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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 (cask 96/1335) - White Stag Second Release

70cl, 49.5%
Arran

A single cask bottling of 20 year old Arran single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a Sherry butt from September 1996 to October 2016. Following that maturation, this was bottled at 49.5% ABV and released…  More info

Arran 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 96/1335) - White Stag Second Release
$831.93

Tobermory 42 Year Old

70cl, 47.7%
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
$2,443.92

Highland Park 15 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

A 15 year old Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a combination of bourbon and Viognier wine casks. This is a release of 2,475 bottles, bottled by Murray McDavid.  More info

Highland Park 15 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)
$176.74

Lochranza Founders' Reserve - 90s

70cl, 40%
Arran

An incredibly rare and very collectible whisky bottled for those who invested in the Arran distillery when it was first built. Lochranza is a blend made with a large proportion of malt from the…  More info

Lochranza Founders' Reserve - 90s
$162.23

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)
$74.32

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

70cl, 46.9%
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
$101.67

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
2
$167.73

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

70cl, 46.3%
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
$108.97

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)
$123.70

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

70cl, 45.2%
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)
1
$340.36

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
93
$41.59

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)
$88.64

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)
$1,299.90

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
$101.67

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
$64.20

Talisker 7 Year Old 2009 (cask 11521) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

A tempting Talisker, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for their Provenance selection. This one was distilled on the Isle of Skye in November 2009 and set aside to age in a refill hoggie for 7…  More info

Talisker 7 Year Old 2009 (cask 11521) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$58.48

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%)
$2,555.51

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
$43.99

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
$71.50

Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 5

70cl, 52.9%
Arran

The fifth batch of Arran's popular 12 Year Old Cask Strength single malt has arrived. This time the whisky has been bottled at 52.9% ABV - suitably intense and flavoursome. These cask strength…  More info

Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 5
$44.66

Highland Park 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail) 35cl

35cl, 43%
Highland Park

A 35cl bottling of Gordon & MacPhail's 8 year old Highland Park from their MacPhail's Collection matured in Sherry butts and bourbon barrels.  More info

Highland Park 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail) 35cl
$21.48

Talisker 25 Year Old

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

This right here is a 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Talisker distillery, released in 2013 in a batch of 5772 bottles. Spectacular stuff from the beautiful island of Skye.  More info

Talisker 25 Year Old
$275.04

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)
$60.01

Talisker Skye Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 45.8%
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
$45.16

Jura 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 11067) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.2%
Isle of Jura

An Xtra Old Particular bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery, nestled comfortably on the eponymous island. It was distilled in February 1991 and aged in a refill hogshead for…  More info

Jura 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 11067) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$147.76

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