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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, hailing from the iconic Hebridean island of Islay, is world-renowned for its distinctively peaty, smoky character. This unique style of whisky captures the essence of the rugged, sea-swept landscapes and rich peat bogs of Islay. The island's distilleries, from the legendary Laphroaig to the storied Ardbeg, are masters of crafting complex whiskies with layers of flavors - from briny seaweed and medicinal notes to rich, sweet undertones. Each dram of Islay whisky is a testament to the island's enduring whisky-making traditions, offering a bold, unforgettable experience that resonates with whisky aficionados worldwide.


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  • Sale -7%Almost Sold Out! The Character Of Islay - Laphroaig 1997 21 Year Old (Milroy's Exclusive) The Character Of Islay - Laphroaig 1997 21 Year Old (Milroy's Exclusive)

    The Character Of Islay - Laphroaig 1997 21 Year Old (Milroy's Exclusive)

    Distilled in 1997 at the legendary Laphroaig Distillery, this exceptional whisky has been carefully aged for 21 years to create a truly remarkable drinking experience. The nose reveals a captivating blend of roasted chestnuts and caramelized oranges, accompanied by an intense smokiness that is characteristic of Islay whiskies. With its exclusive bottling for Milroy's and individually numbered authenticity, this is a rare gem that deserves a place of honor in any whisky collection. Tasting Note by The Character Of Islay:Nose: The aroma is reminiscent of roasted chestnuts and caramelized oranges, accompanied by intense smokiness and a hint of medicinal undertones. There is also a subtle touch of black tea.Palate: The taste offers a rich combination of smoky peat and chewy toffee sweetness. The presence of solid oak notes and a touch of briny seaweed adds complexity to the flavor.Finish: The finish is characterized by a delicate ash flavor and a lingering smokiness. It is accompanied by the presence of dates and oily walnuts, providing a satisfying conclusion.

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  • Sale -20%Almost Sold Out! Ardbeg Corryvreckan Ardbeg Corryvreckan

    Ardbeg Corryvreckan

    Ardbeg Corryvreckan, inspired by the intense whirlpool off Islay's coast, is a bold and complex single malt that mirrors the whirlpool's audacious nature. It offers a tumult of deep, peaty, and peppery flavors, demanding respect and appreciation. Recognised as the World's Best Single Malt in 2010, this non-chill filtered whisky is matured in ex-bourbon casks, with no age statement, and has a high ABV of 57.1%. It's distinguished by its rich amber color, embodying both the wildness of nature and the finesse of expert whisky crafting. Tasting Note by Ardbeg:Nose: Heady, intense and powerful. Swirl the glass and dip your nose into the torrents of tarry ropes, creosote and linseed oil rising from deep within the vortex. A collision of waxy dark chocolate, warm blackcurrants and muscovado sugar pulls you under its spell with a burst of plump cherries and earthy pine needles leaping from its depths. From salty seasoning comes a briny character with tangy crisp seaweed and smoky bacon swirling on the surface with hints of sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries. Surrender to its dangerous depths with the heady force of menthol, treacle and chilli sauce.Palate: Plunge into the whirlpool and torrents of taste well up on the palate; deep, peppery and chewy, bombarding the tongue. The first plunge brings forth chewy peppered steak soaked in pepper sauce with the tang of crispy seaweed. As you descend deeper, encounter a mouthful of black tarry espresso coffee that coats the palate with rich melted dark fruits (blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries) and bitter almonds. As the taste soaks in deeper, star anise and hickory dry out the palate before a surprise of chalky effervescent violets fizz to the surface.Finish: Long, deep and remaining powerful into the finish with black tarry coffee, chocolate coated cherries and hot pepper sauce, the lingering memories of your mysterious and daring journey into Corryvreckan.

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  • Sale -22% Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023: 1998 Manazanilla Cask Finish Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023: 1998 Manazanilla Cask Finish

    Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023: 1998 Manazanilla Cask Finish

    Created for Fèis Ìle 2023, this cask strength Limited Edition whisky is Manzanilla sherry cask-finished, offering a warmly inviting dram with salt and spice notes. Distilled on October 28, 1998, it initially matured in American Oak casks before finding its way into first-fill Manzanilla sherry casks on May 25, 2016. Manzanilla sherry's coastal, salty, and nutty qualities align perfectly with our Bunnahabhain spirit. Bottled at cask strength for an intense flavor, this festival release maintains our tradition of no added color and non-chillfiltration. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Notes of freshly baked pastry with sweet almonds, rose petals, grapefruit and dried spices are balanced with a touch ofmahogany and incense.Palate: Coastal influence of seaweed and fresh sea air are met with raisins and dates and intertwined with creamy fudge, waxed red apples and a warm sweet spice reminiscent of star anise.Finish: Spicy and aromatic with caramelised walnuts; the star anise fades to reveal lemon peel and pears with a lingering note of sea salt.

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  • Sale -17% Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023: Canasta Cask Matured Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023: Canasta Cask Matured

    Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023: Canasta Cask Matured

    Crafted for Fèis Ìle 2023, this limited edition embodies Bunnahabhain's essence. Fully matured in rare Canasta sherry casks, this unpeated whisky bursts with sweet fruit, nut, and spice notes. It was exclusively matured in William and Humbert Canasta sherry casks, previously holding a blend of Oloroso (75%) and Pedro Ximenez (25%) sherries. This unique maturation combines the spiciness of Oloroso with the sweetness of Pedro Ximenez. A classic Bunnahabhain expression, this Limited Edition remains unpeated, sherried, and upholds our tradition of no added color and non-chillfiltration. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Classic sherried nose; sweet and caramelised fruits, honey roasted nuts, waves of cinnamon and clove with a hint of rancio.Palate: Maple syrup leads with creamy vanilla, dried figs, poached pears and a sprinkle of cocoa. A gentle twist of orange appears in the background.Finish: Long and sweet with notes of brown sugar, red apples and vanilla custard.

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  • Sale -22% Smokehead Twisted Stout Smokehead Twisted Stout

    Smokehead Twisted Stout

    Introducing Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky's robust companion: stout. This dynamic duo brings together fiery peaty notes with indulgent chocolate aromas, promising a combination that'll invigorate even the toughest palate. With Smokehead aged partly in stout casks, this fusion is a bold twist on tradition, where the intensity of smoky single malt meets the smooth sweetness of stout head-on. Tasting Note by Smokehead:Nose: The usual island intensity of Smokehead comes cloaked in sweet aromas of chocolate and treacle toffee. Maritime air meets a decent pint on the shore. Palate: Hot and soothing at the same time. Salty smoke weaves its way around dry roasted nuts, toasted marshmallow, vanilla ice-cream and fresh coffee.Finish: Old flavours reunited, wood smoke and spices. Malty, toasted biscuits. Zingy citrus. Dark and delicious and a fitting sign off from the twisted lovechild of whisky and beer.

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  • Sale -19% Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2022: Abhainn Araig Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2022: Abhainn Araig

    Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2022: Abhainn Araig

    This Bunnahabhain blend combines whisky aged in small, flavor-concentrating Pedro Ximenez sherry octave casks with whiskies matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks. The result is a rich, complex, and balanced dram that showcases the distillery's skill in creating layered and nuanced spirits. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Chocolate, powdered ginger and cigar box.Palate: A velvety rich texture, initially creamy milk chocolate then sweet raisins and dried raspberries. As the PX develops, balsamic vinegar and honeyed macadamias come through.Finish: Deep and rich, with dark toffee and a final spicy burst of cinnamon.

