Best To Quench Your Thirst

There’s little in life better than pouring a double whisky to enjoy after a long day at work. Here are our picks of the finest whisky.

The limited-edition Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 is the oldest ever matured whisky to produce a new level of creaminess. Fresh, floral and perfumed, with hints of roses, carnations, jasmine and coriander. Luscious mandarin orange and pear follow, with a beautiful candy sweetness, reminiscent of mixed fruit jellies. A splash of water releases even more floral notes of carnation and geranium, along with some soft, buttery vanilla. This single malt owes its rich, velvety texture to it being aged for 23 years.

The latest permanent expression to join the Ardbeg core range is Ardbeg Wee Beastie. And at just five years old, this feisty and intensely powerful smoky whisky is untamed by age. Matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, Wee Beastie bristles with intense aromas of cracked black pepper, sappy pine resin and sharp tangs of smoke. An explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with tar, chocolate and creosote.

The Macallan has unveiled Edition No.6, a new limited edition single malt whisky celebrating the natural wonders of The Macallan Estate, and the vibrant lifeforce that sustains it – the River Spey. The Macallan Estate lies on the banks of the River Spey, one of Scotland’s most legendary rivers. The multifaceted whisky delivers aromas of fresh fruits, nutmeg and toffee merged with oak and flavours of ripe plum, vibrant sweet oranges and cinnamon, developing into spicy fresh fruits and creamy chocolate and toasted oats at the finish.