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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 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 8094) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 51.80%
Highland Park

From the famous Orkney distillery, Highland Park, comes this single malt Scotch whisky which was distilled in December 1991 and bottled in July 2013 for the Mackillop's Choice range, with just 262…  More info

Highland Park 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 8094) - Mackillop's Choice
$176.02

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
$3300.14

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)
$206.06

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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$177.77

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)
$826.63

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
$107.76

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
$107.76

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)
$131.11

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)
$76.00

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
$561.74

Highland Park 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 3257) (Rest & Be Thankful)

70cl, 48.40%
Highland Park

Independently bottled Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single bourbon cask from 1989 to 2016. Following its maturation, this incredible Island whisky was bottled as part of the Rest…  More info

Highland Park 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 3257) (Rest & Be Thankful)
$262.01

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

70cl, 54.60%
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)
$306.48

Jura 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 2285) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 55.30%
Isle of Jura

A 15 year old Jura single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single bourbon barrel! This was distilled on the enigmatic Isle of Jura in September 2000 and bottled 15 years later in May 2016 by the…  More info

Jura 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 2285) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$93.45

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
$2755.62

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask - Batch 2

70cl, 55.20%
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
$59.03

Talisker 2005 (bottled 2015) - Classic Malts & Food Gift Set with 2x Glasses

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

A Classic Malts & Food gift pack containing a bottle of 2005 vintage Talisker Distillers Edition, which was finished in Amoroso Sherry casks before being bottled in 2015, along with a recipe book for…  More info

Talisker 2005 (bottled 2015) - Classic Malts & Food Gift Set with 2x Glasses
$68.29

Talisker Skye Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

A nifty gift set containing a bottle of Talisker Skye (the distillery's sweeter, more approachable expression) and 2 branded glasses.  More info

Talisker Skye Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$42.93

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
$60.57

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.)
$102.01

Arran Grand Cru Champagne Cask Finish

70cl, 58.90%
Arran

A limited edition Arran finished in a Champagne cask! Not just any old Champagne cask either, a cask that previously held Grand Cru Champagne from Henri Giraud in Aÿ. This edition was bottled on 18th…  More info

Arran Grand Cru Champagne Cask Finish
$92.44

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter II - Angels and Devils

70cl, 53.10%
Arran

You ever dram with the devil in the pale moonlight? Well, here's your second of three chances in this unholy trinity of releases. Chapter II was created from 27 casks by Master Distiller James…  More info

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter II - Angels and Devils
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$247.95

Highland Park 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 800199) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 55%
Highland Park

Part of the fifth release of Maison du Whisky's Artist collection bottled with Signatory. This is a rich 15 year old single cask Highland Park.  More info

Highland Park 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 800199) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)
$187.32

Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter I

70cl, 52.30%
Arran

The sought-after first chapter of three devilish, lightly peated Arran single malts. Released in 2012, it was drawn from 3x 1996 vintage Sherry butts, 6x 1996 bourbon barrels, 2x 1997 Sherry butts,…  More info

Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter I
$263.44

Talisker Dark Storm 1l

100cl, 45.80%
Talisker

Originally released for the Travel Retail market, Talisker's Dark Storm is matured in heavily charred oak casks, imparting yet more smoke and spice to the already intensely smoky whisky. A fantastic…  More info

Talisker Dark Storm 1l
21
$68.40

Talisker 57° North

70cl, 57%
Talisker

A cask strength bottling from the Talisker distillery, bearing no age statement. This was named for the Isle of Skye sits on the line of latitude 57 Degrees North.  More info

Talisker 57° North
39
$66.08

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