The island of Islay (pronounced eye-la)  lies in the southern Inner Hebridean isles of Scotland and boasts 8 producing single malt distilleries: (Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Kilchoman) and one closed (Port Ellen). Islay is home to some of the most famous distilleries in Scotland, and while the majority produce a heavily peated and pungently smoky whisky, there are excellent un-peated styles made here too.

The distinctive smoky aroma and flavour is imparted by the drying of barley over smouldering peat fires, with this character diminishing and softening with time in the cask. Islay whiskies are connected strongly to where they are made, and a visit to the island is among one of the best whisky experiences available in the world.

Islay Region

Sort by:
Adelphi 'Breath of Islay' Archive Collection 1993 / 14 years old 58.4%

Adelphi 'Breath of Islay' Archive Collection 1993 / 14 years old 58.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 58.4%

Volume: 700ml

$297.00

Part of the new 'Archive' series from Adelphi, this 'Breath of Islay' comes from a very famous distillery on the island, and we are sworn to secrecy not to divulge which it is from. Matured in a first-fill hogshead, the nose is mellow with butterscotch, sage, thyme and then a striking aroma of glazed smoky ham. Incredibly deep and complex, with ...


More Info
Adelphi 'Liddesdale' 21 years old 46%

Adelphi 'Liddesdale' 21 years old 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$166.00

Adelphi's famous Liddesdale series returns just in time for Christmas, and as usual they have selected a small handful of sherry casks from the Bunnahabhain distillery to be bottled for this 10th release. After 21 years of maturing, this is a wonderfully chocolatey dram, with orange, grapefruit and pineapple notes joining honeycomb and hazelnut ...


More Info
Ardbeg 'Auriverdes' 49.9%

Ardbeg 'Auriverdes' 49.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 49.9%

Volume: 700ml

$169.00

Auriverdes is a special bottling of Ardbeg origianlly released the year of the Brazillian soccer world cup, hence its livery of green and gold. Matured in casks that have had their heads (cask ends) toasted to two different levels, this is a classic Ardbeg with some new, unique flavours to it. Here are our thoughts:The nose is reminscent of an o...


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Ar6 - Elements of Islay 55.7% 500ml

Ar6 - Elements of Islay 55.7% 500ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 55.7%

Volume: 500ml

$171.00

Created by independent bottlers Speciality Drinks, the Elements of Islay series captures the unique taste and aroma of the whiskies from the remote west coast island of Islay in Scotland. This single malt is from a small combination of casks from one of the island's most famous distilleries situated in Kildalton. We very rarely see whisky from t...


More Info
Ardbeg 'Perpetuum' 47.4%

Ardbeg 'Perpetuum' 47.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 47.4%

Volume: 700ml

$158.00

2015 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Ardbeg distillery on Islay, and to celebrate this very special occasion, they have created the Ardbeg 'Perpetuum'. Encompasing the classic Ardbeg style, this limited edition bottling has a wonderful aroma of salty tarry rope, smouldering peat smoke and bonfire char. The peat smoke dominates the palate, wit...


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Ardbeg 'Quadrant' 10 years old with Uigeadail mini

Ardbeg 'Quadrant' 10 years old with Uigeadail mini

Region: Islay

Strength: 46% + 54.2%

Volume: 700ml + 50ml

$96.00

Ardbeg's iconic 10 year old whisky complete with a wee 50ml mini of 'Uigeadail', one of Ardbeg's high-strength whiskies. A great gift pack for fans of the distillery or those looking to try explore the distinctive taste of Ardbeg's famously smoky, peaty style.


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Ardbeg 'Supernova' 2015 Release 54.3%

Ardbeg 'Supernova' 2015 Release 54.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 54.3%

Volume: 700ml

$247.00

The Supernova series from Ardbeg comes to an end with this final committee release. Distilled from barley peated to the highest level used at Ardbeg (100ppm), this is staggeringly smoky along with peppery aromatic herbal aromas, layers of fruit, and briny seaweed. On the palate, the smoky is as expected: sooty, ashy and intense, and the Ardbeg s...


More Info
Ardbeg 10 years old 'Exploration' pack 46%

Ardbeg 10 years old 'Exploration' pack 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46% + 57.1% + 54.2%

Volume: 700ml + 50ml x 2

$109.00

This smartly presented Ardbeg gift set contains a 700ml bottle of Ardbeg 10 years old and two minis of the cask strength expressions 'Uigeadail' and 'Corryvreckan'. If you're fond of the smoky, ashy and peaty flavours of Ardbeg and haven't tried any of their cask strength whiskies, this is a great way to introduce yourself to them.


More Info
Ardbeg 10 years old 46%

Ardbeg 10 years old 46%

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$91.50

Legendary to those who have come to crave Scotland's big peat-flavoured drams, Ardbeg achieves a balance between surging smoke and peat, with notes of fresh tar, medicinal carbolic soap, wood smoke and a distant coastal element. The palate has a surprising sweetness and an oilyness that is offset by a fruity, citrus hint. One of our most popular...


More Info
Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1%

Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1%

Strength: 57.1

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$134.00

Ardbeg Corryvreckan is one of two constantly available Ardbegs bottled at high strength. It is made up of a combination of Ardbeg matured in standard Ex Bourbon casks and in French oak casks. This maturation gives the Corryvreckan great balance of sweetness and spiciness backed up by a huge punch of drying, ashy smoke.


