Islay is the “Queen of the Hebrides”, an island with such clear seas and bright beaches it sometimes felt like we’d been zapped to the Caribbean… until the sheep and cows came wandering along the sand.
But it’s really all about the single malt whisky with the hard-to-pronounce names (though Brian Cox will show you how).
The whisky was a bit lost on me (Laphroaig review: “Tastes like punishment”) but I heartily recommend The Botanist, the gin made by Bruichladdich. Hands down the best I’ve ever thoroughly sampled!
P.S. MIL Mary update! She’s now out of ICU and making steady progress. She’s a tough cookie