Islay Single Malt Whisky

Islay single malt whisky is usually thought of as being peaty, smoky and very rich, and this is because of the prolific use of peat in the distillation process. To be called a single malt, a whisky must be distilled at a single distillery in pot stills, from nothing other than barley, yeast and water. After distillation, it must then be aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years before bottling. Despite the fact Islay is known mainly for peat, there are various other styles of whisky produced on the island, including some lighter, fruitier drams from distilleries such as Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain.

Lagavulin 16 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
A classic Scotch whisky, Lagavulin's 16 year old is a benchmark malt from Islay's south coast. This is perhaps more smoky than peaty, and has a wonderful flavour that pertains to Lapsang Souchong tea…  More info
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Ardbeg Uigeadail
(70cl, 54.20%)
Allow us to introduce one of our very favourite whiskies - Ardbeg Uigeadail. This is aptly named for a Loch near the distillery, the name of which, 'Uigeadail', is Gaelic for 'dark and mysterious...  More info
Bruichladdich's sixth release of their unique Octomore, the world's most heavily peated whisky. Supremely powerful but surprisingly youthful, the Octomore is utterly compelling.  More info
A single cask bottling from the first distillery established on Islay in 124 years, Kilchoman. Although they are young, they have produced a number of fantastic expressions and continue to impress...  More info
The first batch of Kilchoman single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company takes us back to school to teach us about the grain grown at the farm distillery which goes into their...  More info
The first batch of Caol Ila Single Malt Scotch Whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The comic book-style label features a wonderful view of the Paps of Jura from the Caol Ila still house on...  More info
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
(70cl, 46%)
A whisky that we hold very close to our hearts - Ardbeg 10 is a truly exceptional malt, and recent batches have been getting better and better. In 2008, this was rated World Whisky of the Year in the...  More info
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Ardbeg Blasda
(70cl, 40%)
A lightly-peated expression, Blasda is a surprising release from the impressive Ardbeg distillery. Peated at 8ppm rather than the usual 24ppm, it still has the characteristic smokiness they are famous...  More info
Laphroaig Triple Wood
(70cl, 48%)
Laphroaig's fabulous Triple Wood was first made for travel retail before it was re-launched to an eager public. It is made by maturing Laphroaig whisky in bourbon barrels. It's then re-racked into...  More info
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
(70cl, 57.10%)
Ardbeg Corryvreckan is a staggeringly good Islay whisky. It replaces the very popular Airigh Nam Beist, though offers a slightly more medicinal style. In 2009, Corryvreckan was selected as Malt...  More info
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
(70cl, 46.30%)
Bunnahabhain's core expression, the 12 year old offers up superb flavour whilst remaining a light, fragrant whisky. It was recently re-released at the increased strength of 46.3%, thus allowing for...  More info
Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old
(70cl, 46.30%)
The 18 year old from Islay's Bunnahabhain distillery has been re-released and now comes with neither chill-filtration nor caramel colouring. Great stuff…  More info
Made using 100% Scottish barley and casks hand-picked by Jim McEwan in the village of Port Charlotte, this single malt has a traditionally strong peated essence paired with a refined composure.  More info
Laphroaig 18 Year Old
(70cl, 48%)
The replacement for the previous - and incredibly popular - 15 year old, Laphroaig 18 year old is bottled at higher strength and is a truly massive whisky from Islay.  More info
Machir Bay 2013 is a superb release from the Kilchoman distillery on Islay. It’s a delicious mix of five year old bourbon-matured spirit, with four year old bourbon-matured and Oloroso-finished...  More info
Quite possibly the best value for money single malt out there, Laphroaig's Quarter Cask was launched in 2004 and it has a rather interesting maturation… Quarter Cask starts its life with a 5 year...  More info
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The Ileach is a single malt whisky from an unnamed Islay distillery. This particular expression is bottled at cask-strength and was even awarded 97 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible!  More info
Caol Ila 12 Year Old
(70cl, 43%)
First released in 2002, Caol Ila's 12 year old is a superb little whisky with plenty of the distillery's uniquely oily peat smoke. Very good stuff.  More info
Bowmore 12 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
This 12 year old from Bowmore exudes a huge dollop of muscular, peaty Islay character. The distillery is located literally right by the sea, and the result of this is a coastal influence on the...  More info
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
An amazingly smoky, rich, medicinal 10 year old dram from Islay's world-famous Laphroaig distillery. We love it.  More info
A 1999 vintage Caol Ila single malt from Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range, bottled in 2013. Matured in sherry casks.  More info
The 1997 vintage of Lagavulin Distillers Edition, a popular annual release for the Islay distillery. Before bottling, the single malt whisky is given a finishing period in Pedro Ximénez casks to...  More info
This 2007 Vintage single malt Scotch whisky from Kilchoman is the first 6 year old expression from the young Islay distillery. The whisky was produced like was matured in fresh bourbon barrels The...  More info
This 15 year old Bowmore was launched in early 2007 and it's aged in Oloroso sherry casks - thus the name, 'Darkest' - a reference to the darker hue attained during the sherry maturation.  More info
This is a 22 year old bottling of the unpeated Islay malt whisky Bruichladdich. This expression is the oldest in the Laddie Classic range.  More info
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