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Islay Single Malt Whisky

Islay is usually associated with peaty single malt whiskies, and it is unsurprising for the three powerhouse distilleries on its south coast, that have become world famous, produce some exceptional peaty single malt whiskies. Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin all enjoy a sort of cult status. There are also some less peaty drams. Take Bunnahabhain. The distillery sits to the north of the isle and produces fruitier single malts. There is also the Bruichladdich distillery, which is known for their experimental stance when producing single malt, as well as Caol Ila and the newer farm-distillery of Kilchoman, both of which are usually peated, but not to the same level as the three mentioned at the top. Single malt whisky must be produced at a single distillery, from nothing other than yeast, water and malted barley before being distilled in pot stills and matured for a minimum of three years and a day in oak casks.

Ardbeg 25 Year Old 1978 Mount Everest (Silver Seal)

70cl, 46%
Ardbeg

A rare bottle of Ardbeg, bottled by the Silver Seal company. This commemorates the Hillary and Norgay summiting Mount Everest on the 29th May 1953. This was distilled in 1978 and packaged in a silver…  More info

Ardbeg 25 Year Old 1978 Mount Everest (Silver Seal)
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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 002 Jan 10

70cl, 58.3%
Laphroaig

Batch 2 of the excellent cask strength Laphroaig 10. This was bottled in January 2010 and it's incredible; full of classic Laphroaig flavour, cranked up to 11…  More info

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 002 Jan 10

Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old 1976 (Celtic Heartlands)

70cl, 49%
Bunnahabhain

Aged for a whopping 33 years, this is a single cask, cask strength Bunnahabhain from Master Distiller Jim McEwan's Celtic Heartlands range.  More info

Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old 1976 (Celtic Heartlands)

Lagavulin 16 Year old with 2 Glasses

70cl, 43%
Lagavulin

Superbly smoky malt, Lagavulin 16 is a Scotch legend in its own right. This presentation set features a bottle of the 16 year old with two Lagavulin branded Glencairn whisky tasting glasses.  More info

Lagavulin 16 Year old with 2 Glasses
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Laphroaig 21 Year Old 1989 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.9%
Laphroaig

Very exciting to see a Laphroaig of this age, particularly one at natural cask strength! This was distilled in March 1989 and aged for 21 years in a refill sherry hogshead before it was bottled for…  More info

Laphroaig 21 Year Old 1989 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

Bunnahabhain 13 Year Old 1997 Heavily Peated - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.6%
Bunnahabhain

Distilled on the 11th December 1997 and aged in two hogsheads (numbers 5501 and 5550 ) for 13 years before bottling on the 13th December 2010. A release of 588 bottles of cask strength, heavily…  More info

Bunnahabhain 13 Year Old 1997 Heavily Peated - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Bunnahabhain Peated 12 Year Old 1997 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A 12 year old peated Bunnahabhain. This was distilled in 1997 and aged in a few casks before vatting together and bottling as part of Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered range of natural colour, 46% abv…  More info

Bunnahabhain Peated 12 Year Old 1997 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 1999 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

This was distilled at Bunnahabhain in the Winter of 1999. Lots of buttery, woody, fruity flavour. This was aged for 8 years in refill hogshead number 4073. It was bottled under the Provenance range…  More info

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 1999 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Bruichladdich 35 Year Old 1968 - Legacy Series 3

70cl, 40.7%
Bruichladdich

Distilled in 1968 and bottled after 35 years in bourbon casks. This is number 3 in the legacy series, a selection of the rarest and oldest casks at the Bruichladdich distillery, specially selected by…  More info

Bruichladdich 35 Year Old 1968 - Legacy Series 3
$231.82

Laphroaig 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Laphroaig

A peaty, smoky 8 year old whisky, this Laphroaig was bottled for Douglas Laing's Ceramic Premier Barrel range. A release of 371 decanter bottles.  More info

Laphroaig 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 10 Year Old 1997 Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Bowmore

This was distilled in March of 1997, and it was aged in refill hogshead 3538 for 10 years before bottling in May 2008 by Douglas Laing.  More info

Bowmore 10 Year Old 1997 Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 1999 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Caol Ila

