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 »
One of the famous Bowmore Bicentenary bottles from 1979. This whisky was distilled in 1964, and has been hailed as one of the finest Bowmores produced to date. Please note that this item does not come with a presentation box.
The first ever version of the now hugely popular Port Ellen Annual Releases. Distilled in 1979 and bottled at cask strength after 22 years of maturation. Port Ellen distillery closed in 1983 and is considered to be one of the most prestigous distilleries in history.
The oldest ever release from the distillery is this 37 year old, part of the 2013 Diageo Annual Special Releases. A mix of European and American oak, it has depth and incredible intensity for so old an Islay whisky.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
A 1967 vintage Ardbeg, bottled at 28 years old in 1995 by independent bottlers Signatory. This is a powerful, old-style peaty Ardbeg with herbaceous and lemon notes leading to a long finish. Given an incredible 95 points on whiskyfun.com by Serge Valentin.
A 28 year old 1967 vintage single cask Ardbeg bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. Aged for 28 years in an oloroso butt, this is a highly rated bottling. In fact it received and average of 92 from 10 Malt Maniacs and Serge Valentin awarded it an impressive 96 points on Whiskyfun.
A very rare bicentenary whisky from Bowmore, bottled at cask strength in 1979 as part of the 200th birthday celebrations. This edition was produced for the Italian market and comes in a rather unusual square bottle. The whisky is reputed to have been distilled in 1969, but does not say so on the bottle.
A stunning old Ardbeg bottled by Signatory in March 1997. This whisky has was distilled in 1967 and has been matured for 30 years in an Oloroso Sherry butt. Limited to just 580 bottles, this is a real collectors piece.
A beautiful rare distillery bottling of single cask Bowmore whisky. Distilled in 1969 and bottled in 1978 for Sandra Montanari of Bologna after maturing for a mere 8 or 9 years. It's a sister cask to the famed #6635 and we expect it to be stunning.
A very rare blended whisky produced by Bowmore for their Bicentenary in the 1970s. This was only produced to be served at Bowmore's Bicentenary Luncheon, and we believe only a handful of bottles survived, possibly as few as 12.
An sherry butt of Ardbeg from the legendary 1976 batch, this rare Ardbeg was bottled for the Feis Ile in 2002. "...It simply doesn't get better than this...just one of those drams of a lifetime...a bloody incredible dram. 96 points" Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2004. Please note that the presentation box is damaged.
A beautiful 1956 vintage Bowmore, bottled sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s. Distilled before the Morrisons took over the business but bottled rather elegantly by them. A bottling of this under an Italian label for Soffiantino scooped a staggering 96 points from Serge at Whiskyfun.
A truly legendary Port Ellen, bottled for the 25th anniversary of the Port Ellen Maltings in 1998. The recipient of an incredible 94 point score from Serge Valentin's whiskyfun.com, this is one of those rare Port Ellens that really lives up to the hype.
This incredibly rare 1969 vintage whisky was released exclusively to Italy in 1979 in celebration of Bowmore's 200th birthday. Matured for 10 years in a sherry cask and bottled at cask strength, this is limited to just 300 bottles.
The oldest distillery bottling of Laphroaig, aged for 40 years and bottled at a cask strength 42.4%. Rare and much praised by the whisky community, picking up an average rating of 90/100 from the Malt Maniacs.
A bottling of a single cask, 1968 vintage Bowmore – part of the same batch of Oloroso casks that produced Black Bowmore. Bottled at 38 years of age, this was released as part of the 'Trilogy' series along with the Fino and Bourbon expressions.
A 1964 vintage Bowmore aged for 38 years in bourbon casks. 1964 seems to have been a good year at Bowmore, as there have been a large number of very high quality releases, not least the Trilogy series. With notes of pepper, mustard and a herbaceousness, Serge Valentin awarded it a fantastic rating of 92 points.