Launch Party - 2019 Whisky Tastings and Notes​

From the distilleries


Aroma: Fragrant and floral, with hints of rose and roasting chestnuts. Lots of toffee/caramel, sweet apricots, and some nuttiness. Further exploration yields muscovado sugar, hints of aromatic coffee and chocolate coated raisins.


Finish: A long, spicy finish, with bitter-sweet citrus and dried fruits

The Tayne

Legend has it that just offshore from our Distillery is the shipwreck of a 16th Century Spanish Galleon. Once loaded with treasure, it is one of many ships lost when the Spanish Armada fled from the English Navy round the Scottish coast.

Glenmorangie Tayne captures this tale and is something of a Spanish treasure itself, having been aged in carefully selected Amontillado Sherry casks, a rarely seen finish in the world of whisky.


Taste: An oily warming texture leads into rich, sweet flavours of toffee, brown sugar, tropical fruits (peaches, mango and orange) and a gentle nuttiness, like walnut or Brazil nuts.



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Benjamin Chappell - ​notes

Glenmorangie is one of my favourite Whisky Distilleries in Scotland. The Tayne was a drop I wanted to try and I am so pleased I did. Smooth, rich in flavour and the finish was very enjoyable. I did add two teaspoons of water, to bring out more flavours.  My rating score 84//100

Priced at £80

100cl, ABV 43% 

Double Cask

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old forms part of our Double Cask range which marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. This is a fully rounded single malt in perfect balance, with flavours of honey, citrus and ginger.

The perfect partnership of Oloroso sherry seasoned American and European oak casks creates the distinctive, warm character of this harmonious single malt. Our skilled whisky making team optimise the right mix of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks to allow the delicate and indulgent flavours of American oak to take centre stage while the more traditional Macallan characteristics of rich fruits, sherry and wood spice provide a reassuringly familiar backdrop.



Colour:  Harvest sun

Aroma: Creamy butterscotch, toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard, and newly felled oak. 

Palate: Wood spices (ginger and nutmeg), citrus, caramel, raisins and resinous. 

Finish: Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying. 


Every Macallan single malt reveals the unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit for which The Macallan has been known since it was established in 1824. It is an expression of our enduring desire to go beyond ordinary, to seek out the extraordinary, and create peerless single malts. 

With an unflinching commitment to put sherry casks at the heart of The Macallan single malt, our reputation for the extraordinary is testament to the exceptional oak casks in which we mature our spirit. Sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eye of The Macallan Master of Wood, these hand-picked casks are delivered to the demanding specifications of The Macallan Master Distiller and his team. 

Once filled, the maturing spirit remains undisturbed in the same casks for the necessary number of years it needs to be worthy of its destined Macallan expression. It is these oak casks that make the greatest contribution to the quality, natural colour and distinctive aromas and flavours which lie at the heart of The Macallan single malt.

Benjamin Chappell - ​notes

This elegant drop from The Macallan Scottish distillery is up there with the best Whisky I have tasted. Double Cask 12 Years Old has a warming nose that has hints of toffee apple, vanilla, custard, I was getting rich sawn oak smells too. Taste was creamy, warm, smooth and a bit of spice balanced with raisins and caramels. Finish oak lingers, warm and sweet.  No water needed and this bottle has gone into my collection.  My rating score 90//100

Priced at £60

70cl, ABV 40% 

King Alexander III

Six different cask finishes are exquisitely curated to create a one of a kind whisky with a rich and enticing flavour profile.


The Aroma

Red berry fruits and hints of passion fruit

On the Palate

Citrus zest, vanilla pod, crème caramel and crushed almonds

Finishing Notes

Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

"This pioneering expression is truly a fitting reward for those with the courage to stand apart and make a difference."

Richard Paterson
Master Distiller

Award-winning whisky


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Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky | No Age Stated

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition


Trophy 2015

Single Malt Scotch Whisky | Highland 

International Wine & Spirit Competition 

Benjamin Chappell - ​notes

The Dalmore,  King Alexander III ​is a drop of pure class!

In the Glencairn Whisky Glass it has a deep burnt amber colour to it.


Visual Texture: Medium to Heavy. 

Nose: Woody, Fruity and Winey

Taste: You are greeted with a warm, smooth creamy like feel but has a zing that is very stimulating. Has hints of vanilla, caramel and crushed almonds.

Finish: Spicy oak, woody and a lingering taste of grapes.

The presentation is outstanding, the nose is good, taste is wonderful but the finish unfortunately drops and you are left with a lingering spicy, woody, taste of grapes that is not amazing. Still, would say an excellent Whisky but not something I would personally have in my collection.


 My Rating score 89//100

Priced at £180

70cl, ABV 40% 

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