Fruity whiskey

Flavour profile

A great place to start if you're new to whiskies as the aromas are delicate, soft, with hints of grain and fruit. Perfect as an apéritif, served with light fish or mild Asian dishes (such as spring rolls), or mixed with ginger ale/beer and a squeeze of lime over ice.  

Fruity whiskies

Spicy whiskey

Flavour profile

These whiskies, which often come from the Scottish islands, are warm and mellow, with clean, grassy, cereal flavours. There's a definite, yet subtle, smokiness too, which makes them great alongside cured ham, cheese, smoked salmon and dark chocolate, or mixed with soda and a twist of lemon over ice.

Spicy whiskies

Sweet whiskey

Flavour profile

The warming flavours of dried fruits, nuts, toffee, cinnamon and nutmeg of these medium-bodied whiskies come from time spent maturing in oak casks – often ex-sherry barrels. They're especially good with puddings (ginger sponge, crème brûlée, fruit cake), neat as an after-dinner drink or mixed into an Old Fashioned cocktail.

Sweet whiskies

Smoky Whiskey

Flavour profile

Robust and warming, these whiskies – many found on Islay – are known for their intense peaty smokiness, which overlays rich flavours of vanilla and fruit cake. Try them with salty food like oysters, alongside blue cheese (Stilton, Gorgonzola, Roquefort), or mixed with soda water over ice and an added pinch of white pepper.

Smoky whiskies

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A toast to tradition

Raise your glass and enjoy a wee dram of whisky this Burns Night

A toast to tradition

Raise your glass and enjoy a wee dram of whisky this Burns Night

Perfect for Burns Night

Try Macsween haggis with neeps and tatties or creamy mash