This morning we departed our lodgings in Bowmore and visited Bowmore and Bunnahabhain distilleries. In between we called in to the historic site of Finlaggan, power base of the Lords of the Isles during the medieval period.

Tour Group entering Bowmore Distillery, Islay

 

Maltings Floor at Bowmore Distillery, Islay

 

Peat Fired Kiln at Bowmore Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Mash Tun at Bowmore Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Learning about fermentation at Bowmore Distillery, Islay

Stills at Bowmore Distillery, Islay

 

Maturation at Bowmore Distillery, Islay

 

Sampling from the cask at Bowmore Distillery, Islay, Scotland

 

Learning about the water supply at Bowmore Distillery, Islay

 

Black Bowmore Malt

 

Finlaggan, Islay, Scotland

Mash Tun at Bunnabhain, Islay

Fermentation at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Scotland

Stills at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Scotland

Tasting at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Manager’s Dram at Bunnahabhain Distillery, Islay, Scotland

The road to Bunnahabain afforded superb views of the scenic Paps of Jura.

Paps of Jura, Scotland

The distillery tours were excellent taking us through the entire whisky making process encompassing malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. We also sampled various single malts at conclusion of each distillery tour.

This evening we catch the return ferry to Kennacraig on the Scottish mainland and then move on to our lodgings for the night Aberfoyle in the Trossachs region.

Tomorrow morning we visit Glengoyne Distillery.

 

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