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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 ...
... s new Octomore is 258ppm. As our first full day was a Sunday there were only a few tastings. Monday we had a Tour and a Warehouse tasting at Bruichladdich.
The pictures explain it all!
We left Islay on the 7:00 am ferry. That meant up at 5:30, on the road by six. Next stop Isle of Mull. The ancestral home of the Maclean's. John and his sister Pat are of the Maclean clan.
... 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 ...
... to the Kildalton High Cross and Old Parish Church. It is only seven miles from the hotel which seemed like a quick trip. As we have learned, it takes a lot longer to get anywhere than we expect. And it has taken us longer than Google maps thinks it will take almost every time, too. The church and cross were easy to find, they were just on what turned out to be a very small road into the country. It started as a narrow ...
... I sit on the bank and watch small bugs skittering on the water surface with a blue damsel fly hovering above, while my companion wades around the edge peering into the dark water and occasionally displaying what he has found: a small lagoon cockle that looks exactly like a green lentil, a snail that is a double for a Puy lentil, and an even smaller isopod for which no leguminous analogy comes to mind. The shallow water is turgid with blooms of what in ...