Bellochantuy's 2006 Award-Winning Whisky Bar of The Year Menu for The Hunting Lodge Hotel
Springbank (continued)Local Barley -
Most of the raw materials used in the making of this whisky come from within an eight mileradius of the distillery.
West Highland -
24 Years, Sherry Cask, uses barley from the West Highlands
No Age Statement -
Bottled for the 2001 Tomintoul Golf Open
No Age Statement -
Bottled for the 2002 Tomintoul Golf Open
Longrow, 10 Years -
Big, quite pungent and smoky, yet soft with a liquorice character and medium-dry.Long, tangy and peaty finish wit a note of cocoa.
Longrow 13 Years, Sherry Wood -
Quite delicate, soft, medium-dry and of good body with a nice dollop of peat.Finish is long, rich, round and warmly nutty.
Longrow 14 Years
Longrow, 1987 -
Christmas 2003 Private Bottling, Triple Distilled
Glen Scotia -
Has gone through many changes of ownership since it was founded in 1832. Along withSpringbank, it was the only distillery to re-open in Campbeltown after the recession in the1920's and 1930's. It has two stills of classic swan neck design.
1992, 11 Years -
14 Years -
Round, smooth and gentle, quite good body and medium-dry with the bubble-gummy noteand a soft peatiness. Long, clean and slightly tangy finish with a hint of smokiness.
28 Years, 197530 Years -
Islay malts are the weightiest, most pungent and most heavily peated and are therefore generally the easiestto identify. These malts take their characteristics both from the peat used to dry the barley and their closenessto the sea. These factors give them what is often described as a seaweedy, medicinal taste and a distinct peatyflavour. Ardbeg -
The original distillery was run by a notorious band of smugglers, before excisemen overran the place,destroying it. The present distillery was established in 1815 and occupies a romantic site at the water’sedge on the South coast of Islay.
Very Young, 6 Years -
Bottled at natural strength, non-chill-filtered and drawn entirely from ‘first fill’ casks. The result is a vigorous Ardbeg on its path to full maturity, already packed full of flavours
10 Years -
Full-bodied, earthily, smokily peaty and rich with touches of coffee / chocolate and tarry ropes/creosote. The finish is long and tangy together with dark chocolate and a little seaweed.
1990, 17 Years -
Big-bodied and powerful, good peat and richness – a touch of sweetness. Long, elegant finish, very rich and complex with a touch of spice.
25 Years, Lord of The Isles -
Perfectly reflects Ardbeg’s hall mark aromas; a peaty complexity of woodsmoke, tarry rope and leather; all balanced by a delicate sweetness.