Distilled at Caol Ila - an Islay distillery known for its oily, smoky character - on the 22nd November 1999, matured in two casks (hogsheads numbers 3/11067 11068) and bottled by Signatory on the…  More info

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 1999 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Bunnahabhain

A fruity, sweet Islay malt. This was distilled at the Bunnahabhain in September of 1996 and aged for 12 years in a refill hogshead, with an outturn of 355 bottles. This was bottled by Douglas Laing…  More info

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Bowmore 9 Year Old Cigar Malt Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Bowmore

A 9 year old Bowmore from that was bottled by Douglas Laing. This was selected for its flavour qualities that make it the perfect partner for a good cigar.  More info

Bowmore 9 Year Old Cigar Malt Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Port Ellen 27 Year Old 1983 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Port Ellen

A 27 year old Port Ellen bottled under the Old Malt Cask label from Douglas Laing. It won't be around for ever, Port Ellen. And you'll miss it when it's gone so you will.  More info

Port Ellen 27 Year Old 1983 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Laphroaig 8 Year Old 1999 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Laphroaig

Distilled at Laphroaig in the Summer of 1999, this was aged in refill hogshead number 4203 before bottling in Spring 2008. Bottled as part of the Provenance range.  More info

Laphroaig 8 Year Old 1999 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Ardbeg 17 Year Old 1991 Rum Finish - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Ardbeg

A stunning Ardbeg, the likes of which have never been seen before. This was distilled in March 1991, and bottled in October 2008. There are just 316 bottles, at the strength of 50% (for added…  More info

Ardbeg 17 Year Old 1991 Rum Finish - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Laphroaig 10 Year Old 1999 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Laphroaig

A 10 year old Laphroaig, bottled by Murray McDavid. This was distilled at the Laphroaig distillery in 1999, and aged in bourbon casks before it was specially selected by Bruichladdich's Jim McEwan.…  More info

Laphroaig 10 Year Old 1999 (Murray McDavid)

Bowmore 7 Year Old 2002 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

7 year old Bowmore, bottled for Murray McDavid. This was distilled at the Bowmore distillery in 2002, aged in bourbon barrels and then finished in casks from First Growth Bordeaux winery Château…  More info

Bowmore 7 Year Old 2002 (Murray McDavid)

Bunnahabhain 41 Year Old 1968 (Adelphi)

70cl, 41.2%
Bunnahabhain

This was distilled at Bunnahabhain in 1968 and aged for 41 years in European oak butts 12401 and 12403 before bottling by Adelphi in 2008. The result is thick, viscous and very dark whisky...  More info

Bunnahabhain 41 Year Old 1968 (Adelphi)

Bunnahabhain 35 Year Old 1975 (Adelphi)

70cl, 51.8%
Bunnahabhain

Aged for a whopping 35 years, this cast strength Bunnahabhain from Adelphi offers oodles of character. It was bottled in 2010 as part of a release of just 157 bottles.  More info

Bunnahabhain 35 Year Old 1975 (Adelphi)

Bunnahabhain 41 Year Old 1968 - Celtic Heartlands

70cl, 40.7%
Bunnahabhain

A cask strength 41 year old Bunnahabhain from Bruichladdich's Master Distiller Jim McEwan who chose this for his prestigious Celtic Heartlands range.  More info

Bunnahabhain 41 Year Old 1968 - Celtic Heartlands

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 1999 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Caol Ila

A Signatory bottling from Caol Ila. This was distilled on the 22nd November 1999 and matured in two hogsheads (umbers 3/1063 and 1064) for 10 years before bottling on the 26th November 2009. A…  More info

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 1999 (Signatory)

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

A Pedro Ximinez (sic) finished Bruichladdich. This is part of a release of 6,000 bottles of 17 years old whisky.  More info

Bruichladdich 17 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
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Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1984 Cask 5391 (Bladnoch)

70cl, 52%
Caol Ila

Distilled on the 13th November 1984 and aged for 25 years in hogshead number 5391 before bottling on the 11th July 2010 for the Bladnoch forum. A release of 212 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1984 Cask 5391 (Bladnoch)

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