Saturday, 28 May 2011

Almost home, road works on m1 slowed us up a little, but not long not. Step one is a dram of the ardbeg feis bottle when I get in! Px aged
On the road home from Islay, great week as usual! Sad we misses Ardbeg day. Will get back home and book up next year.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Weird, at @ardbeg_com distillery and bumped into an old college friend from my tree surgeon days. He's up to help out with tomorrow's feis!
Just had a fantastic interview with Georgie at Lagavulin and tour video to go up on master of malt. Time to head to @Bunnahabhain.
Great night with the chaps from @weheartwhisky, black bottle 40yo was great and @bruichladdich01 golder still too!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Just left @kilchoman05 bottles in hand, off to Islay oysters for a couple of dozen to have with the kilchoman Feis_Ile.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Me, Ben and Mike with @maltwhiskybar & @weheartwhisky trying all the Port Ellen on Islay
@KevinSBaird TwoDoorCinemaClub @RobAllanson &Jon Galkin @dfarecords confirmed as Makeit2Bushmills judges.More:
Great day thanks to @Laphroaigwhisky and Simon for the preview of the Ultimate tasting! Time for dinner of Islay scallops and Bowmore feis.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

No power at cottage on Islay this morning. Had dinner in the dark last night, but sunny now! Great lunch at @ardbeg_com, off to laphroaig.

Monday, 23 May 2011

I'm in got a 41yo bunna you in?
Results for blind drunkard tasting at Ramsey Hall is about to be announced. Can I better @weheartwhisky and other @MasterOfMalt team?
Trying over 15 port Ellen's full tasting notes will be on @MasterofMalt blog.
Third release port Ellen: sweeter than 2nd but slightly more one dimensional. Still rich and balanced!
Port Ellen 2nd release: lavender, almond tabacco and light smoke.
In the old port ellen filling house. Port Ellen 1st release light and flora
Power outage across the Islay. Good job we have a hand winding torch and dinner pre-made.
Oh, fantastic interview with John @Kilchoman this morning for @masterofmalt blog.
Just been to Bowmore after dropping the car into the mechanics. Lunch in the Lochside while waiting for the verdict.
Just leaving caol_ila. Weather starting to turn for the worst

Friday, 20 May 2011

In lochgilphead, just about to grab breakfast then driving to grab the Islay ferry. Lagavulin day at the feis_ile

Monday, 16 May 2011

G&M 1982 Dallas Dhu: Orange, caramelised pineapple, rhubarb and eucalyptus oil. Sweet and tangy. Not bad at all!
Anyone know the midgees status on Islay? My folks were in Fort William last week & got eaten alive! Guess the hot weather has hatched them?
Nice mountain shot RT @AveryBrewingCo: Awesome weekend!
Ok heading home to crack open a 1982 Dallas Dhu and relax. The wine fair and distill at excel tomorrow!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Just left the@whistlingshop. Great drinks and staff very knowledgable. Oh, shouldn't forget the very impressive ice!
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Monday, 9 May 2011

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Heading home after a great evening @masterofmalt HQ hosting an Islay tasting in the build up the Feis_Ile.