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Old 17 November 2011, 15:43   #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, 16:20   #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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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, 00:16   #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....

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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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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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OK, OK, Granted I didn't explicitly name it, but I was trying to concentrate on the ones that aren't just a case of "arrive - step ashore - enjoy", as they may need a bit more forward planning. I'll be more explicit next time!

I can assusre you I have all four verisions of the Jura output in me cupboard.... well, did have until a couple of nights ago, which reminds me, I must go home via the shops today.....
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Yep also broke into my last btl of Origin last night only got a Superstition left!!
I was only jesting did not mean to be ott about it. Its one of my fav spots as it is just over the sound from my 'home' port as they say.
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ps just dropped Tony Hill a PM re next year as I see the Welsh boyos have started thier planning for next April's rally. So maybe we can take in some more distilleries ourselves next year north of Easedale.
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This is great stuff guys , I will forward to the logistic dept sadly he is ex RM/SB and wont be happy unless he gets us walking miles , he has even got his bergen out and its a year away! I like the idea of the micro breweries too!
And Cory Veckan if that's how its spelt .
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This is great stuff guys , I will forward to the logistic dept sadly he is ex RM/SB and wont be happy unless he gets us walking miles , he has even got his bergen out and its a year away! I like the idea of the micro breweries too!
And Cory Veckan if that's how its spelt .
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Not only the Corry (The Gulf of Corryvreckan) but the Grey Dogs as well just thing to wet a thirst for a good single malt!! Dont worry there is plenty good cruising to keep your pal going. You can even plan so you go to Arbeg pick up a bottle of 'Corryvreckan' before you actually go thru it, now thats planing!
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Now this is definately lightening up a Friday afternoon at work!! Whilst I would totally endorse all the suggestions so far, especially the Jura, if your time allows I would also consider popping up to Tobermory and perhaps even a little further to Talisker at Carbost on Skye, a particularly fine dram and easily accessible by sea. Used to be a nice pub close by though its a few years since I was there
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O God Paul you widened it out now, this is starting to build into something epic. Its amazing what we start to dream up when the boats are high and dry for the winter, but you can't stop dreaming. All we need now is for the Donegal boys to come on and suggest we start over there!!
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Whilst were on the subject, and I dont mean to thread hijack but Jura is one whisky I wont drink .. in fact I hate it .. I get all sorts of unpleasant notes from it , in particular burnt rubber So last week I had a bottle of Superstion in one hand £23 quid from Tesco (not bad Ithought) and a bottle of prophecy in the other, and I was ready to give them another go since its ages since i've tried it... but I put 'em back ... seeing as you are a fan Jambo, how different are the modern versions to the old standard 10YO ?
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Whilst were on the subject, and I dont mean to thread hijack but Jura is one whisky I wont drink .. in fact I hate it .. I get all sorts of unpleasant notes from it , in particular burnt rubber So last week I had a bottle of Superstion in one hand £23 quid from Tesco (not bad Ithought) and a bottle of prophecy in the other, and I was ready to give them another go since its ages since i've tried it... but I put 'em back ... seeing as you are a fan Jambo, how different are the modern versions to the old standard 10YO ?
Hi bigman well the nee versions are better smoother! The ones I hate are Skye I get after taste. Asda were selling origin for £20 this week. While on the subject of bargains singleton for £22 at asda!!!!
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Hi bigman well the nee versions are better smoother! The ones I hate are Skye I get after taste. Asda were selling origin for £20 this week. While on the subject of bargains singleton for £22 at asda!!!!
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Dude .. I was hoping for some incisive critique .. guess i'll leave it on the shelf then

Anyway back to the thread .. a trip I'd love to do .. but sadly time will not allow
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