The Inaugural Islay Whisky Society Tours - 2000
For three days and nights the group worked on, for there
were over 26 Islay and Jura malts included at 8 tastings.
|Summer 2000 saw the Islay Whisky Society's first tour programme established from our base at The Bridgend Hotel. 3 small groups made the journey to Islay and were entertained by ex-Laphroaig manager John McDougal. For the summer of 2001 we are pleased to be scaling up our operations by extending the format and including new and exclusive features. A mid-week programme will be added to the weekend programme - and each 3 day visit can be booked as a comprehensive 6-day tour.
Everything is included - from 3 evening tastings that include limited edition Islay whiskies, your transport and guiding on the island, and your meals and accommodation. For 2001 we are using a luxurious set of adjoining houses, overlooking a private trout loch (boat fishing is available and included), so that our small parties (only 8 to 12 people on any progamme) can enjoy unique and exclusive facilities - an uninterrupted study of some of the world's finest whiskies.
Here are some pictures and narrative from the 2000 tours.
Friday's Distillery Visit - BUNNAHABHAIN
Fridays Tasting - ISLE OF JURA & Northern Islay Malts
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Tour Base - The Bridgend Hotel
View of the idyllic Lagavulin Distillery
Group enjoying a dram in the island sun
The whitewashed Bowmore distillery