depth. Finish: Long with marmalade and a cornucopia of spices. – £4.50
Amorik-Warenghem Single Malt (France): ABV 40%
Colour: Gold. Nose: Apple and citrus with woody, toffee notes and maritime saltiness. Palate: Honey, slightly spiced, light woody, peaty smoke emphasising fruit and heather. Finish: Light on smoke and cereals, long highlights of savoury spice, iodine and anise. – £3.10
Armorik-Warenghem Single Malt Double Matured (France):ABV46%
Colour: Ruby Oak. Nose: Fruity and elegant with notes of citrus, apple and salted butter caramel. Palate: Fine woodiness changing to cereals. Finish: Medium-long with heather honey supported by cereals and enjoyable marine notes.
Clear Creek-McCarthy’s Single Malt(U.S.A):ABV42.5%
Colour: Light Gold. Nose: Malted barley, straw, honey, light citrus and smoke with touches of iodine and peat notes. Palate: Light in character with pronounced honey, barley, salt and some light lemon citrus enveloped in a subtle touch of smoke. Finish: Medium in length and a little drying but without any harsh edges.
4 Roses-Bulleit Bourbon N.A.S. (U.S.A): ABV45%
Colour: Bright gold. Nose: Orange zest, toasted oak and vanilla. Palate: Thick and slightly oily with more orange notes followed by warming winter spices and a hint of tobacco leaf. Finish: Fairly long, smooth and spicy with lingering orange and vanilla.
Hakushu-Distiller’s Reserve Single Malt(Japan):ABV43 %
Colour: Light gold. Nose: Peppermint, melon and cucumber with a whiff of peat. Palate: Medium with yuzu (type of mandarin/Satsuma), grapefruit and lemon thyme. Finish: Long and refreshing with subtle smoke.
Heaven Hill-Evan Williams 9 Y.O. Bourbon(U.S.A):ABV43.3%
Colour: Medium amber. Nose: Spicy, oak character with cinnamon, clove, caramel, pecan and orange peel. Palate: Light and balanced with a natural sweetness buoyed by honeyed vanilla and cinnamon. Finish: Long with cinnamon, oak and honeyed vanilla.
Heaven Hill-Rittenhouse Straight Rye(U.S.A):ABV50%
Colour: Deep copper gold. Nose: Honey and butterscotch buried beneath green wood, hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Palate: Rich with dark brown sugar, rum and raisin, dark cocoa powder and an assertive rye spic e. Finish: Long, rich and syrupy.
Jack Daniels- Single Barrel (U.S.A):ABV45%
Colour: Bright Oak. Nose: Roasted malt, gentle wafts of vanilla and lightly charred oak. Palate: Dry, sweet with liquorice and vanilla. Finish: Lengthy and dry like slightly burnt sugar.
Jim Beam-Baker’s 7 Y.O. over proof Bourbon(U.S.A):ABV 53.3%
Colour: Rich caramel. Nose: Fruity, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, spice and vanilla. Palate: Thick, rich and nutty with plenty of tangy fruit, vanilla spice and rounded char. Finish: Long and
rounded with vanilla sweetness and coffee.
Jim Beam-Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon: ABV40%
Colour: Golden amber. Nose: Lots of spice, brewed tea like Assam and hint of peppermint and vanilla. Palate: Light bodied with a gentle bite opening into spice, pepper, honey, vanilla and
soft caramel. Finish: Quite short but full flavoured with a dry clean ending enveloped by vanilla.
Jim Beam-Booker’s Bourbon 7 Y.O. Cask Strength: ABV63.7%
Colour: Deep amber. Nose: Classic bourbon nose with caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon spice, rye in big wafts with added notes of pepper, cinnamon, mint and cloves. Adding water enhances the vanilla and caramel while bringing out some great dark fruit notes. Palate: Rich and palate coating with vanilla, caramel and oak. Salty butterscotch, crème brulée, rye, pepper, leather, cooling mint and dark fruit. Water tames the alcohol and releases fantastic buttery notes along with more oak and vanilla. Finish: Very long with caramel, oak and corn that slowly fades leaving pleasant caramel and vanilla.
Jim Beam-Knob Creek 9 Y.O. Straight Bourbon (U.S.A.): ABV50%
Colour: Old gold. Nose: Quite spicy and sweet with notes of melted, salty butter on granary toast, toasty oak and a touch of rye with caramel and vanilla sweetness. Palate: Quite peppy and full bodied with notes of candy floss and nut oil. A touch of spice and dark chocolate with charred oak lingers. Finish: Long with a touch of dryness, nut oils and vanilla spice.
Jim Beam-Maker’s Mark 6 Y.O. (U.S.A): ABV45%
Colour: Deep gold amber. Nose: Caramel, cocoa, dried fruit and oak notes. Palate: Full bodied with a woody, dry edge encompassed by char smoke, cinnamon, leather and vanilla. Finish: Medium in length with caramel, vanilla and charred oak.
Jim Beam-Old Grandad Bourbon (U.S.A): ABV50%
Colour: Polished copper. Nose: Dark sweets like caramel and butterscotch followed by waves of vanilla, caramelised fruit, spice, oak and raw grain. Palate: Thick and slightly oily with caramel, oak, spice, vanilla, leather and white pepper. Finish: Long with caramel, oak, spice, vanilla and a touch of grain.
