If you’ve wandered into one of our shops, you will know that we take our whisky seriously. We love the smooth caramel notes of Speyside, the nutty flavours of Highland and the peaty character of Islay. In fact, just like wine, whisky holds a wealth of different flavours and aromas. You’ll find green apple notes in Glengoyne 10 Year Old, tropical hints in Balblair 2005, and smooth dark chocolate nuances in Bowmore 15 Year Old… Oh, we’re salivating just thinking about it. Though unlike wine, whisky is not primarily a food accompaniment – but a great digestif. And it is of course splendid in a Manhattan or Old-Fashioned!
It’s not only we at Oddbins who love whisky – it’s a worldwide love fest. From Canada to Japan, whisky is produced. Japan’s Nikka from the Barrel is not only handsome on the eye (designed to look like a cologne bottle), but also a sheer, smooth, banana-laden treat. And even Sweden has got in on the fun: let us present Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky. And it’s absolutely yummy.
Yes, there’s a whole world of fermented grain mash goodness out there. Your first stop? Oddbins!