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Islay Single Malt Whisky

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  • Caol Ila Moch 43% 70cl
    Caol Ila Moch is a new whisky from this Islay Distiller. Its name means 'Dawn' in Gaelic, and as this whisky has been chosen on flavour alone regardless of age or strength it is a rather exciting addition to the range. Clean and fresh on the nose, followed by smoky dry notes of peat. On the palat...
    £56.99
  • Ardbog Day 2013 52.1%
    The 2013 Islay Festival bottling 'Ardbog' has been matured in Manzanilla sherry casks and refill bouron wood. The salty character of the manzanilla sherry casks lends its self really well with the peaty brine flavours of Ardbeg. Distillery Tasting notes; Distillery: Aroma: Deep, enticing ...
    £169.00
  • Bowmore 1989 Port Cask 50.8% 70cl
    A limited release bottling from Islay distiller Bowmore. Distilled in 1989 and bottles in 2013 this 23 year old whisky has spent it entire life maturing in port pipes. This gives the whisky a beautiful deep mahogony colour wirh ruby hues. Rich and smoky with red fruits and cherries on the nose, t...
    £350.00
  • Caol Ila 1990 Mackillops Choice 54.4% 70cl
    Single cask bottling of Caol Ila under the Mackillops Choice label. Distilled on the 8th February 1990 and bottled in February 2015 at cask strength 54.4% vol. 1 of 302 bottles only
    £180.65
  • Ardbeg 1993 54.3% vol Mackillops Choice 70cl
    Rare independant bottling of Ardbeg by Mackillops Choice, distilled 2 September 1993 and bottled December 2014 at cask strength 54.3% vol. 1 of only 280 bottles.
    £550.00
  • Octomore 6 years old Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Co 63.8% 70cl
    A very limited batch of Octomore distilled on 12th December 1997 and matured in Sauternes Wines cask before bottling on 19th November 2014 and casl strength 63.8% vol. We are not sure of the peating levels on this, but they are between 120-140 ppm, so very peaty.
    £225.00
  • Kilchoman 2008 Vintage 46% 70cl
    This is the First 7 year old malt released by the distillery which was established in 2005. This was distilled in 2008 and matured in bourbon barrels before bottling in 2005. It has a powerful nose of peat smoke, spice, dark chocolate and citrus notes. The palate is wonderfully balanced with peat...
    £67.25
  • Octomore Islay Barley /07.3 Lorgba Field 63% 70cl
    This is the newest edition to the Octomore stable which was Distilled in 2010 and bottled at 5 years old. Made with local barley which was harvested from the Lorba field it was peated to 169ppm and aged in American bourbon and Spanish wine barrels from the Ribera del Duero region.
    £169.00
  • Finlaggan Sherry Finish 46% 70cl
    This is a new Edition of Finlaggan which has been matured in a sherry cask. Although there is no distillery called Finlaggan, it takes its name from the castle where the Lord of the Isles used to live. This has probably been sourced from the Caol Ila distillery.
    £46.45
  • Ardbeg 25 years old Magnum Old & Rare 51.2% 150cl
    Very rare bottling a Magnum (150cl), of Ardbeg distilled in March 1991 and bottled August 2016 by Hunter Laing. 1 of 30 bottles only with magnum carrying and individual number. Presented in a heavy weight wooden box with certificate of authenticity.
    £3,200.00
  • Bowmore Vault Edition First Release 51.5% 70cl
    This is the first edition in a new range from Bowmore distillery called Vault Edition No.1. It has been made from selected casks held in the Worlds oldest Scotch warehouse Vault No. 1, and represents the four layers of complexity represenetd in the whisky; Atlantic sea salt, Peated smoked perf...
    £96.99
  • Port Ellen 33 years old 47.5% 50cl Boutique-y whisky Company
    This is the sixth Batch of Port Ellen by the Boutique-y Whisky Company, but the first to carry and age statement. The label has a picture of John Beach of Fiddlers whisky bar, looking out to see. This is a limited run of just 250 bottles  
    £995.00
  • Bunnahabhain XXV 25 years old 46.3% 70cl
    A superb Malt from Islay which has been aged for 25 years in Sherry cask and it is an absolute gem. Sweet caramel nose with subtle oak and leather notes. Sweet berry fruit, cream all beatifully balanced with roasted nuts and maltiness. The finish is so...
