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Here at Nicholson's, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion of whisky from both the UK and afar, from the subtle to the complex, there are a plethora of styles and flavours to suit everyone's taste – from the whisky novice to the avid connoisseur. Our guide below takes you through every one of the 40+ whiskies we have on offer as well as their flavour profiles and how best to serve them, so we know you'll get the best out of your whisky experience.

Flavour map & Profiles

We’re here to help you navigate your way across our range of whiskies. From the subtle to the smoky, there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy. Ask a member of our team what whiskies we have available today. Keep an eye out for the symbols in the bottom corner; they’ll help you identify the flavour profile of each different Whisky.

New additions

Glenfiddich IPA
GLENFIDDICH IPA - 43%

This is the first whisky in the world to be finished in craft IPA barrels. Vibrant with a zesty citrus note followed by creamy vanilla and a hint of fresh hops.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside, Scotland
  • SERVE: Serve straight or with a splash of water to release the flavour
Adnams Single Malt
ADNAMS SINGLE MALT - 40%

Made with 100% East Anglian Malted Barley, the same local barley that they use to make their beers and other spirits. All Adnams’ whisky is handcrafted in small–batch, copper pot stills. This whisky has a lovely mouthfeel of runny honey mixed with crackling spices followed by a moreish, warm finish.

  • STYLE: Single malt English whisky
  • ORIGIN: Southwold, England
  • SERVE: Serve neat
delicate flavour
Copper Dog
COPPER DOG - 40%

Named after a device used to sneak whisky from the cask to smuggle home, Copper Dog has that same irreverent, cheeky spirit without losing the classic Speyside tradition. A combination of eight single malts, this is a deliciously fruity whisky with a hint of honey and spice.

  • STYLE: Blended malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside, Scotland
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Fruity flavour
Penderyn Madeira
PENDERYN MADEIRA - 46%

A Gold award winner in the Spirits Business World Whisky Masters 2017, this whisky is finished in Madeira casks to impart a generous flavour of subtle complexity that is smooth, light in character and softly golden in colour.

  • STYLE: Single malt Welsh whisky
  • ORIGIN: Wales
  • SERVE: Serve straight or with a splash of water to release the flavour
Delicate flavour
Bruichladdich
BRUICHLADDICH THE CLASSIC LADDIE - 50%

Made entirely from Scottish-grown barley, trickle distilled and then matured in American oak, the Classic Laddie is a rich, complex Islay whisky.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Islay, Scotland
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Rich flavour
Hibiki Harmony
HIBIKI HARMONY - 43%

From the award winning House of Suntory, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of more than 10 malt and grain whiskies, creating a blend that brings together Japanese nature and craftmanship.

  • STYLE: Japanese blended malt whisky
  • ORIGIN: Japan
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Roe & Coe
ROE & COE - 40%

Roe & Coe is a blend of single malt and grain whiskeys matured exclusively in bourbon casks. The quality and perfect balance of the blend is immediately apparent on the palate through its velvety texture and sweet flavours including spiced pears and vanilla.

  • STYLE: Irish blended whisky
  • ORIGIN: Dublin, Ireland
  • SERVE: Serve straight or with a splash of water to release the flavour
Rich flavour
Wild Turkey
WILD TURKEY - 40.5%

A signature Kentucky Bourbon with a high rye mash matured in heavily charred casks for big flavour. An initial hit of cigar-box sweetness is contrasted of toast and burnt caramel on the finish.

  • STYLE: Kentucky Bourbon whiskey
  • ORIGIN: Kentucky, USA
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Rich flavour

Rich

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THE MACALLAN GOLD - 40%

Orange and vanilla flavours followed by dark chocolate. Balanced flavours of ginger and cinnamon with a toasted apple finish.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve straight or with a splash of water to release the flavour
Rich flavour
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HAIG CLUB - 40%

A single-grain whisky made with a combination of three different cask finishes.

  • STYLE: Single-grain Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Rich flavour
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GLENFIDDICH 15 YEAR OLD - 40%

Matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks, this is a vanilla-rich and fruity whisky. Revealing layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve neat
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THE BALVENIE 12 YEAR OLD DOUBLEWOOD - 40%

One of the classic after-dinner malts, Balvenie Doublewood's extra complexity and richness are a result of a second maturation in fresh sherry casks. Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Great with a drop of water
Rich flavour
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GLENMORANGIE ORIGINAL - 40%

A very popular whisky, full of fruit and toffee.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Highlands
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with a splash of water
Rich flavour
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SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN SPEY CASCADE - 40%

An elegant expression of Dufftown's Speyside nature that's sweet, clean and fresh on the palate, and easy to enjoy.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Best over ice or with a drop of water
Rich flavour
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ABERLOUR 12 YEAR OLD - 40%

From the Speyside area of Scotland, this whisky is matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks, revealing fruity aromas balanced with rich chocolate, toffee and cinnamon spiciness.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Rich flavour
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BULLEIT BOURBON - 45%

The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water.

  • STYLE: Bourbon whiskey
  • ORIGIN: American
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with Fever-Tree ginger ale
Rich flavour
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MAKER'S MARK - 45%

Rich yet soft on the palate with a subtle sweetness. Light, spicy flavour with a hint of butterscotch and vanilla.

