A Taste of Scotland - The Malt Whisky
"The king o’ drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay or Glenlivit".
Robert Louis Stevenson ‘The Scotsman’s Return from Abroad’ 1880
"Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go round twice as fast".
Sir Compton Mackenzie, Whisky Galore
"Come, let me know what it is that makes a Scotch man happy!
Ordering for himself a glass of whisky"
Samuel Johnson 1773
Scotland's whisky tradition goes back hundreds of years with every Malt reflecting the different regions and spectacular landscapes that produced it. In Prestonfield's selection, you have the perfect opportunity to taste the unique character of some of Scotland's best Malts. Enjoy your Malt before dinner, after dinner - or accompanying the traditional haggis, but above all try and discover the charms of usige beath, the water of life.
Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old, Highland
Balvenie Doublewood's character comes from maturation in two woods, first an oak whisky cask, then a Spanish oak sherry cask. Each lends different qualities; the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour. Smooth and mellow with nutty sweetness, spiciness, honey and vanilla. £7
Oban 14 Year Old, West Highland
From one of the oldest whisky stills in Scotland, set on cliffs overlooking the sea in Oban, this fourteen year old combines the sophistication of the Highlands with a touch of the peaty style of the Island Malts. Rich and full-bodied with a mellow fruity finish. £9
Talisker 10 Year Old, Isle of Skye
Located on Skye's rugged western shores and the only distillery on the island, you'll taste the peat and the sea that make islands malts so distinctive. Pungent peat and sea-salt, smokey sweetness and a huge peppery finish. £8
Bowmore 12 Year Old, Islay
Islay, "Queen of the Hebrides" is the most Southern of the inner Hebrides with a warm, gentle climate perfect for whisky making and drinking! Bowmore is from Islay's oldest distillery, a peaty Island malt it is rich amber in colour and hints at lemon, honey and rich peaty-smokiness. £6.50
Glenkinchie 10 Year Old, Lowland
Set in rolling countryside just 15 miles from Edinburgh, Glenkinchie is often referred to as a lady's whisky or the Edinburgh malt. Soft and mellow, it is often enjoyed as an aperitif. Soft, sweetly aromatic, with a fresh, grassy sweetness - a gentle introduction to Scottish Malt. £8
Prestonfield's Malt of the Moment £6
All Prestonfield's Malts are served in measures of 35ml.