Explore Islay, enjoyed not just for beaches, wildlife, history and heritage, but also for the eight single malt distilleries waiting to welcome you.
The Islay ferry leaves from Kennacraig, a few minutes’ drive south of Tarbert. The south end of the island has Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg, and the extraordinary carving of the early Christian monument, the Kildalton Cross is also nearby. Bowmore and Bruichladdich are near the centre, with some wild beaches within easy reach.
Continue your discovery of Islay by way of Kilchoman Distillery, a farm distillery opened only in 2005, towards the western side of the island. Distilleries such as Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain lie to the northeast, and Jura Distillery is just a short ferry journey away.