A Chilly Reception Tasting Scotch on Islay

An express tour of a remote Scottish island famous for its peaty whiskies reveals that it’s better to sample the best at home.

Laphroaig Distillery on the remote island of Islay, Scotland — home to some of my favourite whiskies.
The Lagavulin bus stop. Hiring a taxi is a better idea.
Port Askaig Hotel’s very well stocked bar. (I sampled just the island’s iced water here.)