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Tour Group at Isle of Arran Distillery

Today’s weather was characterised by sunshine and showers.

We commenced the day with a drive north from Brodick to Lochranza, lasting about thirty minutes. We arrived in time for the 11.00 am guided tour of Isle of Arran Distillery which was founded by the late Harold Currie in 1995 and is now in a strong growth phase with output rising to 1.2m litres pa with a new distillery under construction in Lagg in the south of Arran.

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Maltings Floor at Laphroaig Distillery, Islay

This evening, I am providing information on the collection of world-renowned whisky distilleries on the Scottish island Islay.

Islay (pronounced Eye-la) is an island situated off the coast of Scotland, directly west of Glasgow. Origin of the name is uncertain; it may be derived from ‘island divided in two’,’ law island’ or possibly named after a Pictish princess named Ile. The principal activities on the island are tourism, farming, fishing and whisky distilling. Islay is renowned for its eight whisky distilleries the product of which is (with one exception) noted for its peaty or smoky flavours.

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