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Islay Whisky Samples

Islay is home to a stunning variety of single malt whisky distilleries. From the south of the island come some of Scotland's most peaty whiskies, from distilleries including Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Laphroaig and the legendary Port Ellen. Further up lies the smoky, coastal-influenced Bowmore, the unusually varied whisky from Bruichladdich, the oily smoky malt from Caol Ila to the north, and Bunnahabhain with its fruity, gentle malts. The island is also now home to a new distillery named Kilchoman, which produces rich, peaty whiskies using the methods of the ancient Scotch distilleries.

Lagavulin 16 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Lagavulin

A much sought-after single malt Scotch whisky with the massive peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay - but also offering richness and a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting tipple.…  More info

Lagavulin 16 Year Old 3cl Sample
$6.86

Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire

This right here is a 10 year old single malt from an undisclosed distillery on Islay, with 25% of it having been finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry octaves, and bestowed the decidedly descriptive…  More info

Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old 3cl Sample
$4.22

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Caol Ila

A wonderfully balanced expression from the core Caol Ila range, this 18 year old is malty and thick with notes of Caol Ila smoke and phenols, a lovely Islay single malt without extreme levels of peat.  More info

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 3cl Sample
$11.61

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.3%
Bunnahabhain

This entry level Bunnahabhain bottling comes in a redesigned bottle. This 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky is a light, fresh dram, bottled at the higher strength of 46.3% - for more complexity…  More info

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
$6.47

Aerolite Lyndsay 10 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
The Character of Islay Whisky Company

From The Character of Islay Whisky Company comes a mysterious Islay single malt that goes by the name Aerolite Lyndsay. The peaty whisky has been sourced from an undisclosed distillery on the island,…  More info

Aerolite Lyndsay 10 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company 3cl Sample
$4.49

Bowmore 15 Year Old 2001 (cask 108) - Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.3%
Bowmore

This right here is a 15 year old single malt from the wonderful Islay-based Bowmore distillery, independently bottled by La Maison du Whisky for its Artist #8 series. The whisky entered this world…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 2001 (cask 108) - Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$34.18

Caol Ila Unpeated 15 Year Old (Special Release 2018) 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.1%
Caol Ila

The yearly Diageo Special Releases always pack some surprises and it's fair to say an unpeated Caol Ila is probably one of them. This single malt Scotch promotes the distillery's lesser-known side as…  More info

Caol Ila Unpeated 15 Year Old (Special Release 2018) 3cl Sample
$10.37

Bowmore 18 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Bowmore

A comparatively recent release from Bowmore, the 18 year old was launched in January of 2007 to replace the 17 year old. A perfumed, fruity offering from the Islay distillery.  More info

Bowmore 18 Year Old 3cl Sample
$9.05

Port Ellen 36 Year Old 1979 (cask 10914) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.6%
Port Ellen

A 36 year old Port Ellen! Need we say more? Well, it was distilled in May 1979 and bottled by Douglas Laing for their Extra Old Particular range in September 2015. 227 bottles were filled from a…  More info

Port Ellen 36 Year Old 1979 (cask 10914) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$101

Laphroaig 10 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Laphroaig

Really smoky and iodine rich. This has to be one of Scotland's most characterful drams. Laphroaig are known for their medicinal malts, and the classic 10 year old is no exception.  More info

Laphroaig 10 Year Old 3cl Sample
$6.14

Bunnahabhain 15 Year Old 2004 (cask 3718) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.8%
Bunnahabhain

Càrn Mòr have bottled up a fab Bunnahabhain here! This one was distilled in December 2004 and set aside to age in a single sherry butt for 15 years, before cracking the cask open and bottling up the…  More info

Bunnahabhain 15 Year Old 2004 (cask 3718) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$14.28

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2008 (cask 14251) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Caol Ila

