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 »
An incrediblyrare Ardbeg from Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice series. This was distilled nearly five decades ago back in 1964, when the distillery was still very old-fashioned, using direct fired stills and its own floor maltings, and bottled in 1996.
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 93 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
A legendary Ardbeg, the 1974 Provenance first appeared in Europe in 1997 shortly after Glenmorangie's takeover of the distillery. This version of Provenance was for the US market and was introduced in 2000. Please note that the boxes for these bottles are damaged.
A cask-strength release of Ardbeg 1975 bottled in 2006 from a single sherry cask for sale at the distillery. There are now almost no sherry casks from the 1970s left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling.
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.