The final day of Feis Ile 2015 was of course Ardbeg Day and what a show they put on to celebrate their 200th anniversary.
The day had all kinds of activity going on including:
Checked out of the ship at early o’clock then chilled out at a cottage whilst all devices finally got charged and I washed with soap.
What was next? Oh, the week’s main event. Ardbeg Day. This included insane Whiskies at £3 per dram, lots of strange ‘highland games’ (sheep flinging and peat tossing… Amongst others like peat fishing).
Then…. Some weird smoked fish that was the talk of the town – haddock smoked in Ardbeg casks. Was awesome.
John and I did a warehouse tasting that included two games we ignored and a generous measure of Ardbeg Galileo followed by…….a 43 YO Ardbeg seriously. I don’t often get ‘when Harry met Sally’ moments in the whisky industry but this was one of them.
A swift two or three Perpetuums, or is that Perpetuii later and we were rolling again, not to a boat but to a very kind friend’s house.
Then a whisky, I assume….
After only one or two hours sleep whilst an insane storm took over the island before checking out of the house at 8am I am now relaxing, unwinding and thoroughly enjoying the post-festival island in all its glory, whisky and of course writing up my notes and thoughts from the last few crazy days!