Malt Whisky

Scotch Malt Whisky Slijterij - Wijnwinkel Ton Overmars

Naam Streek yrs Inh % dist.
Omschrijving Bottelaar Prijs
CAOL ILA ISLAY 11 0.70 63.7 2000   ULT 56.25
CAOL ILA ISLAY 15 0.70 46.0 1996


ULT 65.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 30 0.70 46.0 1982

500th Ultimate botteling

ULT 179.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 10 0.70 65.8 1998 1st fill bourbon
oak cask
Release 2009
ISLAY 12 0.70 43.0 - Caol Ila 12 jaar Malt Whisky
CAOL ILA ISLAY 12 0.70 57.6 -     54.95
CAOL ILA ISLAY 12 0.70 64.0 -     57.95
ISLAY 15 0.70 60.39 1998 RELEASE 2014 DIST 85.95
  • A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt
  • From Caol Ila, an active Isle of Islay distillery
  • A ninth limited release of unpeated Caol Ila
  • From a batch made once a year, from unpeated malt, for blending in the “Highland Style”
  • Distilled in 1998
  • From ex-bourbon first fill American Oak casks, compare with expressions from first fill Bourbon released at 8,10 and 12 years old and a 14 year old from ex-bodega oak, released in 2012
  • Limited availability worldwide
A relaxed unpeated Caol Ila with a surprisingly clear maritime character that stays fresh and light throughout: surprisingly approachable and well-balanced with the familiar Caol Ila mix of sharp citrus and chewy cereals as well as dried fruits, barley-sugar sweetness and cleansing notes.

Bright, pale yellow gold; light beading. Nose: Unhurried and warming, yet surprisingly mellow. Fresh and cleansing, with malty, grainy cereal, crisp-breads topped with icing sugar and sherbet lemon sweets. Behind this thereís a dried herbal note and a maritime, distant scent of the sea. A reassuring fresh tang floats above fluffy marshmallow and vanilla, before late top notes of strawberry appear, which become chalky and minty, with milk chocolate. Water introduces old-fashioned oilskins; itís heady, herbal and sweet, like a victoria sponge filled with cream and strawberry jam.
Body: Light.
Palate: Smooth and very sweet to taste, then salt toffee with chilli. Warming, sweet and prickly with lovely early liquorice and dark chocolate notes. All this is delicate at first, but soon firming and expanding on the palate, growing appetisingly herbal, with lots of cough candy and dried raisin fruit. With water it is very easy to drink; lightly oily, fresher, sweet and fragrantly fruity, with appetising saltiness (that maritime note again). Finish: Medium length, clean and elegantly sustained throughout. Warming, with supple tannins, becoming dryer and more fragrant, with hints of juniper, leading to late eucalyptus. With water, thereís a clean, fresh, aftertaste.

Nu € 85.95

CAOL ILA ISLAY 32 0.70 58.4 1975 hogshead 458
CAPERDONICH SPEYSIDE 18 0.70 46.0 1994   ULT 55.95
CARDHU HIGHLAND 12 0.70 40.0     DIST 30.70
Clasic of Islay ISLAY - 0.70 57.4 2013   JW 43.25
CLYNELISH HIGHLAND 12 0.70 46.0 -   DIST 42.60
CLYNELISH HIGHLAND 14 0.70 46.0 -   DIST 32.60
CLYNELISH HIGHLAND   0.70   1992 Double Matured   54.95
- - 0.70 54.3 -   DIST 54.35
COMPASS BOX FLAMING HEART - - 0.70     Blend van 6 Single Malts DIST 49.25
COMPASS BOX HEDONISM - - 0.70 43.0   10Y-25Y DIST 65.00
- - 0.70 46.0 -
vatted malt
no coloring
DIST 41.40
-  - 0.70 43.0 -
  DIST 37.65
 -  - 0.70 46.0 -
  DIST 41.40
The Spice Tree (Vatted Malt)

Despite the success of our first two bottlings of “The Spice Tree” among devoted whisky drinkers around the world, the Scotch Whisky Association (known as the SWA in the Scotch whisky trade) has asked us to discontinue production of this product.
The issue revolves around the SWA’s interpretation of the law regarding traditional practice in the production of spirits in European Union countries. While we disagree with their interpretation of the law, we have, nonetheless, decided to stop production of “The Spice Tree” while we continue to negotiate.

What the SWA does not like is our technique of using barrel inserts (made of the highest quality cooperage oak you can buy) in the casks we use to do a secondary maturation on the whiskies for “The Spice Tree”.

