Over recent times Bruichladdich has taken a bit of stick on this forum from some individuals , i would like to post here my thanks to all at the Distillery for turning what would have been a highly disappointing 4 days in to a momentous web experience .
As my friends know i was supposed to go over to Islay for a few days on Thursday , not only to see old friends but to bottle my Bloodtub at the distillery on Friday afternoon . We travelled up to Kennacraig only to find out that due to adverse weather conditions all the ferries were cancelled ( they didn't get back to normal until the saturday afternoon i gather ) . Extremely disappointed we rang up the distillery to inform them we wouldn't be arriving for the bottling but just to carry on as i already had the labels printed for that days date .
Getting back home we settled down on the Friday to watch what bits of the process we could on their famous webcams (wonder if the CIA were watching too ?) . This is where the good folks of Bruichladdich really swung into action , pulling out all the stops they moved the camera about to show what was going on , held cards up with various bits of info on . and gave us a wonderful sight at the very end ........
We would like to thank all at Bruichladdich for the effort they put into our bottling in Particular Simon Coughlin and his Bottling hall crew, Michael on the webcams for providing us with some captures for our website and the Laddie "Lassies" Mary and Ella .
They didn't have to do this for us but we are so glad they did , i don't think there are many places let alone distilleries that would have went this far !
So i for one will be defending the Laddie to the hilt in the future .
Best wishes and many thanks to the Laddie
Gordon and Mel
P.S. No before anyone asks .....