Join Sam Simmons aka Dr Whisky this Burns Night for a virtual gathering of storytelling, roaring fires, good company and the uncomplicated joy of a dram of whisky


When: Thursday 21st January 8pm

Where: @characterofislay Facebook and YouTube channels

Cost: Free!

With a whole host of whisky legends, this cosy event will take a look at the work of Scottish storyteller himself and show you how to make a delicious whisky cocktail with The Character of Islay Whisky Company’s Aerolite Lyndsay.

Buy a bottle of Aerolite Lyndsay to dram along at – £34.95* (special offer running until 21.01.20, normal RRP £39.95

Perfect for the Islay Whisky Fan…

Aerolite Lyndsay from The Character of Islay Whisky Company


Aerolite Lyndsay is a 10 year old single malt peated whisky.

Sourced from an undisclosed distillery on Islay and rested in a mixture of bourbon barrels and Spanish oak sherry quarter casks.

Nose: Lots of maritime peat, with notes of iodine intertwined with honey sweetness, paprika, salted caramel and old bookshelves.

Palate: Smoke returns alongside mint dark chocolate, espresso and new leather, with honey and soy sauce mixed together.

Finish: Boiled mint sweeties, liquorice allsorts, bonfire smoke and toffee penny, with a pinch of salt.

Price – RRP: £44.95

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Perfect for the Sherried Whisky Fan…

Darkness 8 Year Old

Darkness 8yo is intense sherried whisky at its finest. Finished in specially-coopered Oloroso sherry octaves, these small casks allow for more interaction between the wood and the whisky.

The outcome is bold, sherry-bomb flavours such as amaretti biscuits, candied orange and powerful raisins.

Nose: Candied orange peels, chocolate peanuts, cooking spice warmth and some dried cherry.

Palate: Amaretti biscuits, subtly toasty hints, powerful raisin and prune, just a touch of earthy oak lingers.

Finish: Slightly oily with a hint of smoke, though chocolatey hints persist.


Product Name – Darkness 8 Year Old

Price – RRP: £49.95

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Perfect for Mixing…

World Whisky Blend from That Boutique-y Whisky Company


A blend of whiskies from planet earth that celebrates a truly global flavour and the way the world really drinks whisky – mixed.

World Whisky Blend is perfect for mixing with the most popular highball serves on the planet including green tea, coconut water , soda water and good old cola.

An easy drinking blend with a truly global character.

Nose: Notes of freshly baked bread, lots of honey and a smidge of orange marmalade, supported by slightly tart stewed apple with a sprinkle of brown sugar.

Palate: Warming and spicy, with more of that floral honey and baked crumble topping, alongside crunchy, underripe apple and pear.

Finish: A prickle of spice, toffee and vanilla pod linger alongside a slightly mineral note

Price – RRP: £32.95

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Perfect for the Limited Release Fan…


Glentauchers 44 Year Old from That Boutique-y Whisky Company

The oldest bottling of Glentauchers – a truly special treat to celebrate with this Burns Night!

Limited to just 183 bottles and bottled at 42.1%, this is an incredibly rare opportunity to try a fantastic example from a distillery with only two official UK distillery releases!

Price – RRP: £695.95

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Perfect for the Blended Whisky Fan…

Green Isle from The Character of Islay Whisky Company

Green Isle is a lighter introduction to smoky whisky. This blended Scotch whisky features a core of Islay malt, alongside Speyside malt and Lowland grain whiskies chosen to complement that bold Islay spirit. An approachable blend, boasting smoky depth as well as light fruity and fragrant character.

Nose: Softly toasted barley, warming oak, honey glazed apples and cut grass.

Palate: Vanilla pod earthiness builds on the palate, paired with coastal peat, pear drops and crushed peppercorns.

Finish: Lingering wafts of dry smoke and buttery biscuits.

Price – RRP: £29.95

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