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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 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
$105.56

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's

70cl, 53.70%
Arran

A Chateau Labouade Sauternes cask finished Arran single malt. 668 individually numbered bottles were produced at natural cask strength without chill filtration. This is one of four rare 1996 'en…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1835) - Thompson's
$105.74

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1932) - Thompson's

70cl, 46.30%
Arran

One of four Chateau Labouade Sauternes cask finished Arrans from Simon Thompson (whose father was an MD of Hine). The outturn of this cask was only 248 numbered bottles.  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1932) - Thompson's
$105.74

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1933) - Thompson's

70cl, 46.90%
Arran

French indie bottler Thompson's has bottled four Arran single malts which have been finished in Sauternes casks. This one, from cask #1933, was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014, was bottled with…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 1933) - Thompson's
$105.74

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 backy, and in award-winning form.  More info

Isle of Jura 21 Year Old
$107.03

Jura 26 Year Old 1989 (casks 30736 & 30737) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 59%
Isle of Jura

A Cask Strength Collection bottling of heavily peated single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery on the eponymous island, drawn from a pair of bourbon barrels. This was distilled in December…  More info

Jura 26 Year Old 1989 (casks 30736 & 30737) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$117.22

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 4) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

Initially filled into a bourbon cask, this whisky was re-racked along the way in a French wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation period. The outturn was 357 bottles at 46% abv.  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 4) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$128.65

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 5) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

One of a pair of Tobermory 20 year olds released in early 2016 by Murray McDavid. This one spent its time in three cask types - a bourbon barrel, a Sherry hogshead and finally a Vosne-Romanée red…  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 5) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$128.65

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)
$131.77

Jura 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 11067) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.20%
Isle of Jura

An Xtra Old Particular bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery, nestled comfortably on the eponymous island. It was distilled in February 1991 and aged in a refill hogshead for…  More info

Jura 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 11067) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$153.67

Highland Park 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11364) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54%
Highland Park

Independently bottled single malt from the excellent Highland Park distillery on Orkney, aged in a refill hogshead cask for 18 years. It was distilled in September 1997 and bottled in August 2016 by…  More info

Highland Park 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 11364) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$156.93

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1994 (The Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 57.30%
Tobermory

This single cask Tobermory was initially matured in a refill hogshead before being moved to an Oloroso Sherry cask for a finishing period. It was bottled by Stuart Nickerson's The Malt Whisky Co.  More info

Tobermory 20 Year Old 1994 (The Malt Whisky Co.)
$165.19

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)
$168.68

Highland Park 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 8094) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 51.80%
Highland Park

From the famous Orkney distillery, Highland Park, comes this single malt Scotch whisky which was distilled in December 1991 and bottled in July 2013 for the Mackillop's Choice range, with just 262…  More info

Highland Park 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 8094) - Mackillop's Choice
$172.73

Lochranza Founders' Reserve - 1990s

70cl, 40%
Arran

A collectible piece for Arran aficionados - the Lochranza Founder's Reserve was bottled for the wonderful bunch of folks who invested in the distillery back when it was first built in the 1990s. For…  More info

Lochranza Founders' Reserve - 1990s
2
$174.44

Highland Park 15 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Highland Park

A 15 year old Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a combination of bourbon and Viognier wine casks. This is a release of 2,475 bottles, bottled by Murray McDavid.  More info

Highland Park 15 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid)
$183.81

Scapa 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 1191) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 55.90%
Scapa

Back in March 1991 some spirit ran from the still at the Orcadian distillery of Scapa and was filled into a single cask, where it matured until March 2014. That was when it become a Mackillop's…  More info

Scapa 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 1191) - Mackillop's Choice
$185.50

Isle Of Jura 1989 (bottled 2008) - Elements Water

70cl, 49.60%
Isle of Jura

Single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery, released as part of their Elements range. The 'Water' expression was the oldest of the quartet released for the Elements range, being distilled in…  More info

Isle Of Jura 1989 (bottled 2008) - Elements Water
$185.67

Jura 27 Year Old 1988 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 52.40%
Isle of Jura

A single cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Jura distillery, presented as part of the Highland Laird range by Bartels Whisky. This was distilled in 1988 and matured for 27 years in a…  More info

Jura 27 Year Old 1988 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)
$200.10

Tobermory 15 Year Old 1994 (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%
Tobermory

A bourbon cask aged Tobermory, this was distilled on the Isle of Mull in 1994 and aged for 15 years before bottling at Bruichladdich in 2009 for Murray McDavid. A release of 1,100 bottles.  More info

Tobermory 15 Year Old 1994 (Murray McDavid)
$202.20

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III - The Fiendish Finale

70cl, 53.40%
Arran

The Devil is back, and this time, it's fiendish. That's right, it's time for the thrilling conclusion to The Devil's Punch Bowl series from Arran. Following in the smouldering steps of Chapter I -…  More info

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III - The Fiendish Finale
1
$216.26

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)
$227.09

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 1272) - The Pearls Of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 45.20%
Highland Park

A smartly presented independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the adored Highland Park distillery on the Isle of Orkney. This was aged in cask #1272 for 24 years, from May 1992 to June…  More info

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 1272) - The Pearls Of Scotland Golden Pearl Collection (Gordon & Company)
$353.98

Highland Park 25 Year Old 45.7%

70cl, 45.70%
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%
8
$364.37

Highland Park Ragnvald

70cl, 44.60%
Highland Park

One of the more deluxe expressions from Highland Park's Warriors series, the Ragnvald was made using whiskies drawn mostly from European oak casks and a smattering of American oak casks. The name…  More info

Highland Park Ragnvald
1
$465.44

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