Home to eight whisky distilleries, Islay (pronounce I-lah) is the southernmost island of Scotland’s inner Hebrides.

With the mainland visible towards the East, you can even see Northern Island from the West Coast on a clear day. A ferry links to island to the mainland, which can be taken from Kennacraig to arrive at Port Ellen. Meanwhile, the Isle of Jura is but a 5-minute ferry ride from Port Askaig.

Only 3,000 residents inhabit the island while there are twice as many deer. About of quarter of the population speak Scottish Gaelic and the island welcomes over 50,000 tourists every year.

Discover the mystical Isle of Islay with us as we explore its various distilleries as well as its other hidden gems.