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 »
Easily the most popular of the no-age-statement Bowmores, with a rich sherry influence calming some of the more fiery attributes of the young spirit. As close in style to the legendary Black Bowmore as most of us mere mortals will be able to taste.
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 #1607, 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...
A 16 year old whisky single cask whisky from Caol Ila, bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in September 1996, matured in a refill hogshead and then bottled in February 2013.
A 1994 vintage whisky from Caol Ila on the isle of Islay, bottled by Gordon & Macphail. They've done a bit of a twist on most bottlings of Caol Ila by not only finishing the whisky, but doing so in a Sassicaia 'Super Tuscan' red wine cask - expect lots of mulled red fruity notes.
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
Bottled in 2012, this 1996 edition of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition (probably the most sought after in the range) combines the regular rich, peat smoke that the distillery is known for with a finishing period in sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for even more depth of flavour.