Whiskies

Our 10 favourite whiskies of the month

Chosen by Whisky Exchange co-founder Sukhinder Singh and head buyer Dawn Davies MW

  • Loch Lomond 18 Year Old

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46%

    5 (4 Reviews)

    Loch Lomond 18 Year Old

    A new presentation of Loch Lomond 18 Year Old single malt, released in summer 2020. Matured in American-oak casks, this 18-year-old whisky from Loch Lomond is full-bodied and rounded with notes of toast, cigar box, apple, gooseberry and light smoke.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Raisins Raisins
    • Apple Apple
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Honey Honey
    • Toast Toast
    • Blackcurrant Blackcurrant

    Special Offer: $12.48 Off!

    $80.81

    $115.45 per litre

  • Laphroaig 10 Year Old / Cask Strength / Batch 014 / Bot.2021

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 57.9%

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old / Cask Strength / Batch 014 / Bot.2021

    A full-bodied, rugged whisky from Laphroaig, this is the 14th edition of the Islay distillery's ever-popular Cask Strength 10 Year Old single malt. Bottled in 2021, aromas of sweet biscuits, smoked cedar and Manuka honey mingle with pipe tobacco, old leather, candle wax and hints on vanilla on the nose. The palate offers notes of burnt oak, barbecued marshmallow, toffee, sea salt and Belgian caramel waffles, as well as roasted coffee beans, sticky toffee pudding and white pepper, wrapped in waves of peat smoke.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Leather Leather
    • Tobacco Tobacco
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Caramel Caramel

    $85.44

    $122.05 per litre

  • Talisker 2012 / 8 Year Old / Special Releases 2021

    Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 59.7%

    Talisker 2012 / 8 Year Old / Special Releases 2021

    Distilled in 2012, this eight-year-old Talisker single malt has been matured in heavily peated refill casks, before being bottles as part of Diageo's 2021 Special Releases. Aromas of vanilla, seaweed, porridge oats, briny sea water, iodine, ashy smoke and salty driftwood fill the nose. The palate offers notes of oil, sea salt, acrid peat smoke, seaweed, prickly black pepper and oak that linger in the finish.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Black Pepper Black Pepper
    • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
    • Iodine (tcp) Iodine (tcp)
    • Seaweed Seaweed
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Oak Oak

    $103.92

    $148.46 per litre

  • Fettercairn 16 Year Old / 2nd Release 2021

    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46.4%

    Fettercairn 16 Year Old / 2nd Release 2021

    The 2021-release of 16-year-old single malt from Fettercairn is a soft, sweet single malt with notes of vanilla, ginger, raisins, peaches, honey, banana and chocolate throughout the palate and lingering in the finish.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Ginger Ginger
    • Peach Peach
    • Banana Banana
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Honey Honey
    • Malt Malt

    $75.04

    $107.20 per litre

  • Glenrothes 18 Year Old

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43%

    5 (1 Review)

    Glenrothes 18 Year Old

    Matured in sherry casks, the majority of which were first-fill, this is a sweet and spicy whisky with notes of vanilla, fresh ginger and pear. This 18-year-old whisky is part of The Soleo Collection: a range of five whiskies from Glenrothes, ranging from 10 to 25 years old, which pay homage to the grapes from which some sherries, such as Pedro Ximénez, are made.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Ginger Ginger
    • Rose Rose
    • Orange Orange
    • Pear Pear
    • Almond Almond

    Special Offer: $13.93 Off!

    $109.70

    $156.71 per litre

  • Mortlach 20 Year Old / Cowie's Blue Seal

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 43.4%

    Mortlach 20 Year Old / Cowie's Blue Seal

    The elegant oldie in the Mortlach range, channeling The Beast of Dufftown (the distillery's nickname) into a more refined form. Matured solely in sherry casks, the whisky has been crafted to match rich and dark sherry character against old, refined oaky notes. It's one to take time with, well-balanced and complex, with much more going on than you might expect.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Clove Clove
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Apple Apple
    • Dates Dates
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

    $225.29

    $321.84 per litre

  • Aberlour A'Bunadh / Batch 71

    Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 61.5%

    Aberlour A'Bunadh / Batch 71

    Batch 71 of Aberlour's much-loved A'Bunadh is a big, rich sherry-matured single malt with aromas of sultanas, dates, dark chocolate and cinnamon throughout the nose. The palate offers notes of toffee, rich malt, vanilla, Christmas cake, figs, caramel and spicy white pepper.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • White Pepper White Pepper
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Malt Malt
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Sultana Sultana

    $92.37

    $131.95 per litre

  • Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon

    Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    70cl / 50%

    4.5 (31 Reviews)

    Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon

    An outstanding single barrel bourbon from Four Roses. Beautifully balanced and smooth as silk, this is sweet, rich and potent with very appealing menthol notes, precious woods and delicious spices.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Prunes Prunes
    • Oak Oak
    • Plums Plums
    • Caramel Caramel

    Special Offer: $5.55 Off!

    $47.31

    $67.59 per litre

  • Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 50%

    5 (42 Reviews)

    Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

    Port Charlotte's long-awaited 10 year old, rich and smoky whisky made by the independently minded folks at Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. PC, as it's known to its friends, is heavily peated to 40ppm, putting it up with Islay's other heavy hitters. The resulting whisky is big and peaty with a maritime tang – the Bruichladdich team would claim that it's because their warehouses are so close to the sea, we're still undecided. In the end, the most important thing is the taste: it's rather good.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
    • Iodine (tcp) Iodine (tcp)
    • Seaweed Seaweed
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Cream Cream
    • Carbolic Soap Carbolic Soap

    $58.63

    $83.76 per litre

  • Ardbeg An Oa

    Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    70cl / 46.6%

    4.5 (29 Reviews)

    Ardbeg An Oa

    The first addition to Ardbeg's ongoing range for a decade when introduced in 2017, An Oa is a combination of spirit aged in Pedro-Ximenez sherry casks and bourbon barrels. Married in a French-oak marrying vat, this is rounded and smoky with notes of toffee, aniseed, date and banana.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Orange Orange
    • Banana Banana
    • Smoke Smoke
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Cream Cream
    • Toffee Toffee

    $51.70

    $73.86 per litre