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

3cl, 48.1%
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
$35.42

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
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$28.57

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
$6.73

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
$9.54

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

3cl, 50.4%
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
$27.31

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

3cl, 50.4%
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
$24.04

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
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$6.23

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

3cl, 44.2%
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
$16.30

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

3cl, 54.7%
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
$7.75

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
$6.29

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
$20.38

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
$58.99

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

3cl, 52.3%
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
$7.04

Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old 2005 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A tasty bit of Islay single malt here from the Bunnahabhain distillery, matured for 10 years in a pair of bourbon barrels - from 2005 to 2015. This is another delicious entry in WM Cadenhead's Small…  More info

Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old 2005 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample
$5.54

Caol Ila 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12159) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Caol Ila

A 19 year old Caol Ila, presented as part of the long-running Old Malt Cask range of independently bottled whiskies. The whisky was put into its hogshead by the Islay-based distillery in August 1996…  More info

Caol Ila 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 12159) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$7.91

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 11708) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

Distilled in April 2000, this 15 year old Laphroaig left its old malt single cask home in July 2015. The outturn was 156 bottles.  More info

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 11708) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.68

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 2007 (cask 10966) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A relatively young Bunnah from Douglas Laing's Provenance range, which features whiskies from 7 to around 14 years old. This 8 year old from Islay was distilled in October 2007 and bottled in…  More info

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 2007 (cask 10966) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$5.05

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 616) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.9%
Bowmore

Single cask Bowmore! Filled into a hogshead on 5th March 1991, it emerged on 18th January 2016, almost 25 years later to fill 160 bottles as part of Càrn Mòr's Celebration Of The Cask range.  More info

Bowmore 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 616) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$17.05

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 2007 (outturn: 374 bottles) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

From the Hepburn's Choice range of independently bottled Scotch whiskies comes an 8 year old Bunnahabhain, distilled on the island of Islay in 2007 and matured in a single hogshead. It was bottled by…  More info

Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old 2007 (outturn: 374 bottles) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside) 3cl Sample
$5.05

Caol Ila 14 Year Old 2000 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.4%
Caol Ila

Part of WM Cadenhead's Small Batch bottlings range, this Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2015. 576 bottles have been produced.  More info

Caol Ila 14 Year Old 2000 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample
$6.35

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1994 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.1%
Bunnahabhain

A 20 year old 1994 vintage Bunnahabhain from Campbeltown bottler WM Cadenhead, 354 bottles have been produced.  More info

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1994 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead) 3cl Sample
$7.23

Port Ellen 36 Year Old 1979 (cask 10914) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 56.6%
Port Ellen

A 36 year old Port Ellen! Need we say more? Well, it was distilled in May 1979 and bottled by Douglas Laing for their Extra Old Particular range in September 2015. 227 bottles were filled from a…  More info

Port Ellen 36 Year Old 1979 (cask 10914) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$91.73

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2003 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.3%
Caol Ila

Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky matured for 12 years in a single refill hogshead. Distilled in April 2003, it was bottled in September 2015 by Gleann Mór at a hearty 59.3% abv!  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old 2003 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór) 3cl Sample
$7.04

Sizzling Charcoal 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

An independently bottled single malt from the Bunnahabhain distillery on the north-east of Islay. It's a 1997 vintage, matured in a single hogshead until 2015, when it was bottled by the wonderful…  More info

Sizzling Charcoal 1997 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample
$7.53

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1974 (Sestante) 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Ardbeg

A 21 year old Ardbeg distilled in 1974 and bottled in 1996 (only full years are counted) by the renowned Italian independent bottlers Sestante at 40% abv. This is a rare and valuable single malt…  More info

Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1974 (Sestante) 3cl Sample
$68.11

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