7 INSIDER TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT TO ISLAY
– from Ervin Trykowski, Global Scotch Ambassador, Diageo
SECRETS OF THE ISLAY WHISKIES
THE FLAVOUR IS IN THE SEA AIR
The landscape in Scotland is often said to shape the flavours of the single malts it produces. Nowhere is this truer than in Islay. The peat, fed on a constant diet of rain and sea spray, is particularly pungent and adds a strong smoky, earthy taste to the liquids. Throw in a touch of salty seaweed, and you have a perfect storm of flavour.
TWO MUST-VISIT DISTILLERIES
Step into a world of flavour with not one, but two, stunning distilleries in Islay. Lagavulin sits between Ardbeg and Laphroaig on the south coast of Islay and is known for its versatile and weighty whiskies packed with seaside smokiness. Its sister distillery, Caol Ila, is located on the north-eastern shores of Islay and produces and wide range of peated and unpeated single malts.