Distilleries

More about the distilleries we work with

Dalmore

Dalmore is an iconic distillery located in the northern Highlands of Scotland, near Inverness. It is known for producing some of the world’s most luxurious single malt Scotch whiskies. Dalmore whiskies often exhibit a rich, full-bodied character with a complex flavor profile. One of its distinguishing features is its use of a variety of cask types for maturation, including sherry casks, which contribute to the whisky’s distinctive flavors. Dalmore is famous for its “12-pointed stag” emblem, and its core range includes expressions like the Dalmore 12 Year Old and Dalmore 18 Year Old, known for their notes of dark chocolate, orange zest, and spices.
 
Cask Sizes

Standard Oak Barrels: Dalmore primarily uses 200-liter oak barrels for maturing its whisky, but it also experiments with various cask sizes and finishes for limited editions.

 
Cask finishes

Sherry Cask Finish: Dalmore is well-known for its use of sherry casks for finishing, especially Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. These finishes contribute rich, fruity, and nutty notes to their whisky.

Highland Park

Highland Park is situated on the Orkney Islands, off the northern coast of Scotland. It is one of the few distilleries in Scotland that peats its barley, and this peat is cut from the nearby Hobbister Moor. Highland Park is known for its well-balanced and lightly peated single malt Scotch whisky. The unique maritime climate of Orkney imparts a distinct character to its whiskies, offering a harmonious blend of sweet, heather honey notes and subtle smokiness. Popular expressions include Highland Park 12 Year Old and Highland Park 18 Year Old.
 
Cask Sizes
Standard Oak Barrels: Highland Park typically uses 200-liter oak barrels for maturation, but they may use different cask sizes for special releases or limited editions.
 
Cask finishes

Sherry Cask Finish: Highland Park utilizes sherry-seasoned oak casks, adding sherry influence to their whisky, resulting in a sweet and balanced flavor profile.

Laphroaig

Located on the southern coast of Islay, Laphroaig is renowned for producing some of the most intensely peated and distinctive Scotch whiskies in the world. Its whiskies are known for their bold, medicinal, and heavily peated characteristics, often described as having flavors of seaweed, iodine, and smoky peat. Laphroaig 10 Year Old and Laphroaig Quarter Cask are among its well-known expressions, beloved by fans of heavily peated whisky.
 
Cask Sizes

Quarter Casks: Laphroaig is known for using smaller quarter casks (approximately 125 liters) alongside standard oak barrels for aging some of their expressions. The smaller size accelerates maturation and imparts intense flavors.

 
Cask finishes

Quarter Cask Finish: Laphroaig often uses quarter casks for finishing, which are smaller casks that accelerate maturation, intensifying the peaty and smoky character of their whisky.

Macallan

The Macallan is a prestigious Speyside distillery known for its commitment to sherry cask aging. Macallan whiskies are highly sought after for their rich, fruity, and complex flavor profiles. The distillery has a wide range of expressions, including the Macallan Sherry Oak and Macallan Fine Oak series, with age statements ranging from 12 to 30 years. The sherry casks used in maturation contribute to the whisky’s notes of dried fruits, vanilla, oak, and spices.
 
Cask Sizes

Sherry Hogsheads: Macallan is famous for using sherry-seasoned oak hogsheads, which can vary in size but often hold around 250 liters. They also use traditional 200-liter barrels for some expressions.

 
Cask finishes

Sherry Cask Finish: Macallan is renowned for its exclusive use of sherry-seasoned oak casks, particularly Oloroso sherry casks. These casks impart rich, dried fruit and spice flavors to their whisky.

Bowmore

Bowmore is located on the Isle of Islay, known for its distinctive style of Scotch whisky characterised by a balance of peat, fruit, and maritime influences. Bowmore whiskies often have notes of smoky peat, salt, brine, and a subtle sweetness. The distillery offers a range of expressions, including the popular Bowmore 12 Year Old and Bowmore 18 Year Old, which showcase the unique Islay terroir.

Cask Sizes

Standard Oak Barrels: Bowmore predominantly uses 200-liter oak barrels for aging their whisky. However, they may experiment with other sizes for special releases.

 
Cask finishes

Wine Cask Finish: Bowmore occasionally releases expressions with wine cask finishes, such as Bordeaux wine casks. This finishing adds unique fruity and tannic notes to their whisky.

Glenrothes

Glenrothes is a Speyside distillery known for producing vintage single malt Scotch whiskies. Unlike many other distilleries, Glenrothes releases its whiskies with vintages instead of age statements. This approach allows them to emphasize the unique character of each year’s production. Glenrothes whiskies often feature flavors of ripe fruits, vanilla, and well-integrated oak.
 
Cask Sizes

Sherry Butts: Glenrothes often uses sherry-seasoned oak butts, which are larger casks with capacities ranging from 500 to 600 liters. They also use standard oak barrels for aging.

 
Cask finishes

Sherry Cask Finish: Glenrothes is known for sherry cask maturation and finishing, which infuses their whisky with sweet, fruity, and nutty flavors.

Tullibardine

Tullibardine is a distillery situated in Perthshire, Scotland, known for its history and innovative cask finishes. After a period of closure in the 1990s, the distillery was revived in 2003. Tullibardine is recognized for experimenting with various cask types, including sherry, port, burgundy, and beer casks, which contribute to the distinct characteristics of their expressions. The distillery offers a range of core and limited edition releases.

Cask Sizes

Various Sizes: Tullibardine experiments with various cask sizes, including sherry butts and wine casks. The size of the cask can vary depending on the expression and desired flavor profile.

 
Cask finishes

Various Cask Finishes: Tullibardine experiments with various cask finishes, including sherry, port, burgundy, and even beer casks. Each finishing cask type imparts distinct flavors to their expressions.

Aultmore

Aultmore is a Speyside distillery that is often considered a hidden gem in the whisky world. While it is not as widely recognized as some other distilleries, it has gained a reputation for producing elegant and complex single malt Scotch whiskies. Aultmore’s expressions often feature flavors of orchard fruits, honey, and a gentle spiciness.
 
Cask Sizes

Standard Oak Barrels: Aultmore typically uses 200-liter oak barrels for aging its whisky, following the traditional Scotch whisky maturation process.

 
Cask finishes

Wine Cask Finish: Aultmore has released expressions with wine cask finishes, such as Madeira casks, which add wine-related complexity to their whisky.

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