Island trail shines light on whiskies

The Hebridean Whisky Trail incorporates four island distilleries.

FOUR distilleries on the islands of Skye, Raasay and Harris have come together to form a new 115-mile whisky trail celebrating their spirits and the heritage of where they are produced.

The Hebridean Whisky Trail, which was launched yesterday (August 15), has been created as whisky tourism continues to rise across Scotland (see page 7) and includes the Talisker and Torabhaig distilleries on Skye, the Isle of Harris Distillery and the Isle of Raasay Distillery.

Those on the route will be able to take in some of the islands’ most iconic sites, such as the Cuillin on Skye.

Karen Betts, of the Scotch Whisky Association, said: “I’m sure visitors to our Hebridean whisky trail will find the combination of beautiful landscapes, a friendly welcome and outstanding whisky a uniquely memorable experience.”