9 Maple Ave. is proud to offer the largest selection of Single Malt Scotch Whisky between New York City and Montreal. Let our knowledgeable bartenders and the menus below guide you to the perfect Scotch! Please note that current inventory may differ slightly from the online menu. Click one of the regions below to begin your discovery.
Speyside – from Michael Jackson’s A Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch: “The Speyside single malts are noted in general for their elegance and complexity, and often a refined smokiness. Beyond that, they have two extremes: the big, sherryish type, as typified by the Macallan, Glenfarclas and Aberlour; and the lighter, more subtle style.”
Highlands – from Michael Jackson’s A Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch: “By far the biggest region, the Highlands inevitably embraces wide variations. The western part of the Highlands, at least on the mainland, has only a few, scattered, distilleries, and it is difficult to generalize about their character. If they have anything in common, it is a rounded, firm, dry character, with some peatiness. The far north of the Highlands has several whiskies with a notably heathery, spicy, character, probably driving both from the local soil and the coastal location of the distilleries. The more sheltered East Highlands and the Midlands of Scotland (sometimes described as the South Highlands) have a number of notably fruity whiskies.”
Lowlands – from Michael Jackson’s A Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch: “This area tends to produce whiskies in which the softness of the malt itself is evident, untempered by Highland peatiness or coastal brine and seaweed. The Lowlands is defined by a line following old county boundaries and running from the Clyde estuary to the River Tay. The line swings north of the Glasgow and Dumbarton and runs to Dundee and Perth.”
Islands – The Island single malts are known for their peatiness and maritime character. The island character is strongest when the malt is made from local peat. The peat on these windy islands absorb other influences, especially the briny saltiness, and medicinal seaweed flavors of the ocean. The most famous whisky producing inland in Islay (pronounced eye-luh): A tiny little island, deep with peat, lashed by winds, rain and sea, about twenty five miles long. Islay single malts are the most distinctive. Each island has its own specific style of whisky due to its location and environment.
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