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Isle of Islay

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The islandsLowlandsThe 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.

Islay map Ardbeg Lagavulin Laphroaig Port Ellen Bowmore Bruichladdich Caol Ila Bunnahabhain Kilchoman

Distillery
Creation date

Place

Status

Owner
Photo
Ardbeg
1815
Port Ellen Active Glenmorangie Plc
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Bowmore

1779
Bowmore Active Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd
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Bruichladdich
1881
Port Charlotte Active The Bruichladdich Distillery Company Ltd
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Bunnahabhain
1880
Port Askaig Active Burn Stewart Distillers
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Caol Ila

1846
Port Askaig Active United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)
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(Finlaggan)
probably produced by Lagavulin
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Kilchoman 2005 Bruichladdich En activité Anthony Wills Kilchoman
Lagavulin
1816
Port Ellen Active United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)
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Laphroaig
1815
Port Ellen Active Fortune Brands (2006: Beam Global Spirits & Wine )
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Port Ellen
1825
Port Ellen Closed United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)
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