Whisky Tasting Option 3

Tasting Option #3: The Distiller’s Tour: The Rarer Malts  1pm, 5pm $35 (includes a Lenox Crystal Tasting Glass- a $12 value!)

Dalwhinnie 15

Built in 1897 and currently the highest distillery in the country, Dalwhinnie – or “Plain of Meetings” in Gaelic – is named for its location at a junction of old drove roads, between two mountain ranges. Year after year it survives the coldest of conditions to produce smooth, golden heather honey-like spirit.

Oban 14

Oban distillery is owned by Diageo. It has only two pot stills, making it one of the smallest in Scotland, producing a whisky that has been described as having a “West Highland” flavour that falls between the dry, smoky style of the Scottish islands and the lighter, sweeter malts of the Highlands.

Talisker 10

The classic stalwart of the Talisker family. The perfect companion for when the day is done, smooth, smoky with a comforting afterglow.

Exuberant, wild and free, with one foot on the land, one in the sea

Peated, maritime and forthright

Like the view of the sea from our distillery doors, this whisky is complex, and takes a while for your palate to appreciate some of the more salty, peaty notes. Each expression has its own forthright personality, offering something distinct from the rest, and yet they all belong to the same breed – whisky for the adventurer, those happiest close to nature.

Lagavulin Distiller’s Edition

Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish.

“The pedro ximinez cask finish certainly gives as much as it takes away when compared to the benchmark 16 year old. An array of complex ripe fruit, interwoven with notes of pot still rum, toffee, tar, seaweed, and brine on the finish. It seems logical to marry this big, smoky Islay whisky with an equally big, sweet, fruity sherry. In this case, the marriage works wonderfully.”

John Hansell, The Whisky Advocate Summer 2008