Appearance – 24 caret Gold
Nose – Sherried sweetness, malty, fruity.
Taste – sweet caramel, toffee apple’s. Light citrus.
Finish – candy floss, light sweetness dancing across your tongue, great depth and length.
Origins – A big full sherried whisky from the Highlands of Scotland.
The Company was originally founded by two brothers Willie and John Lundie in the 1950’s and was run mainly as a whisky brokerage. When the two brothers retired in the early 1980’s their respective sons Alan and Bruce took over the company, over the years they expanded in to the cased goods and export side of the business, which they ran until Bruce retired in 2004. This was when we acquired the cased goods side of the company as neither of the Lundie’s families wished to take over the business. We are still a family owned and run business looking to develop in to new countries and expand the business further.
Our LISMORE products are named after a small Island off the West Coast of Scotland, but there is no LISMORE Distillery, it is only a brand name with Scottish connotations.
- Whisky kommer fra galisk uisce/uisge beatha,"water of life".
- Skotsk whisky smager lidt røget.
- Blend er lavet af byg og andre korn. Er billigere end malt. Korn giver en varm smag.
- Malt-whisky laves kun af byg. Glenfittish var de første, der begyndte kun at sælge malt-whisky.
- Single betyder at den kommer fra et destilleri.
- Cask, tønde, er whisky fra een tønde. Kan smage meget varieret, derfor blandes whisky fra flere tønder.
- Speyside, Highland, Islay, Lawland, Orkney osv. er områder.Hver med sin smag.For tiden er Islay meget moderne, smager røget. Speyside er det centrale, historiske og største område.
- Alderen angives i år, minimum 3 år.
- Lismore er en ø i det vestlige Skotland. Er ikke et destilleri .
SINGLE MALT OR BLENDED (opdated Sept 2013)
One of the great paradoxes of single malt is, that it is often that refined that people could think it has been produced with love by some old experienced craftsman.
But the reality is different.
Marketing of single malt as such, represents a very small part of the whisky production.
Most of the malt whisky is produced for blends.
When whisky was merely distributed within Scotland, the distilleries sold most of their production as single malt. Since massive export of whisky began with the invention of the blended whisky, most of the distilleries just produce for blenders, en put only 2 or 3% of their production on the market as single malt.
Whisky in Scotland has become big industry.
There is no traditional malt any more (with some exceptions like Bladnoch). To give an idea of the scale, a average distillery like Dalwhinnie or Cardhu produce about 1.500.000 litres of whisky a year.
And other ones, often unknown by the general public, like Dailuaine, Glen Grant or Glen Keith produce respectively 2.100.000, 5.200.000 and 3.800 000 litres a year.
In front of those impressing figures, just one question:
WHO OWNS THE DISTILLERIES ?
The business world is changing rapidly.
The world of whisky does not escape to this rule.
(If you notice errors in the table of the owners, please let me know, so I can correct the data on this site).
- Nr.1 United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)
Banff now destroyed
Glen Albyn now destroyed
Glenesk now destroyed
Glenlochy now destroyed
Glenury Royal now destroyed
Glen Mhor now destroyed
Millburn now destroyed
North Port now destroyed
Pittyvaich now destroyed
St Magdalene now destroyed
Brora now closed
Coleburn now closed
Port Ellen now closed
Rosebank now closed
Cameronbridge grain whisky
North British grain whisky (joint venture withEdrington)
North of Scotland (closed) grain whisky
Port Dundas grain whisky
- Nr. 2 Pernod Ricard
Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet)
Caperdonich now closed
Dumbarton now closed
- Nr. 3 The Edrington Group
North British (joint venture withDiageo)
- Nr. 4 John Dewar's and Sons (Bacardi)
- Nr. 5 Fortune Brands (2006: Beam Global Spirits & Wine )
- Nr. 6 Whyte and Mackay
Invergordon. single grain
- Nr. 7 Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd (Suntory)
- Nr. 8 Inver House Distillers Ltd
(Garnheath now demolished)
- Nr. 9 Burn Stewart Distillers
- Nr. 10 Takara, Shuzo and Okura & Co Ltd
- Nr. 11 Nikka Whisky Distilling Company Ltd
- Nr. 12 Campari
( FAMILY OWNED distilleries):
- Angus Dundee Distillers
- The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd
- Rémy Cointreau
- Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd
- Glenmorangie Plc (LVMH)
- Gordon & MacPhail
- Historic Scotland Museum
- Ian Mc Leod
- Isle of Arran Distillers Co. Plc.
Arran a new one dislillery
- J. & G. Grant
- J. and A. Mitchell
- Loch Lomond Distillery Co Ltd
Glen Scotia with sporadic production
- La Martiniquaise
- Raymond Armstrong
- Scaent Group Ltd.
- Speyside Distillery Co. Ltd
- Picard, Vins et Spiritueux
- Whitbread (Long John International)
- William Grant & Sons
Convalmore now closed
Ladyburn. now closed
- Anthony Wills