The Ileach Profile

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Ileach is a young and peaty single malt from an unnamed Islay distillery, available in 40% abv and cask strength (58% abv) expressions.

Bottled by Highlands & Islands Whisky Co. Ltd, ‘the man from Islay’ is extremely popular in Sweden, where it’s the second best-selling single malt.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt

The Ileach History

Brian Crook established bottling company Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Ltd in 1992 upon leaving Morrison Bowmore Distillers, launching the business with new brands such as Finlaggan and Glenalmond.

The Ileach wasn’t launched until 1997, when Crook created Highlands & Islands Whisky Co. Ltd as a sister company. The single malt’s cask strength expression was introduced three years later, and the brand given a redesign in 2013.


  • 1992 Brian Crook founds The Vintage Malt Whisky Company
  • 1997 The Ileach is launched
  • 2000 The Ileach Cask Strength is introduced
  • 2013 The brand’s range is redesigned and relaunched



The Ileach
The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Company Limited
192 Drymen Road
G61 3RW
United Kingdom
+44 141 955 1700
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public


See also

  • Black Cuillin Black Cuillin Black Cuillin Brand

    Black Cuillin

    Anonymous single malt named after the Isle of Skye’s famous mountain range.

  • The Pibroch The Pibroch The Pibroch Brand

    The Pibroch

    Islay single malt named after a famous puffer servicing Scotland’s west coast.

  • CS James And Sons CS James And Sons CS James And Sons Blender

    CS James And Sons

    Producer of the Islay Storm single malt, owned by the Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Co.

  • Belview Belview Belview Distillery


    A distillery briefly active in the ‘Glasgow collection area’ in the 1820s.

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