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 »
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 7 year old whisky distilled at Bruichladdich in 2003, deeply coloured thanks to its unusual maturation - rather than maturing in ex-bourbon casks before being ACE-d, or finished, this whisky was aged solely in Port casks.
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
The first couple of batches of Bowmore's Tempest, a cask-strength 10yo vatted from first-fill bourbon casks, have been incredibly popular, and rightly so. This one has a more elegant touch and tantalising tropical fruitiness, especially with a drop of water and a few minutes in the glass. Our favourite batch so far, this is fabulous stuff.
The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers. Malt Maniacs Awards 2010 & 2011: Non-Plus-Ultra Award (Daily Drams) IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A 2006 vintage Bunnahabhain from well established independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. This may have been bottled at just 6 years of age, but is certainly mature in its complexity and is a delicious example of young peated Bunnahabhain.
A quarter-bottle each of the Bowmore 12yo, 15yo Darkest and 18yo. Not just a great starter set, but also the perfect gift for anyone looking to explore the charms of Islay's oldest surviving distillery. A set of three 20cl bottles
The fourth release in Bowmore's Tempest series, taking a small batch of first fill bourbon casks and marrying them before bottling at cask strength. A classic example of relatively young and fully flavoured Bowmore.
An interesting, untampered with whisky from Murray McDavid, switching their usual ACEing for simple, but excellent, cask selection. This is a 2000 vintage Bowmore simply aged in sherry casks for 7 years before bottling.
A 2002 vintage whisky from Murray McDavid, matured initially in bourbon casks before being switched over to red wine casks from Chateau Latour, one of the top producers of Bordeaux, for a total of 8 years of maturation.
A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smokey finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of the Airigh nam Beist this probably represents the best value in the core range. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch