Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
The Isle of Islay on the West coast, is by far the most appreciated producing area amongst the single malt lovers. Even if its surface is rather small, there are no less than 8 active distilleries, including a new one
For a quick description and a map of the producing areas, please click on the map on the left.
For detailed information about a distillery, you can:
- click on a distillery on the map below (just moving the mouse above a still or a pagoda roof will display the name of the distillery)
- click on the name or the picture of the distillery in the table under the map.
||Port Ellen||Active||Glenmorangie Plc|
||Bowmore||Active||Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd|
||Port Charlotte||Active||The Bruichladdich Distillery Company Ltd|
||Port Askaig||Active||Burn Stewart Distillers|
||Port Askaig||Active||United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)|
probably produced by Lagavulin
|Kilchoman||2005||Bruichladdich||En activité||Anthony Wills|
||Port Ellen||Active||United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)|
||Port Ellen||Active||Fortune Brands (2006: Beam Global Spirits & Wine )|
||Port Ellen||Closed||United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)|
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The tasting notes
The production areas
|WDTS: blind tasting sessions||List of all distilleries||How whisky is made||Central Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Northern Highlands,Western Highlands|
|Recent tastings||Distillery owners||Whisky history||Speyside|
|Visitors notes||The independent bottlers||All the bottles in collection||Lowlands|
|Post your own notes||The distilleries in their historical context||By order of preference||Islay|
|Interactive map of the distilleries||By order of value for money||Campbeltown|