Scotland's Adventure Coast

Argyll and the Isles produces a range of spirits all with distinctive characters, shaped by the local history, culture and landscape. 

With fourteen world-class whisky distilleries dotted along our coastline, Argyll and the Isles is known as Scotland's ‘Whisky Coast’ with many new micro-distilleries now producing producing gin and rum.

So what is it about Argyll and the Isles that makes our drinks so special?

Perhaps it’s the water, the pristine environment or the skills that have been passed down through the generations.

Whatever the answer, Argyll is spirits-lover heaven.

 

Enjoy the spirit of Argyll and the Isles

Islay, Jura and Colonsay

As a famous whisky region, Islay is famed world-wide for its peaty malts and has no less than nine distilleries, compared to only the one on neighbouring island of Jura.

Each of the Hebridean islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay have a gin distillery, with Jura now boasting a new rum distiller, aptly named Deer Island.

Campbeltown and Kintyre

Campbeltown whisky is defined by a smokiness with a touch of salt and once had 34 distilleries, but today just three are left to maintain this regional subgroup of single malt whiskies.

Oban and the Isle of Mull

Oban Distillery and Tobermory Distillery are Highland and Island malt whiskies. Both have maritime character and a subtle saltiness reflective of their harbour waters.

Oban has a misty, briny character while Tobermory, produces two very different malts: the lightly fruity Tobermory and the more robustly peated, Ledaig.

The Isle of Mull's famous white-tailed eagles were the inspiration for the handcrafted Whitetail Gin, made by an independent, family-owned gin distillery. 

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