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Didòmhnaich, 01/Feb/2015

Islay Blogging Roundup #323

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Doesn't time fly, February already. Hopefully not long until spring now. Yesterday I visited Aldermaston Lock open day, an interesting (and rare) experience. Today was rather lazy. Still, now it's time for a quick Islay blogging roundup:

Some Islay whisky: Fredde tastes the Laphroaig Old Malt Cask 14 y.o 50% 2000 (Hunter Laing & Co) while Whisky Empirically was In the Lap of the Gods: Bunnahabhain 18. The Bearded Boggan admits I have a new weakness. Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch 10… and the Norwegians taste the Bruichladdich Bere Barley 2006 50 % as well as the Kilchoman 2009 Original Cask Strength 59,2 %. Brendan starts a series about Islay with The Islay Series – Distillery #1: Caol Ila. From Germany the Alkoblog writes Die Dampflok von Islay: Lagavulin 16 Jahre im Test. There are some annoying opinions about the Laphroaig 10 (Bottled in 2000). On the Bruichladdich News blog we can read How Is Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Made? 2. Malting.

Bernadette finds an unusual description for a B&B on Islay (I think this must be an old brochure?) in Skottland. Stephen has a nice report from his visit to Islay with many pictures. Candice writes about Islay + the weekend I learned how to take photos. Daniela writes Why You Should Go To Isle Of Islay. For Serge and a few others the Islay Odyssey 2015 has started and David writes about Fly Fish Islay Guided Fishing 2015.

A peotry blog shares a poem from an Islay poet, Mavis Gulliver – Cancer. Ron writes about Snowdrops in Bridgend Woods Islay. Port Ellen Primary reports from their Robert Burns Day while Rachel writes about the Feis Ile Burns Supper 2015.

For the birdwatching and wildlife the Islay Birds blog has a new Islay Birds Facebook page, but also blogs about 4241 bird sightings on Islay, Redwings and high winds and the rainfall tally for January.

To close of course the pictures: Ron shares a winter view at Gruinart. James Collett revisits a Knockangle Point Wave. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked the Tràigh Baile Aonghais panorama, Light and dark in the Sound of Islay and Mala Bholsa from Bolsa, Isle of Islay.

That's it for this week, good night!

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