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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.

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
$6.16

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
$159.08

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
$5.09

Caol Ila 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 11208) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.7%
Caol Ila

A single cask bottling of 19 year old Caol Ila, distilled in September 1996 and bottled in June 2016. This was aged in a refill hogshead, which was cracked open and drained of the delicious whisky it…  More info

Caol Ila 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 11208) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$9.50

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
$5.16

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1993 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47.5%
Bruichladdich

Distilled at Bruichladdich on 7th May 1993 and bottled as part of our Single Cask Series on 31st May 2016, this stunning Islay single malt matured for over 23 years in a single second fill hogshead!  More info

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1993 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
$12.11

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 47.4%
Bruichladdich

And along the conveyor belt comes... The fourth batch of Bruichladdich single malt bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, which is a 23 year old whisky! As with the previous batches, the Laddie…  More info

Bruichladdich 23 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
$12.60

Bruichladdich 9 Year Old 2006 (cask 1339) - Svenska Eldvatten 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.5%
Bruichladdich

An independent single cask bottling of Bruichladdich single malt, aged in a 'fresh ex-Oloso Sherry hogshead' from July 2006 to January 2016. This well Sherried piece of Islay gorgeousness was bottled…  More info

Bruichladdich 9 Year Old 2006 (cask 1339) - Svenska Eldvatten 3cl Sample
$8.90

Kilchoman 4 Year Old 2011 - Sherry Cask Release (cask 666/2011) (Bresser & Timmer) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.8%
Kilchoman

Originally bottled for Bresser & Timmer of the Netherlands, this Kilchoman was matured in a single Oloroso Sherry hogshead from 3rd November 2011 to 21st March 2016. The outturn was 342 bottles.  More info

Kilchoman 4 Year Old 2011 - Sherry Cask Release (cask 666/2011) (Bresser & Timmer) 3cl Sample
$8.68

Port Charlotte 13 Year Old 2001 (cask R091600007) (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample

3cl, 64.6%
Bruichladdich

A 13 year old Sherry cask-matured single malt here from Bruichladdich, released under their Port Charlotte name - meaning those of you that love a good peated expression will want a piece of this.…  More info

Port Charlotte 13 Year Old 2001 (cask R091600007) (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample
$15.29

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
$7.55

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
$9.51

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

3cl, 55.5%
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
$7.73

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
$20.03

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

3cl, 47.9%
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
$24.30

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

3cl, 54.8%
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
$8.65

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

3cl, 54.8%
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
$14.27

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

3cl, 58.3%
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
$155.09

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
$10.39

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

3cl, 57.8%
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
$8.33

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

3cl, 48.4%
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
$9.02

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
$5.71

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
$7.95

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

3cl, 45.2%
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
$11.97

Laphroaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 80080) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.9%
Laphroaig

An independent bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from one of Islay's most famous distilleries, Laphroaig. This was distilled in May 2005 and set aside to age for 10 years, until Duncan Taylor…  More info

Laphroaig 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 80080) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample
$7.84

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