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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%
This is the eighth annual Loch Gorm Single Malt to be released by Kilchoman. Each release is differentiated by the distillation and bottling dates on the front of the bottle and gift carton.Kilchoman’s Loch Gorm releases are traditionally matured in ex Oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega…
Bruichladdich Distillery Micro-Provenance Series - Vintage 2006 - 12 year Old - Sauternes Cask 3142 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay - 70cl / 58.4%
Image For Illustration Purposes Only!Bruichladdich Distillery Micro - Provenance Series. Single Cask. Cask Evolution Exploration. This Vintage 2006 Sauternes Cask has an out-turn of only 282 bottles released as a Limited Edition Exclusively for the UK Laddie Crew. Distilled 24-11-2006 Bottled …
Islay - 20cl / 50%
This is Bruichladdich's new flagship product, replacing the now defunct Laddie 10 year old. The legacy of the old whisky remains with this one still being floral and unpeated to taste, aged in American Oak casks and presented in the aqua tin. There are a couple of changes though...it no longer carri…
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010 - Coull, Rockside, Sunderland, Kentraw, Claggan, Dunlossit, Starchmill, Mulindry, Cruach and Island Farms - Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay - 70cl / 50%
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010 is a single malt whisky distilled from barley grown by eight family farms on this remote Scottish island. Barley varieties Optic and Oxbridge were planted across the breadth of the island in 2009. The spirit was distilled early in 2010 and it ran clean, rich and malty…
Islay - 70cl / 46.9%
This is the sixth installment of the legendary Bruichladdich Black Art. Black Art is now a very limited release, core product of Bruichladdich's updated range under owners Remy Cointreau. This unpeated single malt has undergone a parallel journey with head distiller, Adam Hannet. Having worked cl…
Islay - 70cl / 59.2%
This heavily peated Port Charlotte is from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, part of the cask exploration series it showcases the influence of wood on the heavily peated spirit. Distilled from 100% Scottish barley, from the Invernesshire region, this sweet and fruity spirit has spent time in first f…
Islay - 70cl / 50%
This heavily peated Port Charlotte is from from Islay's Bruichladdich distillery, 2011-vintage Port Charlotte was distilled entirely from grain grown on the island. The barley was harvested from three farms in 2010. Nose – A whirlwind of vibrant aromas burst from the glass, an earthy tarred peat …
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…