Scotch Whisky from the Islands

Whiskies from the Islands are tempered by saline shores, brewing storms and the purply peated moors. But when it comes to flavours, shapeshifting is an island game. Between them, ArranMullJuraSkye and Orkney champion brine, oil, black pepper, heather and honey.

Though most Island Whiskies are salted by the sea and you can find plenty of challenging drams full of maritime notes here, some are sweet and herbal; Talisker’s potent malt hails from the largest distillery of all the islands, whilst Tobermory offers fruity relief and Jura a delectable nutty, oily, middle-ground.

Thirsty for more? Explore Scotch Whisky and its regions: HighlandSpeysideLowlandIslay, and Campbeltown.

You can also visit Scotch Whisky distilleries.

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The Islands are a group of seven different distilleries each on their own Island, each producing a unique and different Dram. These are: Abhainn Dearg on Lewis, Arran on Arran, Highland Park on Orkney, Jura on Jura, Scapa on Orkney, Talisker on Skye and Tobermory - Ledaig on Mull.

On the Isle of Jura you cannot cut the peat before May, and haystacks must always be built in a clockwise direction. #whiskysuperstition

First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Has the largest number of distilleries
Effectively, all the areas surrounding the Speyside region
Unrecognised sub-region of Highlands
Scotch Whisky Regions
Located south of the imaginary line between Glasgow & Edinburgh
A small, rugged island off the west coast of the mainland
Area around the town on the Kintyre peninsula
Scotch Whisky Regions
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Talisker 18 Year Old
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Ledaig 10 Year Old