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Islay

The region of whisky producers known for their strong peaty flavor

Islay malts are the weightiest, most pungent and most heavily peated and are therefore generally the easiest to identify. These malts take their characteristics both from the peat used to dry the barley and their closeness to the sea. These factors give them what is often described as a seaweedy, medicinal taste and a distinct peaty flavor.

Ardbeg Ardbog Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg named Ardbog after the famed peat bogs of the Hebridean island. The whisky is matured for ten years in traditional American oak ex-bourbon barrels and rare ex-Spanish Manzanilla sherry butts, and then is not chill-filtered for extra texture and mouth feel. This gives Ardbog a distinctively salty texture accentuating the salty, briny flavours already prevalent in the whisky.
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Caol Ila 14 Year Old Unpeated Sherry Cask

The latest incarnation of the yearly cask strength 'unpeated' Caol Ila produced as part of Diageo's Special Releases selection. This time it's been aged for 14 years in ex-sherry casks, filled in 1997. There's not a lot of sherried Caol Ila out there and this might be our pick of this year's range. Distiller's Tasting Notes: Caol Ila 14 Year Old Unpeated Sherry Cask Color: Clear, bright gold with copper lights.  
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Bruichladdich Valhalla

Bourbon matured for 15 years than additionallay matured in Premier Cru First Growth Chateau Climens Barsac casks. Taste description: Vanilla, apricot, pineapple, peach and honey. Label shows reproduction of Graeme W.Baxter´s panoramic painting of the 13th hole of Valhalla golf course in Kentucky, USA – venue of the 19th to 21st September 2008 Ryder Cup (the third biggest sporting event in the world). Cork stopper and packed in metal tin
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Kilchoman 100% Islay – 4th Edition ‘From Barley to Bottle'

Kilchoman 100% Islay 2nd edition displays the best in the grass-roots traditions of malt whisky distilling - from barley to bottle. All parts of the production process for the 100% Islay have taken place at the distillery – from barley to bottle. The barley is grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled at Kilchoman. This release is a 50 – 50 vatting of 3 and 4 year old whisky matured in fresh bourbon casks.
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Port Charlotte The Peat Project Islay Single Malt Whisky

This multi-vintage Port Charlotte cuvee has been created by Master Distiller Jim Mcewan to showcase the supreme elegance of our heavily-peated Port Charlotte spirit. While peated to a very serious 40ppm, Port Charlotte shares the wonderful poise and sophistication of its sister Bruichladdich spirit, while delivering its peat with none of the “iodine” or medicinal flavours that so often dominate coastal peated spirit. 
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Bruichladdie The Laddie 22 YO Islay Single Malt Whisky

The “Classic Bruichladdich", this twenty-two year old single malt is currently the latest and oldest expression in the distillery's "classic" series. The definitive American oak matured Bruichladdich with fantastic purity and a satiny smooth texture. Soft and mellow, the American oak has nourished the spirit well, its strength has made the 22 year journey a very pleasant experience, as you will discover. Distiller's Tasting Notes Colour - Luminous golden yellow.
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Bruichladdie The Laddie 16 YO Islay Single Malt Whisky

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ This spirit was distilled in a way that rarely exists these days. a 130-year- old inspirational set-up of wooden washbacks, open mashtuns, and tall, narrow-necked stills (one, the oldest in Scotland); slow, natural fermentation, trickle distillation. then the spirit given time to reflect on its terroir and its provenance.
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Bruichladdich Black Art 1989 Edition 03.1 22 YO Islay Whiskey

The 3rd release in the now legendary “Black Art” series; and now at 22 years old even more an enigma than the previous releases. We don't know exactly how Jim McEwan conjured up this sublime dram...but it's excellent in its elegance...delicately hued, perplexingly complex, mischievously prepared and beguilingly provocative.
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Black Bowmore 1964

Distilled on 5th November 1964, this first instalment of the Bowmore 1964 Trilogy was carefully filled into Oloroso sherry casks where it spent the next four decades and more perfecting its stunning aroma and palate, and the rich, deep, dark, almost ebony colour reflected in its name. Distillers Tasting Notes Color: almost ebony. Aroma: exotic fruits, ginger and cinnamon.
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