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Whisky & Gin

Around the middle of the 19th century, Islay boasted no less than a dozen distilleries.

Today, we still have nine working distilleries (eight on Islay and one on Jura) producing some of the most popular and certainly most uniquely flavoured single malt whiskies in the world.

You can virtually inhale the smoke and the peat from just a snifter of the amber liquid – “heaven” say some, “an acquired taste” say others.

No matter which camp you’re in, Islay whisky is world class and a main source of revenue on the island – both providing employment for local people and stimulating more tourism, all positive and vital requirements for our fragile, remote communities.

The Whisky Festival, held in the second half of May shouldn’t be missed if you are serious about uisge beatha. It’s run in conjunction with Feis Ile, a festival celebrating Islay’s heritage and culture and each distillery, including Jura’s, has an open day putting on special events such as whisky tastings, locally produced food, dancing, piping and ceilidhs – Sláinte!
 
Ardnahoe Distillery
Ardnahoe Distillery
Ardnahoe Distillery is the long-held dream of the Laing family of Hunter Laing and Co. and is scheduled to open in Spring, 2018. Located on the North East coast of Islay...
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Bowmore Distillery
Bowmore Distillery
A trip to Islay without a visit to the Bowmore Distillery would be like looking at one of the bottles without sampling the contents. It's the oldest distillery on...
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Bruichladdich Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
The renaissance of Bruichladdich following its resurrection from semi-dereliction in 2001 is one of the great stories of the whisky industry. Our distillery had been...
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Caol Ila Distillery
Caol Ila Distillery
Join us at Caol Ila distillery and enjoy the home of Islay’s largest distillery. This peaceful giant has a still house not to be missed with stunning views across...
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Distilled Events
Distilled Events
Join me, David Wood for an experience of a lifetime on the whisky Isle of Islay. I’ve worked in the whisky industry for many years, retailing and bottling my own...
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Jura Distillery
Jura Distillery
On Jura, we like to do things a little differently. We re-opened our distillery on this remote island in 1963 to revive a community and launched our uniquely crafted...
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Kayak Wild Islay
Kayak Wild Islay
Tour Islay’s southern distilleries by sea kayak! Approach Islay’s whisky from a different angle! Join us at Port Ellen and paddle your way to Laphroaig or...
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Kilchoman Distillery
Kilchoman Distillery
Kilchoman, (pronounced kilhoman) established in 2005, is a farm distillery and the first to be built on Islay for 124 years. Kilchoman gives everyone the opportunity to...
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Lagavulin Distillery
Lagavulin Distillery
On the south end of Islay you’ll find 3 of the world’s most famous single Malt whiskies all within 2 miles of each, nestled in the middle is the legendry...
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Laphroaig Distillery
Laphroaig Distillery
For 200 years a small team of dedicated people have worked to create the No.1 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Laphroaig. Come and visit our Distillery, to see...
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Lussa Gin
Lussa Gin
Lussa Gin is made on the Isle of Jura by three women who live at the north end of the island. It’s made by hand in small batches using 15 botanicals that can be...
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St Hilda Sea Adventures - Scottish Cruises
St Hilda Sea Adventures - Scottish Cruises
St Hilda Sea Adventures provides small ship cruising and wildlife holidays on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Our cruises, among the breathtakingly beautiful...
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Three Distilleries Pathway
Three Distilleries Pathway
3 Distilleries in 3 MilesThe Three Distilleries Pathway is a brand new pathway running from Port Ellen and taking in the distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg....
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