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Port Ellen

Argyll & the Isles

The friendly village of Port Ellen, with its pontoon berths, is a good centre for a boat based whisky or wildlife tour of Islay.

Islay is inhabited by some 3,200 people and has 8 working whisky distilleries, superb scenery, abundant wildlife and friendly people. Islay whiskies are unique, combining peaty flavors with the style of each distillery; all different. All Islay’s malts have a dry finish, the southern produced ones with a distinctive seaweedy, medicinal flavour.

Alternatively, join the Malts Cruise, organised by World Cruising Club each July, and visit many of the west coast’s distilleries, including those onIslay, in the company of fellow sailors and whisky enthusiasts.

For more information see www.islayinfo.com or www.worldcruising.com/maltscruise