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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.

Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own)

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

This 16 year old from the Isle of Jura was a bronze medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition.  More info

Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own)
30
$44.40

Jura Tastival 2016

70cl, 51%
Isle of Jura

The 2016 special bottling for the Jura Tastival, which is held on the island each year during the same week as Fèis Ìle (the Islay festival of music and malt). This year's release was finished in…  More info

Jura Tastival 2016
1
$88.46

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
$42.73

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)
$300.99

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
$348.86

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
$42.73

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
$43.21

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
$34.27

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
$194.73

Arran 7 Year Old Non-Chillfiltered

70cl, 46%
Arran

The 46% Arran Non-Chillfiltered, bottled as a 7 years old, no longer part of Arran's core range.  More info

Arran 7 Year Old Non-Chillfiltered
$35.35

Talisker 6 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the Isle of Skye-based distillery, Talisker! This was aged in a single refill hogshead cask from 2010 to 2016, before being bottled at 6 years old…  More info

Talisker 6 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$53.93

Highland Park 40 Year Old (47.5%)

70cl, 47.5%
Highland Park

The highly-regarded Highland Park on Orkney is one of the few distilleries that are able to have a 40 year old expression in their core range - quite a thing to boast about, we're sure you'll agree!…  More info

Highland Park 40 Year Old (47.5%)
$2,494.28

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky

70cl, 40%
Arran

From the Arran distillery, this was blended in honour of Scotland's favourite poet - Robert Burns and this is officially endorsed by the World Burns Federation no less.  More info

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky
7
$18.47

Ledaig 1999 (bottled 2015) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

An independently bottled Ledaig single malt, distilled in 1999 and set aside to age until 2015, when Gordon & MacPhail bottled it as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range. Lovely, peaty Island…  More info

Ledaig 1999 (bottled 2015) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$56.06

Ledaig 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

Peated single malt from the Tobermory distillery, released under their Ledaig name. It was distilled in 1998 and matured in refill Sherry hogsheads until 2014, when it became a member of the…  More info

Ledaig 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1
$63.66

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's

70cl, 53.7%
Arran

A Chateau Labouade Sauternes cask finished Arran single malt. 668 individually numbered bottles were produced at natural cask strength without chill filtration. This is one of four rare 1996 'en…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's
$101.81

Ledaig 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 643024) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 52.9%
Tobermory

An indie Ledaig single malt, aged in a single hogshead for 19 years. It was distilled by Tobermory in October 1997 (using peated malt) and bottled in January 2017 by Càrn Mòr for their Celebration of…  More info

Ledaig 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 643024) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$99.00

Talisker Gift Pack (3 x 20cl)

60cl, 49.5%
Talisker

An excellent gift pack of single malts from the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye. This set features 3 20cl bottles, including a Talisker 10 Year Old (45.8% ABV), a Distillers Edition (45.8%…  More info

Talisker Gift Pack (3 x 20cl)
$52.02

Arran 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 2004/012) - Private Cask

70cl, 46%
Arran

A Private Cask bottling of 10 year old single malt from the Arran distillery, matured in a single Sherry hogshead from September 2004 to January 2015. 408 bottles were produced.  More info

Arran 10 Year Old 2004 (cask 2004/012) - Private Cask
$78.70

Isle of Jura Prophecy

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

A very peated edition from Isle of Jura, Prophecy is made from a selection of old and rare Jura whiskies. Very interesting indeed.  More info

Isle of Jura Prophecy
21
$51.04

Highland Park Thorfinn (Warriors Series)

70cl, 45.1%
Highland Park

Highland Park's Thorfinn sits at the higher end of their esteemed travel retail Warriors Series. Thorfinn was sometimes known as Thorfinn The Mighty, so it comes as no surprise that he was one of the…  More info

Highland Park Thorfinn (Warriors Series)
$1,301.65

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2007 (The Whisky Agency / La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 53%
Tobermory

Peated single malt Scotch whisky from the Tobermory distillery, released under their Ledaig name. This was distilled in 2007 and aged in a single hogshead until it was bottled in 2016 by The Whisky…  More info

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2007 (The Whisky Agency / La Maison du Whisky)
$83.14

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2008 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

An independently bottled peated Tobermory single malt, released under their Ledaig name. This was distilled in 2008 and left to mature in a refill Sherry butt for 8 years, until it was bottled in…  More info

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2008 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$39.23

Isle of Jura 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

This was distilled at the Isle of Jura distillery in 1997 before a maturation in refill sherry hogsheads. This is a light, buttery whisky from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range. This…  More info

Isle of Jura 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1
$71.59

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
91
$41.53

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