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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.

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 616) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.9%
Bowmore

Single cask Bowmore! Filled into a hogshead on 5th March 1991, it emerged on 18th January 2016, almost 25 years later to fill 160 bottles as part of Càrn Mòr's Celebration Of The Cask range.  More info

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 616) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$17.51

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1992 (casks 3081 & 3097) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

Single malt whisky from Islay matured in a pair of hogsheads and bottled by Signatory without chill-filtration at a strength of 46% in March 2016.  More info

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1992 (casks 3081 & 3097) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$8.15

Caol Ila 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10870) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.5%
Caol Ila

Malt whisky distilled at the Islay distillery Coal Ila in January 1995, matured in a single refill hogshead for two decades, and then bottled by Douglas Laing in August 2015. The outturn was 282…  More info

Caol Ila 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10870) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$9.85

Bowmore 14 Year Old 2002 (casks 815801-815810) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

A Chieftain's bottling of 14 year old single malt from the excellent Bowmore distillery on the Isle of Islay. This was distilled in April 2002 and allowed to mature in hogshead casks until August…  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 2002 (casks 815801-815810) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod) 3cl Sample
$7.44

Laphroaig QA Cask 1l 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Laphroaig

A litre bottling of Laphroaig's QA Cask single malt Scotch whisky, which is initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before ensuring a finishing period in charred American white oak casks. With this…  More info

Laphroaig QA Cask 1l 3cl Sample
8
$5.70

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1974 (Sestante) 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Ardbeg

A 21 year old Ardbeg distilled in 1974 and bottled in 1996 (only full years are counted) by the renowned Italian independent bottlers Sestante at 40% abv. This is a rare and valuable single malt…  More info

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1974 (Sestante) 3cl Sample
$69.96

Port Charlotte 13 Year Old 2001 (cask R091600007) (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample

3cl, 64.6%
Bruichladdich

A 13 year old Sherry cask-matured single malt here from Bruichladdich, released under their Port Charlotte name - meaning those of you that love a good peated expression will want a piece of this.…  More info

Port Charlotte 13 Year Old 2001 (cask R091600007) (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample
$17.23

Lagavulin 1999 (bottled 2015) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish - Distillers Edition 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Lagavulin

It's not surprising that people love this particular Distillers Edition. Heavily peated Lagavulin single malt from Islay + a finishing period in casks that previously held sweet, dark, rich Pedro…  More info

Lagavulin 1999 (bottled 2015) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish - Distillers Edition 3cl Sample
12
$8.90

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
$5.87

Octomore 6 Year Old 2007 (cask 16737) - Sauterne Cask (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample

3cl, 63.8%
Bruichladdich

An independent bottling of notably intensely peaty Octomore single malt Scotch whisky from the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. This one has was distilled in December 2007, matured in a Sauternes…  More info

Octomore 6 Year Old 2007 (cask 16737) - Sauterne Cask (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample
$17.77

Bruichladdich 25 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.7%
Bruichladdich

Indie Brucihladdich - a 25 year old indie Bruichladdich, no less! This was distilled in October 1990 and matured in a refill hogshead for quarter of a century until June 2016, when it was bottled by…  More info

Bruichladdich 25 Year Old 1990 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$26.58

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
$159.11

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 2536) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.1%
Bunnahabhain

Well-Sherried Bunnahabhain, released as part of Càrn Mòr's fantastic Celebration of the Cask Black Gold range. This 20 year old Islay single malt was distilled in January 1995 and bottled in June…  More info

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 2536) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$15.80

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 2787) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

26 year old Bunnhabhain single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled in 1987, then bottled over quarter of century later in 2014, being drawn from a single cask and…  More info

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 2787) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample
$12.66

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 3807) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

An independent bottling of 21 year old Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, presented by Berry Brothers & Rudd. It was distilled in 1992 and set aside to age in cask #3807 until 2014, when it was…  More info

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 3807) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample
$9.84

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 2008 - Single Minded (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Bunnahabhain

A Douglas Laing Single Minded bottling of 8 year old single malt from Islay's Bunnahabhain distillery, drawn from a single hogshead which was filled in June 2008 and emptied in September 2016.  More info

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 2008 - Single Minded (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$4.51

Bruichladdich Wild and Primitive 2002 (cask 561) (bottled 2013) - Samaroli 3cl Sample

3cl, 57%
Bruichladdich

A smart looking cask strength independent Bruichladdich from Italian bottler Samaroli. The outturn was 330 numbered bottles.  More info

Bruichladdich Wild and Primitive 2002 (cask 561) (bottled 2013) - Samaroli 3cl Sample
$14.47

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old 1989 (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bruichladdich

An 18 year old Bruichladdich single malt, distilled in 1989 and matured in a combination of bourbon and Madeira casks! This was bottled by Murray McDavid, who you may know bought the distillery in…  More info

Bruichladdich 18 Year Old 1989 (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
1
$29.35

Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1990 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47.2%
Bunnahabhain

A Highland Laird bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single bourbon hogshead cask for 24 years. This was distilled on the Isle of Islay in 1990 and bottled nearly a quarter…  More info

Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1990 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky) 3cl Sample
$10.39

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
$94.23

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1979 (cask 10594) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47.1%
Caol Ila

An Xtra Old Particular bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Caol Ila distillery on the Isle of Islay. It was distilled by Caol Ila in February 1979 and matured in a single refill hogshead…  More info

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1979 (cask 10594) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$30.03

Bruichladdich 11 Year Old 2005 (cask 11509) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Bruichladdich

Well-Sherried 11 year old single malt from the Bruichladdich distillery on the Isle of Islay, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. It was distilled in June 2005 and set aside to mature in a Sherry…  More info

Bruichladdich 11 Year Old 2005 (cask 11509) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
1
$8.95

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10694) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Laphroaig

Ah, Fèis Ìle. The Islay festival is something we adore here at Master of Malt. Over at Douglas Laing (who are also the chaps behind Big Peat) it seems they feel the very same way, releasing this…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10694) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.85

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 11642) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

An indie Islay single malt right here from Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask range! This is a 15 year old Laphroaig which was distilled in April 2000, matured in a single refill butt and bottled in June…  More info

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 11642) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.82

Kilchoman 4 Year Old 2011 - Sherry Cask Release (cask 666/2011) (Bresser & Timmer) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.8%
Kilchoman

Originally bottled for Bresser & Timmer of the Netherlands, this Kilchoman was matured in a single Oloroso Sherry hogshead from 3rd November 2011 to 21st March 2016. The outturn was 342 bottles.  More info

Kilchoman 4 Year Old 2011 - Sherry Cask Release (cask 666/2011) (Bresser & Timmer) 3cl Sample
$8.90

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