Islay Index

We visited Islay in March and so, with a well deserved reputation for always doing things in a timely manner, I have managed…

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Islay Day 1

The air is soft and misty – a gentle grey subduing and merging the colours, making them pastel and low key.  From across…

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Laphroaig

Suddenly out of the empty landscape there are two big, dark green, metal warehouses beside the road – odd and out of context….

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Bowmore

Bowmore was the first distillery on Islay to spot the potential of whisky tourism and open up their doors. As a result it…

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Bruichladdich: Old and New

There is something intriguing about the Bruichladdich, distillery buildings that is hidden by the customary white paint. According to Andrew Jefford, in his…

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Wine Casks

Although we couldn’t go on a tour of the distillery because of  the maintenance work it was not a complete disaster as we…

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Heritage Crops

I have no  detailed tasting notes for any of the whiskies we sampled at the distillery because I didn’t write anything down.  Instead…

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