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.

The Whiskies of Islay

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Laphroaig 'An Cuan Mor' 48%

Laphroaig 'An Cuan Mor' 48%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48%

Volume: 700ml

$159.00

Laphroaig's new An Cuan Mor is Gaelic for 'The Big Ocean', named for the Atlantic ocean that pounds the Proaig bay where the Laphroaig distillery resides on Islay. Originally matured in first-fill American oak casks before a secondary maturation in European Oak this is an intense and full-flavoured dram. It starts richly on sweet fruit, delicate...


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Laphroaig 'Quarter Cask' 48%

Laphroaig 'Quarter Cask' 48%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48%

Volume: 700ml

$96.00

Laphroaig's 'Quarter Cask' is named after the use of casks that are a quarter of the size of the normal barrels used at Laphroaig. These small casks are only used at the end of the normal maturation period for a short amount of time due to the intense influence they have on the whisky. The hallmark Laphroaig smoke and pungent peat reek are joine...


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Laphroaig 'Triple Wood' 48%

Laphroaig 'Triple Wood' 48%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48%

Volume: 700ml

$139.70

Matured in three different styles of casks: bourbon barrels, quarter casks and lastly Spanish sherry butts. The Laphroaig from these 3 casks are brought together at bottling to produce a whisky of creamy dried fruit and lingering ashy peat smoke. The palate is lush and oily with a burst of peat followed by vanilla and a touch of sherry sweetness...


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Laphroaig 10 years old 40%

Laphroaig 10 years old 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$83.40

The famous Laphroaig 10 year old, one of the most iconic single malt whiskies in all of Scotland. Renowned for its earthy, medicinal, richly peaty-smoky flavour, it is an evocative dram that with just one sip transports you to its home on the inner Hebridean island of Islay.


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MacLeod's Islay 40%

MacLeod's Islay 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$62.90

This single malt whisky from an undisclosed Islay distillery is a robust, sea-weedy and intensely peaty whisky. There is an obvious influence from sherry casks (as noted by the color) and the balance between the sweet fruity sherry notes and the strongly peaty, maritime smoke is perfect. Exceptionally good value Islay drinking.


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Port Askaig '100 Proof' 57.1%

Port Askaig '100 Proof' 57.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 57.10%

Volume: 700ml

$100.00

Bottled from a selection of casks both young and old from an undisclosed distillery on Islay, the Port Askaig series personifies the Islay style - dense smoke, sea spray and a hint of lemon and liquorice (suggesting one distillery in particular). The peat smoke lingers on the palate with salted caramel, herbal notes and a slow drying finish. Bot...


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Port Askaig 45 years old 40.8%

Port Askaig 45 years old 40.8%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40.80%

Volume: 700ml

$2,252.00

This incredibly rare whisky is the oldest Islay single malt we have stocked, bottled after 45 years of maturation. Distilled at an undisclosed distillery in 1968, this bottling is a combination of 5 old sherry casks. It carries a staggeringly complex array of aromas of flavours - honey sweetness, rich over-ripe fruit, a hint of menthol and a wav...


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Port Askaig Cask Strength 19 years old 50.4%

Port Askaig Cask Strength 19 years old 50.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50.4%

Volume: 700ml

$209.00

Distilled at an undisclosed distillery on the Isle of Islay, 'Port Askaig' has been bottled at cask strength from a small selection of 19 year old single malt whisky. The aroma is softly smoky, with layers of peat, aromatic citrus, honey and herbal spicyness. The palate shows the mature character of an Islay malt, with a gentle flinty smoke and ...


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Port Ellen 1974 'Gordon and MacPhail' 750ml 40%

Port Ellen 1974 'Gordon and MacPhail' 750ml 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 750ml

$1,761.00


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Smokehead 18 years old 43%

Smokehead 18 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$292.00

From Ian Macleod Distillers, this unknown bottling from a distillery on Islay is a brooding, smooth smoky dram as the name and packaging suggests. Maturation has taken the edges off this whisky, leaving a refined and complex malt that has plenty to explore beneath the smoke.


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Smokehead 43%
$69.00
Smokehead 43%

Smokehead 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$69.00

Smokehead is a rich, seaweedy and intensely peaty whisky.The flavour is fresh, fruity and immense, with notes of sherry, iodine, toffee, smoke and sea salt all fighting for recognition.A really vigorous whisky not for the faint hearted savour and enjoy!


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Bruichladdich Octomore 10 years old 57.3%

Bruichladdich Octomore 10 years old 57.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 57.3%

Volume: 700ml

$294.00

Malted barley peated to a whopping 167ppm was used to produce this heavily peated expession from creative Islay distillers Bruichladdich. 18,000 bottles were produced from a vatting of first fill bourbon and Grenache Blanc wine casks that had matured the spirit for over 10 years. The result is rich, full bodied and oily whisky with balanced flav...


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Port Ellen 'Old & Rare' 1982 / 33 years old 58.3%

Port Ellen 'Old & Rare' 1982 / 33 years old 58.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 58.30%

Volume: 700ml

$4,301.00

This exceptionally dark and brooding looking whisky comes from one of the most iconic of all of Scotland's long-lost distilleries, Port Ellen. Closed just one year after this was distilled, Port Ellen has become a whisky of great importance in the history of Islay, at one time being used for nothing more than fill for blended whiskies, it is now...


