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Ministry of Propaganda - 08/Feb/2004: "Swimming in Whisky"

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Swimming in Whisky

Picture of the MacTaggart Leisure CentreYou might wonder what a picture of a swimming pool has to do with whisky. Well, while you won't swim in whisky in this pool, the water in the pool is heated with waste heat from Bowmore Distillery. Bowmore Distillery just won the Green Apple Award for this policy. The pool is a community project and to my knowledge Bowmore provides the heat for free, a solution which helps everyone. The pool receives help with funding while the distillery can dispose of the heat while supporting the community.

While we are at the topic of whisky, peaty whiskies seem to increase in popularity at the moment. As long as there's enough left for me and I can get a room on Islay, that's fine with me as a regular visitor to the Isle of Islay. I'll be back in a few months:

Picture of Bowmore distillery (and the pool)I'll participate in the Islay Walking Week in April. I'm very much looking forward to it, I'm sure it will be excellent again. I went on one walk last year (unfortunately couldn't make the other ones) and it was great. While I'm there I also plan to visit Islay House Square and in particular Islay Ales, hoping they will be up and running by then. Islay Ales doesn't seem to have an own website (yet?), so I haven't been able to find out much more about it. Should anyone from Islay read this and know more, please e-mail me.

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of Armin taking a bath

I don't think I had even heard the word whisky at this age. But I seem to have enjoyed taking a bath. I later graduated to the big bathtub, but that was a few months (years?) later.

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