islay

Whiskies from this most southerly of the Western Isles are some of the most distinctive in Scotland. Often heavily seated, Islay malts have an unmistakable smoky flavour.


Bruichladdich The Organic Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Islay, Progressive Hebridean Distillers

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An elegant expression of Bruichladdich style. super fruity and full of atlantic freshness. Fresh sea breeze, sweet floral heather honey and citrus bring this dram to a close, but like a typical island good- bye it’s not cheerio straight away, there is still a word or two to be had as the finish extends into the night with a long lasting vanilla note that doesn’t seem to end.

 

 


Caol Ila, 12 years old, 43%vol

Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay (Distillery Bottling)

img_0745Caol Ila 12 Year Old is of medium weight, but still packing plenty of potent phenols, this is a refined, powerful dram with a compensating oiliness. A balanced, peaty beauty.

 

 

 

 

 


Smokehead, Extra Rare Single Malt Whisky, 43%vol

Islay Single Malt Whisky

img_0089Smokehead is a popular single Islay malt from Ian Macleod distillers. Debate has raged over the identity of the distillery which supplies the whisky for Smokehead.