Island single malt
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Island single malts is a general term for single malt Scotch whiskies produced on the islands around the perimeter of the Scottish mainland. The islands (excluding Islay) are not recognised in the Scotch Whisky Regulations as a distinct whisky producing region, but are considered to be part of the Highland region. Islay is itself recognised as a distinct whisky producing region (see Islay whisky).
The whiskies produced on the Islands are extremely varied and have few similarities, though can often be distinguished from other whisky regions by generally having a smokier flavour with peaty undertones.
List of Island malts
- Abhainn Dearg, on Lewis
- Arran, on Arran
- Highland Park, on Orkney
- Jura, on Jura
- Scapa, on Orkney
- Talisker, on Skye
- Tobermory and Ledaig, both produced at the Tobermory distillery on Mull