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.
A gift pack for the Islay single malt fans alike - Kilchoman Machir Bay with two branded nosing glasses! Bundles of peat smoke and soft chewy fruits can be found at the core of this one.
A gift pack from the Bruichladdich distillery featuring a bottle of Classic Laddie, alongside two branded nosing glasses. This well-known expression off the Island of Islay is matured in American oak casks.
A mystery single malt from "The Ileach" range which is the name they give to somebody who comes from Islay. Never call an Ileach Scottish!! as i found out to my cost whilst on Islay. A great value cask strength offering that Jim Murray rates 94/100, is it a young Lagavulin, is it Bowmore? part of the fun of these mystery malts is deciding for yourself.
An Islay single malt whisky from an undisclosed distillery on the north-east coast of the Island. A small batch release and independently bottled by Morrison & Mackay from just six refill Bourbon casks.
An indie bottling of a secret Islay single malt from Ian Macleod distillers who own the Glengoyne and Tamdhu distilleries. Smokehead, which is now available in 4 versions:High Voltage is bottled at 58% strength,18 year old called Extra Black, a new Sherry bomb edition and this entry level no age Statement which is bottled at 43% and rumoured to come from a south of Islay distillery that begins with A?
A perennially popular whisky for peat-heads, Smokehead now brings out this High Voltage bottling. Made from Islay peated spirit, it's bottled at a mighty 58% ABV.
This is the Port Charlotte version of the two valinch bottlings released at Feis Ile 2016, Islays festival of music and whisky. Distilled in 2008 this single malt Scotch whisky was made using Chalice barley harvested on single Islay farm, Starchmill. One Per Customer Only
Peated to a massive 40ppm, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a cuvée crafted whisky from casks hand-picked by master distiller Jim McEwan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt - a union of the classic floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat. This whisky is testament to the belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% Scotti…
Heavily peated malt from the Bruichladdich distillery that uses 100% Islay barley (Oxbridge and Publican barley from three different local farms) matured for 6 yeras in a combination of 75% 1st fill Ex-Bourbon and 25% 2nd fill red wine casks (Syrah & Figero) and peated to 40ppm under the Port Charlotte brand.
Distilled at the Bruichladdich distillery under the Port Charlotte brand they use for heavily peated style of single malt (40ppm) The Alchemist is an independent release, small batch 5 year old released in 2007 and limited to only 400 bottles.
This peated variant from Bruichladdich was originally released on the travel retail market, but is now available to those of us not in the jet set. It's fully matured in French oak and bottled at a mighty 57.8% ABV.
8-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from the Port Askaig range by Specialty Drinks. Originating from an undisclosed distillery on the Island of Islay, it offers up notes of citrus, liquorice and intense peat.
The oldest bottling in the Port Askaig range by Specialty Drinks - the 45-year-old year old. The spirit was distilled in 1968 and filled into a selection of five sherry butts that were eventually married together for final 12 months. Astonishingly well-aged single malt from Islay.
From an undisclosed distillery on the Island of Islay comes this 15-year-old single malt Scotch. This one was made from a vatting of bourbon and sherry casks, resulting in a well-balanced character between the fruitier notes and the classic peat.
A mystery peated single malt from an Islay distillery in the north that is more famous for producing non peated malt, Bunnahabhain then? A small batch 14 year old made up from just 11 barrels of 1st fill Ex-Bourbon origin and another great release under the Port Askaig brand.
Port Askaig 100° Proof is an Islay single malt, filled with a huge smoky character. The whisky is from an undisclosed distillery however, you can rely on this being some of the best young (about 7 years old) malt the Island has to offer.
A lower strength release of Elements of Islays Peat expression. "Pure Islay" is bottled at 45% ABV, great if your just getting started with these peaty whiskies.
A blend of Islay malts taken from many areas of the Island. Peat is presented at high strength and bottled by Speciality Drinks for the Elements of Islay range.
The Octomore range is Bruichladdich’s famed super-peated single malt whisky series. This particular edition has been peated to 167ppm, was distilled in 2009, and matured in first-fill American oak casks – from Buffalo Trace, Clermont Springs (Jim Beam), Four Roses, Heaven Hill and Jack Daniels. It’s bottled at 59.3% ABV.
A private cask bottling of Bruichladdich's super-peated Octomore single malt whisky. From Derek Mather's (of Artisan restaurant in Wishaw, near Glasgow) private and huge collection of Whiskies and especially all things Bruichladdich! This 9 year old single cask comes bottled at a whopping 61.8% ABV.
A 6 year old single malt whisky from Bruichladdich's super-peated Octomore variant, and released by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This Islay whisky is bottled at 50.4% ABV. This is batch 1 with only 796 bottles released.
Yep, its the second edition of super-heavily-peated 10 year old single malt from the Octomore series by Bruichladdich. It was distilled in 2006 and left to age in a combination of bourbon barrels and Grenache Blanc casks.The phenol count on this one is 167ppm. One Per Customer Only
In only a few years, this quite exceptional spirit has built a towering reputation as a unique and highly sophisticated dram. Combining the power of the world’s most heavily-peated barley with the purity and elegance of spirit produced by the classic long-necked Bruichladdich stills, this is a whisky for the connoisseur and the enlightened student of peat. Voted single malt of…
Malts of Scotland’s Peat is a blended malt made up of Islay single malts, the youngest of which is 10 years old. Bottled at 46% ABV, it's sure to delight peat heads!