Port Askaig Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
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A few pics of our warehouse tasting at Bruichladich
We we each got to try the barrel thief which is how we got the whisky out of the barrel. Each of the scotches we tasted are no longer available anywhere but through a warehouse tasting at the distillery. The first was a Bruichladdich with less than 5 ppm of peat. The second was finished in a Spanish ...
Little late in posting this as the internet connections are not really that good in this part of Scotland.
We arrived by ferry on Islay at 8:00 at night. It was a dark, but not stormy night. The ferry was full so the cars, trucks and lorries coming off the ferry were one long string of lights moving across the island. We were staying at Bridgend Hotel, eight miles west of the ferry. ...
... all pleased to have done it in a day. But with 15 locks negotiated it is needless to say that the stiff G&T we had when we arrived at Tarbert felt well earned. After our aperitif, we enjoyed a meal of chicken with potatoes cooked in sea water. Sengül, being vegetarian, doesn't eat chicken. Her meal of potatoes cooked in sea water looked good too ...
With the wind gusting gale force 7 we were more than inching along the Sound of Inch today when the skipper started hearing a metallic clanking noise. After a bit of intent listening from a man without his hearing aid in, the sound was determined to be coming from the wheel. Instead of heading south past Jura to Islay and Port Ellen we turned to port (that's left) and headed for the ...
... BEEN ON. I was priviledged to be part of almost everything they do at Bruichladdich today. I was there for the grind, the wash, samples the wash backs, and watched feints and middle run on the distilling floor. I filled barrels, turned on the mash tonne and got an hour and a half with Jim McEwan talking about the then and now of whisky. It was only to be a few minutes but turned into 90! i wished I had videoed ...