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6 days discovering Scotland's whisky distilleries by superyacht

6 days discovering Scotland's whisky distilleries by superyacht

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Ardbeg Distillery, Isle of Islay
Day 3

Ardbeg Distillery, Isle of Islay

Next is Islay. It’s only a five-minute hop across the water to Port Askaig on Islay’s east coast. Moor here or sail round to Port Ellen in the south where the marina can take large yachts. Stretch your sea legs with a bracing three-mile walk to Ardbeg Distillery, passing Lagavulin and Laphroaig along the way. Then get stuck into a seafood chowder, whisky cured gravadlax or shellfish platter at Ardbeg’s Old Kiln Café.

You’ll get a good sense of why the whisky tastes the way it does here. It’s no coincidence that Ardbeg has a notable salty tang to it given that the sea breaks on the cobbles of the old jetty just yards from the tasting room. This jetty is suitable for tenders, so you can head straight back to your superyacht or play a quick round at nearby Islay Golf Club.

Picture courtesy of Jaime Pharr/Shutterstock.com

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