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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.

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1989 (cask 5895) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

Love Islay whisky, specifically the brilliant single malts from Bunnahabhain? Then get yourself over here and check out this little stunner. A 23 year old peated single malt Scotch whisky from that…  More info

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1989 (cask 5895) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample
$8.76

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

3cl, 49.60%
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
$10.61

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10125) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.40%
Bowmore

A sooty 17 year old Bowmore here from Douglas Laing's particularly good old Particular range. 312 bottles of this Islay whisky were produced from a single hogshead.  More info

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10125) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.70

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10229) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Caol Ila

Hunter Laing?! What happened to that Douglas fellow who used to have his name on my Old Malt Cask bottles? Well, the Laing brothers have gone their separate ways, with Stewart retaining the popular…  More info

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10229) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.76

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
31
$6.02

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 5 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.90%
Bowmore

From the oldest distillery on Islay comes the fifth release of Bowmore's 10 year old Tempest single malt Scotch whisky. This annual release is matured in first-fill bourbon casks and presented at…  More info

Bowmore Tempest 10 Year Old - Batch 5 3cl Sample
7
$6.60

Bowmore Laimrig 15 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.10%
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
1
$8.27

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
$5.25

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

3cl, 49.70%
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
$10.04

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

3cl, 53.10%
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
$36.90

Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 - 14th Release (2014 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.50%
Port Ellen

Strictly 1 Per Customer Part of the 2014 Diageo Special Releases, this 35 year old Port Ellen single malt Scotch whisky was matured in a combination of refill American oak and European oak casks.…  More info

Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 - 14th Release (2014 Special Release) 3cl Sample
$203.67

Laphroaig 24 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.90%
Laphroaig

An independent bottling of 24 year old Laphroaig single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the fantastic Old & rare Platinum range. This Islay whisky was distilled in March 1990, matured in a refill…  More info

Laphroaig 24 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
1
$27.98

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 10448) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.40%
Bowmore

An independently bottled Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single cask for 16 years! This lovely little Islay whisky was distilled in June 1998 and left to age until September 2014, when…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 10448) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$9.17

Kilchoman 5 Year Old 2009 Original Cask Strength 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.20%
Kilchoman

Oh yes, cask strength Kilchoman! Exciting stuff. This 5 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Islay's farm distillery came from 35 ex-bourbon barrels which were filled in 2009 and opened in 2014,…  More info

Kilchoman 5 Year Old 2009 Original Cask Strength 3cl Sample
3
$8.03

Bunnahabhain 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 10853) - Old & Rare (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.70%
Bunnahabhain

Independently bottled Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, handsomely presented as part of Hunter Laing's fantastic Old & Rare range. This Islay single malt was distilled in November 1991 and…  More info

Bunnahabhain 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 10853) - Old & Rare (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$18.09

Bowmore 25 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Bowmore

A 25 year old from the Bowmore distillery aged in American bourbon and Spanish sherry casks. The sherry influence combines wonderfully with the coastal, smoky distillery style to create a sublime…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 3cl Sample
4
$27.39

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
$6.34

Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength (2014 Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 45.10%
Laphroaig

STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER! An exceptional 2014 release from Laphroaig, this superb Islay single malt has been matured for 25 years in a combination of first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks and ex-American…  More info

Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength (2014 Release) 3cl Sample
1
$27.74

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1990 - The Nectar Of The Daily Drams (Joint Bottling With La Maison Du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.80%
Bunnahabhain

From the Bunnahabhain distillery on the island of Islay comes a 23 year old single malt Scotch whisky, released as a joint bottling between La Maison du Whisky and The Nectar in Belgium. It was…  More info

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1990 - The Nectar Of The Daily Drams (Joint Bottling With La Maison Du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$10.86

Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old 2003 (cask 1149) - Artist #4 (La Maison Du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 58.80%
Bunnahabhain

A 2003 vintage Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a Single Sherry butt for over 10 years. It was bottled for La Maison du Whisky's 4th edition Artist range in 2014 with an outturn of…  More info

Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old 2003 (cask 1149) - Artist #4 (La Maison Du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$7.39

Bunnahabhain 1988 (bottled 2014) (cask 1873) - Artist 3rd Edition (La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.20%
Bunnahabhain

A La Maison du Whisky bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, release as part of their Artist 3rd edition range. It was distilled in 1988 and matured in a single hogshead cask for over 25…  More info

Bunnahabhain 1988 (bottled 2014) (cask 1873) - Artist 3rd Edition (La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$10.32

Bunnahabhain 4 Year Old - Tartan (La Maison Du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Bunnahabhain

Part of La Maison du Whisky's Tartan range of independently bottled whiskies, this is a 4 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky from the island of Islay.  More info

Bunnahabhain 4 Year Old - Tartan (La Maison Du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$4.91

Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1982 (cask 10544) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.60%
Port Ellen

An independently bottled single malt from one of the most famous closed Scottish distilleries - the Port Ellen distillery on the island of Islay. It was distilled in October 1982 and matured in a…  More info

Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1982 (cask 10544) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$59.79

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10919) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

Independently bottles Islay single malt Scotch whisky, distilled by the chaps at the Bowmore distillery. Cask #10919, a refill hogshead, was filled in December 2001 and left to age the whisky for 12…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10919) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$6.81

Bunnahabhain 34 Year Old 1979 (cask 386807) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.50%
Bunnahabhain

Released as part of the Duncan Taylor Single range, this is a 34 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single Sherry oak cask. It was distilled in September 1979 and bottled…  More info

Bunnahabhain 34 Year Old 1979 (cask 386807)  - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample
$25.51

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