Runner-up debut drinks book in the Fortnum & Mason food and drink awards 2017
Winner of the Gourmand award for best UK spirits book 2017
Fiona’s latest book, Whisky Island is a celebration of the whiskies of Islay and of the beautiful island that shaped them. With a population of just over 3,000, Islay produces some of the finest whiskies in the world. It is perhaps best known for its smoky, phenolic spirits, such as Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg. These have been distilled in rocky coves off Islay’s sheltered east coast for at least 200 years, and probably much longer. But in truth Islay produces a dram for every palette, and its vibrant and expanding whisky industry is a constant source of renewed excellence and taste innovation.
With stunning photographs by Konrad Borkowksi and 10 original poems by Fiona, Whisky Island transports you to the magical island of Islay and its legendary whisky distilleries.