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No.1 High Street.                           1 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR                       0131 556 5758

Our Whiskies


Gaelic uisge beatha - "water of life".

At Number One High Street we stock an extensive range of specially selected whiskies from across Scotland, reflecting the diversity of single malts, single cask malts, vatted malts, blended and grain whiskies.

Whether you are a local or just visiting, our bar-staff can advise you on finding a whisky to suit your tastes.

Whisky has been distilled in Scotland for hundreds of years. The origins of the practice are disputed - some say that it was introduced by missionary monks from Ireland, others suggest that Crusader Knights brought the techniques back from Arabia, or perhaps it was just a way of using barley which would otherwise have been wasted after a wet harvest.

Whatever the origins, there can be no dispute over the world-wide popularity of Scotland's national drink!

Scotland produces two main types of whisky - malt whisky and grain whisky, and all available brands and varieties are variations of these types. Malt whiskies are made from malted barley using a pot still, whereas grain whiskies are made from maize or unmalted barley in a patent still. It is relatively straightforward to distinguish between the two types by taste and smell.

However when geography is taken into account the variety of tastes can confound even very experienced whisky drinkers. Distilleries use the local ingredients to hand to produce their whiskies, and the quality of the water and other ingredients allied to the local climate and geology produce a vast variety of differing tastes and aromas.

Malt Whiskies at Number One High Street Edinburgh

HIGHLAND

Historic excise legislation stated that Highland malts are distilled north in a line from Greenock on the Firth of Clyde to Dundee on the Firth of Tay.

Dalmore 12yr £4.85
Rich, flavourful, orange marmalade.
After dinner. abv 40%

Edradour 10yr £4.75
Rum, barley and toasted almonds
with a spiced fruit cake to finish. abv
40%

Dalmore 15yr £6.50
Matured in Matusalem, Apostoles and
Amoroso sherry casks, hints of winter
spice, orange zest and chocolate notes.
abv 40%

Dalwhinnie 15yr £5.75
Flavours of heather, honey and vanilla,
finishing with a surprising intensity.
abv 43%

Deanston 12yr £4.50
Light zesty barley flavour on the nose,
with a soft caramel finish. abv 46.3%

Glengoyne 10yr £4.35
Easily drinkable, but full of flavour.
Restorative. abv 40%

Glengoyne 15yr £5.95
Complex, sweet and rounded – with a
spicy oak finish. abv 43%

Tomatin 12yr £4.35
Soft, warm and sprinkled with
nutmeg. abv 40%

Glenmorangie £4.75
Original 10yr
A clear, bright malt whisky
characterised by hints of oak, apple
with a long clean finish. abv 40%

Oban 14yr £4.95
A well balanced, firm bodied whisky,
slightly smoky and smooth finish. abv
40%

Old Pulteney 12yr £3.95
Fresh, salty, appetising. Pre-dinner. abv
40%

SPEYSIDE

More than half of all Scottish distilleries are based in Speyside, in the north-east of Scotland. Many whisky lovers say it is THE region and is to Malt as Cognac is to Brandy!


Cardhu 12yr £4.95
Well balanced and gentle with streaks
of smoke and pears, soft peated and
smooth with a long malty touch of
peat to finish. abv 40%

Knockando 12yr £4.55
Light and nutty with a touch of milk
chocolate in the mid-palate. Soft, easy
and ultra-clean with a crisp, short and
dry finish. abv 43%

Macallan 1824 Gold £4.95
A quiet note of vanilla is followed by
dark chocolate with lingering floral
and light oak notes. abv 40%

Balvenie 12yr £4.45
A full-bodied, yet smooth and mellow
single malt. abv 40%

Balvenie £7.95
Caribbean Rum Cask 14yr
A balanced whisky with tropical fruit
aroma and vanilla finish. abv 43%

Glenrothes 2001 £6.25
Cereal notes, warm and malty, with
suggestions of orange, cherry and
caramel underneath. abv 43%

Glenrothes 1995 £6.95
Soft oak spices with butterscotch,
milk chocolate and toffee notes.
abv 43%

Linkwood 12yr £6.95
Dark spice and strawberries abound
this 12 year old from the Linkwood
distillery. abv 43%

Speyburn 10yr £3.95
Fresh, clean and aromatic with a rich
lemony fruitiness. Medium-bodied
with a delicate, fruity character, a dry,
warm, peaty finish. abv 40%

Royal Lochnagar 12yr £5.25
A quiet note of vanilla is followed by
dark chocolate with lingering floral
and light oak notes. abv 40%

The Glenlivet 12yr £3.95
This has a firm smooth body, with a
flowery, sweet palate and a dry
appetising finish. abv 40%

