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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.

Smokehead 18 Year Old Extra Black 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Smokehead

A release of 6,000 bottles of 18 year old Smokehead, packaged smartly in an "extra black" bottle. Full bodied and rich.  More info

Smokehead 18 Year Old Extra Black 3cl Sample
8
$10.39

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.1%
Ardbeg

Malt Advocate's Top Whisky of the Year for 2009! This is one of the legendary Islay malts. We loved the Committee release and we weren't disappointed with this incredible dram. This was released…  More info

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 3cl Sample
70
$7.39

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
131
$5.78

Lagavulin 16 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Lagavulin

A much sought-after single malt 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 dram. The 16 year old…  More info

Lagavulin 16 Year Old 3cl Sample
372
$6.14

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
254
$5.49

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Caol Ila

This 12 year old is the entry level bottling from the Caol Ila distillery, launched in June of 2002 this expression is light and fresh with that distinctive Caol Ila smoke.  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
88
$5.57

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
67
$4.89

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.3%
Bunnahabhain

This entry level Bunnahabhain bottling comes in a redesigned bottle. This 12 year old is lightly peated for an Islay single malt and consequently is a light, fresh dram. Now at the higher strength of…  More info

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
90
$5.30

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Bowmore

A 15 year old released in January of 2007 from the legendary Bowmore distillery in Islay. This single malt has enjoyed maturation in Oloroso sherry casks.  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest 3cl Sample
31
$6.14

Caol Ila Moch 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Caol Ila

Moch is Gaelic for dawn, and this release from Caol Ila is an altogether lighter prospect than the distillery's excellent 12 year old standard expression.  More info

Caol Ila Moch 3cl Sample
9
$5.94

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.3%
Bunnahabhain

In what will be seen as a positive move to whisky connoisseurs, Bunnahabhain have decided to bottle the 25 year old without chill-filtration and without colouring. Presented in smoked oak glass…  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 3cl Sample
15
$24.41

Bowmore 13 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

A 13 year old Bowmore distilled in May 1997 and aged in a single refill hogshead before bottling by Douglas Laing in February 2011. This comes from the Old Malt Cask range, and there are just 297…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$6.11

Bowmore 10 Year Old 2002 (cask 9574) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

A winter distillation of Bowmore from indie bottlers Douglas Laing. Part of their Provenance range, this Islay single cask whisky was bottled in spring 2013 after 10 years in a refill hogshead.  More info

Bowmore 10 Year Old 2002 (cask 9574) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$5.99

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 4290) - Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.5%
Bowmore

Brilliant Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky from 1989! Who do we have to thank for this wonderful single cask release of 244 bottles? Well, it's the talented folks at Mackillop's, of course. We doff…  More info

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 4290) - Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
$17.09

Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve (2013 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.6%
Caol Ila

Named after distillery manager Billy Stitchell who retires this year, this bottling honours his 39 years at Caol Ila, following in the footsteps of four previous generations of his family! The eighth…  More info

Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve (2013 Special Release) 3cl Sample
4
$8.31

Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1978 - 13th Release (2013 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55%
Port Ellen

Ah, Port Ellen, how we love you. And by 'we' I don't just mean us at MoM towers, whisky fans around the world adore this legendary malt from an Islay distillery that shut down in 1983. Diageo's…  More info

Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1978 - 13th Release (2013 Special Release) 3cl Sample
$180.08

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 Port Matured 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.8%
Bowmore

A 23 year old single malt from the Bowmore distillery, aged completely in port casks to compliment the floral and peaty flavours the Islay distillery is known for. Because it's such a special…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1989 Port Matured 3cl Sample
1
$30.49

Bunnahabhain 6 Year Old 2006 (cask 800098) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A 6 year old single cask Bunnahabhain distilled in 2006 and bottled in early 2013 by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It will come as no surprise that no artificial colouring was added to this one.  More info

Bunnahabhain 6 Year Old 2006 (cask 800098) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample
$5.59

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1991 (cask 7957) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.6%
Bunnahabhain

An astonishing 20 year old single cask Bunnahabhain, bottled for the premium Director's Cut range from Douglas Laing. Expect a big ol' whack of flavour and complexity from this gem…  More info

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1991 (cask 7957) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)  3cl Sample
$9.92

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Kilchoman

The 2014 release of Kilchoman's Machir Bay single malt Scotch whisky is here! For the third release in the series, Kilchoman have produced a vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso…  More info

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release 3cl Sample
28
$5.63

Bowmore Laimrig 15 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.1%
Bowmore

A cask strength, non-chillfiltered, Spanish-Sherry-butt-finished 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Bowmore distillery. As Mr. Burns would say, "Excellent!" It has been named Laimrig,…  More info

Bowmore Laimrig 15 Year Old 3cl Sample
2
$7.73

Laphroaig Select 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Laphroaig

For the Laphroaig Select, the Islay distillery has taken whisky from a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hoggies, Quarter…  More info

Laphroaig Select 3cl Sample
42
$4.91

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 3987) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.7%
Bruichladdich

21 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, bottled by Duncan Taylor. This is a single cask release from the Dimensions range, made to show off the…  More info

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 3987) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample
$9.40

Ardbeg 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 10274) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.1%
Ardbeg

Hold the phone, is this an independently bottled, single cask 23 year old Ardbeg single malt Scotch whisky?! By Jove it is! A very exciting dram from one of the most renowned distilleries on Islay,…  More info

Ardbeg 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 10274) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$37.95

Caol Ila "Young & Feisty" (casks 10178+10179) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

This is a youthful, small-batch bottling of Caol Ila from the Provenance range, bottled in Winter 2012 without an age statement. It was described by the bottlers as "Young and Feisty".  More info

Caol Ila
$5.93

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