One of the most popular malts in the Connoisseur's Choice range is Caol IIa, enjoyed for its Islay character. It is a lively whisky, peaty and full in flavour, without being as intense as its more famous counterparts. Its availability is limited, and with a name that is difficult to pronounce, Caol Ila has remained an almost secret Islay malt. The name - pronounced 'culleela'is gaelic for 'Sound of Islay'. The distillery is appropriately hidden in a cove near Port Askaig, overlooking the Sound of Islay, across which the ferry chugs to the nearby island of Jura.
This limited edition bottling (1 of 800) has been finished in casks which previous held Hermitage wine from the Rhone valley fro 30 months. This imparts rich, fruity overtones-blackberries and cherries combined with earhy smokiness of the whisky
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Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 70cl
The nose of this golden dram offers a fresh and aromatic experience with a subtle whiff of smoke floating through the air. The taste starts with a light fruit and nut appeal that leads to a spectacular malty sweetness. The finish is worth
Ardbeg 10 years old 46% 70cl
Ardbeg Ten Years Old single malt whisky is a very special bottling for the Ardbeg distillery as it is the first non-chill filtered whisky in the Ardbeg range. Chill filtering isn`t a bad thing, in fact it created real consistency of product when the wh...
Lagavulin 16 years old 43% 70cl
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Malt is a powerful, peat-smoke nose with seaweed and some sweetness, salty and sweet flavours with hints of wood and a long peaty-salt finish.
The rich, peaty water used to make Lagavulin 16 Year Old Malt, runs down to the...
Laphroaig Select 40% 70cl
A new entry level Laphroaig made up from selected casks of Quarter cask, PX Cask and triple wood. These are then blended and aged in new American oak cask fro a further six months in their highest warehouse during the summer months to maximise the extr...
Caol Ila 12 years old 43% 70cl
Caol ila pronounced "cull eela" meaning sound of Islay. This 12 years old is peaty but not as pungent as some of its neighbours, yet remarkably fresh tasting. Finishing with smoky spiciness.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask 48% 70cl
Laphroaig Quarter Cask takes its inspiration from the small casks often used for Scotch Whisky in the 19th century and frequently transported across the Glens by packhorse.
As the industry grew, they fell into disuse and bigger and more ...
Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2% 70cl
Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced Oog-adal) takes its name from the brooding, mysterious loch which provides the peat-laden water for Ardbeg. It is a special vatting of the 1993 Ardbeg matured in bourbon barrels and many older sherry casks. The
Laphroaig 10 years old 40% 70cl
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced "La-froyg", is a Gaelic word meaning "the beautiful hollow by the broad bay".
Bowmore 12 years old 40% 70cl
Bowmore's 12 Years Old has received critical acclaim from throughout the whisky world. It won gold medal at both the ISC and IWSC 2009, calling it "beautifully balanced" and "an overall beauty". The late and great Micheal Jackson p...
Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair 46.3% 70cl
Taking its name from the Gaelic for "Helmsman", Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair showcases the coastal nature of the distillery that lies on the Sound of Islay. Matured in first and second fill sherry casks, this expression is presented without chill-filtrati...