More Info
Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2%

Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2%

Strength: 54.2%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$132.00

A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at high strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrels and sherry butts which gives a sweet and smokey finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg's water flows. This year's batch of Uigeadail has more sherry influence and is an absolutely stunning whisky. Nose: the nose is deep and rounded...


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Bowmore 'Darkest' 15 years old 43%

Bowmore 'Darkest' 15 years old 43%

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$144.00

A new bottling from Bowmore which is a combination of vanilla-rich bourbon casks and 2 years in Oloroso sherry casks. A fantastic dram!


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Bowmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 15 years old 48.4%

Bowmore 'Old Particular' 2000 / 15 years old 48.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48.4%

Volume: 700ml

$228.00

The colour of this Bowmore is strikingly dark, indicating its 15 years of maturation was in rich first-fill sherry casks. The whole experience is a classic Bowmore of this style, with flavours of tobacco, spent fireworks and a medley of fruit (citrus, fruit salad) and a soft fragrant peat smoke. Old sherry-cask matured Islay's are increasingly d...


More Info
Bowmore 'Small Batch' 40%

Bowmore 'Small Batch' 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$89.00

Produced at Islay's oldest distillery, this Bowmore is two different types of American oak casks, then married together to create a balance of flavours and romas of peat smoke, honeycomb and cinnamon spice. The smoke is light enough to let delicate flavours like vanilla and coconut through, with the distinctive Bowmore lime citrus come through i...


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Bowmore 'Tempest' Batch 6 54.9%

Bowmore 'Tempest' Batch 6 54.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 54.9%

Volume: 700ml

$119.00

Bowmore's latest cask-strength bottling of Tempest has just arrived on our shelves. Matured solely in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, this release is a great example of the tropical fruit style Bowmore is famous for. On the nose there is a big tropical fruit aroma (guyava, passionfruit, pineapple) and notes of mandarin and soft peat smoke. The fl...


More Info
Bowmore 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 25 years old 55.1%

Bowmore 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 25 years old 55.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 55.1%

Volume: 700ml

$713.00

Distilled at the end of 1989 and filled into a refill hogshead cask, this Bowmore was left to mature for 25 years before being bottled at its natural cask strength. Gently maratime with coastal and oceanic with a drifting subtle smoke. Sweetly smoky to start on the palate with a sooty and iodine peatyness that stays for a long time on the finish...


More Info
Bowmore 12 years old 43%

Bowmore 12 years old 43%

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$78.00

Complex yet perfectly balanced, the Bowmore 12 carries notes of subtle lemon, honey and silky peat smoke. A gentler style of Islay smoke from the islands oldest distillery.


More Info
Bowmore 18 years old 43%

Bowmore 18 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$168.00

Released in January 2007 to replace the 17 year old, this is a complex and interesting Bowmore that opens up beautifully given time. It has a perfumed aroma with stewed fruit and gentle smoke in the background which continues to develop on the palate along with plum jam and fruit flavours which leads to a mellow finish with gentle peat smoke eve...


More Info
Bowmore 25 years old 43%

Bowmore 25 years old 43%

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

Region: Islay

$392.00

The famous Bowmore 25 years old is back, this time as a small batch release, bottled from some of Bowmore's oldest stock. On the nose, intense stewed fruits, lemon and a puff of maratime smoke. The deep citrus (oranges, grapefruit) flavours mingle with a bolder smoke character that gets peppery and slightly perfumed. Bowmore's from this age are ...


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Bowmore Bicentenary bottled 1979 43%

Bowmore Bicentenary bottled 1979 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$2,241.50

Released in 1979 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Bowmore distillery, this is an iconic whisky, dominanted by 1960's sherry cask matured whisky, it is regarded by us as one of the very finest expressions from Bowmore every produced.


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Br6 - Elements of Islay 50.4% 500ml

Br6 - Elements of Islay 50.4% 500ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 50.4%

Volume: 500ml

$159.00

The famed 'Elements of Islay' series has arrived in New Zealand, and this release (Br6) comes from the Bruichladdich distillery in Port Charlotte. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 50.4% from just a small selection of casks.Due to the limited nature of this release, it is limited to just one bottle per customer


More Info
Bruichladdich 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1994 / 2016 56.2%

Bruichladdich 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1994 / 2016 56.2%

Region: Islay

Strength: 56.2%

Volume: 700ml

$255.00

This independent bottling by Gordon & MacPhail of Bruichladdich was distilled prior to the distilleries closure in 1994. Bottled at natural cask strength, it has a fragrant honeyed sweetness with hints of vanilla & Sherry developing. The taste is complex with flavours of banana, apple and custard, complemented by a milk chocolate edge an...


More Info
Currently
Unavailable
Bruichladdich 'Legacy Series' Four 32 years old 47.5%

Bruichladdich 'Legacy Series' Four 32 years old 47.5%

Region: Islay

Strength: 47.5%

Volume: 700ml

$598.00

Released as part of the 'Legacy' vintage series from Bruichladdich's master distiller Jim McEwan, this 32 year old whisky was distilled in 1973 and is one of the few whiskies available from the Bruichladdich from this era. As is often with these early 70's Bruichladdich, it bursts with tropical fruit flavours (passionfruit, mango, pineapple) and...


More Info

Bruichladdich 'Port Charlotte' Islay Barley 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$149.00

Harvested in September 2008 from the farms at Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside, Starchmill & Sunderland, peated to 40 PPM, then distilled in December of the same year, this malt has a classic Islay character of peat smoke, sea spray and even some fruity notes in the background, all held together with flavours of caramel, lemon and pepper.


More Info