Wednesday, 27 July 2011


A couple of weeks ago we visited Islay, off the west coast of Scotland. Home to several famous whisky distilleries, the island is a fascinating mix of windswept beauty and small industry. Whilst there we visited Bowmore and Laphroaig. First up was Bowmore.

Unlike previous visits, this one was purely for tourists so a full write up is unnecessary as the information we acquired is readily available on the distillery website. One of the most impressive aspects of the visit was how geared up the distilleries were for tours, providing a great level of detail alongside showing the full process of making the product.

Apologies for poor quality photos, taken on phone. Expect a marked improvement in the Laphroaig installment.