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Whisky Bar at Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

This morning, we departed our lodgings near Luss and drove to Glasgow to join the 10.00 am tour at Auchentoshan Distillery. Auchentoshan is unusual (in Scotland) in that the spirit is triple distilled.Production is close to capacity at nearly 2.0m litres p.a. Our guide was very knowledgeable and escorted us through the entire process from malting and mashing through fermentation, distillation and maturation culminating in a tasting at the well stocked bar.

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Blog Post Oct 2nd. 2015

Today was characterised by continuing good weather albeit less sunny than yesterday.

We departed our lodgings in Bowmore and drove towards Port Askaig stopping at the Islay Woollen Mill, a traditional weaving business on a site dating back to the mid-19th century when the looms were powered by water from the local stream.

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Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne, Scotland

This morning, we departed our hotel near Tarbert, Loch Fyne and drove to Luss, Loch Lomond, via Inverarary and Arrochar, a route which took us through Argyll scenery dominated by forests and lochs (lakes) with latter including Loch Fyne, Loch Long and Loch Lomond. Weather conditions were again favourable, albeit less sunshine than yesterday.

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