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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
15
$9.58

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
$152.57

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
$9.68

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
$26.79

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
299
$6.49

Bunnahabhain Infinity 1974 (cask 604) (bottled 2014) - Samaroli 3cl Sample

3cl, 43.60%
Bunnahabhain

Matured for around four decades, this is an independent bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt from Italian bottler Samaroli and their Concept range.  More info

Bunnahabhain Infinity 1974 (cask 604) (bottled 2014) - Samaroli 3cl Sample
$41.42

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
$16.41

Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2010 (cask 11073) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

5 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Coal Ila distillery on the island of Islay, matured in a refill hogshead from December 2010 to March 2016. It has been bottled by Douglas Laing for the…  More info

Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2010 (cask 11073) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$6.39

Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.10%
Bunnahabhain

31 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in Fino Sherry oak - a delightful combination... A release of 216 bottles from Murray McDavid's Mission Gold range.  More info

Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
$35.60

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
$29.20

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10893) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

This is a single cask Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the folks at Hunter Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. It was distilled in December 2001 and bottled in October 2014 with an…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10893) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.84

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 372) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Laphroaig

An excellent indie Islay here from Murray McDavid's ace Benchmark range. One of a trio of 14 year old Laphroaig bottling, this one was drawn from cask #372, a first fill bourbon barrel that held the…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 372) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
$11.11

Bowmore 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 3) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.40%
Bowmore

Single cask Bowmore, presented as part of Murray McDavid's illustrious Mission Gold indie bottling series! It was distilled in 1989, initially matured in a bourbon barrel and finished in a Chateau…  More info

Bowmore 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 3) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
$28.03

Bunnahabhain 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.40%
Bunnahabhain

An very interesting indie bottling from Murray McDavid's Mission Gold - 36 year old Bunnahabhain! Distilled in 1978, this was initially matured in a bourbon barrel before being transferred over to a…  More info

Bunnahabhain 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1) - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
$24.97

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 365) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Laphroaig

One of a trio of 14 year old single cask Laphroaig bottlings from Murray McDavid's Benchmark range - this one was matured in bourbon barrel number #365 from 2001 to October 2015. A release of 170…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 365) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
$11.11

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 362) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Laphroaig

14 year old single malt from the Laphroaig distillery on the Island of Islay, matured in a bourbon barrel from 2001 to October 2015. An independently release from Murray McDavid as part of their…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 362) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid) 3cl Sample
$11.11

Lagavulin 8 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
Lagavulin

Back in the 1880s Alfred Barnard, author of The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, enjoyed an 8 year old Lagavulin he described as "exceptionally fine". As part of their 200th anniversary…  More info

Lagavulin 8 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition 3cl Sample
14
$7.65

Laphroaig Lore 3cl Sample

3cl, 48%
Laphroaig

Created by Distillery Manager John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is said to be the richest ever Laphroaig! Named after the skills passed down over the generations, this permanent addition to the range is…  More info

Laphroaig Lore 3cl Sample
5
$9.33

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10984) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 44.20%
Bunnahabhain

A 25 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a refill hogshead from November 1990 to November 2015! This comes to us via the Doulgas Laing Xtra Old Particular range, which is…  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 10984) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$18.96

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

3cl, 59.80%
Caol Ila

12 year old Caol Ila single malt, bottled as part of our very own Single Cask Series! It was drawn from a refill Sherry cask which was filled in April 2003 and opened in September 2015, and has been…  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2003 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
1
$7.15

Coastal Confection 1996 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.70%
Bowmore

Another fantastic Wemyss Malts independently bottled whisky here, this time from the renowned Bowmore distillery on Islay. It was distilled in 1996 and left to age in a hogshead cask until 2015, when…  More info

Coastal Confection 1996 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample
$9.02

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 2166+2170) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

Don't want any of that chilfiltering happening anywhere near your whisky? Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection will be the independent bottling range for you, then! This is a 13 year old Bowmore…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (casks 2166+2170) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$7.33

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 388359) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

25 year old, Sherry-cask-matured Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled as part of the Duncan Taylor Single range. This was distilled in September 1989 and bottled at 46% ABV…  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 388359) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample
$23.53

Loch Indaal Catch 1982 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

Cor - a single cask Bowmore distilled in 1982!!! A very exciting bottling from the Wemyss Malts folks, who have bestowed this Islay single malt the name of "Loch Indaal Catch", so expect a good whack…  More info

Loch Indaal Catch 1982 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample
$56.06

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (bottled 2016) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52.30%
Bowmore

Bottled in January 2016 by Gleann Mór, this is a 13 year old Bowmore single cask whisky from Islay. No chill filtration nor artificial colouring has been used and the outturn was just 204 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2002 (bottled 2016) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample
$8.20

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