Port Ellen warehouses and maltings under dark clouds, Isle of Islay

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Picture of the former Port Ellen distillery and the modern maltings under a dark cloudy skySeen from The Islay Hotel in the centre of Port Ellen, a view of the warehouses of the former Port Ellen distillery and the modern maltings under a dark cloudy sky.

Port Ellen Maltings in June 2010, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a large industrial malting on a shore, old warehouses next to themSeen from the ferry, the Diageo owned maltings in Port Ellen which supply most (but not all) distilleries on Islay. On the right also the remaining old warehouses of the now long closed Port Ellen distillery.

Carraig Fhada lighthouse and Port Ellen from the air, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a square lighthouse with a harbour village in the distanceGuarding the entrance to Islay’s main port Port Ellen is Carraig Fhada lighthouse, here seen from the air. The port with the centre of Port Ellen in the distance on the right. The Port Ellen Maltings and distillery warehouses can be seen just to the left of the lighthouse. In the far distance on the right you can even just make out Laphroaig distillery.