Johnnie Walker Black Label - 12yo, 40% vol
"Johnnie" Walker after he started to sell whisky in his grocer's shop in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The brand became popular, but after Walker's death in 1857 it was his son Alexander Walker and grandson Alexander Walker II who were largely responsible for establishing the whisky as a popular brand.
Black Label is an 80 proof (40% ABV) blend of about 40 whiskies, each aged at least 12 years.
Johnnie Walker White Walker - 12yo, 41.7% vol
A limited edition whisky from Johnnie Walker, inspired by the absurdly popular television programme, Game of Thrones (in turn based off of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice book series). Created by whisky specialist George Harper and his team, this whisky features malts from Clynelish (aptly one of the most northern Scotch whisky distilleries) and Cardhu, among others
Glenkinchie Single Malt - 12yo, 43% vol
Founded in 1825 in the outlying farmland around Edinburgh as Milton distillery (before being renamed in 1837), Glenkinchie languished in obscurity for over 150 years before becoming an international brand almost overnight at the end of the 1980s.
Antiquary 12 year Old – 40%
Crafted using Scotland’s most treasured malt and grain whiskies, all of which have been matured for over twelve years, The Antiquary 12 Year Old is light and delicate with a smooth, lingering finish.
AROMA - Peaty, earthy and solid, while in direct contrast displaying delicate fresh lemony lime characters. Nicely rounded and malty.
PALATE - Mellow yet feisty, predominately malty, citrus flavours come through well with a gentle peaty touch.
FINISH - Soft with a spicy tingle.
Cutty Sark – 40%
A very popular blend, particularly on the American market, started by Berry Bros & Rudd and named for the tea clipper Cutty Sark, said to be the fastest of its time.
Singleton Single Malt - 12yo, 40% vol
A relaunched Singleton, this time from Dufftown, to replace the now-defunct Singleton of Auchroisk.
This smooth, mellow dram is designed to attract new drinkers to the malt category.
Talisker Single Malt - 10 yo, 45.8% vol
The Isle of Skye's only single malt, and one that is loved all over the world for its maritime character. A massive success as the island representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malts' series, Talisker 10yo's profile keeps increasing as more fans discover its intense coastal spicy, peaty character. A truly elemental malt.
Chivas Regal - 12 yo, 40% vol
'The blend for grown-ups, for people who have made their rites of passage and are ready to enjoy their success. Sweet, but not cloying. Buxom, but not overblown.
Balanced. 9/10.' Paul Pacult in Whisky Magazine April 2000.
Haig Club Single Grain - 40% vol
David Beckham has made his mark in the world of whisky with the launch of Haig Club. A light and sweet grain whisky, Haig Club is aimed at drinkers who have yet to be won over by whisky’s charms. Named after John Haig, the founder of Cameronbridge distillery (where the whisky is made), Haig Club is superb over ice, in long drinks or in short cocktails – it’s an easy-drinking dram that will win anyone over.
J&B Scotch - 40% vol
Each time you sip J&B RARE, 42 different whiskies pass your lips. They are carefully blended together to create a subtle, smooth and complex flavour. The delicate balance is what gives J&B RARE its distinctive character. If we took even one whisky away you would taste the difference.
The heart of J&B RARE is formed by Speyside Malt Whiskies. They provide the fruity, fresh quality you can taste, and give J&B its light colour. Speyside is recognised as the superior area in Scotland for making malt.
Added to that are some of the finest grain whiskies Scotland has to offer. They help reveal the individual flavours of the various malts, unveiling the pleasant, smooth character of J&B.
Bells Blended Scotch - 40% vol
The distinctive taste of Bell's comes from bringing together a select blend of grain and fine malt whiskies, all matured in selected oak casks for a richer flavour.
Gathered from whisky heartlands to include flavours like the smoky sea salt of the Islands and the fresh, sweet malts of Speyside they're brought to the master blender at the Blair Athol distillery. There he marries them with our own rich, spiced and nutty malt to create Bell's distinctive blend.
It's a recipe that dates back to the 19th century and has been raising the bar – and been raised in bars – ever since.
Famous Grouse - 40% vol
The Famous Grouse is a historic brand of blended whisky, created by Matthew Gloag in 1896. One of the UK's bestselling brands, the blend's spiritual home is Glenturret distillery. It has been Scotland's most popular Scotch since the 1980s and still is, as of the 2010s.
Glenfiddich - 12 yo, 40% vol
A colossus, Glenfiddich was established by William Grant in 1876, with the first spirit running off the stills in 1887.
Today the company is still run by his descendants and as the first whisky to truly market itself as a single malt, Glenfiddich now accounts for about 30% of all single malt sales worldwide. One of the world's best-selling malts, Glenfiddich 12yo's famous triangular bottle is a fixture in practically every bar on the globe. Light and easy-drinking stuff loved by millions.
Talisker Storm - 45.8% vol
Released in early 2013, Talisker Storm has all the warm, smoky, peppery characteristics we all love in the standard Talisker 10yo - but they've been turned up a notch, with more smoke, more spices, and a bigger than ever flavour explosion
Glenmorangie Original 10 Years Old – 40% vol
The well-balanced flavour carries traces of honeywood and nuts, whilst the aftertaste is clean and salving. This is malt with an overall impression that is refined and fresh.
Monkey Shoulder - 40% vol
Monkey Shoulder Scotch is a superb blended malt whisky from William Grant, made with single malts from three famous Speyside distilleries. The result is a smooth, creamy, supple and very malty Scotch which works superbly well neat, over ice.
Haig Clubman - 40% vol
The Clubman, a single grain Scotch whisky distilled at Cameronbridge and matured in ex-bourbon casks, is designed to be enjoyed with cola.
Dalwhinnie - 43% vol
A great malt which Jim Murray awarded 95 points in his Whisky Bible, this is excellent value for money. The flavours are simple, but flawless, a clean, crisp 15 year old from the Dalwhinnie distillery, also part of Diageo's Classic Malts range.
Glenlivit Founders Reserve – 40% vol
The Founder's Reserve is a new expression in the core range of The Glenlivet single malts. The new whisky has been crafted by Alan Winchester, the Master Distiller at The Glenlivet, and is designed to pay homage to the style of whisky created by the distillery's founder George Smith. It has been matured predominantly in first-fill American oak ex-bourbon casks. The introduction of the no age statement Founder's Reserve has been prompted by the increasing success of The Glenlivet.