The Islands are not officially a whisky region, but another geographical, rather than characteristic, subdivision of the Highlands Region. The Islands region includes all of the whisky producing Isles of Scotland namely Mull, Skye, Orkney, Arran, Jura and Lewis. The Isle of Islay is considered a region on its own.

Due to the location of the Islands distilleries their whiskies tend to have a coastal feel to them. They are slightly more peaty in character than most highland malts, but not to the extent of peatiness that you will find in Islay malts. The peatiness is generally softer and sweeter. Good examples are Talisker and Highland Park.


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