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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 / 46%
Kilchoman Fino Cask Matured - 2020 - Edition - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Fino Sherry Matured limited edition is a vatting of 12 Fino Sherry Butts. The whisky has spent it’s full maturation in fino casks previously used by Bodega Migual Martin in Spain. During its time in cask, the whisky ha…
Islay - 70cl / 58.6%
Kilchoman Machir Bay - Cask Strength - Festive Edition 2020 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky. On Islay, even the sheep celebate the festive season. There’s nothing better on a dark wintery night than a large dram of cask strength Kilchoman. Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay …
Islay - 70cl / 46.6%
Ardbeg AN OA - BBQ Smoker -Limited Release - Gift Pack - Single Malt Scotch Whisky This gift pack includes one BBQ Smoker and one bottle of Ardbeg An Oa 70cl. Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in the bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask ty…
Kilchoman UK Exclusive Small Batch Release 2 - Bourbon - Oloroso Sherry - Pedro Ximenez Sherry Hogshead Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay - 70cl / 48.3%
Kilchoman UK Exclusive Small Batch Release 2 - Bourbon - Oloroso Sherry - Pedro Ximenez Sherry Hogshead Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This small batch vatting combines Bourbon (70%) and Oloroso Sherry matured (10%) Kilchoman at 46% with one specially selected Pedro Ximenez Sherry hogshead, at natural …
Islay - 70cl / 46%
Caol Ila 8 Year Old -Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie - Small Batch - Autumn 2020 Release. Wood: Refill and Re-charred hogsheadsCask no - 321763-321775-316478Bottled: 202046% vol. Nose: A burning summer meadow, with earthy floral notes mixing in with sooty, earthy campfire aromas, along…
Caol Ila 11 Year Old - Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie #354542
Islay - 70cl / 56.5%
Caol Ila 11 Year Old - Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Finish - Single Malt Scotch Whisky - James Eadie #354542 Finish: First fill, Refill Palo Cortado Sherry Hogshead Casks# 354542Distilled: 19/02/2009Bottled: 2020Cask Strength: 56.5% vol. Nose: Grassy, fresh aromas of vanilla pods, brine and ligh…
Islay - 70cl / 50%
Kilchoman 100% Islay 2020 - 10th - Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 2020 marks the arrival of the 10th Edition Kilchoman 100% Islay. Kilchoman’s 10th Edition 100% Islay was distilled from 2007, 2009 and 2010 barley harvests before being matured in 39 bourbon barrels and 2 oloroso barrels for a…
Islay - 70cl / 46.2%
Strictly One Bottle Per Person! Ardbeg - Traigh Bhan 19 Years Old Batch 2 (2020) 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…