The Whiskies of Islay
Caol Ila 'Moch' 43%
Moch, meaning 'dawn' in Gaelic, is an expression from the Caol Ila distillery that captures the coastal and traditional peat smoke flavours Islay is renowned for. Like a walk on the shores of Islay, the aroma of this single malt starts salty and oceanic, with warming smoke from an old peat bonfire and a gentle medicinal scent. To taste, a balanc...
Lagavulin 12 years old '17th Release' 56.5%
Unlike the more subdued 16 year old Lagavulin, the 12 year old is intense and uncompromising. Bottled at cask strength and offering a much stronger smoke and peat influence, it shows the more rugged and expressive side of the distillery. Sea-spray salty peat, citrus, cured smoky meats and a drying, spicy finish.
Lg10 - Elements of Islay 57.4% 500ml
The latest bottling from the Elements of Islay 'Lg' series has arrived, hailing from the Lagavulin distillery on the southern coast of Islay. Selected from just 3 ex-bourbon barrels that have matured since 2007, this is a wonderful example of Lagavulin's pineapple and maritime peat flavours. Sweet and succulent stewed apples, vanilla and caramel...
Oc6 - Elements of Islay 58.1% 500ml
Distilled from ultra heavily peated barley at the Bruichladdich distillery, this new small batch of ex-bourbon barrels was matured for over 8 years before being bottled at its natural strength of 58.1% by the fine folk at Elixir Distillers. On the nose this whisky starts with spicy peat smoke, burnt matches and orange peel. Sweet notes of tinned...
Caol Ila 'Single Malts of Scotland' 2011 / 8 years old #300158 6
Selected for the Single Malts of Scotland range, this is a new release from the Caol Ila distillery, matured for 8 years in an sherry butt and bottled at a natural strength of 61.3%. Starting with fresh and vibrant aromas, there is a nose-drying scent of sea air, seaweed and brine, cutting against Caol Ila's smouldering peat smoke. The palate is...
Caol Ila 'Single Malts of Scotland' 11 years old 48%
This release from the Single Malts of Scotland is from their new 'Reserve Casks' range, specially selected vattings of a handful of casks from distilleries around Scotland. Bottled from four hogshead casks that were filled in 2008 at the Caol Ila distillery, this is an evocative sea-side dram, with rockpools, ocean air and wet sand aromas, lifte...
Ar11- Elements of Islay 56.8% 500ml
Distilled in 2000 and aged for 12 years in ex-bourbon casks before being matured for 7 years in a first-fill pedro ximenez sherry cask, this very special new Ardbeg is on our shelves just in time for Christmas. Ardbeg remains one of the rarest whiskies to see independently bottled like this, and Elixir Distillers previous releases have been exce...