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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 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
$4.36

Caol Ila 36 Year Old 1980 (cask 11491) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.4%
Caol Ila

36 year old single malt from the fantastic Caol Ila distillery on the Isle of Islay, drawn from a single refill hogshead which matured the whisky from September 1980 to November 2016. Only 172…  More info

Caol Ila 36 Year Old 1980 (cask 11491) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$27.29

Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2003 (cask 301264) (Adelphi) 3cl Sample

3cl, 58.9%
Caol Ila

This is a 13 year old Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2016 by the folks from Adelphi. 280 bottles were produced.  More info

Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2003 (cask 301264) (Adelphi) 3cl Sample
$9.17

Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2008 (cask 311913) - Artist #6 (La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 61.5%
Caol Ila

"Aged over 5 years", the exact age of these releases is never immediately obvious, rounded down to the nearest 5 years as they always are. The distillation date of 2008 and bottling date in 2016…  More info

Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2008 (cask 311913) - Artist #6 (La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$9.47

Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2010 (cask 11321) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

An indie bottling of 5 year old Caol Ila single malt, drawn from a refill hogshead which was filled on the Isle of Islay in December 2010 and emptied in August 2016. This is yet another tasty…  More info

Caol Ila 5 Year Old 2010 (cask 11321) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$5.45

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
$7.73

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.3%
Bunnahabhain

Bunnahabhain's Eirigh Na Greine was originally released for the Travel Retail market, with its name meaning 'Morning Sky' in Gaelic. A portion of this single malt was matured in red wine casks,…  More info

Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine 3cl Sample
1
$5.37

Lagavulin 2000 (bottled 2016) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish - Distillers Edition 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Lagavulin

Here's the 2016 release of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition expression, which was distilled in 2000 and finished in Pedro Ximenéz casks before being bottled in 2016. 2016 was a big year for the…  More info

Lagavulin 2000 (bottled 2016) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish - Distillers Edition 3cl Sample
$8.30

Bowmore 14 Year Old 2002 (cask 12765) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

A Hunter Laing bottling of 14 year old Bowmore, aged in a single cask from September 2002 to October 2016. 341 bottles were produced, bottled as part of the Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 2002 (cask 12765) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.63

Bruichladdich 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 159) Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.5%
Bruichladdich

A 24 year old Bruichladdich bottled in 2015 by Signatory for Maison du Whisky and released for Whisky Live Paris 2015. The outturn was 506 bottles from a single Sherry butt.  More info

Bruichladdich 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 159) Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$13.36

Octomore 6 Year Old 2009 (cask 2009004314) - Tempranillo Cask (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample

3cl, 65.7%
Bruichladdich

Very well-peated single malt from Bruichladdich, bottled under their Octomore name by Rest & Be Thankful! This was distilled in November 2009 and aged for 6 years in a cask that previously held…  More info

Octomore 6 Year Old 2009 (cask 2009004314) - Tempranillo Cask (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample
$16.69

Lagavulin 18 Year Old - Fèis Ìle 2016 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.5%
Lagavulin

This is the Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2016 release - an 18 year old single malt drawn from European oak ex-bodega Sherry butts and refill American oak hogsheads selected by Iain McArthur. 2016 saw the…  More info

Lagavulin 18 Year Old - Fèis Ìle 2016 3cl Sample
$39.12

Ardbeg 10 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Ardbeg

Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It's a true classic from Islay, and a must have for…  More info

Ardbeg 10 Year Old 3cl Sample
235
$5.31

Kilchoman 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured (bottled 2016) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Kilchoman

The first ever Kilchoman single malt Scotch whisky which was matured in casks that previously held intensely sweet Sauternes wine! Distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2016, this intriguing Islay should…  More info

Kilchoman 2011 Sauternes Cask Matured (bottled 2016) 3cl Sample
1
$7.70

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
$25.68

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Ardbeg

A limited edition bottling of Ardbeg 21 Year Old single malt, matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 46% ABV without chill-filtration. This bottling was unveiled in the latter half of 2016, as…  More info

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 3cl Sample
$47.41

Lagavulin 12 Year Old 200th Anniversary (Special Release 2016) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.7%
Lagavulin

This year's 12 year old Lagavulin Special Release is part of the distillery's 200th anniversary celebrations! Aged in refill American oak hogsheads, it's the fourteenth of these excellent 12 year old…  More info

Lagavulin 12 Year Old 200th Anniversary (Special Release 2016) 3cl Sample
2
$7.66

Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1978 - 16th Release (Special Release 2016) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.2%
Port Ellen

Like most of this year's Special Releases, this is a natural cask strength single malt whisky matured in refill American oak hogshead and refill European oak butts. Unlike most of this year's Special…  More info

Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1978 - 16th Release (Special Release 2016) 3cl Sample
1
$226.74

Lp7 - Elements Of Islay (Laphroaig) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52.8%
Laphroaig

Another single malt from the Elements of Islay series - this is their seventh "Lp" whisky, from a distillery on the south coast of Islay. Plenty of floral smoke and juicy fruit notes to dig in to…  More info

Lp7 - Elements Of Islay (Laphroaig) 3cl Sample
$11.24

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2007 (The Whisky Agency / La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52.9%
Caol Ila

This is a 9 year old Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a refill hogshead from 2007 to 2016 before being bottled by The Whisky Agency and La Maison du Whisky.  More info

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2007 (The Whisky Agency / La Maison du Whisky) 3cl Sample
$10.44

Port Charlotte 14 Year Old 2002 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 60.9%
Bruichladdich

14 year old peated single malt Scotch whisky from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, bottled under the Port Charlotte name. This was distilled in 2002, matured in a single bourbon barrel and bottled…  More info

Port Charlotte 14 Year Old 2002 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
1
$9.63

Laphroaig 30 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.5%
Laphroaig

Laphroaig single malt from Islay aged for three decades! Twice matured in bourbon casks, expect this peated whisky to be complex, rounded and absolutely full of flavour.  More info

Laphroaig 30 Year Old 3cl Sample
1
$55.23

Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 2002 - Claxton's 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.6%
Bunnahabhain

This is an independently bottled Bunnahabhain single malt, aged in a single hogshead cask for 14 years before being bottled by Claxton's. A release of 305 bottles.  More info

Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old 2002 - Claxton's 3cl Sample
$7.86

Bowmore Vault Edition First Release 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.5%
Bowmore

The first release in Bowmore's Vault Edition series, launched in 2016. This series will explore four of the characteristics found in Bowmore's whiskies after maturing in their No.1 Vaults maturation…  More info

Bowmore Vault Edition First Release 3cl Sample
$9.52

Barbecue Mango Salsa 1989 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

This is an independently bottled single malt from the Bowmore distillery, aged in a single hogshead cask from 1989 to 2016 before being bottled by the brilliant Wemyss Malts. To give you an idea of…  More info

Barbecue Mango Salsa 1989 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) 3cl Sample
$19.42

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