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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!

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  • Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 50%

    Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 Single Vintage Expression Single estate Organic Single Malt. Mid Coul Farms, Dalcross. The very first barley exploration experiment was in 2003 with organically grown barley. The organic movement was in its infancy and viewed with scepticism but the idea of barley gr…

     
    £69.99 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 50%

    Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2010Barley from Weyland and Watersfield, Quoyberstane, Northfield & Richmond Villa Farms Bere Barley is a six-row heritage variety that has long since been forgotten from the modern world of standardised whisky making. Distilled in 2010 at Bruichladdich on the Isle of Isl…

     
    £69.99 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011 - Coull, Rockside, Island, Mulindry, Starchmill, Cruach Farms - Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 50%

    Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011 is a single malt whisky distilled from barley grown by six farms on this remote Scottish island. Nose: From the outset this is overtly floral and fruity. Slow distillation yet again brings out the best from the Islay grown Barley, the abundance of soft fruit notes an…

     
    £49.99 inc. VAT
  • Kilchoman 2010 Vintage Release - 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 48%

    Kilchoman 2010 Vintage Release - 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Kilchoman, Islay’s Farm Distillery, have released their new single vintage 9 year old single malt, the most mature expression to be released by the Islay distillery since its establishment in 2005.The Limited Edition 2010 Vinta…

     
    £72.99 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich Octomore Edition: 10.1/ 107 PPM - 5 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 59.8%

    This is one of the most recent editions of the now famous Octomore Range, aged for 5 years in first fill American oak casks from Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jack Daniels. Distilled in 2013, using 100% Scottish grown concerto barley. 59.8% ABV and 107 ppm. Tasting Notes Colour : Pale …

     
    £125.00 inc. VAT
  • Bruichladdich Octomore Edition: 10.3/ 114 PPM - 6 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 61.3%

    This is the most recent edition of the now famous Octomore Range, aged for 6 years in ex-American oak. Distilled in 2013, using 100% Scottish barley from the 2012 harvest of farmer James Brown. 61.3% ABV and 114 ppm. Tasting Notes Colour : Pale Straw. Character : Marine freshness, Islay air and …

     
    £169.00 inc. VAT
  • Ardbeg - Supernova 2019 - Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 53.8%

    Robbie's Drams Whisky Merchants are an official Ardbeg Embassy. Ardbeg Supernova 2019. Returning for a very short period we are delighted to present this year's limited edition. A hugely peated Ardbeg of cosmic proportions! Ardbeg Supernova 2019 is non chill-filtered and bottled at 53.8% ABV. No…

     
    £140.00 inc. VAT
  • Ardbone Gift Tin - Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 46%

    A must for the true Ardbeg fans. Limited Edition tin produced as a tribute to Ardbeg's famous mascot Shortie, the Jack Russell. Woof Woof! A wonderfully presented Ardbeg Gift Tin Containing a 70cl Ardbeg 10 year old. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch WhiskyIslay70cl / 46% Ardbeg 10y/o…

     
    £46.99 inc. VAT
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