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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 20 Year Old 1996 - North Star Spirits

70cl, 51.9%
Arran

This is a North Star Spirits independent bottling of 20 year old single malt from the Arran distillery on the Isle of Arran. It was distilled back in August 1996 and bottled two decades later in…  More info

Arran 20 Year Old 1996 - North Star Spirits

Ledaig 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Tobermory

Tasty peated whisky from the Tobermory distillery, bottled under the name Ledaig. It was distilled in April 1998 and was allowed to mature in a refill butt cask until June 2016, when Douglas Laing…  More info

Ledaig 18 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

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

70cl, 48.4%
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)
$272.03

Jura 2006 (bottled 2016) (cask 16012) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 59.1%
Isle of Jura

A single cask bottling of Jura single malt, distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2016. This was allowed to age in a refill Sherry butt for its maturation, and was bottled by German indie bottler Malts of…  More info

Jura 2006 (bottled 2016) (cask 16012) - Malts of Scotland

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 900145) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.6%
Tobermory

An indie bottling of peated whisky from the Tobermory distillery, presented under their Ledaig name. This was matured for 10 years in a single first fill Sherry butt, from November 2005 to January…  More info

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 900145) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Jura 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 12288) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Isle of Jura

This is an Old Malt Cask bottling of 24 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery on the eponymous island to the north-east of Islay! It was bottled in February 1992 and bottled by…  More info

Jura 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 12288) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Isle of Jura 1975 (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

70cl, 51.7%
Isle of Jura

Released as part of La Maison du Whisky's 60th Anniversary celebrations, this is a 1975 vintage single malt from the Isle of Jura distillery, which was finished in a Tawny Port pipe. 784 bottles were…  More info

Isle of Jura 1975 (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)
$893.18

Ledaig 7 Year Old 2009 (casks 700310 & 700311) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

7 year old peated Tobermory single malt (known as Ledaig) drawn from a pair of hogshead casks which were filled in April 2009 and emptied in September 2016. It was independently bottled by Signatory…  More info

Ledaig 7 Year Old 2009 (casks 700310 & 700311) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Tobermory 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11235) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tobermory

18 year old Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask from October 1996 to February 2015, when it was bottled with an outturn of just 314 bottles. This comes to us via Hunter…  More info

Tobermory 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11235) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Talisker 5 Year Old (outturn 463 bottles) - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

A peaty treat for nostalgic whisky fans. This 5 year old Talisker single malt Scotch whisky has been bottled by Douglas Laing in handsome bottled styled like the decanters from the days of old - by…  More info

Talisker 5 Year Old (outturn 463 bottles) - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Arran 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2 Glasses

70cl, 46%
Arran

A bottle of Arran's excellent 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky complete with 2 handsome glasses! A gift pack to make anyone smile!  More info

Arran 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2 Glasses
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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)

Highland Park 8 Year Old 2007 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 59.2%
Highland Park

This independent bottling of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky was distilled during September 2007. It aged until March 2012, when Gordon & MacPhail bottled it at cask strength without chill…  More info

Highland Park 8 Year Old 2007 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

Highland Park 12 Year Old Saint Magnus - Second Edition

70cl, 55%
Highland Park

The second release in the Magnus series from Highland Park, this will sell out before we even finish writing this sentence. It was created to celebrate Saint Magnus, who was described in the…  More info

Highland Park 12 Year Old Saint Magnus - Second Edition
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Tobermory 20 Year Old 1994 (Cask 10827) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tobermory

Tip-top 20 year old Tobermory, bottled by the lovely chaps at Hunter Laing for their Old Malt Cask collection. It was distilled in April 1994 and left to rest in a single refill hogshead (#10827) for…  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1994 (Cask 10827) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1973 (cask 11167)

70cl, 50.4%
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 collection - if…  More info

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1973 (cask 11167)

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

70cl, 53.4%
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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Arran 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 373) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Arran

An independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Arran distillery on the Isle of Arran. It was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014 by the Vintage Malt Whisky Co. as part of their…  More info

Arran 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 373) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

Talisker 25 Year Old 2011

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

From Diageo's Special Releases, this 25 year old Talisker was bottled in 2011. These releases are always hotly anticipated and we don't expect it to hang about for long.  More info

Talisker 25 Year Old 2011
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Isle Of Jura 1989 (bottled 2008) - Elements Water

70cl, 49.6%
Isle of Jura

Single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery, released as part of their Elements range. The 'Water' expression was the oldest of the quartet released for the Elements range, being distilled in…  More info

Isle Of Jura 1989 (bottled 2008) - Elements Water

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 900151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.3%
Tobermory

An indie Ledaig here, aged in a first fill Sherry butt for 10 years! This was distilled by Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in November 2005 and bottled in January 2016 by Signatory for their Cask…  More info

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 900151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Isle Of Jura Origin 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

A handsome gift pack from the fantastic Isle of Jura! It contains a bottle of their Origin 10 Year Old single malt, as well as two glasses. Interestingly, the glasses mimic the shape of Jura's…  More info

Isle Of Jura Origin 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
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Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10999) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Arran

From the distillery on the Isle of Arran comes this 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky which has been independently bottled by the chaps at Hunter Laing. It was distilled in September 1996 and…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10999) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11327) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

8 year old Ledaig single malt Scotch whisky from the Tobermory distillery, bottled by Douglas Laing. This was distilled back in February 2008 and matured in a refill hogshead until August 2016, when…  More info

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11327) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Ledaig 42 Year Old Dùsgadh

70cl, 46.7%
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
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