Offers | Award winning Whisky for Christmas drinking
After the challenges that we have all had to face this year, we think it’s a good time to spread a bit of cheer.
With this in mind we are delighted to offer an incredible range of whisky (and other spirits) and with pricing starting from £68.00 per bottle, there’s something for everybody.
Each bottling has been chosen with immense care by our spirits team and you can view the full list here. We have some serious options listed for sale including great names such as Brora, Dalmore, Lagavulin, Hakushu, Hibiki, Yamazaki, WhistlePig and Dictador.
To help you with your selection we have highlighted pair of iconic, award winning Japanese Single Malts: the stunning Yamazaki 12 Year Old and Hakushu 12 Year Old.
Japanese whisky is one of the most desirable spirits in the world right now. Interest in and recognition for these 12 Year Olds has grown significantly over the last few years, both winning international awards and plaudits for their age statement releases.
The style of Japanese whisky is most similar to Scottish whisky. We find these 12 Year Olds match closely to a Speyside single malt, delicate and perfumed with smoky undertones and honeyed characteristics.
Goedhuis, March 2020
Yamakazi is Japan’s oldest whisky distillery and has become a firm favourite amongst whisky lovers. The 12 year old has a nutty character, redolent of fresh almonds and distinct marmalade and dried fruit aromas. On the palate these flavours are complemented by tropical fruit notes and hints of brioche and spice. The finish is long and zesty and leaves a lingering taste of juicy pineapple. An all-around charmer for anyone into whiskies.
Goedhuis, November 2021
This is arguably the finest 12 Year Old Single Malt in the world. The Hakushu distillery was built in 1973 and is located in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Hakushu has emerged as one of the greatest distilleries in Japan, winning award after award. The 12 Year Old is among the most decorated whiskies in its age group with a Whisky Bible “Liquid Gold” award, a “Gold Medal” at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards and the coveted “Best World Whiskey” award at the 2015 International Whisky Competition. It was discontinued in June 2018 after demand outstripped supply and it became unfeasible for the distillery to keep producing it while retaining the quality that made it so popular in the first place. Thankfully production resumed back in March 2021.
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