    £335.99
  • Kilchoman Sanaig 46% 70cl
    Established in 2005, Kilchoman is the newest distillery on Islay and the first to be built for 125 years. Sanaig won the IWSC Trophy for no age statement malt in 2016 competition. It has a sherry influence  with caramel, peat smoke and citrus notes. The finish is well-balanced with peat and ...
    £53.50
  • Bruichladdich 1984 Bourbon All In 32 Year Old Rare Cask Series 43.7% 70cl
    Bruichladdich head distiller Adam Hannett believes old Bruichladdich in Bourbon is the ultimate expression of whiksy. The fruit, the faint salt tang, the signature elegance is all there but there is now layer upon layer of vanilla and butterscotch complexity. In 2008, Bruichladdi...
    £750.00
  • Bruichladdich 1985 Bourbon Hidden Glory 32 Year Old Rare Cask Series 48.7% 70cl
    This whisky was originally filled into gentle third fill Bourbon casks and lay untouched in Warehouse 14 until 2012. The then master distiller, Jim McEwan, discovered this forgotten parcel and re-casked it into fresh bourbon adding depth and complexity. Now in 2017 the final coup de grace...
    £750.00
  • Kilchoman 2009 Vintage 8 years old 46% 70cl
    2009 vintage of Kilchoman and bottled at 8 years old. Citrus lemon on the nose with vanilla and soft peat. The palate is soft and sweet to start with peat smoke building, ripe fruits clean and long finish.
    £69.99
  • Lp8 Elements of Islay 53.5% 50cl
    A special bottling of Laphroaig from a trio of ex-Madeira wine cask distilled in 1998. It has a beautiful mahogany colour with a sweet nose wrapped in a peaty blanket. The time in Madeira casks has softened the medicinal side of Laphroaig without covering up its charateristics.
    £144.99
  • Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Islay Barley 2011 50% 70cl
    New edition of Bruichladdich's Peated version of it's single malt Port Charlotte which has been made using Islay Barley from the 2011 season.
    £64.50
  • Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2008 Dunlossit Estate 50% 70cl
    This is Bruichladdich latest release of Bere Barley farmed at the Dunlossit estate on the Isle of Islay. The barley which is one of the oldest strains in Britain was harvested in 2007 and distilled in 2008,  a single vintage expression. The resulting whisky has been aged in ex-Americ...
    £73.99
  • Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance 2007 1st Fill Syrah Cask 60.3% 70cl Cask #927
    Bruichladdich 2007 First Fill Syrah is the third expression in the Micro Provenance Series. It's a single cask whisky of which there are only 294 bottles available. This progressive distillery enjoys pushing boundaries and experimenting with how a multitude of different variables affect the ma...
    £140.00
  • Port Askaig 19 years old 70cl
    Port Askaig 19 year old is a cask strength dram offering us 50.4% abv that boasts one fantastic flavour profile. Hosting a great aroma of oil and smoke this dram will lure you in to take a sip, the palate is fruity, smoky and rich - perfect for a winters day walk, or cosy evening by a log fire.
    £149.99
  • Kilchoman Single Sherry Cask No.642/2008 54.4% 70cl
    Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, yet produce some fantastic drams. This highly limited offering of just 600 bottles is the first expression of five in the Pol Roger Portfolio collection. This whisky is selected by Kathy Willis, the wife of the distilleries founder Ant...
    £124.50
  • Caol Ila 2003 Connoisseurs Choice G&M 55.6% 70cl
    Distilled at the Caol Ila Distillery in 2003, matured in refill American hogshead casks and bottled 14 years later in 2018 by Gordon and MacPhail. Only 279 bottles in this batch 18/045. Layers of peat smoke and cured meat aromas. ripe banana flavours mingle with warming pepper and herb...
    £103.50
  • Bunnahabhain 11 Year Old Single Malt Discovery G&M 43% 70cl
    Distilled at the Bunnahabhain Distillery and matured for 11 years in sherry casks. Bottled by Gordon and MacPhail part of their new Discovery Collection. Rich and sweet with fruitcake and vanilla aromas. Sherry influences intertwine with zesty citrus notes. Spicy with cinnamon, stewed ...
