Sorry, been ages since I update this thread.
So, we went... And I managed to cram in pretty much everything I wanted to! We left Somerset on Thursday evening, and were in Oban by Friday afternoon. Saturday we visited Mull, Staffa and Iona (sadly not Tobermory, will have to wait for another time). Sunday spent in Oban... and then off to Islay/Jura on Monday and left on Friday when we headed home via Liverpool.
Managed to fit in all Islay distilleries, plus Jura (disappointing, read the blog), Oban, Auchentoshan (no tour there tho)... but sadly (like I said just now) not Tobermory, or SpringBank... need to leave something to go back for!
We had mixed feelings about the holiday... we're very active people (even with my health issues), so glad we crammed it all in, it's not like I'll be able to get back any time soon. On the other hand, another day on Islay would have been nice to check out more of the beaches etc... saying that, we found most of the island closed at 4pm, so if the weather was bad then it's a little limited, and it wasn't the best weather for us most of the time... we missed the sun by a week, doh.
Anyone on Instagram? If so, all my whisky related holiday snaps are up on there... @steveprentice
Also, I've blogged most of the trip, which includes links to the Instagram pictures if you're not on that particular medium.
Link to the blog is... http://swb.steveprentice.net/
- Hopefully I'll do more and more with it, revewing things I've enjoyed etc... much like everyone else does thesedays I guess, so I'm not offended if you don't bother to look, but would be pleased if you do.
I hope anyone going for the festival soon has a great time... in a way I was sad to miss it, but on the other hand I had quite a few tours where I was the only person, so I could be as geeky and indulgent as I wanted without crowds of people in the way.
Cheers for now!