Lords Of The Isles
Magnus III “Barelegs”, Viking King of Norway, ruled the islands
of Scotland in the late 11th century. He adopted the Highland
tradition of the kilt, hence his nickname! His successors were the
Celtic Lords of the Isles, who ruled their domain from their base
at Finlaggan on our home island, Islay.
Fiercely independent, lovers of life and community, we raise
a glass to the Lords of the Isles and remind ourselves to live
our lives like they did – born of adventure!
Boys Of The Isles
We, the ‘Islay Boys Ltd’, are Donald MacKenzie and Mackay Smith,
from the villages of Port Charlotte and Portnahaven respectively,
both situated on the Rhinns peninsula on the west of Islay, the
mythical whisky island. We grew up amongst the 8 distilleries
on Islay, and in our veins flows not blood, but Islay whisky!