  • STYLE: Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • ORIGIN: American
  • SERVE: Serve on the rocks or with Fever-Tree cola
Rich flavour
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WOODFORD RESERVE - 45.2%

Woodford Reserve isn't manufactured, it's crafted in small batches. This artisanal process allows the distiller to craft using all five sources of bourbon flavour to create its distinct taste and crisp, clean finish.

  • STYLE: Kentucky Bourbon whiskey
  • ORIGIN: American
  • SERVE: Serve on the rocks
Rich flavour

Smoky

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JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL - 40%

The world’s most popular whisky. Great neat or mixed.

  • STYLE: Blended Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Scotland
  • SERVE: Serve with Fever-Tree ginger ale
Smoky flavour
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TALISKER SKYE - 45.8%

The famous Talisker distillery brings us Skye - a smoky whisky full of character.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Skye
  • SERVE: Serve neat or on the rocks
Smoky flavour
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JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL - 40%

Blended from no younger than 12-year-old whiskies – a great expression of the Johnnie Walker. 

  • STYLE: Blended Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Scotland
  • SERVE: Serve with soda water
Smoky flavour
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LAPHROAIG 10 YEAR OLD - 40%

The famous full-bodied, whisky. Medicinal, smoky and challenging.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Islay
  • SERVE: Serve neat
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HIGHLAND PARK 12 YEAR OLD - 40%

A quality whisky with a rounded, smoky, heather-like sweetness and a full malt body which leaves heathery, subtle smoke on the nish.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Islands
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with a splash of water

Smoky flavour
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OBAN 14 YEAR OLD - 43%

A combination of rich sweetness with a smoky dryness and appetising spice distinguishes this lovingly-matured Highland malt.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Highlands
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with a little cool water

Smoky flavour
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TALISKER 10 YEAR OLD - 45.8%

The signature of the Talisker distillery – smooth and smoky.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Skye
  • SERVE: Serve neat
Smoky flavour
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LAGAVULIN 16 YEAR OLD - 43%

Aged in oak casks for at least 16 years, this much sought-after single malt has the massive peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Islay
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with a little of water
Smoky flavour

Fruity

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GLENLIVET FOUNDER'S RESERVE - 40%

Named in tribute to distillery founder George Smith. A creamy, fruity whisky.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Enjoy The Glenlivet your way. Straight up, with water or some ice cubes.
Fruity flavour
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DALWHINNIE 15 YEAR OLD - 43%

From the highest and coldest distillery in Scotland comes this indulgent whisky.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with a drop of water
Fruity flavour
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CRAGGANMORE 12 YEAR OLD - 40%

Ballindalloch, on the banks of the legendary salmon river, is for many the home of the definitive Speyside single malt Scotch whisky.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve on the rocks or add a splash of water to release more complexity
Fruity flavour
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DALWHINNIE WINTER'S GOLD - 43%

From the highest and coldest distillery in Scotland comes this indulgent whisky.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Best served neat
Fruity flavour
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AUCHENTOSHAN 12 YEAR OLD - 40%

Smooth and sweet with hints of tangerine, lime and a gingery finish.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Lowlands
  • SERVE: Neat or over ice
Fruity flavour
Auchentoshan
AUCHENOTSHAN AMERICAN OAK - 40%

A smooth and complex Single Malt Scotch Whisky, with notes of white peach and smooth vanilla cream.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Lowlands, Scotland
  • SERVE: Neat or over ice
Fruity flavour

Delicate

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MONKEY SHOULDER - 40%

A blended malt whisky made from three single malts, with mellow vanilla and spicy hints.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Scotland
  • SERVE: Serve with Fever-Tree ginger beer
Delicate flavour
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HAIG CLUBMAN - 40%

A single-grain whisky matured in ex-bourbon casks for a sweet finish. Light and gentle with vanilla and caramel notes.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Lowlands
  • SERVE: Great with Fever-Tree cola
Delicate flavour
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GLEN GRANT 10 YEAR OLD - 40%

A gentle and delicate whisky, with sweet vanilla tones and a soft almond finish. Awarded Best Single Malt (10-year-old) for the last five years in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve neat at room temperature
Delicate flavour
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GLENFIDDICH 12 YEAR OLD - 40%

Fresh green fruits and vanilla. Light and floral with a hint of spice and oak.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Speyside
  • SERVE: Serve neat or with Fever-Tree ginger ale
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ISLE OF JURA 10 YEAR OLD ORIGIN - 40%

A core bottling from the Isle of Jura's only distillery. This 10-year-old exhibits the distillery's classic oily, briny characteristics.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Islands
  • SERVE: Serve neat at room temperature
Delicate flavour
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GLENKINCHIE 12 YEAR OLD - 43%

This subtly sophisticated Lowland single malt Scotch whisky is a superb pre-dinner drink.

  • STYLE: Single malt Scotch whisky
  • ORIGIN: Lowlands
  • SERVE: Try it with a few drops of water
Delicate flavour
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JAMESON - 40%

Jameson Original is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of four years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned the green bottle into an icon.

  • STYLE: Blended Irish whiskey
  • ORIGIN: Irish
  • SERVE: Serve on the rocks or with Fiver-Tree ginger ale
Delicate flavour