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Island Whisky

A diverse whisky region, the proximity to the sea often proffers slightly salty, sometimes smoky whiskies. Balance is a recurring theme; sweetness and pungency in perfect harmony. A decidedly eclectic assortment of whiskies is to be found on the Islands. It is hard to categorise them, indeed the fact they are a category of their own is most probably for geographic ease rather than for discerning between styles. There is often, however, a marked salinity, particularly in whiskies from Isle of Jura, with their oily nature and gentle peat.

The Isle of Skye is beaten by the elements, the sole distillery, Talisker, uses a peated malt and the smoky, pungent drams it produces are quite similar in style to the punchy whiskies from Islay’s southern coast.

Mull is slightly more unfamiliar, its sole distillery, Tobermory produces soft whisky with menthol freshness and plenty of sweetness. Orkney is a dark, weathered isle, there is often a salty character, but, certainly in Highland Park’s case, there is sublime balance. Arran is a newcomer to the scene, and its sole distillery and namesake is producing whiskies that have recently come of age. There is plenty of barley sweetness, no peat and a good fruity character.

Highland Park 30 Year Old

70cl, 45.7%
Highland Park

After spending 30 years maturing, this Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky has earned the right to be enjoy very slowly, to have every sip savoured. Bottled at a slightly lower abv than previous…  More info

Highland Park 30 Year Old
$633.99

Arran Madeira Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

Finished in a Madeira fortified wine cask, this Isle of Arran single malt is bottled at 50% abv. The initial maturation takes place in traditional oak (refill) casks, before being moved to the…  More info

Arran Madeira Cask Finish
$44.01

Highland Park Einar 1l

100cl, 40%
Highland Park

From Highland Park's travel retail Warrior series comes Einar, a bold, intense dram which have been matured mostly in American oak casks. It's packed with smoky peat, sweet vanilla and subtle…  More info

Highland Park Einar 1l
5
$62.40

Talisker Neist Point

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

Initially launched for travel retail, Talisker Neist Point is named after Skye's most westerly point with the lighthouse depicted on the fold out box. It's a no age statement release that's said to…  More info

Talisker Neist Point
4
$97.99

Highland Park Ragnvald

70cl, 44.6%
Highland Park

One of the more deluxe expressions from Highland Park's Warriors series, the Ragnvald was made using whiskies drawn mostly from European oak casks and a smattering of American oak casks. The name…  More info

Highland Park Ragnvald
1
$456.37

Highland Park 1989 (bottled 2016) - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Highland Park

Single malt from the Highland Park distillery, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their MacPhail's Collection. It was distilled back in 1989 and bottled in 2016 at 43% ABV.  More info

Highland Park 1989 (bottled 2016) - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$129.20

Highland Park Dark Origins

70cl, 46.8%
Highland Park

Highland Park Dark Origins is a new core bottling that celebrates the early days of Magnus Eunson's illicit distilling on Orkney, back before the distillery was even founded in 1798. Magnus worked as…  More info

Highland Park Dark Origins
26
$67.82

Isle of Jura Elixir 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

Elixirs are said to give life to those who need it, if fantasy fiction is to be believed. While we don't think this Isle of Jura 12 Year Old Elixir has any magical properties (in fact, we're sure of…  More info

Isle of Jura Elixir 12 Year Old
10
$48.60

Arran Port Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

Rich and full bodied, Arran seems to suit red wine, and this Port Cask finish is testament to that. Great maturity and at 50% for additional complexity. This expression was released in 2010.  More info

Arran Port Cask Finish
5
$43.51

Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old with Tin

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

The Isle of Jura's Origin 10 Year Old single malt is matured in ex-bourbon casks for a decade before being bottled. This one has been presented with a handsome tin to house the bottle.  More info

Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old with Tin
$34.90

Arran - Sauternes Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

The Arran Malt finished in Sauternes casks. These casks that previously held Bordeaux sweet wine give a honeyed sweetness to the isle of Arran’s only single malt distillery.  More info

