Islay is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides and is known as the “Whiskiest Isle” because it is home to no less than seven producers which are:

According to press reports Islay’s distilleries are disposing of GBP100,000 ($200,000) worth of whisky a day because six of the distilleries have run out of fuel oil and currently harsh weather has prevented oil tankers docking at the new GBP2.6M ($5.2M) pier which appears to have been constructed so as to facilitate docking only in calm weather.

Absence of fuel means production has had to be curtailed.

Visit Islay’s distilleries in calm weather with catswhiskerstours.

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