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This unoffical region (technically still the Highland region) spans the Island distilleries in Scotland (other than Islay, Islay is a region in its own right).
These are as follows;
- Isle of Arran - Arran Distillery
- Isle of Mull - Tobermory Distillery
- Isle of Skye - Talisker Distillery
- Isle of Jura - Jura Distillery
- Isle of Lewis - Abhainn Dearg Distillery
- Orkney Isles - Highland Park Distillery and Scapa Distillery
As might be expected when these are viewed on a map, the classification is not so much based on characteristics as convenience - this is a suitable sub group in which to deal with the remaining whiskies which do not fit in to any other.
Once again, generalisations are difficult to make due to the diverse nature of the whisky that each of the distilleries produce.
Island - 70cl / 51%
A very special, limited edition bottling of Jura. Lying within the curvaceous glass bottle is a wonderfully dark and rich whisky. The liquid itself has been aged in three different types of sherry casks, giving a sweet and intense taste. Specially produced for the 2016 Jura Whisky Festival.
Island - 70cl / 50%
One of 645 bottles charged from a Sherry butt, distilled July 1994 and bottled September 2015 Nose: Green apples, polished wood and some malty notes Palate: Sweet and fresh with vanilla, orchard fruits and more maltiness Finish: Medium length, with warming oak notes. Tasting Notes by Hunter Lain…
Island - 70cl / 48.4%
One of 314 bottles charged from a refill butt, distilled February 1996 and bottled May 2014 Nose: Sweet and distinctly vanilla'd- developing to a red fruit compote character Palate: At first a touch of smoke appears-running to sweet malt and warming spices. Finish: Long,still spicy and sweet deve…
Island - 70cl / 46%
Scottish Field Whisky Challenge 2016 Category Winner- Gold. 'One of my favourite drams of 2016, nominated by me and a Gold medal winner!' Robin. The Arran 18 Year Old is a wonderfully balanced expression of the Arran Malt which displays a tremendous depth of character. Tasting Notes: Colour:…
Island - 70cl / 45.8%
The Signature Talisker presented in a gift box with four tasting glasses and a Classic Malts & Food book This wonderful dram has a powerful peat-smoked nose with sea-water saltiness, fresh oysters, and a citrus sweetness. The palate is rich with a dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and stro…
Island - 70cl / 53.9%
This new limited Edition Highland Park is a follow on collection from the very successful Valhalla Collection which concluded last year with the release of the Odin. Highland Park Ice is a limited Edition of 30,000 bottles worldwide. This 17 year old single malt has the classic Highland Park flavo…
Island - 70cl / 45.8%
Skye is a new addition to Talisker's core range. I am a huge fan of the 10 year old but the fact that this whisky is very similar in price poses a real dilemma to me, because it is fantastic. I feel like I'm stabbing an old friend in the back each time it touches my lips but I'm afraid it is wort…
Island - 70cl / 46.7%
Ledaig (Pronounced "Led-Chig") is Gaelic for "Safe Haven" and refers to the original name for the area, with the idea being that once the sea-farers reached the harbour they would be safe from the fierce, West Coast seas. A new limited release Ledaig 42 year old enclosed in a cracking presentati…