YOUNG & SPRITELY
Our Young & Spritely flavour profile challenges established age conventions and reflects the whisky’s character rather than its age statement.
Typically, the bottlings from this flavour profile come from within the 8 to 14-year-old age bracket and exude characteristics of younger whiskies, with flavours such as sour apple sweets, rhubarb, gummi bears, tinned mandarins and flying saucer sherbet sweets.
SWEET, FRUITY & MELLOW
Our Sweet, Fruity & Mellow whisky flavour profile is a culinary delight, with watermelon, Pimms, apple pie, or even lime marmalade.
The profile focuses on the best in sweet whisky, evoking thoughts of sherbet and other treats. The mellow flavours and strength make this a popular profile for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.
SPICY & SWEET
Expressions within the Spicy & Sweet whisky flavour profile can vary, but common flavour experiences can include gingerbread, hot cross buns, mulled wine and even balsamic
Think about the culinary experience of bringing spice into sweet dishes, the addition of cinnamon to pastries or sweet chilli flavours from East Asia.
SPICY & DRY
The Spicy & Dry whisky flavour profile contains expressions from all over Scotland. The iconic flavour experiences captured in the profile evoke memories of cooking with
nutmeg, cloves and peppercorns.
On the nose this profile delivers rich experiences and includes whiskies with strong aromas of sandalwood, pencil shavings and even tree bark.
DEEP, RICH & DRIED FRUITS
Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits offers a wonderful selection of aromas and flavours. Our Tasting Notes describe fruity whisky profiles on the nose such as marmalade, balsamic
glazed fruits and demerara.
If you discover flavours of rum truffles, treacle toffee and salted caramel, you're probably not far off for this profile.
OLD & DIGNIFIED
Our Old & Dignified whisky flavour profile exudes the characteristics that can only come from long,
careful maturation and older, well-balanced age statements.
The Tasting Notes typically refer to rich flavours with clear aromas, such as honeycomb, brandy snaps, and dark chocolate orange to excite the palate and make this flavour profile a must try.
LIGHT & DELICATE
The Light & Delicate flavour profile is one to confound your expectations, as it may not reflect a whisky’s age as perceive it.
The light whisky focuses more on subtle and delicate flavour experiences emerging from the drams, with softer flavours such as fresh laundry, peach and green tea.
JUICY, OAK & VANILLA
Juicy Oak & Vanilla is a complex flavour profile, and one that offers an interesting assortment of flavour experiences.
Our exacting Tasting Panel describes clear aromas of honeysuckle, coriander seed and even dunnage warehouses. Flavours in this profile often include exciting, juicy fruits and a deeper wood flavour.
Think chocolate-coated cherries, passion fruit or pineapple sorbet.
OILY & COASTAL
Our Oily & Coastal flavour profile certainly contains coastal whiskies, but it isn’t limited to them. That’s because the Society challenges traditional whisky convention to
focus on flavour as the main guide.
The flavours in this category remind us of coastal settings and the foods and experiences available there, with oysters, barbecued prawns and beach bonfires.
The Lightly Peated whisky flavour profile is the first of three covering the sought-after Peated category.
Lightly Peated whiskies in this collection evoke intriguing flavours and aromas, from sweet Parma Violet sweets and toasted marshmallows to smoky garden bonfires and wood ash.
This profile makes an excellent first step into Peated whiskies for those exploring whisky flavours and is a great offering for more seasoned Peated whisky fans.
The Peated whisky flavour profile sits between Heavily and Lightly Peated whiskies, offering a clear sense of peat for Peated whisky enthusiasts and an intriguing step into the
world of Peated whisky for explorers.
The profile has robust perfumed aromas on the nose, while the flavour delivers rich meats and roasted foods.
Expressions can deliver herbal flavours and aromas that give this category a wide range of flavour experiences.
Heavily Peated whisky comes with the territory of strong smoky flavours and earthy tones. Smokey whisky fans will love the rich aromas of cigar butts and wood burning
On the palate, Heavily Peated whiskies often deliver smoked fish or meats.
The flavour mixes and intricate aromas make this a compelling and powerful category to explore.