This Caol Ila was distilled in 2008, and left in a single refill hogshead for over a decade. Douglas Laing bottled it up after the whisky's 12th birthday, and released 338 bottles at 48.4% ABV for…  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2008 (cask 14251) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.35

Lagavulin 8 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
Lagavulin

After the wonderful reception that the Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition received when it was released in 2016, the Islay-based distillers decided to add this delicious expression to…  More info

Lagavulin 8 Year Old 3cl Sample
$7.08

Smokehead 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Smokehead

Smokehead is a superb, cult single malt from Ian MacLeod. Just a massive, thick peat smoke rich dram. Plenty of great south Islay character.  More info

Smokehead 3cl Sample
$5.53

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1978 - 4th Release (2004 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.2%
Port Ellen

A rare Diageo Special Release of single malt from the legendary closed distillery of Port Ellen, bottled in 2004! We were lucky enough to taste this release at Fèis Ìle 2011. This bottle was part…  More info

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1978 - 4th Release (2004 Special Release) 3cl Sample
$174.93

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.3%
Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain's Stiùireadair single malt pays homage to the distillery's shoreline on the north-east coast of Islay. They used whisky matured in first and second fill Sherry casks, with a leaning…  More info

Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair 3cl Sample
$5.69

Smokehead Sherry Bomb 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
Smokehead

Sherry and peat go toe to toe with Smokehead Sherry Bomb! It's a well-peated single malt from an undisclosed Islay distillery, matured in Oloroso sherry casks, boasting smoke and dried fruit by the…  More info

Smokehead Sherry Bomb 3cl Sample
$7.30

Port Ellen 33 Year Old 1982 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 58.3%
Port Ellen

Sherry matured single cask Port Ellen! Hunter Laing have bottled this extremely exciting 33 year old malt from this famous closed Islay distillery. Bottled from the Sherry butt in October 2015, just…  More info

Port Ellen 33 Year Old 1982 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$170.54

Octomore 10.4 3 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 61.5%
Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich's 10th series of Octomore bottlings has been all about challenging conventions, showcasing a softer style of smoke than previous peat bombs. Octomore 10.4, however, adds another layer…  More info

Octomore 10.4 3 Year Old 3cl Sample
$15.63

Bruichladdich 13 Year Old 2003 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 60.5%
Bruichladdich

We got our hands on a brilliant Bruichladdich and bottled it up for our Single Cask Series! This one was distilled back in November 2003 on the Isle of Islay, and left to age in a bourbon barrel for…  More info

Bruichladdich 13 Year Old 2003 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
$7.01

Laphroaig Quarter Cask 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
Laphroaig

Released in 2004, this bottling was aged for around five years before being finished in a quarter cask for several months, the size of the cask is quite small, thus does not require such a long…  More info

Laphroaig Quarter Cask 3cl Sample
$6.45

Grace Île 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
The Character of Islay Whisky Company

Grace Île from The Character of Islay Whisky Company is a 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky distilled on Islay - though the distillery responsible for this stunning expression remains a mystery.…  More info

Grace Île 25 Year Old - The Character of Islay Whisky Company 3cl Sample
$19.50

Bowmore 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Bowmore

The heart of the Bowmore range, the 12 year old exhibits some beautiful coastal notes with a gentle peat, it is the balance that the floral element presents that makes this a great entry bottling for…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
$5.56

Smokehead High Voltage 3cl Sample

3cl, 58%
Smokehead

A high-ABV variation on the classic Smokehead Islay single malt, Smokehead High Voltage is described as an "all-out attack" on your senses by its producer. Which, y'know, sounds pretty intense. If…  More info

Smokehead High Voltage 3cl Sample
$6.91

Port Ellen 33 Year Old - Batch 6 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47.5%
Port Ellen

It's the sixth batch of Port Ellen independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and the first to boast an age statement on its label - this right here is a 33 year old single malt from…  More info

Port Ellen 33 Year Old - Batch 6 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
$125.97

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