We are very proud of our whisky range, mostly single malts, offering a complete experience of both top brands and rarer malts from Scotland and across the world. We offer all of these singly or you may like to try a whisky flight, where you can sample three different whiskies offered in various combinations or just choose three of your own. Please ask the staff for our whisky menu folder to browse through the selection.

We also hold tutored whisky tasting events every three months or so to showcase and introduce new and unusual whiskies. Our next event is coming soon, date to be confirmed.Tickets are £15, limited to only 15 places, so please reserve a place with payment, as they always sell out very quickly.

 

Smith’s Tavern Whisky Menu

Whisky Flights

Irish Flight: Jamesons/Tullamore Dew/Bushmills…......................£8

European Flight: Armorik/Guillon/Puni Pure....................................£9

Transatlantic Flight: Any 2 whiskies up to £4.40 + any bourbon....£11*

Scottish Flight: Any 3 whiskies up to £4.40...............................£11*

*if selections are less than flight price, pay only list prices*

Best of British Flight:                                                                                                                                          English Whisky/Lagavulin/Penderyn..........................................£11

Round the World Flight: Paul John/Starward/any European….....£12

Any combination of three whiskies can be served – prices will vary according to selections.

 Distilleries featured

Scotland      

Aberlour    Ardbeg    Annandale   Auchentoshan    Balvenie    Benromach    Bowmore    Bunnahabhain    Caol Ila Cragganmore   Dalmore    Dalwhinnie   Edradour    Glendronach    Glenfiddich    Glenglassaugh   Glenmorangie    Glenrothes    Glen Scotia    Hazelburn   Highland Park    Jura    Kilchoman    Lagavulin    Laphroaig    Ledaig    Oban     Scapa     Talisker

(Plus Blended – Monkey Shoulder)

Ireland/England/Wales

Bushmills    Connemara    Jamesons    Tullamore Dew  Writer’s Tears

The English Whisky Company    Penderyn   

Europe

Armorik (France)    Guillon (France)    Puni (Italy)

USA

Eagle Rare    Jack Daniels    Jim Beam   

Worldwide

Paul John (India)    Starward (Australia)

 

Individual Whiskies

Aberlour A’bunadh (60.9%)....................................£5.20

Region: Speyside Matured exclusively in sherry casks and bottled at cask strength without chill-filtering, ensuring a dark, luxurious and rich whisky.

Annandale Rascally Liquor (46%)............................£3.90

Region: Lowland New make peaty malt spirit from a recently revived distillery. A clear spirit, smoky on the nose with a fiery taste and long finish.

Ardbeg Ten Year Old (40%).....................................£4.70

Region: Islay The classic Islay malt with a peat and sea-spray aroma. After an initial taste of vanilla, a surge of heavy peat smoke on the tongue gives a long finish.

Armorik Double Maturation (46%).........................£4.40

Region: France Initially put into oak casks, then switched to sherry casks. A rich and fruity aroma on the nose, then a long floral finish with a hint of chocolate.

Auchentoshan American Oak (40%).......................£3.90

Region: Lowlland The only Scottish distillery to still triple-distil all their whiskies. Using first-fill bourbon casks, this has notes of peach and vanilla on the nose, a clean citrus zest flavour with some coconut underneath and the smoothest of smooth finishes.

 (The) Balvenie Double Wood 12yo (40%)...............£3.90

Region: Speyside A number of years in oak gives a mellow vanilla spiciness, then finishing in sherry casks gives it a fruity and honeyed quality with a smooth complex finish.

Benromach Organic (43%)......................................£4.40

Region: Speyside The very first Soil Association-certified organic single malt whisky. Matured in new oak barrels for only six years before bottling, this has a woody, spicy and resinous nose, an oily and toffee-sweet palate and a fresh medium finish reminiscent of wood shavings.

Bowmore 12 year old (40%).....................................£3.90

Region: Islay Subtle honey and lemon aromas balanced by peaty smokiness on the nose, a sweet and smoky flavour gives way to a long mellow finish.

Buffalo Trace Eagle Rare 10 year old (45%)...............£3.90

 Region: USA A sweet and oaky nose, a full complex body and a very smooth finish reminiscent of a fine port. Over ice or just neat, this is a superb bourbon.

Bunnahabhain 12 year old (46.3%)..........................£4.40

Region: Islay Briny and earthy nose with a touch of oranges and apples, a light smoky palate with more woodiness than peatiness, leading to a long dry finish with woody spiciness.

