Mac na Braiche is Siobhraich à Ìle agus Air Astar
Malts & Magic from Islay and Beyond.
…there was a field of barley all ripened by the sun. In a small wind it echoed faintly the sound of the ocean; at night it sighed and rustled as the earth Mother thought over things…
Neil M Gunn
The Islay Whisky Academy 2019 Competition We are delighted to announce that the winner chosen by the First Minister of Scotland is LEE ANN KILLETT RAYNER from Atchafalaya, West of Baton Rouge, Louisianna. CONGRATULATIONS!! Lee Ann writes Scotch on the Bayou...read more
From the novice to the expert, Islay Whisky Academy will develop, expand, and improve upon your whisky knowledge
Explore the science of distillation: Why are stills made of copper? What is the difference between French oak & American oak barrels? Learn to nose and taste – find notes and flavours of Scotch in “blind” Tastings. What does yeast contribute to spirit flavour? How does peat infuse Islay whisky? Why do distilleries take different spirit ‘cuts’? Answer all these questions, and more, with theoretical lectures, talks and demonstrations with Islay Whisky Academy.
Let us take you around the Islay distilleries where you will experience practical application of whisky making.
Drink high calibre Scotch malt whisky. Access rare, unique bottlings not available anywhere else. Join various distillery clubs and belong to the island.
Welcome to the locals’ Islay.
Experience our history. Let us greet you upon arrival and take you around our beautiful island, take you to Finlaggan, Ancient Seat of the Kings of the Isles – friends of The Outlaw King, Robert the Bruce. Immerse yourself in our rich heritage and island traditions. Clean, fresh air, sparkling sands, wild life, culture….
There is more to Islay than whisky!