COLOUR Antique Gold.
NOSE Sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins with a hint of sweet liquorice.
BODY An intense and profound depth.
PALATE Peat and oakiness and a sweeter heavy sherry flavour.
FINISH Concentrated peat and thick sherried oak with a deep dryness.
Our home is a breathtaking and rugged island cast adrift off the West Coast of Scotland.
Islay (pronounced eye-la) lies more westerly than Land’s End and further south than Edinburgh or Glasgow.
- In winter, Atlantic storms can isolate the island, sweeping ferries off course and forcing back aircraft.
- In spring, the island becomes a garden warmed by the Gulf Stream. Year-round the island is a haven for wildlife – white tailed sea eagles, pilot whales, bottle-nosed dolphins, otters and fallow deer to name but a few. Mysteries of Islay’s history are still being unearthed.
- Hillsides are littered with standing stones erected by Bronze Age Celts. Later, the island became an early Christian settlement, visited by St. Columba it then became a Viking stronghold.
- Over the millennia, Islay’s island geography and weather has shaped the communities that live and work here. Strong, independent and uncompromising folk with a deep sense of community spirit.
- We appreciate the arduous journey anyone makes to visit our island – and are always ready with a warm handshake and a dram for those who make the trip.