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Old 17 November 2011, 16:43   #1
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Whiskey Galore!

Just an idea at the moment and looking for suggestions on a trip around some of the distilleries off the west coats of Scotland .
Late October / November 2012
Launching in Glasgow area
Bed and breakfast each night
3 ribs
8.5m 7m 6.5m
Anyone done similar ?
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Old 17 November 2011, 17:20   #2
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Hi, like me there are many West of Scotland ribnetters that will be more than delighted to help your trip. As the West is a big place can you narrow your trip area down so we can best help. As there are many distilleries at various locations. Any particular reason why your launching in Glasgow?

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Old 17 November 2011, 17:52   #3
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if he's looking for WhiskEy , your best going to Ireland.

In Scotland we only make Whisky !!!

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if he's looking for WhiskEy , your best going to Ireland.

In Scotland we only make Whisky !!!

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Spoiler! I was lovin' that
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Spoiler! I was lovin' that
- has zero tolerance to Whisky spelling! Cask strength malt whisky ....mmmm ... yum!
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Old 18 November 2011, 01:16   #7
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Oops

I stand corrected !Spell check did not pick it up .
Launching GLA are to shorten the tow from the soft south!
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If you have come all that way an extra couple of hous up the A82 and you are on the proverbial doorstep & won't waste 2 days circumnavigating the Mull & back...... You could also use the extra road miles to take in some land locked stills. Having said that, you could use the to / from trips to do Campeltown & Arran. (beware the walk from the pier on Arran!)

Not that I have been giving this little escapade some thought myself or anything....

Summary:
Islay: Three could be got from one pier by a short stroll, another three have easy rib access, and one (Kildonan) will either need a spring tide visit with a long walk & a very long wait for the tide to come back in or a cab.

Oban: Easy, could even do it before you launch if you drove the extra few miles!

Nevis: Bit of a walk from anywhere I would leave the boat, but a short cab ride from the canal basin.



One issue you may have with doing it in Oct / Nov is a lot of them close down for visits outside the "tourist season" so you may not get in .....

and of course it would be rude not to stop at the microbreweries on Colonsay & Easdale as well which in turn gives a perfect excuse for going via the Corry-v.....
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Ah my very favorite isn't that right Willk?

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Old 18 November 2011, 05:25   #10
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Come on 9D you for got the best JURA! Nice pontoon in sheltered bay easy walk up to the distillery and a good hotel. What more could you ask for.

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ps just ask Willk he knows it well
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