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  • Sale -12% Ardbeg 5 Year Old Wee Beastie Ardbeg 5 Year Old Wee Beastie

    Ardbeg 5 Year Old Wee Beastie

    Joining the esteemed Ultimate Range of the distillery, Ardbeg Wee Beastie emerges as the newest permanent member. Though it's a mere five years old, do not be deceived by its age. Wee Beastie lives up to its name, presenting itself as a spirited and fiery delight packed with a punch of unmatched flavor. Its authenticity is preserved through a non-chill filtered process, ensuring every sip retains the whisky's true essence. Aged in both ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, it inherits whispers from each, blending the casks' histories and characteristics into a vibrant tapestry of taste. This young malt may be a "Wee Beastie," but it roars with the heart of a lion. Tasting Note by ArdbegNose: Fresh herbal notes, with creeping hints of vanilla and pear. Rich Turkish coffee mingles with sappy pine resin, with honey-glazed ham lurking in the background. With water, more herbal top notes like vetiver and fennel captivate and pull you in, while beguiling scents of aniseed, green apple and leather cause you to drop your guard. Out of nowhere, a sharp tang of smoke and a crack of fresh black pepper fire warning shots across the senses.Palate: Suddenly, a rich, explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate, creosote and tar. A powerful blast of eucalyptus thrashes about with antiseptic lozenges and aniseed. The raw, smoky intensity gathers pace, before smoked bacon and savoury meats sink into the palate.Finish: The long, salty mouthcoating finish retreats, with hints of cocoa and fudge slinking slowly away.

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  • Sale -11%Almost Sold Out! Octomore 14.3 5 Year Old Octomore 14.3 5 Year Old

    Octomore 14.3 5 Year Old

    The Islay barley for Octomore 14.3 is sourced just two miles away from the distillery at Octomore farm, resulting in a single malt that prominently showcases its cereal characteristics. This spirit stands as a testament to the pivotal role of the raw ingredient and the revitalization of the farming community responsible for its cultivation. Under the skilled guidance of Head Distiller, Adam Hannett, this high-provenance single malt extracts the essence of the Islay barley. Aged in a blend of first-fill ex-American whiskey casks and second-fill wine casks, the wooden notes complement rather than overpower the grain, preserving the distinct taste and essence of the Islay barley's origin. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Transporting you to the Bruichladdich Distillery courtyard, the aromas of hot, sweet mash are unmistakable on the nose. This soft, biscuity malt is followed by peat smoke and an assortment of sweet, stoned fruits, with ripe apricots, peach and honey-drizzled pears. Candied lemon peels add a hint of citrus, balanced with butterscotch, honeycomb, chocolate and vanilla ice cream.Palate: Delicate oak notes immediately come through, followed by the presence of smouldering peat. Floral hints of gorse and honeysuckle rise above the malty Islay-grown barley, which is rich and sweet with creamy porridge and cereal notes. The structure of the French oak, together with the sweet vanilla and toffee of the American oak, combine beautifully, bringing a harmonious balance to the palate.Finish: Malted barley and earthy smoke dominate, followed by lingering notes of sweet barley sugar. Caramel and vanilla add a final touch of rounded sweetness.

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  • Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish stands out as a remarkable expression. It combines the unforgettable flavors of the classic 10 Year Old Laphroaig with the sweet and complex influence of Oloroso sherry casks. This unique whisky begins with the same traditional process, aging in ex-Bourbon barrels, before it rests in Oloroso sherry casks to gain extra depth and character. Each sherry oak cask is hand-selected to create a truly exceptional single malt. Tasting Note by Laphroaig:Nose: Sweet and peaty with medicinal notes of Manuka honey, hospital bandages, antiseptic lotion, Germolene, strong cloves aroma but also grilled smoky bacon, a distinctive character of sweet leather, iodine and pine tar.Palate: Sweet and aromatic, with rich wax and furniture polish notes followed by treacle toffee, maple syrup, bitter dark chocolate combined with pencil shavings, pine needle and cedar scented wood.Finish: Finished in European oak Oloroso sherry barrels.

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  • Sale -22% Smokehead Sherry Cask Blast Smokehead Sherry Cask Blast

    Smokehead Sherry Cask Blast

    At 48% ABV, Smokehead Sherry Cask Blast is a peaty Islay single malt whisky that lives up to its name. It undergoes an intense blast of rich, sweet, and spicy Spanish sherry casks, resulting in a fiery, explosive, and incredibly bold dram that packs a punch so strong it might even turn your skull red. Tasting Note by Smokehead:Palate: Thick peat then fruitier, creamier feel - soft rich oak, soothing custard and vanilla. The hit of oily black smoke, with a rich, heavy mouthcoating peaty feel. Then along comes a sweet sticky flavour if barbecued banana, tangy sultanas and dried fruits.Finish: The peat returns, just as you hoped. This time it's brought some authentic Spanish sherry oakiness with it, pleasingly and disturbingly sweet. And one last sharp salty reminder that you're not dealing with the ordinary here.

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  • Lagavulin 12 Year Old - The Flames of the Phoenix (Diageo Special Release 2022) Lagavulin 12 Year Old - The Flames of the Phoenix (Diageo Special Release 2022)

    Lagavulin 12 Year Old - The Flames of the Phoenix (Diageo Special Release 2022)

    According to their legend, an extraordinary event unfolded when the King of Islay was reborn on a remarkable day. A brilliant spark of sunlight descended from the sky and ignited the land, engulfing it in flames. When the inferno finally waned, the scorched earth was shrouded in dense smoke. A majestic Phoenix ascended, its fiery wings fueling the stills of Lagavulin, intensifying the whisky's spicy and smoky character. In this profound expression crafted from virgin oak and the smokiest casks in their reserves, peaty notes take the lead in a timeless dance with spices and smoke, all harmonizing with a profound sweetness. Tasting Note by Lagavulin:Nose: Dry, with an immediate powerful smokiness; much more so than is usual with Lagavulin, with charcoal and fragrant peat massively to the fore, backed by a clean fresh base-note that suggests sea air and mineral scents. Much reduced, aromatically, with even a little water, it remains essentially unaltered.Palate: The smooth lightly oily texture shines with sweet richness; the taste is sweet to start, then takes off with a soaring lemony acidity and a sprinkling of sea salt to add freshness. Mid-palate the fire dries the taste, which flies still higher now in its salty-smoky intensity. A dash of water rounds and sweetens but it’s the smoke that dominates.Finish: Long, with great waves of peat-smoke, and new-fired heights of spiced and smoky intensity that last wonderfully in the aftertaste.

