THE PEAT MONSTER 46%

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Particularly smoky, The Peat Monster stays true to its island roots and is mainly composed of Islay malts from Port Askaig, characterised by their smoky elegance, and malts from the south of the isle which have a very earthy and medicinal character. Speys
Compass Box

Style: Lively and concentrated. Nose: Citrus fruit and pear. Smoky and marine. Palate: Peat and spice. Finish: Long. Notes of cold ash.

THE PEAT MONSTER 46%
Blended Malt, Scotland 70cl Ref: 13073

ELEMENTS OF ISLAY BR 6 50,4%

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Adopting the famous periodic table of ele – ments, The Elements of Islay range is com – posed exclusively of cask strength bottlings. While this BR6 invites us to discover a more peaty Bruichladdich than we’re used to, it is also a fantastic expression of this single malt’s trademark finesse, minerality and salinity.
Element of Islay

Profile: characterised by citrus fruit (lemon) and wild flowers (daisy, dandelion). Mineral (chalk), fruity (pear, apple, Lorraine Mirabelle plum), medicinal (balm, iodine tincture) and malty

ELEMENTS OF ISLAY BR 6 50,4%
Single Malt, Scotland / Islay 50cl Ref: 19807

BENROMACH 10 YEAR OLD 43%

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BENROMACH 10 YEAR OLD 43%
Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside 70cl Ref: 15349

We have a weakness for this lightly peated Speyside, inspired by the style of the single malts produced in this region before the Second World War. Launched in September 2009 by the Urquhart family, the owners of the distillery and Gordon & MacPhail, it has the finesse and fruitiness of the Speyside single malts combined with the smoky notes of an Islay. Exclusively imported and distributed on the French market by La Maison du Whisky, there is nothing in Scotland that really compares to this very seductive single malt, with its rich aromatic palette and range of flavours.

Sourcing its water from the neighbouring Romach hills, this single malt is the result of a blend of bourbon and sherry casks. The blend then rests for twelve months in oloroso sherry casks, of which only Gordon & MacPhail know the secret. A peated version worthy of a southern Islay.

KILCHOMAN Machir Bay 46%

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We consider the latest batch of MACHIR BAY to be the finest. Less dry than the previous version, it features greater maturity and balance. A slightly bitter finish drawing on cold tobacco, which we didn’t find displeasing, has been given a more liquorice feel. The marine freshness has been preserved. An Islay turned classic that has been exclusively distributed on the French market and in most European countries by La Maison du Whisky since this farmhouse distillery was founded in 2005. The 2013 version of Kilchoman Machir Bay is a single malt full of character, characterised by notes of ash and smoke, candied citrus fruits, earth, malted barley and pepper.

Style: Smoky and elegant. Nose: Mellow and harmonious. Stewed fruits. Aromas of peat. Palate: Full-bodied. Notes of fruit and vanilla. Finish: Long and persistent, with notes characteristic of Islay whiskies.

KILCHOMAN Machir Bay 46%
Single Malt, Scotland / Islay 70cl Ref: 17442

ELEMENTS OF ISLAY Peat Pure Islay 45%

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With the Elements of Islay range, Speciality Drinks exquisitely illustrate the gustative palette of Islay’s iconic distilleries. Seeing the success of the permanent edition Peat Full Proof, Speciality Drinks is introducing a an ongoing bottling named Elements of Islay Peat Pure Islay, bottled at 45 % ABV. An elegant and mellow blended malt offering a sweet alternative to the bold malts already available in the range. Orange zests, Lapsang Souchong tea notes and dark chocolate, the promise is fulfilled.

Style: delicate and generous

ELEMENTS OF ISLAY Peat Pure Islay 45%
Single Malt, Scotland / Islay 50cl Ref: 52321

PORT ASKAIG 19 YEAR OLD 50,4%

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Bottled by Speciality Drinks, this cask strength version, both oily and smoky, proves to be increasingly peaty as the tasting progresses. With notes of cranberry and a sweet finish, it evokes the style of a well-known distillery whose name starts with a C and ends on an A.
Singantory Vintage

