Frank had his 51st birthday on November 25th and Wilco his 49th on November 28th, so together they are now 100 years! To celebrate this they planned a trip to the island Islay, as they both like the malt whisky's from Islay.
It started not very well, as the KLM had cancelled their flight to Glasgow and forgot to tell them. So they were way to early on Schiphol for the next flight was in the afternoon. Their first day should have been spend in Glasgow, but instead was mostly spend on the airport. They were on time in Glasgow to catch the flight to Islay.
two nights in B&B The Grange on IslayThe first distillery they visited was Laphroaig, both Frank and Wilco own for life a square foot of land there and planted their flag!
of course Frank and Wilco find the only brewery of Islay Islay Ales too!
an other attraction of Islay is the very old (800 AD) Keltic Kildaton Cross next to the roofless remains of a church from the same time
the oldest distillery on Islay is Bowmore
the youngest distellery is Kilchoman
the last distillery visited was Bruichladdich, our late blue smooth Chow Chow Gladdich was named after this place.
the village Bowmore with the church on the hill
In two days Frank and Wilco saw all Islay distilleries and visited a few of them, sadly they had to leave Islay and went back to Glasgow.
One night in Glasgow and some time for sightseeing and shopping!
And then back home, Chimay, Ari and I were very happy when Frank returned!
Many thanks to Wilco for the pictures.
Website of Islay www.islayinfo.com