Time for a dram – the clock at Bowmore Distillery
We are spending a week on Islay, an island off the West Coast of Scotland and famous for its distilleries. We arrived on Saturday as foot passengers and our car arrived on Sunday midday due to problems with the ferries. This week’s post will be mainly photos taken on Monday when we took photos of four of the Islay distilleries and other aspects of the island. Islay has the largest concentration of distilleries in a small area apart, perhaps, from Speyside.
The harbour at Bowmore
Bowmore: pagoda chimneys
Laphroaig – one of the three major distilleries by Port Ellen and the most westerly
(above and below)
Seaweed close to the sea shore – the essence of Laphroaig?
Peats – peat smoke is part of many Islay malts
Lagavulin: the second of the three distilleries by Port Ellen
Ornamental copper still @Ardbeg
Arbeg – third distillery and the most easterly
Port Ellen – a closed distillery now a maltings
remaining bottles of Port Ellen retail for up to more than £2000