Bushmills (40%)………………….....................................£3.40

Region: Ireland Triple distilled grain whiskey matured for five years before blending with single malt whiskey to produce the classic Irish blend. Slightly floral nose, a tangy elderflower palate and a long sweet finish.

Caol Ila Connoisseur’s Choice 14 year old (46%).......£4.40

Region: Islay Matured in first fill bourbon barrels, has an initial aroma of smoked cured meats with ripe bananas and apples. A sweet fruity palate, with a lingering peat smoke edge.

 Connemara Original Peated (40%)............................£4.40

Region: Ireland  The only peated Irish single malt currently produced. It has a well smoked nose with hints of heather and honey, a full and smooth palate with a barley sweetness and a long pungent finish.

Cragganmore 12yo (40%).........................................£3.90

Region: Speyside Sweet and fragrant aroma, hints of citrus and malted biscuits. Clean and refreshing taste with a gentle maltiness on the finish, subtle and moreish.

Dalmore Connoisseurs Choice 12 year old (46%)......£4.70

Region: Highland Aged in refill sherry hogshead barrels, has a fresh green fruits taste, gives a sharp chilli spice initial taste followed by citrus lime flavours combined with a hint of liquorice. Has a medium light fruity finish.

Dalwhinnie 15 year old (43%)...................................£4.40

Region: Highland A gentle and delicately smoky malt, elegant and smooth with a whiff of heather. Medium bodied with a light palate.

Edradour 10 year old (40%).......................................£4.40

Region: Highland Scotland’s smallest distillery, has an aroma of sugared almonds and a hint of oloroso sherry on the nose, a smooth, creamy and light palate and a mellow warming finish.

(The) English Whisky Co. The English Original (43%)...£3.90

Region: England Launched in 2016, this has a zesty orange and grassy malt nose, a nutty palate of almonds and hazelnuts together with a hint of chocolate, and a spicy rich barley finish.

(The) Glendronach Original 12yo (43%)..................£4.40

Region: Highland Matured in two different sherry casks. Sweet and creamy with a hint of ginger on the nose, a warm and rich oak and sherry flavour taste and long dry finish.

(The) Glendronach Peated (46%)..............................£4.40

Region: Highland A charred wood character with hints of vanilla, toffee and cinnamon in the nose, a floral heather honey palate with a developing pepper taste and a gentle peat smoke finish.

Glenfiddich 12 year old (40%)...................................£3.40

Region: Speyside Matured in Oloroso sherry and then bourbon casks, has a beautifully balanced nose and a rich complex flavour. A classic.

Glenfiddich IPA Experimental Cask (45%).................£4.90

Region: Speyside Matured for the last three months of its cycle in beer barrels that held an IPA created by the Speyside Craft Brewery. Green fruits on the nose with a hint of hop flavours, a zesty citrus palate with those hop flavours appearing at the end and an enduring sweet finish. An interesting crossover creation – a bottled beer has also been produced after maturing the beer in the barrels that held the whisky.

Glenglassaugh Torfa (50%)……………………………………£4.90

Region: Highland A vivid sweet, but also sooty and smoky nose, perhaps with hints of ginger and black pepper, then a coastal peat smoke flavour with fruity undertones leading to a long and complex yet balanced finish.

Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 12 year old (46%) £4.90

Region: Highland Matured in ruby port casks, orange peel and dark chocolate nose, velvety texture with mixed berries mouth-feel. Dry, long port wine finish.

(The) Glenrothes Select Reserve (43%)......................£4.90

Region: Speyside Vanilla and coconut with a hint of plums on the nose. A full, malty flavour, medium sweet on the palate, long and slightly spicy finish.

 Glen Scotia Double Cask (46%).................................£4.40

Region: Campbeltown Finished in bourbon and sherry casks, an initial vibrant fruit nose is followed by oaky spices. The palate is powerful and oily with a hint of herbs, giving a long sherried finish.

Guillon Cuvee 42 (40%).............................................£3.40

Region: France Produced in the Champagne region, matured in three different white burgundy casks for a total of four years. Has a presence of ripe fruits on both the nose and the palate. Very lightly peated, but similar to a cognac.

Hazelburn 10 year old (46%).....................................£4.90

Region: Campbeltown Triple distilled and matured in bourbon casks. Fresh honey and pears on the nose with hints of vanilla, more lively fruit notes and bright vanilla flavours in the taste and a relaxed flavoursome finish.

Highland Park 12 year old (40%)................................£3.90

Region: Island A classic rich full-flavoured whisky with a gentle smoky finish. Aromatic clean nose, long spicy peppered finish.

