Islay Whisky – Sending Smoke Signals With Whisky

An islay whisky distillery

Scotland is a magical country. There is simply no countryside quite like it, and if you ever get to see it, it’s obvious why Scotland has provided so many visual backdrops for TV and Cinema. The steel grey of stone contrasts beautifully with the emerald green of the grass, the rich purple of the heather, and, if you’re by the coast, the royal blue of the Atlantic. The country has also given us some of the technological advancements that have allowed us to live the comfortable lives we do today. None of these are Scotland’s greatest gift to world however. That takes the form of a beautiful amber liquid called whisky. Whisky – which comes from the Scots Gaelic Uisge Beatha, meaning Water of Life – has a reputation for being a strong flavoured drink, with none upholding this reputation better than Islay whisky.

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