A few years ago, I travelled to the Vosges forest to visit a mill that makes oak for cooperage. I was in search of the highest quality cooperage oak in the world, as we plan to begin buying our own casks to fill new spirit. And this is what I found:

* A mill that makes oak for cooperage from slow growth, 195 year-old (average age) French Sessile oak.
* They air-dry the oak outdoors for at least two years to season and evolve the flavours in the wood (instead of kiln drying like most whisky wood goes through).
* They use this oak for making some of the most expensive wine barrels in the world.
* But they ALSO use the same oak to make flat oak barrel inserts (also known as staves) for some of the best wineries in the world.

Working with friends like the famous Dr. Jim Swan, I borrowed a technique commonly used by winemakers and I began experimenting with secondary maturation of whisky in casks with new oak barrel inserts inside them. I was effectively using a quality of oak that is never used in Scotch whisky.

The results were extraordinary! Why, I began wondering, are the winemakers getting all the good wood? Why don’t we use this kind of oak to mature Scotch whisky?

Well, we did. And this is where “The Spice Tree” came from. Our inaugural batch of just over 4,000 bottles was sold out in five weeks (we thought it would last five months!) And our second batch, released in April 2006 was entirely pre-sold to our importers before we bottled it!

However, the SWA did not like it. I tried to explain to them that we had studied the law and believed that what we were doing was well within it, not to mention a positive quality step forward for the industry. “Quality,” I was told by the SWA, “is completely irrelevant.” They had their interpretation of the law, which held that what we were doing was not “traditional”, so that was the end of the story, as far as they were concerned.

Not much we could do at that point, with a gun, (figuratively speaking) pointed at our head.

So we will continue to negotiate and hopefully one day we will bring back “The Spice Tree.” (Join our email newsletter list to keep updated.)

But don’t worry! The good news is we’ve got lots of other whiskies in development. We have no shortage of ideas. And no diminished passion for creating extraordinary and delicious whiskies. Stay tuned.

For information, here are the specs of the first two batches of “The Spice Tree”:

Type: Vatted Malt. A blend of single malts from different distilleries.

Tasting Notes: A natural, deep, gold-brown colour and a rich nose with spices such as clove and nutmeg, and sweet stewed fruits. Palate is soft, sweet, deep and rich with a malt whisky fruitiness embellished by rich spice. Very long.

Lead Distilleries: Dailuaine, Teaninich and two other malt whiskies distilled in the villages of Brora and Longmorn.

Wood: 100% first-fill Bourbon barrels and first-fill, recharred American oak hogsheads for the primary maturation. A portion of the whisky went through a secondary maturation on new (virgin) French Sessile oak, heavily toasted. Our inaugural batch (labelled as such on the front and back labels) had one toast level. Our second batch, released April 2006, had several different toast levels for a slightly more subtle yet complex flavour profile, but definitely similar to the inaugural batch.

Bottling Details: 46%, not chill filtered, natural colour.

CRAGGANMORE HIGHLAND 12 0.20 40.0 -   DIST 11.95
CRAGGANMORE HIGHLAND 12 0.70 40.0 -   DIST 30.40
HIGHLAND 14 0.70 40.0 - Bottled 2010 DIST 40.65
CRAGGANMORE HIGHLAND 21 0.70 56.0 - Bottled 2010 DIST 143.30
CRAIGALLACHIE HIGHLAND 12 0.70 46.0 1998 Hogshead 69 ULT 31.95
CRAIGALLACHIE HIGHLAND - 0.70 46.0 2002   ULT 35.95
46.0 1997 Hogshead 4234
ULT 32.95
43.0 -
FF 51.70
DALMORE HIGHLAND - 0.70 45.0 1973     629.95
HIGHLAND 12 1.00
40.0 -   DIST 48.50
DALMORE HIGHLAND 15 0.70 40.0 -   DIST 45.90
DALMORE HIGHLAND 18 0.70 48.0 -   DIST 80.85
DALMORE HIGHLAND - 0.70 40.0 - King Alexander III DIST 103.35
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND 15 0.20 43.0 -   DIST 13.95
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND 15 0.70 43.0 -   DIST 33.95
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND   0.70 43.0 1991     56.55
DALWHINNIE HIGHLAND 25 0.70 52.1 1987 Special release 2012 DIST 228.40
DEANSTON HIGHLAND 12 0.70 46.3 -   DIST 34.60
DEANSTON HIGHLAND 35 0.70 40.4 1977 Whisky Agency botteling WA 192.25
DEANSTON HIGHLAND 15 0.70 46.0 1997   ULT 41.95
EDRADOUR HIGHLAND 10 0.20 40.0 - DIST 12.85
HIGHLAND 10 0.70 40.0 - Edradour 10 years old Malt Whisky DIST 36.50
EDRADOUR HIGHLAND 10 0.50 57.6 - DIST 51.50
EDRADOUR HIGHLAND 8 0.70 46.0 2003 ULT 43.50
DIST 39.35

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