Jamesons (40%).........................................................£3.00

Region: Ireland A blend of pot still whiskey, using both malted and unmalted barleys, and grain whiskey, all distilled three times to produce the smoothest dram.

Jim Beam Double Oak (43%)......................................£3.40

Region: USA Matured in charred American oak barrels, then transferred to a another freshly charred barrel, this gives it an intense, but very smooth taste of strong woody flavours with a hint of vanilla.

 Jura Diurach’s Own 16yo (40%).................................£4.40

Region: Islands  A silky and honeyed nose, flavours of creamy chocolate and orange peel and a smooth rich and full-bodied finish. Matured in American Bourbon casks for 14 years and finished for the last two in oloroso sherry casks.

Kilchoman Machir Bay (46%).....................................£4.90

Region: Islay Strong peat and charcoal aromas, hints of tropical fruits and vanilla in a intense sweet taste, a fresh and peaty long finish.

Lagavulin 16 year old (43%).......................................£5.20

Region: Islay A benchmark Islay malt, massive peat-smoke aromas mixed with iodine. A thick and rich taste with strong sherry notes leads to the longest of spicy finishes.

Laphroaig 10 year old (40%).......................................£4.40

Region: Islay A trademark salty, peaty nose with iodine notes and a palate mixing seaweed and spices, all combine to give a big dry finish with a savoury iodine complexity. If that all proves a bit overpowering, try just a drop or two of water with it to open up an array of more rounded flavours.

Ledaig Connoisseur’s Choice 15yo (46%)....................£4.40

Region: Islands Well-toasted barley with a hint of lemon zest on the nose, A biscuit and caramel peaty taste and a long finish with hints of bonfire smoke.

Monkey Shoulder (40%)............................................£3.90

Region: Speyside Very A blend of three of Speyside’s finest malts. A zesty orange and vanilla honey nose leads to a mellow vanilla taste with spicy hints and a long smooth finish.

 Oban 14yo (43%)......................................................£4.40

Region: Highland  A rich sweetness, mixed with a hint of sea-salt and peaty smokiness combined on the nose, all lead to a fruity and spicy palate followed by a smoky malty dryness and a long, smooth finish.

Paul John Brilliance (46%)........................................£4.40

Region: Goa, India Matured in bourbon barrels for 3-5 years. Has a good core of Indian barley with green apples in the nose. Orange, chocolate and spices in the chewy taste and a lingering orange finish. The name sums it up.

Penderyn Celt (41%)..................................................£3.90

Region: Wales Mild aromas of peat smoke and a sweetness on the nose, a fresh and clean, slightly medicinal palate and a long lingering fresh, but slightly bitter finish.

Puni Pure Acquavite di Cereali White Whisky (43%)...£3.40

Region: Italy From Italy’s first and so far only distillery, established in 2010. All malt whisky produced ends the distillation process as a clear spirit, so this is your chance to sample a whisky as it would be before being casked and subjected to the influence of the wood. Made with three malted grains – barley, wheat and locally grown rye, this has a strong malty nose and palate, with a sharp finish more reminiscent of a vodka.

Scapa Glansa (40%)....................................................£4.90

Region: Island Aged first in American oak, then switched to peated casks. Gives a smooth fruity nose with a hint of smoke, before notes of heather-honey and peaty richness combine on the tongue, leading to a warm, smooth and subtly smoky finish.

 Starward New World Malt Whisky (43%)...................£5.20

Region: Australia Made with 100% Australian barley, matured in aged Apera barrels (Apera is an Australian fortified wine similar to sherry). A rich sweet and fruity nose, a full-bodied spicy fruit palate and a very smooth and very long finish with an almost chocolatey end. Strewth, cobber, what a whisky.

Talisker 10yo (45.8%).................................................£4.40

Region: Island Thick pungent smoke and seaweed on the nose, a full-bodied intense palate of peppery peat. Leads to a long finish with heavy notes of barley and malt.

Tullamore D.E.W (40%)..............................................£3.00

Region: Ireland Triple blended – malt, pot still and grain – and triple distilled, gives a very smooth malt biscuit taste with a long, but delicate finish.

Writer’s Tears Copper Pot (40%)................................£4.40

Region: Ireland Malt & pot still whiskies combine to give a soft and sweet nose with hints of citrus peel, a honied vanilla palate with green apples and oak in the mix and a long sweet and warming finish.

 

Also available

Bell’s - £3.00             The Famous Grouse - £3.00               Jack Daniel’s - £3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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