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 »
After a string of highly-regarded indie peated Bunnahabhains, the distillery has finally released an official version of their heavily-peated malt. Toiteach is Gaelic for Smoky, and apparently there's some sherry influence on this as well. Kudos to Burn Stewart for bottling this unchilfiltered at 46%.
The second Lg for Elements of Islay is noticeably sweeter than the first, but retains the raw, south-coast ruggedness of its predecessor. Oaty with hints of honeycomb and white chocolate on the nose. Bandages and bonfires on the palate, then a briney, medicinal finish.
A 2004 vintage Port Charlotte (peated whisky from Bruichladdich distillery) from independent bottlers The Coopers Choice. This was aged for 9 years in cask number 1032 before 330 bottles were yielded in 2014.
Bowmore Gold Reef was released for the travel retail market in 2014. A No Age Statement whisky that was matured predominantly in first fill ex-bourbon casks, this is a coastal whisky with tropical fruit flavours.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
A limited edition single cask from Bruichladdich's Micro-Provenance series, detailing many details about the cask's handling to let the drinker see the influence of many factors. This was distilled in 1992, matured for 17 years in ex-bourbon American oak cask #1907, stored in dunnage warehouse 6 in the left 16 casks...
More madness from Murray McDavid, starting with a 1995 vintage distillate from Bowmore. They first matured the spirit in ex-Bourbon before finishing the whisky in Viognier white wine casks from Guigal in Condrieu, for a total of 11 years in wood. They may also have spelled Viognier as Voignier on the label...
2014's fourth release of Kilchoman's 100% Islay was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, a combination of four- and five-year-old whisky. Every step on the production process takes place on Islay, from the barley used right through to the bottling, 100% Islay is the distillery's lightly peated release.
A 1996 vintage Caol Ila bottled by Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection series. Distilled on 3rd September, it was matured in a pair of hogsheads for 17 years before being bottled on 27th November 2013.
A 1992 vintage Bruichladdich from independent bottler Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 20 November, it was aged in a pair of hogsheads for 21 years before being bottled on 14 April 2014.
A 1996 vintage Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Collection release of whisky from Caol Ila. A vatting of two hogsheads, distilled on September 3rd 1996, matured for 17 years and bottled on 8th November 2013.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan has been a huge success since its launch in 2009, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and 96.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011. Whisky Bible 2011: NAS Single Malt Scotch of the Year; 96.5 Points