Kavalan-Single Malt (Taiwan): ABV 40%
Colour: Old Gold. Nose: Fragrant and tropical fruits with floral notes, vanilla and mango. Palate: Full bodied with mango throughout accentuated by spicy barley, gentle oak and creamy richness. Finish: Long with a touch of allspice, vanilla and fragrant pear skin.
Mackmyra-First Edition SingleMalt(Sweden): ABV 46.1%
Colour: Sunlight. Nose: Fruity, orchard fruits and citrus, honey, light spice, oak and toffee. Palate: Medium and gentle with fruit, honey and spice. Finish: Good length with spices and apples lingering.
Paul John-Brilliance Single Malt(India): ABV 46%
Colour: Rich gold. Nose: Fresh grain (wheat and cornflakes), sweet butter, sweet lemon, a malty background and a touch of cinnamon. Palate: Quite full with sharp apple, sweet fruits, honey and cinnamon, water softens the cinnamon heat and brings out more apple and sweet cream. Finish: Lengthy with honey sweetness, sweet cream, fruits and gentle spices.
Penderyn-Legend Single Malt (Wales): ABV 46%
Colour: Lemon yellow. Nose: Fresh apples and citrus fruits intermingle with cream fudge and sultana raisins in the nose to create a complex, fresh, clean and well balanced aroma. Palate: Light, smooth and fresh with rich dried fruits, delicate and sweet with a hint of bitterness. Finish: Long with madeira cake and sultanas.
Penderyn-Madeira Single Malt (Wales):ABV 46%
Colour: Rich Amber. Nose: Sweet, herbal vanilla with resin, sultanas over-ripe grapes and toasted malt. Palate: Thick and sweet, spicy and biscuity. Vanilla and hints of ginger. Finish: Fresh, Crisp spices and stem ginger with unmistakable Madeira lingering.
Penderyn-Myth Single Malt (Wales): ABV 41%
Colour: Mid-gold. Nose: Citrus fruits mingling with apples, pear drops and a hint of tropical fruit. Palate: Medium body with dominating sweetness that moves over after a time to allow some refreshing bitterness to emerge while the mixed fruits continue to dominate. Finish: Medium to long with flavours gradually ebbing.
Penderyn-Peated Single Malt (Wales): ABV 46%
Colour: Pale Yellow. Nose: Refined sweet smokiness. Palate: Vanilla and apple develop when smoke fades, a little assertive with woodsmoke, ginger and nuts. Finish: Medium-long with lingering smokiness and mildy citric note.
Penderyn-Port Wood (Wales): ABV 41%
Colour: Copper Gold. Nose: Milky coffee, dark chocolate and plums. Palate: Sweet and spicy with black pepper, cream, plum jam and brown sugar. Finish: Lengthy with more jam and sugared raisins.
Penderyn-Sherry Wood (Wales): ABV 46%
Colour: Bright Gold. Nose: Sweet and of good body, plenty of honey cut herbs and barley sugar with a note of peel and sultanas. Palate: Good body with decent spice, plenty of thick sherry, ground ginger, winter spice and oak. Finish: Quite long with Sherry and Oak.
Suntory- Hibiki 17 Y.O. Blend (Japan):ABV 48%
Colour: Dark Oak. Nose: Quite full, notes of honey, wax, resin, oak, gentle smoke and cacao, hints of nuts and cooked fruit. Palate: Sweet and rich, crisp notes of mixed peels, raisin and custard with a little zest and plenty of oak. Finish: Long with notes of oak, cacao and sherried peels.
Suntory- Hibiki 12 Y.O. Blend (Japan):ABV 48%
Colour: Rich old gold. Nose: Juicy marmalade and big hits of fresh orange with cooked apples and cinnamon, thick honey and plum wine. Palate: Firm but subtle with crushed almonds, stewed fruits, clove studded orange and sherried malt all rounded off with a subtle core of oak. Finish: Long, bright and flavoursome with crisp apple and citrus.
Vicomte- 8 Y.O. Cognac Cask Single Malt (France):ABV40%
Colour: Gold. Nose: Distinct fruit expressions of orange, apricot and banana with burnt sugar and caramel, honey, vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate: Medium body with candied apple, fresh citrus, figs, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate and crème brulee give way to liquorice and orange zest. Finish: Moderate in length, mild with toasted wood, spiced cider and crème brulee.
Woodford Reserve-Kentucky bourbon (U.S.A):ABV43.2%
Colour: Amber gold. Nose: Thick and creamy with notes of honey and spice, leather, cocoa, a touch of smoke, toasty oak and vanilla cream with a hint of butterscotch. Palate: Thick and full with notes of espresso beans, winter spice, cereal sweetness, plenty of rye, ground ginger, almond oil, toasty oak and a little rum. Finish: Long and mature with notes of cereals, toasty oaken spice and vanilla.
Yamazaki-Distiller’s Reserve Single Malt (Japan):ABV43%
Colour: Old gold with a touch of green. Nose: Classic yamazaki strawberries, dried fruits and floral notes coming from the mizunara cask whisky, fragrant sandalwood and coconut, very complex and moreish. Palate: Rich and full with dried berries and raspberries with light oak, white peach and a small amount of spice. Finish: Long. Very long with huge wafts of vanilla followed and accompanied by cinnamon and sweet spice.