Orkney is the most northerly outpost of whisky distilling in Scotland with two very good malts emanating from Highland Park and Scapa. Their much sought after character has light smoky heather touches.


Skye's giant of a malt Talisker is a ‘big' whisky in every way with an explosive effect on the palate and a wonderful peaty, sweetness on the nose. The palate is slightly oily spicy seaweed, warm, tangy and peaty.


Tobermory has one the most beautiful distillery locations at the southern end of the famous harbour on the Hebridean island of Mull. It produces a light medium-flavoured malt with touches of soft smoky honey and herbs.


Jura from the island just north of Islay produces a light, slightly oily dram with a malty flowery feel.


The most recent addition to the island portfolio is the Arran distillery at Lochranza producing complex flavours of malt and spice.