PORT ASKAIG 19 YEAR OLD 50,4%
Single Malt, Scotland / Islay 70cl Ref: 19027

LEDAIG 2004 Over 10 Years 5th Edition S.V 60,4%

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The Ledaigs of the early 1970s enjoyed a phenomenal reputation. Aged in sherry barrels, this version is a worthy heir. Stunning in its animal and medicinal peat (Grisons beef, bacon, camphor), it also offers an incredible expression of finesse. With a natural wildness, it is also extremely delicate.Taking the art of paradox to its core, it is the perfect opportunity for the Isle of Mull distillery to make a triumphant entry in the Maison du Whisky’s Artist range. Outstanding.
Singantory Vintage

Single Cask #900179 – Sherry Butt Limited edition of 588 bottles – LMDW world exclusive Profile: very mineral (slate, manganese) and equally medicinal (camphor) and peaty. Initially herbaceous (cut hay, sage), before becoming exotic

LEDAIG 2004 Over 10 Years 5th Edition S.V 60,4%
Single Malt, Scotland / Highlands-Mull 70cl Ref: 19620

CAOL ILA 2007 40%

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This Caol Ila 2007 was bottled in 2013 exclusively for La Maison du Whisky by independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail.
Caol Ila
CAOL ILA 2007 40%
Single Malt, Scotland / Islay 70cl Ref: 19341

BENROMACH Peat Smoke 46%

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Matured in first-fill bourbon casks, Benromach Peat Smoke could be mistaken for a famous single malt from the Isle of Islay. Unveils intense notes of smoke and fruit, with barley malted to 67ppm.
Benromach

Style: Smoky and fruity

BENROMACH Peat Smoke 46%
Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside 70cl Ref: 17216

CHASE English Potato Vodka 40%

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CHASE English Potato Vodka 40%
Vodka, England / West Midlands 70cl

This potato vodka boasts wonderful length on the palate and is incredibly rich and complex. Amateur mixologists will be thrilled with how flexible this vodka is in creating cocktails.

 

 

WILLIAMS Extra Dry Gin 40%

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Gin, England / West Midlands 70cl

Christened simply as a ‘dry gin’, its opening nose sets the tone for things to come. It lays all of its cards on the table, hinting at its upcoming remarkable freshness, waves of spices, exuberant fruit, and mouth-watering bitterness. Chase Dry is a joy t

Profile: full-bodied. Orange zest, freshly harvested herbs, fresh mint and apricot.

WHISKY DE TABLE 3 years old Blended Malt – 60th Anniversary LMDW 40%

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To create his ‘Whisky de Table’, John Glaser first travelled to Kentucky to select barrels directly from the Buffalo Trace distillery, bringing them back to Scotland and using them to age new make spirits from four of his favourite distilleries. After just three years of maturation, a series of tests resulted in this blended malt to be enjoyed among friends in the same way one might share a traditional table wine. Slightly smoked, the ‘Whisky de Table’ perfectly embodies the Compass Box philosophy, in that it breaks all the tasting rules. But be warned: behind the accessible appearance of this new masterpiece, designed in celebration of La Maison du Whisky’s 60th anniversary, hides layer after layer of olfactory and gustatory surprises, for each to discover in his or her own way.

Profile: Fresh and refined, the nose is herbaceous and slightly smoky. It fills out with notes of lemon and vanilla. As it opens up, it becomes floral and spicy. The palate is fruity (pear, melon) and oily. Very harmonious, it becomes increasingly heady. The finish is spring-like and fruity (strawberry).

TASTING NOTE

  • Appearance : very pale gold with glints of green.
  • Nose : refreshing, refined. Notes of freshly cut grass and smoke take centre stage in the nose, equally characterised by lemony and vanilla-scented notes. It becomes aniseed and mentholated upon airing. The smoke is left to linger at the bottom of the aromatic palette like a signature. The more it opens up, the more it gains in complexity, becoming floral and spicy.
  • Palate : generous, smooth. The attack on the palate is incredibly refreshing, simultaneously milky (almond), oily (walnut), herbaceous (chlorophyll) and fruity (pear, melon). The mid-palate is spiced (star anise), with a subtle hint of liquorice and chocolate. The overall effect is one of intense cohesiveness. It then gradually becomes headier and warmer.
  • Overall : smooth, well-balanced. This spring-like concoction is evocative of a field of barley gently swaying in a refreshing breeze. Infused with a gentle, malted mellowness, a delicately fruity side emerges (raspberry, strawberry). The retro-nasal olfaction is characterised by notes of undergrowth (moss, lichen). The empty glass pays homage to the malted barley.

