Friday, September 11, 2020


The Character of Islay Whisky Company, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition series of single cask bottlings.

The Character of Islay Whisky Company Wind & Wave Collection, is comprised of whiskies which are said to have been selected on their extraordinary merit and unique Islay character, to represent the best of what Islay has to offer.

The Character of Islay Whisky Company launches new single cask collection

Unlike the brand’s prior releases, which are all sourced from undisclosed distilleries, this new collection features a range of well-loved Islay distilleries, including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Laphroaig and the closed Port Ellen distillery.

The full line up of releases in the first batch of bottlings in the new Character of Islay Whisky Company Wind & Wave Collection:

Ardbeg 15 Year Old - RRP £314.95

Bowmore 16 Year Old - RRP £264.95

Bowmore 18 Year Old - RRP £294.95

Bowmore 22 Year Old – RRP £479.95

Laphroaig 15 Year Old - RRP £264.95

Octomore 7 Year Old - RRP £186.95

Octomore 10 Year Old - RRP £289.95

Port Charlotte 7 Year Old - RRP £152.95

Port Ellen 35 Year Old - RRP £3,999.95

Commenting on the launch, Dr Sam Simmons, Head of Whisky at Atom Brands, said: “As an independent bottler, we don’t have a distillery story to tell that informs the contents of each bottling. Instead, we have created whiskies and selected casks that let the contents of the glass inspire your stories, the stories that we can each own and truly share. In a way these are the stories we all tell when we return from our pilgrimages to islay. These are the stories you want to tell, they’re yours. How we see it is you don’t have to be ON Islay to be a part of our story, it begins the moment you throw the cork away. Wind & Wave, like the breeze or the tide, will be released periodically when we uncover casks of exceptional, notable or unrepeatable quality.”

The first batch of bottlings in the new Character of Islay Whisky Company Wind & Wave Collection, are now available via Master of Malt.

Posted by Steve Rush