Scotland has around 800 islands scattered around its coastline. Only a small percentage of these are inhabited with even fewer being home to a distillery. The region is not officially recognised by the Scotch Whisky Association as it falls under the Highland region but it is likely that geographic ease has grouped these islands together to create a new categorisation. As a diverse region, there is an Island whisky to suit every taste. Many Island whiskies have smoked maritime notes but you will also find some with light citrus and sherry influences.