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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 - 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
4
$49.99

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
$49.99

Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

70cl, 50%
Arran

The 2010 released Amarone finish from Arran. This has a similar style to the brilliant Sassicaia finish. Amarone is dry Italian red made using partially dried Corvina grapes, Rondinella grapes and…  More info

Arran The Amarone Cask Finish
6
$51.37

Talisker Gift Pack (3 x 20cl)

60cl, 49.50%
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)
$54.77

Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own)

70cl, 40%
Isle of Jura

This 16 year old from the Isle of Jura was a bronze medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition.  More info

Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (Diurachs' Own)
41
$54.82

Ledaig 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 11090) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

Peated single malt Scotch whisky here from the Tobermory distillery released under their Ledaig name. It was distilled in August 2008, aged in a refill barrel and bottled at 7 years old in March 2016…  More info

Ledaig 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 11090) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$55.59

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
11
$55.84

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
$58.65

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
$59.64

Highland Park 8 Year Old 2007 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 59.20%
Highland Park

This independent bottling of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky was distilled during September 2007. It aged until March 2012, when Gordon & MacPhail bottled it at cask strength without chill…  More info

Highland Park 8 Year Old 2007 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)
$60.02

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
$61.84

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)
$63.11

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
$64.03

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
$65.02

Arran - The Bothy

70cl, 55.70%
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
1
$66.35

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)
$67.85

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

70cl, 45.80%
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 Edtion
2
$70.04

Highland Park Einar 1l

100cl, 40%
Highland Park

From Highland Park's travel retail Warrior series comes Einar, a bold, intense dram which have been matured mostly in American oak casks. It's packed with smoky peat, sweet vanilla and subtle…  More info

Highland Park Einar 1l
3
$71.69

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
39
$73.05

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
$74.48

Isle of Jura 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

This was distilled at the Isle of Jura distillery in 1997 before a maturation in refill sherry hogsheads. This is a light, buttery whisky from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range. This…  More info

Isle of Jura 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
2
$75.60

Talisker Dark Storm 1l

100cl, 45.80%
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
17
$75.61

Highland Park Dark Origins

70cl, 46.80%
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
$77.92

Tobermory 16 Year Old 1996 (cask 5010) - The Maltman

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

"Do you know The Maltman?" "The Maltman?" "The Maltman!" "That bottled a gorgeous 16 year old Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a single Sherry butt from June 1996 to April…  More info

Tobermory 16 Year Old 1996 (cask 5010) - The Maltman
$80.16

Highland Park 8 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 40.80%
Highland Park

An independently bottled Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, matured in bourbon casks for 8 years. 671 bottles were produced, bottled by Murray McDavid.  More info

Highland Park 8 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)
$84.02

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