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So what more is there to be said about Islay and particularly its whisky? Here are some reviews and some information that hope will help you out. The references to the individual distilleries are at the bottom of the page but if you want to find out a bit more first then why not read on.

Here is a quote from the official website

Islay Peat and Water
Islay is very largely composed of peat. The water on Islay is brown, even the water in the burns is brown, and winter gales drive salt spray far inland, and this saturates the peat, which is dried again by the briny, seaweedy breeze. All these characteristics go into the whiskies of Islay, to a greater or lesser extent.

Strongest flavoured
There are eight distilleries on the island, all coastal and battered by salt-winds, except for the new Kilchoman Distillery. Among their products are the strongest flavoured of all malt whiskies, a property which endears them to some and disgusts others. Most of the maltings, used for the production of whisky on Islay, is done at Port Ellen Maltings according to the specific specs (peat level) of each distillery.”

Islay Malt Whisky Reviews

Want to find a bit more about the best that is on offer? Well here is a video to really give you something to think about.

It has to be said that the “Whisky Bitch” is a bit of an acquired taste, but I like her and her reviews certainly seem to hit the spot, so if you want to see her check the nose, taste the flavours and give her views on some of the best that Islay has to offer then this is 15 minutes of great entertainment. Enjoy but do not get too jealous if you cannot get hold of the choices she shows here.

So what would your choice be? Personally I am a fan of all of them myself but the 12 yr old Lagavulin might just edge it for me. I have never been lucky enough to try all three together myself so I might just give it a try in the Summer when we are away on the Isle of Skye. Our favourite pub there stocks over 130 single malts and I am sure that they will have those to try. For a fact I know they have the Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

The Whisky Exchange recently had a tasting of Kilchoman, Islay’s youngest and smallest distillery if you want to read more then you can find information through the Whisky Exchange blog
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