Arran - Sauternes Cask Finish
2
$43.51

Arran Machrie Moor Peated - Batch 7

70cl, 46%
Arran

It's the Arran distillery's seventh batch of their Machrie Moor peated single malt Scotch whisky, named after a mystical peat bog on the west coast of Arran. Their seventh batch was released in the…  More info

Arran Machrie Moor Peated - Batch 7
$44.98

Highland Park 40 Year Old

70cl, 48.3%
Highland Park

A very special expression from Highland Park. Few distilleries have the requisite whisky stocks to add a 40 year old to the core of their range. Highland Park made sure this was sure to turn heads…  More info

Highland Park 40 Year Old
10
$2540.19

Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 5

70cl, 52.9%
Arran

The fifth batch of Arran's popular 12 Year Old Cask Strength single malt has arrived. This time the whisky has been bottled at 52.9% ABV - suitably intense and flavoursome. These cask strength…  More info

Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 5
$45.55

Talisker 30 Year Old

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

A 2012 bottling of Talisker's 30 year old, massively satisfying single malt from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. Also, the box is jazzier than previous 30 year old releases! Nice! 3,186 bottles…  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old
1
$355.28

Isle of Jura 21 Year Old

70cl, 44%
Isle of Jura

Previously discontinued in 2009, it's great to see Isle of Jura 21 Year Old backy, and in award-winning form.  More info

Isle of Jura 21 Year Old
$104.94

Highland Park 26 Year Old (cask 10006) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

Single cask Highland Park finished in a fortified Banyuls wine barrique, bottled by Murray McDavid at 46% abv.  More info

Highland Park 26 Year Old (cask 10006) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$165.39

Ledaig 1996 Sherry Cask Finish

70cl, 46.3%
Tobermory

A 1996 vintage Ledaig single malt Scotch whisky from Tobermory, which has been given a finishing period in Oloroso Sherry casks. Interestingly, this expression has been made using some of the first…  More info

Ledaig 1996 Sherry Cask Finish
$100.69

Scapa 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 1191) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 55.9%
Scapa

Back in March 1991 some spirit ran from the still at the Orcadian distillery of Scapa and was filled into a single cask, where it matured until March 2014. That was when it become a Mackillop's…  More info

Scapa 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 1191) - Mackillop's Choice
$181.89

Talisker Storm

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

Talisker Storm is a new no age statement whisky released at the beginning of 2013. It offers up plenty of distillery character alongside some smokier depth and complexity.  More info

Talisker Storm
86
$42.29

Highland Park Sigurd

70cl, 43%
Highland Park

Sigurd is a travel retail release from Highland Park's Warrior Series, and is named after a legendary hero of Norse mythology, who was given fragments of a broken sword by his dying father. The…  More info

Highland Park Sigurd
$148.42

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1834) - Thompson's

70cl, 52.9%
Arran

One of four independent bottlings of Arran single malt Scotch whisky from French bottler, Thompson's, all finished in Sauternes casks from Château la Bouade. This one was from cask 1834, and has been…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1834) - Thompson's
$103.68

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 2264) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.9%
Highland Park

28 year old Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled for the Mackillop's Choice range. This handsome fellow was distilled on the island of Orkney in June 1986 and aged in cask…  More info

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 2264) - Mackillop's Choice
$294.37

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask - Batch 2

70cl, 55.2%
Arran

A second batch of Arran's Bothy, initially matured in first fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels of various vintages before being finished in American oak quarter casks for at least 18 months.…  More info

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask - Batch 2
$56.80

Highland Park 18 Year Old 1997 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 54.6%
Highland Park

A single cask bottling of 18 year old single malt from the legendary Highland Park distillery on Orkney. This was distilled in September 1997 and bottled in April 2016 at cask strength. This was…  More info

Highland Park 18 Year Old 1997 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
$306.53

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