About Islands

Island whiskies are produced on any of the islands of Scotland, except for Islay. Because of their distinct, peaty flavours Islay is a separate Scottish whisky region. Island whiskies tend to be somewhat in the middle of Islay and Highlands whiskies - slightly less smoky than most Islay whiskies, but smokier than most of the other Scottish regions.

Some of the most well-known Islanders are Highland Park (produced on the island of Orkney), Talisker (Skye), Jura (Jura), Tobermory (Mull) and Arran (Arran).

Flavour profile

These flavours are characteristic for this whisky region:

  • Sweet
  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Fruit
  • Spice
  • Malt
  • Vanilla
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oak
  • Sherry
  • Delicate
  • Orange
  • Wood
  • Apple
  • Long finish
  • Bitter
  • Citrus
  • Fresh
  • Dry
  • Good
  • Caramel
  • Amazing
  • Complex
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Top whiskies from Islands