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9 Whisky Distilleries
Islay – A Whisky Lovers paradise!
Islay is well known the world over for its malt Whisky with 9 (10 including Jura) distilleries producing the amber nectar. Ardbeg, Ardnahoe, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Laphroaig attract many visitors from all corners of the world to see the Whisky being made and to sample it in its place of origin. All the distilleries welcome visitors all year round and off a variety of different tours and tastings. Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant is the ideal place to base yourself for touring Islay’s distilleries and we will be happy to help with booking any tours or tastings and even a taxi is you fancy sampling a dram or two!
Every year during the last week of May into June the Islay Festival of Malt & Music or the Feis Ile takes place. The festival is a Whisky lovers dream with each distillery hosting their own day, during which they offer tours, tastings, master classes, music and much more! In the evening there are ceilidhs, whisky tastings and other entertainment. People from all over the world come to Islay for the festival and it is without doubt the biggest event in the Islay calendar!
Our Whisky bar at Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant is the ideal place to sample Islay’s whiskies. We have over 900 different whiskies from Islay, Scotland and even further afar!