Guide to Isle of Islay Distilleries

Port Charlotte Islay wide view black and white

Port Charlotte, Islay and Loch Indaal

​Isle of Islay Distilleries

​While Jura is NOT an Islay distillery, we're including it here as it's ​a wee ferry journey from Port Askaig, across the sound of Islay.

Islay ​Whisky Distillery Map​

How to Pronounce Islay

​Islay - pronounced 'eye-lah' (​listen to Ralfy review 793 of Laphroaig 10yo below at 1:00 mark).

Islay ​History

Islay Whisky Island Documentary

​Islay Photo Gallery

Abandoned timber cottage near nerabus Islay almost totally covered in brambles

Abandoned cottage near Nerabus (between Port Charlotte and Portnahaven). Behind the cottage, in the cow field up on the hill, are the ruins of an old settlement.

Loch Ardnahoe, Islay, on the way to Bunnahabhain

Loch Ardnahoe, Islay, opposite Ardnahoe Distillery and on the way to Bunnahabhain Distillery.

Sheep grazing on the Rhinns looking towards Bowmore

Sheep grazing on the Rhinns (between Port Charlotte and Portnahaven) looking towards Bowmore

Looking across the sound from Islay to Jura paps on a pebbled beach

Looking across the sound from Islay to the Jura paps.

wide angle view sanaigmore bay islay turquoise water blue sky

Sanaigmore Bay, Islay

view of loch gorm islay from kilchoman distillery entrance

View towards Loch Gorm from the Kilchoman Distillery entrance.

Margadale River and bare trees near Bunnahabhain, Islay

Margadale River, Bunnahabhain, Islay

Islay House Servants Quarters and Maintenance Rooms

Islay House Servants Quarters and Maintenance Rooms

Kidalton cross grave stones and leaf-less tress

The Kidalton Cross at Kildalton Chapel, Islay

Carved gravestones at Kidalton Chapel Islay Scotland showing knight

Grave Stones at Kidalton Chapel, Islay

mounted deer heads and horns at islay house

Islay House Stag

Kilchoman parish church and graves

The Kilchoman Parish Church; it was built in 1827, and served a large number of Islay's community. ​The last service held there in 1977, and it has since deteriorated quite badly.

Margadale River plain and lone walker, Bunnahabhain, Islay

Margadale River, Bunnahabhain, Islay. [Roddy ​MacEachern]

Surveying distant hills at Sanaigmore Bay, Islay, Scotland.

Surveying distant hills | Sanaigmore Bay, Islay, Scotland. [Roddy MacEachern]

Bunnahabhain Distillery and the Sound of Islay, with Jura Paps in the background

Bunnahabhain Distillery and the Sound of Islay, with the Jura Paps in the background

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