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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.

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
$6.85

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
$8.98

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
$10.23

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
$17.66

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
$8.73

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
$9.52

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
$8.60

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
$190.52

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
$5.53

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
$6.71

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
$13.16

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
$8.22

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
$9.22

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
$4.79

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
$23.07

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
$6.99

Lp6 - Elements of Islay (Laphroaig) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.30%
Laphroaig

Another entry in Speciality Drinks' Elements of Islay series from the "Lp" distillery. The sixth edition is plenty peaty, with good helpings of vanilla and vibrant fruit flesh notes. This has been…  More info

Lp6 - Elements of Islay (Laphroaig) 3cl Sample
$10.79

Octomore 6 Year Old 2007 (cask 16737) - Sauterne Cask (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample

3cl, 63.80%
Bruichladdich

An independent bottling of notably intensely peaty Octomore single malt Scotch whisky from the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. This one has was distilled in December 2007, matured in a Sauternes…  More info

Octomore 6 Year Old 2007 (cask 16737) - Sauterne Cask (Rest & Be Thankful) 3cl Sample
$18.10

Lg5 - Elements of Islay (Lagavulin) 3cl Sample

3cl, 54.80%
Lagavulin

Independently bottled Lagavulin single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of the Speciality Drinks Elements of Islay range. Rich and smoky, as we've come to expect from Lagavulin.  More info

Lg5 - Elements of Islay (Lagavulin) 3cl Sample
$8.68

Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 10749) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 53.60%
Caol Ila

Well aged Caol Ila, anyone? Oh yes, this is a single cask bottling of 25 year old single malt from the legendary Islay distillery, presented as part of the Xtra Old Particular range by Douglas Laing.…  More info

Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 10749) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$21.44

Bw5 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 50.20%
Bowmore

From the Speciality Drinks Periodic-Table-influenced Elements of Islay range comes the fifth edition of "Bw". Good balance of citrus fruit and classic Bowmore smoke with this one.  More info

Bw5 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore) 3cl Sample
$11.32

Bw4 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore) 3cl Sample

3cl, 51.60%
Bowmore

From Speciality Drinks' Elements of Islay range comes Bw4, an independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from a famous Islay distillery. You might have heard of them, in fact. You might even be…  More info

Bw4 - Elements of Islay (Bowmore) 3cl Sample
$10.95

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 8943) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.) 3cl Sample

3cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A 23 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask from 1990 to 2014. It comes to us presented by the Vintage Malt Whisky Company's Coopers Choice range, with an outturn…  More info

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 8943) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.) 3cl Sample
$7.55

Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 10798) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 57.80%
Laphroaig

A 25 year old Laphroaig single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a refill cask from November 1989 to July 2015. It has been presented by Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular selection, a range reserved…  More info

Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 10798) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$28.60

Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 10822) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample

3cl, 40.60%
Bunnahabhain

A citrus-and-barley-rich single malt Scotch whisky from the Bunnahabhain distillery on the isle of Islay, matured in a single refill hogshead for 24 years. It was distilled in November 1990 and…  More info

Bunnahabhain 24 Year Old 1990 (cask 10822) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing) 3cl Sample
$11.67

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