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Is·lay

 (ī′lā, ī′lə)
An island of the southern Inner Hebrides of western Scotland. Farming, fishing, and distilling are important to its economy.

Islay

(ˈaɪlə; ˈaɪleɪ)
n
(Placename) an island off the W coast of Scotland: the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides; separated from the island of Jura by the Sound of Islay. Pop: 3457 (2001). Area: 606 sq km (234 sq miles)
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Noun1.Islay - California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowersislay - California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers
wild plum, wild plum tree - an uncultivated plum tree or shrub
2.Islay - an island of western Scotland at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides
Inner Hebrides - islands between the Outer Hebrides and the western coast of Scotland
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The meeting of Argyll and Bute Council is being held in the Columba Centre at Bowmore on the isle of Islay.
When she first arrived at Laphroaig, on the Isle of Islay, it was for a summer job, but she ended up staying for more than 40 years.
It took us three nights to get a table at this place in Bowmore on the isle of Islay. And that's not because it was closed, despite the cliches about the Highlands and islands.
If wisdom was thus contained in the brains of those leading, senior path-finding geese, then foolishness certainly seems to have flowed through the grey matter of an American huntress who visited the lovely isle of Islay and claimed such trophies as wild goats and a black-faced tup!
An American trophy hunter and reality TV star has caused outrage after shooting wild goats and other animals on the isle of Islay and posting the pictures on social media.
Larysa Switlyk, 33, was slammed for the photos of "medals" from her trip to the Isle of Islay, proudlydescribing in one post how she had killed a goat with a '200-yard shot'.
the Islay Festival of Music and Malt taking place at Feis Ile on the Isle of Islay in the Southern Hebrides.
The Kilchoman Distillery is near the ancient settlement of the same name on the Isle of Islay, which is only 24 miles from Ireland.
And a new crop of secretaries has joined the fold in the past 12 months - Chris Husthwaite (Campbeltown); Garry MacLean (Isle of Islay); Angela Smith (Bearsden); Margaret Hebbourn (Perth); Duncan Macintyre (Stornoway); Richard Murphy (Kilmarnock) and Katy Neill (Perth).
The Glenlivet's citrusy fruits and zesty orange with sweet, citrusy aftertones have the depth of 3 PORT ASKAIG 100 DEGREES PROOF ISLAY SINGLE MALT (PS43.95 online only, 70cl, The Whisky Exchange) | Tasting note: Scotch from the Isle of Islay packs a punch with its smoke and peat, and this pungent, smoky, cask strength (undiluted, straight from the barrel) bottle more than delivers with its enticing mix of sweet fruits, iodine and seaweed.
And back in the days when I was a regular at Elaine's in New York, the waiters knew how broke I was, and how thirsty, and they would bring to my table, totally unbidden, a plate of mashed potatoes and a double Laphroaig, that legendary single-malt from the Isle of Islay. I like to think that the fact that I prized Scotch over food is metaphor for a Scotch enthusiast's fealty to the drink.
The Tuscania sank at 10:00 pm (Figure 6) 7 miles southwest of the Scottish Isle of Islay (pronounced "eye-la") in water around 500 feet deep (Figure 7).