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Sunday, 30/Aug/2009

Islay Blogging Roundup #89

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As to be expected for a bank holiday weekend in England the weather at least in West Berkshire is rather ‘underperforming’ today, considering it's technically still summer. But then again it doesn't look that much better on Islay either. So I've stayed at home, not doing much apart from discovering nice videos, listening to nice music and enjoying the odd wee dram of Islay single malt. Not to forget writing this week's Islay blogging roundup:

Having mentioned that I'm enjoying some Islay single malts this weekend I think I'll start with the whisky in the blogs. I'm not sure what to think of this one, in a German blog I found something about a Bruichladdich Coco Chanel Cask, 5yo, distilled 6 times. Well, it's not the 1st of April, it's not been mentioned anywhere else, most of it sounds rather strange, yet it's written as if it's the real thing?

John Hansell reviews the Ardbeg Corryvreckan while Angling and Dramming writes about Ardbeg...Peat, Smoke and Unfeasibly Large Cakes. The Bruichladdich Blog investigates the history of Scottish Distillation and seems to be mildly concerned about the Weather or Not. The ardblog picks up on the fact that Indiana Jones fights for Bruichladdich. Takeshi from Japan (now under a new address at picks up on the release of the Bruichladdich Infinity [3].

Kind of a whisky post, the OOR ALBA BLOG writes about Wobbly glasses, whisky, and Westering Home. I quite like that glass, have to get one of those during my next Islay visit.

On to Islay holidays and travelogues:

It's a bit tricky to link to this one, but then again The Ileach has already published her letter so it shouldn't come as a surprise at least to any Ileach readers. Kate had a very unpleasant experience on Islay, I hope the perpetrators realise what they have done and are suitably ashamed of their actions.

David Lansing has been busy and posted several entries from his visit to Jura: Jura: more deer than people, A lovely Superstition at Isle of Jura, The perilous road to Big Brother’s house, The storyteller of Jura and Curry chips and a bottle of ale are this week's work.

Round Great Britain 2009 - Hartendief: Islay is from a Dutch (?) boat's sailing trip round Britain stopping at Islay. They weren't too happy with the weather though: Escaping from Islays lousy weather. It's a departure from Islay for Ramblings from the Fens: From Islay To The Lakes

The Islay pictures. Only one this week from Michael Schobert, Rocks, Clouds and Sea. A few more on Mark Unsworth's Islay Photography Gallery (Takeshi Mogi in Japan also mentions Mark's work): Fast flowing burn at Blackrock, Storm debris and Machrie Links 2 are among them. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for Colourful Machair near Saligo Bay and The Sound of Islay from Sgarbh Breac. Last but not least Ron has bad weather arriving at Loch Indaal.

On the birdwatching side the Islay Birds blog ponders the question what a lot of berries might mean while reporting that many Swallows and House Martins seem to have left. Also Peregrines were heard but not seen and a young Fulmar just made it out to sea. John Islay Birder Armitage goes seawatching and tells us about his fascination for bird migration.

At Islay High School the new school year has started belatedly and IslayIan is getting back into A broken habit (back to blogging). Ron is back from a holiday (not on Islay, in Germany) and picks up on some of the latest news.

I think that's about it for this week, I hope I haven't forgotten too much. As usual I leave you for today with the reference to the Scottish Roundup, this week with More on Megrahi. Good night!

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