May 5th to 10th (5 nights)
“Whisky distillery cruise”
The islands of Jura and lslay are famous for whisky production and sailing to them is special. At the distilleries you can learn the magic of how the golden nectar is made by attending professional tours.
It is believed that the Irish monks first introduced the art of distillation to Islay, during the early fourteenth century. Due to the fact that Islay was a fertile island for growing barley, called bere in the old days, with excellent pure water sources and plenty of peat, the island had everything in favour to distill whisky and there are about 11 distilleries here all conveniently located around the coast. Enjoy the impressive sights of McArthur’s head lighthouse and the Paps of Jura.