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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.

Talisker Skye

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

Talisker Skye was introduced in early 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. This expression brings with it a more well-rounded and sweet flavour profile packed with…  More info

Talisker Skye
42
$42.96

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
$42.96

Talisker Storm

70cl, 45.80%
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
112
$43.98

Tobermory 10 Year Old

70cl, 46.30%
Tobermory

A gentle, affable 10 year old single malt from the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. Now at the higher strength of 46.3%...  More info

Tobermory 10 Year Old
28
$38.97

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)
$206.17

Tobermory 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10361) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%
Tobermory

From the Isle of Mull comes an 18 year old Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky, as bottled by the folks at Douglas Laing. This single cask release was distilled in February 1996 and left to age in a…  More info

Tobermory 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10361) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$90.81

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)
$88.18

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)
$99.20

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1994 (The Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 57.30%
Tobermory

This single cask Tobermory was initially matured in a refill hogshead before being moved to an Oloroso Sherry cask for a finishing period. It was bottled by Stuart Nickerson's The Malt Whisky Co.  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1994 (The Malt Whisky Co.)
$168.43

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10813) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.50%
Tobermory

Single cask malt whisky distilled at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in July 1995 and bottled by Douglas Laing in July 2015. The outturn was 288 bottles.  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10813) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$88.11

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)
$131.18

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 5) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

One of a pair of Tobermory 20 year olds released in early 2016 by Murray McDavid. This one spent its time in three cask types - a bourbon barrel, a Sherry hogshead and finally a Vosne-Romanée red…  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 5) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$131.18

Tobermory 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 51.20%
Tobermory

This is That Boutique-y Whisky Company's fourth batch of unpeated Tobermory single malt. You can tell it's unpeated because the Alan Partridge character called Pete has a red line through his face as…  More info

Tobermory 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$73.83

Tobermory 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 11891) - The Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tobermory

A 21 year old single cask Tobermory bottled as part of the popular Old Malt Cask range, now part of the Hunter Laing portfolio. Distilled in July 1994 and bottled in September 2015, the outturn of…  More info

Tobermory 21 Year Old 1994 (cask 11891) - The Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$91.37

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
$2591.65

Arran - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.10%
Arran

This is the very first batch of delicious Isle of Arran single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It boasts a malt, almost coconut-like, coastal flavour and comes bearing a wonderful…  More info

Arran - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
1

Arran - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.40%
Arran

This is the second batch of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's small-batch, cask-strength whisky from the Isle of Arran. It's a deliciously coastal, malty, citrusy single malt, typical of the…  More info

Arran - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Arran - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 51.50%
Arran

Batch 3 of Isle of Arran single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, featuring yet another bright and beautiful hand-drawn illustration on the label. This one shows the…  More info

Arran - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Arran - Batch 4 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52%
Arran

The fourth batch of Arran single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company is another delicious island dram from the distillers on the Isle of Arran! The label once again…  More info

Arran - Batch 4 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
10

Arran 10 Year Old (10th Anniversary Edition)

70cl, 46%
Arran

A 10 year old bottling to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Isle of Arran distillery. Bottled in an attractive decanter, this release has been limited to 1,200 bottles.  More info

Arran 10 Year Old (10th Anniversary Edition)

Arran 10 Year Old + Nosing Glasses

70cl, 43%
Arran

A 10 year old single malt from the Isle of Arran distillery, this fine whisky boasts the acclaim of a Silver Medal from the 2003 International Wine and Spirits Competition. This comes with a pair of…  More info

Arran 10 Year Old + Nosing Glasses

Arran 10 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask Advance Sample (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%
Arran

A wee bottle of Arran released by Douglas Laing as an advanced sample of their Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Arran 10 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask Advance Sample (Douglas Laing)
$16.49

Arran 100 Proof

70cl, 57%
Arran

A '100 Proof' cask strength edition from the 1993-founded Isle of Arran distillery and Whisky Magazine's Scottish Distiller of the Year 2007.  More info

Arran 100 Proof
$54.29

Arran 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Arran

A relatively limited release, the distillery is only young and doesn't have large stocks of older whisky! This 12 year old Arran offers a good sherry character. Creamy and rich.  More info

Arran 12 Year Old
1
$38.26

Arran 12 Year Old - Premier Barrel Selection (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Arran

Packaged in a hand-filled ceramic decanter festooned with alliteration, this is a 12 year old single cask Arran from Douglas Laing's handsome Premier Barrel Selection. There are just 180 bottles…  More info

Arran 12 Year Old -  Premier Barrel Selection (Douglas Laing)
$69.64

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