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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MacLeod's Islay 40%

MacLeod's Islay 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$68.00

The Macleod's Regional Single Malts series features bottlings showcasing the regional styles of Scotland. The Islay expression is marked out by a rich, herbal, peat smoke along with plenty of salty coastal influence.


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Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$138.00

Made from barley exclusively grown from 6 farms throughout Islay, comes this 2011 vintage release from Bruichladdich. This 6 year old whisky has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels as well as second and third fill white wine casks. This dram offers caramel wafers and apricots on the nose and provides coconut on the finish. Islay grown, distilled,...


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Lagavulin 16 years old 43%

Lagavulin 16 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$154.20

One of the most famous whiskies in the world, Lagavulin's 16 year old has a lovely balance between a tarry blast of peat smoke, touches of sweet honey and rich dried fruit that lingers on to a dry and mellow smokyness - a true Scotch whisky classic from Islay.


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Bowmore 18 years old 43%

Bowmore 18 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$161.20

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 ever...


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Bowmore 'Darkest' 15 years old 43%

Bowmore 'Darkest' 15 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$139.40

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


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PEAT (Pure Islay) 45% 500ml

PEAT (Pure Islay) 45% 500ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 45%

Volume: 500ml

$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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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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Bunnahabhain 25 years old 46.3%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46.3%

Volume: 700ml

$567.00

Maturing for 25 years in sherry casks, this latest edition from Bunnahabhain shows the classic non-smkoy style for this famous Islay distillery. The wonderfully rich flavours of sherry casks produce flavours of fruitcake, dried fruit and a distinctive roasted nut taste. Honeyed, creamy and spicy as well, this ia beaituflly complex single malt fr...


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Bruichladdich Organic 50%

Bruichladdich Organic 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$199.50

Distilled from organically grown barley from the Mid Coul farms near Inverness, this 2009 vintage of Bruichladdich is one of the few organic whiskies produced in the world. Aromas of candied orange and lemon are joined by floral and marine spice notes, surrounded by creamy barley and rich vanilla pudding flavours. A wonderful example of Bruichla...


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Laphroaig 25 years old 48.9%

Laphroaig 25 years old 48.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48.9%

Volume: 700ml

$750.00


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Ardbeg 25 years old 46%

Ardbeg 25 years old 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$1,489.00

Taking the place of the famous Lord of the Isles, this new 'Aged & Caged' sits at the top of the Ardbeg range, selected from casks laid down in the late 1990's during a near-silent period of production at the distillery. Aged for 25 years, this shows the deep and softened peat flavour, with a mellow, earthy bonfire smoke, carrying tar and pe...


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