Ansgar had just weeks before started her blog with her own tasting notes and experiences, and we both had posted a piece on the day and evening that got picked up by Bruichladdich on their website. Our first big repost by a distillery, is that cool, or what..?
Driving around on Islay is great. The natives all wave at each other – one finger in the air coming loose from the steering wheel, a whole hand freeing itself from whatever it was doing, or waving excitedly (mostly us, the tourists) – everybody has their own version. It is a habit that you pick up easily and at the end of one week, you will have developed your own wave.
|them sheep are fast, just missed 'em|
Lunch on the island can be had in many places, and one should try the burgers at the Holy Coo Bistro, at least have the day’s special from the menu of the bar at the Kilchoman distillery and come back often enough to complete everything from the menu at the Ardbeg distillery. We had chosen to have dinner at the bothy most of the days, but eating out is also very well to do in different places, where one will surely end up in one of the bars that are mostly close to, or at the same location of the restaurants. Islay being a whisky (and birds) island, the bars have a wide choice of Islay and non-Islay whisky (but, strangely enough, not birds) menus.
|breathtaking scenery of Islay|
Next stop: the beautiful Isle of Arran.