FUN-travel: Islay, Scotland – Fèis Ìle – Day 2

June 12, 2017 by  

  • Lucky us…get a ride from Canadians staying here…

…you can’t drink those darn taxi fares!

Smokies

1st stopArdbeg Feis Day – £5 gets a souvenir glass…

…filled with the dram of your choice…

and a smokie

…whole smoked mackerel…YUM!

2nd stopLagavulin…just a one mile walk…

…along lovely stream…

…with asphalted path…

…and busier than expected…

…thought everyone would be next door at Ardbeg.

3rd stopLaphroaig…just 1.5 miles more

…down same winding path…

…next to stream.

…we own a square foot of Islay…

…and the best part…

…we collect rent…

…a dram of the finest as they say…

…plus a mini bottle to go…

…such a deal!

4th stopPort Ellen – just ¾ of a mile…but more hilly…

…so it feels farther…pick up bus back to Bowmore…a steal at £5.50!

FUN-fact – Rumor has it Irish monks first introduced the art of distillation to Islay, during the early fourteenth century. Fertile for growing barley, called bere in the old days, with excellent pure water sources and plenty of peat, the island had everything in favour to distill whisky.

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