Stein Inn

Whisky Info

Welcome to our whisky page. Each month we hope to feature a whisky available to sample at the Inn. After our "whisky of the month" is a list of the whiskies we carry - listed alphabetically under the headings of their areas - Campbeltown, Highland, Island, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. So please peruse the list and see if your favourite is there. The list is not definitive and will always be a work in progress, due to bottlings and availability.

Royal Lochnagar

12yr old   40% abv

Aged in second fill casks, this royal malt has a malty sweetness with a dry smoke. Queen Victoria is believed to have laced her claret with the whisky, which possibly inspired the wood finishes we know so well now. (Daytime)

Speyburn

10yr old   40% abv

First produced on the 15th December 1897, the diamond jubilee year of Queen Victoria. To make sure that whisky was distilled in the jubilee year, men worked through the night in a heavy snow storm in a still house without windows, managing to bond one single butt of 1897 Speyburn. Medium-bodied with a delicate, fruity character and a dry, warm, peaty finish. (Daytime)

Teaninich

10yr old   43% abv

Teaninich pronounced ‘tee-ninick’ or ‘chee-ninick’ was founded in 1817 and provided whisky for blends VAT 69 and Haig Dimple. A herbal and fruity malt with chocolatey limes. Light and very appetizing. (After dinner)

Tullibardine

10yr old   40% abv

The Distillery draws its water from the same source which fed the first public brewery in Scotland and from where King James IV purchased beer to celebrate his coronation in 1488. Today Tullibardine (built on the site of the brewery) reigns supreme as a fine malt whisky of majestic qualities. Dry touch of vanilla, honeyish. (After dinner)

Arran

No age   40% abv

The distillery is the most recent of Scotland, as it was founded in 1995. Clean, fresh with a hint of toffee, creamy finish. (After dinner)

Highland Park

Orkney   12yr old   40% abv

Smoky, honey, malty. (After dinner)

Highland Park

18yr old   43% abv

Flowery, autumnal flavour, spicy, smooth. (After dinner going to bed)

Highland Park

25yr old   53.5% abv

Full, smooth, golden honey.

Highland Park Cask Strength

10yr old   63.7% abv

Smokey with a lemon honey finish. (Book at bedtime)

Jura

Isle of Jura   10yr old   40% abv

The Jura distillery was built origionaly in the early 1800s near to a cave where it is said, ‘the water of life’ was ditilled illegally from the 1600. Due to a land dispute it fell into disrepair in the early 1900s, and was resurected again in in the early part of 1960. It was one of the main constituent parts of MacKinlay blends. George Orwell wrote his famed novel “1984” on Jura, which, if he inbibed lots of the local ‘refreshment’, might explain a few things! It has been said that Jura may be hard to get to, but as those who’ve been there will testify, it’s a place that’s even harder to leave – the same might be said of it’s whisky!

The nose is slightly of oak and damp hay.The palate is rich and smooth, cut grass, vanilla,and fudge. Slight spice to a long finish. (Daytime)

Jura

16yr old   40% abv

Backbone of oak guarantees a dry start and middle.The end is softer and sweeter with waves of vanilla.

Jura

20yr old

A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight. (After dinner)

Jura Superstition

No age   45% abv

Spice, honey, pine and peat aromas make a dramatic impact, the long years in oak casks have tempered and tamed this mystic spirit creating a long, lingering and tantalising aftertaste. (After dinner)

Ledaig

Mull   15yr old   40% abv

Ledaig comes from the Tobermory distillery on the island of Mull. The nose is simple with distinct peatiness and prevalence of fresh sea air. Subtle milk chocolate leaves a lasting impression on the palate, with a long and satisfying ginger sweetness and mellow soft warm finish. (All day)

Scapa

Orkney   12yr old   40% abv

Used as an ammunition dump in the 2nd world war. Hints of tobacco, cigar. Fruity, chocolate, praline, nutty, zesty, salty refreshing. (All day)

Talisker

Skye   10yr old   45.8% abv

Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous writer wrote in one of his poems “The king o’ drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay or Glenlivet”. Full flavour salty with pepper, a heart warmer. (Bring you back from the dead!)

Double Matured

Dist 1986   45.8% abv

The colour is amber, and the sherry which dominates the nose, disappears in the palate where it is replaced by more salted, fresh and herbal notes. The body is rich and smoky, with a nice lingering finish. (After dinner)

Talisker

18yr old

Talisker

20yr old

All of the above but honeyed and very very smooth. Special edition. (One to savour)

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