I’m on Islay!!

Hi guys. Just a quick note to say – I’m on Islay and you’re stuck in the office! Buahaha (evil).

I’m here with Bowmore. Had an amazing day yesterday, did some peat cutting, was taken to the Bowmore water source, had a fantastic tour around the distillery with the manager Eddie MacAffer and was treated to an eye-popping tasting at the famous Vault no. 1.

I have lots of video and photo footage to share and will be leaking that to you over the next few days. Can’t do much now as I have to grab some breakkie at the lovely Harbour Inn and I’m shooting off to sea safari. Tough life.

But just for the record (and SEO;P), I tried a brand new expression of Bowmore, not yet announced and to be released later this year (June-July if I caught it right). It is <drum roll> … Bowmore 1982! 501 bottles from a single cask bottled at cask strength. All I can say without spoiling my future review is: melted green Haribos, papaya, Bonbons, Scarlett Johansson, vanilla ice-cream. It’s quite like going to heaven. Or seeing your new-born baby for the first time. Or being told you received a massive inheritance and will never have to work again.

Yes, it’s that good.

Lucas

Comments

  1. yummm

    save us some for summer eh? :)

  2. You had me at Scarlett Johansson.

  3. If jealousy is what you were fishing for, Lucas – if it will salve some particular insecurity you may have about your choice of career – then yes,I’m jealous. ;D
    I can’t wait to read all about your adventures – Bowmore was the first Islay distillery I visited on my Odyssey and despite the rain it was right up there with the very best. That warehouse experience is pretty special!
    P.S. I reckon all of you whisky writers are being taken for mugs – ‘encouraged’ to cut some peat? Free labour is what it is.

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