Islay Whisky Shop, Bowmore, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from Glasgow Airport and then, after a short detour to Port Glasgow and Greenock, drove west past Loch Lomond, Rest And Be Thankful and Inveraray to the ferry port of Kennacraig.

MV Finlaggan at Kennacraig, Scotland

Despite reports of bad weather and possible sailing disruption, our ferry departed on time at 1.00pm. After a crossing lasting just under two hours we duly arrived at Port Askaig on Islay.  Then, we drove for about 20 mins to Bowmore, home of Bowmore Distillery, where guests checked into lodgings for the night.

Quaint House, Bowmore, Scotland

Bowmore Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Main Street, Bowmore, Islay, Scotland

Biowmore Harbour, Islay, Scotland

Tomorrow we commence a tour of Islay’s distilleries.

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