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Big whisky day again today, as everyone wanted. Walked to Bowmore distillery and had a tour and a dram. Beautiful visitor centre , they all are actually, they seem to have all spent money on this aspect In recent years. Then on to Caol Isla distillery which the newest one. This is up near the ferry to Jura so had a nice view of this island. Then had a lovely welcome ...
Today has been a dream come true:- * the lowlight was fried black pudding for breakfast, my hotel host insisted on this to soak up what was to come * a funny wee man who has worked at Lagavullan for 44 years , plying me with 5 different cask strength drams including a divine 32 year old malt, and the special Jazz Festival dram, all before 11 am. I do now get the Scots describing a Highland malt as a breakfast ...
Long travel day today. I was collected early by the tour guide, a nice young Scottish chap called Simon. Not sure how I am going to go with the other 11 people on the tour as there are no others on their own which is unusual. Four sets of couples, half speaking Swedish. Three Finnish men having a reunion for a 50th birthday of one of them. So none of these are particularly inclusive to a middle-aged single English-speaking ...
Part 1: The Islay part - with a historic detour to Finlaggan
Distance cycled: 41.91 miles
Height ascended: 549m
Height descended: 551m
Part 2: The Jura part - I promise, Jura really does exist. Google, sort your maps out!
Distance cycled: 61.41 miles
Height ascended: 1146m
Height descended: 1146m
Longish, tough (into headwind) pedal from the Oban ferry to catch the ferry at Kennacraig.