A stunning island on the 'whisky coast' of west Scotland, the Isle of Islay is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Some say they are the best in the whole world. Home to nine working distilleries, Islay definitely has the process of making the stuff down to a fine art, using peat cut from the mosslands to give 'Islay malts' their distinct flavours. Sláinte!
Even if whisky's not your favourite drink (though it soon will be!), Islay still promises an amazing experience with its birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes, and who knows, you might even develop a taste for it after your visit!