Earlier this year I went on my first trip to Scotland that revolved around whisky. It was a truly amazing time visiting some distilleries I’d never tried the whisky from before, getting up close to see what goes on and seeing in practice the processes I’d only known of in theory. I was shadowing our whisky buyer Sarah and as such was fantastic and very informative but at a break-neck pace arriving Monday morning and back Tuesday night.
I’m hoping to go to Islay next year with a couple of friends, it offers probably my favourite style (although it is tight between the smoke-beasts and Speyside’s sherry-bombs) and has been something I’ve wanted to do since getting into whisky about 5 years back. I was wondering if anyone else had done a similar trip at all and had any particular tips or recommendations?