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Jan. 26.

Feis Ile Burns Supper 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RABBIE BURNS

The Star o Rabbie Burns

 On 25th January,  a Scottish Poet’s birthday is celebrated the world over. A birthday which falls on 25 December is celebrated by a percentage of the world ~ but Rabbie’s birthday is celebrated in every country in the world; by everyone, everywhere. What an achievement. What an Immortal Memory!

The traditional Feis Ile Burns Supper was held in the White Hart Hotel in Port Ellen.

Burns Drams

There was a peat fire roaring in the grate when we arrived, we were welcome with a dram of Lagavulin 16 yo.

The dining room was beautifully decorated with red roses and white heather .

We said the Selkirk Gace before dining ~

Some hae meat and canna eat

And some wad eat that want it

But we hae meat and we can eat

And sae the Lord be thankit

 Dinner was  lovely:  soup was peppery,  mashed potatoes were creamy,  haggis was fresh…..

Dinner

Our top table, comprising Donald Gillies. Jackie Thomson of Ardbeg fame, our MC Calum Murray formerly of Islay High School, John Campbell Manager of Laphroaig Distillery and John Findlay of Kilbride Farm.

Top Table

Their speeches were brilliant. Donald’s witty, clever homage to Burns and Scotland in The Imortal Memory

John Campbell, entertained us with his Toast to the Lassies.

  Jackie had us roaring with laugher at her truthful, cheeky and very daring Reply from the Lassies

We had more Lagavulin 16 yo, we listened to great singers from all over the island and a young piper from Port Ellen

Piping in the haggisJackie

Eating

And then after laughing, eating, drinking, singing,  & enjoying each others company into the wee small hours ~ 

We went home!

Slàinte!

 

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Jan. 23.

#BIGSCOTLANDWHISKYADVENTURE

Whisky for Girls kicks off our Big Scotland Whisky Adventure on Sunday 8th February 2015.

#BIGSCOTLANDWHISKYADVENTURE is a journey through the land of Scotland visiting ALL the whisky distilleries of the country ~  there are in the region of 100 or so ~ and tasting the beautiful UISGE BEATHA (whisky) for which  Scotland is justifiably famous.

Whisky Map

We will be away from Islay for as long as it takes…. There is no hard and fast organised schedule. Whisky for Girls (& Guys!) will wander through the beautiful country of Scotland.

We will enjoy the scenery, the people, the atmosphere, the wildlife, the public transport, the weather ~ but most of all, we will enjoy exploring the world of whisky that is Scotland.

We will experience the land of Scotland which makes the Whisky of Scotland and endeavour to share this with you.

Please join me on the #BIGSCOTLANDWHISKYADVENTURE 

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Slàinte!

wonderful whisky map of Scotland by 

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