Whisky x Tartan = the perfect Scottish partners and that is why we are delighted to announce our recent partnership with the ‘King of Kilts’ MacGregor and MacDuff kilt and highland wear specialists.
Master kiltmakers MacGregor and MacDuff have been perfecting their trade for over 40years and provide a comprehensive hire range as well as bespoke kilt outfits, which includes world-renowned tartans as well as their contemporary tartan Mist collection. Within the exclusive Mist collection, is a tartan named Islay Mist, hence why the pairing is such a great fit (no pun intended!).
Proudly handcrafted in Scotland, the Islay Mist tartan takes inspiration from the breath-taking landscapes and sunsets from one of the most iconic Hebridean Islands, the Islay of Islay. The tartan was expertly designed to incorporate shades of grey and blue for the ocean as well as deep purples and lifted with a line of rosewater to honour to the island. It is one of the most popular tartans at MacGregor and MacDuff for both hires and sales.
To celebrate this unique partnership, customers who hire or purchase an Islay Mist kilt at any of the three MacGregor and MacDuff stores–Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow West End and Prestwick–will be gifted an Islay Mist miniature in their sporran to celebrate their special day, as well as a 10% discount voucher for nearby spirits specialist store, the Good Spirits Co. to redeem off a bespoke tartan bottling of Islay Mist whisky.
Be sure to check out our display at their stores where you can pick up anything from Islay Mist trews to shawls to hip flasks and scarves! The latter two items are also available to purchase on our online store as well as our limited Islay Mist tartan release.
We are delighted to announce that our flagship expression, the Islay Mist Original has won a gold medal at the 2022 London Spirits Competition! The awards–which are in their fifth year–took place in late March and all brands were judged on three key elements; packaging, quality and value.
The London Spirits Competition sets itself apart from other whisky and spirits contests by evaluating not only the technical competence and distilling process, but also the overall drinkability, taste, value and packaging design. Leading spirits industry professionals with direct buying responsibility were chosen for the judging panel, using the aforementioned criteria and then scored on a 100-pointscale.
Taste, value and packaging design are all key pillars for consumers to repeatedly purchase, therefore, it is truly a tremendous accolade to win and add to the ever-expanding collection of gold medals for Islay Mist.
Guess who’s back, back again…the coveted Islay Mist 17 Year Old, which will now replace the 21YearOld in the Islay Mist portfolio. Since 2018, Islay Mist has undergone a brand evolution and the Islay Mist 17 Year Old has now joined the rest of the range with elegant and premium packaging, resulting in a more prominent shelf stand-out. The liquid has been perfectly matured for a minimum of 17 years and casks of only the highest quality have been meticulously selected by our Master Blender, Scott Sneddon. Subsequently, this has created an incredibly balanced, well-rounded dram with wonderful notes of digestive biscuits, sweet malt and oaky spice. This new expression is still the same great liquid as before, with a fresher approach to the bottle and label design in keeping with the rest of the Islay Mist collection, now available for purchase at our shop here.