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Port Askaig 8 years old 45.8%

Port Askaig 8 years old 45.8%

Region: Islay

Strength: 45.8%

Volume: 700ml

$79.00

This is the latest core expression to join the Port Askaig range, a soft sweet and peaty 8 year old from an undisclosed distillery. Matured entirely in refill American oak, it is fresh and vibrant on the nose with lemon oil, salty sea spray and a soft ashy smoke. More citrus on the palate with smoked fish and that classic Islay peat reek. A hone...


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PEAT (Full Proof) 59.3% 500ml

PEAT (Full Proof) 59.3% 500ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 59.3%

Volume: 700ml

$76.00

New to the shelves from the Elements of Islay range, PEAT is a blended malt, consisting of a combination of 60 casks from a spattering of distilleries around the north and south of Islay. Invigorating punchy peat smoke to the fore is complimented with a salty seaweed character and plenty of fresh fruit (lemon, lime and grapefruit).On the palate,...


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PEAT (Pure Islay) 45% 500ml

PEAT (Pure Islay) 45% 500ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 45%

Volume: 700ml

$59.00

PEAT Pure Islay is the accomplice to the PEAT full proof, swapping its high batch strength for a more friendly 45%. It was created using single malt whisky from a handful of distilleries across northern and southern Islay. Aromas of thick cut bacon being cooked over smouldering coals on the beach. Hickory smoke to the fore on the palate with hin...


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Ardbeg 'Kelpie' 46%

Ardbeg 'Kelpie' 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$179.00

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Ardbeg Kelpie, the new limited edition release to celebrate Ardbeg Day 2017. Matured in virgin oak casks made from trees felled by the Black Sea, this is unmistakably Ardbeg, but with a twist. The first sniff is softer than we expected with a distinctly dark chocolatey and herbal note. Smoked fish, sea...


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Ardbeg 'An Oa' 46.6%

Ardbeg 'An Oa' 46.6%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46.6%

Volume: 700ml

$114.00

Ardbeg 'An Oa' is the latest release from the iconic Ardbeg distillery on Islay, named after the southern point of the island known as the Mull of Oa (pronounced 'oh'). A creation of three different cask types that are married in a new 'gathering' vat which allows these flavours to mellow and mingle. The aroma is classic Ardbeg - sooty, ashy pea...


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Bruichladdich 'Authors' Series' 1990 / 25 years old 48.6%

Bruichladdich 'Authors' Series' 1990 / 25 years old 48.6%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48.6%

Volume: 700ml

$891.00

This straw coloured whisky is initially sweet on the nose with vanilla custard, red berries, blackcurrants and peaches. On the palate it is creamy and mellow with soft fruits and a hint of dark chocolate slowly appearing. The finish is long and dry with an oaky aftertaste


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Port Ellen 'Authors' Series' 1983 / 33 years old 55.9%

Port Ellen 'Authors' Series' 1983 / 33 years old 55.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 55.9%

Volume: 700ml

$3,585.00

Distilled in the year of Port Ellen's closure in 1983, this single cask bottling comes from Hunter Laing & Co who are known to have some of the few remaining casks of this iconic Islay whisky in their warehouses. After 33 years of maturation, the peat smoke has mellowed but remains at the core of this whisky - a nose that is distinctly marit...


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Kilchoman Sanaig 200ml 46%

Kilchoman Sanaig 200ml 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 200ml

$45.00

Sanaig is the newest permanent addition to the Kilchoman range. Sanaig is predominantly bottled from Oloroso sherry Hogshead casks, and this influence is most obvious in its rich colour and flavour. The aroma is classic Kilchoman, with soft cooked fruits, full-bodied peat smoke with citrus notes and a lingering sweetness. A perfect balance of pe...


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Kilchoman Machir Bay 200ml 46%

Kilchoman Machir Bay 200ml 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 200ml

$39.00

Fresh peat smoke mingles with a soft cooked stone fruit sweetness, with layers of smoke. On the palate there is a surge of tangy peat smoke and a vanilla pudding sweetness that leads to a sea-side, peppery smoke. The barley, oak and peat come together in harmony on the finish which is long and peaty. Consistently one of the best whiskies to come...


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Kilchoman 'Sanaig & Machir Bay' Gift Pack 2 x 200ml

Kilchoman 'Sanaig & Machir Bay' Gift Pack 2 x 200ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 2 x 200ml

$73.00

Perfect for Christmas, this brand new gift pack from Kilchoman distillery on Islay features two dinky 200ml bottles of their Machir Bay and Sanaig expressions. A great gift option for fans of the smoky Islay style.


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Bunnahabhain 'Ceobanach' 46.3%

Bunnahabhain 'Ceobanach' 46.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46.3%

Volume: 700ml

$131.00

Bunnahabhain Ceobanach (Meaning smoky mist in Gaelic), is a throwback to the Islay distillerys peated whiskies of old. The rich character of this classic-style smoky whisky is finely balanced with vanilla and citrus fruit notes that derive from being aged in ex-American casks, and then finished off with a coastal salt influence present from the...


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