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  • Sale -9%Almost Sold Out! Port Charlotte 2012 9 Year Old SC:01 Port Charlotte 2012 9 Year Old SC:01

    Port Charlotte 2012 9 Year Old SC:01

    The SC: 01 2012 vintage was exclusively conceived, cultivated, distilled, aged, and bottled on Islay. The barley used for this vintage was harvested in 2011 and supplied by seven local farmers, all situated within a 10-mile radius of the distillery. Showcasing the unique Islay terroir, this locally-sourced barley is enriched with a detailed cask formulation. The barley is malted to a peat level of 40ppm by maltsters on the Scottish mainland. Afterward, it's brought back to Islay for distillation. Using tall, slender-necked stills, the distillation process aims for the utmost elegance and delicacy. The spirit then embarks on a tripartite maturation journey. This vintage is a fusion of sherry butts, first and second fill American whiskey barrels, which were transferred at varying maturation stages into some of the premier Sauternes wine casks sourced from the left bank of the Garonne River in Bordeaux. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Sweet, stone fruit and a delicate floral perfume on the nose with hints of peaches in syrup, dried apricots, honeyed melon and ripe pineapple. Brown sugar, vanilla-fudge, caramel and marzipan are followed by heady notes of honeysuckle and heather. Peat smoke and warm toasted oak come through with a little time to bring depth and complexity to the dram.Palate: The warmth and supple texture of this dram elegantly coats the palate and brings a balance of light peat smoke and ripe fruit. Another sip confirms both the beautiful viscosity and depth of flavour, as beneath the delicate smoke comes earthy notes of leather and boot polish. The oak brings strength and sweet vanilla, chocolate and citrus to complement the waves of fruit.Finish: A dram you wish would last forever, the wonderful marine notes and earthy peat smoke linger on the palate with a citrus tang.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Bruichladdich Organic 2012 Bruichladdich Organic 2012

    Bruichladdich Organic 2012

    The Bruichladdich Organic Barley 2012, crafted from 100% Scottish barley, epitomizes the synergy between single malt whisky and the land. This barley is cultivated sustainably, without relying on agrochemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides, thereby nurturing the soil in which it grows. Tasting Note by Bruichladich: Nose: Distinct cereal notes open on the nose, with dried hay, barley straw and malty biscuit. A sweet combination of Crème brûlée, coconut, butterscotch, and vanilla from the oak follow while earthy barley grows over time, enhanced by floral notes and sweet dried apricot and pear.Palate: A creamy texture coats the palate, with a peppery hint of spice followed by floral heather honey. The malty character of the grain comes to the fore, with notes of warm scones and barley straw. The American oak adds an additional layer of sweetness, with fresh vanilla, marzipan and coconut. Adding a drop of water opens up the fruit and oak influence, revealing ripe gooseberry, pear and grapefruit along with sweet honeycomb and fudge.Finish: The malty character of the spirit is unmistakable on the finish, while almond and butterscotch notes from the oak linger.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012

    Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012

    Experience the unparalleled taste of the Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 Scotch Whisky, a true masterpiece crafted from Scottish grown barley. Each batch of this exceptional scotch is a testament to the artistry and dedication of our distillers, ensuring a truly unique and authentic flavor profile that will captivate your senses. Prepare to be whisked away on a sensory journey as you indulge in the perfect mix of fruity and floral flavors, delicately balanced with coastal notes. The bouquet is nothing short of brilliant, opening with the tantalizing aroma of barley sugar and a hint of mint, leading into a symphony of freshly cut wild flowers. Buttercup, daisy, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose, and cherry blossom dance on your palate, creating a harmonious blend that is as refreshing as an Atlantic breeze. The refinement and cleanliness of this spirit are truly remarkable. With every sip, you'll be transported to the rugged shores of Islay, as little zephyrs of spindrift and sea pinks remind you of its exclusive maturation by the sea. As the seconds tick by, the addition of a little water reveals the delightful presence of caramelized fruits, with notes of lemon drops, honey, tangerine, and tablet. The palate entry is a revelation, as the sweet oak and barley arrive together, sending your taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation delicately drift in on an Atlantic breeze, popping on your tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of ripe green fruit, brown sugar, and sweet malt brings closure to this extraordinary tasting experience, taking you back in time to a realization that not all single malts are created equal. The finish is simply unforgettable. As you savor the last drop, the lingering taste of this exceptional scotch whisky will leave you yearning for more. The Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 Scotch Whisky is a benchmark for single malts, with its perfect balance of fruity and floral flavors, coastal notes, and exceptional cleanliness and refinement. Elevate your whisky collection with this remarkable expression and indulge in a sensory adventure like no other. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: The bouquet is brilliant. Opening with barley sugar and a hint of mint beforeleading into the most wonderful notes of freshly cut wild flowers; buttercup, daisy,meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. The cleanliness of the spirit isremarkable. As the seconds tick by, more aromas rise from the glass, little zephyrs ofspindrift and sea pinks reminding you that this spirit is matured exclusively by the sea.After some four or five minutes and with the addition of a little water, caramelised fruitsdrift onto the scene; lemon drops and honey, tangerine and tablet.Palate: The palate entry is so refined and refreshing, the sweet oak and the barleyarriving together sending the taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation drift inon an Atlantic breeze and pop on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination ofripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring closure. A taste back in time, arealisation that not all single malts are equal and to achieve the absolute optimum, youmust use barley that is made in Scotland. Make this one the benchmark for all othersyou meet on your journey through the stills of Scotland.Finish: Unforgettable! Its best enjoyed in good company, you just don’t want theevening to end. It brings warmth to the heart and soul. The clock slows down and thecares of tomorrow disappear into the dawn.

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  • Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

    Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

    The Port Charlotte 10 year old is exclusively created, distilled, aged, and bottled on Islay. Crafted from 100% Scottish barley, it undergoes a slow distillation process using tall, slender-necked stills to achieve a harmonious, heathery barbeque smoke flavor. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: The smoke is calmed by the marine, ozone character,
time has brought abalance, a harmony in the combination of oak, smoke and spirit. While the smoke isalways discernible on the nose it is dry, earthy, peatash in its style and so allows the oakto come forward with waves of golden caramel, fudge, vanilla custard, hints of ginger,nutmeg and clove. There is citrus fruit, coaxed from the glass with a drop of water,gentle lemon meringue and clementine. Breathe deeply and the floral aromas of wildthyme, heather and sea pink bring you to this Atlantic coast.Palate: On the palate there is a noticeable delicacy and softness in texture and style.Again, the balance of flavour is superb as the smoke wraps loosely around thesweetness drawn from deep within the oak. Coconut, vanilla custard, lemon honeycombines with smoked oysters and sun baked salty sand.Finish: The finish is sublime, smoky sure, but also the soft sweetness of fudge andmalted barley, orange, mango and Banoffee pie hinting of the depth and quality of theoak. The many layers interchange on each sip. As the smoke comes and goes so toothe notes of the spirit, ripe apple and apricot, beautifully intertwined with malt and oaksweetness and that typical Port Charlotte style dry smoke.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013 Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013

    Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013

    For nearly two decades, they have consistently demonstrated their unwavering commitment to sourcing barley locally. This release, the Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2013, marks the eighth edition of their unpeated single malt whisky crafted from barley grown in the vicinity. Although each expression from individual growing seasons possesses subtle distinctions, a distinctive profile has emerged over time, characterized by a blend of maritime and citrus notes, with barley at the forefront, within these intricate single malts. The latest vintage of unpeated Bruichladdich Islay Barley showcases barley harvested during the 2012 growing season, which was subsequently distilled in 2013. This barley crop was cultivated across seven different farms on the island, managed by dedicated farmers: Hunter Jackson at Cruach, Andrew and Donald Jones at Coull, Mark French at Rockside, Ian McKerrell at Island, Alistair Torrance at Mulindry, Raymond Fletcher at Dunlossit, and Raymond Stewart at Sunderland. The resulting spirit underwent maturation in a combination of ex-American and ex-European oak casks, aging gracefully over a span of eight years. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: This is stunning on the nose. The freshness and purity of the spirit is striking. A kaleidoscope of vibrant aromas pour from the glass, first, citrus and honey notes emerge before stoned fruit, dried apricot, and the perfume of ripe peaches. Sweet notes of marzipan, yellow flowers, vanilla pods, and then zephyrs of spice, cereal, and marine breeze. With time oak notes elevates as the vanilla. Crème-Brulee, caramel and wood spices come to the fore. Then gentle hints of cinnamon and ginger cake and syrup add the anticipation of tasting.Palate: The oak cradles the soft fruit of distillation with a perfect balance and harmony. The delicate sweetness and luscious texture are like velvet on the palate. The balance of those sweet ripe stoned fruit flavours with the vanilla, caramel and brown sugar notes of the oak is perfect, this vintage of Islay barley is bottled at just the right moment to capture the DNA of our island and the whisky we distil on its shores. Add a touch of water and watch as the natural oils react in the glass releasing wonderful floral notes of hawthorn and heather to add to the complexity and depth of this remarkable Ileach.Finish: The finish is a testament to the quality of distillation. As the expression of that marine tang with the sweet citrus and honeyed oaked notes tells the story of our whisky and where it comes from. Natural whisky with no chill filtration means you will experience as long and gentle a finish as you ever thought possible.

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  • Sale -11% Bowmore 15 Year Old Bowmore 15 Year Old

    Bowmore 15 Year Old

    After its initial maturation in bourbon barrels, our 15 Year Old whiskey undergoes a sherry cask finishing process that stands as an exemplary showcase of this technique. It's the concluding three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that impart Bowmore 15 Year Old with its strikingly rich, deep hue and the robust, comforting finish that sets it apart. Tasting Note by Bowmore:Nose: Dark chocolate and raisin aromas compliment the classic Bowmore smokiness.Palate: Wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee flavours.Finish: Spicy, toffee, sherry and barley.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Ardbeg An Oa Ardbeg An Oa

    Ardbeg An Oa

    The Ardbeg Distillery, while renowned for its distinguished spirits, is also famed for its location. Recognised by both the rugged locals and the more delicately attired visitors, the distillery often endures gusty winds, relentless rain, and ghostly mists. However, its potential onslaught by nature's fierce moods is mitigated by the protective embrace of the Mull of Oa. Serving as a natural barrier, the Mull of Oa stands tall, sheltering the distillery from the Atlantic's formidable wrath. It is this geographical marvel that inspires the creation of Ardbeg An Oa. Mirroring the roundness of its geographical muse, Ardbeg An Oa's character is noticeably rounded and mellow. This unique character is shaped by its time in the distillery's innovative Gathering Vat. Here, a blend of diverse whiskies from varied cask types - ranging from the sweetness of Pedro Ximenez and the spiciness of Virgin charred oak to the depth of ex-bourbon casks - come together. As they meld, they produce a whisky that's a harmonious blend of Ardbeg's signature peat, dark chocolate, and aniseed, cushioned in velvety butterscotch, black pepper, and clove. The resulting experience is a powerful, evolving symphony of flavors. In its essence: Non chill-filtered Matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez, Virgin charred oak, and Ex-bourbon casks NAS (Non Aged Statement) 46.6% ABV Appearing as a delicate shade of Light Gold Ardbeg An Oa isn't just a spirit; it's a tribute to nature's protective might and the artistry of whisky-making. Tasting Note by Ardbeg:Nose: Peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. Savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice. Add water and an oceanic minerality brings a breath of cool, briny seaspray. Waxed lemon and lime follows with coal tar soap, beeswax and herby pine woodlands. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer with warm hazelnut and almond toffee.Palate: An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. Then comes a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.Finish: Long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ardbeg 10 Year Old

    Ardbeg 10 Year Old

    Ardbeg Ten Years Old stands unparalleled, globally celebrated as the quintessence of peated whiskies. Renowned for its intense smokiness and rich complexity, this single malt doesn't merely parade its peaty essence. Instead, it artfully allows the innate sweetness of the malt to emerge, striking a harmonious balance that enchants the palate. Maintaining its true essence, this whisky is non-chill filtered, preserving its authentic flavors and depth. Matured in ex-bourbon casks, it carries hints of the cask's history, adding another layer of complexity and character to this already distinguished spirit. Tasting Note by Ardbeg:Nose: A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere of peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. Savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice. Add water and an oceanic minerality brings a breath of cool, briny seaspray. Waxed lemon and lime follows with coal tar soap, beeswax and herby pine woodlands. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer with warm hazelnut and almond toffee.Palate: An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. Then comes a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.Finish: The finish goes on and on a long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.  

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  • Smokehead Rum Cask Rebel Smokehead Rum Cask Rebel

    Smokehead Rum Cask Rebel

    When the smoky defiance of Islay whisky encounters its Caribbean rum cask counterpart, Smokehead takes on a delightful fusion of robust peatiness and a tantalizingly sweet, spirited Caribbean kick. As the journey unfolds, the delightful interplay of flavors intensifies, with marshmallow sweetness, savory bacon, dried fruits, and the richness of dark wood swirling to the forefront, creating an unforgettable sensory experience that transcends the ordinary. Tasting Note by Smokehead:Nose: Immense smoke and fiery peat, followed by soothing citrus and tropical fruits. Followed with hints of marshmallow and bacon.Palate: Face down a fearlessly rich and peaty punch, thick oils and bracing sea spray, tempered with dried spices, banana and dark wood.Finish: Notes of caramel and cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, add a delicate contrast to the lingering smokiness.

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  • Smokehead Unfiltered Smokehead Unfiltered

    Smokehead Unfiltered

    Smokehead Unfiltered Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a robust and unapologetically bold expression. The initial impression is one of intense, thick smoke, complemented by earthy undertones and hints of stout, ginger, and vanilla. Tasting Note by Smokehead: Nose: Amongst the intense smoke, there are subtle notes of vanilla and stem ginger.Palate: A blend of oily walnuts, dark chocolate, and black pepper emerges amidst the dense smoke.Finish: The finish is dry, with a presence of medicinal herbs.

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  • Bowmore 12 Year Old Bowmore 12 Year Old

    Bowmore 12 Year Old

    Emanating the very spirit of Bowmore, with its tumultuous waves, windswept terrain, and rich heritage, this 12-year-old expression embodies a harmonious blend of complexity and balance. Delicate notes of lemon and the sweetness of heather honey harmonize seamlessly with Bowmore's signature peat smoke, culminating in a gratifying, enduring, and mellowness that defines this remarkable whiskey. Tasting Note by Bowmore:Nose: Subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore's trademark peaty smokiness.Palate: Warm and delicious on the palate with subtle dark chocolate flavours.Finish: Trademark gentle peat smoke, leading to a delicious, long and mellow finish.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Port Charlotte 2013 9 Year Old PMC:01 Port Charlotte 2013 9 Year Old PMC:01

    Port Charlotte 2013 9 Year Old PMC:01

    PMC:01 is a masterful blend of terroirs, initially matured in first-fill Bourbon barrels in 2013 for four years, then artfully transferred in 2017 to Pomerol casks for an additional five years of aging. This pioneering release from Port Charlotte, aged in the esteemed Bordeaux wine barrels, marries the lush, fruit-rich character of Pomerol oak with the unmistakable maritime essence of Islay. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Warm peat smoke and red fruits open on the nose, moving to stewed pears, melon and a subtle marine note. Delicate floral notes of rose and geranium follow, with hints of vanilla, honey, leather and toasted oak coming from the wood. As the spirit opens further, a subtle spice mix of clove and ginger comes to the fore, with a touch of marzipan.Palate: Malt sugar and peat smoke complement the tremendous viscosity of the liquid which coats the palate. The influence of the cask continues and showcases the harmonious balance of oak and fruit, with succulent blackberries, plum and aged leather.Finish: Mellow marine tones, crushed seashells and a hint of citrus lemon rind nod to the single malt’s all-Islay maturation while Port Charlotte’s signature peat smoke lingers.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2013 Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2013

    Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2013

    Distilled in 2013, this single vintage expression has undergone a decade of maturation. The ageing process involves a carefully chosen combination of casks: 80% of the whisky is matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, while the remaining 20% ages in second-fill Pauillac wine casks. This maturation strategy enhances the whisky's complexity and depth, offering a harmonious blend of the bourbon barrel's vanilla and oak notes with the rich, fruity nuances imparted by the Pauillac wine casks. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Aromas of warm citrus, tropical fruit, and sweet malty flour are immediate on the nose. As the whisky opens the sweetness of the fruit, oak and malted Bere barley combine to give an uplifting, sunny feel to the dram, enhanced with fragrant peach skin, fresh vanilla pods, candied orange and creamy fudge. Over time, delicate floral notes of rose and subtle sweet violet appear.Palate: On the palate, the presence of the malted grain is unmistakable with notes of popcorn, brown sugar and warm porridge. The Bere barley provides a soft, rounded mouthfeel, beautifully complementing the sweet, stoned fruit notes. Apricot, peach, melon and candied orange are balanced with the gentle influence of the oak, which adds a hint of vanilla, coconut and marzipan.Finish: Milk chocolate, malted grain and crème brulee add to the soft finish, while a hint of mango and orange blossom honey linger.

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  • Sale -12% Octomore 14.2 5 Year Old Octomore 14.2 5 Year Old

    Octomore 14.2 5 Year Old

    Adam Hannett, the Head Distiller, has expertly selected casks that previously housed Oloroso and Amarone from Spain and Italy's esteemed wine regions for the Octomore 14.2. This unique combination lends a distinct sweetness and nuttiness, resulting in an exceptional single malt. The whisky is then aged in French oak, adding substantial depth and complexity. Octomore's iconic peak smoke harmonises well with the Oloroso sherry casks, infusing a robust, savoury flavour. Additionally, the Amarone casks contribute significantly, imparting rich red fruit notes, which provide structure and coherence to the 14.2 blend. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Leather, prunes, red currants and malted barley come to the fore, followed by toasted oak and hints of cinnamon, green apple and black pepper. Waves of smoke and distinct red fruits follow, complemented with cereal notes of malt and porridge. The peat smoke is dry and brooding, with a hint of burnt heather and subtle pipe tobacco from the oak.Palate: The influence of the European oak is unmissable, with a touch of dryness balanced with the vibrancy of wood spices, smoked oak and roasted coffee. Barbeque sweetness and a crack of black pepper is complemented with rich fruit cake and dried fruits. A drop of water opens the smoke and fruity sweetness from the wine casks, bringing a beautiful balance as notes of apple and pear grow with the dram.Finish: Smoked malt, smouldering oak and sea salt settle on the finish as Octomore’s signature earthy smoke lingers.

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  • Octomore 14.1 5 Year Old Octomore 14.1 5 Year Old

    Octomore 14.1 5 Year Old

    The 14th annual Octomore series is anchored by the 14.1, a variant that sets a benchmark for the others in the series. This latest edition demonstrates a masterful blend of smoke, malt, cask, and maturation, offering a comprehensive and immersive drinking experience. Aged for five years in first-fill ex-American whiskey casks, the 14.1 exemplifies the strength and promise of its fundamental components. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Smoked vanilla, sweet caramel, and toffee notes open on the nose, with sooty smoke balanced with delicate coconut and flaked almonds. There is an unmistakable earthy smokiness and a hint of citrus, with lemon meringue pie cutting through rich barbeque pork.Palate: Bright citrus, smoke and a distinct minerality come through on the palate, followed by charred oak and beach bonfire embers. Toffee and creamy vanilla are balanced with the earthy smoke, with bright notes of pear, gooseberry fool and green apple simultaneously adding brightness and depth. Roasted coffee, hints of clove and nutmeg begin to come to the fore, with a gentle hint of heather honey.Finish: Butterscotch and vanilla are balanced with Octomore’s signature earthy peat smoke and a hint of salt spray, with burnt heather and gorse flowers settling on the finish.

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  • Sale -10%Almost Sold Out! Laphroaig 34 Year Old The Ian Hunter Story (Book 5) Laphroaig 34 Year Old The Ian Hunter Story (Book 5)

    Laphroaig 34 Year Old The Ian Hunter Story (Book 5)

    "Book Five: Enduring Spirit," the concluding edition in the Ian Hunter series, is a distinctive 34 year old single malt from Laphroaig. This exceptional whisky is double matured, initially aged in first-fill ex-Bourbon American Oak barrels and then in Pedro Ximénez European Oak Hogheads. This unique maturation process, a testament to Ian Hunter's innovative approach, imparts a complex and rich flavor profile, making it a remarkable and sought-after expression in Laphroaig's history. Tasting Note by Laphroaig: Nose: Lightly peaty with notes of iodine and burnt wood. Floral green malt, sweet candyfloss and vanilla fudge, and subtle blueberry and raspberry accents. .Palate: Sweet and spicy, with hints of classic Laphroaig peat and cold barbecue ash. Salted caramel and butterscotch, roast chestnut, a hint of peach, dried flowers and white pepper.Finish: Peaty and malty, with a lingering sweetness.

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  • Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength (2023 Release) Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength (2023 Release)

    Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Cask Strength (2023 Release)

    Following the success of their 12-Year-Old cask strength editions in 2021 and 2022, Bunnahabhain now presents the third annual small-batch cask strength release. A true celebration of their beloved Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old, this unadulterated expression was aged on Islay's remote northeastern shore, using natural spring water from the Margadale spring. While not everyone can visit their bustling Warehouse 9 on Islay, this limited edition offers whisky enthusiasts worldwide a chance to experience it. Bottled at cask strength, it intensifies the whisky's spice, black pepper, and cinnamon flavors without losing its unpeated, sherried essence, and enhances the mouthfeel. This is a quintessential Bunnahabhain expression crafted in the heart of Islay's coastal beauty. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Floral and nutty with notes of marzipan, hazelnut, almond cream and morello cherries.Palate: Roasted nuts and spice lead the way with cinnamon and cloves fading to reveal soft notes of butterscotch, toffee, sultanas and a gentle hint of coffee.Finish: Lingering notes of cloves, hazelnut, and cocoa.

