All the island malts might be described a ‘maritime’ in character, except Isle of Arran, which is as sweet and fruity as a Speyside. Highland Park and Scapa are lightly smoky, Talisker and Ledaig (an expression made at Tobermory Distillery) distinctly so. Tobermory and Jura have no smoke. Read More »
A big, bold bottling of whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull - Ledaig, their peated offering. This one was selected by TWE and bottled by Gordon & Macphail, and shows off what Ledaig does best: big, peaty whisky. Maturation in a sherry cask has added a layer of sherried fruit to the earthy, rich spirit without overpowering it.
Part of the Warriors Series originally launched for the travel retail market, Einar is big and bold, just the warrior himself. Aged primarily in American oak casks and with peat smoke in the mix, this is a punchy whisky that's sure not to disappoint.
With the smoothness of the 10 year-old allied to extra complexity from more ageing, this is a winner. 'A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight.' Jim Murray, Whisky Magazine Dec 2000
A 2013 limited release from Arran. This is produced from a combination of 35 bourbon barrels and 10 sherry hogsheads filled at the turn of the millennium on 31st December 1999 and 1st January 2000 and is limited to 7800 bottles worldwide.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
Beautifully-presented bottle of Tobermory. The whisky is matured in Gonzalez Byass Oloroso sherry casks and the casks mature on the mainland before travelling back to Mull for the final year before bottling.
Introduced in 2007, this 18yo Jura was brought in to replace the discontinued 21 year-old. Often overlooked for it's neighbour, Islay, Jura is a beautiful island full of deer and is where George Orwell finished writing Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The 2000 vintage of Talisker's ever popular and quite excellent Distillers Edition. Double matured, as are all of the range, with the finish being in Amoroso casks, a sweetened Oloroso sherry, adding some sweet and juicy fruit to Talisker smoke and maritime edge.
This Jura 1995 is part of the distillery's 'Boutique Barrels' series of single casks, bottled at full cask strength. This 'Bourbon Jo' edition has been finished in 'small batch bourbon cask', according to the label.
A 1996 vintage Arran bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular series of bottlings. The distillery had only opened a year before, having been the first legal distillery on the island since 1837.
Originally released in March 2011, Leif Erikson was originally a travel retail exclusive that we've managed to get a few bottles of. In celebration of Erikson's trip to the New World it is made up of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, all made from American oak.
A heavily peated 1989 vintage Isle of Jura from indie bottlers Signatory. This was distilled on 17th December and aged for 24 years in a pair of Bourbon barrels before being bottled on 7th January 2014.
From a tiny distillery in Orkney, Scapa is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbour Highland Park. This 14yo was quite a shortlived bottling -it was introduced by then new owners Chivas Brothers to replace the old 12yo, but was subsequently superseded by the now-familiar 16 year old standard official bottling.
A 1990 vintage Highland Park released by independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection series. Distilled on 3rd December, it was aged in a wine cask for 22 years before being bottled on 2nd July 2013. This is a rare example of full term wine cask maturation for Highland Park, we can't wait to try it ourselves.