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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 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
16
$8.66

Laphroaig 12 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52.40%
Laphroaig

An independently bottled Laphroaig single malt Scotch whisky! The label stars the chaps off of Living Room Whisky, who, of course, managed to track down one of Dr. E. Brown's messages in a bottle on…  More info

Laphroaig 12 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
$8.16

Ardbeg Dark Cove 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.50%
Ardbeg

Ardbeg Dark Cove is matured in ex-bourbon and "dark Sherry casks" for "The Darkest Ardbeg Ever". If the Committee Release is anything to go by (which it is), then the hue isn't actually terribly…  More info

Ardbeg Dark Cove 3cl Sample
3
$9.40

Lemon Buttered Kippers 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A Wemyss bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1997 and bottled 18 years later. The Wemyss folks have given this one the name 'Lemon Buttered Kippers' to suggest what its…  More info

Lemon Buttered Kippers 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample
$7.92

Fields of Barley 1990 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

Another aptly named Wemyss single cask bottling of Scotch malt whisky. This one's from Bunnahabhain distillery on Islay and was distilled in 1990.  More info

Fields of Barley 1990 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample
$10.00

Bruichladdich 2004 (bottled 2015) (cask 15010) - Malts of Scotland 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.50%
Bruichladdich

This is a Malts of Scotland bottling of 11 year old Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky (it's a peated Bruichladdich at that!), aged in a bourbon barrel from 2004 until 2015. 312 bottles were…  More info

Bruichladdich 2004 (bottled 2015) (cask 15010) - Malts of Scotland 3cl Sample
$8.13

Briny Tangle 1990 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

A 1990 vintage Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Wemyss Malts. This was aged in a hogshead cask from 1990 to 2015, before being bottled at 46% ABV with an outturn of 265 bottles and given…  More info

Briny Tangle 1990 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample
$20.93

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1980 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52.10%
Caol Ila

Very well-aged Caol Ila - whisky enthusiast's ears perk up at just the mere uttering of the phrase! This is a 35 year old Caol Ila, distilled in September 1980 matured in a refill hogshead until…  More info

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1980 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$37.41

Darkness! Port Charlotte 6 Year Old Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Hybrid Cask Finish 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.90%
Bruichladdich

This is a Darkness! bottling of 6 year old Port Charlotte single malt Scotch whisky, finished in a very interesting cask - it was a specially coopered, 50 litre cask, made with staves from both Pedro…  More info

Darkness! Port Charlotte 6 Year Old Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Hybrid Cask Finish 3cl Sample
$9.02

Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47.90%
Bunnahabhain

It's the 3rd batch of That Boutique-y Whisky Company's Bunnahabhain, and their first Bunna bottling with an age statement - this right here is a 33 year old single malt! There's lots going on around…  More info

Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
$18.48

Ardbeg 12 Year Old 2003 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52%
Ardbeg

If your 'Ardbeg-senses' just started tingling, it's likely because we've independently bottled a fantastic 12 year old Ardbeg single malt! This was distilled in April 2003 and matured in a refill…  More info

Ardbeg 12 Year Old 2003 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
$9.87

Caol Ila 2000 (bottled 2015) (cask 15061) - Malts of Scotland 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.80%
Caol Ila

This bottling of Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky comes to us via German indie bottler Malts of Scotland. It was allowed to age in a single bourbon hogshead from 2000 to 2015, before being bottled…  More info

Caol Ila 2000 (bottled 2015) (cask 15061) - Malts of Scotland 3cl Sample
$9.10

Ardbeg 2000 (bottled 2016) (cask 16016) - Malts of Scotland 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.80%
Ardbeg

Ooh, a single cask Ardbeg here, bottled by German indie bottler Malts of Scotland. This was distilled by the legendary Islay distillery in 2000 and aged in a Sherry butt until 2016, when it was…  More info

Ardbeg 2000 (bottled 2016) (cask 16016) - Malts of Scotland 3cl Sample
$14.39

Kilchoman 100% Islay - 6th Edition 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Kilchoman

An extraordinary Islay single malt that in this day and age is uniquely made using barley that's grown, harvested, malted, distilled and matured all at a single farm distillery! Lightly peated in…  More info

Kilchoman 100% Islay - 6th Edition 3cl Sample
$7.58

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

3cl, 58.30%
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
$138.01

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2001 (cask 12357) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

Sherried Laphroaig - yum yum yum! This single malt Scotch whisky was distilled on the Isle of Islay in February 2001 and aged in a refill butt until April 2016, when the chaps at Hunter Laing bottled…  More info

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2001 (cask 12357) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$10.93

Ardbeg 12 Year Old 2003 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 57.8% 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.80%
Ardbeg

214 bottles emerged from a single cask in September 2015, having been maturing since April 2003. The colour, obviously, is natural and this independently bottled Ardbeg single malt is also non…  More info

Ardbeg 12 Year Old 2003 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 57.8% 3cl Sample
$8.76

Ardbeg Supernova 2014 (SN2014) - Committee Release 3cl Sample

3cl, 55%
Ardbeg

The 2014 're-entry' Committee Release of Ardbeg's celebrated Supernova, sought-after super-peaty whisky from this famous Islay distillery. This bottle was part of a private collection. More…  More info

Ardbeg Supernova 2014 (SN2014) - Committee Release 3cl Sample
$24.23

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 10972) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.40%
Laphroaig

A superbly smoky single malt from Laphroaig here, bottled by those daring Douglas Laing chaps. It was distilled on the Isle of Islay in September 2000 and aged in a refill hogshead for 15 years until…  More info

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 10972) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$9.48

Laphroaig 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 3371) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.20%
Laphroaig

Ooh, a single cask Laphroaig single malt, bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection! This was distilled in April 1997, aged in a hogshead for 18 years and bottled in January 2016 at…  More info

Laphroaig 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 3371) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$14.14

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2007 (casks 315331 & 315334) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

Distilled in September 2007, this Coal Ila single malt spent over 8 years maturing in two ex-bourbon barrels before begin bottled at 46% in March 2016 for Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered Collection.  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2007 (casks 315331 & 315334) - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$5.99

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
$8.36

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1989 (casks 5811 & 5812) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 45.20%
Bunnahabhain

A Cask Strength Collection bottling of 26 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a pair of hogshead casks. The distillery on Islay's north-east coast distilleried this one in…  More info

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1989 (casks 5811 & 5812) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$12.59

Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old 1982 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.60%
Bunnahabhain

We've independently bottled an absolutely cracking 33 year old Bunnahabhain single malt! It was distilled on the Isle of Islay all the way back in August 1982 and left to mature in a refill Sherry…  More info

Bunnahabhain 33 Year Old 1982 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
1
$18.54

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
304
$5.87

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