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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 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
$58.93

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 2264) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.9%
Highland Park

28 year old Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled for the Mackillop's Choice range. This handsome fellow was distilled on the island of Orkney in June 1986 and aged in cask…  More info

Highland Park 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 2264) - Mackillop's Choice
$288.27

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
59
$28.97

Arran 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 1607) - The Single Cask

70cl, 45.8%
Arran

Arran single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in October 1996 and independently bottled in June 2016 at 19 years old. It was independently bottled by The Single Cask at 45.8% ABV. 102 bottles were…  More info

Arran 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 1607) - The Single Cask
$81.05

Talisker Dark Storm 1l

100cl, 45.8%
Talisker

Originally released for the Travel Retail market, Talisker's Dark Storm is matured in heavily charred oak casks, imparting yet more smoke and spice to the already intensely smoky whisky. A fantastic…  More info

Talisker Dark Storm 1l
29
$65.55

Highland Park 26 Year Old (cask 10006) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

Single cask Highland Park finished in a fortified Banyuls wine barrique, bottled by Murray McDavid at 46% abv.  More info

Highland Park 26 Year Old (cask 10006) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$161.96

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
$42.61

Highland Park 12 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

This is a handsome gift pack from Highland Park containing their top natch 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky and two branded glasses. A well known expression, the Highland Park 12 Year Old is…  More info

Highland Park 12 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$38.25

Talisker Skye

70cl, 45.8%
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
45
$40.45

Arran Machrie Moor Peated - Batch 6

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 - Batch 6
1
$55.42

Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 6

70cl, 52.4%
Arran

The 6th batch of cask strength 12 year old single malt from the Arran distillery, bottled in May 2016 with an outturn of 13,800 bottles. Top stuff, showing off all the yummy bits of Arran's excellent…  More info

Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength - Batch 6
$49.04

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
$69.53

Talisker Neist Point

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

Initially launched for travel retail, Talisker Neist Point is named after Skye's most westerly point with the lighthouse depicted on the fold out box. It's a no age statement release that's said to…  More info

Talisker Neist Point
5
$95.96

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
$66.41

Highland Park 15 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

15 year old single malt from Orkney's Highland Park Distillery, which was re-released in 2016. Dig in to waves of coastal smoke and Sherried peels, with a good core of barley to follow it up.  More info

Highland Park 15 Year Old
2
$72.64

Highland Park Svein

100cl, 40%
Highland Park

Svein comes from Highland Park's Warrior series, which was released for the travel retail market. It's named after a legendary Viking leader known for his fiery temper but also for his boundless…  More info

Highland Park Svein
3
$50.83

Highland Park 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

The entry level bottling from Scotland's most northerly distillery, Highland Park, aged for 12 years with plenty of citrus and green notes.  More info

Highland Park 12 Year Old
138
$28.56

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)
$171.31

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

50cl, 51.2%
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)
1
$69.53

Scapa Skiren

70cl, 40%
Scapa

A 2015 addition to the Scapa range, the Skiren is a handsomely honey'd single malt Scotch whisky which has been distilled in the Scotch whisky industry's only remaining working Lomond Still! It was…  More info

Scapa Skiren
15
$39.80

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
$47.59

Arran 18 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Arran

Following on from the previous limited edition 18 year old, Arran 18 year old has now become part of the core range! It's bottled without chill-filtration or artificial colouring.  More info

Arran 18 Year Old
1
$78.87

Talisker Port Ruighe

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

You can spend years waiting for a new release in Talisker's core range then two come along at once! Hot on the heels of Talisker Storm in early 2013 comes Talisker's Port Ruighe, pronounced 'Port…  More info

Talisker Port Ruighe
11
$49.99

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
$42.57

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
$52.24

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