Cragganmore 12yr £4.45
Elegant and sophisticated, with the
most complex aromas of any malt.
Fragrant with sweet undertones. The
finish is very smoky. abv 40%

Glenfarclas 10yr £4.25
Robust, deep and fruity with lovely
rich oaky notes. abv 40%

Glenfarclas 15yr £5.95
Christmas cake, powerful sherry with
a walnut finish. abv 46%

Glenfarclas 105 £6.95
Cask strength, creamy and nutty on
the nose, peppery oak with a long
fruity finish. abv 60%

Glenfiddich 12yr £4.45
The special reserve has a fruity aroma,
with a dry smoky taste. abv 40%

Glenfiddich 15yr £5.95 Solera
Elegantly smooth with a deep flavour
revealing fruit, gentle spice and a
touch of oak. abv 40%

LOWLAND

Known to be more mellow than their Highland counterparts,regarded as an excellent aperitif - but of course can be drunk at any time!

Auchentoshan 12yr £4.45
Distilled on the banks of the Clyde
near Glasgow, this 12 year old
is light and citrusy. Great aperitif
abv 40%

Auchentoshan 3 wood £5.95
Treacle, chewy wood and toffee notes
all add up to Black Forest Gateau.
abv 43%

Glenkinchie 12yr £4.95
Known as the “Edinburgh Malt” this
local distillery produces a delightful
whisky with a flowery start, complex
flavours and a dry finish. A restorative,
especially after a walk in the hills or up
the High Street!. abv 43%

CAMPBELTOWN

The historic whisky capital of Scotland, Campbeltown lies near the southern tip of the remote Kintyre peninsula in Argyllshire on the west coast. Once having twenty eight distilleries it now has three and Springbank is our favorite, it is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland.

Springbank 10yr £4.95
The 10yr old is a complex and full bodied whisky abv 46%

Malt of The Momentwhisky tasting at number one high street edinburgh

 

 Ask our staff what the Malt of the Moment is

 

Deluxe Whisky 


Dewar’s Signature £14.95

Top of the range deluxe from John Dewar and Sons, contains selected malts from each of the traditional
whisky regions. At the heart of the blend is the 27 year old single malt from Aberfeldy. Berry fruits on the
nose, fresh vanilla and fudge taste with a smoky, honey finish. abv 43%

Older and Rarer

Highland Park 18yr £12.95
Gentle peat, soft toffee, floral notes
and honey on the beautifully fragrant
nose. abv 43%

Highland Park 25yr £17.95
A balance of honey with rich fruit and
Orcadian peatiness. abv 53.5%

Lagavulin-14yr 1995 £12.95
Distilled at Lagavulin, bottled for The Syndicate at Bruichladdich Distillery abv 49%. The Syndicate is a group of whisky aficionados with a passion for the best in single malts.
Distilled in 1990 and aged for 14 years this is a very rare, rich and full bodied whisky.

Lagavulin-13yr 1984 £13.95
Distilled at Lagavulin Distillery, bottled for The Syndicate.
This ultra-rare offering from the Syndicate is a must-try for Lagavulin fans. Only a few remain! abv 49%

Old Pulteney 17yr £7.50
Full bodied with a sweet trace of apples
and pears, long lasting memorable finish
abv 46%

Glen Turret 29yr 1977 £19.95
Very rare vintage Highland malt from
Glenturret, distilled in 1977 and
bottled October 5th, 2006. One of
only 246 bottles. abv 55.6%

Bruichladdich Octomore
Comus 4.2 £7.95
Finished in Sauternes casks, this rare
whisky has a cult following -
sweet and peaty. abv 61%

Glenfarclas 21yr £9.95
Tropical fruit on the nose,
smokey and spicy flavor with a burst of
nutmeg and vanilla. abv 43%

Glenfarclas 25yr £12.95
Coffee and marmalade aroma, sherry
flavoured with an intense Belgian
chocolate finish at the back of the
throat. abv 43%

Glenfarclas 30yr £15.95
Did Santa ever have a summer job at
this distillery? With sherry, cognac,
brandy, fruit, nuts, marzipan, chocolate
and icing, it's Christmas in a glass. A
must try. abv 43%

Macallan 10yr £7.95
1990's classic sherry cask - a very rare
malt. abv 40%

Macallan 18yr 1983 £12.50
Sherry wood cask from this legendary
Speysider. abv 43%

Macallan 1824 Ruby £15.95
Sherry cask, rich wedding cake
and espresso with a hint of clove
and walnut. abv 43%

Macallan 1961 £24.95
Bottled in the 1980s this is a stunning
rare Macallan. abv 46%