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  • Sale -10%Almost Sold Out! Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Ardbeg Heavy Vapours

    Ardbeg Heavy Vapours

    Something unusual stirs at the Distillery. The iconic purifier on the still, historically responsible for Ardbeg's celebrated equilibrium between peat and fruity florals, has mysteriously vanished. In its wake arises "Ardbeg Heavy Vapours", a single malt that speaks to the unexpected and the uncharted. Where once balance reigned, now brooding, deeper flavours have taken the helm. This whisky unveils a tantalizing twist in the Ardbeg tale, delivering a nose and palate laden with a powerful, aromatic punch. It's an intoxicating dance of the dark and intense, heralding the rise of the Heavy Vapours. Key Aspects: Non-chill filtered A firm 46% ABV Matured in Ex-bourbon casks NAS (Non Aged Statement) Exhibits a delicate hue of Pale Straw Tasting Note by Ardbeg:Nose: Heady, intense and powerful. Swirl the glass and dip your nose into the torrents of tarry ropes, creosote and linseed oil rising from deep within the vortex. A collision of waxy dark chocolate, warm blackcurrants and muscovado sugar pulls you under its spell with a burst of plump cherries and earthy pine needles leaping from its depths. From salty seasoning comes a briny character with tangy crisp seaweed and smoky bacon swirling on the surface with hints of sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries. Surrender to its dangerous depths with the heady force of menthol, treacle and chilli sauce.Palate: Plunge into the whirlpool and torrents of taste well up on the palate; deep, peppery and chewy, bombarding the tongue. The first plunge brings forth chewy peppered steak soaked in pepper sauce with the tang of crispy seaweed. As you descend deeper, encounter a mouthful of black tarry espresso coffee that coats the palate with rich melted dark fruits (blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries) and bitter almonds. As the taste soaks in deeper, star anise and hickory dry out the palate before a surprise of chalky effervescent violets fizz to the surface.Finish: Long, deep and remaining powerful into the finish with black tarry coffee, chocolate coated cherries and hot pepper sauce, the lingering memories of your mysterious and daring journey into Corryvreckan.

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  • Sale -9% Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2012 Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2012

    Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2012

    Bere barley, acknowledged as Britain's oldest cultivated cereal strain, would have been utilized by Scotland's early distillers over many centuries. Nevertheless, in the 20th century, there was a shift towards prioritizing yield and commercial viability, leading to the selection of varieties that offered easier cultivation and higher extract, favoring efficiency over flavor. In their commitment to championing flavor, the distillery has been working closely with the University of the Highlands and Islands' Agronomy Institute since 2005 to reintroduce Bere barley into the production of single malt whisky. However, the importance of this barley extends beyond whisky production, as it holds significant potential for the future of food production. Sown in April and harvested in September, the 2011 growing season primarily witnessed warm and dry conditions, except during the crucial harvest period when rainfall became more frequent. Maturing patiently for over a decade in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, the understated maturation of the 2012 vintage carefully balances an indulgent texture with the presence of malty, sweet fruit notes. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Complex and alluring, there is a wonderful combination of fruity and floral notes on the nose. Oak comes through with zesty lime and green apple, followed by fragrant honeysuckle and creamy vanilla. The Bere barley provides a tart robustness with hints of hay and barley sugar sweetness, with a peach note growing as the dram opens further.Palate: Firm and well rounded, Bere barley and stoned fruit glide across the palate bringing waves of apricot, ripe peach and stewed apple. Chocolate lime hints at the zesty richness of the spirit before barley sugar and warm scones bring a remarkable depth of flavour from the malt. Marine notes of sun kissed sand and sea shells follow, moving to marzipan, mellow oak and coconut.Finish: Long and delicate, the finish has notes of gingerbread, milk chocolate, marzipan, creamy vanilla and apricot jam. A subtle marine note lingers along with a hint of barley sugar.

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  • Sale -11% Octomore 13.3 5 Year Old Octomore 13.3 5 Year Old

    Octomore 13.3 5 Year Old

    Octomore 13.3, distilled from Islay-grown barley, is a quintessential example of the rich flavours characteristic of this Scottish island. Matured in first-fill ex-American whiskey barrels and second-fill European oak casks from Rivesaltes, France, and Ribera del Duero, Spain, it offers a unique complexity. Each batch reflects the distinct Islay terroir, influenced by varying climate and agronomic factors. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Aromas of malt sugar and gentle peat smoke lead you into the dram. Layer of fresh green fruit come next followed by rose, geranium, apricot and eucalyptus. Marzipan, ginger, nut biscuits, and honeyed melon can also come through with the malty fruity character coming to the fore with a little time. Adding a drop of water will bring out the peat smoke beautifully. Palate: A soft and delicate on the palate, sweet honey and brown sugar give way to a whisper of peat smoke. The second sip brings lemon rind and seashells, a delicate marine hint along with malty biscuit notes and marzipan and coconut. The peat smoke has hints of boots polish and ash but is gentle enough to allow the subtle floral malty notes to shine.Finish: The marine character develops and the smoke increases on the palate, honey and lemon with warm sand and marzipan. Final fruity traces of peach and stewed pears bring a little sweetness to the finish.

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  • Lagavulin 16 Year Old Lagavulin 16 Year Old

    Lagavulin 16 Year Old

    Lagavulin, often referred to as "the king of Islay," is an essential Scotch Whisky beloved by connoisseurs and enthusiasts worldwide. Aged for a minimum of 16 years in oak casks, this sought-after Single Malt boasts the signature peat-smoke flavor of southern Islay. It also offers a remarkable richness and dryness, making it an intriguing and quintessential choice for whisky aficionados. Tasting Note by Lagavulin:Nose: Intensely flavoured, peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.Palate: Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.Finish: A long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.

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  • Sale -10% Bowmore 22 Year Old Aston Martin (Masters' Selection) Bowmore 22 Year Old Aston Martin (Masters' Selection)

    Bowmore 22 Year Old Aston Martin (Masters' Selection)

    Experience the pinnacle of collaboration and craftsmanship with the Bowmore 22 Year Old Aston Martin (Masters' Selection). This whisky serves as the ultimate embodiment of a unifying influence, bridging the gap between seemingly disparate partners and guiding them to a realm where shared passion and creativity flourish, leaving an indelible imprint on the legacy they jointly craft. Their combined expertise, fervor, and innovative spirit, in turn, imbues this single malt with the capacity to unite individuals, fostering togetherness, and empowering them to surmount any disparities in the pursuit of unity and shared enthusiasm. Tasting Note by Bowmore:Nose: Beginning with sweet and fruity notes of heather honey, vanilla with subtle cherries.Palate: Rich sweet and malty spicy notes of vanilla fudge.Finish: Sweet and woody with notes of liquorice sticks deliver a spicy feel.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Octomore 13.1 5 Year Old Octomore 13.1 5 Year Old

    Octomore 13.1 5 Year Old

    The 13th batch of Bruichladdich's Octomore series introduces the 13.1 edition, a distinctly smoky whisky peated to exceptional levels. Distilled at Bruichladdich on Islay in 2016, this heavily-peated expression has matured for nearly five years in first-fill American oak casks, and then further aged in additional first-fill American oak barrels in 2021. Peated to an impressive 137.3, it's bottled at its natural cask strength of 59.2% ABV in 2022. This double maturation in first-fill American oak lends the whisky a unique profile of robust earthy smoke combined with rich tropical nuances. Octomore 13.1, known for its intense smokiness, comes encased in the range's iconic black tin, embodying its bold and complex nature.Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Initial impressions are of sweet nutty smoke, loaded with barley sugar and ripe fruit. Syrupy apricot and ripe pear along with malty vanilla notes of barley flour and Crème Brulee, honey and tablet. The American oak brings coconut, almonds and charred oak. The peat smoke is delicate but powerful and, along with the charred oak, brings out boot polish, leather and earthy notes. Palate: A viscous texture across the palate, the feeling is of densely smoked grain which comes through like smoked granola with honeyed fruit. A second sip brings the opportunity to decipher the complexity on the palate, with smoked apricot jam, barley flour, peat embers and burnt heather balanced with gooseberry citrus and sweet Turkish delight. Oak chips, sugared almonds and chocolate-limes with spicy aniseed comes toward the finish. A drop of water intensifies the smoke and brings out the minerality of the whisky.Finish: On the finish the sweetness fades and an earthy, mossy note remains on the palate wrapped in dry heathery peat smoke. Salty-citrus and floral notes of geranium and rose come through calmly to round off another wonderful expression of the Octomore paradox.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength (Batch 15) Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength (Batch 15)

