All Whiskys

All Whiskys (56)
See our full range of Whiskys here. Buy Whisky from Scotland, Wales, Ireland for next day delivery. View the Cheese and Wine Shops guide to Whiskys here.

Bourbon

Bourbon (5)
What is a Bourbon whisky....., well for starters, it is a corn whisky made in Bourbon County,
Kentucky. There are strict laws governing just what a Bourbon must be to be labeled as such. For example, at least 51 percent of the grain used in making the whisky must be corn (most distillers use 65 to 75 percent corn). Bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years in new, white oak barrels that have been charred. Nothing can be added at bottling to enhance flavor, add sweetness or alter colour.

Campbeltown Whiskys

Campbeltown Whiskys (1)

Campbeltown whiskies are medium to full bodied, with some of the peat found in the neighbouring Islay whiskies, along with some saltiness. Campbeltown is home of the awesome Springbank Distillary, and these, along the other Campbeltown whiskies available at The Cheese and Wine Shop, can be viewed viewed here.

Highlands

Highlands (5)

The Highland region is Scotlands largest Whisky producing regions, and also is the one that has the greatest of diversity of style.

Highland malts are difficult ones to characterize, covering such a large geographical area, from Wick in the North East of Scotland, the home of Old Pulteney down to Glengoyne, outside Glasgow. Some would even include Campbeltown as a Highland malt now while others will claim the town's independence. These malts range from medium to light bodied with heather and some peatiness in Northern Highland whiskies and a sweeter floral flavour in the whiskies further South. Buy Highland Whiskies at The Cheese and Wine Shop for next day delivery!

Irish Whiskys

Irish Whiskys (4)
The Irish and Scottish argue about who was first to distill whisky, but does it really matter? They`re both distilling nations; Ireland does have the oldest licensed distillery in Bushmills in Country Antrim. See our range of Irish Whisky here.

Island Whiskys

Island Whiskys (10)

The whiskies in this category vary considerably, but some say they are influenced by their seaside locations, being often salty.  There is a tendency towards a peaty, smoky character as many peat their barley although not to the extent of their Islay cousins.  The island group does not include Islay, which is treated as a region in its own right.  The newest Island distillery is Arran which was built in the mid 1990ís.

Jura, is a neighbour to the Islay malts. Moving North there is Tobermory on Mull which also distills the more heavily peated Ledaig. On Skye there is the well known Talisker, then on Orkney the two Northerly distilleries of Scapa and Highland Park. The Cheese and Wine Shop has a full range of Highland Malts; if you dont see what you need, please call us on 01823 662899. they havent all made it across to the web yet!

Islay Whiskys

Islay Whiskys (7)
Islay is a mecca for whisky lovers. There are 8 distilleries squeezed onto the island from the recently re-opened Bruichladdich and Ardbeg to Bowmore, Lagavulin, Bunnahabhain and Laphroaig. 

Taking their smoky flavour from the peat fuel used for malting the barley used in producing their whiskies, Islay malts are often described as being smoky and medicinal, salty and 'seaweedy'. 

Lowland Whiskys (3)

The whiskies in this category vary considerably, but some say they are influenced by their seaside locations, being often salty.  They is a tendency towards peaty, smoky character as many peat their barley although not to the extent of their Islay cousins.  The island group does not include Islay, which is treated as a region in its own right. 
The newest Island distillery is Arran which was built in the mid 1990ís. There is then is Jura, neighbour to the Islay malts. Moving North there is Tobermory on Mull which also distills the more heavily peated Ledaig. On Skye there is the well known Talisker, then on Orkney the two Northerly distilleries of Scapa and Highland Park.

Speyside Whiskys

Speyside Whiskys (11)

The whiskies from Speyside are typically the sweetest of the malts, with a variety of strength from light, floral flavours to heavy, rich, sherried flavours. Speyside has always been at the centre of whisky distilling in Scotland. Lying between Inverness and Aberdeen in the Grampian mountains, there are no less than 84 distilleries producing whisky (and 12 currently not producing).  The Scotch whisky industry has been built on the illicit distillers from Speyside who turned legal after the Excise act of 1823. 

The list of Speyside malts is pretty overwhelming, but some of the better known names include The Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, The Balvenie, Glenfarclas, Mortlach, Glen Moray and Aberlour.

Whisky Blends

Whisky Blends (8)

Blended Whiskys have been described as "the art of combining meticulously selected, mature, high-quality whiskies, each with its own flavour and other characteristics, with such skill that the whole is better than the sum of its parts, so that each makes its contribution to the finished blend without anyone predominating". See our fine selection here.

Whisky by Style

Whisky by Style (0)

View Whiskys by style here, choose your favorite style, from Rich and Oily styles to full on smoky, peaty monsters!

Whisky Liqueurs

Whisky Liqueurs (9)
View our selection of Whisky Liqueurs here. Choose from Traditional Scotch Whisky liqueurs that typically feature a blend of spices, honey and occasionally cream or a fruit essence to those from America based on bourbon.