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 in March 2018, date to be confirmed.Tickets are £15, limited to only 15 places, so please reserve a place with payment once the date is announced, as they always sell out very quickly.

  Smith’s Tavern Whisky Menu

Whisky Flights

Irish Flight: Jamesons/Tullamore Dew/Connemara...................£8

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

Transatlantic Flight: Any 2 whiskies up to £4.20 + any bourbon...£10*

Scottish Flight: Any 3 whiskies up to £4.20.............................£11*

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

Round the World Flight: Paul John/any 2 European….................£10

Best of British Flight: English Whisky/Lagavulin/Dunvilles........£12.50                                                               

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

Distilleries featured

Scotland      

Aberlour     anCnoc    Annandale   Ardbeg    Arran    Balvenie    Benromach    Bowmore    Bunnahabhain    Caol Ila    Cragganmore   Dalmore    Dalwhinnie    Deanston    Edradour    Glendronach    Glenfiddich    Glenmorangie    Glenrothes    Glen Scotia      Highland Park    Jura    Kilchoman    Lagavulin    Laphroaig    Ledaig  Oban   The Singleton    Speyburn    Talisker                     (Plus Blended – Monkey Shoulder)

Ireland/England/Wales

Connemara    Dunvilles    Jamesons    Tullamore Dew

The English Whisky Company    Penderyn   

Europe

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

USA

Jack Daniels    Jim Beam   

Worldwide

Paul John (India)    

 

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.

anCnoc 12 year old (40%)........................................£3.70

Region: Highland Soft aromatic nose, amber in colour, sweet taste with good fruitiness and a long smooth finish.

Annandale Rascally Liquor (46%).............................£3.70

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 An Oa (46.6%)……….....................................£4.70

Region: Islay A new expression from Ardbeg. Strong smoky aroma with notes of fruitiness and perhaps pine resin. A smooth creamy texture, but with flavours of aniseed and tea leaves. Long finish with floral overtones. Superb.  

Armorik Double Maturation (46%).........................£4.20

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.

(The) Arran Malt Port Cask Finish (50%).................£4.70

Region: Island After a number of years in oak, finished in port wine casks. Gives it a rich and full-bodied quality with a smooth and yet complex finish.

 (The) Balvenie Double Wood 12yo (40%)...............£3.70

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%)......................................£4.20

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%).....................................£3.70

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.

Bunnahabhain 12 year old (46.3%)..........................£4.20

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.

Connemara Original Peated(40%)............................£4.20

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%).........................................£3.20

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 12 year old (40%).......................................£3.70

Region: Highland Aged for 9 years in American bourbon casks, then transferred to oloroso sherry casks for the last 3. An aroma of dark plums and oranges leads to a taste of Christmas cake and citrus tones, leading to a long and full finish of cinnamon and vanilla.

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%)...................................£4.20

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

Deanston Virgin Oak (46.3%)....................................£4.20

Region: Highland Finished in brand new Kentucky oak barrels, has a fresh citrus nose with a subtle hint of smoke. An initial palate of sweet toffee followed by creamy oaky notes giving a subtle spicy new wood finish.

Dunvilles VR 10 year old (46%).................................£5.20

Region: Ireland  A revival of a name that disappeared in 1932. Finished in ex-Pedro Ximinez sherry casks, full-flavoured with plenty of orchard fruit and old-fashioned sweets notes, very smooth and distinctive.

Edradour 10 year old (40%).......................................£4.10

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%)...£3.70

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 Peated (46%)..............................£4.20

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%)...................................£3.00

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%).................£4.70

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.

Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban 12 year old (46%) £4.60

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%)......................£4.70

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%).................................£3.70

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%).............................................£3.70

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%).....................................£4.70

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%)................................£3.20

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

Jamesons (40%).........................................................£2.80

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%)......................................£3.20

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%).................................£4.20

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 olorose sherry casks.

Kilchoman Machir Bay (46%).....................................£4.70

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%).......................................£6.20

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%).......................................£4.20

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 15yo Connoisseur’s Choice (46%)....................£4.20

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%)............................................£3.70

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%)......................................................£4.20

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%)........................................£4.20

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%)..................................................£3.20

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%)...£3.20

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.

 (The) Singleton Spey Cascade (40%)..........................£3.20

Region: Speyside Aged in both sherry & bourbon casks, notes of baked apples on the nose, has a smooth, fruity and rounded palate. A long and easy finish. 

Talisker 10yo (45.8%).................................................£3.70

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%)..............................................£2.80

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.

Also available

Bell’s - £2.60             The Famous Grouse - £2.60               Jack Daniel’s - £2.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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