Port Charlotte 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. ...
... such a time for our arrival. The island is well worth a day visit if you take a tour by one of its little mini-buses. We hired bikes and could easily have spent two days here.
Rathlin is steeped in history, much of it rather bloody due to ...
... passing the three distilleries we planned to visit later in the day. However, soon after passing the last one, the road narrowed even more to just one lane. About half of the distance from the hotel to the church was on the one-lane road. There were a few laybys on the road where one car could pull off to give another car a chance to pass. Fortunately, we did not meet any cars on the trip out.
When we arrived at ...
... and watched the scenery go by. Everything is very, very green. There was a Scandinavian couple sitting nearby with their dog. The dog knew a few commands, and his owner seemed happy to show off what he could get the dog to do. When it got too cold to sit outside, we went in to the bar area. There were a lots of kids on the ferry who spent the whole time running around and up and down the stairs. I did not see parents with the ...