The flipside of the Islay whisky boom

Islay is ‘whisky island’ – home to no fewer than nine distilleries, with more on the way. Whisky has brought investment and jobs to the Queen of the Hebrides, but there are challenges too, including crumbling roads and an inadequate ferry service. Back from the dead: The revived Port Ellen is one of many new... Continue Reading →

Scotch boosted by record visitor numbers

There were nearly 2m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries in 2017, with spending topping £60m and breaking all previous records, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The SWA’s annual survey of visitor centres reported 1.89m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries last year, a rise of 11.4% on 2016 – and 45% up on the... Continue Reading →

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