Just a short flight from Glasgow, or a scenic ferry ride across glassy waters from the Scottish mainland, is Islay. Breaks to Islay are perfect for whisky lovers as this small island boasts 9 distilleries, each with a story to tell and many of them claiming to be the ‘original’ distillery. The island’s peat bogs are used to create the whisky’s distinctive smokey flavour and after a couple of days visiting the historic distilleries you will undoubtedly become an expert. Photographers will be in heaven capturing the windswept coastline and the moors dotted with low, white walled homesteads. Breaks to Islay offer a unique insight into Scotland’s most famous export.
Isle of Islay
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When to Visit
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