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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.

Bunnahabhain 13 Year Old 1997 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

This was distilled at Bunnahabhain in 1997 and aged in bourbon barrels before it was taken to the Bruichladdich distillery, where it was finished in Port Pipes. It was bottled after 13 years in 2010,…  More info

Bunnahabhain 13 Year Old 1997 (Murray McDavid)

Bn1 - Elements of Islay (Bunnahabhain)

50cl, 56.10%
Bunnahabhain

A supremely good little whisky, bottled by Speciality Drinks. Bn1 is the first ever Elements of Islay release from this secret "unnamed" distillery at the north of Islay whose name rhymes with…  More info

Bn1 - Elements of Islay (Bunnahabhain)
$42.93

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 1999 Casks 310801 & 310806 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Caol Ila

This 12 year old Caol Ila was distilled on the 18th November 1999 and it was aged in two hogsheads (casks 310804 and 310806) before bottling by Signatory on the 12th December 2011. A release of 887…  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 1999 Casks 310801 & 310806 (Signatory)

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)
$42.93

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old - Links Series Birkdale

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

The ninth release in the Links series of casks selected by Jim McEwan, the master distiller, the label on this 15 year old features a painting of Birkdale by the renowned golf artist, Graeme W.…  More info

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old - Links Series Birkdale
$42.93

Bruichladdich 1998 Oloroso Sherry Cask

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

A 10 year old bottling from the Bruichladdich distillery, distilled during the few weeks of 1998 that the distillery was open and matured in an Oloroso sherry cask. The label features a Picasso-esque…  More info

Bruichladdich 1998 Oloroso Sherry Cask

Bruichladdich 1998 Manzanilla Sherry Cask Matured

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

Just 6,000 bottle of this single malt were released. This was distilled in 1998 and matured for 10 years in Manzanilla dry sherry casks and the label features a rather dramatic 'Picasso esque' print…  More info

Bruichladdich 1998 Manzanilla Sherry Cask Matured

Bowmore 12 Year Old 1999 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

Distilled at Bowmore on the 4th May 1999, this was aged in three bourbon barrels (numbers 800196 thru' '198) before bottling by Signatory on the 26th January 2012. A release of 998 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 1999 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$43.17

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release

70cl, 46%
Kilchoman

The 2014 release of Kilchoman's Machir Bay single malt Scotch whisky is here! For the third release in the series, Kilchoman have produced a vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso…  More info

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release
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$43.49

Bn4 - Elements of Islay (Bunnahabhain)

50cl, 54.50%
Bunnahabhain

This Bunnahabhain is the fourth release from this distillery from independent bottler Speciality drinks.  More info

Bn4 - Elements of Islay (Bunnahabhain)
$43.60

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 1999 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Caol Ila

This 12 year old Caol Ila was distilled on the 12th November 1999 and it was aged in two hogsheads before bottling by Signatory on the 12th December 2011.  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 1999 (Signatory)

Bruichladdich Organic 2003

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

The first Organic whisky release from Bruichladdich. This is 100% organic certified by the Biodynamic Association. The motto 'Anns an t-sean doigh' is Gaelic for 'In the traditional Way'. Organic…  More info

Bruichladdich Organic 2003
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Bowmore 1998 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

From the Bowmore distillery, smack bang in the middle of Islay. This single cask whisky was bottled for the Coopers Choice range.  More info

Bowmore 1998 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1997 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

This was distilled at Bowmore on the 13th June 1997, and it was aged for 14 years in hogsheads 1906 and 1907 before bottling on the 13th June 2011. A release of 779 numbered bottles from Signatory.  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1997 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
$44.03

Bowmore 1990 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

An independent bottling from Bowmore, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 29th March 1990 and matured in 2 hogsheads (casks 653 and 654) for 19 years before bottling on the 16th November…  More info

Bowmore 1990 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
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Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1982 Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 20cl

20cl, 50%
Port Ellen

A 20cl Advance Sample from Douglas Laing. This was distilled at the Port Ellen distillery in November 1982 and aged for 25 years in sherry butt number 4673. It was bottled in September 2008.  More info

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1982 Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 20cl

Lagavulin 16 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 43%
Lagavulin

An old bottling of Lagavulin's classic 16 year old single malt scotch whisky form Islay. Rich, peaty and awesome!  More info

Lagavulin 16 Year Old (Old Bottling)
$44.10

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 43%
Caol Ila

Caol Ila is Islay's biggest producer in terms of volume. By jingo it's good though. Oh yes.  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (Old Bottling)
$44.10

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 40%
Bunnahabhain

An older bottling of Bunnahabhain's 12 year old single malt Islay whisky. It has the old packaging and tube as well as the lower abv of 40%.  More info

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old (Old Bottling)
$44.10

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old - Links Series Torrey Pine

70cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

The eight release in the Links series of casks selected by master distiller Jim McEwan. This 15 year old has a special label featuring a painting of Torrey Pine by the golf artist Graeme W. Baxter.…  More info

Bruichladdich 15 Year Old - Links Series Torrey Pine
$44.32

Caol Ila 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Caol Ila

This is a sherry-matured Caol Ila from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range. It was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2010.  More info

Caol Ila 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$44.76

Ardbeg 10 Year Old - Tractor Sleeve

70cl, 46%
Ardbeg

A limited edition presentation of the classic Ardbeg 10 Year Old, with a box featuring a tractor pulling a massive bottle of Ardbeg on it! We all fondly remember Ardbeg's TracTOUR, and we just can't…  More info

Ardbeg 10 Year Old - Tractor Sleeve
$44.92

Bowmore 13 Year Old 1999 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay and this bottle has been filled without chill filtration for Signatory's Un-Chill Filtered range.  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 1999 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)
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$45.14

Caol Ila 14 Year Old 1994 Tokaji Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 45%
Caol Ila

A Tokaji finished Caol Ila, this was distilled on the 30th September 1994 and matured in three casks before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail in July of 2009. Part of a release of just 492 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 14 Year Old 1994 Tokaji Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

Bunnahabhain 1991 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Bunnahabhain

A markedly rich bottling from Gordon and MacPhail, this Bunnahabhain single malt was distilled in 1991 and offers some lovely feinty notes with hints of coffee and honey.  More info

Bunnahabhain 1991 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
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