Islay

The island of Islay (pronounced eye-luh) is to the west of the mainland Scotland and is the smallest Whisky region. Although a relatively small island, Islay is currently home to 8 distilleries. Some of the most famous are Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin.

It is renowned for peaty single malts and it's widley believed that whisky distillation reached Scotland from Ireland via Islay in the 13th century.