James Sedgwick Distillery

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So I’ve been away for a bit and it’s time to get back on track.

I was very lucky to be able to visit the James Sedgwick distillery a short while ago. The distillery is most known for its Three Ships Whisky, a South African whisky that has been making quite a name for itself recently in the world whisky scene. They also distill Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, a corn whisky.

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My Islay Trip Part 7 – Bruichladdich and Kilchoman

I’m not going to write too much about what I did on the Sunday on Islay. I intended to use the day for hiking as the public transport doesn’t run there on Sundays, but the weather had other ideas. Instead I took a nice long walk along the Three Distilleries path. I stopped at Laphroaig and had a dram of the 10-year-old Cask Strength, then went to Ardbeg for some lunch at the Old Kiln Cafe. I walked back to Port Ellen and went for a pint at one of the local pubs.

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My Islay Trip Part 6 – Bunnahabhain & Caol Ila

Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila are probably the most difficult distilleries to get to on Islay, especially without a car. But Bunnahabhain is one of my absolute favourites and Caol Ila was in the area, and I’m quite partial to it. Caol Ila is doable with public transport as it’s only about a 15 minute walk from the main road where one of the bus lines goes, but Bunnahabhain is quite remote. So I booked a taxi for the trips I needed that day. I used Islay Taxis for all my taxi rides, and they were superb. The taxis were cheaper than I thought and I just ran a tab and paid for everything at the end of my trip.

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My Islay Trip Part 5 – Ardbeg

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A koo

I left off my last post having just finished the warehouse tasting at Lagavulin. As I stepped out of the cozy little shop, it was absolutely pissing down with rain. Luckily I’d come prepared and slipped on my rain suit and set off towards Ardbeg. The next leg of the distillery path was especially beautiful, even with the downpour. I had my headphones on under my hood and was happily whistling along. I even stopped to say hi to some koos.

 

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My Islay Trip Part 4 – Lagavulin

The day had started pretty miserably, big ominous black clouds and such. Today was the day I’d planned to visit Lagavulin and Ardbeg, which meant a 3 mile walk each way. Anyways I was not going to let the weather keep me from doing what I went there to do, so I packed up my rain suit and made sure everything was waterproofed and off I plodded.

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