With only two full days on the Isle of Islay, we had a lot to fit in!
First stop, the Islay Woolen Mill – creator of the fabric for Braveheart and other films. A bit off the beaten path, but we enjoyed a glimpse into the working mill and speaking with the owner.
After the mill we drove to Port Charlotte for lunch and to visit Bruichladdich. Bruichladdich turned out to be one of my favorite distillery experiences! The tour was a lot of fun, and we were able not only to taste whisky but their Botanist gin.
We made reservations later in the afternoon for the Deconstructing the Dram 2.5 hour tour and tasting. This gave us an opportunity to learn more about the distilling process and taste the whisky at different stages through the process.
Once our tour at Ardbeg was finished, we still had an hour before Lagavulin closed, so we rushed over! Luckily they let us in and we enjoyed a Mini Nips and Nibbles tasting – aka a whisky and chocolate tasting. Yum!
After so much whisky we were ready to get some real food in our bodies. So we head to the Sea Salt Bistro for dinner.
To end our evening we headed back to Ardbeg to do some exploring of the area. Our apartment was a 5 minute walk away, so of course we needed to take advantage of our beautiful scenery!