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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 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
5
$44.63

Talisker Gift Pack (3 x 20cl)

60cl, 49.5%
Talisker

An excellent gift pack of single malts from the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye. This set features 3 20cl bottles, including a Talisker 10 Year Old (45.8% ABV), a Distillers Edition (45.8%…  More info

Talisker Gift Pack (3 x 20cl)
$52.69

Highland Park Dark Origins

70cl, 46.8%
Highland Park

Highland Park Dark Origins is a new core bottling that celebrates the early days of Magnus Eunson's illicit distilling on Orkney, back before the distillery was even founded in 1798. Magnus worked as…  More info

Highland Park Dark Origins
30
$67.13

Isle of Jura 21 Year Old

70cl, 44%
Isle of Jura

Previously discontinued in 2009, it's great to see Isle of Jura 21 Year Old back, and in award-winning form.  More info

Isle of Jura 21 Year Old
$103.13

Talisker 2006 (bottled 2016) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

A Distillers Edition bottling of single malt from the Talisker distillery on the rugged Isle of Skye. This was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2016 after a finishing period in Amoroso casks, then…  More info

Talisker 2006 (bottled 2016) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
$73.55

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

70cl, 54.6%
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)
$301.22

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 13190) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tobermory

Unpeated single malt from the Isle of Mull-based Tobermory distillery, aged in a refill hogshead for 20 years. It was distilled in July 1996 and set aside to mature until January 2017, when Hunter…  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 13190) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$85.14

Tobermory 8 Year Old 2008 (bottled 2017) - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

An indie bottling of Tobermory, aged for 8 years in a single Sherry hogshead. 416 bottles were produced for Càrn Mòr's Strictly Limited range.  More info

Tobermory 8 Year Old 2008 (bottled 2017) - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$40.61

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask - Batch 2

70cl, 55.2%
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
$58.92

Talisker 2005 (bottled 2015) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

The Distillers Edition bottlings of Talisker single malt are allowed a finishing period in casks which have previously held wonderfully sweet Amoroso Sherry. This is the 2005 vintage, which has was…  More info

Talisker 2005 (bottled 2015) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
3
$57.89

Scapa 2005 (bottled 2017) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 43%
Scapa

An indie bottling of Scapa single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2017 by Gordon & MacPhail for their Distillery Labels series. As such, this bottling boasts and handsome…  More info

Scapa 2005 (bottled 2017) - Gordon & MacPhail
$39.73

Jura Tastival 2016

70cl, 51%
Isle of Jura

The 2016 special bottling for the Jura Tastival, which is held on the island each year during the same week as Fèis Ìle (the Islay festival of music and malt). This year's release was finished in…  More info

Jura Tastival 2016
1
$96.08

Highland Park 1994 (bottled 2015) (cask 33) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

An indie bottling of Highland Park single malt, you say? Yes please! This is a Montgomerie's bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the distillery on Orkney, matured in a single cask (#33, if you…  More info

Highland Park 1994 (bottled 2015) (cask 33) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
2
$153.93

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
60
$28.23

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 96528) (Rest & Be Thankful)

70cl, 55.3%
Arran

Independently bottled single malt from the Arran distillery, presented by the Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company. This handsomely presented Island whisky was distilled in June 1996 and set aside to…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 96528) (Rest & Be Thankful)
$93.56

Tobermory Heavily Peated 19 Year Old 1997 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 59.5%
Tobermory

We've bottled another deliciously smoky heavily peated single malt from the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery! This was distilled on the 17th September 1997 and left to age in a Sherry butt until…  More info

Tobermory Heavily Peated 19 Year Old 1997 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$142.72

Highland Park 25 Year Old 45.7%

70cl, 45.7%
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%
7
$351.21

Arran 14 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Arran

The 2010 release from Arran, the 14 year old replaces the previous benchmark, the 12. This was finished in fresh bourbon and sherry hogsheads 2 years before it was bottled. The result is a sweet,…  More info

Arran 14 Year Old
19
$41.50

Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old with Tin

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

The Isle of Jura's Origin 10 Year Old single malt is matured in ex-bourbon casks for a decade before being bottled. This one has been presented with a handsome tin to house the bottle.  More info

Isle of Jura Origin 10 Year Old with Tin
$34.29

Isle of Jura Elixir 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

Elixirs are said to give life to those who need it, if fantasy fiction is to be believed. While we don't think this Isle of Jura 12 Year Old Elixir has any magical properties (in fact, we're sure of…  More info

Isle of Jura Elixir 12 Year Old
10
$48.29

Talisker 30 Year Old

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

A 2012 bottling of Talisker's 30 year old, massively satisfying single malt from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. Also, the box is jazzier than previous 30 year old releases! Nice! 3,186 bottles…  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old
2
$349.13

Highland Park 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 11494) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53%
Highland Park

Single cask Highland Park single malt - very exciting indeed! This one was distilled on Orkney in September 1996 and matured in one refill hogshead for 20 years until November 2016. Douglas Laing…  More info

Highland Park 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 11494) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$171.61

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)
2
$78.48

Arran - Sauternes Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

The Arran Malt finished in Sauternes casks. These casks that previously held Bordeaux sweet wine give a honeyed sweetness to the isle of Arran’s only single malt distillery.  More info

Arran - Sauternes Cask Finish
2
$45.26

Highland Park 1989 (bottled 2016) - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Highland Park

Single malt from the Highland Park distillery, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their MacPhail's Collection. It was distilled back in 1989 and bottled in 2016 at 43% ABV.  More info

Highland Park 1989 (bottled 2016) - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$128.96

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