Islay whiskies are known for their peatiness, although not all the distilleries on the island produce this style - Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain have little or no peat in their standard expressions and Caol Ila produce an unpeated batch every year, while even the famously smoky Ardbeg has an unpeated expression, Blasda. Read More »
The third release of Kilchoman's ongoing Machir Bay whisky, bottled in early 2014. It's a vatting of five and six year old whisky matured in first fill bourbon casks, married and then finished in Oloroso sherry butts for four weeks before bottling.
For peat-lovers, Ardbeg 10yo is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours.
The second edition of Bruichladdich's single malt whisky made with organically-grown Scottish barley - in this case from the Mid Coul, Coulmore and mains of Tullibardine farms. As with all of Bruichladdich's malts, this has been neither coloured nor unchilfiltered. More unusually for this distillery, it hasn't been wine-finished either.
The second release from the Islay distillery codenamed "Bn". Although Bn is best known for very low or unpeated malt, this bottling is smoky and complex with an oily texture and packs quite a punch at full strength.
Ahh, the sting of seaspray, the tarry rope, the spice, the kippers for breakfast, the comforting reek of peat! Ignore all the hype and treat yourself to three of Diageo's finest - perfect hipflask fuel for a walk down the shore.
Caol ila 12 Year Old is of medium weight, but still packing plenty of potent phenols, this is a refined, powerful dram with a compensating oiliness. A balanced, peaty beauty. International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010: Gold Medal - Best in Class IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Bruichladdich's Islay Barley is a 2007 vintage whisky made from barley harvested in 2006 at Rockside Farm on Islay. This is trickle distilled in the Bruichladdich style, to keep as much of the delicate flavours of the whisky as possible.
Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is made from 100% Scottish-grown barley, peated to 40ppm which is then trickle distilled and combined with pure Islay spring water prior to bottling. An elegant, floral and peaty whisky.
The fresh young addition to the family, Port Askaig 12 year old was introduced at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012 and is a delightfully vibrant, sooty, salty seaside dram perfect for autumn and winter hipflasks.
A 2001 vintage Bowmore released by Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on September 25, it was aged for 12 years in a refill sherry butt before being bottled on April 14 2014.
Taking its name from the Gaelic for ‘dawn’, Moch is a wonderful newcomer from Caol Ila and is a must-try for fans of this outstanding distillery. Lighter in style than the standard 12yo expression, Moch is a fantastic easy-drinking dram.
A great gift pack from Ardbeg, bringing together their best-selling 10 year old whisky with a mini of the fan favourite Uigeadail, a mix of both bourbon and sherry casks much loved by most peat heads. This is limited to 2 packs per customer
A gift pack edition of Kilchoman's first ongoing bottling - Machir Bay. This young and peaty dram is accompanied by a pair of branded Glencairn glasses to help you share and enjoy this whisky from Islay's smallest distillery.
Formerly a travel retail exclusive, the popularity of the Triple Wood has led to it being launched into the general market. The whisky starts off maturing in regular bourbon casks, before being moved to Laphroaig's bespoke quarter casks for a time. The whisky is then finished in Oloroso sherry casks to gently sand off any remaining sharp edges. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch