1. Ardbeg 10 – A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours, this is an exuberant, in-your-face whisky to be cherished. If you are a peat-lover, Ardbeg 10yo is probably the highest-quality ‘entry-level’ single malt on the market. Many connoisseurs would choose this whisky as their favourite.
2. Lagavulin 16 – is deep amber gold in colour. If you loving a full rich whisky with a taste of an intense peat smoke combined with iodine and seaweed this would be your perfect choice as a winter warmer. Lagavulin 16 leaves your palate lingering with a deep rich sweetness.
3. Laphraoig quarter cask – The soft sweetness & velvet feel makes this an absolute treat to drink. Full-on and not for every mood, but hearty as a good stew. A friendlier Laphroaig that still manages to fill every corner of your senses with the medicinal peatiness in ways that only Laphroaig can.
4. Talisker 10 – A brilliant whisky gold in colour. Beautifully full bodied with a powerful peat-smoke, sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters & citrus sweetness on the nose. A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours on the palate leaving one with a huge, long, warming peppery finish & an appetising sweetness.
5. Caol Ila 12 – Don’t let the pale straw colour of this whisky fool you. Citric fruitiness, a whiff of bath oil and dentist’s mouthwash on the nose and little to no trace of smoke. This firm, smooth, light to medium bodied whisky drinks well at natural strength. Known for a wonderful sweet start on the palate leaving you with a light smoky and lengthy finish.