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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 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 388337) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A Duncan Taylor bottling of 25 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a Shery oak cask from October 1989 to January 2015. Following its lengthy maturation, this Islay single malt…  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 388337) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample
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$20.48

Ardbeg 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 347613) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample

3cl, 53%
Ardbeg

A single cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from one of Islay's most respected and loved distilleries - Ardbeg. This Duncan Taylor Single bottling contains whisky distilled in May 1994 and…  More info

Ardbeg 20 Year Old 1994 (cask 347613) - The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl Sample
$34.20

Bunnahabhain 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 10788) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A Provenance bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a refill hogshead for 7 years. Back in the autumn of 2007, this whisky was distilled and placed into cask #10788. In summer…  More info

Bunnahabhain 7 Year Old 2007 (cask 10788) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$5.08

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 185076) (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.7%
Bowmore

From the Rest & Be Thankful independent bottling range comes a 25 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky. It was distilled in April 1990 and set aside to age in a single bourbon cask until April…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 185076) (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample
$24.59

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 303029) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.2%
Caol Ila

An indie Islay whisky from the Caol Ila distillery, matured in a single bourbon cask for 8 years. It was distilled in April 2006 and bottled in January 2015 with an outturn of 322 bottles, bottled at…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2006 (cask 303029) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray) 3cl Sample
$7.89

Sea Haar Bound 1997 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

An independently bottled single cask single malt Scotch whisky from the Bunnahabhain distillery on the Isle of Islay, matured a hogshead cask from 1997 to 2014. It was bottled by Wemyss Malts at 46%…  More info

Sea Haar Bound 1997 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample
$8.02

Bunnahabhain 21 Year Old - Adelphi's Liddesdale (Batch 7) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

This is Batch 7 of Adelphi's Liddesdale, featuring a 21 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky which has been bottled at 46%. The series used to not disclose which distillery the whisky came…  More info

Bunnahabhain 21 Year Old - Adelphi's Liddesdale (Batch 7) 3cl Sample
$8.84

Laphroaig 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 11511) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

Independently bottled Laphroaig single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill butt for 12 years. It was distilled June 2002 and set aside to age until April 2015, when Hunter Laing came along…  More info

Laphroaig 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 11511) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.68

Caol Ila 18 Years Old 1996 (cask 11407) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Caol Ila

A cracking single cask bottling of 18 Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the Old Malt Cask range by Hunter Laing. This Islay single malt was distilled in September 1996 and…  More info

Caol Ila 18 Years Old 1996 (cask 11407) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.20

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2001 (cask 11155) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

An independently bottled single malt from the Bowmore distillery on the Isle of Islay, matured in a single refill hoggie for 13 years. It was distilled by Bowmore in December 2001 and bottled in…  More info

Bowmore 13 Year Old 2001 (cask 11155) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$6.73

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

16 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Old Malt Cask range by Hunter Laing. This peaty Islay treat was distilled in June 1998 and set aside to age in refill hogshead…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 11211) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.48

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10330) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

We all have to celebrate the seasons, even if some of those seasons bring mind-numbing heat and others bring ridiculous freezing winds. Why should we celebrate them? Because they don't only bring us…  More info

Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old 2001 (cask 10330) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$5.78

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 800151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.3%
Bowmore

A gorgeous independent bottling of single malt from the Bowmore distillery on the isle of Islay, presented at cask strength. It was distilled back in June 1998 and set aside to age in a single…  More info

Bowmore 16 Year Old 1998 (cask 800151) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$9.31

Bruichladdich 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 2270) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.9%
Bruichladdich

Independently bottled Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 22 years. From October 1991 to January 2014, it sat ageing in cask #2270 until it was bottled by Gleann Mór…  More info

Bruichladdich 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 2270) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample
$10.46

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 10706) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.5%
Bruichladdich

A Douglas Laing bottling of Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of the Old Particular range. It was distilled all the way back in November 1993 and set aside to mature in a…  More info

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 10706) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$10.48

Caol Ila 6 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

An independent bottling of single malt from the Caol Ila distillery on the island of Islay. This 6 year old whisky was distilled in 2008 and set aside to age in a refill Sherry butt until 2015, when…  More info

Caol Ila 6 Year Old 2008 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside) 3cl Sample
$5.50

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 978074) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.8%
Bruichladdich

Independently bottled 21 year old Bruichladdich single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2014 following a finishing period in a tiny Sherry Octave cask. Just 87 bottles of this…  More info

Bruichladdich 21 Year Old 1992 (cask 978074) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample
$14.26

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1993 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.4%
Ardbeg

Ooh, an indie bottling of Ardbeg single malt Scotch whisky - always exciting, these are. This one was distilled by the renowned Islay distillers in October 1993 and set aside to mature in a refill…  More info

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1993 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
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$48.13

Caol Ila 2008 (bottled 2014) "Young & Feisty" (casks 10423 & 10447) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

"Young & feisty" single malt from the Caol Ila distillery, presented as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range. This Islay whisky was distilled in the autumn of 2008 and matured in two refill…  More info

Caol Ila 2008 (bottled 2014)
$5.63

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10583) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Bowmore

An independent bottling of 15 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the Old Particular range from Douglas Laing. This Islay treat was distilled back in September 1999 (when…  More info

Bowmore 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 10583) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$9.31

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2006 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Caol Ila

An independently bottled Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, matured in 2 bourbon barrels and bottled without chill filtration or additional colouring. It was distilled on the island of Islay in 2006…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2006 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$6.50

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 532) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bowmore

Fan's of Bowmore's wonderful peaty Islay whisky will be rather excited about this - an independent bottling of 23 year old Bowmore single malt, bottled by Montgomerie's for their Rare Select range.…  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 532) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's) 3cl Sample
$12.37

Bunnahabhain 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10584) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Bunnahabhain

An indie Islay single malt! This is a 17 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in August 1997 and left to age in a refill hogshead until December 2014, when it was…  More info

Bunnahabhain 17 Year Old 1997 (cask 10584) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.61

Bunnahabhain 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 602) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.4%
Bunnahabhain

A Duncan Taylor Dimensions bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Bunnahabhain distillery on the island of Islay. This single cask treat was distilled in February 2008 and set aside to age in…  More info

Bunnahabhain 6 Year Old 2008 (cask 602) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample
$5.42

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1999 (cask 10146) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

14 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Old Malt Cask range by Hunter Laing. 563 bottles were produced.  More info

Bowmore 14 Year Old 1999 (cask 10146) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$6.64

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