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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 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
2
$31.66

Kilchoman 6 Year Old 2010 Original Cask Strength 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.9%
Kilchoman

This is the second edition of Kilchoman's Original Cask Strength expression. The first one was drawn from ex-bourbon barrels, while this second edition was aged for over 6 years in quarter casks and…  More info

Kilchoman 6 Year Old 2010 Original Cask Strength 3cl Sample
2
$8.56

Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1983 (cask 5298) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.6%
Caol Ila

A Signatory bottling of cask strength Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead for 31 years. It was distilled by the Islay distillery in November 1983 and bottled in February…  More info

Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1983 (cask 5298) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$25.90

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1989 (casks 5809 & 5813) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.4%
Bunnahabhain

25 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, distilled on the Isle of Islay in October 1989! It was bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection, drawing from two casks (#5809 and…  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1989 (casks 5809 & 5813) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$12.23

Ardbeg 15 Year Old 2001 (casks 256, 258 & 380) - Dun Bheagan (Ian Macleod) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47%
Ardbeg

This is a 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the much-love Ardbeg distillery on the Isle of Islay, aged in a trio of barrels which matured the whisky from 2001 to 2016. A release of 682…  More info

Ardbeg 15 Year Old 2001 (casks 256, 258 & 380) - Dun Bheagan (Ian Macleod) 3cl Sample
$13.52

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10877) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Laphroaig

Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the Laphroaig distillery, matured in a single refill butt for 14 years. It was distilled in February 2001 and bottled in 2015 by Douglas Laing as…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10877) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.56

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11209) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

An indie Islay right here, folks! This is a Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary Laphroaig distillery. The whisky was matured in a single refill cask…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11209) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.54

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11151) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

An Old Malt Cask bottling of Laphroaig single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 14 years. In June 2000, the Islay distillery filled the whisky into a refill barrel and set it aside to…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11151) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.17

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.1%
Bunnahabhain

A Highland Laird bottling of some rather well-aged Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky! This was distilled in 1987, matured in a bourbon hogshead and bottled 26 years later by Bartels Whisky. The…  More info

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky) 3cl Sample
$12.30

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1997 Unpeated (Special Release 2015) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.9%
Caol Ila

Another year and another delicious unpeated Caol Ila at the affordable end of Diageo's Special Releases In fact, this is now the tenth release in the series. At 17 years old, it's the oldest yet too,…  More info

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1997 Unpeated (Special Release 2015) 3cl Sample
4
$9.57

Caol Ila 34 Year Old 1981 (cask 5682) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.6%
Caol Ila

This is a single cask bottling of some very well-aged Caol Ila single malt - exciting stuff! It was distilled in November 1981 and allowed to mature in a single hogshead cask for 34 years, before it…  More info

Caol Ila 34 Year Old 1981 (cask 5682) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$28.56

The Ileach Cask Strength 3cl Sample

3cl, 58%
Highlands and Islands Whisky Company

A great Islay single malt from an unnamed distillery. The Ileach always scores well with the critics, this cask strength edition was awarded a mindblowingly high 97 points by Jim Murray in his Whisky…  More info

The Ileach Cask Strength 3cl Sample
13
$5.31

Bowmore Legend 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Bowmore

A young, rather gentle Bowmore. Whilst not massively complex or full-bodied, Legend is still a great value for money malt.  More info

Bowmore Legend 3cl Sample
19
$5.24

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 2464) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

Single cask Bunnahabhain, presented by the brilliant Berry Brothers & Rudd. This is a 26 year old Islay whisky, distilled in 1987 and left to age in cask 2464. In 2014, the cask was cracked open an…  More info

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 2464) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample
$12.18

Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 1428) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A 14 year old, Sherry cask matured Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. for The Cooper's Choice series. A release of 420 bottles.  More info

Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 1428) - The Cooper's Choice  (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.) 3cl Sample
$7.97

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2003 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.3%
Caol Ila

Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky matured for 12 years in a single refill hogshead. Distilled in April 2003, it was bottled in September 2015 by Gleann Mór at a hearty 59.3% abv!  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2003 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample
$7.21

Caol Ila 14 Year Old 2000 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.4%
Caol Ila

Part of WM Cadenhead's Small Batch bottlings range, this Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2015. 576 bottles have been produced.  More info

Caol Ila 14 Year Old 2000 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample
$6.50

Bunnahabhain Toiteach 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

Toiteach is Gaelic for "Smoky", a hint of what's to come. That's right, a heavily peated Bunnahabhain! A great chance to try a smoky malt from a distiller of gentle, fruity Islay whisky.  More info

Bunnahabhain Toiteach 3cl Sample
13
$7.41

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
$6.35

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
$6.22

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
$8.63

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
$186.99

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
$5.81

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
$10.30

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
$8.03

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