Re: Bruichladdich Tasting in Ramsbottom
Sounds like it would have been a good night.
A friend in Manchester suggested the Fisherman's Retreat to me as a lunch venue a few months back and I was really impressed. They've got a huge selection of malts behind the bar and seem to specialise in Islay malts. From what I remember the bar man telling me, the owners are good friends with Jim McEwan - hence the tasting.
It's also one of the few bars I've seen to have an Ardbeg Mor in stock. Also available Ardbeg 1965, Black Bowmore and some Laddie valinches.
And you can buy bags of fish food to feed the well stocked ponds by the car park. Junior loved it as did I. A great afternoon and well worth a visit.