It's hard to say how these whiskies gain their distinctive salty edge and there are many different theories behind the how. Whether it's down to maturation on Scotland's rugged coast line, unique stills, the use of peat, or a little bit of magic; here at Whisky Galore, even though we can't explain the how, we can definitely vouch for the wonderfully unique taste.

Coastal - Whiskies from the coastal areas of Scotland that have a salty seaspray tang

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Springbank 15 years old 46%

Springbank 15 years old 46%

Region: Campbeltown

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$127.00

The 15 year old from is a classic example of this old distillery's distinctive style - notes of damp and dusty old warehouses, hints of sea brine are joined by rich, complex flavours of fruit cake, toffee, marzipan (almond) and a background of very subtle peat smoke. The oaky, woody flavours that have developed during maturation give this dram a...


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Bunnahabhain 12 years old 46.3%

Bunnahabhain 12 years old 46.3%

Strength: 46.3%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$95.90

Situated on the beautiful north east coast of Islay, looking out over the paps of Jura, Bunnahabhain is described as the 'gentle Islay', a more approachable style compared to the classic peat smoke characteristic the island is so well known for. The nose is aromatic with a subtle glimmer of smoke and a faint hint of seashore that continues into ...


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Old Pulteney 12 years old 40%

Old Pulteney 12 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$72.00

Hailing from one of Scotland's most notherly distilleries, Old Pulteney resides in the old fishing village of Wick. Pulteney's whiskies are known for their gentle honeyed, vanilla sweetness, and a touch of marzipan nuttyness. The distinctive slightly salty tang tells of the distilleries home by the sea. A great introductory dram for those new to...


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Oban 14 years old 43%

Oban 14 years old 43%

Region: Highland

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$118.00

Oban 14 Year is a West Highland Malt and a real classic in its own right. Both on the nose and the palate it comes across as a marriage of the slightly salty coastal character and a medley of ripe fruitsalad flavours, with a touch of golden syrup drizzled on top and a subtle smokyness.


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Glenglassaugh 'Evolution' 50%

Glenglassaugh 'Evolution' 50%

Region: Highland

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$68.00

This 2nd release of whisky from the re-opened Glenglassaugh distillery comes from first fill American oak barrels and is bottled at 50% and without filtration. Sweet buttery vanilla mingles with caramelised pears, green apples and a hint of nutty, earthyness with a subtle hint of coastal sea-air.


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Wolfburn 'Northland' 46%

Wolfburn 'Northland' 46%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$79.50

The Wolfburn distillery is one of Scotland's newest distilleries, founded in 2013 in Thurso, making it the most northerly distillery in Scotland. Wolfburn is a traditional coastal Highland style, made with unpeated malt and aged in quarter casks that formerly held peaty whisky. Softly fruity and sweet to start, with buttery, fruity (pears, ripe ...


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Springbank 10 years old 46%

Springbank 10 years old 46%

Region: Campbeltown

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$86.40

The Springbank distillery, situated in Campbeltown at the end of the remote peninsula of Kintyre, is one of Scotland's most iconic distilleries. The character of the Springbank 10 year old is complex and deep, with flavours ranging from coconut, vanilla and pears through to a hint of sea-side aromas and a touch of warming smoke.


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Isle of Jura 10 years old 40%

Isle of Jura 10 years old 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$92.00

The Isle of Jura 10 year old is a classic Island / Highland style of whisky - it is oily, nutty and fruity (marmalade oranges) with touches of earthy smoke and a lingering slightly salty finish. An excellent introduction to the coastal Scottish style.


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Talisker 10 years old 45.8%

Talisker 10 years old 45.8%

Region: Highland

Strength: 45.8%

Volume: 700ml

$88.00

This is the same reliable Talisker of old in a rather smart new bit of packaging. The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker produces a unique style of whisky, half way between a gentle, salty, smoky West Highland malt and something smokier from Islay. Robust and punchy, peat plays a leading role on the nose, backed up with honey, leather...


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Scapa 'Skiren' 40%

Scapa 'Skiren' 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$135.00

Perched on the cliffs above the Scapa Flow in the Orkney Isles, the Scapa distillery is one of Scotland's most remote distilleries, and with sporradic production over the years, one of the more difficult to source. This new release shows the true distillery character: herbal heather-honey sweetness mingled with citrus, stewed tropical fruits and...


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Ledaig 10 years old 46.3%

Ledaig 10 years old 46.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 46.30%

Volume: 700ml

$91.00

The heavily peated whisky made at the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. Uniquely smoky aromas of burnt tires, rubber gumboots and pungent peat. The medicinal flavours are balanced with sweet barley, a hint of vanilla and liquorice. One of the most distinct and popular smoky whiskies we proudly sell.


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Isle of Jura 'Journey' 40%

Isle of Jura 'Journey' 40%

Region: Highland

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$82.00

This new addition to the all new Jura line up has been matured in American White Oak, ex Bourbon barrels, helping impart aromas of sweet vanila spice with hints of rich fruit and a gentle smoky note. This theme continues onto the palate with flavours of cinnamon, pears, pecans and toffee fudge leading into the finish.


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Highland Park 12 years old 40%

Highland Park 12 years old 40%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Highland

$89.50

Made from the best barley malted over peat fires, merged with the unique spring waters of the island and aged in casks for a minimum of twelve years that shape its rare and very distinctive character. TASTING NOTES Appearance: Glowing amber. Nose: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness. Palate : Rounded smoky sweetness; full malt delivery. Fin...


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