I've heard that as Port Ellen is now a maltings the public aren't usually welcome. Seems a shame they can't do the same thing as the Speyside Cooperage and offer tours. Has anyone managed to get in to Port Ellen? Is there anything to see?
Also, I've got Scotch Missed and I'm planning on dragging my other half around the island looking for piles of rubble... has anyone else visited the defunct distilleries on the island and if so how easy to get to are they? Would I be better to spend my time in the bar of the Port Charlotte Hotel?
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I've got a bit of information on my site about the lost distilleries if it'll help , http://www.spiritofislay.net , go to the Other Distilleries link then click on "Lost Distilleries" in the page . The Info was provided by Graham Fraser who also contributed to Neil Wilsons' revised Scotch and Water .
Happy Hunting !
Would Campbeltown, with all its lost whisky heritage be a decent place to see some old distilleries too?
Its one thing when you are so into whisky you try to do the equivalent of the 92 club but quite another when you start yomping all over the place to look at piles of rubble.
Still - it keeps me out of trouble
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There are also a few additional links to other sites with extra information on lost distilleries on Islay.
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