The Shakespeare Pub Sheffield

Whiskies

Whiskies and Malt Whiskey at the Shakespeare Pub Sheffield

Whiskies

We now stock a range of over 95 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies  from all the whisky producing regions, Lowland, Speyside, Highland, Island, Cambelltown and Islay, supplimented by a range of Irish Whiskey, American Bourbon and Tennessee and high quality blended Scotch. We also stock a range of whiskies from around the world including India, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Holland, England and Wales. A full list will be published on the website soon.

Highland Park 12 Year Old
Scotland
40%

Take your time to appreciate the nose of Highland Park 12 and you’ll discover the characteristic honey sweetness followed by fruit – maybe pineapple, apple or pear. On the palate it is drying and leaves a gentle smokey feeling and a flavour that just keeps on going. £2.70/ 25ml measure

Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Scotland
40%

In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour.

Laphroaig is best savoured neat, or with a little cool water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley, the delicate heathery perfume of Islay's streams. £2.70/25ml measure

The Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old
Scotland
40%

The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years is a classic marriage of The Balvenie matured in the three most traditional cask types, first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry. Produced in small, numbered batches, each cask used is hand selected by Malt Master David Stewart to ensure he achieves Signature’s unique character of honey, spice and subtle oak and each batch is allowed time to harmonise in a traditional marrying tun. David Stewart crafted The Balvenie Signature to mark his 45th year in the whisky industry and 2010 sees the release of Batch 3. £2.70/25ml measure

Jack Daniels
America
40%

Jack Daniel's is without a doubt the best known (and best-selling) brand of American Whiskey.

The famous square bottle contains charcoal-filtered dram of a dark orange, amber color. The contents is a dram that consists of 80% corn, 12% rey and 8% malt, that was matured on American oak casks (which explains the vanilla).

It is the charcoal filtration proces that makes this a Tennessee sour mash whiskey instead of a bourbon (which is produced in Kentucky while this baby is from Lynchburg, Tennessee).

The nose delivers very sweet corn and vanilla, upholstered with some coconot and oranges.

On the palate, you first get a sugary kick in the teeth, as if you've just taken a swig of coughing syrup. But instantly the vanilla and the taste of charred wood come round the corner to put things back in balance.

The finish is very short indeed, but quite nice, with burnt sugar as the main character in this feature, but roasted notes as a walk-on artist following closely.£2.40/25measure, £3.80/50ml measure

Maker's Mark
America
45%

Maker's Mark is America's only handmade bourbon whisky - never mass produced.  Each individual batch is less than 19 barrels, and this small quantity means the quality can be kept to highest degree. 

Each batch is distilled using the traditional sour-mash method, starting each new fermentation by using a little of the last resulting in a more consistent product. 

The result is a comparatively soft and gentle spirit, which becomes very mellow as it matures. A subtle, complex, clean nose, with vanilla and spice, a delicate floral note of roses, plus lime and cocoa beans. Medium in body, Maker’s Mark offers a palate of fresh fruit, spices, eucalyptus and ginger cake. The finish features more spices, fresh oak with a hint of smoke, and a final flash of peach cheesecake. A delicate and circumspect Bourbon compared to some of its more redneck cousins. Very drinkable. £2.50/25ml measure

Knob Creek
America
50%

Knob Creek is the Kentucky town where Abraham Lincoln’s father, Thomas, owned a farm and worked at the local distillery. This nine-year-old Bourbon is made with the same high-rye formula as Basil Hayden’s. It has a nutty nose of sweet, tangy fruit and rye, with malt, spice and nuts on the palate, drying in the finish with notes of vanilla. £2.50/25ml measure

Jamesons
Ireland
40%

The world’s best selling Irish whiskey, originally distilled in Dublin, where John Jameson, a Scottish Presbyterian, founded a distillery in 1780. Jameson’s is now one of many whiskeys produced in Irish Distiller’s highly versatile Midleton distillery in County Cork. The Jameson range of whiskeys comprise a comparatively high percentage of pot still spirit, which gives them greater character and complexity then some other Irish whiskeys. The nose offers an interesting combination of floral, orange, toffee, Sherry and spice notes. Water releases more cooked fruits and a suggestion of linseed. Initially citric in the mouth, along with classic Irish oiliness, more profound notes of Sherry develop, along with fudge, vanilla and spice. The finish is long, warming and spicy, remaining oily to the very end. Jameson is deservedly a world leader. Irish whiskey at its finest.

