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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Islay – Finlaggan + Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain

 Finlaggan – the ruins of the headquarters 

Yesterday on a showery and still blustery day we visited Finlaggan before a fish and chip lunch at the Port Askaig Hotel. After that we moved on to visit Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain Distilleries.

 Part of the church on Finlaggan 

 Now an isolated and tranquil part of Islay but 
once busy during the time of the Lords of the Isles 

This was once a thriving township  

Caol Ila Distillery

 Caol Ila Distillery 

View from Caol Ila across to Jura 

Bunnahabhain Distillery 

 The most remote and slightly shabby Bunnahabhain Distillery
(above and below)

Tongue in cheek message on  
Bunnahabhain Distillery barrel at the exit 

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