Satisfy your taste buds with single malt whisky. How do you like your whisky? Delicate and light or rich and smokey? Or somewhere in between?

The Whisky Exchange places whisky into eight categories:

  1. elegant and floral – like Ballantine’s, Glen Moray Classic, J & B Rare, Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, Miltonduff, Glencadam, Glenlivet, Glengoyne, Glen Spey, Dalwhinnie, Teaninich, Aultmore, Mannochmore, Linkwood, Glenkinchie, Benriach, LIttlemill.
  2. fresh fruit and vanilla – like Johnnie Walker Red Label, Tullamore Dew, Monkey Shoulder, Buchmills, Glenfiddich, Black Velvet Reserve, Glenmorangie, Kilbeggan, Edradour, Glenkinchie, Auchentoshan, Scapa Skiren, Haig Club, Inchmurrin, Clynelish, Chivas Regal.
  3. malt and honey – like Jameson, Kilbeggan, Hankey Bannister, Whyte and Mackay, Glenfarclas, Glengoyne, Stronachie, Dewars, Ancnoc, Aberfeldy, Benromach, Whippersnapper, Royal Lochnagar, Wemyss the Hive, Cardhu, Elijah Craig, Glenfiddich, Old Pulteney Navigator, Glenmorangie 18 year old, Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
  4. rich fruit and spice – like Aberlour, Highland Park, Rebel Yell Straight Rye Whisky, The Feathery, Teeling Single Malt, Ballantine’s, Aberfeldy, Tamdhu, Glenlivet, Arran, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Glengoyne, Tullibardine, Chivas Regal
  5. dried fruit and nut – like Highland Journey, Balvenie, Dalmore, Tullibardine, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glendalough, Daiiluaine, Auchentoshan, Edroadour, Cardhu.
  6. peat and fruit – like Famous Grouse Smoky Black, Johnnie Walker Black, Ardmore Legacy, Loch Lomond Green Label, Big Peat, Ardberg, Glenturret Peated Edition, Wolfburn.
  7. maritime and smoky – like Islay Mist, Glen Moray Peated, Bowmore, Talisker, Laphroaig, Rock Oyster Cask Strength, Caol Ila Moch.
  8. rich and peaty – like Laphroaig, Johnnie Walker Double Black, Isle of Jura, Talisker, Highland Park.

We tend to favour the first four categories that are more delicate, light, fruity, honey and spice flavoured.

There’s also regional flavours. We tend to prefer single malts from the LowlandsHighland and Speyside. As non-smokers, we steer away from the more smoky and peaty Islay whiskies.

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