Originally Posted by lump1066
...on the subject of which, a quandary has been plaguing me since this was announced:
Lap of 1 island,
1 interesting wee loch to investigate
3 distilleries needing virtually negligible diversion from the planned route........ so far so good.
Winter tours "One daily tour from 11am. This tour is on a first come first served basis, allowing whoever books the tour first to negotiate its start tome between 11am and 2pm".
April - August
Monday - Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tours: 09.30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.30 & 15.30
Maturation Experience: Daily at 10.30
Premium Tasting: Daily at 13.00"
19 March – 28 October 2012
Tour Times: 10:30 13:30 and 15:30 Monday to Friday only
A Standard Tour consists of a distillery tour with one taste of Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old.
Duration: 1 hour approx.
Standard tours require to be booked in advance as places are limited.
Other tours midweek
Now, a very quick skim of that would imply the jaunt might not include Bunnahabhain...
Quick Speed -time - dist calc In round numbers, 100 miles @ 20 Knots = 5 hrs motoring. Say dep 0930, a straight uneventful lap would be a return at 1430. Assuming the Easdale grub is at, say, 5.30 that gives 3 hrs to do either Loch tarbert, and / or one or more of threee Potential distilleries.
Assuming (again) that most "tasting tours" will take about an hour, and (This bit isn't an assumption!) that Loch Tarbert is well worth a visit it strikes me that we might need to make a choice!
Now, Based on the quick birl round the websites, as there will be signifcant numbers, would a "negotiation" at Jura without anyone actually having turned up yet be feasible?..... One could maybe argue that toss for all three of them?
So, more thoughts in the pot. I'll roll with whatever happens, but a quick reality check hints if Loch Tarbert is on the cards for the scenery, there is a decision to be made!
Any.one for an 0600 dep?
*Note for future search finds*
Distillery info got from their websites at 2330, 22/1/2013. If you are reading this in 2032, it's probably changed!