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Didòmhnaich, 20/Nov/2011

Islay Blogging Roundup #188

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It's Sunday evening on a mostly dull and grey late November day (well, at least in Aldermaston Wharf). After enjoying the Kilchoman 5yo 2006 Vintage Release last night it's back to the normal routine today. In other words, time to take a look at what the blogs have been saying about Islay and Jura this week:

Let me start with some music again, we can read about an Awesome Weekend on The Islay Sessions blog. Laphroaig and Jazz in Brooklyn is what we can read on Dramming, which takes us to the whisky.

Fitting to the whisky I tasted yesterday the Traveling Savage writes Islay’s New Kid Has an Old Soul about Kilchoman distillery. A group of Belgians has a Whisky tasting - Islay while Hendrik from Germany travels Einmal Islay und zurück. Pete has a Whisky Wednesday with Bruichladdich Waves and the Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society tastes the Bruichladdich 10yo – the new 2011 “Laddie Ten”. Over in Germany Marc says Bruichladdich “The Botanist” Gin entwickelt sich zum Renner. The Bruichladdich Blog is delighted having been selected as Bottling of the Year. The Drinkhacker got busy with four to taste: Review: Bruichladdich Laddie Classic, Organic, Port Charlotte An Turas Mor, and Octomore 3 while Rickard Lindgren just tried the Kilchoman Inaugural 100% Islay.

Over to Islay's neighbour Jura for a visit to the north of the island with Gavin Macfie and friends in Isle of Jura: Corryvreckan Whirlpool; Breacan's Cave and Glengarrisdale Bothy. Seen from the mainland Jan has Islay; drawing with stitch.

In other news Tarbert PA29 announces a New Islay Ferry Website At Tarbert while Ron has news of Islay Ferry Disruptions and Cancellations.

The Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary has also seen a busy week, it's very difficult picking example entries: After learning Computer Skills there was a lot about Children In Need, Children In Need, Children Need and even more Children In Need. Two weeks ago Ian Stuart of Islay High School travelled to Washington (the one in the United States), after his return he has now kicked off a series of blog posts about the Partners In Learning Global Forum.

The Geltsdale Wildlife Warrior visits Knapdale & Island of Islay...... for a bit of birdwatching and more. The Islay Birds blog has news away from Islay and thanks for James (who does a great job impersonating Ian) and great weather days with many birds. There are also news about the birding teams and blog contributors. Oh, and the Fulmars are back (long time readers will know what this means…). Some interesting (or not so interesting, depending on your preferences) things on the Islay Natural History Trust blog with Dogfish and Fox Moth Caterpillar - Nyree Fearnley as well as Foliose Lichens.

As usual I'm going to finish with the pictures, where James Deane announces he is Going On Tour. On Mark's Islaystudios's Blog we find a fantastic night sky as his Image of the week while on his Islay Photography Gallery there's a Buoy on a Beach. On Fine musings is a nice Photo of Islay's winter visitors. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I'll go for the Laughing Horse at Kilchoman, the Burn Flowing Over the Beach in Machir Bay and of course the Islay Night Sky near Loch Gorm.

I think that's it for this week, I hope I haven't missed anything significant. Of course there's still the Scottish Roundup for the bigger picture, this week with Letting the Days Go By. Good night, and keep blogging about Islay!

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