The isle of Islay
The Scottish island of Islay is less than 30 miles wide and 30 miles long but it is the centre of the universe when it comes to the wondrous world of whisky.
These days it produces around 25 million litres of whisky annually in its eight working distilleries - that is a quarter of Scotland's malt whisky exports. Its success today is still, in part, down to a little historical oversight in the 18th Century.
Available since: Sat 6 Apr 2013
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