Caviste's scotch whisky range is one that is constantly evolving to reflect a cross-section of styles and prices.
We work very closely with the highly respected bottler Gordon & MacPhail and ship direct from their Scottish warehouse. Plus we also have a small range of cask-strength, single distillery whisky's from Woodwinter that are bottled are under their own name, without mentioning the distillery concerned just using style and age to describe themselves. However, a little detective work and diligent use of the internet and you can work things out for yourself...
All in all Caviste are the perfect place to shop for the whisky lover this Christmas!
Please check your local Caviste shop for availability.
WHISKY RANGE December 2011
BENROMACH 10yr Old – Speyside- £29
The first bottling to be released with an age statement from production of spirit that commenced after the distillery was reopened by G & M in the 1990's. Well balanced with rich sherry influences, hints of fruit and nut chocolate. Elements of ripe forest fruits develop - raspberries and brambles. With a delicate and rounded smoke present.
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE LEDAIG 1993 – Mull - £37
Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull produces two styles of whisky - Tobermory and Ledaig. Ledaig is the old name of the distillery. The whisky has a sweet, aromatic nose,with fruity and creamy flavour.
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE TEANINICH 1995 – Highland - £30
The distillery is located near Alness and was founded in 1817. Fruity, sweet and spicy
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE BENRINNES 1993 – Speyside - £32
Taking its name from the predominant peak among the mountains overlooking the heart of Speyside, the 1993 vintage has sweet Sherried edge with rich summer fruit influences.
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE GLENDULLAN 1993 – Speyside- £32
Glendullan Distillery was founded in 1897 and was the last of the original seven distilleries of Dufftown to be built. An elegant Speyside whisky with ripe fruit notes and a sweet vanilla edge.
OLD PULTENEY 8yr Old – Highland - £24
Pulteney distillery founded in 1826, is the most northern distillery on the mainland of Scotland. Well balanced with a rum and raisin edge with a rounded hint of sea-air.
OLD PULTENEY 17yr Old – Highland - £49
46% cask strength
The Winner, Spirit of Whisky Fringe Award 2011
The 17-year-old predominantly features ex-bourbon cask maturation, with the addition of spirit that has been wholly matured in Spanish wood ex-sherry casks, predominantly Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso. This adds a subtle depth and complexity to the whisky, making for an outstanding after-dinner drink.
SCAPA 2000 – Orkney - £37
One of only two distilleries on Orkney, this malt shows more characteristics of its wind-blown home than its more mellow neighbour, Highland Park. Floral with subtle grassy notes, hints of lavender and a subtle sweetness.
MACPHAIL'S COLLECTION TAMDHU 8yr Old – Speyside - £24
Tamdhu is one of several distilleries to be built along the Strathspey railway line. The whisky is a vital component of "The Famous Grouse". A delicate citrus edge - fresh oranges. With a slight smoke and a rounded hint of toasted malt.
SECRET STILLS 6.5 1988 – Highland - £35
A special bottling from a distillery founded in 1797, in the small Highland village of Oldmeldrum. A vanilla edge with a hint of toasted malt. (Glen Garioch)
Bruichladdich 10yr Old – Islay - £37
Today, while most of the Islay and Jura distilleries are controlled from corporate management offices in London, Paris, Tokyo, New York - even Trinidad - Bruichladdich is owned by a small number of private investors – many with Islay connections - and is registered on Islay and pays UK corporation tax.
Bruichladdich has had a chequered past but lineage, pedigree, connection, continuity are the hallmarks... read more here.
It's a fascinating story and a beautiful Scotch whisky!
LAPHROAIG QUARTER CASK – Islay - £32
Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse.
Full bodied with a nose reminiscent of burning embers of peat in a crofters fireplace, hints of coconut and banana aromas. Complex and smoky yet offers and surprises the palate with a gentle sweetnes. Read more about Laphroaig Quarter Cask on their dedicated web site.
GLEN CALDER – Blend - £17.95
Gordon & MacPhail's award winning Blended Scotch Whisky. Smooth and balanced with citrus fruit - oranges, grapefruits and a slight nuttiness. There are spicy flavours with a floral note and a drying smokiness. Caviste's very own 'house' Scotch!
CLASSIC MALT COASTAL SET - £36
(1x20cl each of Caol Ila 12yo, Clynelish 14yo & Talisker)
WOODWINTERS THE ONE – Single Barrel Cask Strength 22 years -Speyside 50cl - £45
WOODWINTERS THE TWO – Single Barrel Cask Strength - Highland 50cl - £29
WOODWINTERS THE FOUR – Single Barrel Cask Strength 21 years - Islay 50cl - £49