Whiskies from the Islands are tempered by saline shores, brewing storms and the purply peated moors. But when it comes to flavors, shapeshifting is an island game. Between them, Arran, Mull, Jura, Skye 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: Highland, Speyside, Lowland, Islay, and Campbeltown.
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