    £47.25
  • Coopers Choice Feis Ile Smoke Bomb 56% 70cl
    780 Limited edition bottles to celebrate Feis Ile 2018. From single casks, American Oak with Sherry finish non age statement. On the nose 'A real smoke bomb'! Sweet peat smoke, old leather, sea salt and sherry. To taste this is big rich and peaty. Lovely sweet peat smoke, soot, fruity ...
    £73.75
  • Kilchoman 100% Islay 8th Edition 2018 70cl
    This is the 8th Edition of the 100% Islay, a vatting of bourbon and sherry casks, filled between 2008 and 2012. The combination of cask types and ages allows for a unique balance of rich peat smoke, citrus sweetness and fragrant tropical fruit. The picturesque Kilchoman distillery sits...
    £76.00
  • Kilchoman 100% Islay 6th Edition 2016 70cl
    This is the 6th Edition of 100% Islay release and has been produced from barley grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled at the distillery. It has been matured for over 6 years in a combination of fresh and refil bourbon barrels. The picturesque Kilchoman distillery sits nestled a...
    £71.50
  • Boutique-y Bowmore 19 years old 51.4% 50cl
    Bowmore distillery has resided on the Isle of Islay since 1779. Bowmore is the oldest Islay whisky distillery and it’s still going strong even today! The distillery is home to its very own malting floor, an eight ton stainless steel mash tun, six wash backs and two pairs of stills, which ...
    £172.00
  • Octomore 09.3 Dialogos 62.9% 70cl
    52 tonnes of precious Islay barley have been malted to produce this single farm Octomore 09.3 edition. Raised in Irene’s Field on Octomore Farm in 2011, this uber-provenance single malt was later distilled and made 134 casks. Predominantly second-fill, the softer influence ...
    £172.70
  • Octomore 10 years old 2008 56.8% Super Heavily Peated 70cl
    Octomore 10 years old 2008 56.8% Super Heavily Peated is the third release of the 10 year old. Distilled back in 2008 and is super heavily peated at 167ppm. Only 12,000 bottles have been filled as part of the Dialogos series from this Islay distille...
    £157.99
  • Bruichladdich Micro Provenance 12 years old 2006 Sauternes 58.4% 70cl
    Distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2019 for the 'The Laddie Crew UK'. After distillation it was rested in a single Sauternes wine cask and released as part of the Distillery Micro Provence Series which looks at the maturing of whisky on Islay. Only 282 bottles made.
    £109.95
  • Caol Ila 18 Years Old Unpeated 70cl
    With Caol Ila being world known for their peatiness, this is something a little out of the ordinary. A special release from 2017, this dram is matured in refill American Oak casks. This unusual unpeated 18 year old Caol Ila has an appetising salty edge that is clean and fresh as the pale sky that...
    £89.20
  • Port Charlotte MRC: 01 2010 59.2% 70cl
    Port Charlotte MRC: 01 is limited in numbers. They have over 200 different cask types maturing in their warehouses, their cask exploration series showcases the influence of wood on their heavily peated spirit. Distilled in 2010 from 100% Scottish barley, from the Invernesshire region this is s...
    £99.00
  • Laphroaig 10 years old Cask Strength Batch 011 58.6% 70cl
    Finally Batch 11 of Laphroaig's notorious and highly sought after small batch of cask strength single malt has arrived. Unless you travel to the distillery, numbers of these bottles are hard to come by for sale, for this reason it is one per customer / address to ensure those that seek can get...
    £69.99
  • Ardbeg An Oa 46.6% 70cl
    Ardbeg An Oa is a new bottling from this Islay distillery and will become part of their core range, the first new Ardbeg for some years. Made by marrying three styles of Ardbeg in a gathering cask; Pedro Ximenes, Virgin charred oak and ex-bourbon casks. The result is a complex whisky with differi...
    £51.99
  • Caol Ila Distillers Edition 2006 43% 70cl
    Caol Ila Distillers edition whisky was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2017. The whisky has been double matured, first in America oak casks then a second maturation in casks which previously held Moscatel wine. This second casks adds a lovely sweet note to the smoke and peat of Caol ila single m...
    £70.00
  • Bowmore 18 years old 70cl
    Bowmore's 18 Years Old is one of the finest malts in its range. Matured in oak casks for over 18 years, the classic Bowmore smokiness is perfectly balanced with soft fruits and chocolate. A wonderful dram. TASTING NOTES Colour: Mellow Mahogany. Nose: Creamy caramel to...
