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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!
Bruichladdich Distillery Micro-Provenance Series - Vintage 2007 - 11 year Old - Rivesaltes Cask 1310 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay - 70cl / 62.8%
Bruichladdich Distillery Micro - Provenance Series. Single Cask. Cask Evolution Exploration. This Vintage 2007 Rivesaltes Cask has an out-turn of only 246 bottles released as a Limited Edition Exclusively for the UK Laddie Crew. Distilled 27-06-2007 Bottled 15-10-2018. An ongoing exploratory se…
Islay - 70cl / 56.8%
Here we are Peat Heads the latest arrival of Octomore. Knives and forks at the ready! In this third edition of ten year old, the unique texture of Octomore is lifted further by taking a different maturation path than its decade old predecessors, this third edition engages perfectly with the phenol…
Islay - 70cl / 46%
Pre - Order Only! Shipping will commence in the week of the 18th February. Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection Lagavulin 9 Year Old - House Lannister - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Part of the much anticipated Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, this 9 year ol…
Bruichladdich Distillery Micro-Provenance Series - Vintage 2006 - 11 year Old - Burgundy Cask 14006 -14 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay - 70cl / 63%
Bruichladdich Distillery Micro - Provenance Series. Single Cask. Cask Evolution Exploration. This Vintage 2006 Burgundy Cask has an out-turn of only 306 bottles released as a Limited Edition Exclusively for the UK Laddie Crew. Distilled 21-11-2006 Bottled 15-10-2018. An ongoing exploratory seri…
Islay - 70cl / 53.9%
New Arrival from our friends in Glasgow, this Dram is a real Wows-er! Distilled in September 1980 and bottled in September 2018 a bottling charged from one refill Hogshead. One of only 177 bottles. Nose: Sweetly smoked barley alongside streaky bacon, golden syrup, caramel and salty seaweed. Pa…
Islay - 70cl / 62.9%
This is the most recent edition of the now famous Octomore Range. Distilled from 100% Islay grown Concerto barley, harvested in 2011 from Irene’s Field, Octomore Farm and distilled in 2012. Matured entirely on Islay in a combination of ex American whiskey and French wine casks. Five aged years …
Islay - 70cl / 46.4%
Introducing Ardbeg Twenty Something Release III Ardbeg Twenty Something is a rare Limited Edition Committee bottling from 22 long years ago aged in Ex-Bourbon casks. Nose: Luscious tropical fruits give way to sweet, soot and tar. Taste: At first, smoked apple with a crumble topping. Notes of pepp…
Islay - 70cl / 58%
Hits the mouth like a left hook then a right hook, exploding with a dynamite peaty effect! Smokehead High Voltage is a recently released cask strenbgth version of the ever popular Smokehead single Malt. Deeply rich and intensely peaty with a rush of black smoke,creamy nutty notes and a tangy sea s…