Glengoyne 21yr £13.25
A golden unpeated malt wonderfully
smooth with a fruity finish. abv 43%

Glenfiddich 21yr £14.25
Becoming increasingly hard to find, this
whisky has been finished in casks used
previously to age Caribbean rum.
Fruitcake, spices, vanilla and oak make
this a classic. abv 40%

Glenfiddich Glenlivet 1979 12yr £14.95
Distilled in 1979 and bottled in 1992
by world famous Cadenhead of
Campbeltown. It is very rare to find a
Glenfiddich bottled anywhere outside
Speyside, especially with Glenlivet
attributed to the name, cask strength
a whopping abv 58.6%. abv 58.6%

Glenfiddich 1973 33yr £65
Delightful and very rare Glenfiddich
a true taste of Speyside history. abv 46.5%

Strathmill Cask
Strength 1980 £7.50
Bottle no. 151 from cask 3429
abv 60.5%

Glen Grant 40 yr 1959 £29.95
Classic Speyside malt distilled in 1959
and bottled by Gordon and
Macphail in 1999. abv 40%

Bowmore 38yr 1957 £175
An outstanding and highly rare
Bowmore, distilled 14th January 1957
and housed at the famous number one
vault at the distillery. abv 40%
Now retailing for £6000 per bottle, a
chance to taste Scottish whisky history!

 

ISLAY

Known as the Whisky Island, Islay produces the peaty, medicinal - and some say most fashionable and popular - malts in the world

Smokehead £4.95
A wonderful peaty, spicy and salty single
malt. abv 43%

Caol Ila 12yr £4.75
(pronounced - cull-eela) Oily, olive-like.
A wonderful aperitif. abv 43%

Lagavulin 16yr £6.25
See our Older and Rarer list if you like
Lagavulin. Firm bodied with a sweet
fruity palate and a dominating aroma.
abv 43%

Bruichladdich £5.75
The Classic Laddie,
Classic unpeated style made with 100%
Scottish barley. Matured in American
oak casks. abv 50%

Laphroaig 10yr £4.45
From the Isle of Islay this robust, full
bodied classic has a round and very dry
finish. abv 40%

Laphroaig Quarter Cask £5.95
Finished in a quarter cask for seven
months, medicinal medium length finish,
becomes fruity with custard and cigar
box. abv 48%

Bunnahabhain 12yr £5.25
Unchillfiltered (pronounced
boonahabbin) This is a fresh, light
mellow whisky with a soft smooth
flavour. abv 46.3%

Bunnahabhain 18yr £8.50
Dense, rich sherried notes perked up
with a coastal saltiness. On a second
wave roast chestnuts emerge and gentle
wood spice. abv 46.3%

Ardbeg 10yr £5.25
Unchillfiltered earthy, smoky, salty,
robust. A bedtime malt. abv 46%

Bowmore 12yr £4.45
A warm amber colour with a peat smoke
and dark chocolate taste to the palate.
abv 40%

Bowmore Darkest 15yr £7.30
Well-balanced nose is surprising by its
hints of burned tyres. abv 43%

 

ISLANDS

From Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland to those scattered round the Highlands and down the west coast.

Arran 10yr (Arran) £4.75
This 10 year old from Lochranza exudes all
the honeyed richness we have come to
associate with the island distillery. abv 46%

Highland Park 12yr £4.95
(Orkney)
Isle of Orkney, this is a medium bodied
malt with a smoky aroma & sweet notes.
abv 40%

Highland Park Dark Origins (Orkney) £7.95
Enduring sweet smoke, sherried spice
and ripe bananas. abv 46.8%

Isle of Jura (Jura) 10yr £3.95
This whisky has a light oily body with a
malty sweet palate and very dry finish.
abv 40%

Isle of Jura 16yr (Jura) £5.95
Lightly smoked with a sweet zesty
aroma. abv 40%

Jura superstition (Jura) £5.25
With 13% heavily peated malt this is the
smokier alternative from Jura. abv 43%

Ledaig (Mull) 10yr £4.85
Faint peat, minty, sweet. Restorative.
Scapa 16 40 £7.95 A refined elegant malt
with notes of heather and honey. abv 43%

Talisker (Skye) 10yr £5.25
A classic malt hailing from the Isle of Skye.
A smoky nose and an intense robust
flavour. abv 45.8%

Tobermory 10yr (Mull) £3.95
Light and fresh to the nose, hints of soft
oak and toasted cereal,
long herbal finish with a touch of pepper.
abv 46%

Tobermory 16yr (Mull) £7.95
Dessert option - Creamy, honeyed
flavour and sweet pepper spices.
abv 46%

Scapa 16yr (Orkney) £7.95