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Classic Malts

The Classic Malts Selection is the world’s finest and broadest portfolio of single malts, representing all flavors, styles and regional tastes in Scotland. Each single malt has won the highest accolades and awards from single malt connoisseurs and international spirits competitions. This portfolio also includes our distiller’s editions that are vintage bottles from regional variants.

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Caol Ila® 12 Year Old

Fresh, fruity and smooth-bodied, this 12 year old is the color of pale straw. Firm and smooth, it begins sweetly and then yields a fragrant, smoky, lingering finish.

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Caol Ila® 12 Year Old

Caol Ila® 18 Year Old

Age introduces a golden color and a complexity to this mellow amber Caol IIa. It starts smoky-sweet on the nose and drinks smoothly with a long-lived finish.

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Caol Ila® 18 Year Old

Cardhu® Special Cask Reserve

A deep-colored, well balanced malt whisky of exceptional flavor and smoothness in which all the luscious fruitiness is balanced by a delicious spicy dryness.

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Cardhu® Special Cask Reserve

Cardhu® 12 Year Old

Often described as “silky,” this Speyside has a spirity nose, sweet apple blossom and heathery aromas, and a well-balanced palate with a warming, dryish finish.

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Cardhu® 12 Year Old

Clynelish® 14 Year Old

You can almost taste the sea air in this unique maritime single malt. The 14 year old also offers sweet floral fragrances with a light, dry finish.

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Clynelish® 14 Year Old

Clynelish™ Distillers Edition

Brilliant, clean and refined with a great balance, it’s double-matured in Oloroso Seco casks making it easy to drink, especially as an aperitif.

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Clynelish™ Distillers Edition

Cragganmore® 12 Year Old

An elegant spirit that’s always strived to be the sweetest, most complex of malts with rich layers of flavor and a whiff of smoke in the finish.

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Cragganmore® 12 Year Old

Cragganmore® Distillers Edition

Cragganmore’s complexity requires port-wine casks, a unique second cask choice. It’s a sweet and deeply fruity oak-smoked malt with a long, dry finish. 

 

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Cragganmore®  Distillers Edition

Dalwhinnie® 15 Year Old

Smooth and soft with heather, honey and delicate spice. It’s a creamy single malt with smoothness and depth that benefits from a full 15 years of aging.

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Dalwhinnie® 15 Year Old

Dalwhinnie® Distillers Edition

Lovers of Dalwhinnie will appreciate the way the fragrance of Oloroso sherry overlays, but doesn’t mask, the heather honey distillery notes.

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Dalwhinnie® Distillers Edition

Glenkinchie® 12 Year Old

Its light character is born from its distillation in some of Scotland’s largest stills. Matured for 12 years, the result is a light, floral whisky with a fresh, creamy taste.

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Glenkinchie® 12 Year Old

Glenkinchie® Distillers Edition

This Distiller Edition expression undergoes a secondary maturation in amontillado sherry wood casks resulting in sweeter, nuttier tones.

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Glenkinchie® Distillers Edition

Knockando™ 12 Year Old

An especially delicate, fruity and subtle Speyside. The quantity of peat and sherry casks used is carefully controlled so as not to dominate the final product.

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Knockando™ 12 Year Old

Knockando™ 18 Year Old

Matured slowly in sherry casks, it’s accessible in both aroma and flavor, making it easy to drink and young at heart for an 18 year old.

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Knockando™ 18 Year Old

Knockando™ 21 Year Old

It has a warming, fruity nose, followed by a smooth, rich body with hints of oak and nuts on the palate. It ends with an intense, peaty finish.

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Knockando™ 21 Year Old

Lagavulin® 16 Year Old

Aged in oak casks, this sought-after single malt has the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay. It possesses seaweed flavors and a huge finish.

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Lagavulin® 16 Year Old

Lagavulin® Distillers Edition

It’s full of peat while the Pedro Ximinez sherry wood naturally has a big say. A more mellow Lagavulin, it’s not as deep or intense as the 16 year old.

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Lagavulin® Distillers Edition

Oban® 14 Year Old

Made with the finest barley and aged in oak casks for 14 years, this misty, maritime single malt is made in one of the oldest, licensed distilleries in Scotland.

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Oban® 14 Year Old

Oban™ 18 Year Old

The sweet banana and teacake notes found in the 14 year old are amplified by four extra years and balanced with a dry hint of sea salt.

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Oban™ 18 Year Old

Oban® Distillers Edition

Double matured in Montilla Fino casks, this is a seriously complex whisky of the highest order—a caramel malt with a zesty nose and plenty of sweet fruit.

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Oban® Distillers Edition

Royal Lochnagar™ 12 Year Old

Scottish spring water, premium barley, distiller’s yeast, and highly skilled operators make this a fragrant single malt with a delightful balance of fruit and spices.

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Royal Lochnagar™ 12 Year Old

The Singleton® Single Malt

This round, elegant, finely balanced malt comes from the heart of Speyside with honeyed hints of sweet vanilla from American Oak casks and lush fruit from European Oak casks.

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The Singleton® Single Malt

Talisker® 18 Year Old

A full, smooth-bodied single malt with a fruity, smoky nose, a sweet toffee palate, and the characteristic chili “catch” in the finish.

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Talisker® 18 Year Old

Talisker® 10 Year Old

This full-bodied single malt has a peat-smoke nose with a hint of sea saltiness, a rich dried-fruit palate, and a long, warm, peppery finish.

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Talisker® 10 Year Old