Dalwhinnie 15
Highland, Scotland
43%

Produced in the highest distillery in Scotland, this 15 year aged whisky has clssic golden colour and aromatic, slightly peaty aromas.  Remarkably smooth, a long lasting flavour gives heather, honey, sweet malt and a burst of peat at the end. £2.70/25ml measure

Jameson 12 Year Old
Middleton Distillery
40%

Jameson 12 Year Old Special Reserve, with its full-bodied flavour, is like a friendly handshake welcoming you into the world of aged whiskeys. With its pot still whiskeys infused with sherry casks, it’s the best known and most popular of the aged Jameson whiskeys. Exuding great character, its complex yet superbly mellow flavours of toasted wood, spice and sherry and its exquisite taste are a celebration of the enduring heritage of great Jameson whiskeys which began in 1780.


Tasting characteristics

NOSE - Warm, spicy, assertively complex.

TASTE - Sherry richness, nutty flavour, mild woody undertones.

FINISH - Rich and lasting.

£2.70 per 25ml measure.

10 Year Old Single Malt
Bushmills
40%

The original single malt whiskey, distilled from 100% malted barley. Mellow and light, with a sweet, spicy aroma and a touch of sherry, vanilla and honey and a slightly dry finish. Bushmills whiskey is triple pot distilled (Scotch is double distilled) with a mixture of barley, oats and wheat for a smooth taste. Bushmills, situated in Northern Ireland not far from the Giants Causewway is reputedly the oldest distillery in the world, given legal status in 1608 by King James I.

Inverleven 1991
Gordon & McPhail
40%

Lowland Whisky

Excellent whisky from this now dismantled distillery which was situated within the Dumbarton Grain Whisky producing complex in the Lowland whisky region, showing characteristic smoothness. £3.70 per 25ml measure.

St. Magdalene 25 Year Old
Old Malt Cask
50%

Lowland Whisky

Distilled in October 1982 and bottled May 2008, this is one of only 378 bottles filled from a refilled whisky cask. One of our rarest whiskies, St. Magdalene, also known as Linlithgow, where it is situated, in the Lowland Whisky region, closed in 1983 and has since been converted to flats.

Nose: Fresh & Lively, spicced & oaky, light & gristy

Palate: Honey, Spices, Tannins and Barley Abound.

Finish: Clean and dry with more latr matiness.

£6.30 per 25ml measure.

Littlemill 1991
Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
43%

Lowland Whisky

Distilled in Janurary 1991 and bottled in 2010, Littlemill has a strong claim for being one of the oldest in Scotland and was situated on the site of a brewery which dated from the 14th century - it was closed in 1992.

Nose: Floral with a hint of straw.

Palate: Touch of perfume and a defined citrus element.

Body: Light to medium.

Finish: Sweet & fresh.

Cask Type: Refill Borboun Barrels.

£5.20 per 25ml measure.

AnCnoc 12 Year Old
Knockdhu Distillery
40%

Highland Single Malt

Nose: Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground.

Colour: Amber with a slight yellow hue.

Taste: Sweet to start with a appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish. A malt for every occasion.

Ardmore Traditional Cask
Ardmore Distillery
46%

Highland Single Malt

A highly peated highland malt, full and rich with uniqur Highland peat smoke notes. Matured for a final period in small 19th century style 'Quarter Casks' and bottled without chill filtration for a fuller flavour.

£2.70 per 25ml measure.