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength (Batch 15)

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength (Batch 15) is a robust expression of Laphroaig's classic 10 Year Old, boasting a bold character and an impressive 56.5% ABV It's a whisky that. This single malt matures in charred ex-Bourbon barrels for a full decade before being bottled at its natural cask strength, preserving its powerful and distinctive flavors. Tasting Note by Laphroaig:Nose: The nuanced aroma reveals whiffs of sweet cereals, fresh oak and pipe tobacco with touches of leather, nutmeg and vanilla.Palate: The Original Cask Strength is sweet and spicy with notes of vanilla, toffee and sea salt along with hints of cinnamon and pepper.Finish: Long finish with lingering spice, oak tannins, iodine and sea salt.

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  • Laphroaig Lore Laphroaig Lore

    Laphroaig Lore

    This whisky is a highly secretive creation, crafted within the confines of our distillery, away from prying eyes and competitors. It represents our richest expression, curated from an archive of the rarest whiskies stored in our Atlantic warehouse. This complex blend marries single malts aged from seven to 21 years, revealing vibrant character derived from ex-Bourbon, European oak, Oloroso sherry barrels, and quarter casks. Tasting Note by Laphroaig:Nose: Rich and smoky with seaside minerals and a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops.Palate: Richly peaty with a spicy chilli bite.Finish: Short, dry finish and a long sweet aftertaste.

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    £77.95

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  • Almost Sold Out! Ardbeg 25 Year Old Ardbeg 25 Year Old

    Ardbeg 25 Year Old

    For 25 years, a select group of barrels has been concealed within Ardbeg's distillery on Islay, Scotland. In 2021, this whisky experiment, aged for a quarter-century, will be unveiled. Remarkably, even after such extensive aging, the characteristic smokiness and peat of Ardbeg remain dominant. With time, this whisky, aged in exceptionally rare casks, has evolved into a beverage with intricate flavors, inviting connoisseurs to discover its depths. Tasting Note by ArdbegNose: Smoked cream, peppermint and toffee, with Ardbeg’s classic fennel and pine resin on the nose. Distant earthy bonfires mix with herbal and fruity notes, along with candle wax.Palate: A complex palate of hot pepper, lemon sherbet, tar, aniseed, cream and fudge.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old

    Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old

    The latest addition to Bunnahabhain's core range, this inaugural 30-year-old batch is a testament to our craft. It matures exclusively in coastal ex-sherry casks, remains unaltered with non-chill filtration and natural color, resulting in a rich, sweet dram. Three decades of patience and meticulous care, shaped by Bunnahabhain Bay's salty air, go into crafting this whisky under our Distillery Manager's watchful eye. It offers notes of strawberries, cream, honey nut cereals, rich toffee, and a finish of salted caramel and light spices. This is a limited first batch release that's not to be missed. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Aromas of butterscotch, beeswax and sweet sherry.Palate: Strawberries and cream dominate the palate, gradually developing into honey nut cereals and an abundance of rich toffee.Finish: Notes of sweetened Jamaican coffee and oak wood.

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  • Almost Sold Out! Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh

    Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh

    Experience the extraordinary with our Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh whisky. Crafted with precision and passion, this exceptional single malt is a harmonious fusion of carefully selected port finished and sherry matured Bunnahabhain expressions. Indulge your senses as you uncover the rich and creamy vanilla notes, accompanied by enticing aromas of brandy butter and indulgent berries. The subtle hint of oak adds depth and complexity to this remarkable spirit. With every sip, you'll be captivated by the sweet red and black fruits that dance on your palate, perfectly balanced with a delightful touch of cinnamon spice. The roasted nuts provide a satisfying crunch, while a gentle saltiness lingers in the background, reminiscent of the sea that once embraced this exceptional whisky. The Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh boasts a long and satisfying finish, leaving you with a lingering warmth and a subtle spice reminiscent of indulgent chili chocolate. As the flavors gradually fade away, you'll discover delicate hints of floral candy, adding a touch of elegance to this remarkable whisky. Whether you're a seasoned whisky connoisseur or an adventurous spirit enthusiast, the Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh is a must-have addition to your collection. Embrace the artistry and craftsmanship behind this extraordinary blend, and embark on a sensory journey like no other. Elevate your whisky experience with the Bunnahabhain 2011 10 Year Old Aonadh today and savor the magic in every sip. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Rich creamy vanilla with notes of brandy butter, caramel, indulgent berries and a subtle hint of oak. Palate: Sweet red and black fruits are complimented with a cinnamon spice, roasted nuts and a slight saltiness coming through at the back.Finish: Long finish with a fading spice reminiscent of chilli chocolate and hints of floral candy.

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  • Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

    Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie

    The foundation for the Classic Laddie is not a fixed recipe, but rather a distilling philosophy. They don't pursue exact uniformity; instead, each year, the type and origin of their barley influence their spirit. Moreover, they continuously acquire a diverse range of casks to enrich the assortment of flavors in their warehouse. Instead of aiming for strict consistency, every batch of the Classic Laddie is naturally distinct and varies subtly. Producing the Classic Laddie is among the most intricate and demanding tasks entrusted to their Head Distiller, Adam Hannett. He personally selects an assembly of the finest spirits to achieve the signature fruity and floral Bruichladdich house style. Crafting each distinct recipe is an intensive procedure. Adam has to meticulously assess every spirit based on its aroma, taste, and texture. This process is time-consuming and challenging, necessitating a sharp focus and multiple checks, pauses, and reassessments over several weeks. The ultimate composition is determined in the solitude of his tasting room. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: The bouquet is brilliant. Opening with barley sugar and a hint of mint before leading into the most wonderful notes of freshly cut wild flowers; buttercup, daisy, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. The cleanliness of the spirit is remarkable. As the seconds tick by, more aromas rise from the glass, little zephyrs of spindrift and sea pinks reminding you that this spirit is matured exclusively by the sea. After some four or five minutes and with the addition of a little water, caramelised fruits drift onto the scene; lemon drops and honey, tangerine and tablet.Palate: The palate entry is so refined and refreshing, the sweet oak and the barley arriving together sending the taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation drift in on an Atlantic breeze and pop on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of ripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring closure. A taste back in time, a realisation that not all single malts are equal and to achieve the absolute optimum, you must use barley that is made in Scotland. Make this one the benchmark for all others you meet on your journey through the stills of Scotland.Finish: Unforgettable! Its best enjoyed in good company, you just don’t want the evening to end. It brings warmth to the heart and soul. The clock slows down and the cares of tomorrow disappear into the dawn.

