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…
A fantastic Independently bottled Ardbeg from Italian importer Sestante, distilled in 1963 and bottled 30 years later and one of the oldest vintages available at this age. A truly rare Ardbeg release in every sense of the word.
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.
This is sure to delight any serious Ardbeg collector - bottled in 2000, this is the epic Ardbeg 1975, a very well-known release among long-time fans of the distillery. It was released shortly after Glenmorangie resurrected the distillery.
A rare Ardbeg which was awarded 96 points by Jim Murray who also described it as "simply one of the greatest experiences" Originally released in 2001 but increasingly difficult to find now due to how many of these actually got drunk upon initial release.
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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
One of four closed distillery bottlings in Diageos 2017 Special Releases and its the oldest Port Ellen released to date too! This extraordinary Islay single malt was distilled in 1979 and later matured in both refill American oak hogsheads and butts. Just 2,988 bottles were released. One Per Customer Only Were holding a Special Releases tasting! All 2017 Special Releases