Isle of Islay
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9 Whisky Distilleries
About the Isle of Islay
The Hebridean Island of Islay know as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, because of its fertile landscape lies off the coast of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The Island has a varied landscape which supports a wide variety of flora and fauna. Deer, otters, wild goats and over 270 species of birds, including the famous over wintering barnacle geese, are easily found on Islay.
The beaches of the west coast are washed by the Atlantic surf and there are naturally sculpted cliffs and sandy beaches to be explored. Hill walking is one of the best ways to appreciate Islay’s scenery and the Island’s history has left its mark on the landscape for amateur archaeologists and historians to explore.
Islay is well know the world over for its Malt Whisky with 8 (9 including Jura) working distilleries producing the amber nectar. Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Laphroaig are all open for tours and tastings.