Laphroaig is one of the eight working distilleries on the island of Islay. I'm not a big fan of single malt Scotch whisky (but my better half is) but the distilleries are always interesting to visit. So far: Laphroaig, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin (all four on Islay), Talisker (Isle of Skye), Highland Park (Orkney Islands), Aberlour (Speyside), Edradour (Highlands), and my favorite whisky Auchentoshan (Lowlands). While I don't enjoy the drink that much I still have a huge appreciation for the tradition and old methods of whisky making still in use in Scotland. Talk about labour of love! June 2014.