Scotland has over 790 off shore islands and but less than 100 are populated. Only 14 of these Islands are populated by over 1000 people and just 45 islands are populated by over 100 people
There are a number of distilleries that are based on the islands around theS Scottish coast. These are Arran (on the isle of Arran unsurprisingly!), Jura (on the isle of Jura!), Tobermory (on Mull), Talisker (on Skye) and Highland Park and Scapa (on the Orkneys). There is no distinct style and all are pretty unique due to their locations. Generally, Arran and Scapa are regarded as the lighter and fresher whiskies, Jura and Tobermory are richer, sweeter and maltier while Talisker and Highland Park offer full bodied whiskies with some smokiness.