    £89.99
  • Ileach Cask Strength Peated Islay Malt 58% 70cl
    Ileach cask is the same great peated whisky as its little brother but bottled at cask strength58% vol. Bold peaty flavours, from a young whisky, but damn fine for it!
    £48.99
  • 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 extraction. Natural peaty flavour enhanced by the...
    £31.99
  • 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 whisky industry was a little more `hap-hazard` ...
    £44.99
  • 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.
    £48.99
  • Caol Ila 18 years old 43% 70cl
    Caol ila pronounced "cull eela" meaning sound of Islay. The 18 year old Caol Ila is a Fantastic dram. Full bodied and more intense than the younger versions. It has spice, peat, sea air notes, peppery flavours and complex well mrounded finish. Highly recommended.
    £85.99
  • 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 proclaimed it "remarkably long and comple...
    £34.99
  • Bowmore 15 years old 43% 70cl
    Bowmore 15 Years Old is an brilliant example of a whisky expertly finished in Spanish Oak casks; starting its life maturing in American Bourbon casks, and then finishing in Oloroso Sherry casks. Paul Pacult from The Spirit Journal calls it "a clinic on how to finish a malt in sherry casks"....
    £59.99
  • 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 older casks bring luscious, sweet, raisiny tones to the u...
    £60.99
  • 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 cost effective barrels became the norm, for m...
    £43.99
  • Lagavulin 2001 Distillers edition 43% 70cl
    This Distillers release from the Lagavulin Lagavulin distillery has been finish in Pedro Ximenez wine casks.This give sweet notes to the smoky peaty flavour that is Lagavulin. Each bottle carries the unique batch number .Distilled 2001 bottled 2017
    £88.99
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You can’t move on Islay without accidentally bumping into a distillery as there are eight of them on a 230 square mile section of land! What’s more, there will be another two distilleries in the very near future named Port Charlotte and Gartbreck. It is estimated that Gartbreck will start distillation in 2015 so we won’t see the fruits of their labour for some years yet, although sources suggest that they will exclusively create heavily peated single malts. Port Charlotte is owned by Bruichladdich who produce a whisky by the same name. It was scheduled for construction in 2009 but was held back due to the economic downturn. Now that plans have been put into action, it appears it will be a dead heat as to which distillery opens first! Single malt whisky from Islay has attracted a near cult following over the years, from the small farm distillery of Kilchoman to mighty behemoths like Ardbeg and the closed distillery of Port Ellen.


Islay is commonly known for producing the strongest flavoured whiskies in all of Scotland with an emphasis on extreme peat and an idiosyncratic medicinal quality. This is due to the terroir of the land which is composed of rotting, compacted peat and moss which is used as fuel for drying out the barley. The salt from the sea carries inland along with the pungent odour of seaweed, soaking the peaty ground and infiltrating the warehouses where the maturing whisky is stored. The three southern Ileach powerhouse distilleries of Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin epitomise this style perfectly with their intense smoky flavour, overriding peatinees and iodine like medicinal finish. They really are Marmite drams, the polar opposite of the gentle Speyside offerings, making people either love them or hate them with equal aplomb. The lost distillery of Port Ellen, which closed in 1983, also falls into this category and its remaining whisky is a highly valuable and much coveted commodity. Most of the islands’ malting still occurs at Port Ellen, with barley prepared to the various specifications of the distilleries.


Not all whisky from the island is quite as powerful however; the imposing centrally located Bowmore distillery and northern Cao Ila are still imbued with a smoky peatiness, but not to the utmost degree as is the case with the southern distilleries. Kicholman is the only inland distillery and also produces peaty whisky in line with this slightly more sedate style. The other two northern distilleries are a completely different prospect with their lighter, nutty style. Bunnahabhain maintains this style through the use of unpeated barley and the use of fresh spring water from Margadale Springs, which miraculously manages to avoid contact with the peat beds. Bruichladdich is sheltered from the elements by the mountainous terrain of the Rhinns and also uses lightly or unpeated barley and fresh water. However, they are a slightly maverick distillery who likes to take varying approaches to whisky distillation. As such, they have recently started making Octomore which is a heavily peated dram. As mentioned previously, they also produce the excellent Port Charlotte, which is a mid-range peated whisky. Without exception, all Islay malts possess a dry finish.