Typically, single malt from the region is put into four subregions, named for the cardinal compass points. To the north there are big bodied single malts, with cereal sweetness and richness. Toward the south there are lighter, fruitier whiskies with a definite dryness.
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About The Islands Region
sland 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.
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Bartels Whisky have bottled a single cask of 27 Year old Isle of Jura and it is stunning. Floral flavours are very prominent overall with some beautiful deep woody impressions and a finish which definitely leaves you wanting more. Click here to fins out more and read the full tasting notes.