Around the World in 7 Whiskies

08 Nov 2015
2 min read
Take a tour of the world with Angus Martin, whisky specialist of Milroy’s in Soho as we explore his seven top pick whiskies.

This Spring we see the re-launch of London’s oldest whisky shop in the heart of Soho. Founded in 1964 by John and Wallace Milroy, thebrothers are credited with bringing single malt whisky from Scotland and establishing it in London. Making it’s home in an already established liquor shop, it becamethe first of its kind in London and has now become theoldest whisky specialist in the city. Bringing the site up to date for 2015, new owner Simo, formerly of Coal Vaults, promises to take London’s oldest existing whisky specialist and breathe new life into the brand, giving whisky the attention it deserves.

Glenlivet Nadurra | Scotland

This Scotch single malt from Speyside is named from the Gaelic for ‘natural’, referring to the lack of adulteration of the spirit. The Glenlivet Nadurra isn’t filtered, had any colouring added nor has it been watered down, you’re getting Glenlivet like it is in the cask!

Teeling Single Grain | Ireland

This Irish whiskey was distilled from unmalted grains. The result is a much sweeter style of the amber nectar, with notes of caramel, tropical fruits and hint of nutmeg.

High West Double Rye | USA

The Utah based High West distillery is the only ski-through distillery in the world. The double rye is a blend of two rye whiskeys, one of which has an extremely high rye content. The result is a whiskey with big orangey varnish notes, sweet on the palate with a spicy finish.

Yoichi | Japan

Japan has been making Scotch style whisky since 1923. Yoichi is a peated Japanese single malt with a syrupy mouthfeel and smoky top notes. Exceptional poise and balance.

Amrut Fusion | India

Using both Indian and Scottish Barley the Amrut Fusion is an award-winning Indian single malt whisky.This whisky is big on the citrus fruit flavours with a silky mouthfeel.

Three Ships 10 Year Old | South Africa

This is a lightly peated South African single malt. Not the easiest whisky to find outside of a specialist retailer. This light bodied malt has gentle cereal and tropical fruit notes with a hazy smokiness.

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky | Taiwan

This Taiwanese single malt whisky is already winning awards since firing up its stills in 2005. Like the Indian whisky Amrut, it benefits from a tropical climate which speeds up the maturation process in many respects, so that it tastes older than you would have thought!

Find out more about Milroy’s of Sohohere |