Islay Ales

Islay Ales
Islay House Square, Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, PA44 7NZ
  • Telephone 01496 810014
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  • Website www.islayales.com

Non-filtered and unpasteurised, Islay Ales continue the fermentation and maturation process in the cask or bottle. Eight ales are brewed regularly in the four-barrel plant, from the red-hued, nutty Black Rock Ale to Angus Og Ale, similar to an IPA. Appropriately for a brewery on an island with eight distilleries, they run a light and sweet-edged Single Malt Ale.

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Reviews & features

An island guide to Islay, affectionately known as 'the Queen of the Hebrides'

22 May 2014

Or, as it’s even more affectionately known to whisky fans, ‘the one with all the distilleries on it’

For anyone who enjoys a good single malt, this island in the Scottish inner Hebrides (the most southerly one, just west of the Mull of Kintyre, and south of Jura) is essentially a very picturesque whisky theme park. There are eight working whisky…

Something's Brewing: Scotland's finest real ales

1 May 2009

Thanks to an explosion of micro brewers all over the country, Scotland is pushing back the boundaries of real ale innovation. Frank Park of the Scottish Real Ale Shop runs the rule over a selection of his favourite small breweries.