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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.

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 57.50%
Highland Park

Oh yes, we've added a 24 year old Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky to our Single Cask Series. The legendary distillery on Orkney set aside this whisky to mature in a single second-fill bourbon…  More info

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1990 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
$227.68

Talisker Port Ruighe

70cl, 45.80%
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
13
$52.20

Talisker 10 Year Old

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. Always highly rated, this was an Editor's Choice at Whisky Magazine. Lots of spice and fresh, tangy peat.  More info

Talisker 10 Year Old
262
$37.26

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
16
$41.56

Scapa Glansa

70cl, 40%
Scapa

American oak cask matured Scapa single malt Scotch whisky finished in casks that previously held smoky, peated whisky! Scapa describe Glansa as a gentle introduction to the world of peated whisky.  More info

Scapa Glansa
$48.75

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - Third Edition

70cl, 58.50%
Arran

It's the Arran distillery's third edition of their marvellous Machrie Moor Cask Strength, a well-peated piece of Island whisky wonderfulness! This time, it's been bottled at 58.5% ABV, and 9,000…  More info

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - Third Edition
$52.81

Highland Park 18 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Highland Park

A superb 18 year old from the Highland Park distillery and a winner of a Gold Medal at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  More info

Highland Park 18 Year Old
79
$105.84

Ledaig 18 Year Old

70cl, 46.30%
Tobermory

Ahh, Ledaig! A cracking single malt that proves Islay isn't the only place to get your hands on splendidly peaty whisky - the Tobermory distillers on the Isle of Mull also know their way around…  More info

Ledaig 18 Year Old
5
$82.75

Highland Park Hjarta 12 Year Old

70cl, 58.10%
Highland Park

A rare limited release 12 year old Highland Park, created for the Scandinavian market, there are 3,900 bottles of this in the world.  More info

Highland Park Hjarta 12 Year Old
$216.83

Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old - HMS Indefatigable

70cl, 40%
Scapa

The Charity Auction has now ended. This is a very special one-of-a-kind bottle of Scapa Jutland, a 16 year old single cask single malt, which has been named after HMS Indefatigable. The Scapa…  More info

Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old - HMS Indefatigable

Highland Park 12 Year Old St Magnus Festival 2006 Limited Edition

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

Part of a limited release of just 500 bottles from Highland Park. This was bottled for the St Magnus Festival in 2006 - an art festival founded in 1977 by Orkney's Sir Peter Maxwell Davis. The 2006…  More info

Highland Park 12 Year Old St Magnus Festival 2006 Limited Edition
$188.64

Isle of Jura 1974

70cl, 44.50%
Isle of Jura

From Whyte and Mackay's Rare and Prestige range, this was finished in Gonzalez-Byass Matusalem Oloroso sherry.  More info

Isle of Jura 1974
1
$750.46

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 900151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.30%
Tobermory

An indie Ledaig here, aged in a first fill Sherry butt for 10 years! This was distilled by Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in November 2005 and bottled in January 2016 by Signatory for their Cask…  More info

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 900151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Talisker 20 Year Old (2002 Release)

70cl, 62%
Talisker

A sherry matured, cask strength 20 year old from the Isle of Skye Talisker distillery, distilled in 1981.  More info

Talisker 20 Year Old (2002 Release)

Talisker 30 Year Old (2007 Release)

70cl, 51%
Talisker

Part of Talisker's yearly release of 30 year olds, all of which have been fantastic, and really well-received. This is the 2007 release, matured in a mix of refill American and European oak.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2007 Release)

Talisker 175th Anniversary

70cl, 45.80%
Talisker

This was released to commemorate Talisker's 175th Birthday in 2005. This is part of a release of 60,000 bottles, crafted by Diageo's Maureen Robinson. This special anniversary edition contains…  More info

Talisker 175th Anniversary
2

Talisker 30 Year Old (2008 Release)

70cl, 49.50%
Talisker

The 2008 release of Talisker 30 year old. This was matured in a mix of refill European and American oak casks. An outturn of under 3,000 bottles, each is individually numbered.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2008 Release)

Talisker 25 Year Old (2007 Release)

70cl, 58.10%
Talisker

We look forward to this avidly every year, another great annual release of 25 year old Talisker, this cask strength was released in 2007 and offers a touch more sherry than other editions. Part of an…  More info

Talisker 25 Year Old (2007 Release)

Scapa 14 Year Old 1992 (Chivas Brothers)

50cl, 60.60%
Scapa

A cask strength bottling from the Scapa, distilled in 1992 and aged for 14 years.  More info

Scapa 14 Year Old 1992 (Chivas Brothers)

Pinwhinnie Royal Blended Scotch Whisky

70cl, 40%
Arran

Pinwinnie Royale is a blended whisky from Moffat and Towers Ltd. This has been discontinued.  More info

Pinwhinnie Royal Blended Scotch Whisky
1

Ledaig Sherry Finish

70cl, 42%
Tobermory

Peaty releases from the Tobermory distillery are bottled under the name Ledaig (pronounced Led-chig). Ledaig is Gaelic for 'safe haven'. This was finished in sherry casks.  More info

Ledaig Sherry Finish

Isle of Jura 18 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

The 18 year old was release to replace the Isle of Jura 21, and this was matured in Oloroso sherry and American white oak casks.  More info

Isle of Jura 18 Year Old
2

Isle of Jura 1991 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Isle of Jura

A 1991 vintage from the Isle of Jura distillery, aged in refill sherry hogsheads and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Isle of Jura 1991 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Isle of Jura 14 Year Old 1998 (cask 788277) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54%
Isle of Jura

Duncan Taylor bottled this 14 year old Jura at a full 54% abv in October 2012.  More info

Isle of Jura 14 Year Old 1998 (cask 788277) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

Highland Park 1978 - Vintage Collection

70cl, 47.80%
Highland Park

A rare release from the Highland Park Vintage Collection. This 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the island of Orkney was originally launched as a travel retail exclusive.  More info

Highland Park 1978 - Vintage Collection
$412.03

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