The Distilleries of Islay are a thing of legend around the globe. Famed for its distilling history, Islay once boasted a staggering 23 active distilleries on its shores. The art of distilling began as early the fourteenth century on Islay. A geographical location which is ideal for perfecting whisky, Islay has a rich history in producing the stuff. Take a look at five of the top active distilleries populating Islay today.