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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.

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

3cl, 47.5%
Port Ellen

It's the sixth batch of Port Ellen independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and the first to boast an age statement on its label - this right here is a 33 year old single malt from…  More info

Port Ellen 33 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
$113.45

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
$8.64

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
$10.03

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
$27.26

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
$9.16

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
$9.46

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
$5.44

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
3
$5.40

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
$7.62

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
$13.34

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
$25.65

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
$226.47

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
$10.43

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
$7.85

Caol Ila 15 Year Old 2000 Unpeated (Special Release 2016) 3cl Sample

3cl, 61.5%
Caol Ila

Another year and another excellent unpeated Caol Ila for the Special Releases. This is the first of these unusual Islay malts to have been distilled this millennium, being filled into refill American…  More info

Caol Ila 15 Year Old 2000 Unpeated (Special Release 2016) 3cl Sample
$8.84

Haven Trail 1990 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A single cask bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1990, aged in a hogshead and bottled in 2016 by Wemyss Malts. As Wemyss often do, they've given it an evocative name to…  More info

Haven Trail 1990 (bottled 2016) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample
1
$11.33

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
$7.27

Kilchoman Machir Bay - UK Tour 2015 Bottling 3cl Sample

3cl, 59%
Kilchoman

A special bottling of Kilchoman Machir Bay for the Kilchoman Land Rover's 2015 tour of the UK! It's bottled at a cask strength of 59%.  More info

Kilchoman Machir Bay - UK Tour 2015 Bottling 3cl Sample
$6.10

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1978 - 4th Release (2004 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.2%
Port Ellen

A rare Diageo Special Release of single malt from the legendary closed distillery of Port Ellen, bottled in 2004! We were lucky enough to taste this release at Fèis Ìle 2011. This bottle was part…  More info

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1978 - 4th Release (2004 Special Release) 3cl Sample
$157.54

Ardbeg 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 808 & 811) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46.5%
Ardbeg

An indie bottling of Ardbeg - these are always exciting indeed! This one comes from Ian Macleod's Chieftain's range, and was aged in a pair of barrels for 20 years, from March 1996 to June 2016. 601…  More info

Ardbeg 20 Year Old 1996 (casks 808 & 811) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod) 3cl Sample
$23.29

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
$7.18

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2008 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

An indie bottling of Islay single malt Scotch whisky from the Coal Ila distillery, drawn fro a pair of hogshead casks which were filled in 2008 and cracked open in 2016. This is a Strictly Limited…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2008 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$5.04

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1979 - 5th Release (2005 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.4%
Port Ellen

Rare single malt whisky from the sadly closed distillery of Port Ellen on Islay. This was part of Diageo's Special Releases in 2005 with 5,280 sought-after bottles produced. This bottle was part…  More info

Port Ellen 25 Year Old 1979 - 5th Release (2005 Special Release) 3cl Sample
$137.84

Bunnahabhain 9 Year Old 2007 (cask 11185) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

An indie Islay single malt here, distilled by Bunnahabhain and bottled by Douglas Laing! This is an 8 year old whisky, aged in a single refill hogshead from March 2007 to May 2016, and has been…  More info

Bunnahabhain 9 Year Old 2007 (cask 11185) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$5.10

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