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Islay malts must be, for everyone from the beginner to the connoisseur, the most distinctive of all single malt whiskies - certainly their flavour is among the strongest of all the regions. Peat is the key, both in terms of its influence on the ingredients used for distillation and of its presence in the final taste. The island has extensive beds of peat, over which the water used in the distillation process flows, arriving at its destination already flavoured.
Varying amounts of peat are also used to dry the barley. In the past, the barley was produced locally, although now the majority is brought in from further afield.
Peat is noticeable in the flavours of all the Islay malts, from the mildest to the intensely flavoured, imparting a dryness which is sometimes balanced by sweetness and often emphasised by smokiness. For beginners to single malts, the Islay whiskies seem like an acquired taste, but they are an essential ingredient in the vast majority of Blended whiskies, without them your favourite blend may not be your favourite at all!
Islay - 70cl / 56.2%
Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old - 2011 - Aonadh - Limited Release - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Gaelic for “Union", and pronounced "oon ouch", this 10 year old single malt is the perfect marriage of both the finest port finished Bunnahabhain, and sherry matured Bunnahabhain. Each of these have then been …
Islay - 70cl / 50%
Kilchoman 100% Islay 2021 - 11th - Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2021 marks the arrival of the 11th Edition Kilchoman 100% Islay. This release is the marriage of the 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 barley harvests, when the distillery have harvested two different barley varieties: publican and optic…
Islay - 70cl / 46.2%
Strictly One Bottle Per Person! Ardbeg - Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 3 (2021) Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. ‘ Traigh Bhan ’(pronounced Tri Van). The beach of Traigh Bhan is known locally as the ‘Singing Sands’. Inspired by the Singing Sands of Islay, this rare, small…
Caol Ila 13 Year Old - 2008 - Peated / PX Sherry Finish -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Infrequent Flyers - Cask #1820
Islay - 70clcl / 55.2%
Caol Ila 13 Year Old - 2008 - Peated / PX Sherry Finish -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Infrequent Flyers - Cask #1820 A very interesting bottle from a new Independent Bottler with a deep heritage in the Whisky industry. AWW # 48: Caol Ila 2008 cask # 1820 / 13YO / 55.2% - Single Malt Scotch Whis…
Islay - 70cl / 50%
Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Islay Barley 2013 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This heavily peated Port Charlotte is from from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, 2013 -vintage Port Charlotte was distilled entirely from grain grown on the island. The barley was harvested from seven farms in 2012. …
Islay - 70cl / 50%
Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2011 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.Barley from Quoyberstane, Muddisdale, Weyland and Watersfield, Northfield and Wetermill Fields, Orkney. Bere Barley is a six-row heritage variety that has long since been forgotten from the modern world of standardised whisky making. Distill…
Islay - 70cl / 43.5%
XOP The Black Series - Bunnahabhain Vintage 1990 30yo Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky. Distilled November 1990 and bottled April 2021. Cask# DL 14861 One Refill Hogshead deeming only 291 individually numbered bottles. Natural cask strength of 43.5% with no colouring or filtration naturally!…
Caol Ila 12 Year Old - Fable - Chapter 1 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay
Islay - 70cl / 57.5%
Caol Ila 12 Year Old - Fable - Chapter 1 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay. The Fable brand is founded on storytelling. The first release tells the story of ‘The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay’ Each label has different illustrations highlighting characters and scenes …