The Malts At StammBar
I love a dram of single malt whisky in fact it’s a passion of mine and one I want to share with my guests. Please don’t be confused by the myriad of whiskies out there because this is single malt whisky and I am always happy to take those guests ready to embrace the delights of a “real” drink on a journey through Scotland’s waters of life (“uisge beatha“). To help us travel along this delicious journey I have selected 26 malts, but no one is expecting you to consume this in one trip. This journey can be enjoyed with numerous taste-seeing trips, 6 malts organized for you into a malt sampler. Our journey starts with 25 malts, but certainly will not end here….new and interesting journeys can always be found amongst those that we know and I will also be discovering new tastes to add to our journey across Scotland.
– The Classic Malts of Scotland, a selection of 6 malts selected and marketed back in 1988. – The Islay Malts, it might only be a wee west coast island but it’s home to some of the most unique malt whiskies ever produced. – The Island Malts refer to whiskies of islands other than Islay. – The Speyside Malts, the region with the most distillaries. – The Scottish Regions Malts, a taste of what Alba has to offer: Highlands, Speyside, Islands, Islay, Lowlands & Campbeltown. – Mr. Jackson’s 90+ Malts (see below for more details) – Robin’s Choice, these are my favourites, perhaps you’ll agree with me. Mr. Jackson: For those of you who only know the other Michael Jackson, this Michael Jackson (27 March 1942 – 30 August 2007) was the author of Michael Jackson’s Malt Whisky Companion and is the best-selling book on this subject. He was one of the world’s most renowned reviewers of whiskies and gave them marks between 0 – 100. In Mr. Jackson’s 90+ whisky sampler you have the unique opportunity of sampling 6 malt whiskies he rated with scores of 90 and over.
The List of Malt Whisky Samplers…subject to availability
Classics Speysides Islay Islands Regions Mr. Jackson's Robin's Glenkinchie Balvenie DW Bruichladdich Arran Auchentoschen Craggenmore Macallan Dalwhinnie Cardhu Bunnahabhain Jura Springbank Highland Park Glendronach Oban Craggenmore Caol Ila Tobermory Bowmore Talisker Highland Park Craggenmore Glendronach Bowmore Talisker Ben Nevis Laphroig QC Bunnahabhain Talisker Glenlivet Laphroig QC Highland Park Macallan SO Lagavulin Laphroig QC Lagavulin Macallan SO Lagavulin Scapa Highland Park Ardbeg Uig. Ardbeg Uig.