the fifth element

book of drinks

 

 
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Scotch : Single Malts

 
 

The Balvenie : SPEYSIDE

+ 12 yr Doublewood - First maturation softens & adds character, finishing in Sherry casks adds depth & fullness of flavor - $14

+ 14 yr Caribbean Cask - Expect vanilla & toffee notes as the rum casks contribute extra sweetness - $16

+ 17 yr Doublewood - The extra five years give it added depth without overpowering - $21

+ 21 yr Portwood - Rich, indulgent, after dinner Speyside at its best - $32

Glenfiddich : SPEYSIDE

+ 12 yr - American & European Oak Sherry Cask. Light & easy drinking stuff loved by millions - $12

+ 15 yr - Three different 15 yr malts from Sherry, Bourbon & New Oak Casks married together in harmony - $16

+ 19 yr - Bourbon Reserve Cask maturation adds spice & sweet with notes of dried fruit - $20

+ 21 yr - Reserva Caribbean Rum Cask. Its consistency befits its position toward the top of the distillery’s range - $29

The Glenlivet : SPEYSIDE

+ 12 yr - Traditional & American Oak lends a balance of sweet Summer fruits & the floral notes of Spring flowers- $12

+ 16 yr Nàdurra* - Natural Cask Strength. Clean, fresh & aromatic with lingering tropical fruit - $18

The Macallan : SPEYSIDE

+ 12 yr - Select Spanish Sherry Oak Casks. Deliciously smooth with rich dried fruits, wood smoke & spice - $14

+ 12 yr Double Cask - Select American & European Sherry Oak casks. Warm Oak, sweet & drying - $16

+ 18 yr - Exclusively matured in selected Sherry Oak casks from Jerez, Spain. Satisfyingly rich & complex - $20

+ Rare Cask - Less than 1% of Macallan’s Finest First Fill Sherry Casks adds a complexity of dark honey & dried fruit - $45

The Glenrothes : SPEYSIDE

+ 2001 - Very drinkable. Sweet, vanilla citrus, spicy & red berries - $14

+ Bourbon Cask Reserve - Soft, mellow & sweet with berry fruit. Certified Kosher by London’s Rabbi Padwa - $16

+ Sherry Cask Reserve - First fill sherry casks. Spicy Oak with orange peel notes - $16

+ Vintage Cask Reserve - Citrus & honeyed vanilla - $16

Craigellachie : SPEYSIDE

+ 13 yr - Sweet, spicy & slightly smoky - $15

Aultmore : SPEYSIDE

+ 12 yr - Elegant, light & fruity - $14

Gordon & MacPhail : SPEYSIDE

+ Cask Strength : Ledaig Distillery : 13 yr* - Distilled 21/09/2000 in refill Sherry Hogshead Oak Cask - $16

+ Cask Strength : Mortlach Distillery : 13 yr - Distilled 11/12/1998 in refill Sherry Hogshead Oak Cask - $18

Glenmorangie : HIGHLAND

+ 10 yr The Original - American White Oak Cask - $11

+ 12 yr Lasanta* - Gaelic for “warmth & passion” : Bourbon to Sherry Cask - $15

+ 12 yr Nectar D’Or* - Sauternes Barriques - $15

+ 12 yr Quinta Ruban* - Ruby Port Pipes - $15

+ Milsean - Scots Gaelic for “sweet things” pronounced “meel-shawn” : Bourbon to Wine Cask - $22

+ Signet 30+ yr Blend* - Secrecy surrounds unique roasted “Chocolate” barley malt - $40

Royal Brackla : HIGHLAND

+ 12 yr - Finished in first fill Oloroso sherry casks. Light & spicy with notes of vanilla & black pepper - $14

Deveron : HIGHLAND

+ 12 yr - Made at Macduff distillery, tis light with spice & sweet with notes of citrus fruit - $14

Oban : HIGHLAND

+ 14 yr - A superb, full blooded fruity malt with a whiff of heather & more than a hint of smoke - $16

The Dalmore : HIGHLAND

+ King Alexander III - With traditions dating back to 1263 : a unique six cask finish of ex-bourbon, Madeira barrels, Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, Marsala casks, Port pipes & Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques - $38

Aberfeldy : HIGHLAND

+ 12 yr - At heart of the excellent Dewar’s blend & a fabulous introduction into this Highland distillery - $12

Glenkinchie : LOWLAND

+ 12 yr - A great expression of the Lowland style - $12

Talisker : ISLE OF SKYE

+ 10 yr - Intense coastal spicy, peaty character - $12

Lagavulin : ISLAY

+ 16 yr - Heavy Warm Peat -  $18

Ardbeg : ISLAY

+ 10 yr* - Deep Balanced Sweet Peat -  $12

Kilchoman : ISLAY

+ Limited Edition* - From barley to bottle : long, clean, sweet & soft peat finish -  $15

Highland Park : ORKNEY ISLANDS

+ 12 yr - A delicious heather honey sweetness & a warming, silky mouthfeel - $12

+ 15 yr - Aged in sherry casks. Tis rich & initially sweet before a dry smokiness comes to the fore - $16

+ 18 yr - Unfailingly excellent! A perfect whisky, totally in harmony & showered with awards - $18

+ Dark Origins* - Double First Fill Sherry Casks. A dark expression which fits in with the distillery’s origins as founder Magnus Eunson being a smuggler who worked in the darkness of night - $18

Scapa : ORKNEY ISLANDS

+ 10 yr - Light & fruity with a lingering creamy milk chocolate edge - $14