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Didòmhnaich, 10/Apr/2011

Islay Blogging Roundup #164

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You probably know the score by now, but yes, same as the weekly Islay panoramas and the Friday Islay pictures the Islay blogging roundup will take a short break soon while I'm away for the Islay walking week. Let's see if I can make this roundup a bumper one, there were quite a few Islay and Jura mentions in the blogs recently:

There were quite a few whisky related postings, so let me start with them: The Blog of the Daily Record writes some nonsense (I've read the German reports, they read rather different) about Halt Malt while the Swedish Whisky Lounge has a cartoon/comic style entry about Islay Legends. Mark Newton writes about the Ardbeg Corryvreckan (by the way, can someone at Ardbeg's web agency correct location of the Corryvreckan? While technically correct the Corryvreckan is north of Islay (but then a lot other things are as well), I think north of Jura is more accurate…). The Scotch Hobbyist goes Bowmore to the core: Legend and 12 years.

Dr.Whisky goes on Malt Mission 2011 #399 (with an Ardbeg), Eye for Spirits tries the Bruichladdich Octomore 2.2. Edition Orpheus and gnotions discovers the Laphroaig quarter cask. The Edinburgh Whisky Blog say's I’ll be buying a bottle of this, which means the ‘Spirit of Unity’, which includes the Kilchoman distillery whisky.

Kind of whisky related a few other posts: There's a Guest post: Review of “Whisky. The Islay Edition” on ‘What Does John Know?’. Then there's the Recipe of the Week: Islayian Gentleman, which I'm reliably informed has nothing to do with @islayian. The Bruichladdich Blog reports of a Current Deficit, fingers crossed they can get that reduced soon. On McDroll....The Journey to a Perfect Life we find The Smokey Carburettor, which seems to be both a story and a cocktail. Yes, I'm mildly confused.

From a visit to Islay with distillery tours Emma writes Islay, day 1 and Aaaaaand other Islay things. There was also a distillery visit in Matt Forshaw's Islay visit, although the main purpose was geology. Finlaggan on ‘Over the bridge and far away’ is also from a (short) Islay visit. On the appropriately titled Our visits to the Hebridean Isle of Islay Gordon continues to chronicle their visits, the latest ones added include Winter 2010 Visit (I remember that one well, getting worried about them being stuck in the snow), Feis Ile 2009, Feis Ile 2008, Feis Ile 2007, Feis Ile 2005 and Feis Ile 2004. Oh, and I have to mention the Feis Ile 2003 one, if only for this quote: ‘The one thing you do get to see travelling overnight is a wide range of wildlife that only appears in the small hours, the Otter at the ferry landing, the deer at Arrochar and the wonderful fighting women at Inveraray!’

In other news Ron has yet some more pictures of the New Islay Ferry in the Gulf of Gdansk while the Islay Energy Trust has been Re-energised. On Rich Lakin's blog we find a story about the Isle of Jura.

On the bird- and wildlife side the Islay Birds blog has reports from The Oa and visiting birders, various updates from across the island and a Cuckoo calling. John Islay Birder Armitage says there's Still no real breakthrough! on 3.4.2011. The Islay Natural History Trust blog has a rich mixture, Flowers before leaves, Tadpoles and Grey Heron - James Deane. Carl returns from a week away and notices What a difference a week makes…

Pictures. Andrew Harper has a bunch of Islay pictures in some kind of hip retro style: Islay, Scotland, Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland and The Kildalton Cross on Islay, Scotland. James Deane writes about Changes at James Deane Photography before getting Back Behind The Lens. Mark Unsworth is back from his holiday and his Image of the week is the new Kilchoman bottle. On his photography gallery in the meanwhile he has an interesting view of Bruichladdich from the air (which looks a bit different today I think). Ron hopes to take Better Islay Pictures Soon (once he got used to his new camera), assuming we count them as pictures he also has Old Islay Postcards Part III. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for Taking Wave Pictures at Saligo Bay, Mala Bholsa and Killinallan Point from Kilnave and Port an Eas Panorama, Isle of Islay.

I think that's it, hopefully haven't missed anything major. As usual the reference to the Scottish Roundup, this week with the Roundup Special; The best of Scotland’s Music Blogs. Good night!

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