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Islay: Why are most Islay whiskies peated?

Is pronounced as ‘-eye-la’ & 1 word aptly describes the predominant whisky style here: ‘peat’! Due to the abundance of peat bogs in the area, it continues to be the preferred and popular choice for fuel in malt barley production over coal. Some popular peated malts are Laphroaig, Lagavulin & Ardbeg.

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