It’s scotch all the way this month for our staff picks. A pair of blends, from two of the most famous scotch brands, along with a couple of independently bottled, cask strength single malts. Sláinte!
Staff Picks - our choices for this month
Tomatin 12 Year Old - Burns Malt
Zero sulphur, zero bitter tannic notes, packed with 100% sherry cask goodness and bottled at cask strength. This is how you produce a sherried malt. Richly flavoured and accessibly priced. Full marks to the boys at The Whisky Barrel. Buy some!
£46.79 at www.thewhiskybarrel.co.uk
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
A recent addition to the Johnnie Walker range. The characteristic coastal peat strains we associate with the brand take a back seat on this one. Instead we find a beautifully balanced blend with a more honeyed delivery.
£40.45 at www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Aultmore Batch 2 That Boutique-y Whisky Company
An unusual, very interesting and highly spicy whisky from this lesser known distillery. Lives up to That Boutique-y Whisky Co’s high standards. Bottled at natural strength with no naughty filtration or colouring.
£41.95 at www.masterofmalt.com
Cutty Sark Storm
A dangerously drinkable blend with a little more body and flavour than the standard Cutty Sark. This will please die hard fans of the brand and new comers alike. And all at a very reasonable price.
£21.35 at www.thewhiskyexchange.com