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.

Bladnoch

10yr old   43% abv

Medium with some fruity sweetness. Some slight malty, citrus and spice overtones. (Daytime)

Glenkinchie

10yr old   43% abv

Glenkinchie is located near the village of Pencaitland, about 15 miles from Edinburgh, in rich farmland. Used in Jonnie Walker Red and Black and Dimple blends. Some lemon, herbal and malty hints, with a touch of peat. The finish, of average length confirms this impressions. A pleasant, but simple whisky. (Afternoon)

Glenkinchie Double Matured

14yr old   43% abv

The taste remains typical of a Lowland, light and pleasant, and the sherry, even if it is still present in the palate, does not denature the characteristic freshness of malts from that area. A pleasant finish, just all ingredients to make a very good whisky. Good first malt! (Early evening)

Inverleven

10yr old   40% abv

Distillery now closed. Clean, barley, slight grassiness, refreshing. (Daytime)

Littlemill

8yr old   43% abv

Light, with a hints of coconut cereal and spicy notes, faint notes of honey-like sweetness near the end. (Daytime)

Aberlour

10yr old   40% abv

Aberlour distillery was founded in 1879 and it uses fresh spring water from St. Drostan’s Well. Soft malty sweetness with a hint of spice, aromatic crisp finish. (After Dinner)

Abhunadh

60%

Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with sherry and oak. Full-bodied and creamy. (After dinner)

An Cnoc

12 yr old   40% abv

An Cnoc is the Gaelic and means ‘the hill’. The distillery is located by Huntly, Aberdeen-shire. The single malt is aromatic with a sweet honey and citrus flavour and a lingering smooth finish. (Apéritif)

The Balvennie

10 yr old   40% abv

Balvenie distillery was established using second-hand stills, which are quite bulbous, this no doubts contributes to the distinct character of the whisky. Lightly spicy with honey and sweet peaty notes. This bottling is matured in American oak and sherry casks. (After dinner)

The Balvennie Double Wood

12 yr old 40% abv

Golden syrup and liquorice. With smooth oak, vanilla and cinnamon. (Before bed)

The Balvennie

15 yr old 50.4% abv

Single Barrel

This comes from a single first fill bourbon cask. Each bottle is individually dated and numbered. A firm, robust whisky with a fruity sweetness. Heather and pine needles with a dry, spicy finish. (Apéritif)

Benriach

Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of ream, spice and chocolate. (Daytime)

Benrinnes

Benrinnes is one of the few distilleries still using a so-called ‘worm tub’ to cool the vapours and condensed spirit from the running stills. The triple distillation process used produces a silky and very pure whisky with exotic fruit, honey and biscuits notes.

Benrinnes

15 yr old   40% abv

Dry, well-rounded, with some sweetness, smoke and vanilla. (Reviver/ after dinner)

Cardhu

Cardhu started life as an illicit still on a hill farm at Cardow in Speyside.  Helen Cumming helped her husband in the illicit craft, and rather boldly gave the excise men accommodation when in the area. They were advised the strange odour was due to bread making! She also hoisted a red flag at the back of the farm to advise neighbours the excise men were in the area. Helen is accredited with being the only women to have started a distillery in Scotland.

Cardhu is an integral part of Jonnie Walker Whisky and the distillery was bought by them in 1893, with a condition that John Cumming (grandson of Helen) be granted a seat on the board.

 

The bottle was designed originally to be like a decanter rather than just a bottle.

12 year old 40% abv

The whisky itself, is floral in style, tasting of apple and honey with a bit of toffee thrown in.

Cardhu 12 year old "decanter"
Cardhu 12 year old "decanter"
Cardhu Distillery
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