Well, yesterday was a very whisky orientated day.
We set off in the morning for the Bowmore distillery but the tide was against us, so we gave up and came back. Instead we motored in to the tiny rocky bay in front of the Langavulen distillery. We were very proud of ourselves, as it was a difficult bit of navigation, entering through 2 narrow poles. ( see photo)
This week is the Islay Whisky Festival with lots of events.
We went to the Whisky Tasting Celidh expecting it to be full of locals dancing, with a bit of tasting thrown in. As it turns out it was more about overseas visitors showing off how good they were at smelling whisky!
You had to 'nose' 11 whiskys and identify which distillery they came from. Mark and I managed 1 right answer between us!
You will be interested to know that the Japanese are best ( 4 wins in a row) followed by Sweden, Canada, Hong Kong, Holland and Germany. Imagine an evening spent with whisky drinking train spotters wearing tee shirts with 'amusing' slogans and that about sums it up!
Next came the full range of Scottish tourist entertainment: folk music, Gaelic music (very good) Gaelic dancing, bagpipes and a weird one with dancers in sailor suits (very bad).
Finally came the Celidh, which was a little awkward as the men outnumbered the women by 3 to 1.
I was determine to dance and after Mark refused to do the Gay Gordons with me (!) I went off in search of a dance partner.
You may be surprised to hear that my ability to find a female to dance with me has not improved over the last 35 years and my quest ended in complete failure! Nothing changes.
Early start today, off to Coronsay.