Mr T: I find myself in complete agreement with you. I even found myself looking forward to four seasons in an hour, battling horizontal rains, battering guy ropes into the ground to keep me upright in the teeth of an Atlantic gale and swapping whisky tales deep into an Islay night with horny old sons of the soil. But that may have been the Bowmore talking last night
I do think, however, that to know the people who make your dram, and the conditions under which they live their normal day-to-day lives, serves to put the enjoyment of your dram into some kind of context.
If you're stopping off in Glasgow before your Islay odyssey, I'd be happy to share a glass or two with you.