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Category: Mackays’ Malts

May’s Malts: Old Pulteney & Wolfburn

Malt of the Month: Old Pulteney & Wolfburn In celebration of the upcoming Highland Whisky Festival, Mackays are proud to introduce, not one, but two malts close to our heart – the Old Pulteney 12 year & Wolfburn Northland Single Malt! Old Pulteney 12-year-old Originating in Wick, this … Read more…

Mackays Malts: Springing into April

Step into spring with this refreshing addition to Mackays monthly malts: The Isle of Jura Origin 10-Year-Old! A core bottling from the Isle of Jura’s only distillery, this single malt displays the distillery’s classic briny characteristics. Maturing in ex-bourbon casks for a decade, this delicate medium-bodied beverage makes … Read more…

Mackays Malts: March Magic

  You may have visited the Highlands, this March why not taste it with our malt of the month, Highland Park 12-Year-old, Viking Honour. This spectacular expression had a full Viking makeover in 2017, with the malt dubbed as Viking Soul. Besides the stylish new livery and Viking … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: February Edition

Mackays are starting the month of love with a malt we love – the Ledaig 10-Year-Old! Originating from the Tobermory distillery in Mull, this hand-crafted single malt is the distillery’s signature smoky expression. Winning a Gold Medal at the 2008 International Wines and Spirits Competition, this soft peat … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts – Start the New Year with Balblair!

Mackays are proud to start the New Year with the first release of the 2005-vintage Balblair single malt. Laid down in 2005 and bottled in 2015, the Northern Highlands distillery creates an enjoyable impression through the maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, selected only … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: Christmas Edition

The upcoming festivities deserve a drink fitting to the occasion. This month Mackays Hotel is excited to introduce you to a superbly rich malt which – if nothing else – will give you a reason to celebrate; The GlenDronach 12-Year-Old! This malt is a dense, heavily-sherried dram. Having … Read more…

Mackays Malts: November Edition

This month Mackays invite you to sample our featured malt of November, Benromach Traditional! This Speyside single malt is a welcome return, being the first new bottling of the distillery, which began production in 1998 after a fifteen-year layoff. Despite the malt being an entry level bottling for … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: October Edition

This month Mackays are proud to feature Loch Lomond 12 year as our malt of the month! Whiskies from Loch Lomond are renowned for their ability to produce a wide variety of quality produce in the highland region. This particular Whisky is no exception, the delightful single malt … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: September Edition

This September, Mackays are excited to feature our Malt of the Month: Wolfburn Northland Single Malt. Becoming Scotland’s northernmost mainland whisky producing distillery, this whisky release is one we’ve eagerly anticipated! With long fermentation, slow manual distillation and maturation taking place partly in quarter casks that previously held … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: August Edition

True to our word, here is your monthly update one of our dearest malt collections – the Old Pulteney 12 year! Originating in Wick, this malt is popular world round, holding numerous gold medals from the most prestigious of international competitions. The secret you may ask? Well, Old … Read more…

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