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Bowmore, Islay, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the village of Bowmore which is administrative capital of the island of Islay which lies off the West Coast of Scotland.

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A Dram at Bowmore, Islay, Scotland




Today, visited three Islay Whisky Distilleries. In each case we participated in tours which took us through each of the key processes of malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation.

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Three-masted sailing ship leaving Port Ellen today

Today, we toured two Islay Distilleries, had lunch at another and visited an early Christian site, viz:

First, we called at Laphroaig Distillery, which is now owned by Suntory of Japan. Here guests joined the Distillers Wares Tour, which was very detailed lasted over two hours. participants were taken through the malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes with the tour culmination in sampling of five malts plus opportunity to self-bottle.

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