Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
An elegant malt from Wick in the far north of Scotland, this has a lightly "maritime" character and goes well with fish and seafood. The distinctive bottle features a traditional Wick herring drifter.
40 per cent ABV
Price: £24.50 - www.waitrosewine.co.uk
Talisker 10 Year Old
From the Isle of Skye, this is THE malt to accompany haggis (and many other dishes). Sweet and lightly smoky, but watch out for the chilli-pepper hit in the finish. Robert Louis Stevenson regarded Talisker as "the king of drinks".
45.8 per cent ABV
Price: £28.95 - www.royalmilewhiskies.com
Chosen by Charles Maclean, whisky expert
– 14 March 2011
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