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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.

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)
$89.97

Talisker Port Ruighe - Classic Malts & Food Gift Set with 2x Glasses

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

Port Ruighe (pronounced Portree, as in the largest town on the Isle of Skye), is finished in Port casks after initial maturation in American and European Oak refill casks as well as casks that have…  More info

Talisker Port Ruighe - Classic Malts & Food Gift Set with 2x Glasses
$55.45

Arran Lochranza Reserve

70cl, 43%
Arran

A citrus-y, light and elegant no-age-statement single malt Scotch whisky from the distillery on the Isle of Arran. The Lochranza Reserve replaced the Arran Original in mid-2014. The name comes from…  More info

Arran Lochranza Reserve
5
$38.19

Highland Park Harald (Warriors Series)

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

Released for the European travel retail market, Harald is the third of six no age statement expressions (that go up in price from one to six) in the Warrior series from Highland Park. Harald Fairhair…  More info

Highland Park Harald (Warriors Series)
$76.36

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's

70cl, 53.70%
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
$106.82

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
$17.33

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
$66.79

Isle Of Jura 1989 (bottled 2008) - Elements Water

70cl, 49.60%
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
$187.56

Talisker 25 Year Old

70cl, 45.80%
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
$251.31

Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

A core bottling from the Isle of Jura's only distillery. This 10 year old has exhibits the distillery's classic oily, briny characteristics.  More info

Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old
73
$30.89

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
$58.52

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

70cl, 43%
Highland Park

An 8 year old Highland Park, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for the MacPhail's collection. It matured in Sherry butts and bourbon barrels. Orkney whisky ahoy!  More info

Highland Park 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
4
$35.65

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
$67.70

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1834) - Thompson's

70cl, 52.90%
Arran

One of four independent bottlings of Arran single malt Scotch whisky from French bottler, Thompson's, all finished in Sauternes casks from Château la Bouade. This one was from cask 1834, and has been…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1834) - Thompson's
$106.82

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)
$98.29

Arran Port Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

Rich and full bodied, Arran seems to suit red wine, and this Port Cask finish is testament to that. Great maturity and at 50% for additional complexity. This expression was released in 2010.  More info

Arran Port Cask Finish
7
$44.83

Jura 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11088) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

An single cask single malt from the distillery on the island of Jura! This is an 8 year old whisky matured in a refill barrel from March 2008 to March 2016, when it was then independently bottled by…  More info

Jura 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11088) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$37.03

Isle of Jura Prophecy

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

A very peated edition from Isle of Jura, Prophecy is made from a selection of old and rare Jura whiskies. Very interesting indeed.  More info

Isle of Jura Prophecy
25
$57.42

Highland Park 25 Year Old 45.7%

70cl, 45.70%
Highland Park

Ever tried a perfect whisky? Well this could be your chance! This bottling of 25 year old Highland Park single malt is made with whisky taken from ex-sherry and bourbon casks and bottled at 45.7%…  More info

Highland Park 25 Year Old 45.7%
8
$368.08

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.)
$65.05

Talisker Friends of the Classic Malts

70cl, 48%
Talisker

A Diageo Friends of the Classic Malts bottling of 12 year old Talisker single malt, which has been triple matured - it was initially aged in refill casks, and then was moved over to charred American…  More info

Talisker Friends of the Classic Malts
$97.11

Highland Park Thorfinn (Warriors Series)

70cl, 45.10%
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)
$1087.18

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
40
$65.51

Highland Park 40 Year Old

70cl, 48.30%
Highland Park

A very special expression from Highland Park. Few distilleries have the requisite whisky stocks to add a 40 year old to the core of their range. Highland Park made sure this was sure to turn heads…  More info

Highland Park 40 Year Old
15
$2617.10

Arran Machrie Moor Peated - Sixth Edition

70cl, 46%
Arran

The sixth batch of Arran's peated single malt, with a redesigned paper label. Peated to a level of 20PPM, Machrie Moor is named after the peat bog on the western part of the Isle of Arran.  More info

Arran Machrie Moor Peated - Sixth Edition
1
$58.31

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