Smokey Whisky (Islay Malts)

Laphroaig 10 year
Full power smokehouse! Quite a creamy malt. Great one to finish the night with. Another good one is the Laphroaig Quarter Cask – it’s a younger malt, and by brewing it in a small cask, is matured quickly.

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Bruichladdich 12 year 
Beautiful Islay malt. Light in the peatiness, smooth and a wee bit spicy at the end. Quite an easy drinking one. Great to have before a meal

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Bowmore Cask Strength 12 Year

This one’s a knock-out! Being a cask strength and full of peatiness it explodes in your mouth – as you close your eyes and your head tilts back reeling from the intensity. It’s beautiful! A drop of water tames the beast and opens up a few more flavours.

Goes beautifully with spiced venison!

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Ardbeg 10 Year

It’s great to have this back on the market. I prefer this over Laphroaig. It’s one of the smokiest whiskies around, but quite light and not as creamy as Laphroaig. It’s got a nice crispness as well that doesn’t let the peatiness be too overpowering.

Great on a rainy day in a cosy bar!

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Bunnahabhain 12 Year

Another yummy Islay malt. Quite light on the smokiness, nice clean easy drinking flavours. Lovely with a spot of ginger wine.

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 Lagavulin 16 year.

A gem of a whisky. Although one of the more standard ones and definitely one to be found on every menu, it’s a beautiful, lightly peated malt. Great after a big Sunday roast!

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