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  • A long shot across fields of Ardbeg distillery with the sea and hills in the distance
    Ardbeg Distillery, south coast of the island of Islay
  • Bowmore jetty, looking across to the distillery, Islay
    Bowmore jetty, looking across to the distillery, Islay
  • Looking along the coastal distillery buildings and jetty with hills in the background
    Bunnahabhain Distillery on the south coast of Islay
  • A row of barrels at Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown
    Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown

Discover the home of Scotland's whisky coast where historic distilleries produce Scotland's national drink and unique beers and ales are brewed. Whether you want to enjoy a dram overlooking the region's rugged coast, or learn more about the distillation or brewing process on a behind the scenes tour, the drink attractions in Argyll & The Isles can offer all this and more.

Whiskies

With 14 distilleries across the region, it's little wonder that whisky lovers are so spoilt for choice when they visit Argyll & The Isles. From the peaty notes of Islay whiskies to the distinctive flavours of Mull, Jura, Oban and Campbelltown, where better to enjoy Scotland's national drink. Learn more about the distilleries in the area..

Beers and ales

As well as the wonderful whisky coast, Argyll & The Isles also produces many fine craft ales. Sample quality ales such as Avalanche and Holly Daze from the independent Fyne Ales at Cairndow or try the wonderfully named Puggled Stout from Oban Bay Brewery. The two-and-a-half hour ferry ride from Oban will take you to the tiny island of Colonsay which is home to the world’s smallest island brewery, where you can sample delicious beers and ales.

It may be better know for its whisky, but the Isle of Islay is also home to Islay Ales, the only brewery on the island. Don't miss the excellent selection of handcrafted ales including the award-winning Black Rock Ale.

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  1. Isle of Jura Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    Jura

    Isle of Jura is the only malt whisky to be distilled on the island of Jura, one of Scotland's most spectacular yet least well known of islands.

  2. Laphroaig Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    Port Ellen

    "There are 3 main ingredients for making Laphroaig - Barley, Water, and Yeast, but the secret ingredient is the People". Laphroaig (La-froyg) is the story of a community.

  3. Craignure Producers' Markets

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

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    Craignure & South Mull

    A small and very friendly monthly producers' market where visitors and locals meet and chat over the best of Mull's local produce. The markets also include a cafe with delicious home made cakes & snacks as well as chef demos showcasing the produce!

  4. Inverawe Smokehouses

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    Smokeries & Smokehouses

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    Taynuilt

    Traditional family run smokery, fishery and country park, close to Taynuilt and Oban.

  5. Bowmore Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Bowmore

    There is no better tour - comprehensive, visually arresting, and well-planned, delivered with wit and nuggets of local knowledge - one gets the feeling that the tour has been specifically tailored just for you.

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    Campbeltown

    Springbank Distillery is unique. It is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland.

  7. Bunnahabhain Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Islay

    Bunnahabhain was designed from the start as a high-output malt distillery.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Oban

    Oban Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, dating back to around 1800. It underwent refurbishment in the 1890s and there has been little change to the present buildings since then.

  9. Ardbeg Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    Islay

    Follow your nose along the famous road from Port Ellen and you will eventually come to the most welcoming distillery on the island. Ardbeg's white-washed walls can be found nestling in a rocky cove on Islay's southern tip.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Port Askaig

    Caol Ila (pronounced 'cull-eela') is situated on the north eastern shores of Islay, with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. Watch the distillers at work, tending the six copper stills.

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