Whiskies from the Island of Islay make up for some of the best single malts in the world. Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Bowmore can be seen to be the most famous in many markets, whilst Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich are also producing the best peated whiskies out there. Kilchoman is the newest distillery which sits unique by being farm based. The Closed distillery on the island is Port Ellen, although their maltings is still active by supplying to others on Islay.
Drawn from a set of two American oak bourbon hogsheads, filled way back in 1961, this is something quite remarkable - Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky aged for half a century in the famous No.1 vaults. The hand-blown bottle is the work of Glasstorm, which is housed within a hand-crafted cabinet made with the craftsmanship of Peter Toaig. To finish things off, they had Thomas F…
This is a fabulously old Bowmore single malt whisky. Distilled all the way back in 1964, before England won a World Cup, it was matured in a fino sherry cask before being bottled at 42.9% ABV. 72 bottles we released, making it very rare indeed.
A spectacular release from the prevalent Bowmore distillery on Islay. This liquid was initially distilled back in 1965, it was then matured for over four decades in a single sherry hogshead until 2008. This Premier Range bottling was released for the travel retail market and only 57 bottles were produced from the cask. This is bottle number 46.
Bowmore from the 1960's is enough to make most whisky collectors weak at the knees. This is the 1969 vintage, aged for 40 years and just 50 bottles made it out at 44.8% ABV. A rare treat indeed.
A very rare single cask release of Ardbeg bottled by Douglas Laing for the Plowed Society of Las Vegas and originally released for the USA market. Distilled in October 1972 and aged for 29 years in a single Sherry cask before being bottled in November 2001 at 48.4% ABV with only 227 bottles released.
Released for the celebration of 500 years of Scotch Whisky by Speymalt Whisky Dist ltd. This Ardbeg was distilled in 1974 and bottled in 1994 and limited to 454 bottles.
The 10th edition release of Port Ellen distilled in 1978 and bottled after 31 years in 2010 with only 3000 bottles available. Matured in refill Sherry casks at natural cask strength of 54.6% ABV
A 36 year old from Wemyss Malts Autumn 2017 releases, distilled at Caol Ila! Carpaccio Salsa Verde is the oldest release from the twelve bottlings brought to us by Wemyss. Distilled in 1981, this rather peaty single malt Scotch whisky was drawn from a single hogshead cask and bottled at 46% ABV.
An italian import release of an 18 year old Port Ellen under the "Provenance" series of seasonal distillation releases from Douglas Mcgibbon. This legendary closed Islay distillery has now been given a new lease of life and set to reopen but in the meantime this is a rare chance to try the malt distilled way back in the winter of 1981.
Released by Duncan Taylor as part of the Tantalus range, this is quite something from the Bowmore distillery. A 31 year old single malt Scotch whisky presented in a hand crafted case, made from the cask itself that matured this exact Spirit! Independent bottlers Duncan Taylor have done a fine job with the Tantalus bottlings.
A very well-aged single cask Bowmore distilled on the Isle of Islay in 1982 and matured for over three decades. It was released in 2014 by independent bottlers Wemyss Malts and titled Loch Indaal Catch to best describe the character of the whisky. 165 bottles were filled from the hogshead cask.