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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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  • Kilchoman UK Exclusive Small Batch Release - Bourbon - Sherry - Madeira Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 48.3%

    Kilchoman UK Exclusive Small Batch Release - Bourbon - Sherry - Madeira Casks Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Tasting Notes: Nose: : Lemon, citrus with a strong sweet spicy note.Palate: The madeira cask adds a spicy full rich character with citrus notes still present.Finish: A warm lingering finish wit…

     
    £59.99 inc. VAT
  • Lagavulin 12 Year Old -2019 - Special Releases Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 56.5%

    We are now in to the 18th annual release of cask strength, Lagavulin 12 year old. Aged in refill American oak hogshead casks for at least 12 years then released as a limited edition. Bottled at 56.5% abv with limited availability worldwide. Nose: A mild nose overall, with light prickle. Classic La…

     
    £109.95 inc. VAT
  • Smokehead Sherry Bomb Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Islay - 70cl / 48%

    Smokehead Sherry Bomb Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a recently released version of the ever popular Smokehead Single Malt. Peaty, moody, fierce and fruity with a spicy smooth finish.        

     
    £64.99 inc. VAT
  • 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
  • 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: 10.3/ 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%

    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. Nose: Clouds of pungent aniseed, menthol and eucalyptus are undersc…

     
    £399.00 inc. VAT
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