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 'Quarter Cask' 48%

Laphroaig 'Quarter Cask' 48%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

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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Bruichladdich 'Port Charlotte' 10 years old 50%

Bruichladdich 'Port Charlotte' 10 years old 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$122.20

Port Charlotte is the name given to heavily peated whisky from Bruichaddich distillery and this particular expression is the second batch of 10 year old they have released to date. First-fill bourbon, sherry, tempranillo and French wine casks were all utilised in maturing this exciting new release from hebridean distillers. Like its 10 year old ...


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Lagavulin '2019 Special Release' 12 years old 56.5%

Lagavulin '2019 Special Release' 12 years old 56.5%

Region: Islay

Strength: 56.5%

Volume: 700ml

$195.00

From Lagavulin distillery on Islay, this 12 year old whisky has been matured in refill American oak casks and bottled at a cask strength of 56.5%. This special release has classic Lagavulin notes of peat smoke.


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Finlaggan 'Eilean Mor' 46%

Finlaggan 'Eilean Mor' 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$81.00

Sweet peat smoke, medicinal notes and a touch of sea salt are all evident on the nose, leading to a full bodied palate with a light oiliness and flavours of sweet, spicy and peaty malt.


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Kilchoman Bramble Liqueur 19% 500ml

Kilchoman Bramble Liqueur 19% 500ml

Region: Islay

Strength: 19%

Volume: 500ml

$41.40

The latest edition to the Kilchoman portfolio is a bramble (blackberry) liqueur, made with blackberries that have been macerated with malt whisky, honey and a healthy dose of Kilchoman's new spirit. On the nose the smoke is obvious, but softens on the palate where the fruitiness starts to shine with a. This is a distinctive liqueur that will rea...


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Bowmore 18 years old 43%

Bowmore 18 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$162.00

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 ...


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Lagavulin '200th Anniversary' 8 years old 48%

Lagavulin '200th Anniversary' 8 years old 48%

Region: Islay

Strength: 48%

Volume: 700ml

$137.00

One of Scotland's most treasured distilleries, Lagavulin, celebrates their 200th anniversary this year, after its founding in 1816 by John Johnston. This limited edition 8 year old whisky is a celebration of the distilleries history, craft and the people who have worked for 2 centuries to make this whisky. This is a classic Lagavulin with a frag...


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The Ileach 40%

The Ileach 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$62.00

This 'mystery malt' from the Island of Islay has been given the name 'The Ileach' - a term used for someone that comes from the island, as well as the name of the local newspaper.It is classic Islay style with pungent peat smoke flavours, chewy sweet malt, pepper, tar and a touch of iodine.


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Bunnahabhain 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 11 years old 43%

Bunnahabhain 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 11 years old 43%

Region: Islay

Strength: 43%

Volume: 700ml

$99.80

This new expression comes from Gordon & MacPhail's 'discovery' range, offering fine examples of some of the distinctive cask and spirit types in Scotland. Bottled from sherry casks from the Bunnahabhain distillery, this is not dominantly peaty at all - rich and sweet with sherry cask fruitcake notes, with vanilla, a touch of orange marmalade...


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Kilchoman 'Sanaig' & two Glencairn Whisky Glasses

Kilchoman 'Sanaig' & two Glencairn Whisky Glasses

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$115.00

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 'STR Cask Matured' 50%

Kilchoman 'STR Cask Matured' 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$142.00

Kilchoman's new 'STR Matured' whisky has come from casks that have undergone a unique process, invented by the late Dr. Jim Swan, one of Scotland's foremost whisky experts. Fresh ex-red wine hogshead cask's have their inner staves shaved, toasted and then re-charred, exposing and maximizing the flavours pulled from the wood. A soft peat smoke st...


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Bowmore No.1 40%

Bowmore No.1 40%

Region: Islay

Strength: 40%

Volume: 700ml

$85.00

The Bowmore No. 1 is aged exclusively in first fill Bourbon casks which gives it a depth of creamy vanilla sweetness and cinnamon, finished with traditional Islay smoke.


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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 12 years old '17th Release' 56.5%

Lagavulin 12 years old '17th Release' 56.5%

Region: Islay

Strength: 56.5%

Volume: 700ml

$285.00

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.


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Ardbeg 'Blaaack' 46%

Ardbeg 'Blaaack' 46%

Region: Islay

Strength: 46%

Volume: 700ml

$194.80

This years Ardbeg Day 2020 release is particularly special as it marks the 20th anniversary of the Ardbeg Committee. To mark such a momentous occasion, the Distillery decided that the casks used to honour their 'global flock' would be for the first time in Ardbeg's history, ex-Pinot Noir casks from the country that lies the furthest distance fro...


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