Feis Ile Day Ten: Homeward Bound
That's all folks! Having decided not to take up our flights back from Glasgow to London, we extended the car hire by an extra day to drive our precious haul of bottles (not just whisky, but Islay Ales too) and the odd other item (the above shot is of the beautiful new Ardbeg book compiled by Gavin D Smith and Graeme Wallace called "A Peaty Provenance" signed by Michael Heads, plus a very empty bottle of Very Young) back to the Big Smoke.
It has been a wonderful, wonderful trip. A lot of driving (the drive back to London from the ferry port was 500 miles alone) but there were a fair few folk who had stopped on the Sunday at Loch Fyne Whiskies who had a lot further to drive than we did (Godspeed, Anders!).
Now we have arrived home to piles of post and nervous bank managers, it has given us time to reflect up on the drams we have consumed over the past nine days and come up with our individual favs:
1. Ardbeg - 1990 - 18 YO - 4th Fill Bourbon- Cask No. 2553 - Drawn Direct From The Cask
2. Lagavulin - 15YO - Cask No. 552 - Drawn Direct From The Cask
3. Ardbeg - Very Young - OB - 58.3% Vol
4. Longrow 18 - OB - 46% Vol
5. Glen Scotia - 1992 - 15YO - Murray McDavid Bottling
1. Lagavulin - 15 YO - Cask No. 552 - Drawn Direct From The Cask
2. Ardbeg - 1990 - 18 YO - 4th Fill Bourbon - Cask No. 2553 - Drawn Direct From The Cast
3. Ardbeg - 1975 - Cask No.1378 - Single Cask - Own Bottling
4. Laphroaig – 1989 – 17 YO – First Fill Bourbon - Feis Ile 2007 Bottling
5. Bruichladdich - PC7 (Port Charlotte) "Unity" - Advanced Tasting Bottling.
The Clam Speaks About Her Choice: