The Whiskies of Islay
Ardbeg 10 years old 'Ardbone' Gift pack 46%
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...
Caol Ila 'Old Malt Cask' 2009 / 9 years old 50%
Selected by one of Scotland's acclaimed independent bottlers, this new single cask Caol Ila was matured for 9 years in a refill hogshead cask and bottled at the 'golden strength', according to Stewart Laing, of 50%.The aroma (sometimes refered to as the 'nose') is ashy, sea-air salty and filled with smokey notes. To taste, the peat and sea salt ...
Laphroaig 'Old & Rare' 2000 / 18 years old 51.5%
Part of independent bottlers Hunter Laing's exclusive 'Old and Rare' series, this single cask, single malt from the iconic Laphroaig distillery on Islay has been maturing for 18 years in a refill hogshead cask. Initial aromas of peat smoke sea salt on the nose gives way to a hint of rich fruit cake with a touch of lemon. More of those dried frui...
Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 32 years old 49.3%
Distilled in 1983 at the Caol Ila distillery, this beautiful and gentle old Islay malt has an exceptional aroma - marrying over-ripe fruit (banana, melon, lime) and a very integrated, soft and mellow peat smoke throughout. Lush and full on the palate with a great oily feeling, the fruits and smoke swirl around and linger for a long time, finishi...
Lagavulin 'Distillers Edition' 2001 / 2017 43%
One of the most sought-after releases from Islay has just arrived - the latest 'Distillers Edition' from the Lagavulin distillery. Matured for a total of 16 years, with the last portion of that time in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, which impart a sweet, heavy richness to the whisky. The combination of succulent sweet raisins, smoked tea, tarry pea...