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  • Sale -7%Almost Sold Out! Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old

    Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old

    One of the esteemed "super-premium" selections within Bunnahabhain's core range, this whisky also stands as a formidable champion in the realm of awards. True to the tradition of all their single malts, it remains unaltered by chill filtration and retains its natural color. Under the profound influence of sherry, their 25 Year Old expression aptly showcases the remarkable maturation capabilities of Bunnahabhain. It exemplifies the intricate spectrum of sweet oaken nuances and nutty notes that can be attained through those additional years of aging in the cask. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Scents of rich sherry, blossoming into sweet caramel and polished leather.Palate: An initial taste of sweet berries and cream that evolves into a feast of roasted nuts and malt.Finish: Soft and dry with a delicate hint of sweet sugar and spiced oak that linger long on the tongue.

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    £492.95£456.95

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  • Sale -8% Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà

    Bunnahabhain Toiteach A Dhà

    Bunnahabhain's Toiteach A Dhà combines peated malted barley with a strong sherry influence for a truly unique experience. Translated as 'Smoky Two' in Scots Gaelic, it follows the original peaty expression. Crafted from a blend of ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks matured in our coastal warehouses, this whisky offers a subtle smoky character, lively strength, and a lingering, sweet sherry influence. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Intriguing peatiness with hints of sherry and rich oak.Palate: Immediate warming peatiness drift to a sweet Oloroso sherry influence with rich oak, balanced with delicate pepper.Finish: Robust length for the discerning palate.

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  • Sale -5% Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair

    Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair

    Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair, pronounced 'stew-rahdur,' means 'helmsman' in Scots Gaelic. This sherried malt whisky, unaltered in color and non-chill filtered, brings the coastal charm of Bunnahabhain Bay to your glass, with hints of sea spray and dried fruit. Stiùireadair pays tribute to the Bunnahabhain Helmsman, an emblem of our heritage and enduring love for the sea. Crafted by our Master Blender, it combines sherry casks of different ages and origins to showcase the coastal essence of Bunnahabhain, while retaining the beloved sherry influence found in our famous 12-year-old whisky. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Dried fruit and creamy caramel with hints of brine, vanilla, nuts and a touch of spice.Palate: Creamy mouth feel with a dried fruit influence, sea salt, creamy caramel with hints of nuts and a gentle spice.Finish: Long and lingering with hints of dried fruit.

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  • Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

    Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

    This 18 Year Old Single Malt has garnered numerous prestigious awards, a testament evident once you savor its exquisite flavors. The whisky's rich mahogany hue reveals its exclusive sherry cask aging, while the subtle hint of salt on the palate serves as a poignant reminder of their coastal setting. Situated adjacent to the shoreline and benefiting from a bay nourished by the Sound of Islay, the pervasive influence of the salty sea breeze is inescapable, particularly during the 18-year maturation process. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Fragrant with notes of dried fruit, rich honeyed nuts, toffee and slight hints of spice.Palate: Notes of mellow sherried nuts, dried fruit and rich oak, with toffee and a slight tang of salt from its maturation of 18yrs at the coast.Finish: A dry fruit finish with a hint of spice and salt.

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  • Sale -6% Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

    Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old

    Being the original member of Bunnahabhain's current Core Range, the Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old occupies a special place in their hearts. It was first introduced in 1979, and its longevity of nearly four decades owes much to the dedication and commitment of the distillery team, as well as the affection and support from fans and friends worldwide. This 12-year-old expression has established the standard and tone for the rest of their collection, demanding nothing but excellence. It undergoes a double maturation process in Ex Bourbon and Ex Sherry Casks, resulting in a whisky of exquisite richness and full-bodied character, striking the ideal equilibrium between Bunnahabhain's distinctive nutty and sherry notes. Tasting Note by Bunnahabhain:Nose: Fresh and aromatic, fruity floral with hints of dried fruit and a subtle prevalence of smoke.Palate: Light with fruit notes, nutty flavours with a sweetness and slight hints of vanilla and caramel.Finish: Lingering, beautifully rich and full-bodied.

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  • Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2014 Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2014

    Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2014

    For nearly two decades, Bruichladdich has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to barley provenance, a commitment exemplified in the Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2014. This latest unpeated single malt, distilled exclusively from barley grown on Islay, is a celebration of both place and provenance. Distilled from barley sourced from eight local farms within an 11-mile radius of the Bruichladdich Distillery, it embodies the essence of its origin. The Islay Barley 2014, with full traceability from farm to glass, has matured in a harmonious blend of first-fill bourbon casks, sherry butts, and second-fill wine casks. This careful cask selection ensures a perfect balance between the oak's influence and the character of the locally sourced barley. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Delicate floral notes along with sweet malt and ripe grain open on the nose. Hints of pepper and soft spices follow before the dram reveals soft stoned fruits and creamy vanilla. Creamy vanilla, a hint of coconut, butterscotch, and brown sugar come from the oak, alongside delicate notes of nutmeg and hazelnut. Fruit notes continue to open, with fragrant peach, honeyed melon, pear drops and warm banana bread.Palate: Creamy vanilla and lemon are immediate on the palate, with a peppery nutmeg spice giving way to sweet malt, warm porridge and popcorn. The depth of flavour and creamy, viscous texture is typical of our Islay barley style, with the natural oils from the barley enhanced with layers of sweet citrus, tropical fruit and fragrant peach. The combination of American and French oak makes for a beautifully balanced expression, with a drop of water bringing out subtle marine notes.Finish: Sweet, stoned fruits settle on the palate with creamy vanilla custard and a touch of coconut, while a delicate floral note lingers.

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  • Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014

    Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014

    The Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014 is a sophisticated single malt whisky, known for its subtle yet intricate blend of fruit and smoke. It's made from 100% Islay Concerto and Propino barley, heavily peated and distilled in 2014 from the 2013 harvest. Aged for seven years, its maturation involves 84% in first-fill bourbon casks, with the remaining portion split between second-fill Virgin oak and wine casks. This maturation profile creates a unique balance, further characterized by a phenol level of 40 PPM and a robust 50% ABV, culminating in a whisky that is complex, yet quietly harmonious. Tasting Note by Bruichladdich:Nose: Malty digestive biscuits and peat embers open on the nose, followed by sweet vanilla and notes of honey, toffee and Crème Brûlée. As the whisky breathes its fruity character comes to the fore, with lemon rind and peat smoke rising from the glass, moving to grapefruit, ripe melon, peach and crisp red apple. Port Charlotte’s signature maritime note is offset with a touch of wood spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, showcasing the depth and complexity of this single malt.Palate: An initial citrus tang is followed by sweet ripe fruit and gentle peat smoke. A subtle marine character comes through, with this sandy minerality complemented with toasted oak. On a second sip, the balance of fruit and smoke is unmistaken, with a medley of apricot, peach and ripe melon delicately wrapped in charred heather and peat embers. The maturation in American bourbon barrels brings lightly toasted oak notes, with a hint of coconut, creamy marzipan and tobacco.Finish: Soft stoned fruit and toasted oak sweetness leave a beautifully balanced finish, while a subtle, dry barbeque smoke lingers.

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    £77.95

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  • Bowmore 18 Year Old Bowmore 18 Year Old

    Bowmore 18 Year Old

    Carefully nestled within the finest hand-picked oak casks and afforded the luxury of maturing at its own unhurried rhythm, this stands as an exceptional and flawlessly balanced single malt Scotch whisky. Among Bowmore's most elusive offerings, Bowmore 18 Year Old may have limited availability, but the enjoyment it offers is boundless. Tasting Note by Bowmore:Nose: Creamy caramel toffee, with ripe fruit and smoke aromas.Palate: Incredibly complex, with beautiful soft fruit and chocolate balanced with a light smokiness.Finish: The long and wonderfully balanced finish.

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    £114.95

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