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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.

Bowmore Tempest Dorus Mor

Tempest Batch No. 5 - 55.9% ABV On the eye deep gold.  Breathe in white peaches, nectarines and juicy cassis with fresh lime. Sip a wave of vanilla, juicy bursts of mandarin, tangy lime and cassis. Savour rippling layers of nectarine and bourbon vanilla on a salty ocean breeze. 
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Bruichladdich Black Art 4

This fourth incarnation of the now legendary Black Art is as enigmatic as ever, the composition of casks a mystery to all but its creator. Working with the very finest American and French oak to explore that most esoteric relationship between spirit and wood, Black Art is Master Distiller Jim McEwan's personal voyage into the heart of Bruichladdich.
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Laphroaig Select Single Malt Whisky

Laphroaig Select takes its name from the special selection of American and European casks, chosen for their unique character that they give during maturation. Inspiration for this new global expression was taken from history – 70-80 years ago, the time of the last family member owner of the distillery, Ian Hunter. Ian was one of the biggest influences in the history of Laphroaig.
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Lagavulin Distiller's Edition

Each Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second (or ‘double’) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine. A really distinctive and distinguished dram, full of peat while the Pedro Ximinez sherry wood naturally has a big say; A more mellow Lagavulin, not quite as deep or intense as the 16 year old.  
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Big Peat Islay Vatted Malt Scotch Whisky

*/ /*-->*/ Traditionally, Big Peat would be classified as a “Vatted” Malt Whisky. But what exactly is a Vatted Malt? It is what the Scotch Whisky industry has traditionally called “a marriage of Malts”. Similar to a "Single Malt" (blended malts from a "single" distillery) Big Peat contains Malt Whisky ONLY from the island of Islay.
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Port Charlotte PC7 Islay Single Malt Whisky

Produced in the seventh year under ownership by a new management team, the family of Bruichladdich wished to recognise and pay respect to the may friends and stalwarts who supported and helped to steady the ship through the many squalls they encountered on thier journey so far. They are local hard working people who answered the call regardless of their own situation, without them and many others in the small community, the distillery would have struggled longer and travelled less far. "w\We offer them our gratitude and heartfelt thanks."
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Port Charlotte PC9 Islay Single Malt Whisky

AN ULTRA-LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE AND THE FINAL STEP ON THIS FASCINATING JOURNEY THE DISTILLERY CONSIDERED NOT RELEASING A PC9, AS THERE WAS SO LITTLE OF THIS PRECIOUS SPIRIT LEFT, BUT THEN THEY FELT AN OBLIGATION TO THE MANY THOUSANDS OF PC FANS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED AND FOLLOWED ITS PROGRESS THROUGH PC5, PC6, PC7 AND PC8 – HOW COULD THEY NOT ALLOW A LUCKY FEW TO TAKE THIS NEXT, IMPORTANT STEP ON THE JOURNEY WITH THEM?
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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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