Clyneslish 1992
Signatory Un-chillfiltered Collection
46%

Highland Single Malt

Distilled 18.12.1982, Bottled 06.09.2011

Clynelish is a distillery in the Northern Highlands at Brora, and was built in 1968, replacing an old distillery across the road which had closed. The malt from the distillery is highly regarded and used in the Johnny Walker Gold Reserve blend as well as being bottled as a single malt, usually at 14 years old by owners Diagio. This expression from independend bottlers Signatory shows off the malts strengths, aided by the fact the malt is not chill filtered and the natural colour is maintained (Many comercial whiskies have their colour adjusted by caramel when bottled which can affect flavour slightly).

£3.20 per 25ml measure.

Deanston 12 Year Old Un-Chill Filtered
Deanston Distillery - (Burn Stewart)
46.3%

Highland Single Malt

Deanston is situated a few miles from the historic town of Stirling in the very heart of Scotland and is owners Burn Stewarts largest distillery. It started life as a cotton mill before being transformed into a distillery in 1966 where, to this day, it produces an outstanding Highland single malt Whisky which is handmade, un-chillfiltered, natural colour and bottled at a strength of 46.3%. There are no computers used in production, the distillers prefering to rely on the ancient art of distilling and the keen eye of the craftsmen to guarantee quality in every drop of the whisky produced.

£3.20 per 25ml measure.

Edradour 10 Year Old
Edradour Distillery - (Signatory)
40% abv

Highland Single Malt

Scotland's and possibly the worlds smallest Whisky Distillery, Edradour nestles in a hollow above the town of Pitlochry in the mid Highlands (Manager Chris has been round the distillery a few years ago - very interesting!). The 10 Year old is golden, with hints of sugared almonds and oloroso sherry and is smooth, creamy and lightly malty.

£3.20 per 25ml measure.

Fettercairn Fior
Fettercairn (Whyte & Makay)
42%

Highland Single Malt

Honey gold in colour, with aromas of crushed pear, toffee apple and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. A kiss of peat smoke with hazelnuts, orange rind, ginger and coriander complete the nose.

Taste is of bold dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and peat smoke fused with nutmeg, mint, citrus fruits and truffle. The lingering finish proffers sherry trifle, marzipan and pineapple.

£3.20 per 25ml measure.

Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve
Glen Garioch Distillery - (Suntory - Morrison Bowmore)
48%

Highland Single Malt

Produced in the town of Old Meldrum, North West of Aberdeen, Glen Garioch (Pronounced Glen Geery) is a highly regarded distillery. It's Founders Reserve illustrates the house style with distinct honey sweetness, with a hint of heather and spice.

Nose: Sweet vanilla and butterscotch show the influence of North American Oak with fruitier green apple and grapefruit coming through at the rear.
Palate: At first the palate is sweet with hints of buttercream and vanilla. As this begins to ebb the fruitiness of the green apple skin and citrus cleanliness leaving a refreshed palate.

£3.20 per 25ml measure.

Glengoyne 10 Year Old
Lang Brothers
40%

Glengoyne 10 year is distilled from air- dried barley untainted by the harshness of peat smoke. A natural, bright gold in colour, it has a clean, smooth, warming taste; delicate flavours of fresh green apples, oak and toffee; and a hint of almonds and liquorice, all leading to a sweet, malty finish. £2.70 per 25ml measure.

Blackadder 27 Year Old
Lochnager Distillery
54.7%

Blackadder does not believe in chill-filtering or in colouring whisky. We believe that the purest is the best. Quite simply, Blackadder RAW CASK is every bit a Blackadder whisky but even more so. We use a special bottling process to make sure that each and every bottle of Blackadder RAW CASK contains its own share of the cask sediments as well as of natural oils and fats that might otherwise be left behind when filling a cask strength whisky straight from cask. This ensures the maximum possible natural flavour is in each and every bottle. £6.30 per 25ml measure.