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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
1
$20.05

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
$33.48

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
$4.97

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 2536) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.1%
Bunnahabhain

Well-Sherried Bunnahabhain, released as part of Càrn Mòr's fantastic Celebration of the Cask Black Gold range. This 20 year old Islay single malt was distilled in January 1995 and bottled in June…  More info

Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 2536) - Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$15.41

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11209) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

An indie Islay right here, folks! This is a Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary Laphroaig distillery. The whisky was matured in a single refill cask…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11209) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.36

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 3cl Sample

3cl, 41.7%
Bunnahabhain

Good gosh - 40 year old Bunnahbhain single malt Scotch whisky! This was released by the Islay distillery in the latter-half of 2012, with just 750 bottles produced. Expect big, exciting things from…  More info

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
$225.33

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
$24.07

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 2801) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.6%
Bunnahabhain

26 year old Bunnahabhain, presented as part of Signatory's excellent Cask Strength Collection. This Islay single malt Scotch whisky was distilled back in October 1988 and matured in a single refill…  More info

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 2801) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$11.39

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
$7.72

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
$7.85

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
$8.65

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
$7.52

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
$8.02

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
$6.59

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
$7.32

Bowmore Legend 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
Bowmore

A young, rather gentle Bowmore. Whilst not massively complex or full-bodied, Legend is still a great value for money malt.  More info

Bowmore Legend 3cl Sample
18
$4.36

Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1983 (cask 5298) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.6%
Caol Ila

A Signatory bottling of cask strength Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead for 31 years. It was distilled by the Islay distillery in November 1983 and bottled in February…  More info

Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1983 (cask 5298) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$25.35

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 2464) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

Single cask Bunnahabhain, presented by the brilliant Berry Brothers & Rudd. This is a 26 year old Islay whisky, distilled in 1987 and left to age in cask 2464. In 2014, the cask was cracked open an…  More info

Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 2464) (Berry Bros. & Rudd) 3cl Sample
$11.92

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
$5.66

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11151) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

An Old Malt Cask bottling of Laphroaig single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 14 years. In June 2000, the Islay distillery filled the whisky into a refill barrel and set it aside to…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2000 (cask 11151) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.00

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
$9.12

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
$10.24

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
$10.26

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10694) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.4%
Laphroaig

Ah, Fèis Ìle. The Islay festival is something we adore here at Master of Malt. Over at Douglas Laing (who are also the chaps behind Big Peat) it seems they feel the very same way, releasing this…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10694) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.63

Ardbeg 23 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.6%
Ardbeg

Hold on to your hats, folks, because we've gone and bottling some 23 year old Ardbeg! That's right, our Single Cask Series grows larger with the addition of a 23 year old single malt Scotch whisky,…  More info

Ardbeg 23 Year Old 1991 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
2
$28.46

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