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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.

Caol Ila 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10870) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.50%
Caol Ila

Malt whisky distilled at the Islay distillery Coal Ila in January 1995, matured in a single refill hogshead for two decades, and then bottled by Douglas Laing in August 2015. The outturn was 282…  More info

Caol Ila 20 Year Old 1995 (cask 10870) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$10.11

Darkness! Ardbeg 23 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish 3cl Sample

3cl, 49.10%
Ardbeg

Peat and Sherry is a combination that not everybody loves, but when it works... Wow. Also, if you subscribe to the formula 'one yummy thing + another yummy thing = a super yummy thing!' then this may…  More info

Darkness! Ardbeg 23 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish 3cl Sample
4
$24.83

Caol Ila - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55%
Caol Ila

Hold the phone, the Paps of Jura? Prince Vuntan?! I know that view! It's the view from the still room at Caol Ila! I recognise this label too, except this one says "Batch 2" on it... [Jake has…  More info

Caol Ila - Batch 2 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
1
$5.69

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1997 Unpeated (Special Release 2015) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.90%
Caol Ila

Another year and another delicious unpeated Caol Ila at the affordable end of Diageo's Special Releases In fact, this is now the tenth release in the series. At 17 years old, it's the oldest yet too,…  More info

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1997 Unpeated (Special Release 2015) 3cl Sample
3
$9.85

Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 7401) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

320 bottles of 24 year old single malt Scotch whisky emerged from cask 7401 in early 2015, distilled at Bunnahabhain distillery on Islay and bottled by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. for The Coopers…  More info

Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 7401) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.) 3cl Sample
1
$9.64

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 11509) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Bowmore

From one of the most well-loved Scotch distillery - Bowmore out on the Isle of Islay - comes this 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Old Malt Cask by Hunter Laing. It was…  More info

Bowmore 12 Year Old 2002 (cask 11509) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$6.90

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 11642) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50%
Laphroaig

An indie Islay single malt right here from Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask range! This is a 15 year old Laphroaig which was distilled in April 2000, matured in a single refill butt and bottled in June…  More info

Laphroaig 15 Year Old 2000 (cask 11642) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) 3cl Sample
$9.05

Bowmore 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 960038) (Adelphi) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.20%
Bowmore

A 1996 vintage bottling of single cask Bowmore, matured for over 19 years! Bottled by the good folk at Adelphi, the outturn was 214 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 19 Year Old 1996 (cask 960038) (Adelphi) 3cl Sample
$10.30

Caol Ila 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 4213) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57%
Caol Ila

Q. What do you get if you put Coal Ila new make spirit into cask number 4213 (a hogshead) in December 1998 and then get Càrn Mòr to bottle it in August 2015? A. 135 bottles of this whisky!  More info

Caol Ila 26 Year Old 1988 (cask 4213) - Celebration of the Cask (Càrn Mòr) 3cl Sample
$17.79

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10877) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.40%
Laphroaig

Independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from the Laphroaig distillery, matured in a single refill butt for 14 years. It was distilled in February 2001 and bottled in 2015 by Douglas Laing as…  More info

Laphroaig 14 Year Old 2001 (cask 10877) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.80

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1998 (casks 800153 + 800154) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample

3cl, 55.50%
Bowmore

A Signatory bottling of two consecutive hogsheads of Bowmore single malt distilled in 1998. The total outturn was 244 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 17 Year Old 1998 (casks 800153 + 800154) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) 3cl Sample
$9.59

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10790) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.40%
Caol Ila

Awesome 18 year old Caol Ila from Douglas Laing's excellent Old Particular range. Distilled in September 1996 and bottled in May 2015.  More info

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 10790) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$8.66

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.10%
Ardbeg

Malt Advocate's Top Whisky of the Year for 2009! This is one of the legendary Islay malts. We loved the Committee release and we weren't disappointed with this incredible dram. This was released…  More info

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 3cl Sample
82
$7.90

Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1983 - 15th Release (2015 Special Release) 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.90%
Port Ellen

32 year old single malt Scotch whisky from an Islay distillery that was mothballed in 1983 and never reopened. The whisky comes from the final year of production. Matured in refill European oak butts…  More info

Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1983 - 15th Release (2015 Special Release) 3cl Sample
$191.90

Kilchoman Machir Bay 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Kilchoman

Kilchoman's Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts, resulting in…  More info

Kilchoman Machir Bay 3cl Sample
8
$5.57

Port Charlotte 6 Year Old 2009 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 58.10%
Bruichladdich

This is the first Port Charlotte single malt Scotch whisky which we've bottled as part of our Single Cask Series! It was distilled in April 2009, allowed to age in a first fill bourbon hogshead for 6…  More info

Port Charlotte 6 Year Old 2009 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
1
$6.76

Sea Swept Barnacle 1987 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

We love the imagery Wemyss conjure with the names of their releases, "Sea Swept Barnacle" giving plenty of indication as to the character of this single cask Bunnahabhain. In fact, it's made us…  More info

Sea Swept Barnacle 1987 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Bunnahabhain) 3cl Sample
$13.25

Kilchoman 7 Year Old 2008 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Kilchoman

A very special Kilchoman release - their first ever 7 year old! Distilled in July 2008, it was matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels up until August 2015 when this limited vintage vatting was…  More info

Kilchoman 7 Year Old 2008 3cl Sample
1
$8.28

Kilchoman 4 Year Old 2010 - Single Quarter Cask Release (cask 582/2010) (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample

3cl, 59.20%
Kilchoman

The first ever quarter cask matured Kilchoman and it's a Master of Malt exclusive! The distillation date was 7th October 2010 and after almost five years maturing in a single quarter cask it was…  More info

Kilchoman 4 Year Old 2010 - Single Quarter Cask Release (cask 582/2010) (Master of Malt) 3cl Sample
$9.29

Oc1 - Elements of Islay (Octomore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 65.40%
Bruichladdich

The first "Oc" single malt from the Elements of Islay range, bottled by Speciality Drinks. Intensely peated with sparks of fruit and malt shining through. Impressive...  More info

Oc1 - Elements of Islay (Octomore) 3cl Sample
$20.94

Pl3 - Elements of Islay (Port Charlotte) 3cl Sample

3cl, 60.30%
Bruichladdich

This is the third "Pl" in the Elements of Islay range from Speciality Drinks. This has been matured in Château Climens wine casks, resulting in great interplay between the sweet wine-like notes and…  More info

Pl3 - Elements of Islay (Port Charlotte) 3cl Sample
$12.99

Smokehead 3cl Sample

3cl, 43%
Smokehead

Smokehead is a superb, cult single malt from Ian MacLeod. Just a massive, thick peat smoke rich dram. Plenty of great south Islay character.  More info

Smokehead 3cl Sample
24
$4.83

Ardbeg - Batch 6 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 48.60%
Ardbeg

Whispered about in the halls in only hushed, excited voices, this is a much anticipated release - and it's here. The sixth batch of Ardbeg single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky…  More info

Ardbeg -  Batch 6 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
$23.24

Port Charlotte - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample

3cl, 52.40%
Bruichladdich

Give a warm welcome to the first batch of Port Charlotte single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! A massively impressive expression with a very scientific label. You see…  More info

Port Charlotte - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 3cl Sample
3
$7.04

Islay Storm 3cl Sample

3cl, 40%
C.S. James and Sons Ltd.

An Islay single malt from a secret distillery, Islay Storm has loads of peaty character.  More info

Islay Storm 3cl Sample
25
$4.46

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