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Island Region Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Island Region Whiskies from Arran, Jura, Mull, Orkney and Skye

Island Single Malt Scotch Whiskies from the Islands of Arran, Jura, Lewis, Mull, Orkney and Skye.

 

The Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Abhainn Dearg Scotch Whisky Distillery

Abhainn Dearg (pronounced Aveen Jarræk) distillery is the most Westerly of the Scottish distilleries and can be found in Uig, on the west coast of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis.

 

The Abhainn Dearg, or Red River Distillery is a new distillery in a very  ancient landscape.

 

Abhainn Dearg Scotch Whisky Distillery Information....

 

The Isle of Arran.

The Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

 

One of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland and lies off the West Coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre.  

 

Arran is a unique island known as 'Scotland in Miniature', for it has all of the scenery of Scotland, with mountains and lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles (including one at Lochranza)..

 

Home of the Arran Distillery.

 

The Arran Scotch Whisky Distillery Information and Tasting Notes....

 

The Isle of Jura.

Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

 

An island of 160 people, 5000 red deer and one fine malt distillery.

 

Off the west coast of Scotland lies a magical island of soft sea breezes, freshly caught lobster and a bank that comes once a week. As good as life used to be. One shop, one pub, one community. One fine malt whisky distillery. A gift from nature. Pure spring water, clean fresh air and generations of tradition quietly crafting a more delicate island malt.

 

Home of the Jura Distillery.

Jura Scotch Whisky Distillery Information and Tasting Notes....

 

 

The Isle of Mull.

Tobermory Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

Ledaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lies off the west coast of Scotland, south of the remote Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas and due west of Oban on the mainland, separated by the Sound of Mull

 

Tobermory, the capital of Mull, lies towards the northern end of the island. The bay is one of the safest anchorages in the Hebrides, indeed the original name for the distillery, Ledaig (pronounced Lea-chaig) is Gaelic, and means "safe haven". This made it the ideal place for a fishing town, which was built in 1788.

 

There is not a harbour in Britain to match Tobermory with its famous brightly painted buildings and lively atmosphere.

 

These days the main activities on the island are tourism, agriculture, forestry and of course, distilling.

The distillery is situated at the southern end of the harbour.

 

Tobermory Ledaig Scotch Whisky Distillery Information and Tasting Notes....

 

Orkney Isles

Highland Park Scotch Whisky Distillery

Scapa Scotch Whisky Distillery

 

The islands of Orkney are steeped in history and are thought to have been inhabited since the 8th century BC and are host to a wealth of Neolithic sites including Skara Brae.

 

Forming part of the Norse Western Empire for over 700 years and were ruled by the Vikings from the 11th century providing a perfect base to launch attacks into Scotland and the eastern coast of England.

 

Highland Park Scotch Whisky Distillery

 

Located on the southern edge of the town of Kirkwall Highland Park s the most northerly distillery in the Scotland.

 

The distillery still cuts its own peat, which it uses in its traditional floor malting of the barley on its premises.

 

Highland Park Scotch Whisky Distillery  Information and Tasting Notes

 

Scapa Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

Can be found on the South-West of Kirkwall, by the Lingro Burn. It was founded in 1885 by Macfarlane and Townsend with John Townsend at the helm.

 

Scapa Scotch Whisky Distillery  Information and Tasting Notes....

 

The Isle of Skye

Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

 

The Isle of Skye, is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Its name was derived from its Old Norse name of Skið = "ski" Some legends associate the isle with the mythic figure of Scáthach. The island is sometimes also known as the "Isle of Mist".

 

The main industries are tourism, agriculture, whisky-distilling, brewing and craftmaking. The main town and capital of the island is Portree, which is known for its picturesque harbour.

 

Skye is renowned for its spectacular scenery, the most dramatic and challenging mountain terrain in Scotland, heritage, as well as its abundant wildlife including the Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle, Red Deer and the Otter

 

The Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery,

 

Is located  beside Loch Harport on the west coast of the island. There is also a famous blend called Isle of Skye, produced by MacLeod's.

 

Talisker Scotch Whisky Distillery  Information and Tasting Notes....

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