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

70cl, 45.8%
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
$53.83

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - Second Edition

70cl, 58.2%
Arran

The second edition of Arran's Machrie Moor Cask Strength has landed! Peated to 20PPM, this has been bottled at a generous 58.2% ABV, resulting in a full-bodied flavour profile of classic Arran…  More info

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - Second Edition
2
$53.92

Tobermory 14 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tobermory

A release of 677 bottles of Tobermory matured in sherry butt number 5993. This was distilled in February 1996 and bottled in March of 2010 by Douglas Laing.  More info

Tobermory 14 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Arran 12 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Arran

Billed as "an aromatically attractive Arran malt bottling" - and there was us thinking that learning about alliteration at school would never be useful in life. This is part of a Douglas Laing's…  More info

Arran 12 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Arran Jamaican Rum Finish

70cl, 58.6%
Arran

An Isle of Arran cask strength release of just 260 bottles, matured in casks which previously held Jamaican rum which has imparted a thick, spicy richness to this single malt.  More info

Arran Jamaican Rum Finish
$54.58

Talisker 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 10699) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

An independent bottling of Talisker single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Provenance range by Douglas Laing. It was distilled in winter 2008, matured in a refill hogshead and bottled in…  More info

Talisker 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 10699) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Highland Park 19 Year Old 1990 Cask 15696 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 56.5%
Highland Park

A 19 year old single cask Highland Park. This was distilled on the 13th December 1990, and aged in sherry butt number 15696 before bottling at cask strength on the 24th November 2010. A release of…  More info

Highland Park 19 Year Old 1990 Cask 15696 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Scapa 15 Year Old 1993 - Cask Strength Edition (Chivas Brothers)

50cl, 57.1%
Scapa

A cask strength, straight from the cask bottling of Scapa. This was distilled in 1993 and bottled by Chivas Brothers in 2009.  More info

Scapa 15 Year Old 1993 - Cask Strength Edition (Chivas Brothers)
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Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 10987) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%
Tobermory

Ah, Ledaig. A peated malt from Tobermory that struts its peaty stuff with a confidence usually reserved for Islay malts. This bottling from Douglas Laing was matured in a single refill hogshead that…  More info

Ledaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 10987) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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Highland Park 10 Year Old Ambassador's Choice

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

The Ambassador's Choice from Highland Park is a 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured using a proportion of American oak casks, bestowing rich vanilla upon the island whisky.…  More info

Highland Park 10 Year Old Ambassador's Choice
$55.78

Arran Bourbon Cask Finish (2010)

70cl, 57.1%
Arran

A cask strength release, from a single bourbon cask created and matured at the Arran distillery on the shores of Lochranza.  More info

Arran Bourbon Cask Finish (2010)
$55.81

Talisker "Young & Feisty" (casks 10227+10229) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

Celebrate Spring with this bottling of Talisker single malt from the Isle of Skye, which has been described by Douglas Laing as being "Young & Feisty", perhaps one of our favourite ways to personify…  More info

Talisker

Arran The Eagle

70cl, 46%
Arran

Isle of Arran Distillers announced this back in February and now, the eagle has landed. This is a special edition bottling limited to just 6,000 worldwide, and it's well worth a taste. The single…  More info

Arran The Eagle
1
$57.23

Highland Park 23 Year Old 1987 (Signatory)

70cl, 43%
Highland Park

Distilled at the Highland Park on the 30th June 1987, this was aged in two hogsheads for 23 years, before bottling on the 25th November 2010. A release of 611 bottles.  More info

Highland Park 23 Year Old 1987 (Signatory)

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask - Batch 1

70cl, 55.7%
Arran

Matured in ex-bourbon barrels (various vintages) and finished for 18 months in American oak quarter casks for greater interaction. Bothy harks back to the 18th and 19th centuries on the Isle of Arran…  More info

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask - Batch 1
3
$57.77

Talisker 2003 (bottled 2014) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

The 2014 bottling of Talisker single malt Scotch whisky Distillers Edition, which was distilled in 2003. After the initial maturation, the Talisker Distillers Editions are given a finishing period in…  More info

Talisker 2003 (bottled 2014) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
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$57.89

Tobermory - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 53.8%
Tobermory

This is the very first batch of Tobermory single malt whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It's a stunning cask-strength dram with a wonderful cult graphic-novel-style label inspired by the…  More info

Tobermory - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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Arran 2004 (bottled 2012) Orkney Bere Barley

70cl, 46%
Arran

A wonderful 2004 vintage from the Isle of Arran distillery, this little gem was distilled using Bere barley (a very old strain of barley which has been used traditionally for centuries) grown on…  More info

Arran 2004 (bottled 2012) Orkney Bere Barley
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Talisker 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10973) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

Talisker single malt distilled in April 2008 and bottled by Douglas Laing in November 2015 having spent over 7 years in a single refill hogshead.  More info

Talisker 7 Year Old 2008 (cask 10973) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Ledaig 7 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

An independent bottling of peaty single malt Scotch whisky from the Tobermory distillery (released under their Ledaig name), matured for 7 years before being bottled by Douglas Laing. It has been…  More info

Ledaig 7 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Highland Park 14 Year Old 1995 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

14 year old from Orkney's Highland Park distillery, this was distilled in 2009 and aged in hogshead number 1481 before bottling in 2009.  More info

Highland Park 14 Year Old 1995 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$59.19

Tobermory - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.1%
Tobermory

This is the 3rd batch of Tobermory single malt from the distillery on the Isle of Mull bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. It seems Mull has a rather famous visitor in the grassy hills around…  More info

Tobermory - Batch 3 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
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Arran Sherry Cask (2010 Release)

70cl, 57.7%
Arran

A sherry matured Arran. This was distilled on the 12th August 1996 and aged for 13 years in cask number 536 before bottling on the 5th February 2010. A release of 325 individually numbered bottles.  More info

Arran Sherry Cask (2010 Release)

Talisker 2002 Amoroso Cask Finish (bottled 2013) - Distillers Edition

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

The 2002 Distillers Edition of Talisker single malt Scotch whisky, finished in Amoroso casks. The sweet, Italian fortified wine casks add a rich, juicy character to the classically smoky single malt.…  More info

Talisker 2002 Amoroso Cask Finish (bottled 2013) - Distillers Edition
2
$60.07

Talisker 5 Year Old 2009 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%
Talisker

A single cask 5 year old Talisker single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2015 by Langside for the Hepburn's Choice range. 216 bottles were drawn from the single refill hogshead…  More info

Talisker 5 Year Old 2009 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$60.39

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