The ageing of a whisky has a huge impact upon its character, the vast majority in fact. Whisky is matured in oak, of the genus Quercus, and there a range of species used, from the European Oak to the Truffle Oak. We have some well-aged 50 year old whiskies. This make for a superb 50th birthday gift, or as a replacement for the traditional - and thoroughly flavourless - gold as a 50th wedding anniversary present. We have some superb 50 year old Islay whiskies. Whiskies from Islay are widely known for their peat, though there is a range of whiskies to be found on Islay, from the gentle nature of Bunnahabhain and the exotic finishes of Bruichladdich, to the smoke of Lagavulin, and the big medicinal power of Laphroaig. One can compare the effects of oak ageing, by comparing this whisky with other whiskies of similar style, but of different ages.