A new 10-night cruise to the Southern Hebridean Islands will take in the whisky isles of Islay and Jura as they celebrate 200 years of malt whisky production. The best way to experience these unique distilleries is from the sea, reflecting the maritime flavour of the whiskies themselves. Mini-cruise operator The Majestic Line is offering two departures for 2016 on May 21st and August 27th 2016 on board their luxury vessel, The Glen Etive. The May date of the new cruise “Islay and the Southern Hebrides” is timed for the Islay Festival of Music and Malt, Fèis Ìle, from 20 – 28th May 2016.
The cruise has a strong focus on whisky and local gourmet food produce, but the outstanding scenery, ancient history and rare wildlife will ensure a complete appreciation of these islands. Historically, the Southern Hebrides was of great significance as “Argyll’s Sea Kingdom” from the 10th century. The vessel will literally cruise in the wake of the Lords of the Isles, including to Corryvreckan, Europe’s largest whirlpool, and the name of one of Ardbeg’s most explosive whiskies. (find out more)
The perfect gift for yourself and/or the bourbon lover in your life ! (Age restrictions and identification required for purchase of alcoholic beverages.)
Use the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® prepaid card to spend for tour fees, special bottles and merchandise at all official Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distillery locations, including Bulleit, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Town Branch, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve & Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and Craft Tour Distilleries Barrel House, Corsair Artisan, Limestone Branch, MB Roland, New Riff, The Old Pogue, Silver Trail, Wilderness Trail, and Willett!
Bowmore Distillery offers the chance to stay at the heart of one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. The different cottages are all beautifully renovated to 4* VisitScotland standard. All are located within or beside the distillery complex and guests are invited to join for a complimentary distillery tour, to savour a dram and to simply relax.
THE OLD BAKERY: Built in 1887, The Old Bakery is close to Bowmore’s tiny harbour and one can imagine life as it must have been back then with fishing boats coming and going and people in and out of the busy bakery. Today, The Old Bakery offers the ultimate in luxury self-catering accommodation with a fantastic dining kitchen that will inspire the most reluctant of chefs to cook a meal.
DISTILLERY HOUSE: Built in 1840, Distillery House occupies a corner plot in the heart of Bowmore, with the tiny stonebuilt harbour to one side and the iconic Bowmore Round Church to the other.
GARDEN COTTAGE: Look out of the front windows over to Bowmore’s tiny ‘Town Square’ or stroll out of the back into the beautiful Bowmore Garden – the perfect place to sit with a dram and gaze across Loch Indaal.
MALTMAN’S COTTAGE: Built in the early 1900’s for the distillery workers, this cottage is situated right beside Bowmore Distillery. You will feel a sense of magic staying beside this historic place. The cottage has stunning views of both the distillery and over Loch Indaal.
MASHMAN’S COTTAGE: Attached to Maltman’s Cottage, Mashman’s Cottage allows you to experience the magic of being in close quarters to Islay’s oldest distillery. The word ‘cosy’ may just have been created especially for Mashman’s Cottage
The Jupiter Hotel is a mid-century, renovated motor inn-turned-boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, minutes away from Downtown Portland, the Oregon Convention Center, the Pearl District, the Rose Garden Arena, and Distillery Row! The Distillery Row Package includes:
- Overnight accommodations in a Metro room
- A day’s passport for two to six local distilleries on nearby Distillery Row
- Breakfast for two at the Jupiter’s Doug Fir Restaurant
- Two $20 gift certificates that can be redeemed at any distillery on the tour
- Overnight parking