18/01/17
This vodka is the fruit of research carried out by both French distillers and Bolivian farmers. The quinoa used to make it is sourced from the Anapqui cooperative that brings together around 1,200 small farmers. It is a certified organic farming product. Made from quinoa, a plant that was already being farmed 5,000 years ago by the Incas, this organic-certified vodka complies with international fair trade standards.

NEW GROVE 8 YEAR OLD Old Tradition 40%

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NEW GROVE 8 YEAR OLD Old Tradition 40%
Rhum De Melasse, Mauritius, 70cl, Ref: 17562

In 2005 in partnership with the Quartier Français group, Grays Distilling decided to launch its traditional old rum on the market. Christened New Grove, this rum is aged in Limousin oak barrels. This rum from the Mauritius has been made by Grays since 2005.

Style: Rich, mellow. Nose: Apple compote, orange jam, red berries and exotic fruits. Palate: Vanilla, pepper. Finish: Long, roasted. Profile: precise. A beautiful woody note, fresh fruits (apricot, peach, pineapple, mango). Slightly oxidative (fruity).

17/01/17 NEW GROVE Plantation Rum 40%
NEW GROVE Plantation Rum 40% Rhum De Melasse, Mauritius, 70cl, Ref: 17560
New Grove Plantation Rum is a traditional white rum (in other words, produced from a base of molasses rather than freshly pressed sugarcane juice). It is produced on the island of Mauritius. Mellow and floral, it is characterised by notes of fruit (mango). Profile: Mellow. Floral, fruity (mango, citrus fruit, apricot). Spicy (pepper).
 

DICTADOR Premium Colombian Aged Gin Treasure 43%

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DICTADOR Premium Colombian Aged Gin Treasure 43%
Distilled Gin, Columbia, 70cl

En 1751, Severo Arango y Ferro débarque à Cartagena de Indias, ville portuaire de Colombie, afin de développer le commerce. Homme de pouvoir, il fut rapidement baptisé le Dictador. En 1913, Don Angel Nùnèz décide d’y implanter son commerce et d’y fonder sa distillerie, Destileria Colombiana. Pendant 40 ans,  il va ainsi produire et distribuer localement ses vins et spiritueux. A sa mort, la famille reprend le flambeau. A la vieille du XXIème siècle, la distillerie est incorporée à un groupement plus important lui permettant de rayonner sur toute la zone Caraïbe et de bénéficier de nouveaux débouches pour ses rhums.

Produced by a rum distillery in Columbia, Dictador Colombian Aged Gin Orthodoxy is aged in rum barrels. Mellow and rounded, it is characterised by notes of lemon tart, juicy fruit (pear and peach) and heady florals.

VESTAL Potato 40%

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VESTAL Potato 40%
Vodka, Poland / Mazovie 70cl Ref: 455

Produced artisanally, Vesta is a potato-based vodka that places the notion of terroir at the heart of the production process. In this way the Borrell family, John and his son William, have successfully revived the traditional distillation of vodka in Poland based on a single distillation. The results are convincing, with remarkable variation from one year to the next and one terroir to another.

Vestal is a potato vodka made from a blend of different locally-grown varieties. Refreshing and mellow, it is ever so slightly sweet with refined spiced notes of black pepper, mashed potato and Brazil nuts.

 

KI NO BI

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The Kyoto Distillery, founded in 2015, has just released its very first product titled KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin. The name KI NO BI (季の美) translates to “The beauty of the seasons.” It’s a fitting name for Kyoto’s first artisan gin. Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, is renowned for its natural beauty, cultural traditions, and a long history of artisan crafts such as pottery, kimono fabric, and the brewing of sake.

 

KI NO BI is made from a rice-based spirit and high-quality local botanicals from Kyoto and other parts of Japan. Key ingredients that give KI NO BI its “Japanese accent” include yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), green tea from Uji, ginger root, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), shiso leaves, bamboo, and sansho berries (Japanese peppercorn). Water from Fushimi in southern Kyoto City, famous for its purity and the brewing of sake, is used to cut this spirit down to a bottling strength of 45.7%.