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Day 8. Sat 28th. Ardbeg

Last day on Islay for all of us, Pat and Bex caught an early flight and we were booked on the 6pm ferry. We were reticent about today. The forecast was grim and it felt like we would have to hang around waiting for the ferry, the earlier sailings being fully booked. As it turned […]

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Day 6. Thurs 26th. Kilchoman

so today we discovered the true story of Ardbeg’s shorty the dog, went bog trotting, got some of the Ardbeg festival bottling and tasted Port Charlotte 5. But to start, it is the Kilchoman open day. After last years miserable experience¬† we could not tempt our better halves out to queue for a festival bottle, […]

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Day 5. Weds 25th. Bowmore

Our plan had been to go to Colonsay today, but its not the weather for a boat trip, so it we stayed closer to home and after a walk in bridgend curtailed by a fallen tree, we went to the Bowmore and Islay Ale events. The (affordable and obtainable) Bowmore festival bottling is a 15 […]

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day 2: Sunday 22nd. Bruichladdich day

What promises to be a rare glimpse of the sun made us rush out at 8 am to take advantage. We started with a short walk close to Bridgend to the site of an old fort at Dun Nosebridge. We have a new walks book this year, which is more comprehensive than the one we […]

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Day 1: Saturday 21st. Lagavulin

So last year we arrived about 3pm in glorious sunshine, raced down to Lagavulin, bought the last two festival bottlings then went for a walk on the beach in shorts and sandals feeling particularly smug. This year we had to catch the 7:00am ferry (due to our incompetence), left the boat to be met by […]

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Islay festival 2011

WTC are off to the festival for 2011. Tony, Michelle and Arby are driving up on friday, Pat and Bex are flying in on sunday. Unless otherwise stated, Tony is writing this. (sorry the formatting is a bit off, I’ll try and sort it over the weekend if I can be arsed). So we blogged […]

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