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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.

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III - The Fiendish Finale

70cl, 53.40%
Arran

The Devil is back, and this time, it's fiendish. That's right, it's time for the thrilling conclusion to The Devil's Punch Bowl series from Arran. Following in the smouldering steps of Chapter I -…  More info

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III - The Fiendish Finale
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$219.85

Ledaig 42 Year Old Dùsgadh

70cl, 46.70%
Tobermory

The long anticipated 42 Year Old Dùsgadh is a 1972 vintage, from the year the distillery was reopened following a gap that stretched to the 1930s. Some of the first spirit to run from the new stills,…  More info

Ledaig 42 Year Old Dùsgadh
$3292.03

Highland Park Leif Eriksson

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

A incredibly good whisky which was launched in March 2010 for the travel retail market, Highland Park Leif Eriksson was released to celebrate the first European to reach America over a thousand years…  More info

Highland Park Leif Eriksson
3
$81.36

Tobermory 15 Year Old 1994 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

A bourbon cask aged Tobermory, this was distilled on the Isle of Mull in 1994 and aged for 15 years before bottling at Bruichladdich in 2009 for Murray McDavid. A release of 1,100 bottles.  More info

Tobermory 15 Year Old 1994 (Murray McDavid)
$205.56

Lochranza Founders' Reserve - 1990s

70cl, 40%
Arran

A collectible piece for Arran aficionados - the Lochranza Founder's Reserve was bottled for the wonderful bunch of folks who invested in the distillery back when it was first built in the 1990s. For…  More info

Lochranza Founders' Reserve - 1990s
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$177.33

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1973 (cask 11167)

70cl, 50.40%
Highland Park

One of two single Sherry butts filled, and then 28 years on bottled, at the same time as one another. A rare release of Highland Park from 2001! This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1973 (cask 11167)
$824.60

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1932) - Thompson's

70cl, 46.30%
Arran

One of four Chateau Labouade Sauternes cask finished Arrans from Simon Thompson (whose father was an MD of Hine). The outturn of this cask was only 248 numbered bottles.  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1932) - Thompson's
$107.50

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1933) - Thompson's

70cl, 46.90%
Arran

French indie bottler Thompson's has bottled four Arran single malts which have been finished in Sauternes casks. This one, from cask #1933, was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014, was bottled with…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1933) - Thompson's
$107.50

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 4) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

Initially filled into a bourbon cask, this whisky was re-racked along the way in a French wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation period. The outturn was 357 bottles at 46% abv.  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 4) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$130.78

Highland Park 8 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 40.80%
Highland Park

An independently bottled Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, matured in bourbon casks for 8 years. 671 bottles were produced, bottled by Murray McDavid.  More info

Highland Park 8 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)
$75.82

Talisker 17 Year Old Manager's Dram

70cl, 55.20%
Talisker

A rare Talisker single malt whisky bottled in 2011 for Diageo staff at natural cask strength. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of this…  More info

Talisker 17 Year Old Manager's Dram
$491.14

Tobermory 42 Year Old

70cl, 47.70%
Tobermory

An 42 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Tobermory! An extraordinarily well-aged whisky from the distillery on the Isle of Mull, which even contains some of the first spirit produced when the…  More info

Tobermory 42 Year Old
$2583.92

Talisker 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11178) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

A tasty Talisker, aged in a single cask for 8 years and independently bottled by Douglas Laing for their Provenance range. This was distilled back in April and bottled in May 2016 at 46% ABV.  More info

Talisker 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11178) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$61.53

Jura Prophecy with Tin

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

Isle of Jura's Prophecy is made with a high proportion of rare peated single malt from the distillery. This edition comes with a presentation tin.  More info

Jura Prophecy with Tin
$60.42

Talisker 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 12657) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Talisker

An independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye, aged in a single refill hogshead for 8 years. This was distilled in April 2008 and bottled in…  More info

Talisker 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 12657) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$73.02

Highland Park Ice Edition 17 Year Old

70cl, 53.90%
Highland Park

Following on from The Valhalla Collection, this new limited edition Highland Park will also come with a cradle, which will be shaped like a mountain as opposed to a longship. Matured mostly in…  More info

Highland Park Ice Edition 17 Year Old
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$208.91

Darkness! Highland Park 24 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

50cl, 56.60%
Highland Park

A 24 year old Highland Park finished for over three months in a tiny, specially rebuilt, fresh, first-fill 50 litre Pedro Ximénez Sherry cask! The small size of the cask creates greater interaction…  More info

Darkness! Highland Park 24 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish
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$196.76

Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

The 2010 released Amarone finish from Arran. This has a similar style to the brilliant Sassicaia finish. Amarone is dry Italian red made using partially dried Corvina grapes, Rondinella grapes and…  More info

Arran The Amarone Cask Finish
6
$55.14

Talisker 18 Year Old

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

A must have for any Talisker fan. The 18 year old was hugely well received by just about everyone, it took the title Best Whisky in the World at the 2007 World Whiskies Awards too.  More info

Talisker 18 Year Old
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$79.34

Arran 18 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Arran

Following on from the previous limited edition 18 year old, Arran 18 year old has now become part of the core range! It's bottled without chill-filtration or artificial colouring.  More info

Arran 18 Year Old
$83.51

Ledaig 17 Year Old 1998 (cask 35) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 56.50%
Tobermory

17 year old peated single malt from the Tobermory distillery, released under their Ledaig name! This Sherry-butt matured Island whisky was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015 for The Cooper's…  More info

Ledaig 17 Year Old 1998 (cask 35) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$101.76

Arran Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cask Finish (outturn: 315 bottles)

70cl, 56.90%
Arran

Bottled on 22nd November 2005, this Arran single malt was finished in a single cask that previously held Villa Gemma Montepulciano d'Abruzzo red wine from The House of Masciarelli.  More info

Arran Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cask Finish (outturn: 315 bottles)
$98.09

Arran Founder's Reserve

70cl, 43%
Arran

A very special whisky, bottled for the shareholders of the Isle of Arran distillery. The Founder's Reserve is light and gentle, and has notes of sweet, fresh apple.  More info

Arran Founder's Reserve
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Highland Park 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 1272) - The Pearls Of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 45.20%
Highland Park

A smartly presented independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the adored Highland Park distillery on the Isle of Orkney. This was aged in cask #1272 for 24 years, from May 1992 to June…  More info

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 1272) - The Pearls Of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)
$359.85

Highland Park 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 10897) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.60%
Highland Park

Delicious single cask Highland Park matured for 21 years in a refill hogshead, the outturn of which was 228 bottles. Distilled in September 1994 and bottled in September 2015 at 52.6%.  More info

Highland Park 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 10897) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$169.80

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